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The Rotary Club of Abaco held its Changeover Banquet on June 29. The Banquet was an awards dinner as well as an officer installation. Two Hope Town residents were honoured with the prestigious Paul Harris Felowship: Vernon Malone and Candice Key. The club held the dinner at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay.

Rotary Changeover Banquet 2013

Rotarians at Sea Spray for their annual Turnover Banquet. This year two residents were awarded Paul Harris Fellowships.
Rotarians at Sea Spray for their annual Turnover Banquet. This year two residents were awarded Paul Harris Fellowships.

The Rotary Club of Abaco held its Changeover Banquet on June 29. The Banquet was an awards dinner as well as an officer installation. Two Hope Town residents were honoured with the prestigious Paul Harris Felowship: Vernon Malone and Candice Key. The club held the dinner at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay.

Present at the Banquet also was the Rotary International’s Assistant District Governor of The Bahamas, Lindsey Cancino.

The dinner saw the proverbial baton change hands. 2012-2013 Rotary Club of Abaco President Dwayne Wallas passed the torch to the now current President Desmond Bootle. The President Elect for the 2014-2015 year is Steve Davis.

During the ceremony the Club presented Elbow Cay locals Candace Key and Vernon Malone with the Paul Harris Award. The Paul Harris is awarded to donors who give $1,000 or more to Rotary’s Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus (Rotary International’s Polio eradication program) or to the Humanitarian Grants Program.

Both recipients were pleasantly surprised by their awards.

One of Mr. Bootle’s first changes as President is a change to the Rotary Club of Abaco’s meeting time. The club will now meet Monday evenings at 5:30pm at the Abaco Beach Resort’s Anglers Restaurant.

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