Visit from Sister Club & Installation Party

Betty van Lew, Queen Rolle & Louis AlleyneThree Rotarians from our sister club – The Rotary Club of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – visited us Thursday and Friday last week.

Secretary Betty van Lew, President Queen Rolle, and Immediate Past President Louis Alleyne flew from the Rotary International Convention in Rio de Janero to spend some time in Safety Harbor.

Marie and John Padavich hosted a reception at their home to welcome our Bahamian friends.  The following day they attended our regular meeting at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa and our evening installation celebration at Brighthouse Field.

Jonathan Brewer and Louis Alleyne exchange banners

Jonathan Brewer and Louis Alleyne exchange banners




Last year three of our members visited Freeport and brought a donation of $1400 toward the refurbishment of a building to be used by The Grand Bahama Youth Choir.




Marcie Salazar pins new member Bob Ieva



Also at the meeting, Secretary Marcie Salazar pinned new member Bob Ieva of Mr. Bob’s Travel and author of The Other Brooklyn.New Member Bob Ieva











Wayne Mineo was sworn in as incoming President by Judge Jim Pierce as members and guests watched in a suite at Brighthouse Field.









Judge Pierce is a former member of The Rotary Club of Safety Harbor and a friend to all of us.Wayn-7277