NEWSLETTER MAY/JUNE 2006
NEXT MEETING: Our next meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm on 8th June at which Dr. John Burton, Associate Professor and Director of American Studies, DePaul University, Chicago, will speak on “To Sell Again”: Economic Life of Nineteenth-Century San Salvador. Please plan to attend what promises to be another interesting meeting.
Mr. Jerome Pinder has retired as Treasurer and has been succeeded in that post by Mr. David Cates who has also holds the post of Second Vice-President. Lady Isaacs and Mr. Jim Lawlor were re-elected as Trustees. We thank Mr. Pinder for his two years of service and for computerising our accounting system.
During the meeting, members discussed the need to revamp the old committee system currently used by the Society. It is envisaged that instead of having a number of committees it would be better to have one larger Executive Management Committee. We will provide additional details in a future Newsletter.
SPRING LUNCH: The annual Spring Lunch and Fashion Show on 2nd May was well attended and highly successful. We thank Mrs. Granger, Lady Isaacs, Mrs. Beryl Strachan, Mrs. Joan Clarke, the models and the other members who helped to organise this event.
SEPTEMBER MEETING: Our September meeting is tentatively scheduled for the 14th of the month; Dr. Alfred Pugh will speak on early Baptist history in the Bahamas. Dr. Pugh, author of Pioneer Preachers in Paradise: The Legacies of George Liele, Prince Williams and Thomas Paul in Jamaica, The Bahamas and Haiti, will be in Nassau as part of a Baptist Heritage Tour. More details will be announced in the Newsletter.
SUMMER RECESS: The Museum will be closed during the months of July and August.
VOLUNTEERS: We say a special “Thank you” to our team of volunteers for their service to The Bahamas Historical Society over the past year. We deeply appreciate their commitment.
MEMBERSHIP DUES: Members are encouraged to renew their memberships at this time. Early renewal saves the Society the cost for copying and mailing the notices.