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Rotarian volunteers treated to a visit with retired tourism pioneer
By Ash Henderson
Aug 5, 2016 - 2:07:18 PM

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The Rotary Club of East Nassau presents a donation of food items to Pat's Senior Citizen Home while they spent a Saturday visiting with the Residents and doing repairs around the home.

Nassau, Bahamas - Pat's Senior Citizen Home on Soldier Road, Nassau, is more than a retirement house for the elderly. Mrs. Patricia Moxey, who runs the home for a number of elderly Bahamians, has created a loving home environment for the twenty-two full time residents in her professionally equipped home for seniors.

When the Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) arrived at the home last Saturday they expected to simply make a donation of food, see to a handful of repairs, and to visit with the Residents. What the Rotarians didn't expect was to meet Harold Eugene "Gene" Gibbs, a pioneer in the Bahamian tourism industry whose start began in 1973 when he was appointed Area Manager of the Bahamas Islands Tourist Office in Boston, MA. The morning visits flew by while Rotarians conversed with Mr. Gibbs, and other residents, who enjoyed the chance to talk politics and about their home islands.

RCEN was chartered in 1953 and enjoys a strong membership of 118 community minded individuals. The Club meets at 12:30pm every Friday for lunch at the Nassau Yacht Club. People interested in Rotary are encouraged to visit the website at www.RCEN.org for more information.

About Rotary

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.

A staff member and RCEN President Diane de Cardenas walk with former Bahamas Tourism US Area Manager Harold Eugene "Gene" Gibbs.

Chrystonia and Lee McCoy replace broken tiles inside Pat's Senior Citizen Home.

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