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NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2006

NEXT MEETING: Our next meeting is scheduled for 23rd February at 6:00pm. Mr. Darius Williams of Grand Bahama will give a presentation, “The Rail and Locomotive History of The Bahamas.” The lecture will be accompanied by a slide presentation. Mr. Williams has written a book on the subject, copies of which will be available for purchase after the meeting.

Mr. Ronald Lightbourn, a long-time member of the Society, is publishing Reminiscing II. Immediately following the lecture by Mr. Williams, Mr. Lightbourn will give a short presentation on his book, copies of which will also be for sale. This promises to be another interesting meeting so please plan to attend.

Ron and his new book, Reminiscing II, copies of which will be available after the meeting

MARCH MEETING: Our March meeting is scheduled for 30th of the month. Mr. William Fielding of the College of The Bahamas will give a presentation, ‘”Everybody in Nassau Has a Dog, And They Bark All Night”: Potcakes A History.’ This also promises to be very interesting.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 27th April. As usual, election of officers will be conducted. Persons who would like to serve on the committees should contact the president at the address in the letterhead. The AGM is an important event in the life of your society so please make every effort to attend.

JANUARY MEETING: Twenty-seven persons attended the January meeting. We thank Mr. Chris Curry for another very interesting presentation.

Rapt Attention: Members and friends listen to Mr. Curry’s presentation

Following the meeting, Captain Paul Aranha presented the Society with a CD-ROM copy of his publication, In Loving Memory. This publication is outstanding and we congratulate Capt. Aranha on its completion. Copies are available for purchase at the Museum or through the Society’s website. Capt. Aranha is donating fifty percent of the sales to the Society. Thank you, Paul, for your generosity!

Chatting: Mrs. Juliet Barnwell, Dr. Vernell Allen and Mrs. Clarice Granger talk after the meeting

Thank you: Mr. David Cates, the Society’s President receives a copy of In Loving Memory from Capt. Aranha (photo by Stephen Aranha)

ANNUAL SPRING LUNCH: We are planning to have the annual spring lunch. Mrs. Granger and the Fundraising Committee may be contacting you to assist with organizing the event, donating door prizes and selling tickets. We need your help.

CONDOLENCES: It is with sadness that we note the passing of Ms. Remilda Carroll, a onetime active member of The Bahamas Historical Society. The Society plans to make a donation to the organ fund at her church in her memory.

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