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Immediate Past President Yorick Brown
President Elect Jipcho Johnson
Secretary Alysia Colebrooke
Treasurer James Owen
Sergeant at Arms James Anderson
Club Administration Ansel Watson
Membership Moreno Hamilton
Public Relations Lathera Major
Rotary Foundation Ellie Ferguson
New Generations - Youth Union President Trotman
Fellowship Mechelle Martinborough
Service Projects Jermaine Colebrooke
Vocational Service Chandra Kemp
International Service Barrett McDonald
Fundraising Inga Bostwick
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Future Visions Ellie Ferguson
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www.MockCasinoNight.com

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Remember, the many benefits of walking. They range from emotional and spiritual, to physical. 

1. It strengthens your heart

2. It lowers disease risk

3. It keeps weight in check

4. It tones your legs, bum – and tum

5. It boosts your vitamin D levels

6. It gives you energy

7. It makes you happy

There you go, seven reasons to see you on Saturday, April 5th, 2014. RCNP will be participation in the Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation Walk/Run Competition (April 5) beginning at 6am from the Montague Beach Park. 

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Mrs. Rahming advised the club that Project Read got started in 1991, supported by the Rotary Club of East Nassau. She stated that the organization began following a mandate from RI to focus on literacy for adults. In 1986 Project Read became independent.

Project Read has a Board of Directors, where Gary Sweeting (a Rotarian) currently serves Chairman. The organization currently has over 100 tutors that tutor adults. She noted that while the organization was created, and still focuses on teach adults, it now incorporates the teaching of children on Saturdays and during the month of July. She noted that Project Read does not charge for its services, as they want anyone desirous of learning to read to come forward and be taught.

Project read is located on Village Rd. and its normal business hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 5:30pm.

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Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation Mavis Darling-Hill, char of the Foundation informed that April will be celebrated as Parkinson's Awareness Month. During the month, the Foundation would be hosting a few events to build awareness of Parkinson Disease, the work of the Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation, and to raise funds to continue to assist persons with Parkinson's disease.

Gandhi Pinder provided the club with a brief description on Parkinson's disease, noting that the Foundation has been supporting persons with the disease for the past 14 years.

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The Rotary Club of New Providence at its 11th Annual Horse Show and Steak Out on Saturday March 22 and Sunday March 23, 2014 at the Camperdown Stables, Eastern New Providence.

The Rotary Club of New Providence "Our actions speak louder"

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The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world.

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Rotary Club of New Providence in conjunction with Purity Bakery have sponsored groceries to 3 homes every week for a minimum of 10 years. Two members from the club (this week Rotarians Jody Ann Carroll & Lathera Major) deliver groceries to the homes where they are encouraged to sit and talk with the families and find out how they are doing. These homes are single parent homes with children between the ages of 1-16 years old. 

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PI Chair Lathera noted that the presentation that evening would be educational; and would include a walk through the club's Facebook page, allow for members to sign up for Facebook and 'like' our club's page - in addition to re-introducing persons to our website and introducing all to Twitter.

PP Yorick led the training. He advised that social media is any forum that allows persons to share information along various types of media. He noted that Rotary International is trying to get more Rotarians involved in social media and that (i) Rotary.org and (ii) Clubrunner are social media sites.

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Crime Punishment in our Society

Magistrate Forbes noted that the issue of crime in our country is one that is getting a lot of focus, as a result of current events and crime statistics. He noted that one of the main complaints he hears is that there are too many individuals out on bail, and that these presumed criminals are the ones committing many of the crimes occurring in our society. He noted that this idea is simplistic and not the reason that persons are engaged in criminal activity. In fact, he noted that if we take the position that persons are more susceptible to committing crimes based on reasons such as their environment, hereditary, biology etc.; then simply putting these people in jail will not address the problem.

