D6990 Rotary Clubs on Grand Bahama Welcome Visitors at Freeport Harbour
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Rotarians on Grand Bahama Island have embarked upon fulfilling the mandate of the Rotary International President, Gary C.K.Huang, to ‘Light Up Rotary’ and what better way to portray this ideal than to welcome visitors to the island.
The Rotary club of Freeport partnered with Freeport Harbour to produce signage welcoming guest to our shores.
“We chose to share this initiative with all the Rotary clubs on the island by including them in the signage so that the greater message communicated is that Rotary has become a household name on Grand Bahama and all Rotarians share in the vision for our organization and the passion of our District Governor, to offer ‘Service Above Self’,” said club president Queen Rolle. “In recognizing the importance of tourist arrivals to our island, and our country at large, this project is designed to assist the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism in sending a resounding message to the 1.5 million visitors passing through the harbour that they are indeed welcome!”
Port Director Orlando Forbes could not agree more as he was present for the unveiling of the signage.
“It is hoped that seeing the brightly coloured signs will evoke a feeling of excitement and anticipation to experience not only the fun and sun associated with our islands but a Rotary moment as well,” Queen added. “The community of G.B.I is a better place because of the efforts of the Rotary clubs on this island. We thank Past President Louis for leading this particular charge.”
Photo caption: Unveiling the welcome sign at Freeport Harbour – (L-R) Orlando Forbes, Freeport Harbour Port Director; Queen Rolle, President of the Rotary Club of Freeport; Mike Stafford, Assistant Rotary District Governor GBI; Louis Alleyne, Past-President of the Rotary Club of Freeport; Elsie Knowles, Rotary Club of Freeport; and Richard Bates, Past-President of the Rotary Club of Freeport. (Photo courtesy Derek Carroll)
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