[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017 - 12:53:38 AM
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Feed


Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Hon. Elsworth Johnson speaks at Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise meeting - Jun 12, 2017 - 10:19:27 PM

sm_2.jpg
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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt - Apr 23, 2017 - 4:07:58 AM

sm-Egg-hunt-1.jpg
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

SVSHF_check_pres-s.jpg
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

DSC_0940_1.jpg
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

photo_sm.jpg
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

BTVI-Grand-Bahama-S.jpg
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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Ambassador Joudi Shares Vision of Expo 2020 with the Rotary Club of South East Nassau - Jan 26, 2017 - 10:27:27 AM

sm-ambassador-joudi-and-Rotary-SE-Nassau-members-Jan-18-.jpg
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

Sm-Rotary.jpg
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

sm-DSC_9500.jpg
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

sm-rotary.jpg
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


Rotary_donations_from_CaymaSM.jpg
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

President_Smith_addresses_Rotary_1-small.jpg
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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary of South-East Nassau Donates Rehabilitation Equipment to Public Hospitals Authority - Sep 14, 2016 - 9:35:53 AM

sm-IMG_4701.jpg
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chairman of Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Board of Directors, the Hon. Frank E. Smith said on Tuesday that the donation of ultrasound and electrotherapy equipment from Rotary Club of South-East Nassau to PHA’s Rehab Services was “timely.”

Mr. Smith pointed out that, like public health services across the country, the Rehabilitation Services Department faces demand from persons with physical injuries, but there is as an increasing number of patients requiring the intervention of physiotherapists, occupational therapists...
Community
Citi & Rotary Partner for Back-To-School Jamboree - Sep 11, 2016 - 12:08:46 PM

sm-IMG_2254.jpg
Nassau, Bahamas - Citi Bahamas was pleased to be the Event Co-Sponsor for The Rotary Club of West Nassau’s 2nd Annual Back-to-School Jamboree, for the community of Gambier Village, this past Saturday, September 3, 2016. Through this initiative, both organizations together helped approximately 150 children with their back-to-school preparation for the upcoming school year.

Citi and the Rotary Club of West Nassau partnered to provide, a “back-to-school kit” which included, a new backpack, composition books, pens, pencils and other school supplies. At the event, the young boys also received fresh haircuts, and all of the children got free health and dental screenings...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Cleaning the Fox Hill Community One Broom and One Rotarian At A Time - Aug 26, 2016 - 5:58:58 AM

Group_after-small.jpg
Nassau, The Bahamas — Last Saturday residents in Fox Hill woke to news traveling through the streets to "come to the court for free food and brooms." Men, women, families, and children came to the Fox Hill basketball court and were greeted by Rotarians from The Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN).

RCEN had a large dumpster staged next to the courts available to residents who needed to clean out their yard. Hot breakfast was distributed to more than 200 people as well as 150 brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning liquid. Once the cleaning was complete the more energetic Rotarians had some fun on the courts playing ball...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Clubs of Nassau to host "A Taste of Wine and Rotary" - Aug 25, 2016 - 2:02:02 PM

rotary-wine.png
Nassau, The Bahamas -  If you enjoy wine, doing good in the world, and mingling with positive minded community leaders then you don't want to miss "A Taste of Wine and Rotary." The Rotary Clubs of Nassau and East Nassau are hosting a wine tasting event on Saturday September 3rd from 6-9pm at Premier Cru on Gladstone Road.
 
Tickets can be purchased at Geoffrey Jones & Co on Rosetta Street in Palmdale or from one of the clubs before their weekly meeting. Come during fellowship between 12:30 and 1pm to purchase a ticket or stay for the meeting (1-2pm). The speaker on August 26th at the Rotary Club of East Nassau, meeting at the Nassau Yacht Club...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Parliamentary Commissioner Addresses Rotary of West Nassau - Aug 11, 2016 - 4:05:55 AM

Sherlyn_Hall_Addresses_Rotary_Club_of_West_Nassau-small.jpg
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- With voter registration still to gain momentum in anticipation of General Elections in less than a year, Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall addressed the Rotary of West Nassau at Poop Deck, West Bay Street, to boost awareness of need for voters get registered.

Registration is conducted at Mall at Marathon and Town Centre Mall Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. [with a break 4-5 p.m.]; and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration is conducted at Elizabeth Estates, South Beach, Carmichael Road, and Cable Beach post offices, Monday to Friday, only -- 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. [with a break 4-5 p.m.]...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
98-Year Old Rotarian and Olympian Sir Durward Knowles Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Club’s Formation - Aug 5, 2016 - 7:50:58 PM

Sir-Durward-celebrates-RCSEN-40-th-charter-anniversary-photo-azaleta-sm.jpg
Nassau, Bahamas – At 98 years old, Sir Durward Knowles was not going to miss celebrating the anniversary of the Rotary Club he helped establish 40 years ago on July 19, 1976. When new clubs are established, Rotary International grants them their charter.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Sir Durward was present at the Rotary Club of South East Nassau’s weekly meeting, joining charter member and past president (PP) F. Denny Curry as well as Judy Reiach, the daughter of the club’s charter president, the late Edwin Deal. Also recognized were the club’s long serving Rotarians Ralph Barnett who joined in 1982 and PP and past assistant district governor, Roger Kelty who joined 7 months after the club’s charter...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotarians of East Nassau named Bahamian Icons - Aug 5, 2016 - 2:59:32 PM

Jamaal_Rolle_and_Dr_Barry_Rassin_1.jpg
Nassau, Bahamas — The Membership and Board of the Rotary Club of East Nassau is bursting with pride to have two of their members win Bahamian Icon Awards. Out of hundreds of nominations for the fourth annual Bahamian Icon Awards, RCEN member Barry Rassin, Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, won the award for Commerce, while Jamaal Rolle won the award for Fine Arts.

