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

Service above self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
Flamingo Restaurant at Castaways
East Mall Drive
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Bahamas
Home Page Stories
Thanks to 242newsbahamas for recognizing the good work of our Rotarians re-planting the mangroves on the north side of Grand Bahama that are still recovering from the damage of Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Click HERE to view the post on Facebook
Past Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones, visits The Bahamas and sees first-hand the power of Rotarians on these islands and the projects that the Rotary Foundation funded which were so crucial following the passage of Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

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Grand Bahama Rotary clubs are coming together to celebrate "Creating Hope in the World" and honour those who've given so much to our island community. The elegant, red carpet affair, will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Lucayan Hotel on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Come celebrate an evening of charity with part proceeds going to the continuing disaster relief efforts. Tickets available from Rotary club members.
The Rotary Club of Freeport-sponsored Interact Club of Bishop Michael Eldon School in true "Warriors" fashion were able to complete their initiative to clothe all 16 boys and 16 girls at the Grand Bahama Children's Home with a week's worth of brand-new clothes in time for Christmas.

"Our BMES Interact Club not only got the gifts, they did a food drive and provided groceries as well," said Rotary Club President Chinello Sears. "It was really heart warming. In less than 2 months after starting, just the 30th October, 2023, they have outdone themselves.
 
"Hats off to our Youth Service Chair Past President Lorine Miller that was there every step of the way. Special thanks also to my staff at RGD and my Warriors class of 93 that joined our Club in making this possible. *Rotary the World Over*!"
On Thursday, October 26th, 2023, the Rotary Clubs of Grand Bahama, led by Area Governor Othyneil Pinder and a delegation of visiting Rotarians took the administration, faculty and staff of The Beacon School in a transformative Peace Building and Conflict Resolution session.Peace and Love are some of the greatest forces on Earth. On Thursday, October 26th, 2023, the Rotary Clubs of Grand Bahama, led by Area Governor Othyneil Pinder and a delegation of visiting Rotarians took the administration, faculty and staff of The Beacon School in a transformative Peace Building and Conflict Resolution session.
 
The workshop allowed for a platform of sharing in a judgement-free zone. The work of the team allowed for layers to be peeled back among the staff. Participants left with a greater understanding of each other as well as an appreciation for their individual backgrounds. The Rotary organization is credited with bringing about a positive change on the campus among the adult staff, which will undoubtedly trickle down to the students and the wider community – through the use of the Share America tools. 

Peace and conflict resolution are fundamental aspects of creating stable societies and fostering positive relationships between individuals and communities. Peace, in its essence, signifies the absence of violence, discord, and hostility. It embodies a state of harmony and tranquility where people coexist peacefully, respecting one another’s rights, beliefs, and differences. Achieving peace requires open communication, empathy, and a willingness to understand diverse perspectives. It involves fostering mutual understanding and promoting social justice, equality, and human rights. These tenets were on full display during the session.
 
Conflict resolution, on the other hand, is the process of addressing disputes, disagreements, or clashes in a constructive manner. It involves identifying the root causes of conflicts, promoting dialogue, and finding peaceful solutions that address the concerns of all parties involved. Effective conflict resolution methods include negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, which aim to reconcile differences and restore harmony. By promoting peace and embracing conflict resolution strategies, societies can create an environment where individuals can thrive, collaborate, and contribute positively to their communities. The same was achieved through the work of the team. 
Saturday, October 21st, was a beautiful night at the Hawksbill Yacht Club for the Rotary Club of Freeport's annual Wine & Cheese event, under the theme: The Perfect Pair.
 
A wide variety of wines from around the world were sampled, and paired, with delicious foods from local chefs. There was excellent music, great raffle prizes, a silent art auction and so much more.
 
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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.