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Address by Edison Sumner, Executive Director, BCOCEC 2018-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
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HRH Princess Anne addressed Rotarians at the recent Rotary International Convention in Toronto and she thank Rotary for it's work with children. Click here to see her address.
 
 
HRH Princess Anne Addresses Rotarians 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
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Good Afternoon everyone! RCSEN is proud to say we have been able to donate computers and supplies to the Seahorse Institute, located on 85 Soldier Road here in Nassau, Bahamas. They are a non-profit organization specializing in the nurturing and caring of individuals of any age with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, language disorders, and related behavioral challenges.We are so happy to aid in their efforts and good work. Thank you for allowing us to be here today!
RCSEN & The Seahorse Institute 2018-02-09 05:00:00Z 0
Tis the season everyone! Check out the following 2017-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
RCSEN presented a 6k donation toward their ongoing feeding programs at St. Francis Xavier Catheral and St. Anslem’s Catholic Parish. Thank you Archbishop Patrick Pinder for allowing us to support such an important movement! 
 
 
 
RCSEN supports our local Feeding Programs! 2017-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

Join the army of JOY! We encourage everyone to make a donation to the Salvation Army this holiday season to bring joy to our brothers and sisters. Visit salvationarmybahamas.com for more information and to donate online. Service before self!

 

 

 

Salvation Army Online Donation Service Is Now Available! 2017-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
RCSEN Partners With Aliv To Support Friends of The Bloodbank 2017-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
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RCSEN welcomes it's newest members from St. Andrew's School. We're so happy to have them all start at such a young age and look forward to the service they will have done in their lives. Welcome!
 
 
St. Andrew's Students Join Rotary! 2017-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
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Are you ready for the upcoming Mix & Mingle event on December 1st? We sure are! We've secured a wonderful venue for the occasion and look forward to seeing everyone there! There's going to be food, and open bar and raffle prizes for you and your welcomed family and friends! Be apart of our presentations, donations and gifts to our special guests and honorees at the 1er Cru on Gladstone Road, starting at 6pm.
 
 
 
Mix & Mingle! Dec.1st, 2017 at 6:00pm 2017-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
RCSEN Supports The Cancer Society of The Bahamas 2017-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
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Food? Open bar? Raffle giveaways? We could only be talking about our upcoming Mix and Mingle! Join us at the 1er cru on Gladstone Road on December 1st from 6-11pm as we present gifts to our special guests and honorees. Family and friends are welcome!
Mix & Mingle ! Dec.1, 2017 2017-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
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Hey guys, we have sneak peak photos of the venue for BOOGIE NIGHTS! CLUB CRUSH is the spot to be! Final preparations are underway, ladies and gents. As you can see, the venue hosts a chic interior design, is spacious and perfectly lit for the atmosphere we want to create. So stand in the spot light or pick a corner to muggle in, we've got you covered! This fundraising event will be one for the books!
Boogie Nights Is Coming! 2017-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
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Just shave it off! Shave it off! That's how the song goes, isn't it? Nonetheless, this Wednesday marks the beginning of MOVember and we encourage our gents to shave your beards in support of our brothers and sisters affected by cancer. Shave it off and be sure to attend this week's meeting on Wednesday the 1st of November for more details!
 
It's almost MOVember! Shave to support cancer patients! 2017-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
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RCSEN is ready to fight hunger in our Bahamaland and local communities by hosting a food distribution and packaging event at the office of Summit Insurance Co. Ltd., located on 42 Montrose Ave, Sears Hill. Catch us there this Saturday, November 4th at 9:00am. We would like to encourage everyone to donate and lend a hand where available.
 
Food Distribution Packaging - Sat. Nov. 4th, 2017 2017-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
BOOGIE NIGHTS FUNDRAISER! 11-11-17 2017-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
October 24th, 2017 - World Polio Day 2017-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Upcoming RCSEN Community Service Project 2017-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
 
The ROTARY CLUB OF SOUTH EAST NASSAU has been around for a long time (well, longer than me at least): 41-years!  In some ways, we've changed tremendously, as we've grown, matured, and adapted to the changing needs of our members and communities. There´s a lot that´s different about our Club today. Yet, the foundation that we are built on hasn´t changed: Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity, and Leadership. These are the core values that define us as Rotarians.
 
Every one of us in this Club is here (hopefully!) because we were invited, and because we made a choice to accept that invitation. Every day since then, we are faced with another choice: whether to just be a member, or to truly be a Rotarian. Being a Rotarian is a commitment that goes far beyond just showing up at meetings once a week. It means seeing the world, and our role in it, in a unique way. It means accepting our communities as our responsibility, and acting accordingly: taking the initiative, making a difference, and doing what´s right - not what´s easy.
 
I am proud to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Earnest Brokmeier, Rusty Scates, “Dick” and Carla McCombe, Ednol Smith, Roger Kelty, among other distinguished Past Presidents; their achievements and leadership are a source of inspiration, excitement and power to truly change lives. These Past Presidents came to this Club to get involved, and to make difference. And, in their service, as in just about everything else in life, they are shining examples that the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
 
It is a privilege to lead the club through this, the 41st year, and I wish the future Presidents and members success as we continue to MAKE SOUTH EAST GREAT!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
President Godfrey Bethell, 2017-18
In Recognition of the RCSEN's 41st Anniversary 2017-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Back To School Event at Columbus Primary School! 2017-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker- Mrs. Venentia Cambridge 2017-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Ms. Pamela Hill 2017-08-09 04:00:00Z 0
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Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.

“Those who know what good Rotary clubs do will want to be a part of it, and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate,” he says. “With Rotary more in the public eye, we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.”

Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president 2017-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Blood drive Radio Interview on JoyFM 2017-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Rowena Bethel 2017-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
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Greetings to all readers. It is my pleasure to post the 2017 - 2018 Presidential Citation, of which I encourage all members (and visitors) to read. Also, the comment section has been enabled for anyone interested. Thank you and enjoy!
 
 
 
2017 - 2018 Presidential Citation Godfrey Bethell 2017-07-18 04:00:00Z 0

 

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Every July 1, a Rotary Year ends and a new one begins. Around the world it is the change of leadership, the annual event where new leaders, men and women, take over at the level of the Clubs and also at the level of the highest spheres of our organization. Congratulations and our Best Wishes to the new Presidents as they take on the leadership of their club!

The International Theme for 2017-2018 is ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE. This year President Ian Riseley’s goals are focused on three major priorities of the RI Strategic Plan: Support and Strengthen the Clubs, Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service, Enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness.

At the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, President Ian reminds us that Rotary has also a role to play in protecting the environment. He has asked for every Rotary Club to plant at least one tree for each member sometimes between the beginning of the Rotary year on July 1st and Earth day which is April 22nd 2018. Together 1,200,000 Rotarians around the world can make a difference in our environment. District 7020 can do it and I count on you all to respond.

D. G. Robert Leger's Message - July 2017 2017-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
Today, the Rotary Club of South East Nassau spent our Valentine's Day doing what we love to do most...spreading love to those in need. We were able to donate food vouchers to Great Commission Ministries to be distributed to those who they felt needed it the most. Rotary Has Heart! Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day from RCSEN! 2017-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Love, Sex & Marriage!! 2017-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
My Fellow Rotarians & the Family of Rotary,
 
Well the second half of the Rotary year has started off in high gear. Let me officially congratulate Rotarian Patrick Adizua, from the Rotary Club of Mandeville, Jamaica who has been duly elected to service our District as Governor in the year 2019-2020. With Governor-Elect Robert, Governor-Nominee Delma, and now Governor-Nominee Designate Patrick, our District leadership is in good hands.
 
The recently concluded Rotary International Assembly in San Diego saw the new theme for 2017-2018 being announced – Rotary: Making a Difference. President-Elect Ian Riseley’s simple but powerful message. One that reinforces why we love Rotary – to make a difference – by serving humanity!
 
The International Assembly reinforced our focus on Change and highlighting the Value of this Change. The Change that needs to come from us all. And it also reminded us to continue our focus on the Member’s experience. Rotary is indeed evolving. There’s new upgrades to the Rotary International website. Go to rotary.org and check it out.
 
