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Left to right: Edward Bostwick, Reg Patterson, Cheryl Key, Debbie Curry, Gentry Morris and George Riviere. Curry and Key were the first female Rotarians in the entire Bahamas and were inducted in 1994 by Edward Bostwick.

Rotary Celebrates Women

The Rotary Club of Abaco celebrated “Thirty Years of Women in Rotary” at their general meeting on March 20, 2017. Especially notable for the local Club, it was two Abaconians who were the first to be inducted in the entire Bahamas.

Cheryl Key and Debbie Curry joined the Rotary Club of Abaco in February of 1994, marking a historic shift for the Bahamian branches of the international organization.

They were installed in 1994 by Past District Governor, Edward Bostwick, who returned to be the key-note speaker at the recent meeting.

Also present at the meeting were Rotarians who witnessed that event twenty three years ago: Gentry Morris, Reg Patterson and George Riviere.

The evening’s meeting was festive. Recognition was given to many of the Club’s current female members who now make up a large portion of the Rotary Club of Abaco.

As Past President of the Club, Jo-Ann Bradley put it, “If our Rotary men are ‘Supermen,’ then our women members are ‘Wonderwomen!’”

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