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A member who has contributed a $1,000.00 or more to Rotary Foundation is awarded a Paul Harris.  The following members were Awarded Paul Harris and pinned by Assistant District Governors Karen Pinder and Stanford Charlton:- PP Yorick Brown, Jeffrey Dennis, John Issa (Non-Rotarian), ICP Jipcho Johnson, Leslie Knowles (Non-Rotarian), James Owen, Carlos Smith, President William Wilson, Elburt Ferguson (PHF+1), PP Kendal Strachan (PHF+1), Martin Trotman (PHF+1), Jose Vargas (PHF+1), PP Augustine Roberts (PHF+2), Michael Knowles (PHF+3), PP Raymond Winder (PHF+4), PP John Philpot (PHF+5), PP Warren Knowles (PHF+7), and PDG Edward Bostwick (PHF+8).

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Mrs. Dean shared she is an Insurance Broker, where she is currently the President and Managing Director of Dean’s Insurance and Associates.  The company has been in existence since 2005, and she has been in the insurance industry for the past 30 years, where she enjoys satisfying her clients’ needs.

Mrs. Dean is the mother of four (4) children and four (4) grand-daughters, who are her joy.

Mrs. Frances Dean shared her story of viewing a Rotary Club’s advertisement in one of the local newspapers, decided to attend one of the meetings, which she liked, and hence her reason for joining. The speaker highlighted the various types of insurances, and gave insights and recommendations as to the best kind of insurances.

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Our Fellowship Chair, Mechelle Martinborough, transformed our General Meeting into a Christmas Fellowship/Social event, which began with a Scripture reading. Members then sang harmonious Christmas Carols, played a game of Charade, and gift giving of “Dirty Santa”

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As we celebrate this time of the year, we would like to remember those children of the families we help during our food run.

In an effort to brighten their holiday, we the members of Rotary Club of New Providence got together and “sponsor” a gift for each child.Image

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 Dr. Patterson advised that the Crisis Centre was formed 30 years ago, developed out of the need to assist abused women by providing them with place (Women's crises centre) to work though the pain that they as adults were dealing, with experiences from their youth. She noted that over the years the focus of the centre broadened, after the staff began hearing from boys and men who had been abused. This resulted in the name of the centre being changed about 10 years ago. She advised that the goal of the Crisis Centre is prevention, intervention and working with people to make our country safe; as many abusers are themselves victims of violence. She advised that two-thirds of children that witness or are victims of violence become either victims or perpetrators of violence; but that the work done by the Centre involves treating these persons.

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 The Rotary Club of New Providence & The Interact Club of C C Sweeting Senior High School volunteer to "Ring da bell" for the Salvation Army. Our family month joint project.

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 A 30 minutes wellness walk on the beach can reap many benefits, ranging from emotional and spiritual, to physical.

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Asst. Commissioner Hanna noted that his topic was 'Crime Initiatives taken by the Police Force, and its Initial Results'.

He noted the two main types of crimes (i) Planned and (ii) Opportunistic. He noted that while the police worked to tackle and take down planned crimes and criminals; opportunistic crimes will continue to challenge police all over the world. In these cases, persons could become victims based on your persona, clothing, demeanor etc.  

A criminal will make assumptions based on what they see, and may deduce that you may have more than you really do, and you can then become a target He noted that the main way for persons to defend against these opportunistic crimes will be to be mindful and aware at all times.

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An historic joint meeting of all the Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas in honour of the visit of District Governor Jeremy Hurst and his wife Michelle. 

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 The Sandilands Rehabilitation Center had its annual family fun day.  RCNP made a donation to facilitate popcorn and cotton candy making for the patients.

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The event, was hosted by the Governor General, entertainment by the RBDF pop band and all were wine and dine on the best Government House has to offer. Beyond that, all who contributed helped raise money for The Rotary Foundation. Recognition of a few fellow Rotarians and one or two persons from the community.

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The house (Rotary Club of New Providence )proposed  that Rotary Begins with the letter “F” during a fun- filled and spirited debate with the “all –male” Rotary Club of West Nassau(RCW). RCNP staged this first of its kind event to commemorate the start of Foundation Month. More importantly, the Club held the debate under the patronage of our District Governor, Jeremy Hurst and his visit to Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas with the RCNP being the first Club on his itinerary.

The proposers won the debate forming arguments around the concepts of Future, Fun, Fellowship, Females, and the Four-way test!

