International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. On their website and facebook pages, they present a brief overview of the different themes that have been the focus of World Water Day celebrations. Check out the facebook page.
Mrs. Sandra Fox and three-year old son Rushon, who requires expensive corrective heart surgery, for which funds raised by the Antique Auto Show will be contributed, meets with members of the Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas; L-R Don Pinder, VP & Show Chairman; Brendan Foulkes, President; Murray Forde, Secretary and R. E. Barnes, Chairman, Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation
The Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas is holding its 26th Annual Antique Auto Show and Cook-out at Arawak Cay (Fish Fry area) on Saturday, March 23 2013. In line with previous shows, the proceeds are always donated to a Charity or Organization involving children, recognizing they are the future of our country.
Rotary Club partners with Antique Auto Club for Auto Show March 23
PLEASE GO AND SUPPORT THIS EVENT!
P.O. Box SS-19758
Save The Dates: Bahamas National Youth Choir 22nd Annual Concert Season - March 21st to March 23rd 2013
Here are a few links from the local newspapers that caught my attention this week:
Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach - Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things To Improve Their Communities
CABLE BEACH CLUB HISTORY
By Past Lt. Governor Steve Strachan
On 20th May, 1968, approximately three months after its organization on 14th February, (official anniversary date), District Governor, Laurent Girouard presented Allen Stewart, Charter President of the newly formed Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach with the Club’s Charter. The venue for the charter presentation was the Gulf Stream
Room at the Nassau Beach Hotel, Cable Beach. Kiwanis International’s Theme that year was “Be a Builder - Get Personally Involved”. The Lieutenant Governor of Division 22 was I. E. Brimble. The Club’s name is associated with the first undersea international telegraph cable which was laid between Jupiter, Florida and a section of the fore-shores of New Providence. The beautiful and picturesque beach line in the area where the cable came ashore was soon to be known as Cable Beach from which the Club took its name.
The Cable Beach Club was co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Nassau and the Kiwanis Club of Fort Montagu. Since its inception, the Cable Beach Club has sponsored the Kiwanis Club of Inagua and the Key Clubs of Saint John’s College, Saint Augustine’s College and C. I. Gibson Senior High. The Club has also co-sponsored the Circle K Club of the College of The Bahamas with two other Clubs of Division 22. The Club co-sponsored the Builders Club of T.
G. Glover Primary School with the Circle K Club of the College of The Bahamas on April 18, 1997. The Builders Club of St. Cecelia was chartered
February 11, 2003. The Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach admitted female members during the 1996-1997 Administrative year under the presidency of Eugene Palacious. In 2002, the Club inducted Rowena Knowles as the first female president.
A few memorable occasions for the Kiwanis Club of Cable included taking the children from Bilney Lane Children’s Home to Disney World in Orlando, Florida; taking the children from the Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home and the Ranfurly Home for Children to the beach. Each year the members look forward to fellowshipping with the residents from the Geriatric Hospital Ward of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre and the Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged. Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach sponsors a Scholarship at the College of The Bahamas in the name of the Giles Wells Memorial Scholarship which funds are attained from the annual Bike-a-Thon. For more than ten years the Club was known for its premier equestrian event of the season by hosting an Annual Horse Show at Camperdown, Nassau Bahamas. This event was complimented by and later replaced with the Annual Antique Car Show and Steak Out as the Club’s major fundraiser.
Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach
Winston Ferguson, President
Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Casuarinas of Cable Beach
West Bay Street, Nassau Bahamas.
KIWANIS CLUB OF CABLE BEACH COMMUNITY SERVICE - THE SAMUEL'S PROJECT
"What began months ago as a project to simply replace a non-functioning door for one of our nation’s senior citizens, has turned into a fully fledged home remodelling project by the Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach. This project, the brain child of Kiwanian Mark Humes, began due to his insight as a community activist when he found one of our nation’s precious pearls literally crawling out of her home through a 3ft x 4ft makeshift plywood door on the side of the building. The structure was dilapidated and infested with termites and there was no proper functioning door. It was at this point, he pledged that the
least he could do was get her a real door." Click here to read more about this project.
