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Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
BISX COO speaks to Rotary Club Meeting - Nov 7, 2018 - 12:57:26 PM

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On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the Chief Operating Officer of The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX), Mr. Holland Grant was asked to give a speech to members of Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise at their monthly meeting. Mr. Grant spoke about the history of BISX, the current state of the market and the future of Bahamian Capital Markets. Mr. Grant commented, “It was a pleasure to have an informed discussion with this group which allowed all of us a chance to discuss ideas on the future of the Bahamian capital markets.  The capital markets are the result of the efforts of regulators, investors and companies, the Rotary Sunrise Membership included persons from all of these areas, leading to a dynamic conversation.”
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Hosts First Interclub Assembly - Sep 11, 2018 - 12:11:03 PM

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On Saturday August 25th, 2018 Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas hosted its first Interclub Assembly under the theme “Be The Inspiration”, which is the 2018-2019 presidential theme for Rotary International President Barry Rassin.  Highlights of the Assembly included a panel of Past Rotary Presidents who led the audience in a discussion on the topic, “Challenges Faced by Clubs” and a panel discussion lead by Rotaractors on the topic “Ensuring the Transition from Rotaract to Rotary”...
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The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month - Aug 15, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM

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For the first time in their 42 year history, the Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN) is being led by a President who has returned for a second term. Dr. Bridgette Rolle has embraced the opportunity and is supported by a talented Board of Directors. They are enthusiastic about growing the membership and strengthening the club’s many projects. August in membership month for Rotary International, a service and humanitarian-based organization.  Along with the Rotary Foundation, it is rated among the top charities in the world. As part of membership month, the RCSEN introduces their Board Members...

Dr. Bridgette Rolle, J.P., Past President (2015-2016) and President (2018-2019) President Bridgette has been a member of the RCSEN since 2004 and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Bequest Society decided to serve again as President because it exemplifies this year’s Rotary Theme, “To Be The Inspiration...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
HIV/AIDS Mural Painting Community Service Project - Aug 9, 2018 - 2:48:26 PM

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On Saturday July 28, 2018, the Rotaract Club of East Nassau set out to make a difference within the community by hosting an HIV/AIDS mural painting open to both members and non members. This community service initiative, served as a reminder to persons of all ages that they should, “Get Tested Bey!”

For far too long, our Bahamian community has sheltered the idea of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among us...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract Club of East Nassau welcomes the club’s new Leadership - Jul 5, 2018 - 6:26:02 PM

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July marked a new year for many around the world. Hundred of thousands of Rotaractors from Rotary and Rotaract alike welcomed the new month as a new year of service for the international organization. For years these service organizations have made a tremendous difference in the lives of all they have assisted through service and leadership both internationally and locally. Rotary’s network has expanded far and wide throughout the island and has created a passionate zeal for service...
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Rotary Club of West Nassau annual spring raffle results - Jun 4, 2018 - 1:01:12 PM

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Following the drawing on Saturday June 2nd, The Rotary Club Of West Nassau is pleased to announce the lucky winners of its Annual Spring Raffle Fundraiser Rotary Club of West Nassau Spring Raffle Drawn on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Committee Chairman: Rotarian Caldwell Pratt...
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Rotary burger van gets facelift from Bahamas Waste - Feb 20, 2018 - 11:34:01 AM

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Bahamians living on New Providence in the past two decades have likely seen the Rotary Club of East Nassau’s Burger van, which has become synonymous with the now world famous ‘Rotary Burger’. Over the past 20 years the Burger Van has been well recognized at fundraising efforts and assisted countless charities like BAARK, The Bahamas Humane Society, Bahamas National Trust and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau achieve their financial goals.