“All of us at the Club are so proud of both Barry and Jamaal for their wins this year”, said Diane de Cardenas, President of the Rotary Club of East Nassau for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. “Not only do they have the pride of being nominated in their respective areas of Commerce and Fine Arts, but to take home the Award is a demonstration of what we in the club already knew – that these two gentlemen are upstanding Rotarians and excellent Bahamians. We’re very proud..."
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotarian volunteers treated to a visit with retired tourism pioneer - Aug 5, 2016 - 2:07:18 PM

small_29.jpg
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...
<< prev page    next page >>

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
Minister Pintard attends 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting
NEMA Reminds public to remain vigilant as peak hurricane season approaches
Prime Minister Minnis praises Girl Guides Officials for ‘outstanding work
Minister lauds Bahamas book exchange with Cornell University
Solar Eclipse Advisory
Community
BTC joins forces with Marco City MP for back to school drive
RBPF Nassau: Police searching for suspects in two separate armed robberies
RBPF Nassau : 12 arrested, 283 drivers ticketed- 24 arrested, 64 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers during 24 hours period
ALIV sponsors RBPF Torch Run/ Family Fun Day
RBPF: Police seek public help in locating several missing persons
Bahamian Politics
Statement by Brave Davis on the detention of Shane Gibson
GBHRA : Let the chips fall where they may
Senator Jamal Moss responds official opposition leader's address
Bahamas Opposition leader responds to PM Minnis
National address by Bahamas opposition leader Brave Davis
Bahamas Weather
Severe Weather Warning for New Providence until 8:30pm Tonight
Bahamas 3-Day Weather forecast starting Thursday August 17th
Gert begins to weaken as it races toward colder waters
Tropical storm Gert gets a little stronger
Special Weather Statement
Sports
RUBiS Bahamas Ltd. made Buddy Hield Camp a reality for children at Ranfurly Home
47th Annual BASRA Swim race & Beach Party w/ Uppercut 242
A spectacular Bahamian send-off as Commonwealth Youth Games reach Caribbean crescendo
Golf Course Developer Visits Minister Pintard Inbox x
Bahamas makes sporting history as CYG competition reaches half-way mark
Columns
Kirkland Bodie seeks accountability for 'failed' Junkanoo Carnival
Oswald T. Brown: Sir Geoffrey Johnstone was a great Bahamian
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch Comments on Bahamas Health Care System.
Patrck Rahming: The Business of Tourism
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
Events Calendars
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
New Providence Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Nassau Music Society presents Quartetto di Cremona, January 21st & 22nd
Women's Empowerment Workshop Coming to Grand Bahama
Entertainment
47th Annual BASRA Swim race & Beach Party w/ Uppercut 242
Uppercut Rain or Shine Waterside Dinner & Free Concert
Jazz In Bloom and Father's Day this Sunday
Uppercut Band ascends with 2 more singers & keyboards
Beres Hammond & DMAC to perform at Grand Bahama Homecoming
Sales & Promotions
Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" is the place to be!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
Flying Fish adds exciting new items to menu
$99.00 rates at Grand Lucayan for GB Regatta
Happy Independence from Flying Fish
Arts & Culture
Art & Words – A Marriage in St. Martin – An exhibition of 39 years of book covers
Andrew Knowles ARTway exhibit to open August 17
AMMC Partners with Creative Nassau to host Bahamian History Workshop
New book by Elliston Rahming shines spotlight on black movers, shakers of past, present
Sands Pink Radler Hosts Miss Bahamas Hopefuls Ahead of National Costume Competition
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
Contact The Bahamas Weekly Team
50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated in a People’s March, Speeches, Culture & Entertainment
New insect species discovered at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Opportunities
HGTV Seeks Bahamas Realtors! HGTV Seeks Homebuyers!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
HGTV Seeks Realtors and Home Buyers for New "Bahamas Life" TV Show
Popup Show In Grand Bahama to Encourage Entrepreneurship
The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition
The Bahamas Boasts
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
Palm Cay Marina Voted ‘1st Choice’ by Boaters Around the World for 3rd Consecutive Year
A Taste Of The Bahamas
Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Market Place
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
2003 Buick Regal for Sale in Grand Bahama
His and Hers Mercedes Benz for Sale
Focus on Fashion
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
American designer, Jeff Garner to take Prophetik to Eco Fashion Week Australia
Founder of Eco Fashion Week Australia hopes to inspire designers
Make Do and Mend - Fashion Flashback
Bahamian eco designer to present in Australia
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
Health
National Health Insurance Authority Board members announced
Health facilities in seven Caribbean countries to be transformed to be disaster resistant
Laboratory services now available under NHI Bahamas
Patients in Grand Bahama starting to receive care under NHI Bahamas
Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms
Opinions
The gods must be laughing
Fred Smith QC: The “Foreigner” can no longer be the Scapegoat!
Fred Smith: If the Government fixes Freeport it will fix The Bahamas!
Kemp: Are we a less violent society? Government has the key!
Nimi Princewill: Jehovah's Witnesses Don't Belong With The Rest Of The World
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University