Our December Club of the Month Winners were announced as well – help me to congratulate the Rotary Clubs of Christiana, Abaco, and Grand Cayman Central. Sometimes when you read through the entries it is simply amazing to be enlightened by all the great work our clubs are doing.
 
February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month. Peace – one of our Six Areas of Focus. One area so many of our Rotarians are so passionate about. Our clubs and our fellow Rotarians have an amazing opportunity to continue on our quest for peace. So – what are you going to do to focus on peace? Let’s share our ideas and inspire others to join us.
 
I leave you with this thought I recently read: PEACE is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
 
Continue the great Rotary Work my friends. Peace out.
 
Haresh L. Ramchandani
District Governor
Rotary District 7020
 
DG Haresh's February 2017 Message 2017-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.
 
The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.
 
“We are honored to receive this recognition from the AFP, which gives us even more reason to celebrate during our Foundation’s centennial year,” says Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Kalyan Banerjee. “The continued strong support of Rotary members will help us keep our promise of a polio-free world for all children and enable the Foundation to carry out its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace. We look forward to another 100 years of Rotary members taking action to make communities better around the world.”
 
The announcement came on 15 November, known to industry professionals since the 1980s as National Philanthropy Day. The award will be presented in early 2017 at the AFP’s annual conference in San Francisco.
Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair-elect Paul Netzel is set to accept the award on Rotary’s behalf, and Eric Schmelling, director of fund development at Rotary, will speak at the conference. The event is expected to draw more than 3,400 senior-level fundraising professionals from 33 countries.
 
“While almost everyone is familiar with Rotary, not everyone may realize just how much of an impact Rotary and The Rotary Foundation have had on countless people and communities across the globe,” says Jason Lee, AFP president and CEO. “On behalf of the entire charitable sector and people around the world, all of us at AFP are honored to be able to recognize The Rotary Foundation as our 2016 Outstanding Foundation.”
 
AFP’s committee of judges cited Rotary’s comprehensive campaign to eradicate polio as a major driver of the selection. They also mentioned that Rotary applies a methodical, purposeful approach to support a wide variety of causes, from providing clean water to educating the next generation of peace professionals
 
Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016 2016-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
TIME TO PARTY IT UP! 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fellow Rotarians and the family of Rotary - My AllStars:
 
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! 
 
December is upon us – This month is the half way mark for the Rotary year. And it has been quite a year. And as the page turns we start this month with celebration, merry-making, greetings and gift giving. We do decorations and lights. We eat and drink – have lots of laughter, fun, and cheer. We spend quality time with our Family. 
 
I’m certainly catching up with mine. Over the last few months Vindu and I have the privilege of visiting 69 of the 83 clubs in District 7020. It has been a rewarding experience. Rotary is truly making an impact in our communities. 
 
The Festive Season is also a great time for Rotarians to reflect on how well off most of us are and what is important to us in life – our family and friends, colleagues, neighbours - our physical, mental and spiritual health. 
 
But December is not the same for everyone. In many parts of the world people still battle daily with issues of conflict, poor economic circumstances, disease, malnutrition, illiteracy, lack of fresh water and poor sanitation. 
 
In November our Rotary Foundation was named ‘World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016” by The Association of Fundraising Professionals. This just reinforces the Four Star 100% rating Charity Navigator gave it earlier in the year. Truly – Rotary is doing good in the world. 
 
In addition to Family Month, Rotary focuses on Disease Prevention and Treatment in December. As we continue our plans to Serve our community let us extend our impact to areas that need organizations like ours, and come together and do larger impact projects. 
 
I’d like to congratulate the October Club of the Month winners – Montego Bay Sunrise, St Martin Sunrise, and Tortola. Keep up the excellent work. 
 
Just a Reminder that Dec 31, 2016 is the deadline for the 2017-2018 Club Officer Data to be submitted to Rotary International. Let’s get all our club data updated. 
 
I wish the entire District 7020 Rotary family all the best and I thank you for your friendship and support throughout the year. 
 
District 7020 is a wonderful District with many committed and hardworking Rotarians. Much has been achieved in 2016 and we look forward to a fantastic 2017. 
 
From my family to yours,
 
Seasons Greetings – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 
DG Haresh's December 2016 Message 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Many of you many be familiar with the Movember project. For those that aren't familiar with it, the project involves men growing a moustache during the month to raise awareness about men's diseases.
 
This year Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas have partnered with Tribune Radio Network to host a Movember project in The Bahamas. A number of events have been planned to help raise awareness of the project and men's health diseases.

These include the following:

*23rd November - 12 pm - 4 pm - Live remote from Rawson Square with blood testing provided onsite

*25th November - 5 - 7 pm Live Remote from Green Parrot. Blood testing provided onsite

*2nd December - Movember Shaving Party - sponsored by Sands Beer.

Prizes will be given to those being tested both days including tickets to Battle for Atlantis.
The grand prize to be drawn on 2nd December is a trip for two to the Miami Dolphins game
on 11th December.

We have launched a Facebook page - Movember Bahamas - as well as a crowd funding
site https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/movember-bahamas/
x/15362151
. Please share both with your friends and acquaintances and ask them to
support.

Attached is a flyer giving further details.

We look forward to your support.
 

Yours in Rotary,

Tim Ingraham
Assistant Governor
 
Movember Bahamas 2016-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
My fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the family of Rotary:

I’m Haresh Ramchandani, District Governor of Rotary District 7020 Northern Caribbean. Well, October has come and gone and what a month it was!

Our District got hit with Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 Storm, which impacted the southern peninsula of Haiti, on 3rd & 4th of October, and affected 2.1 million people, of whom 1.4 million are in urgent humanitarian need. Haiti’s Centre of National Emergency Operations reported as of 13 October 2016; 546 dead, 128 missing and 439 injured. And More than 175,000 people are in temporary shelters.

Hurricane Matthew then moved over The Bahamas on the 6th of October 2016. Based on the reports received, hundreds of roofs were lost. Clean water was also an issue but has been resolved.

We had several people offering support and contributions from around the world. The District Disaster Committee was setup and went to work right away. Rotarians in Haiti and The Bahamas rose to the challenge and truly highlighted our motto “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”. Our efforts to date have been in roofing repairs for homes & schools, as well as assistance in healthcare.

We will continue to help our communities and friends as we strengthen their Economic and community development, our theme for October.

This brings me to November: Rotary Foundation Month. OUR 4 star, 100% rated Foundation, as announced by Charity Navigator. OUR Foundation celebrates 100 years of Doing good in the world. How are you celebrating it? Several clubs are doing Public Image initiatives & Special Dinners. We have over 200 registered for Atlanta at the Rotary International Convention June 10-14. And We have over 400+ registered for the District Cruise Conference May 15-19.

Through The Rotary Foundation and our partners we truly are THIS CLOSE to eradicating Polio, President John’s #1 Priority. The internet was lit up on World Polio Day on Oct 24 as across the globe awareness grew to new heights. Rotary is at the forefront of this historical achievement. And it is because of Rotarians like you, who have contributed and helped. And for that I thank you.
Let’s use November to continue the awareness of our Foundation; of our effort to eradicate Polio; and in continuing to do good in the world.
 
Haresh L. Ramchandani
District Governor
Rotary District 7020
DG Haresh’s November 2016 Message 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
District 7730 (Florida) visited the island of New Providence on November 4, 2016 and with
the assistance of local Rotary Clubs (RCSEN included) made water safety presentations to
young children at the Willard Patton and Sts. Francis & Joseph Schools.

The water safety program is called "Josh the Baby Otter" and was named after a young
boy Josh Collingsworth that died on June 8 th 2008 due to complications from a drowning
incident. With the use of a mascot the program seeks to educate young children with a fun
and simple message: TO STAY AWAY FROM WATER UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN
ADULT.

Doug Wolfe, Area 1 Assistant Governor expressed thanks for our hospitality and looks
forward to seeing us in Atlanta this upcoming June.
 
"Josh the Baby Otter" - Joint Community Service Project 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
For four days in October 2016 Category 4 Hurricane Matthew lashed the entire chain of Bahamian islands with up to 140 mile per hour winds and torrential rain. Uprooting families and damaging thousands of properties, this storm devastated the small nation.

