Rotary Mold Remediation Project
- Dec 2, 2019 - 9:26:47 AM
Cognizant of the challenges some homeowners hit by Hurricane
Dorian’s storm surge face, Rotary International District 6990, inclusive
of all five clubs on Grand Bahama, recently launched its mold
remediation program to assist in mitigating potential health risks.
that vein, Rotary partnered with GlobalMedic, an internationally-known
rapid response agency headquartered in Canada which specializes in
humanitarian disaster response...
Rotary heads back to East Grand Bahama
- Nov 28, 2019 - 4:00:38 PM
The Rotary Clubs on Grand Bahama headed back to the east, this time
making good on their promise to take building materials into Free Town
for residents there to begin rebuilding their lives after their homes
were ravaged by Hurricane Dorian on September 1.
was the second such delivery to residents of East Grand Bahama in as
many weeks. The 40-foot trailer was offloaded on the grounds of the St.
Cleveland Baptist Church...
Rotary installs 4 prominent Grand Bahamians
- Nov 5, 2019 - 1:50:27 PM
Saturday November 2nd, 2019 was an important day in the lives of four
upstanding residents of Grand Bahama Island, it was the day that they
were installed as Rotarians in the newly chartered Rotary Club of Grand
Bahama. Emrick Kevin Seymour, Kyria Worrell, Martina Ferguson and Donna
Christie-Ferguson were installed by District 6990 Governor Ray Williams.
The well attended meeting took place at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
Imparted were encouraging words from District Governor Williams on the
importance of service above self and a mandate for Rotarians to seek
like-minded individuals to join Rotary. T
Rotary Clubs and Supplies Over Seas present medical supplies to the Rand Memorial Hospital
- Oct 9, 2019 - 2:55:34 PM
Grand Bahama Rotary Clubs partnered with Supplies Over Seas (SOS), a
US-based non profit organization, to donate medical supplies and
equipment to the Rand Memorial Hospital. Rotarians are shown at a brief
handover ceremony held Monday October 7, 2019 at Leader Beverages in
Freeport Grand Bahama. Pictured from left are Lorine Miller, president
Rotary Club of Freeport, Louis Alleyne, past president Rotary Club of
Freeport, Lizbeth Knowles, area governor for Rotary District 6990,
Billyjane Ferguson, associate area governor Rotary Club of Lucaya,
Rotary Club of West Nassau Donates to NEMA's Hurricane Relief Efforts
- Sep 10, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Rotary Club of West Nassau donated $1,000 to
the Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts, during a cheque presentation at the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Gladstone Road on Monday,
September 9, 2019. Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA accepted
Pictured from left are Leron Williams, Vice
President, Rotary Club of West Nassau; Barron Ferguson, Past President,
Rotary Club of West Nassau; Captain Russell; and Tiffany Knowles,
accountant, Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund.
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau serves up souse and smiles at Unity House
- Mar 25, 2019 - 6:15:20 PM
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau served up souse and smiles for
breakfast at Unity House 8 AM Sunday, March 24th, 2019. The Rotaract
Club of East Nassau continues to serve the elderly of Unity House with a
delicious down-home Bahamian breakfast. This community service effort
has become one of the club’s favorite serve initiatives as we continue
to deepen our relationship with the residents. Along with serving
breakfast, the members of the Rotaract club assists with household and
yard work to keep Unity House in prime shape for its residents...
Rotaract East Nassau: Let's Talk Marijuana
- Mar 13, 2019 - 5:50:52 PM
In the spirit of World Rotaract Week observed March 11-17, celebrating
51 years of service, fellowship and community building, The Rotaract
Club of East Nassau chose an innovated route by partnering with The
Bahamas Marijuana Coalition to host our first Let’s Talk Marijuana open
Over 50 young adults, both members, and nonmembers
of Rotaract International attended the open meeting held Monday, March
11, 2019, at Smugglers, King Street 6:30-7:30 pm. Co-chair of the
Bahamas Marijuana Coalition, Quinn McCartney shared his views on how
the government’s interest in opening business prospects concerning
marijuana and it’s potential for the economy...
Rotary Club of East Nassau now using “Together” from Aliv
- Nov 25, 2018 - 3:33:39 PM
The Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) is the first major civic
organization in The Bahamas to partner with local technology company
Aliv on the company’s newly launched fundraising website, Together.
first initiative of its kind in The Bahamas, Together is designed to
improve fundraising capabilities by providing a secure online payment
option while putting donors at ease by ensuring the credibility of
organizations and their causes. Together will be used to facilitate
RCEN’s silent auction which will raise funds for tertiary education
BISX COO speaks to Rotary Club Meeting
- Nov 7, 2018 - 12:57:26 PM
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.”
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...