Sunday, 16 December 2018

BAMSI College becomes Newest Chapter Of Circle K International (CKI)

Nassau, Bahamas - FOR BAMSI College, fall semester 2017 will be marked by a number of firsts: it was the largest intake of new students to date, two associate degree programmes – environmental science and agribusiness - were added to the Institute’s academic portfolio, and the College became the newest chapter of Circle K International (CKI), the collegiate arm of Kiwanis International.

For the special ceremony, senior members of Kiwanis Bahamas and representatives from sponsoring clubs – Kiwanis Club of Fort Montagu and Kiwanis Club of Fox Hill, East Nassau - flew to Andros on the last Friday of November to present the certificate of charter to the BAMSI club. Dr. Raveenia Roberts-Hanna, Executive Director of the Institute, received the charter, and the officers and members, including student president Ashley Albury, were installed.

The installation and mini-training session equipped the club’s members with the tools and information required to have a successful performance during their upcoming fiscal year while holding meaningful club meetings, activities and rendering altruistic service to the local community. The Kiwanis delegation came with a wealth of knowledge to impart and left with enthusiasm for their newest service club and a huge gift of appreciation from the Institute’s farm.

For BAMSI’s leadership team, encouraging a heart for service and building a connection with surrounding communities is an important component in developing a well-rounded citizenry. Under the direction of Dr. Hanna, BAMSI College has created avenues and formed private/public sector partnerships that help students participate in community-focused activities. As part of Circle K International, BAMSI CKI has the benefit and support of millions of members around the world as they go into the North Andros community, providing help where necessary.
 

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Following the installation ceremony and mini-training session, the Nassau delegates received a gift from the BAMSI farm. No trip to BAMSI is complete without a sampling of fresh, Andros grown goodies!
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