It is now time for us to rise up and help our brothers and sisters in their darkest time of need. As some Bahamians struggles to get the essentials and rebuild their lives, Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas with members of the Bahamian community join hands to work on ground providing emergency supplies and support to the devastated people. The rapid provision of vital aid is crucial in saving lives. However, this is only a part of Rotary’s larger vision of helping people in The Bahamas. After the initial needs are met, then comes the long, hard road to recovery .

Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas with members of the Bahamian community join hands to work on ground providing emergency supplies and support to the devastated people. The rapid provision of vital aid is crucial in saving lives.

Please click here to donate to the Rotary Disaster Relief Fund now: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/rotary-hurricane-matthew-bahamas-relief-fund
 
Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort from the Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas 2016-10-19 00:00:00Z 0

ALERT #22 ON HURRICANE MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY TUESDAY 4TH OCTOBER, 2016 AT 9AM EDT.

…EYE OF CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE MATTHEW OVER THE SOUTHWEST PENINSULA OF HAITI…

…LIFE-THREATENING RAIN…WIND…AND STORM SURGE OVER PORTIONS OF HAITI…

A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS. 

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS WITHIN 36 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. 

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS COULD AFFECT THE ISLANDS WITHIN 36 HOURS. 

AT 8AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MATTHEW WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.4 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 74.2 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 170 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CAP HAITIEN, HAITI, 125 MILES OF THE EASTERN TIP OF CUBA, 190 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MATTHEW TOWN INAGUA, 285 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF DUNCAN TOWN RAGGED ISLAND, 260 MILES SOUTH OF SALINA POINT ACKLINS AND 500 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF NEW PROVIDENCE, 265 MILE SOUTHWEST OF PROVIDECIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS.

MATTHEW IS NOW OVERLAND NEAR LES ANGLAIS HAITI MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. ON THIS TRACK THE EYE WILL BE BACK OVER WATER SHORTLY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY, FOLLOWED BY A NORTHWEST TURN WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF MATTHEW WILL PASS NEAR EASTERN CUBA LATER TODAY, AND MOVE NEAR OR OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY, AND APPROACH THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 145 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  MATTHEW IS A DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, BUT MATTHEW IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A POWERFUL HURRICANE THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 40 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 185 MILES FROM THE CENTER.

RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE BAHAMAS SHOULD RUSH TO COMPLETE PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS AND RESIDENTS IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD RUSH TO COMPLETE PREPARATIONS FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS.  TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS SHOULD BEGIN AFFECTING INAGUA SHORTLY AND HURRICANE CONDITIONS BY AFTERNOON TODAY AND SPREAD INTO RAGGED ISLAND, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND, MAYAGUANA AND LONG ISLAND TONIGHT.  THE WESTERN TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS TONIGHT.  RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE BAHAMAS ARE ALSO ADVISED TO LISTEN AND PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ALL ALERTS ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY.

EXTENSIVE TO SEVERE FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED AS MATTHEW IS FORECAST TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES OVER THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES.  MATTHEW IS ALSO EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHES OVER THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. 

THE COMBINATION OF A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE WAVES COULD RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 10 TO 15 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE THROUGHOUT BAHAMAS.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS THROUGHOUT THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT AND SEEK SAFE HARBOUR FOR THEIR VESSELS AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY SECURED.

 

ALERT #22 ON HURRICANE MATTHEW 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
 
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING SLATED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 2016 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE IMPENDING HURRICANE.
WE URGE ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO PRACTICE EXTREME CAUTION AND CARE.
PRAY FOR THE BEST BUT PREPARE FOR THE WORST!!
October 5th Meeting Cancelled! 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
 
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE REGULARLY
SCHEDULED MEETING SLATED FOR WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 28th, 2016 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE
40th ANNIVERSARY DINNER.
 
 
September 28th Meeting Cancelled! 2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”
 
Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly augmented the original resolution in 2001, fixing the date on 21 September. 
 
Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
 
On 16 September 2016, the Secretary-General will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Japanese Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. Women Nobel Peace Prize laureates and the United Nations Messengers of Peace will be invited to participate in the ceremony.
 
Therefore, in recognition of the International Day of Peace, join the Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas Road to Peace and the Bahamas Scouts Association on a March for Solidarity on September 21, 2016 @ 6 pm. Pre-Walk Service will be held at Salem Union Baptist Church Taylor St and afterwards our March for Solidarity will commence. RCOB Clubs we encourage you to bring your banners, bring your flags as we Walk for Peace!
 
Building Blocks for Peace 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
This is Haresh Ramchandani, District Governor for Rotary District 7020. It’s now been 2 months now since the start of the Rotary Year. This August was Membership Month and from all indications it has been a great month for exposing Rotary to the wider community and for membership growth. Several clubs participated in the Bring a friend concept. Rotary International had a webinar focusing on the new change and flexibility options available to Rotary Clubs titled: “Revitalize and Rethink your Club: Crafting the Member experience”. If you missed it you can go to rotary.org/webinars.

This month we highlight Basic Education and Literacy, one of the Six areas of Focus. My friends, did you know that Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Rotarians are supporting educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. The goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

And I ask you to channel your energy this month in enabling your community to a better future; a brighter future. As a district we still focus on the New Generations during September. So we ask you to also spend some energy and time on EarlyAct, Interact, Rotaract, and even RYLA. These Rotary programs are so profound and impactful. And to me this goes hand in hand with Literacy. The next generation is our future so it is in our interests for them to be literate, knowledgeable and prepared for a successful life.
This month I will also be sending out invitations for Nomination for the position of District Governor for the year 2019-2020. So please be on the lookout for that invitation and I hope your club will made a worthy and qualified submission.

As a further reminder, by now you should have paid your Rotary International half yearly dues and Annual District Dues. If you haven’t then I urge you to do so poste-haste.

Some great news on the International Convention and District Cruise Conference. We have now 189 registered for the Convention in Atlanta and we have over 150 cabins confirmed for the Cruise Conference. These are 2 events you don’t want to miss.

My friends, we are truly part of a wonderful organization. I have now visited 26 Rotary Clubs as part of my official visit as Governor, and the impact they’ve had in their communities is nothing short of extraordinary. Be proud to be a Rotarian – I certainly am.

DG Haresh L. Ramchandani
DG Message for September 2016 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0

 

The Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN) celebrated their 40th Charter Birthday with founding father Sir Durward Knowles, aged 98 who is affectionately called "The Admiral." Sir Durward was the President of the Rotary Club of East Nassau from 1975 to 1976 and worked with four Rotarians to establish the RCSEN. It was the East Club that sponsored the RCEN making it the 4th club in New Providence and the 7th Club in The Bahamas that year. Charter President of the Rotary Club of South East Nassau, Edwin Deal, hailed from the East Club and adopted the affectionate title, "The Godfather" since he was the first president of the RCSEN.

The founding officers were of the RCSEN were: President, Edwin L.V. Deal; Vice President, Ernst Brokmeier; Secretary, H.R. (Rusty) Scates; Treasurer,Donald McLeod; and Directors, Jerome Major, Alan Greenwood, Douglas England, Eric Carlsson and George Noble. The RCSEN first met at the Gleneagles Hotel that was located on East Bay Street, every Wednesday at 12:30 pm. Membership started at 27 in 1976 and grew to 65 in 1985.  Today, the Club meets at the East Villa Restaurant on Wednesday at 12:30 pm.

In its 40 year history, the Club has been instrumental in many projects supporting their local community They were also the first club in New Providence to induct women in 1995, under the presidency of Peter Goudie. During July 2016 to June 2017, the RCSEN will be celebrating 40 years of unselfish "Service Above Self," which is the motto of Rotary International. Judy Reiach who is the daughter of the late Edwin Deal was present for the significant celebrations and it was a happy and emotional time for her as she read the speech her father had written 4 decades ago. A few of the other charter members were not able to attend the anniversary meeting due to the fact that they were on vacation.

 

Standing from left to right in the photo are: Judy Reiach, daughter of Charter President RCSEN, Edwin Deal, PP/PADG Roger Kelty, President Lillian Russell, Charter member and PP F. Denny Curry and sitting is Sir Durward Knowles.

 

Pictured are a few of our Past Presidents including President Lillian Russell with Sir Durward Knowles, 'the Admiral' and Judy Reiach, daughter of Charter President Edwin Deal and PP RCSEN & AG Timothy Ingraham.

