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NEWSLETTER October 2006

Last Meeting – Our September meeting proved to be very interesting indeed. Dr. Alfred L. Pugh’s talk on “Unfamiliar Connecting Linkages: George Liele and Afro-Bahamian Baptist Foundations” provided the basis for a stimulating discussion and exchange of ideas afterwards. The photograph shows Dr. Pugh (left) with Mr. Daniel Schweissing, whom we have to thank for securing Dr. Pugh as a guest speaker.

Next Meeting / Extraordinary Meeting – At the last AGM in April, we began to discuss restructuring the way our society operates. As many of our committees have become defunct, we have proposed to put those in question “to rest,” and to operate with an expanded Management Committee instead. According to our Articles of Association, we would like to elect five additional members to the Management Committee at the October meeting, which will therefore have the status of an extraordinary one. If you would like to be a member of the Society’s Management Committee, please let us know, either by calling the President, Mr. Aranha, at 324-3546, or sending us an e-mail.

However, there will be a guest speaker at the October meeting, too:

Dr. Colin Brooker:
“Recent Archaeological and Architectural Investigations at Clifton.”

Thursday, October 26th, 2006, 6:00 pm
Bahamas Historical Society – Shirley Street / Elizabeth Avenue

No New Year's Eve Fundraiser – As the feedback that we received for the idea of a fundraiser at the museum on New Year’s Eve in connection with the Junkanoo Parade was unanimously negative, we will not be hosting such a party this year.

Special Offers – There obviously was a demand for a “deal” on the complete sets of our Journal, as we have sold quite a few. We are therefore happy to announce that we will keep this offer going for one more month:

A complete set of the Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society (Volumes 1 through 27) can be obtained for $75 (instead of $135). These complete sets can be picked up from Mr. Stephen Aranha’s office at the College of the Bahamas (Bishop Michael H. Eldon Complex, Oakes Field Campus) after ordering them via telephone (324-3546 or 397-2614) or e-mail.

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