Rotary To Stage 38th Annual Christmas Music Concert

Monday 07th, November 2011 / 11:12 Published by

Photo shows from left to right: Jerry Smith, Owen Wells, Otero O’bainyear, Incoming President Jeff Kerr, PP Caldwell Pratt, PP Pat Strachan and Carleton Blair. Missing from photo: Bryan Knowles, Harry Kemp, William Wong, Ken Lam, Brendon Watson, Freddie Munnings & Paul Hepburn

Under the theme “The Joy of Giving, Celebrating 50 Years of Rotary in The Bahamas”, The Rotary Club of West Nassau will stage its 38th Annual Night of Christmas Music Concert.  The event will be held on Sunday, December 4th 2011 at the Rain Forest Theatre at The Crystal Palace Resort & Casino, Cable Beach at 8 pm.

The Concert will feature a variety of artists including the The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, Freddie Munnings Jr., The Rotary Club of West Nassau Glee Club, Forever One, Nathan Stone, Sidney Sawyer, Patrick Lightbourne and other artists.  The program is one of the many fundraising events put on by the Club and net proceeds are donated to various charities.

Since 1970, the West Nassau Club has completed a number of community projects including building cement access ramps for paraplegic persons, purchasing a horse box trailer for the Bahamas Humane Society, in cooperation with other Rotary Clubs, providing funds for the purchase of the first rescue vessel to be used by Bahamas Air Sea Rescue (BASRA), cash donations to the Bahamas Scout Association towards building a headquarters, providing audio equipment to the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, building a wing for the Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged at a cost of $45,000.00, renovating the Red Cross Drop-In Centre on Baillou Hill Road, joining other Rotary Clubs of the Bahamas in The Successful Hands Across The Bahamas Project, raising funds to construct the Detoxification Centre at Sandilands at a cost of $300,000.00 and in 2010 held the successful Spring Raffle and cash donations to various institutions including Program SURE, Children’s Emergency Hostel, Bilney Lane School, Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged, BTVI Scholarships and other Rotary Projects.

The Rotary Club of West Nassau is a member of Rotary International.  Rotary International has over 1,228,303 members and 33,976 clubs.  The President is Kalyan Banerjee and its headquarters is in Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A.  The Rotary Club of West Nassau is led by President Bradley King.  Incoming President Jeffrey Kerr 2011-2012, is Chairman of the 2011 Night of Christmas Music Committee.

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