 
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Guest Speaker - Dr. Sydney McPhee President of Middle Tennesee State University 2015-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Christmas Luncheon and present gifts to The Robert Smith Ward, Sandilands Hospital 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
South East Nassau Visits the Nurse Naiomi Christie Home for the Elderly 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Joint Board Meeting with DG Felix Stubbs 2015-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
The New Rotary Club of South East Nassau Club Logo 2015-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
SEN Scholarship Recipient send Video Thank You and Update to the Club! 2015-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Service Month Afton Moxey 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Southeast Nassau feeding families in recognition of World Food Day 2015-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
 

Mr. Edward A. Fields

Edward  Fields - is the son of a former police Superintendent and Hotel Cashier. He was born in 1958 at the Princess Margaret Hospital and lived the first half of his life on the Fort (Fincastle) Hill off of East Street and in Boyd Subdivision, Chippingham up until he graduated from Graduate School in 1985. He has had the unique experience of having an array of careers including journalism, banking, insurance, public relations, property management, golf course management and governmental affairs.

Ed is currently employed as Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs and Retail Services at Kerzner International. He also currently is the talk show host for the show EdFileds Live on Kiss 96FM. He feels that his greatest accomplishment to date is the role he plays with respect to Kerzner’s Community Service programme. “There is no greater satisfaction that one can have than giving back. Mr. Fields also serves on the board of various organizations such as Commonwealth Brewery, Nassau Downtown Partnership, the Brickell Management Group and the Bahamas National Festival Commission. Ed is married to Michele and they have one daughter Candace.
 
October 14th - Guest Speaker 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
President Bridgette inducts two new Rotarians - The SEN Family welcomes Rotarian Aniska Russell and Rotarian Lionel Haven
SEN Inducts two new members ! 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
 
WAYNE MUNROE , Q.C. 
 
Wayne Roosevelt Munroe is the principal in the firm of Munroe & Associates.  He is a noted civil litigator.  He is known for his innovative approach to litigation.  He is sought after for complex and ground breaking cases.  He is known to excel in cases of first impression.  He has appeared in all court of The Bahamas, including the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty’s Privy Council which serves as the final appellate court for The Bahamas.
He is a member of the Bar of England and Wales having been admitted as a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in July, 1990.  He is also a member of the Bahamas Bar having been admitted in August, 1990.  He was appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel learned in the law by Letters Patent by Dame Marguerite Pindling, the Governor General in January, 2015.
He has served The Bahamas in a judicial capacity having been appointed and acted as a Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate from 1999 to 2001.  He has also served as an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas from October to December, 2012.
He has served as President of the Bahamas Bar Association and Chairman of the Bahamas Bar Council from 2003 to 2006.  He is presently a Council Member of the Bahamas Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Association. 
Mr. Munroe was appointed an Associate Tutor in Advocacy by the Council of Legal Education for the West Indies in 2000 and still holds that appointment.  He tutors advocacy at the Council’s Eugene Dupuch Law School situate in New Providence, Bahamas. 
He is the son of Edward A. Munroe(deceased) and Yvonne S. Munroe, nee Wallace.  He is married to Dorothea C. Munroe, nee Moree.  He is the father of six children Ashley, Wayne, Richard, Meagan, Zion and Isaiah.
He walks his Christian faith in the Anglican tradition and is a member, Layreader and Chalice Assistant at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, Kemp Road, New Providence.
October 7th - Guest Speaker 2015-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
On September 29, 2015, Rotarians Roger Selty, Selma Delancy and Nekisha Rolle of our Literacy and Scholarship Committee accompanied by Rotary Guest Alyssa Gibson of RBC participated as Readers at the Claridge Primary School Literacy Day where they invited members to come in and read to the students.
The students were treated to enthusiastic and animated voices of the Readers and truly enjoyed the reading time.
South East Nassau Club maintains to work closely with the school on their Literacy Initiatives as they welcome readers to come in year-round. 
Reading at Claridge Primary - Literacy Day 2015-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rodney D. Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the College of The Bahamas. He has served in several senior administrative leadership positions, including President of a public institution of higher education, President of a national tertiary education multi-campus system, programme coordinator of Harvard’s Institute for Educational Management; vice president with responsibility for student affairs, administrative services, and planning; as well as, director of strategic planning, dean of the graduate college and professor in a PhD. Programme in Educational Management.
He has taught graduate courses in Educational Research and Strategy and Strategic Planning. He most recently served as the Administrative Vice President with responsibility for strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, quality service training programmes, assessment of all academic and non-academic units, university athletics (Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association), Internal Auditor and the Office of Institutional Research, (Operations Analysis and Research), and all aspects of Enrolment Management (offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Registrar).
 
Guest Speaker - Dr. Rodney Smith 2015-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
South East Nassau Reading Space 2015-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
District 7020 Conference Registration is NOW OPEN !! 2015-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of South East Nassau Donates books to Columbus Primary Early Acts - September 21st, 2015 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Past President Rusty Scates will be our Special Guest Speaker 
PP Rusty will also be showing us the do’s and don'ts of wine tasting.
There will be some fine Britsol wines for sampling.
 
All Past President will be in attendance !!
 
East Villa wil be serving a special menu and a Birthday Cake will be the Dessert of the day !!
 
 
HAPPY 39th Anniversary - Celebrating our Past Presidents and Members!! 2015-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
 
Elma Garraway is the former  Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. She was first appointed as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health in February 2000, following her appointment as Under Secretary in the Ministry of Education in May 1997. Mrs. Garraway also served as the Deputy Director of Education from January 1993 to May 1999. A veteran teacher and educator, she brings 48 years of experience in the field of education to her present position; having served as chairperson, assistant chairperson and lecturer in the Teacher Education Division of The College of The Bahamas and as senior mistress, team leader and teacher at the primary school level.
 
Guest Speaker - Ms. Ellma Garraway (September 16th) 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
 
William Fielding is a member of the International Society for Anthrozoology and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Since 1998, he has been investigating animal-human interactions in New Providence. He co-authored Potcakes, published by Purdue University Press (2005). His current research focuses on violence, and the links between the harm of children and animals.  He is an adjunct member of faculty and works in the Office of Planning at The College of The Bahamas.
SEPT 9th - GUEST SPEAKER Mr. William Fielding 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
International Literacy Day - Take a Break and Read 2015-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
SOUTH-EAST NASSAU 39th CLUB ANNIVERSARY 2015-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
                                                                                               
Wayne Neely is an international speaker, best-selling author, lecturer on hurricanes, and a meteorologist. Traveling extensively, Wayne addresses critical issues affecting all aspects of hurricanes, especially Bahamian and Caribbean hurricanes which are two of his central areas of expertise. He travels often to speak to colleges and universities on the impact of hurricanes on the region and worldwide, global warming and climate change. Locally he speaks quite regularly to schools on hurricanes. He has written or contributed every year to both the Nassau Guardian and The Tribune’s Annual Hurricane Supplement. He has held two major hurricane exhibitions on Bahamian hurricanes in the past. Wayne Neely is a certified Bahamian Meteorologist working at the Department of Meteorology in Nassau, Bahamas for the last 25 years. He studied at the College of the Bahamas and majored in Geography and History. He then attended the Caribbean Meteorological Institute in Barbados and earned his Forecaster's Degree. He has written and published ten books on hurricanes. 
Sept 2nd Guest Speaker: Wayne Neely-About the Author 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minute: How did you get started with Rotary? 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary South East Nassau members were present at the New Membership Training held August 22nd at Doctor's Hospital Conference Room.

(photo1: South-East's PP & ADG Tim presenting on the Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas)(photo2: in the red sweater, SEN Rotarian Keisha)
RCOB New Members Training 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary South East Nassau along with Tom Duff / ICB and Rotarian Gina Greene / Commonwealth Bank donates a laptop and textbooks to two super students Destiny and Jelissa !!!

