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Bahamas Historical Society presents, Ken Proudfoot on May 29th
May 23, 2014 - 8:34:49 AM

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Nassau Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society presents a talk with Ken Proudfoot on “The Amazing Life and Times of Austin Levy” on
Thursday 29th May at 6pm.

Kenneth Proudfoot, a teacher, author and filmmaker, is currently writing a  documentary  about socially conscious mill man, Austin T. Levy (1880-1951), of  Harrisville, RI. “The  Amazing Life & Times of Austin T. Levy” is the first film in a  projected series of    documentaries about the lives of visionary entrepreneurs.
Kenneth Proudfoot is an entrepreneur, author, teacher, musician, filmmaker, and gyotaku print artist.  He is a strategic marketing consultant, and grant writer for schools and non-profit organizations. He serves as the Dean of the School of Professional Development at Kenney College and serves on the college’s Board of Governors.  He was previously Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship at Johnson & Wales University and has taught entrepreneurship thinking to students, business owners, and government leaders in 25 countries.  Proudfoot served four years in the U.S. Peace Corps and is bilingual Spanish. He is a member of the board of directors of The Greenwich Odeum. He is a member of Histwick, Wickford Art Association, Jamestown Art Center, and the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum. He is the author of 40 Things Fishermen Can Do To Raise The Value of Their Catch, Children’s Book of Home Rules and the forthcoming Life & Business Philosophy of Austin T. Levy, Visionary Entrepreneur (2014). He makes his home with his wife in North Kingstown, RI. They have six grown children. 

Parking at the ex Psilinakis carpark to the North of the museum....entrance via First Caribbean Bank on Shirley Street.

Our annual lunch/fashion show: Thursday 5th June 2014 at 12.30 for 1 pm will be held at The Nassau Yacht Club. Tickets: Donation $60 – Door and raffle Prizes and fun galore (We would appreciate donations of items for door and raffle prizes from our members and other sponsors!)

Thanks to the slate of officers who served conscientiously during 2013/14. Congratulations to the newly elected Management Committee members for 2014/15. They are as follows:

President                          Mrs. Andrea P. Major   
1st Vice President            Mr Anthony Roberts                     
2nd Vice President           Dr.Vernell Allen, MBE
Treasurer                          Mr. David L. Cates
Recording Secretary         Ms. Vernita Johnson, LVO
Corresponding Secretary  Mrs. Joan Clarke

Greetings from your new President - I thank you for the confidence reposed in electing me as President on 24th April 2014 at the AGM. I look forward to working with all of you throughout this new year. I am sure that together we will see new growth and enhance many aspects of the physical appearance of our museum.
Heartfelt thanks to immediate Past President, Jim Lawlor, who has served diligently for the past 5 years. We admire his enthusiasm, innovative changes and his physical presence in ensuring that everything worked smoothly both at the museum and in correspondence with members. We would be remiss if we did not also thank Anne Lawlor for her support and dedication to the Society.
I remind you to renew your membership for the new year if you have not already done so.

The Bahamas Historical Society (BHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in Bahamian History and to the collection and preservation of material relating thereto. Its Headquarters, the former IODE Hall, was a gift from the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE). BHS is on Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue in Nassau. www.bahamashistoricalsociety. com

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