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Clubs & Societies 12042015

Cycling Club Bahamas. - This Saturday, The Bahamas Aids Foundation would like club members to ride in their event. Start at Goodman’s Bay at 6am - leave Harbour Bay at 5:30am sharp and gather at the start. (Bring your registration forms)

January 30 - Bahamas Medical Centre Dri Tri.

February 27, 28 - Tour De Grand Bahama at 7am, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

February 14 - Potcakeman Super Sprint #1 Triathlon.

September 24 - Potcakeman Main Event Triathlon.

Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach. - The Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach meeting held on Wednesday, November 11, featured guest speaker Ms Cherrylee Pinder and her topic was “The Importance of Real Leadership”. She spoke on how leaders should lead by example so others can follow, show respect for others, how they balance/delegate responsibilities, how they deliver, how they lead enthusiastically and how they value people.

Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach meetings are held at Nettie Place, Cable Beach, each Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Nassau Renaissance Singers. - Over the years, the Nassau Renaissance Singers’ Christmas concerts have ushered in the traditional holiday festivities for many in The Bahamas. This year’s concert will be no different. From classical and traditional holiday tunes to regional and ragtime, there’s something for everyone.

“Music for Christmas” will be held on Saturday, December 12, at the Ballroom of Government House at 8pm under the patronage of Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling.

The choir is under the direction of Audrey Dean-Wright, a gifted musical director, pianist, and composer who followed in the footsteps of noted former directors E Clement Bethel and Pauline Glasby. Well-known pianist, Raymond Antonio will again accompany the group.

This year’s evening of holiday cheer will feature the bass voice of Louis Cleare Jr as the guest artist. Louis found joy in music at an early age and as he grew older, his vocal talents improved. Church activities and family encouragement have played pivotal roles in developing his musical talent and he is dedicated to sharpening this gift.

Presently, Louis attends the College of The Bahamas and is studying Small Island Sustainability with a focus in Marine Science. Through active participation in the college’s Concert Choir and his local church, he has had the opportunity to represent COB and The Bahamas at large on a number of occasions, performing in The Bahamas, and throughout the United States and Central America.

Some of these performances include Dr Rosephanye Powell’s The Cry of Jeremiah at Lincoln Centre in New York, The 21st Southeastern African American Collegiate Choral Music Festival held at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida and the Inter- American Youth Congress held in Ciudad San Cristobal, Guatemala, Guatemala.

As in the past, the audience will be invited to join in the usual after concert wine and cider to meet and greet the choir members at the close of the evening.

Tickets for the Nassau Renaissance Singers’ December 12th concert may be purchased at all three of the Custom Computers stores: Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza, Cable Beach and Old Fort Bay.

Proceeds from the concert will go towards the Nassau Renaissance Singers’ Scholarship Fund at the College of the Bahamas to benefit qualifying COB students pursuing studies in music.

Palm Cay Captain’s Table. - The Captain’s Table, a new, invitation-only event which brings together leaders in thought at Palm Cay Marina and Beach Club, honoured Candia Dames, Managing Editor of The Nassau Guardian, at its second gathering last month.

Ms Dames, one of the most influential journalists in the country, was surprised to receive plaudits from a cross-section of guests, inclujding Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner, who recalled how she had watched her develop from a young and eager reporter into a national figure whose work makes a difference in the lives of the nation and those who lead it.

Among those present were American Embassy Charges d’Affaires Lisa Johnson, Chief Magistrate Joy Ann Ferguson Pratt, BISX CEO Keith Davies, Callenders Law Offices partner Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright, architect, artist and international photographer Monty Knowles, real estate broker Tim Rodland, Cable Bahamas Media Operations Manager Alexia Coakley, attorney and former senator John Bostwick, restaurateur Manjit Pawar, Palm Cay General Manager Richard Browning and public relations executive Diane Phillips, who organised the event.

“The people in this room tonight are an incredible cross-section of thinkers and doers, people who shape the community we live in,” said Mr Browning. “Gatherings and events like this help set Palm Cay apart, making it more than a development, making it a true community.”

The first Captain’s Table, in September, brought together leaders in the hospitality industry with an official delegation from Cuba for an exchange of ideas, plans and business cards. The next Captain’s Table will be held in January and is expected to focus on investment. The events are non-political and by invitation.

Rotaract Club of Southeast Nassau. - On Saturday, October 24, the Rotaract Club of Southeast Nassau Centennial hosted ‘Paint Da Street Pink – Edition 3’ Fun, Run, Walk. This annual event serves to raise both awareness and funds for organisations in the fight against Breast Cancer in The Bahamas. Participants are encouraged to wear pink attire along the route, which starts and ends at Arawak Cay with Goodmans Bay Park being the half-way mark.

The third annual event raised $2,200, which benefitted both the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation and the One Eleuthera Foundation. The Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation is working throughout The Bahamas to improve quality of care, early detection, and education of both Cancer Patients and the General Public. This group also supports and carries out research and clinical trials locally to bring about successful treatment avenues in The Bahamas. The One Eleuthera Foundation is working to launch the Eleuthera Imaging Program at the Cancer Society Eleuthera Wellness Center. The programme will provide the Mammography and Ultrasound services to Eleuthera residents, therefore removing the need to travel for testing. The hope is to increase early detection rates and allow cancer patients a better chance of fighting the disease.

The club wishes to extend the greatest thanks to Automall, Summit Insurance, JS Johnson Insurance, Sunshine Insurance, Virgo Car Rental, Aquapure, Club One, D’Albenas, and El Shaddai Party Rentals for sponsorship.

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