(photo1: Rotarian Rema ,Jelissa and mom - Laptop donated TOM Duff / ICB and RCSEN) (photo2 and 3: Rotarian Rema with Destiny and her mom, books donated by Rotarian Gina / Commonwealth Bank and laptop donated by Tom Duff/ ICB and RCSEN)
RCSEN along with ICB and Commonwealth Bank Donates School Supplies 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minute: As a Rotarian, how have you provided service? 2015-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minute: What have you learned from being a Rotarian ? Rishad Bain 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0

For Membership Month ..... PRESIDENT BRIDGETTE INDUCTS SOUTH EAST NASSAU NEWEST ROTARIAN…. Rotarian Selma Delancy.

Welcome to the South East Nassau Family Selma !!!!

SEN Newest Rotarian - Selma Delancy 2015-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minute: What Is Rotary? 2015-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minute: How can Rotary attract new members? 2015-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
August is Membership Month 2015-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Higgs is a certified nutritionist and owner of the Healthy Lifestyles Food and Nutrition Store.
 
Dr. Alvira Higg’s familiarity with Home Remedies started as a child growing up with her Grandmother.  In her early twenties, she was diagnosed with an acute skin/blood disorder and spent five and a half years going from doctor to doctor with no relief.  She was referred to a Naturopathic Doctor who advised her to change her lifestyle.  Impressed by the simple methods of health and healing and the tremendous results she experienced in two and a half months, she not only changed her lifestyle but her career as well.
 
After such a life changing experience she began intent search into the natural realm and found the highest calling on her life, a call for service as a Medical Missionary.  She left managing an Offshore Bank & Trust Company for the humble position as a Medical Missionary. 
 
Uchee Pines Institute the choice of training was a little Heaven on earth, with Miracles happening right before her very eyes every three weeks.  Equipped with her Lifestyle Educator and Lifestyle Counselor training credentials she returned to Nassau.  Then obtain her Community Health Education from Pacific Heath Center, in Bakersfield, California, and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southern Graduate Institute School of Alternative Medicine in Kentucky.
 
Dr. Higgs shares her working hours between Healthy Lifestyle Centre & Deli and Better Living Health Centre & Deli in Nassau, Bahamas.
 
Dr. Higgs is married to Dr. Leon Higgs, Secretary General Bahamas Commission for UNESCO. 
Dr. Elvira Higgs - Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes. 2015-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
South East Nassau Steak Out Fund-Raiser 2015-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
On May 4, 1987, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender. Rotary issues a policy statement that any Rotary club in the United States can admit qualified women into membership. The Rotary Club of Marin Sunrise, California (formerly Larkspur Landing), was chartered on 28 May. It became the first club after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to have women as charter members. Sylvia Whitlock, of the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, became the first female Rotary club president. The 1989 Council on Legislation voted to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remained a watershed moment in the history of Rotary. 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, and several close votes at previous Council meetings. The response to the decision was overwhelming: By June 1990, the number of female Rotarians had skyrocketed to over 20,000. By 2010, the number of women was approaching 200,000. (Info from www.rotary.org)
In 1995, the Rotary Club of South East Nassau was the first Club to accept women as chartered members; a historic first.  In June of that year, under the presidency of Greg Lee, Rowena Bethel was inducted followed in September by Azaleta Ishmael-Newry and shortly thereafter, Linda J. Carey (wife of PP Jerome McSweeney) and Coralee McMillan.
Our female Rotarians have played a pivotal role in our Club ever since and there have been 5 female Presidents who were: Carla McCombe (2002-03) as the first female President, Annamaria DeGregory (2009-10), Rochelle Wilkinson (2012-13), Rema Martin (2013-14), our current President Bridgette Rolle (2015-16) and current President-Elect Lillian Russell (2016-17) carries on the tradition.
Today, all clubs in The Bahamas have inducted women into Rotary with exception of the Rotary Club of West Nassau.
By Peter Goudie and Azaleta Ishmael-Newry
 
Photo above taken from a newspaper copy of the Club’s 20-year bulletin in 1996. In the photo from left to right are: PP Richard Crawford (1998-82) Linda J. McSweeney Carey, the late   Reginald Knowles, Coralie McMillan, PP Larry Roberts (1986-87), Charter Member, Rudy Neeley, Rowena Bethel (first female Rotarian inducted in 1995), PP Ednol Smith (1996-97), Azaleta Ishmael-Newry and charter member and PP Henry “Rusty” Scates (1979-80).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Women in Rotary - South-East Celebrates 20 Years! 2015-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Change Over - "Be a gift to the world" Afton Moxey 2015-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect, Dr. Bridgette Rolle - "Cohesiveness Promotes Performance" Afton Moxey 2015-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Jun 09, 2015
President Blyden provided to the membership a comprehensive overview of the club's achievements along with a robust financial position. 
President Sean Blyden " A Year in Review" Afton Moxey 2015-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Construction Industry in The Bahamas Afton Moxey 2015-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Keith Parker - Impact of IAAF on the Athletics for the Bahamas Afton Moxey 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on May 03, 2015
 

Our guest speaker, Mr.Rick Lowe is Director/Operations Manager of Nassau Motor Company Ltd, the local representatives for Honda, and Chevrolet vehicles, ACDelco parts & FG Wilson Generators. He is the Vice President & Treasurer of the Nassau Institute a Bahamian public policy think tank. Former member (19 years) of the Rotary Club of East Nassau where he served as president 1995/1996.

Impact of VAT on the Auto Industry Afton Moxey 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
 
Ms. Elisia Lake, District Rotaract Representative,
We are please to be hosting from St. Martin on the 22 April, 2015 Ms. Elisia Lake has been a member of Rotaract since 2009. Ms. Lake earned Bachelor’s degree in Education with honors and is a Teacher by profession.
Overview of 7020 - Rotaract's Afton Moxey 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly - Members Only 2015-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Steven Cartwright,Founder of Bahamas Revisited.  
Bahamas Revisited is an excursion company offering educational, environmental week long excursions to the Bahamian Out Islands. We welcome family trips, adult groups, mission teams, relief work, creative get away, corporate groups, and the list goes on. Join us today and explore the beauty!

 

"Bahamas Revisited" 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
"The Importance of Reading in our Community" Afton Moxey 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Mar 22, 2015
PASTOR: DR. CLEVELAND W. ENEAS III B.S., D.D. as our guest speaker on 25 March, 2015
Self Literacy Afton Moxey 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 19, 2015
Members of RCSEN gathered on Saturday 14th March at 9 am to pack boxes of food and distribute them to 9 grateful single mothers with over 20 children. This project has become a quarterly one for the club. In addition to delivering the grocery, members get to see first hand the depressing conditions which exist in some area's of our island. It is a gratifying, yet eye opening experience.
 
Distributing Food to Single Mothers Timothy Ingraham 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
When External Failure happens in Business Operations...Then What? Afton Moxey 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rishad Bain on Mar 12, 2015

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With March being literacy month and in an effort to promote literacy , the Rotary Club of South East Nassau this past Friday visited the Claridge Primary School where they participated in the school's Read to Lead Program for children in grades 4 - 6. Short stories were read to the kids and a short talk about why reading is important was given. 

In addition to the reading sessions, composition books were also donated to the students, which the Principal was very thankful for.  

For the month of March on each Friday it is intended that we will read to the kids from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm. The next date for the Read to Lead Program is on Friday March 27th, 2015.

Rotary SEN - Read to Lead at Claridge Primary School Rishad Bain 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
From Ethiopia toThe Bahamas, the Evolution of the Healthcare System Afton Moxey 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
March - Literacy Afton Moxey 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Orthomolecular/Alternative Cancer Therapies Afton Moxey 2015-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Bilateral Relationship between Cuba and The Bahamas Afton Moxey 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
The Implementation and Impact of Value Added Tax on the Bahamian Economy Afton Moxey 2015-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Feb 15, 2015

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Judith is truly a courageous woman, she shared her story of being shot numerous time and surviving…..and then she absolved her shooter….THAT’S POWERFUL

Power Story 2015 by Judith Blair Afton Moxey 2015-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Ten Recommendations for the Reduction of Crime in The Bahamas. Afton Moxey 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Today's Immigration Policy in the Bahamas Afton Moxey 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
World Understanding Month Afton Moxey 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Reality Check! with Chrissy Love - ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH Afton Moxey 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
One Bahamas - Peter Bates Afton Moxey 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
The State of Social Services in the Bahamas - Mrs. Helena Ferguson Afton Moxey 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Mr. Felix Stubbs, District Governor Elect Afton Moxey 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Jan 05, 2015

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Tell a Friend......Moreover, bring a Friend this month to our regular meetings for them to experience Rotary in ACTION!

