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|Posted by:||Aug 17th 2004, 02:36:58 pm|
|Briland Modem Fund Team||Here's to hoping that the summer months are meeting you happy and well!
The 501(c)(3) Briland Modem Fund has been busy this summer, developing a 2005 campaign with local government councils, IBM Nassau, Batelnet, Rotary Club East Nassau, Providence Technology Group, Dell Computers and the Microsoft Foundation that will really upgrade and expand the existing network of community computer centres throughout Eleuthera and the southern Out Islands of the Bahamas, and reopen a more comprehensive community computer centre on Harbour Island.
Local computer heroes
In more local computer news, Nicholas Johnson, Letario Higgs and Sebastian Curry will soon be opening the Harbour Island franchise of Microtech, which will not only help you with ongoing computer repair issues [both Mac and PC], but will also be rolling out a low-cost WiFi wireless Internet access service as well. The Microtech offices will be located at the former Souse House on Bay Street, cross-street King Street.
Former community computer technician Warwick Watson has graduated from Harbour Island All-Age School, and plans to attend a two-year computer science training program in Florida. Otis Johnson continues his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, and works on various new media projects for the Harbour Island community in his spare time. Letario Higgs continues his computer science focus at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau, is an active honorary Rotarian, and manages two community computer centres for Rotary Club East Nassau.
The Wheelchair Foundation that Rotary Club East Nassau is working with has delayed its trip to the Bahamas to early September, although the latest word from RCEN has the (100) wheelchairs targeted for clinics and individuals throughout Eleuthera and Harbour Island arriving in advance of their trip, at the end of August. Thank you for your patience.
Books for Eleuthera
Rotary Club East Nassau's donation of 60 cartons of brand-new textbooks and reading materials arrived at the Bluff Community Centre last month, and centre director Rosie Hudson has coordinated the book giveaway to various reading libraries, middle and high schools and community centres on Eleuthera.
Briland Park renovation
The park’s tennis and basketball courts and area landscaping is well underway, thanks to the hard work of project managers Andrew Johnson, Natasha Shepard, Warren Grant and Anthony Dean, and the generous support of our local, expat and second homeowner community.
Briland ArtsWalk 2004
The summertime show in July showcased the work of local artists from all over Eleuthera and Harbour Island, and was graced with performances by local singers and musicians. Iris Lewis and team are making plans for the November show, and look forward to expanding the island artist network.
Our new site is now up at www.brilandmodemfund.com, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you to everyone ** our friends, our corporate sponsors, our friends in local government, our volunteers ** for your constant support of the various community efforts underway on Harbour Island and Eleuthera, and for your ever-present sense of humour!
Briland Modem Fund
Kimberly King-Burns, executive director
Mandy Barton, development director
Board of directors: Glenroy Aranha, Richard Haskell, Sharon King
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