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East Nassau

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Nassau Yacht Club
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PO Box SS-6320
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Notes for “The Axis” RCEN meeting of July 18th  2014
 
Happy Independence Day (Belgium)
 
Call to Order:
President Elmer called the meeting to order and asked for a moment of silence to remember Mike Lightbourne’s mother and the mother of Jason’ s fiancée  --both of whom passed recently.
 
Invocation:
PP Joanne.
 
Toasts:
To the Queen and to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
 
Visiting Rotarians:
Destiny McKinney of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau
 
Honorary Members:
None today
 
Member Guests: 
Members introduced their guests and were welcomed in the usual manner.
 
4 Way Test
President  Elmer asked Jeff Mitchell to recite the 4 Way Test and for members to repeat same
 
Banners:
None today
 
Sergeant at Arms:
Franny received the usual standing ovation.
Fines were imposed for lateness, earliness, lack of pins, sitting on one’s own, being icons or even being nominated as a possible icon, for insulting the Sergeant, for providing a toilet and winning regattas in Abaco.
 
He then attempted a magic trick which failed and regaled us with a cobwebby joke about an Irishman, a desert island, a beautiful girl, a cigar, a smoke and a potential set of golf clubs.
 
Partner Birthdays:
Jr Bosclair’s Karen, July 20
 
Announcements:
Corrine reminded us about the Fox Hill Run on Saturday, July19
 
JP asked for volunteers for the team for the Sandy Toe Olympics on July 27th
 
President Elmer paid tribute to Sir Durward for receiving the lifetime Icon award and to Jamaal for being nominated in the Fine Arts division.
 
Speakers for the day:
President Elmer introduced two guest speakers Ray Minus Jr who spoke briefly about how boxing can help transform young persons and invited us to attend fight night on July19th at Wulff Road (at President Elmer’s expense).
 
The second speaker was Lucille Bullen who spoke on behalf of the AIDS Foundation. She gave a brief message about its work and asked for help at the various functions the foundation is holding over the next few months in particular the raffle due to be drawn on August 30th.
 
Kandice then introduced our main speaker for the day Drexel Deal.
 
Drexel has written a book trying to turn young person’s lives around and has drawn on his own experience as a gang member and being shot 4 times whilst attempting an armed robbery. He explained his theory that the lack of a father  and a settled happy home life can lead to youngsters joining gangs where they get that sense of belonging and love. We can treat the symptoms of crime by increased and more sophisticated policing but we need to treat the root causes of crime. He needs financial assistance to subsidise book giving to Her Majesty’s Prison so that he can help to turn some of the inmates’ lives around.
 
The formal vote of thanks was given by Burton Wallace
 
Final Toast To
RATW
 
Editor Rob Blakesley
 
 

 
The Rotary Club of East Nassau was out in force last weekend to complete there painting project at The Ranfurly Home for Children.
 
This is just the latest project undertaken at the home by the club.  Last year a donation of $10,000 was made to Ranfurly's new roof campaign.
 
See the photo album section of this website for more pictures.
 

 
 
A number of RCEN members took advantage of the Rotary training sessions offered this weekend by the Rotary Leadership Institute Sunshine Division. Members were working towards a four part course in order to strengthen their knowledge of the Rotary programs, opportunities and how to encourage others to make the most of their Rotary experience.
 

 
 
On Valentines Day RCEN participated in the Rotary Zones 33-34 Rotary Has Heart initiative to feed children. We partnered with Laura's soup kitchen off Kemp Road to feed the children before school.
 

 
On January 25th, the Rotary Club of East Nassau celebrated the life and work of Scottish poet Robert Burns and at the same time raised funds for the East Nassau Rotary Club Foundation which provides partial scholarships for Bahamian students to continue their education both at home and abroad.
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of East Nassau recently donated $1,500 to the Junior Baseball League of Nassau to pay registration fees for 15 girls who would otherwise not have been able to afford to play.
 
 
 
 
Rotarians and their family members joined the Susan G Komen "Race For The Cure" on January 18th and took the opportunity to celebrate three years of no new polio cases in India and publicise the End Polio Now campaign.
 

 
 
Members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau participated in an ongoing community service project at the Thelma Gibson Primary School in Elizabeth Estates on Saturday.
 
The project, which initially started in 2010/11 saw the club renovate the schools play area and install many planters, small trees and a vegetable garden.
 
Under the watchful eye of Community Service Director, Davin Lakin, club members spent the morning with paint brushes and power tools in hand freshening up the play area and enjoying each others company.
 
See more photo's from the project in the photo album section of this website,
 

 
 

East Nassau Rotarians, Rotaracators and Interactors were out on force on Saturday volunteering and participating at the inaugural Run242 Colour Run.

This fun, untimed 5k run/walk, which benefitted both the Rotary and Rotaract clubs of East Nassau was the first of it's kind in Nassau and attracted over 330 participants of all ages.

A great time was had by all and the next colour is sure to be even bigger and better!

 

 
 

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Speakers

Aug 01, 2014
Llewellyn Boyer Cartwright, Callenders Law
Aviation Trends and the Future for Business in The Bahamas
Aug 08, 2014
Lucas Metropulo
Community Centre Project
Aug 15, 2014
Dr. Major
The Seahorse Institute
Aug 22, 2014
Dionisio D'Aguilar / Lana Lee-Brogdon
The Coalition For Responsible Taxation
Sep 05, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
No Meeting
Boxing Day Holiday
 
 
 
 
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