Rotary Awareness Month Afton Moxey 2015-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Christmas Carols and Crazy Hats Afton Moxey 2014-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
The Impact of VAT on the real Estate Sector Afton Moxey 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Foundation Trivia - Hosted By Rema Martin Afton Moxey 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
The State of Education in The Bahamas Afton Moxey 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly " A Review of our Performance" Afton Moxey 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Candia Dames - Investigative Journalism within The Bahamas. Afton Moxey 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Sep 25, 2014

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The Coalition for Responsible Taxation is a division of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and has been successfully engaged in collaborative discussions with the Government on the important issues affecting the progress of our nation including fiscal, tax and energy reform.

"The Bahamas needs Fiscal Reform not just Tax Reform" Afton Moxey 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Sep 25, 2014

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The Celebrity Artist is an award winning visual artist who is famous for his life- like portrait depictions of world figures, government officials, billionaires and A-list celebrities.

Jamaal Rolle - The Celebrity Artist Afton Moxey 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaractors Hosting Meeting Afton Moxey 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rishad Bain on Sep 12, 2014

On Saturday 13th September 2014 Members of the Rotary Club of South East Nassau attended a reading session at The Bilney Lane Children's Home. Members of the club read books and stories to the kids there and served them breakfast. The event was a resounding success and both groups look towards working together on projects in the future.

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Bilney Lane Reading Session Rishad Bain 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Jeffrey Beckles, General Manager at National Sports Authority Afton Moxey 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Aug 12, 2014

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PROFILE -  DAVE SHANNON SMITH

Mr. Dave Shannon Smith is the former Executive Director of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas ("SCB"), having taken up the mantle during a time that required intentional and necessary change. Under Dave's directorship, the SCB achieved marked improvement as evidenced by the 2012 Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP).  Along with other key operational and strategic achievements, were  'A' Signatory status to IOSCO's MMoU on 27 December 2012 and the 22 July 2013 signing of MOUs with regulators in the European Union (EU).

Dave has broad financial services industry experience having worked in both offshore and onshore sectors for “marquee names” including Credit Suisse, UBS, Lloyds TSB, MeesPierson, Royal Bank of Canada and Royal Bank of Scotland International.  He held numerous managerial positions covering back & middle office operations, compliance, risk, human resources and change management.

Dave is active in industry and has served in numerous capacities as Board Member and Chair of the Public Hospital Authority Audit and Deputy Chair of the Finance Committees; Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Lecturer at the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services and as a Member and the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO) and The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA).

Dave is a licensed Financial Corporate Service Provider (FCSP), Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Business Administration from Taylor University, Upland, Indiana.  He is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) and The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (FBIFS).

Track-road to Corporate Governance Afton Moxey 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Jul 29, 2014
 
 
 
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Paul D. Major is the principal of Major Consulting Ltd. it was formed in January 2006 to provide business consultancy services and financial solutions to a broad variety of Public and Private Sector entities and individuals locally and internationally.
Bahamas Carnival Afton Moxey 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Afton Moxey on Jul 22, 2014

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Biography of Tamara Donaldson

I am presently a Registered Nurse with The Ministry of Health.  Before such time I have rotated through various areas of nursing and health.  My most memorable experiences have been 5 years in The Intensive Care unit where I was trained as a critical care nurse. 2 years as a correctional nurse in The Her Majesty's Prison, and 5 years in The STD program.  So far I have spent 14 years in this humble profession called NURSING.
 
I am a proud graduate of Kingsway Academy High School, and a proud alumni of The College of The Bahamas. 
 
I am a mother of 3 small kids that keeps me alert and grateful to return home everyday no matter where my nursing duties would have taken me to the previous 8-12hours.  I am also a dedicated wife of a successful commercial fisherman.
Partner Notification and The Importance of Simultaneous Treatment Management of Infected Partners Afton Moxey 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rishad Bain on May 23, 2014

Rotarians of [South-East Nassau Club ] and Rotaractors of [South-East Nassau Centennial Club] All met at the All Saints Camp on Saturday 24th May to serve breakfast to the patrons and children. This is something that the residents of the camp really appreciate as do the full time administrators who faithfully work in the kitchen cooking meals each and every day. Our resident caterer, Sonia Adderley Bowe, provided all the food, drinks and accessories, all funded by a donation from Insurance Company of The Bahamas.

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Rotarians serves breakfast to the patrons of All Saints Camp May 24th, 2014 Rishad Bain 2014-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
RCSEN Easter Party for Robert Smith Ward - April 19th, 2014 Rishad Bain 2014-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Fund-Raiser ***** Rotary South East Nassau - TOGA PARTY !!! **** Fund-Raiser Rishad Bain 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
December 4th, 2013 Bulletin - The South Easter Rishad Bain 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
December is Family month - emphasising Rotary's ongoing commitment to Family of Rotary Rishad Bain 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
The South Easter - November 27th, 2013 Meeting Bulletin Rishad Bain 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
November - Rotary Foundation Month Rishad Bain 2013-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary South East Nassau Garage Sale Rishad Bain 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rishad Bain on Sep 26, 2013
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President Rema & PP Reg attend Doris Johnson School. Student sign up for interact Club

Check out the photo album for more pictures of the event !!!

Rotary SEN attends Doris Johnson School Rishad Bain 2013-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rishad Bain on Sep 23, 2013

RCSEN, Donates School Supplies to the Hospital School at Princess Margaret Hospital

School Bags with supplies were also donated by Rotarian Gina, on behalf of Commonwealth Bank Ltd.



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In photo above: PP Rochelle, Educator Mrs Kimlyn Hanna, Senior Nursing Officer Rebecca Johnson, Trained Teacher Ms Gaynell Campbell, & PP Peter

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RCSEN makes donation to PMH Rishad Bain 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rishad Bain on Sep 13, 2013
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Rotary South East Nassau Community Service Project "Rotarians and Rotaractors at Work!!!"
The project entailed removing "cattails" from close to the walkways and bird viewing platforms so that the public can enjoy this "treasure" better than ever before.
If you have never been here before, you will enjoy the experience as it is one of the best bird viewing areas in New Providence and a great place to enjoy some peace and quiet.
 

Check out the photo album section to see more photos of this community service event 

Rotary South East Nassau helps out the Bahamas National Trust Rishad Bain 2013-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rishad Bain on Sep 07, 2013
On Saturday 7 September 2013 members of the club visited the Bilney lane children's home and read a number of stories to the children there in celebration of International Day. Members of the club also provided Lunch to the kids  and were well received. 

Also in celebration of International Literacy Day members of the club made a donation of books to Claridge Primary School at Holy Cross Church at the 9:00am mass on Sunday 8 September. 

The books were gratefully received by Mr Rolle the Vice Principal of Claridge Primary. 

 

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Posted by Rishad Bain on Aug 23, 2013
On Saturday 24 August 2013 members of the Literacy and Scholarship committee of the Rotary Club of South East Nassau  visited the Bilney Lane Children's Home. 

While at the home members of the Literacy and Scholarship Committee read a variety of stories to the children including tales from B'Booky and B'Rabby and The Last of the Mohicans. We also provided the children with pizza, fruit and juice for lunch. 

The book reading session was a great success as we were well received by Mrs. Olivia Major, the director of the home, her staff, and the children who were very happy for us to read to them. 

As part of our goal to promote literacy in The Bahamas,  and celebrate World Literacy day the Literacy and Scholarship Committee have arranged two further reading sessions at the home on Saturday 31 August and Saturday 7 August at 11am.

All interested Rotarians of the club of South East Nassau are encouraged to come out on those upcoming dates to support this endeavor. 

(see photo album section for more photos)

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An enthusiastic team of 26 South East Nassau Rotarians and Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial brought some early morning cheer to the residents of the All Saints Camp on Saturday 24th of August by serving them a hearty breakfast of cooked meat, scrambled egg and hash browns. Residents were also treated to bread rolls, fruit cocktail cups, danish pastries and fresh orange juice. While Rotarians sweated it out in the kitchen – Peter Goudie was in the heat of the action scrambling eggs for 50 persons – our younger Roteractors provided the leg work in delivering the items to the grateful residents.  After breakfast had been served, the group presented back-to-school back packs (donated by Commonwealth Bank) to the youngsters from the Camp.   

