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...
Citi & Rotary Partner for Back-To-School Jamboree
- Sep 11, 2016 - 12:08:46 PM
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...
Cleaning the Fox Hill Community One Broom and One Rotarian At A Time
- Aug 26, 2016 - 5:58:58 AM
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...
Rotary Clubs of Nassau to host "A Taste of Wine and Rotary"
- Aug 25, 2016 - 2:02:02 PM
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.
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...
Parliamentary Commissioner Addresses Rotary of West Nassau
- Aug 11, 2016 - 4:05:55 AM
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
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.
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.]...
98-Year Old Rotarian and Olympian Sir Durward Knowles Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Club’s Formation
- Aug 5, 2016 - 7:50:58 PM
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
Rotarians of East Nassau named Bahamian Icons
- Aug 5, 2016 - 2:59:32 PM
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
Rotarian volunteers treated to a visit with retired tourism pioneer
- Aug 5, 2016 - 2:07:18 PM
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...
Rotary Club partners to Feed 500
- Aug 3, 2016 - 3:52:58 PM
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.
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...
A New President for the Rotary Club of South East Nassau
- Jul 27, 2016 - 3:43:52 PM
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.”
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...
New Rotary executives visit Minister for Grand Bahama
- Jul 17, 2016 - 7:59:15 AM
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
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...”