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Bahamas Girl Guides get new Headquarters
By Sheena Davis
May 10, 2018 - 11:57:31 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - After decades of   dreaming and fundraising, the Bahamas Girl Guides Association moves another step closer to building its new headquarters. Today, Monday, 7th May, 2018  the Association, under the leadership of Architect , Alvan Rolle awarded the contract for the new building to Brandon Watson  of Watson Contruction  Company.  Mr. Watson was prepared to help the Girl Guides begin this project, despite the fact that only half the amount required is currently  available. Another $700,000.00 will be needed to complete the interior of the 5400 squarefoot  building  on  West Bay Street and Marcus Bethel Way.

Dr. Ruth Sumner, President of the Association; Mrs. Sonia Adderley, Chief Commissioner; Dr. Gail Saunders , Chairperson of the New Building Committee; and Mrs Michele Fields, Treasurer signed on behalf of the Association. The Association assured  Mr. Watson of their commitment  to  make every effort to raise the remainder  of the funds over the shortest period of time.

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The  President  thanked Mr. Rolle and  his consultants who will manage the project at no cost to the Association; and Mr. Watson for believing in the determination  of the 2300 members with the support of the public to raise the additional funds. She further reiterated the proposed fundraising efforts of an Evening of Sacred Music in June,  A Fair in September, and several efforts by the Brownies and Guides across The Bahamas.

Dr.Saunders expressed her  gratitude to the members of the Fund raising committee and especially to Mrs. Granger for her vision  and dedication to this project. She also noted the support of  Corporate Bahamas, former guides and family and friends of Guiding over the years. A special thank you was extended to the Prime Minister and the Government of The Bahamas for their significant contribution to this project.

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