The Rotary Club of Freeport continued its support of local community organizations with a cheque presentation to the Falcons Boys’ Club at their Hawksbill Community Centre site on Wednesday (January 9).
President of the Rotary Club of Freeport, Darren Cooper, stated that the club wanted to give back to the organization because of the positive transformative efforts it has made in the lives of young men in the Grand Bahama community.
“We the Rotary Club of Freeport have been supporting this organization for quite some time and I, as president, I think it’s only fitting for us to continue to give the support necessary to Darrin Rolle (Director of the Falcons Boys’ Club) and to his organization for the work that he is doing,” Cooper said.
He added that the club is proud to be a part of Rolle’s journey and pledged to continue to support the Falcons Boys’ Club.
“We will do all that we can, whenever we can, to encourage the work that he is doing in Grand Bahama,” Cooper noted.
Rolle, expressing appreciation for the donation said, “I am so thankful for President Darren Cooper and the various individuals that have accompanied him this afternoon for this presentation the Falcons Boys’ Club.”
Rolle noted that it takes a village to raise a child and he was pleased to see civic organizations making the effort to work together.
He furthered that the Rotary Club has made a tremendous impact in the Grand Bahama community and the donation will go a long way in continuing the ideals of the club and its motto of ‘Service above Self.’
“It’s a selfless job, but it’s something that has to be done. Many of us complain about our community, but here is an opportunity for us to continue to assist in all the things that are going on in the island in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,” he said.
The Falcons Boys’ Club has been a staple in the community of Grand Bahama for over two decades by positively impacting the lives of thousands of young men through their various mentorship and outreach programmes; some of which have expanded to other Bahamian islands.
On March 3, 2018 the Falcons Boys’ Club conducted a mentorship Programme at the Patrick J. Bethel High School in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
Other Family Islands that have been touched by Rolle and the club include Andros, San Salvador as well as Inagua.