Clubs and Societies: 05052017

Lodge St Michael. - Lodge St. Michael 1634, Scottish Constitution, celebrates its 50th anniversary this week with a number of events to mark this occasion.

The week began with a church service at St Agnes Anglican Church and continued with a public lecture on Monday at the University of The Bahamas’ Culinary Hospitality Management Institute.

Yesterday, a special session of the Lodge convened at the Lodge Hall, Stapeldon Gardens, and the week will conclude in grand style with a Black Tie Gala Ball tomorrow at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel.

The lodge, which received its Charter on May 4th, 1967, will honor the lodge’s founding members and past District Grand Masters at the ball. Cocktails start at 7pm with dinner at 8pm. Prime Minister Perry Christie has declared April 3-May 6 Lodge St. Michael’s Week.

The lodge will give part proceeds of the ball to the Ivan Hanna Scholarship Fund at the University of The Bahamas. This award is into its 17th year.

The lodge is currently under the leadership of Bacchus Rolle, a well-known administrator and sportsman.

He said: “As we celebrate 50 years of existence, I can’t help but reflect on principles set down for us by our founders. The bonds of brotherhood should never be broken. Brotherhood cannot be defined but only experienced. We strive to keep this intact by all means.

“We look forward to celebrating Lodge St. Michael in grand style at the ball and we are even more so excited about giving to the Ivan Hanna Scholarship Fund, ensuring that some young Bahamian has chance at obtaining a well-deserved scholarship.”

Tickets for the event may be secured from any member of the lodge. Entertainment will be provided by Ambasah, under the direction of Chris Justillien. Master of ceremonies is David Wallace.

Toastmasters Club 1600. - The annual Ed Carey Boil Fish Run was successful as numerous walkers and runners were out in full force.

Some came to burn off a few extra calories, others turned out as a part of their fitness regime and a few simply wanted to show their support for Toastmasters Club 1600.

Participants made their way to Curly’s Restaurant at Arawak Cay shortly before 6am on Saturday April 29th for the annual event named after one of Club 1600 founding member Distinguished Toastmaster Edward Carey, it is designed to get members of the Toastmasters and local community out, about and active.

Traveling at their own pace, the route took walkers along scenic West Bay Street to the Office of the Prime Minister and back (3.5 miles) while joggers sprinted to the Bahamas Development Bank and back (5 miles). 1st place runner overall was Anthony Longley with a time of 52 minutes and 32 seconds, and 1st place walker overall was Oris Bowleg with a time of 1 hour and 4 minutes.

After an exhilarating run and walk, the participants were treated with succulent Boiled Fish, and had their thirst quenched with refreshing beverages. They also took the time to learn more about Toastmasters, a worldwide leader in communication and leadership development.

The event was sponsored by BTC, Network One, and Sun Oil Limited. President Toastmaster Chervez Brown thanked all participants and sponsors who supported the event, continuing to honor the legacy of Edward Carey. Toastmasters Club 1600 meets on Thursdays at 8pm at Superclub Breezes.


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