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District Governor Jeremy Hurst, who is an officer of Rotary International and represents the Rotary International President Ron Burton, leads Rotary District 7020. District 7020 is made up of over 2,500 Rotarians in 84 Clubs, including two e-clubs, on 16 islands in 10 Counties across the English, French and Dutch speaking Northern Caribbean. His primary role as district governor is to provide leadership, motivation, and guidance to the clubs in his/her district.

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The Rotary Club of New Providence will hold a DEBATE with the Rotary West Club on Monday November 4th, 2013 at 8:00pm. The proposed motion for the meeting is that "Rotary begins with the letter F!"

All are welcomed for some spirited fellowship and discourse regarding the meaning of Rotary. For more information please contact Rotarian Elburt Ferguson.

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Come out and benefit. We will have a 30 minutes wellness walk on the beach. There are many benefits to walking on the beach, ranging from emotional to physical. Bring the family. We will have great fellowship, as we improve our overall health.

See you there. Saturday 2nd November, 7:00 am, Goodman's Bay.

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Congratulation!  Two years in a row.

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Rotary Club of New Providence guest speaker for September 2, 2013 was Mr. Vaughn Roberts, Vice President - Corporate: Finance & Treasurer for Bahamar. Mr. Roberts discussed the impact of Bahamar on the Bahamas as well as the entire Caribbean. More importantly he discussed the increase of jobs for many Bahamians and the revenue that will be generated for the Bahamas with the completion of Bahamar.

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Membership Wellness Chair Dr. Andre Clarke along with Nurse Patrice Brown offered their assistance for the Grant's Town Health Fair held at the Grants Town Medical Center on August 31, 2013. Dr. Clarke provided free dental screening for school children, provided pamphlets and educated the public on the importance of brushing and flossing daily.

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Rotary Club of New Providence in conjunction with Purity Bakery have sponsored groceries to 2-3 homes every week for a minimum of 10 years. Two members from the club deliver groceries every week to the homes where they are encouraged to sit and talk with the families and find out how they are doing. These homes are single parent homes with children between the ages of 1-16 years old. Despite their challenges, they are always excited to see you as demonstrated in our photos.

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Rotary Club of New Providence has a rich history with providing speakers from various vocational backgrounds. The guest speaker for our August 26, 2013 club meeting was Mr. John Rolle, Financial Secretary, Ministry Of Finance. In attendance was Assistant Governor Stan Charlton, Assistant Governor Karen Pinder, Past District Governor Edward Bostwick, President William Wilson, MP for Montague, Richard Lightbourne, a host of Past Presidents and visiting Rotarians and guest.

Mr. Rolle's presentation advised on the following:

(i) the policy and motivation behind the VAT
(ii) concepts behind the taxation system
(iii) Proposals contained in the Government's white paper on the VAT
(iv) FAQS
(v) the planned implementation issues and process.
 

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The new member breakfast/fellowship is a new program the RCNP has been talking about for some time now. This year we have finally pulled it with a combined effort from Membership Chair, Valentino Hamilton and Fellowship Chair, Mechelle Martinborough. The breakfast was a good opportunity for new members to meet each other and to chat with veteran Rotary Club members. The event offered the opportunity for some club training through trivia and fun and games about The Six Areas of Focus for District 7020. In attendance was Assistant Governor Karen, President William Wilson, Past President & Founding Member Warren Knowles, Past President & Founding Member Ansel Watson, Immediate Past President Yorick Brown, Founding Member Geofferey Treco, Founding Member Mike Knowles, Secretary Alysia Archer-Colebrooke, Treasurer James Owen, Sergent At-Arms James Anderson, Membership Chair Valentino Hamilton, Service Project Chair Jermaine Colebrooke, Fundraising Chair Inga Bostwick, Fellowship Chair Mechelle Martinborough, Kevin Fernander, Jimmy Unwala and Vernal Sands. The new members present were, Jadetra Ingraham, Kenly Charite, Melissa Pratt, Frances Dean and Yvonne Allen-Skippings.