“The Burger Van has been a staple of our organization for a very long time” explained Llewellyn Burrows, Chairman of the Rotary Club’s Hamburger Van Committee...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary meets with UB President Dr Rodney Smith - Feb 12, 2018 - 1:40:57 PM

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Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) President,  Hope Sealey, met with Dr. Rodney Smith, President of the University of The Bahamas (UB) Friday, February 9, as the civic organization and its junior partner Rotaract, prepare to host “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” a Hollywood Glam Party set for February 16, 2018.  The Glam Party is being held to raise funds for a UB scholarship honouring Rotarian Barry J. Rassin at a private home. Funds raised by RCEN will pave the way for a promising student to enroll at UB, demonstrating the leadership and civic-mindedness that has propelled Rassin to the 2018-2019 Presidency of Rotary International, “an incredible honour for a Bahamian now overseeing 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide...
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Hon. Elsworth Johnson speaks at Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise meeting - Jun 12, 2017 - 10:19:27 PM

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The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise welcomed the newly appointed Minister of State for Legal Affairs, The Honourable Elsworth Johnson to deliver remarks at their meeting on May 24th, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton. Minister Johnson’s inspiring presentation focused on his hope for the future of the Bahamas and shared his appreciation for the talent and potential of young Bahamians and the need to continue to be inclusive and supportive.

The final meetings leading up to the close of our year will reiterate the message and spirit of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise and celebrate the accomplishments of our club and its members. We were delighted by Min. Johnson’s honesty and candor as he illustrated how the Rotary...
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Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt - Apr 23, 2017 - 4:07:58 AM

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The historic Collins House grounds were speckled with colourful eggs Easter weekend as hundreds of children searched for prizes during six egg hunts throughout the day. The Rotary Clubs of East Nassau, Nassau, and New Providence, in partnership with JoyFM and 100Jamz,  hosted an Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day on April 15 to celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation. Proceeds from the fun day will be donated to The Rotary Foundation to do good in our community and the world.

Live radio remotes from JoyFm and 100Jamz carried the festive atmosphere throughout the day. After an appearance from the Easter Bunny, the entertainment peaked with a live performance by Faddah Fred, Bahamian Tre, Spicy Dee, and Lil Peewee brought to us by the Exile Media Group...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation Targeted for Special Donation by the Rotary Club of East Nassau - Mar 29, 2017 - 5:52:23 PM

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Rotary clubs in the Eastern United States and across the Caribbean Basin are combining resources to promote Community Service Projects reflecting Rotary International’s Six Areas of Focus (basic education and literacy, economic and community development, disease prevention and treatment, peace and conflict prevention/resolution, water and sanitation, maternal and child health).  From Delaware to Trinidad, the Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) has chosen the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation to fulfill the organization’s commitment.

Erin Jones, member of RCEN and The Heart Ball Committee, spearheaded the project...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise celebrates 30 years of women in Rotary - Mar 17, 2017 - 3:41:25 PM

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Prior to 1989 the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary club membership was for males only. However on May 4th 1989 the US Supreme Court ruled that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender.

The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a “watershed moment” in the history of Rotary and the vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow for the admission of women into Rotary clubs...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
VP of BTC North updates Sunrise Rotary, Grand Bahama - Mar 4, 2017 - 7:38:33 AM

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Newley appointed Vice President of BTC North, Eldri Ferguson-Mackey, made her first official Rotary appearance at the Sunrise club on Wednesday morning.  Greeting the members, Ferguson-Mackey brought her entire management team to give an update on BTC restoration efforts and supporting ’Service Above Self’ in giving back to the community. 

As this club spearheaded many recovery efforts, each member received a free DONGLE device, which allows them to use tethering (internet access) with out pulling from their own phone data...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Grand Bahama Science Club to include college-level students - Feb 18, 2017 - 12:38:13 PM

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The Rotary Club of Lucaya and its partners have been instrumental in the Grand Bahama Science Club now having a home base that allows for college-level students and faculty to become engaged.

