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Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Mold Remediation Project - Dec 2, 2019 - 9:26:47 AM

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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. 

In that vein, Rotary partnered with GlobalMedic, an internationally-known rapid response agency headquartered in Canada which specializes in humanitarian disaster response...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary heads back to East Grand Bahama - Nov 28, 2019 - 4:00:38 PM

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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.

It 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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary installs 4 prominent Grand Bahamians - Nov 5, 2019 - 1:50:27 PM

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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
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Clubs and Supplies Over Seas present medical supplies to the Rand Memorial Hospital - Oct 9, 2019 - 2:55:34 PM

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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, Stephen Gunn...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of West Nassau Donates to NEMA's Hurricane Relief Efforts - Sep 10, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM

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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 the cheque.

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.
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau serves up souse and smiles at Unity House - Mar 25, 2019 - 6:15:20 PM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract East Nassau: Let's Talk Marijuana - Mar 13, 2019 - 5:50:52 PM

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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 discussion.

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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
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.


The 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 scholarships.
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
BISX COO speaks to Rotary Club Meeting - Nov 7, 2018 - 12:57:26 PM

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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.”
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Hosts First Interclub Assembly - Sep 11, 2018 - 12:11:03 PM

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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”...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month - Aug 15, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
HIV/AIDS Mural Painting Community Service Project - Aug 9, 2018 - 2:48:26 PM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract Club of East Nassau welcomes the club’s new Leadership - Jul 5, 2018 - 6:26:02 PM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of West Nassau annual spring raffle results - Jun 4, 2018 - 1:01:12 PM

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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...
Community
Rotary burger van gets facelift from Bahamas Waste - Feb 20, 2018 - 11:34:01 AM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary meets with UB President Dr Rodney Smith - Feb 12, 2018 - 1:40:57 PM

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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 worldwide...
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

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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

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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

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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

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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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