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Nassau Historical Society holds AGM and elects new officers
By Jim Lawlor, BHS
Apr 26, 2012 - 6:39:25 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Nassau Historical Society held their Annual General Meeting last week and a  slate of officers were elected.  Continuing as president is Jim Lawlor with 1st vice president, Stephen Aranha and 2nd vice president, Dr. Vernal Allen.

Slate of Officers of Management Committee 2012-13:

President                                 Mr. Jim Lawlor

1st Vice President                    Mr. Stephen B, Aranha

2nd Vice President                   Dr.Vernell Allen, MBE

Treasurer                                 Mr. David L. Cates

Recording Secretary               Ms. Vernita Johnson, LVO

Corresponding Secretary       Mrs. Joan Clarke

Trustees:                                Dr. Gail Saunders, OBE               2 years

                                               Dr. John Knowles                        2 years

                                                Capt. Paul Aranha                       1 year

                                               Ms. June Maura, OBE, MVO        1 year

                                               Mrs. Clarice Granger, OBE            3 years

                                               Sir Orville Turnquest  G.C.M.G., Q.C        3 years

Committee:                            Mrs.Virginia Balance Mrs.Anne Lawlor

                                               Mrs. Beryl Strachan    Mrs. Dawn Davies

                                               Mr. Jamaal Miller        Mr. Anthony Roberts

                                               Mrs. Andrea Major     Ms. Chantal Curtis

                                                Betty Cole                   Dr Ronald Knowles

 Editors                                   Mrs. Anne Lawlor

                                                Mr. Jim Lawlor

Editorial  Committee: Dr. Gail Saunders, OBE, ,Ms. Lorraine Lightbourn, Ms. Grace Turner,  Ms Vivienne Ferguson, and Ms Chantal Curtis

Thanks to Robert Dorsett here are the links for the last presentation by Eric Wiberg on U Boats in The Bahamas and the Bermuda Triangle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=trW2gNhM-PU

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=htrKDjqYpFU

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=jfuIB2__gac

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=nAyUpeOzVZQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=VyZZNCF_y_4

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=yu4e-76kuAY


Upcoming events:

Membership fees due for 2012/2013...thank you if already paid

Thursday 24th May – Annual Lunch/Fashion Show

Thursday 7th June at 6pm - Sybil Allen – Charmed by Southern Whispers (Life on Inagua) – her book starts with a beautiful poem.

Sunday 10th June – Nassau Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert at BHS Museum (postponed from Sunday 6th May)


Call for Papers 2012 Journal of The Bahamas Historical Society

The editorial board of the Journal of The Bahamas Historical Society is sending out a call for papers for the 2012 journal. The deadline for submission of articles is June 30, 2012. Following are the requirements for papers:

The subject should be a historical topic on The Bahamas bringing to light new information or a new interpretation of topics of Bahamian interest.  Short communications, book reviews, and profiles of Bahamian personalities are also welcome..

The article should be formatted using Chicago style with end-notes rather than footnotes.

 The article should be between 10 and 15 pages, double spaced. Photographs, maps or other illustrations are welcome.

Articles should be submitted by e-mail to jalawlor@coralwave.com using a standard word processing programme such as Microsoft Word. A hard copy should also be sent to Jim & Anne Lawlor, Box N-1715, Nassau, Bahamas.

The Editorial Committee has the right to edit the article.

The Editorial Committee has the right to reject the article.

Anne and Jim Lawlor, Editors


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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