(See the Photo Album section for other pictures)

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ImageOn Wednesday 3rd July 2013, in celebration of the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Bahamian Independence, the Literacy and Scholarship Committee of the Rotary Club of Southeast Nassau was pleased to put on an Independence Quiz for those visitors and guests who attended the meeting on that day.

          The Independence Quiz consisted of 12 questions from a range of categories including History/Politics, Sports, General Knowledge, and questions specifically relating to Independence Day events and national identity.

          The Quiz was a great success and was well received by all those who attended.  There was a three way tie for first place with three tables answering a total of 10 out of the 12 questions correctly.  Those tables were the Round Table at which Mr. Tracy Knowles sat, the table at which Mr. Richard Adderley sat and the table at which Mr. Roger Kelty.

          The prizes for the winning tables are ribbons provided by the Club and they shall be distributed at the meeting on Wednesday 17th July 2013.

 

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The Book Drive has been scheduled for Saturday 4th October 2014 at the Mall at Marathon from 9am to 1pm. Come out and donate your books !!! 
All books donated will help in projects to promote literacy and scholarship within The Bahamas.

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PP Charles threw out the ALS Challenge to the club.  As was mentioned, this disease has hit close to home with RCSEN in that PP Ednol contracted it six months short of his retirement. His wife has endorsed this movement to bring about awareness of the complications of  ALS.

This past Saturday 8/30/14, South East Nassau Rotarians along with PP Ednol Smith extended family members and friends gathered together to conduct the challenge and more importantly raise funds.

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On behalf of the President and the Board of Directors, we wish to extend a hearty thank you to ALL that came out last night to witness the transition of the club leaders.  Special thanks is extended to our outgoing president Ms. Rema Martin as she culminated a fantastic year in office.  The President would especially like to thank Rotarian Lillian for pitching in to assist at the door (a true display of Service above Self) and all others, especially those high-spirited Rotaractors,  that made the evening a smashing success!  

If last night is any indication of what this year will look like, I think we may just have had the beginning of a truly great year. Even Ralph was dancing! Once again, thanks to all of you for making this possible.  

See you all at Meeting on Wednesday with Dues in hand.  Oh, and seeing as this will be the dawn of our Independence, let's have a display of National Pride by wearing our colors.  I may even lead you in a rendition of the National Anthem.  Who would like to join me? 

Have a Great weekend!!! 



Bridgette Rolle
Rotary Club of South East Nassau

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Fellow Rotarians,

Our community service effort will continue on Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm as we host a blood drive at Southwest Plaza.  Nurses will be on hand to check the vitals of persons in the area and we shall be handing out flyers on various aspects of healthy living.  The Rotary Blood Mobile will be there.  In addition, the plaza has agreed to donate gifts for those persons donating blood on that day.  Guinness and Vitamalt will also be available!!

We would like to encourage you to come down to Southwest Plaza, if only for an hour on Saturday, to assist with handing out flyers and donating blood.  Some, like me, are afraid of needles so we may need your assistance to hold them down as we extract the blood.  But seriously, we would really, really appreciate your support on this.  One of our Rotaract Club's secured 17 pints a few weeks ago and we would like to think that we can surpass that.

Please circulate the attached flyer to your vast networks and ask them to circulate it.  Post it on your notice board and hand it to passersby on the street.  

When you donate blood you save a life, maybe your own - you never know!  We look forward to your support!


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Rotary Leadership Institute – ( RLI) Training will be in Nassau .........

March 15- & 16, 2014
these training sessions will include breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks
 and training materials.

Online Registration is now open via the website www.rlitraining.org for

·       Sessions 1 & 3 on Saturday March 15th ;
·       And,
·       Session 2 & Graduate Course on Sunday March 16th.
$95.00 per day

Sessions will be held at the Bahamas Medical Center on Blake Road.

Interested persons MUST sign up online. 

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Through this page we aim to begin to change the lifestyle habits which are leading to health problems among Bahamians. Join us in this fight.

The Bahamas is in the midst of a health crisis due to our diet and lifestyle. Unhealthy foods and a lack of physical activity is literally killing us. The Rotary Club of Southeast Nassau has embarked on a multi media campaign to begin to change this. We hope to sensitize our fellow countrymen to the consequences of their food choices and lack of exercise, and thereby begin to reverse the current trend.

Health statistics indicate high incidences of chronic non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer. For example, 45% of deaths in 2003 were due to chronic non-communicable diseases.
Preliminary data from the National Chronic Non-communicable Disease Survey, March 2006 (1,424 persons surveyed in 637 households in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Long Island)
• 21% had been diagnosed with high blood pressure
• 26% of those measured had elevated blood pressure
• 7% had been diagnosed with diabetes
• 12% had impaired and elevated fasting glucose on measurement (often used as an indicator for diabetes)
• 70% were overweight
• 8.8% were current smokers
• 64.5% described themselves as sedentary in leisure time
• 47% did not eat at least 1 fruit everyday
• 51% did not eat vegetables everyday
• 33% had “fast food” 2 or more times per week

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Mr. Simon Wilson - Deputy Financial Secretary - Ministry of Finance

         

Fellow Rotary Club of South East Nassau Rotarians and Friends .....

Our Guest Speaker for this week meeting {2/19/14} will be Mr. Simon Wilson - Deputy Financial Secretary - Ministry of Finance
The Rotary Club of South East Nassau meets every Wednesday from 12:45pm - 2:00 pm at East Villa Restaurant , East Bay Street, Nassau Bahamas

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The Rotary Club of South East Nassau; The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Centennial, The Interact Club of St Andrews; Doris Johnson Interact Club and Columbus Primary School Early Act Club .........

Have all participated  in Zones 33-34 Rotary has Heart feed the children project this Morning and  Partnered with “Hands for Hunger” 

Hands For Hunger is a humanitarian organization committed to the elimination of unnecessary hunger and the reduction of food waste through the creation of meaningful and engaging partnerships formed amongst all sectors of the Bahamian community. They  strive to inspire a shared sense of social and environmental responsibility amongst citizens, who, individually and collectively, come to realize the power of their own contributions. They do this by food rescue and distribution, education and other innovative solutions aimed at achieving national food security.

Each day the  team sets out to pick up fresh, high quality food that would otherwise go to waste. Hands For Hunger transports this food within hours to those who need it most - community centers, shelters, churches and soup kitchens throughout the island. These agencies provide food to hungry children, seniors on fixed income, women seeking refuge from domestic abuse, the homeless, the disabled, psychiatric patients and many more who cannot provide for themselves.

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OCTOBER IS VOCATIONAL , INTERNATIONAL SERVICE , AND COMMUNITY SERVICE MONTH

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On Friday - July 26th, 2013 RCSEN in Partnership with our Rotaractors sorted books for donation.
The books were donated by PAG & PP & Frances V. Betsy Owen, RI International President’s Representative from the Sunrise Rotary Club of Delray Beach F
lorida.
Thanks to PP Anna, for her Kindness and contribution in storing and delivering books for distribution.

