Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Hosts First Interclub Assembly
- Sep 11, 2018 - 12:11:03 PM
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”...
The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month
- Aug 15, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM
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...
HIV/AIDS Mural Painting Community Service Project
- Aug 9, 2018 - 2:48:26 PM
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...
Rotaract Club of East Nassau welcomes the club’s new Leadership
- Jul 5, 2018 - 6:26:02 PM
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...
Rotary Club of West Nassau annual spring raffle results
- Jun 4, 2018 - 1:01:12 PM
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...
Rotary burger van gets facelift from Bahamas Waste
- Feb 20, 2018 - 11:34:01 AM
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...
Rotary meets with UB President Dr Rodney Smith
- Feb 12, 2018 - 1:40:57 PM
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
Hon. Elsworth Johnson speaks at Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise meeting
- Jun 12, 2017 - 10:19:27 PM
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 Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt
- Apr 23, 2017 - 4:07:58 AM
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...
Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation Targeted for Special Donation by the Rotary Club of East Nassau
- Mar 29, 2017 - 5:52:23 PM
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...
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise celebrates 30 years of women in Rotary
- Mar 17, 2017 - 3:41:25 PM
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.
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...
VP of BTC North updates Sunrise Rotary, Grand Bahama
- Mar 4, 2017 - 7:38:33 AM
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.
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...
Grand Bahama Science Club to include college-level students
- Feb 18, 2017 - 12:38:13 PM
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.
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...
Ambassador Joudi Shares Vision of Expo 2020 with the Rotary Club of South East Nassau
- Jan 26, 2017 - 10:27:27 AM
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...
Rotaract Club of East Nassau successfully holds its 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Panel
- Jan 25, 2017 - 11:12:34 AM
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.
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)...
Santa Helpers visit the Children of West Grand Bahama
- Dec 23, 2016 - 7:24:20 PM
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...
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Donates to the One Eleuthera Foundation
- Nov 30, 2016 - 3:49:03 PM
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.
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...
Rotarians in the Caymans Support The Bahamas
- Oct 10, 2016 - 4:12:29 PM
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
President Smith Shares Vision for Robust University of The Bahamas
- Sep 21, 2016 - 9:08:28 AM
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.
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...
Rotary of South-East Nassau Donates Rehabilitation Equipment to Public Hospitals Authority
- Sep 14, 2016 - 9:35:53 AM
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.”
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...