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Celebrating more than SIXTY years of service to the Grand Bahama community!

Service above self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Executive Style Restaurant (Formerly Mary Ann's)
W Atlantic Rd, east of Kelly's Circle
Next to Corp Law
Freeport, Grand Bahama
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Join us for an exciting evening enjoying delicious wines from around the world, rum tasting, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and so much more at the Hawksbill Yacht Club on Saturday, October 21st. Beer on tap too for you non-wine lovers.
Contact any Rotary Club of Freeport member for tickets.
See you there!
The Grand Bahama Emergency Water Relief Foundation, commonly referred to as the Rotary Water Plant, is ready to assist Grand Bahamians during hurricane season 2023. ZNS News reports.

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From: The Nassau Guardian

On the eve of Mother’s Day, five families that were displaced due to Hurricane Dorian in East Grand Bahama, were given the keys to their new homes built by the Grand Bahamian clubs of Rotary International. Margaret Leathen, with Rotary Area Governor for GB Clifford Bowe, cuts the ribbon to her rebuilt home. (Photo: Tristan Gibson)
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On Saturday, April 1, 2023, Rotary Club of Freeport members traveled to McLean's Town in East Grand Bahama and boarded boats for the tiny island of Sweeting's Cay. The mission: to donate fire extinguishers and smoke alarms to every home. Rotarians are no strangers on the cay, having done extensive work there since the destruction of Hurricane Dorian in September, 2019.

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Rotary is back, building 5 new homes in East End Grand Bahama thanks to the donor TK Foundation. After Hurricane Dorian, Rotary has built 19 homes, repaired over 1000 homes, repaired 120 boats, gave 60 engines to East End fishermen and more. Watch for updates as Team Sea Grape builds new homes to help hurricane victims. 

Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self.

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In the cool of the early morning on March 18, 2023, score of Rotarians and friends took to the streets of the Taino Beach area for the annual Rotary Club of Freeport's Past Presidents Fun Run/Walk.
With 3K and 5K distances to choose from their was something for everyone to enjoy. And the reward for burning off those calories? Delicious souse and banana bread of course!
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Under the presidency of Luther Burrows, the members of the Rotary Club of Freeport celebrated another year of existence in the Grand Bahama community this past January.

As part proceeds of our signature event, our Wine and Cheese, the members of the Rotary Club of Freeport came together this past weekend, after purchasing over $ 5,000 worth of groceries with one thing in mind and that was to assist our community and families in need. We gathered at the Leader Beverages (Rotary Warehouse), formed an assembly line and packaged 150 boxes of grocery items proudly referred to as BLESSINGS IN A BOX. 

We started out early on Saturday morning, even though it was a rainy day and covered the entire island of Grand Bahama, from Sweetings Cay to West End, distributing boxes of goodies to families in need. The items ranged from rice, grits, can goods, oat meal, toilet tissue, washing detergent and dish washing liquid just to mention a few. 

We were also pleased that during that time we were able to assist Burrows Home for the Aged as well as Home Away from Home in a small but tangible way. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciate to the GB community with always assisting the Rotary Clubs. We can only do what we do because of the GB community.
Rotary Grand Bahama's Disaster Relief Committee lends a helping hand to a McLean's Town resident through their housing project. As a result, Joyce Russell, who was left homeless following Hurricane Dorian is now back in her home. Shayne Stubbs has more in this report.
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Clayton Russell, (pictured right) Sands and Bahamian Brewery Assistant General Manager in Grand Bahama presented a check valued at One thousand five hundred dollars to Mike Stafford, (pictured left) Manager Grand Bahama Water Relief Foundation. "We are very thankful for the generous donation from the Bahamian Brewery," Stafford said. "This generous donation will help us in our maintenance and upkeep of supplies to continue to be ready, willing, and able to distribute fresh drinking water free of charge in the event that the natural supply is interrupted."

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Hulan Davis, a recipient of the first Rotary house built on Sweeting’s Cay, recalls the trauma of Hurricane Dorian. (Photo: Vandyke Hepburn)By: Denise Maycock/Tribune Freeport Reporter

Photo: Hulan Davis, a recipient of the first Rotary house built on Sweeting’s Cay, recalls the trauma of Hurricane Dorian. (Photo: Vandyke Hepburn)

Sweeting's Cay has come a long way in three years since Hurricane Dorian, but more remains to be done before the community and people’s livelihood are fully restored. The school and the community clinic are still not open. Repairs to the public dock are still not finished and some homes and businesses need repairs.
September 1 will mark the third anniversary of Hurricane Dorian. And Sweeting’s Cay residents are hoping and praying that another storm does not come their way. During a visit to the cay this week, we saw some signs of progress. The vegetation has grown back, and even some mangroves are starting to regenerate on the shoreline. More residents have also returned to rebuild the island and resume their lives.

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From ZNS News

District 6990 Governor Michael Kesti and his wife, fellow Rotarian Maria Kesti, visited Grand Bahama  August 12-16 and saw first-hand the many projects on the go on the island, including the Rotary water plant, new laundry trailer, the Beacon School and topped it off with a visit to Sweetings Cay. All the clubs came together for lunch on Monday, August 15, where Kesti praised Bahamians as extraordinary people and pledged to continue the district's support.
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From: The Nassau Guardian

For 12 months after the ferocious Hurricane Dorian in 2019, Darren Cooper, a Sweetings Cay resident, lived in a tent.

“After Hurricane Dorian hit Sweetings Cay, I was left with nothing to my name,” Cooper said. “Everything I owned was gone, including my home and my boat.”
Now, thanks to the combined Rotary Clubs of Grand Bahama, Cooper has a new home and a new engine for his boat.
“I give God thanks for bringing Rotary to Sweetings Cay,” he said.
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The Rotary Club of Freeport celebrated 60 years of service to the Grand Bahama community with a celebration at Oceans Blue restaurant on Saturday, May 28th. Relive the many moments of the night, from the fellowship, toasts, speeches, induction of the incoming board with the passing gavel, energetic raffle, music and dancing. 

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More than 60 participants, of all ages and from all walks of life, gathered on a slightly cool morning at Taino Beach on Saturday, April 9th, for the Rotary Club of Freeport's annual Past Presidents' Fun Run/Walk. New this year were a choice of distance: 3K or 5K and a spirit of competition among the runners with medals awarded to the top three males, females and students. 
*5K Males Medal Winners*
1st Place: Clifford Bowe #010
2nd Place: Sean Thompson #020
3rd Place: Darren Cooper #017
*5K Females Medal Winners*
1st Place: Lorine Miller #035
2nd Place: Therisetta Vietti #039
3rd Place: Smobia Moreau #042
*Student Medal Winners*
1st Place: Chanyah Thompson #037 student of Jack Hayward High School.
2nd Place: Brooklyn Thompson #005 Wilbur S. Outten Academy 
3rd Place: Nairah Rahming #018
For some, the incentive to get to the finish line quickly was the delicious chicken souse and banana bread waiting. Participants also went home with a gift bag of an RCF water bottle and an orange. In addition, a team from Grand Bahama Health Services was on-hand to offer complimentary glucose testing and health screenings. Click HERE to view the photo album.