The Rotary Club of
South East Nassau
Chartered 1976
The South-Easter
Club Assembly Wednesday, October 18th,2023
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Partnerships Empowering Girls
Author:Rtn. Roberta Porter - eClub One member
Photo:  Jifunze International.
In the December edition of the Rotarian Magazine, we read of how in his address to the Rotary International Convention in June 2021, Shekhar Mehta urged Rotary members to put improving girls’ futures at the forefront of their work. "It is important that we empower girls," said Mehta, who was shortly to take office as the 2021-22 Rotary president, "as we all find that more often than not, the girl is disadvantaged. We will serve all children, but our laser focus will be specially on the girl."
In their 20th Celebration year Rotary eClub One has chosen to do just that by coming on board with an International Service project for schools in Kenya.  The project it called ‘The Kitengela Joint Schools Sexual Health Initiative for the Athi River and Utumishi Schools’.  The Kitengela region is roughly 90 minutes outside Nairobi where sexual assault is sadly very common and the normal school syllabus does not cover the education necessary to support the girls to protect themselves. 
What's your full name?   
Azaleta Ishmael-Newry
When did you join Rotary?
September 6, 1995
What positions do you currently hold, and have previously held?
*Public Image Director (2023-2024);
*RCOB Public Image (2010-2012);
*RCSEN Secretary (2001-2002);
*4-5years of service on committees include: Community Service and Public Relations.
What is your fondest Rotary memory?
There are many fond moments: Celebrating being a woman in Rotary: The day I was inducted as the second female Rotarian into the RCSEN - the first Rotary club in New Providence. Bringing Baby Ameera to meetings when I couldn't find a babysitter - some members kept her while I did my secretary duties.
Covering the DG's visit to Abaco and Eleuthera and was worried that I had to bring my 4 year old. PP Charles Sealy II was a good sport and he allowed Anjali to sleep on his shoulders while I took photos. Kids gravitate to him and at one event, she asked him to braid her hair. He complied. The reading events held for the community. The club’s Family Fun Day beach parties. Casino nights and Curry Nights The RCOB Bed Race at the Mall at Marathon with many of the Clubs. At the Vatican with my client Jamaal Rolle. We were carrying the Pope's portrait and couldn't find the location for the VIP Audience section. Even when showing the security our invitation at different areas. We were cold and worried we would be late. To the rescue was a Rotarian from Mexico who spotted my pin and asked us where we were from. We were grateful that he spoke English and pointed us in the right direction. The RLI training - Great camaraderie, pride and knowledge. Covering the many Rotary events as a photographer for Rotary International president visits - Kalyan Banerjee and K.R. Ravindran and showcasing Rotarians at work and having fun.
What is your funny Rotary story?
One day at community service at the All Saint's Camp, the late PAG Roger Kelty joked on the increased size of my hips. I had not yet announced my pregnancy. It was the first time that our beloved comedian was speechless. I think he replied, "Well then, that's a perfect reason! Spread away, and get bigger and keep
glowing! This is so delightful!" Additionally, Roger was always one to tell us how great we were - making us believe that we were the "best secretary" or the "best Rotarian."
Recap: SEN October 11th Meeting : [picture above] Public Image Director Azaleta, and President Leah presenting our recent speaker, Phyllice Bethel - Deputy Executive Director of SBDC, with a speakers certificate of appreciation.
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Recap: Pink Fridays take 2 - SouthEast members wear their pink in support!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
Recap: on October 14th SEN Rotarians were present in support of the Rotaract South-East Nassau Centennial 10th Annual Paint the Street Pink Fun, Run, Walk Event
Saturday October 21st, 2023 - Fun Day with the Bahamas Children Emergency Hostel [McKinney Drive off Carmichael Road]
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October 7, 2015
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October 9, 2019
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October 9, 2019
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