On June 14, S.C. Bootle’s Dynamic Dolphin’s Anchor Club made their mark on history for both the school and the community.
According to Principal Huel Moss, under the guidance of the Abaco Pilot Club, students of the North Abaco high school established and chartered the first ever Anchor Club in S.C. Bootle, making the club official as well as installing its first team of executive officers.
The Anchor Club is one whose mission focuses on community service work and youth leadership, instilling six valuable qualities and characteristics within members that define the very name of Anchor, itself: Altruism, Noble Purpose, Citizenship, Honor, Open-Mindedness, and Responsibility.
Present at the ceremony were officials from the local Pilot Club including Ms. Christine Lightbourne, President; Mr. Augustine Williams, Past President; Mrs. Barbara Williams, Secretary; Mrs. Lauren Riviere, Membership Coordinator; Chef Noel St. Claude, Youth Anchor Coordinator; and Mrs. Charlamae Fernander, one of the founding members of the Pilot Club of Abaco.
These officers led the official proceedings, speaking to the Anchors about their responsibility as well as reminding them of the expectations and requirements for running a successful and dynamic club in accordance to their club’s chosen name.
Mrs. Fernander, in particular, informed the Anchors of the significance of the moment, as the 16 names signed that day are all representative of more than just the current Anchors, but the founding members themselves; the ones whose names will be marked on the club’s official charter and will forever be set in stone as those committed to the mission of the Anchor Club.
The founding members include: Chelsea Bowe, President; Whitney Lightbourne, President-Elect; Keeon Daziel, Treasurer; Lenisse Merline, Secretary; Vanessa Jean; Yorline Auguste; Keivaughn Lakeman; Johnny Auguste, Tanisha Charlton, Stephanna Kemp; Antonio Armstrong; Ashvonn Russell; Tamia Wells; Patiqua Cooper; Anthronique Cooper; and Antonese Kersaint.
Moss explained that these founding members, along with the remaining anchors, include students from the senior high grades of the school, all of whom have already proven themselves ready and willing to do their part.
Thus far, the Dynamic Dolphin Anchors have taken the initiative to distribute canned goods and food to local community members in need, and have given service to their own school, outlining and painting the lines for the school’s new parking lot, Moss said.
“Indeed, even before chartering, they have proven themselves committed to their promise and to the integrity of the club, which enables them to DO MORE, CARE MORE and BE MORE every day,” he praised.