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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...
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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...
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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...
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

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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...
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Citi & Rotary Partner for Back-To-School Jamboree - Sep 11, 2016 - 12:08:46 PM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club partners to Feed 500 - Aug 3, 2016 - 3:52:58 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The Rotary Club of Old Fort (RCOF) partnered with The Bahamas Feeding Network to prepare, package and distribute over 500 plates of food to persons in need on Sunday, July 31.

“Keeping with our international theme, ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ our club is pleased to have collaborated with the Bahamas Feeding Network to efficiently deliver meals to hundreds and we implore others to do the same, said president Tameika Watson...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
A New President for the Rotary Club of South East Nassau - Jul 27, 2016 - 3:43:52 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - “Be A Gift To The World” was the Rotary International theme for 2015-2016, and it was successfully represented by the Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN), resulting with a gold award from Rotary International and a platinum award from Rotary District 7020. The club’s Early Act group at Columbus Primary were also winners for a “best song and video” about “Bullying.”

Every year towards the end of June or early July, Rotary clubs around the world install new presidents at a changeover event. The RCSEN recently held theirs on July 7, 2016 where outgoing president, Dr. Bridgette Rolle presented awards and pinned incoming president, Lillian Russell, a lawyer and financial services professional...
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New Rotary executives visit Minister for Grand Bahama - Jul 17, 2016 - 7:59:15 AM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – In welcoming newly-elected executives of Rotary and Rotaract clubs on Grand Bahama, Minister Darville commended the Rotarians for the difference they make in the lives of Grand Bahamians through service. 

Their unstinting service mission that has benefited the Grand Bahama community for many years, he noted, is in spirit “similar to the government's mandate for Grand Bahama -- to place our local economy on the road to recovery; and to ensure that our people are in a good position to reap the benefits...”
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