Kiwanis' defining statement is that, "Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time." The purpose of Kiwanis is to improve fellowship through service world wide.
The Kiwanis Club of Nassau as the other Kiwanis Clubs within the Bahamas are apart of the Eastern Canada and Caribbean District (E.C. & C District of Kiwanis International). E.C. & C. District is 1 of 48 Districts within Kiwanis International. Our Division is one of 29 Divisions within E.C. & C. District; and the Bahamas is referred to as the Sunshine Division or Division 22.
Currently there are eleven (11) Kiwanis clubs within the Bahamas, they include: Nassau, Ft. Montagu, Over-the-Hill, Cable Beach, Nassau A.M., New Providence, Freeport, Eight Mile Rock, Long Island (Yuma), Great Harbour Cay (Berry Islands), and Kiwanis Central.
The Street Legends Organization’s Constituency vs. Constituency Basketball
League was designed with two goals in mind. The first is to bring a first
rate,professional looking, and well organized basketball league to players who
otherwise would be overlooked by pro-ball and national clubs. The second goal is to “Bridge the Gap” between individuals within the various communities here in New Providence. They have found over the years that just getting to know your neighbor is a deterrent against violent action; who you may have thought negatively about just because of what area they reside in becomes obsolete after spending so much time together player in the league.
Deadlines For Street Legends:
Family Island Registration ends March 18th 2013 and
New Providence Registration ends March 25th 2013
Their mission is to provide the ultimate water Sports activity to their guests, prioritizing safety with a group of dedicated and enthusiastic partners.
Aquamarine Watersport is about excellence and their goal is to be the best in Bahamian water sports activities – that means they will go the extra mile in everything they do.
P.O. Box CR-56104
Tel: (242) 702-5800 Ext. 860432
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QC PTA COMET FEST
Steak Out & Fair
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
* 20+ Booths * Bouncing Castles *
* Life Size Characters * Giant Slide *
Face Painting * Dad's Grill Off *
* Basketball Tournament *
Express Ya Self Talent Extravaganza
hosted by QC Alumni
and our very own Chigozie!
The One & Only Julien
The Caribbean Slide
JP, Irate and many more
our own Little Comets from ELC and Primary School!
The goal of the Project is to create a permanent collection of photographs to provide recognition, foster cultural awareness and create a record of the people who make The Bahamas so unique.
The Bahamian Project was conceived by fine-art photographer Duke Wells in collaboration with the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and Popopstudios International Center for The Visual Arts.
The goal of the Bahamian Project is to create a permanent collection of high quality portrait photographs that document the character and preserve the legacy of the individuals who make The Bahamas so unique.
The community inspired project will explore the Bahamian reality from a humanistic point of view while providing recognition, fostering cultural awareness and creating a record of the people in the form of high quality portraiture.
The Bahamian Project will preserve history, providing meaning and insight to this chapter in the story of The Bahamas, showing the good in Bahamian society so that it may be fostered, enriched and enjoyed forever.
There will be approximately 60 portraits taken in the first year of the ongoing project.
At the end of the first year, the NAGB will host an exhibition of the photographs as part of their programming for the 40th Anniversary of The Bahamas' Independence.
Popopstudios International Center for The Visual Arts is an independent art studio and gallery dedicated to the preservation and advancement of alternative Bahamian visual culture. The goal is to educate, promote, expose, and defend new and challenging developments in contemporary art in The Bahamas.
The NAGB is committed to engaging the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and supporting contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through exhibitions, an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education, providing fellowships and grants, the establishment and support of an art library and the building of the National Collection.
The Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community.
Persons are asked to log on to www.bahamianiconawards.com and fill out a short pre-set questionnaire about the person they feel is deserving of recognition. Selection Board made up of a cross section of some of our countries most prolific citizens who will select a winner in each category. The winner is then kept top secret until they are announced onstage at a Grand black tie awards ceremony on July 13th at the Independence Ballroom at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom, Cable Beach.
Check out the official press release here.
Here are a few links from the local newspapers that caught my attention
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