The historic event was held on February 11th at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama - thanks to a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, BTVI, The Bahamas Society of Engineers, The University of the Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce...
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Ambassador Joudi Shares Vision of Expo 2020 with the Rotary Club of South East Nassau - Jan 26, 2017 - 10:27:27 AM

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New possibilities and exposure for The Bahamas will be realized with the country’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.  Last Fall, it was announced that The Bahamas would take part in this world fair where 180 countries are expected to showcase achievements of their nations. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of South East Nassau heard about the six-month Expo that ends in April 2021 where approximately 25 million visitors are expected to attend. The Bahamas is looking for talent and participation for their pavilion and Rotarians were invited to play a part.

With a collaborative effort between the Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of The Bahamas (UB), a design challenge for the Bahamas pavilion for Dubai was kicked off by presentations from 4 groups. They comprised of students from the departments of architecture...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract Club of East Nassau successfully holds its 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Panel - Jan 25, 2017 - 11:12:34 AM

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On 19 January, 2017, The Rotaract Club of East Nassau (RCEN) hosted its Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, under the theme “Entrepreneurship: The Leap of Faith!” at The Nassau Yacht Club. The event was moderated by Patrice “Puppy” Treco Robinson, Founder of Pupstar Entertainment and a proud Past President of RCEN. Patrice “Puppy” Robinson engaged the nearly two hundred attendees in a thought provoking discussion with panelists on the topics discussed.

This year’s diverse group of Panelists included: Alexandra Maillis-Lynch (Events By Alexandra/Festival Rum Bahamas), Charles Johnson (Crossfit Potcake), Jarrel Hall (Relish), Jason Kinsale (Aristo Development) Lincoln Deal II (JetLink Adventures)...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Santa Helpers visit the Children of West Grand Bahama - Dec 23, 2016 - 7:24:20 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Santa's Helpers led by Vicky Martel of the Rotary Club of Freeport made their annual delivery to children in West End, Grand Bahama recently.

The area took the brunt of Hurricane Matthew earlier this year, and there were many happy faces welcoming the Rotarians who had a wrapped gift for each child...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Donates to the One Eleuthera Foundation - Nov 30, 2016 - 3:49:03 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Continuing its efforts to support family island communities in combating breast cancer, the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas (RCOB) presented a cheque of $5,000 to the One Eleuthera Foundation in support of their cancer screening initiative in Eleuthera.

Assistant Governor Tim Ingraham and Assistant Governor Mario Smith made the presentation to Shaun Ingraham, CEO of the One Eleuthera Foundation. Mr. Ingraham thanked Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas for their support and donation which will assist with the organisation’s cancer screening and imaging program. Ingraham said the purpose of the Eleuthera Imaging Program is to provide mammogram and ultrasound services on the island. It will provide a level of convenience...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotarians in the Caymans Support The Bahamas - Oct 10, 2016 - 4:12:29 PM


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International support following international disaster


Nassau, The Bahamas (October 10, 2016) — Rotarians around the globe raise their glasses each week and toast to "Rotary around the world." The power of this statement is even more evident during times of disasters. Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Matthew passed over Nassau, capital of The Bahamas, Rotarians in The Cayman Islands were collecting supplies for The Bahamas. Having experienced devastating hurricanes themselves, without a second thought Caymanians organized drop locations for donations. Past President of the Rotary Club of Central Cayman Islands Al Thompson pleaded, "Think about what you needed after hurricane Ivan. Everything right? Our neighbors to the north are in the same situation and it's now our turn to become the givers." The supplies were loaded on a Bahamasair jet leaving Friday afternoon back to Nassau from Cayman where the planes rode out the storm safe from harm...

Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
President Smith Shares Vision for Robust University of The Bahamas - Sep 21, 2016 - 9:08:28 AM

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Nassau, BAHAMAS – In academics, research and skills development, the College of The Bahamas and its coming successor, the University of The Bahamas, will continue to leave a distinct footprint throughout The Bahamas, according to President Dr. Rodney D. Smith.

Dr. Smith recently shared his vision for academic and operational growth with members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau.

Envisioned more than 40 years ago, the University’s official Charter Day will be November 10th, 2016. However, outside of the formal events that are being planned to commemorate its establishment, critical capacity development work is underway to place the goal of higher education within the reach of Bahamians...
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