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Rotary Club of New Providence is proud to introduce our newest member, Miss Yvonne Allen-Skippings. She is a proud mother of three. She is currently employed at the National Insurance Board as an Internal Auditor covering the entire Bahamas. She is also apart of the Internal Auditor's Association. Please welcome Miss Allen-Skippings as a new Rotarian with RCNP. 

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The Nazareth Center was founded in 2001 as a home for abused mother's with children. However, it has taken on a new role as a children's home with kids ranging from 9 months old to 12 years old. There are children with and without disabilities and children that were abandoned. This is the second project sponsored by Rotary Club of New Providence at The Nazareth Center focusing on hands-on projects by painting the exterior corridor for the center.

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PRID Barry Rassin visited the Rotary Club of New Providence to speak as part of Membership Month. 

He was President of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, the sponsor club for RCNP, at the time that RCNP was formed.

 

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Do your friends and family know that you're a Rotarian, how #Rotary is taking action in communities, and how we're working to eradicate #polio and make history?

Learn more about what you can do during Rotary's Membership and Extension Month at http://ow.ly/nNq4j, and share this graphic to get the conversation started!

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Did you know that people are more interested in the “why” than the “how?”

This applies strongly to Rotary membership. It’s far less interesting how you became a Rotarian than why you became, and why you remain, a Rotarian.

I became a Rotarian because of my innate character to give. I am, by nature, altruistic and I believe in doing the right thing (even when no one is looking). In a nut shell, I feel good when I’m helping others. I remain in Rotary because I feel good when I’m helping others.

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 Painting Shutters at Persis Roger's Home August 3, 2013

We painted the hurricane shutters provided by our club 2 years ago.

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Photo: Lady Marguerite Pindling and William Wilson President of the Rotary Club of New Providence

We had Lady Marguerite Pindling as our guest speaker, to speak on the topic "40 years of Independence - A direct perspective on then and now"

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By Arnold R. Grahl  
Rotary News -

For three years, 100 districts have been testing Future Vision, a pilot of The Rotary Foundation’s new grant system, which was designed to increase Rotary’s effectiveness during the next century of service.

As the new Rotary year dawns, the future has begun. All districts begin using the simplified grant structure 1 July. Districts have already been completing the qualification process and qualifying their clubs. A number of clubs and districts have begun preparing and submitting grant applications.

There will be three types of grants: global, district, and packaged. You can learn about all three types, and get more details about the application process, on Rotary’s grant microsite ...

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Other changes for 2013-14:

  • Rotarians will be allowed to form satellite clubs, whose members meet at a different time and location from their parent clubs. The change, approved by the Council on Legislation in April, is intended to make it easier for members to develop the core for a new club.
  • Districts will be able to form an unlimited number of e-clubs. The Council removed a limit of two e-clubs per district. The change is designed to bring in new members and appeal to young professionals, who may be less able to meet in person weekly.
  • The name of Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service will change from “New Generations Service” to “Youth Service.” This change was also approved by the Council. In 2010, this avenue of service joined Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, and International Service.
  • The dues Rotary clubs pay Rotary International will increase US$1 to $53 per member.
  • A redesigned Rotary website will be launched in late summer.

Read the entire article here

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Congrats District Governor Elect Felix Stubbs! The District 7020 Conference is coming to The Bahamas!

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Today we celebrate the birthday of our organization's founder, Paul Harris, who once said: “Deeds preceded the written word. After service had been rendered in manifold forms, the word 'Service,' with all its varied meanings and implications, was written in the Rotary plan.” To this day service is a core value of Rotary, and we have Paul Harris to thank for it.

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Please take a moment to reflect on our organization's tremendous accomplishments over the years and on that winter day in Chicago in 1905 when Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul Harris made history by participating in the first Rotary club meeting.


Thank you, Rotarians, for being part of more than a century of positive change. Take a moment today to share on social media how Rotary makes a difference, or contribute to The Rotary Foundation at www.rotary.org/contribute.

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President Yorick, PP Raymond Winder and Rotarians Martin Trotman, Durie Smith, Leotha Smith and Tai Rahming all visited CC Sweeting High School in support of our Interacters and their advisors Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Bowe. This year is going to be a great one for them!
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