The next day, Saturday, President Rema, Past President Tim, Secretary Tom, Colin Chair of Literacy and Scholarship; Rotarian Zorene along with Rotaract President Jomar, delivered the food Packages for Families.Image
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HIGH RISK HUMAN PATHALOMA VIRUS (HR HPV) Thru the significant donations of many organizations and spearheaded by Dr. Olga Stokes, Pathologist at PMH and PP RCSEN Frank McGwier, the HR HPV lab was officially opened today March 26, 2012 at the Princess Margaret Hospital by Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health.  The Rotary Club of South-East Nassau, Inner Wheel of East Nassau, the Rotary Club of Ft. Lauderdale South, and the Rotary International, along with other many other private donars, provided over $70,000.00 worth of HPV equipment and testing reagents to detect the harbingers of cervical cancer. The equipment provided, when equipped with other reagents can also detect other sexually transmitted diseases.  The project also included the training of medical personnel and persons for the maintanence and operation of the equipment.  Supplies for 1000 tests were also paid for.  Cervical Cancer is the number two cancer affecting women in The Bahamas.  The HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer.  The HP virus is highly prevalent in The Bahamas and strikes young women between the ages of 13 and 29 years.  Before this machine was donated, test had to be sent to Florida at a cost of approximately $200.00.  Many women in The Bahamas simply could not afford this.  Approximately 1,500 women require the HR HPV test yearly resulting from abnormal pap smears.  THis machine will have a huge impact in the lives of young Bahamian women by providing the machine to test HR HPV at an affordable rate. The HPV testing lab was officially opened today at the PMH by Minister of Health Dr. Hubert Minnis, and members of patner organizations including the Rotary Clubs, Inner Wheel, Mr Sands of Majestic Tours, and hospital administrative official and staff.   Rotary International provided a GRANT of $25,000 toward the project.
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This very timely Seminar was held March 10, 2012 at Success Training College, Bernard Road. The subject of Wills and Probates, Estate and Administration Planning and legislation governing wills were presented by Senior Associate, Mrs. Andrea Williams of Halsbury Chamber.  Mrs. Williams has a legal career that spans 43 years, and is highly sought after for her legal expertise in Probates and Administration of Estates, Willis and Trusts, Land Laws, Conveyancing and Mortgages and Intellectual Properties.

The Seminar lasted for well over four hours while eager participants asked intelligent questions about the status of their particular matters.  Meanwhile, our host Mr. Carlton Neymour, Executive Director for Success Training College, provided the group with much needed refreshments along with making sure the facilities were cool and comfortable. He is to be commended!

This Seniors Seminar Series was a success as participants were asking for an encore presentation.

Good Job South Easterners …

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RCSEN received a matching Grant of $50,000 several years ago to launch our BTIO programme to junior high school students in the public school system in the Bahamas.   The programme involves giving computerised dolls to male and female students to take home for the weekend.  These high-tech dolls require feeding, bathing, changing, they cry, smile, etc.  The students then have to write an essay about their experiences over the weekend.  Once the information is downloaded, the coordinators can determine whether the baby was well cared for, died, cried excessively, starved, left alone for long periods, etc.  This information is reported to the student.  The aim is the reduce the incidences of teen pregnancy.  The RCSEN will relaunch this very successful project at several other public schools in Nassau and the Family Islands.  We have committed US$3000 for a Baby Think It Over workshop to be conducted in Nassau during February 2012.  This workshop it aimed at training additional high school teachers and coordinators for the programme.  A RealityWorks team, the company that manufactures the dolls, will be visiting Nassau to conduct the training

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On January 23, 2012, the RCSEN presented the All Saints Camp, a facility that provides housing and healthcare to persons who are suffering from HIV/AIDS, with a brand new $3,000 Royal commercial stove.  This commercial stove was desperately needed by the camp after their existing stove became unfeasible to operate.  Mr. Tom Duff, Community Service Chair for the RCSEN, spareheaded this very important donation. 

Tom recalls how after planning a comunity service project to provide breakfast for the 60 residents at the camp last year, he asked the Administrator of the camp, Ms. Ingraham, what was really needed at the facility.  She immediately indicated that they really needed a stove as the existing one was in really bad shape.  Tom went into action and began calling around for prices.  After several months, funds from the RCSEN and a donation from the Insurance Company of The Bahamas, the All Saints Camp FINALLY has a brand new 6 burner commercial stove with oven. 

 

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The Rotary Club of South-East Nassau invites all persons under the age of 18 to participate in its 1st Annual ART COMPETITION.

The theme is IMPRESSIONS OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY and art work should represent an original scene, location or place representing an impression of a country where Rotary International is present.

 

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Relaunch of BABY THINK IT OVER (BTIO) Programme – RCSEN received a matching Grant of $50,000 several years ago to launch our BTIO programme to junior high school students in the public school system in the Bahamas.  The programme involves giving computerised dolls to male and female students to take home for the weekend.  These high-tech dolls require feeding, bathing, changing, they cry, smile, etc.  The students then have to write an essay about their experiences over the weekend.  Once the information is downloaded, the coordinators can determine whether the baby was well cared for, died, cried excessively, starved, left alone for long periods, etc.  This information is reported to the student.  The aim is the reduce the incidences of teen pregnancy.  The RCSEN will relaunch this very successful project at several other public schools in Nassau and the Family Islands.  We have committed US$3000 for a Baby Think It Over workshop to be conducted in Nassau during February 2012.  This workshop it aimed at training additional high school teachers and coordinators for the programme.  A RealityWorks team, the company that manufactures the dolls, will be visiting Nassau to conduct the training. 

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The RCSEN participated in the Annual Christmas party for the children at the Robert Smith Ward at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre on December 10, 2011.  This is the national centre where persons are housed who are mentally challenged, orphaned, have severe deformities, psychological and developmental problems, etc.  The residents range in age from 14-52 years.  Residents were hosted to lunch and fellowhip with Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors.  Santa arrived on the hood of an SUV to distribute christmas presents to all of the 50-60 kids and adults.   

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  YAAAAA  HOOOOO .......  we won !!!!!

 

The Rotary Club of South-East Nassau won the COTM award for December 2011.  The focus of the month was FAMILY AND FELLOWSHIP.  

These are things that South-East Nassau knows well.  The events and activities that won us the award are listed below. 

 

 1.      SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING 

 2.      CHILDREN’S PARTY W/SANTA @ ROBERT SMITH WARD, SANDILANDS REHABILITATION CENTRE

 3.      Relaunch of BABY THINK IT OVER (BTIO) Programme

 4.      THANKSGIVING LUNCH & CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING @ the NAOMI CHRISTIE HOME FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. 

 5.      BONFIRE NIGHT

 6.      FELLOWSHIP HAPPY HOUR @ Prez. home

 7.      FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMME 

 8.      INDUSTRIAL STOVE FOR AIDS CAMP

 9.   ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY 

 

These events / activities were an excellent opportunity for Rotarians and their families (including Rotaract and Interact) to fellowship and participate in meaningful projects and activities in our communities.    

 

GREAT JOB SOUTH-EAST! 

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The 5th Annual Bonefire Night at PP Anna Degregory was a success.  Almost 20 members and their children attend this RCSEN Family event on Saturday November 5, 2011,  All in all, about 50 Rotarians and their children participated.  There was fun for all.  Hotdogs, hamburgers, marsh-mellows roasted on an open flame, some ole school music playing in the background, fireworks, etc.

Fellowship Director Nigel on the grill.  Special thanks to Nigel and the fellowship team along with Anna and Colin DeGregory for their hospitality.  CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.  

Great Event and lots of fun!  

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By Paul Farmer 
The Rotarian - April 2009 
The following is an excerpt from the In Focus section in the April 2009 issue.

To make a stable world, we need to recognize the powerful link between maternal health and the well-being of children. The author tells why.

These days, everyone in my line of work (medicine and public health) wants to have straightforward and attainable goals, clear standards of measurement, and an obvious - to use the most common parlance, these days - return on investment. For over a century, in medicine and public health, this was called "the search for the magic bullet." By the late 19th century, effective vaccines were looking like magic bullets, and as efficacy increased and adverse affects decreased, hundreds of millions of lives were saved, and untold misery prevented. One scourge, smallpox, was driven from the earth. Even without using concepts such as grief or sorrow, concepts worthy of respect in public health, that was certainly a handsome return on investment. It's one of the reasons that Rotary chose to devote so much time and energy to making sure that the world's children do not die of vaccine-preventable illness.

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By Paul Engleman 
The Rotarian - April 2009 

Unless you are one of the few blithe souls who get through life without e-mail, you may sometimes wonder how you managed to communicate with friends and co-workers before it was invented. Perhaps you also wonder how you ended up buried in the stuff. Many of us are up to our virtual necks in e-mail, but as it turns out, digging out is not that big of a task - as long as you're not a procrastinator and you have a healthy willingness to throw things away.

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By Donna Polydoros 
Rotary International News -- 6 April 2009
 

After becoming the first quadriplegic yachtsman to circle Great Britain solo, honorary Rotarian Geoff Holt is already planning his next epic journey: an independent sailing voyage across the Atlantic.

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Bill Gates announces new US$255 million grant for ending polio

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