On June 30, 2014 The Rotary Club of Abaco held its Changeover Dinner. This annual dinner marks the transition from one Club president to the newly elected one. New board members are recognized as well. This year the dinner was held at Abaco Beach Resort with Assistant District Governor, Karen Pinder, as the special guest.
A fund raising event to help the Lowe’s family of Spring City finish their home, was organized by Gwen Sawyer with the Pilot Club’s Fund Raising Committee. The event consisted of a four- hour cruise on the mail boat “Legacy” which was to sail in the evening of June 5.
Member of Parliament for North Abaco, and Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Renardo Curry, was the guest speaker at the Abaco Rotary Club on May 12. Mr. Curry highlighted several projects and expressed optimism about Abaco’s prospects.
The Rotary Club of Abaco held its annual Golf Tournament on December 14. A silent auction and dinner was held the evening before at the Coco Beach Bar in Treasure Cay. The tournament was held at the Treasure Cay Golf Course.
Scotiabank has joined forced with the Rotary Club of Abaco to host its 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in keeping with its commitment of giving back to the community.
The Department of Social Services in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Abaco held their Annual Older Persons Movie and Luncheon at Friendship Tabernacle Church on Oct. 18. This year’s theme was: “The Future We Want: What Older Persons are Saying.”
Margo Dean, director of projects for the Pilot Club, gave an update on the Love for the Lowes Project in late October. The project is a partnership among the Pilot Club, Rotary Club of Abaco and Scurvy Few members.
In October the Interact Clubs of St. Francis de Sales and Forest Heights as well as the Rotaract Club held their pinning ceremonies. The Interact Club is the youth branch of Rotary Club aimed at high school students. Rotaract is another branch of Rotary for community minded youth between 18 and 30.
Love for the Lowes is a joint community project by The Pilot Club of Abaco, The Rotary Club of Abaco and the Scurvy Few.
The Rotary Club of Abaco celebrated its 42 anniversary on August 19. Long-time members reminisced about the start of the club and changes that have occurred throughout the years. The club’s welcomed a special guest: Island Administrator Preston Cunningham, who joined them for dinner.