2018 - 2019 Rotary: Be the Inspiration

Old Fort

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Old Fort Bay Club House
Old Fort Bay
Nassau,  N-8049
Bahamas
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Old Fort
 
 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership
Rotary Foundation
Sergeant at Arms
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Club Administration
Disaster Relief Chair
Community Service
 
Upcoming Events
  • SILENT FETE
    New Providence
    Oct 20, 2018 9:00 PM –
    Oct 21, 2018 1:00 AM
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Robbie Myers
    October 21
  • Jaime Nixon
    October 29
Anniversaries:
  • Derek Smith
    Lashanta Smith
    October 25
  • Lashanta Smith
    Derek Smith
    October 25
Join Date:
  • Heleina McCartney
    October 21, 2015
    3 years
 
 
JOIN A PROJECT
 
 
Change your community with us by volunteering on a local project.
 
PARTNER WITH US
 
 
We work with groups and organizations of all sizes to accomplish even more.
 
For more information on how you can partner with us feel free to send an e-mail to: rcofcommunityservice@gmail.com.
 
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Club History
 
                               
ROTARY CLUB OF OLD FORT
 
Contact: Deidree Bain
 
Rotary Club of Old Fort
Nassau, N.P. Bahamas

 
 
ROTARY CLUBS OF THE BAHAMAS WELCOME NEW CLUB
Rotary Old Fort Becomes Eighth Club In The Country
 
 
 
Founding members proudly stand together on the night that the new Rotary Club of Old Fort was officially chartered.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Old Fort (RCOF) was chartered on 5th May, 2015 with 25 charter members, becoming the ninth member of Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas in Rotary’s District 7020. The Rotary Club of Old Fort has 23 active and 4 honorary members. RCOF is a young, dynamic and  professional Club with over seventy percent of the members under the age of 40 years old and women representing more than half of our membership.
Our community service outreach focuses on fostering sustainable partnerships, notably with The Bahamas Feeding Network, The Bahamas Crisis Centre, The Salvation Army, Solomon’s Fresh Markets, and the neighboring home owners associations. Our signature fundraisers include JunkaRun, and Silent Fete.
 
The Rotary Club of Old Fort sponsors the Interact Club at Lyford Cay International School as well as the Early Act Club at St. John’s College.
 
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The Rotary Club of Old Fort meets Wednesdays at 6:30PM at the Old Fort Bay Clubhouse. Stay up to date on Facebook and Instagram @RotaryClubOldFort
 
 
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Club Stories
The members and prospective members of the Rotary Club of Old Fort were happy to answer the call and assist with the bank at the Annual International Cultural Festival in a weekend filled with service and fellowship!
 
Meet Keri Sherman, Attorney at Law (Litigation), Partner at ALEXIOU, KNOWLES & Co.
 
Rotarian Keri joined RCOF as Charter member in May 2015. 
 
Why Rotary? Keri says: “Rotary provides an opportunity to make a difference in our communities and in the world whilst also having fun and fostering a spirit of camaraderie.”
 
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau ran the show last week taking over RCOFs regular meeting. The members were treated to an exciting ice breaker and participated in a thought provoking conversation regarding the transition from Rotaract to Rotary.  Thank you to all the members of Rotaract East Nassau who came out and we look forward to seeing and working with you again!
 
RCOF welcomed its newest member, Ms. Donyelle Ward during last week's meeting. Donyelle is no stranger to Rotary having participated in a Rotary Youth Exchange in 2002. Her father is also an active Rotarian from District 6990. 
 
Look out for Donyelle and welcome her as she completes those red badge items!
 
Meet Barry Smith, Chief Accountant at the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas. 

He joined Rotary in January 2018 to serve. Barry enjoys “giving back to our community and the world. Though Rotary it is possible: due to service, donations, and interchanging ideas with Rotarians and others!”
 
Meet Immediate Past President Deidree Bain, Director/Trustee of SMP Partners Limited.
 
Deidree joined RCOF as Charter Member in May 2015 because she believed in everything Rotary stands for. Now serving as Secretary, IPP Deidree is quoted saying: "Service above self with an amazing family, what more could I ask for?" Follow us to learn more about our amazing family of Rotary!
 
#MembershipMonth #RotaryOldFort #RotaryInternational
Meet RCOF Sarg Eric Adderley. 
 
Eric is a Senior Sales Associate and has been a member since January 2018
 
He joined Rotary because it is an organization that is serious about community service. 
 
“I strongly believe in giving back. It’s a part of the golden rule.”
 
Want to give back to the community? Learn how to partner with the Rotary Club of Old Fort. 

This past Saturday, RCOF members along with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.: Delta Epsilon Sigma Chapter Nassau Bahamas conducted part two of our clean up and demolition of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre's greenhouse; one of many community service projects.
 
#rotarycluboldfort #rotaryclubsofthebahamas  #ServiceAboveSelf #ServiceSaturday
 
Kids in the Gambier community got a special Back to School treat this past Saturday as the RCOF partnered with the Rotary Club of West Nassau for its annual Back to School Jamboree at Gambier Park. Rotarians donated food and drinks and served up lots of special treats for the kids. Rotarians also distributed nearly 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to the kids and provided free haircuts for the boys in the community. #rotaryoldfort #rotaryclubsbahamas #rotaryinternational
RCOF members participated and attended the Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas' InterClub Assembly; the first of its kind for the Bahamas. The event provided an opportunity for Clubs to fellowship, come together and collaborate in the spirit of Rotary.
 
Several of our team members woke up at the crack of dawn for our Club's community service initiative at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre. Members braved the sweltering heat to conduct a demolition and clean up of a greenhouse, which is the first phase of an ongoing community service initiative.
 
 
What is Medical Marijuana and how does Medical Marijuana work?
 
Is the Bahamas ready to accept Medical Marijuana as a treatment option for certain medical conditions?
 
Will the acceptance of Marijuana as a legal drug become the catalyst to decriminalize and remove the stigma surrounding recreational marijuana use in our local communities?
 
Welcome to the three--part series “Medical Marijuana” brought to you by the Rotary Club of Old Fort in partnership with the Rotary Club of New Providence. 
 
Our joint symposium will be conducted on three separate days featuring distinguished guest speakers to coincide with the host clubs’ regularly scheduled meeting times on the following dates:
 
August 15th , 2018 – Rotary Club of Old Fort, Old Fort Bay Club House at 7:00 pm
                                                Speaker: Dr. Lynwood Brown, Medical Practitioner and Marijuana Activist
 
August 21st , 2018 – Rotary Club of New Providence, Poop Deck West at 7:00 pm
                                                Speaker: Dr. Marvin Smith, Doctor of Pharmacology
 
September 13, 2018 – Poop Deck West at 7:00pm 
                                                Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Lynwood Brown, Dr. Marvin Smith and Mr. Krisha Wignaraja   (representative of Weed Advisors) and Elliott Hepburn-Marshall, Proper Rx Collective 
 
Join us and invite a guest for what will prove to be a lively, provocative and interactive experience as we take a holistic and scientific approach to discussing the potential benefits of Medical Marijuana in The Bahamas.