“Operation Bahamas”Humanitarian Effort The purpose is to deliver retired textbooks, workbooks, teaching aides and school supplies to schools in the Out Islands of the Bahamas.
Out IslandsServed Staniel Cay Black Point Farmers Cay Georgetown Acklins Island Ragged Island
Pick Up Locations in Florida • Punta Gorda • St. Petersburg • Vero Beach Municipal Marina • Ft. Pierce • Ft. Lauderdale • SSCA Melbourne Convention
Operation BahamasText Books for Children • Staniel Cay • Black Point • Little Farmers • Georgetown • Ragged Island • Acklins Island Black Point All Age School Farmers Cay All Age School
Out Island Schools Delivery 2010 - 2011 • Staniel Cay All Age School • Black Point All Age School • Farmer’s Cay All Age School • Georgetown Elementary School plus 2 additional elementary schools and 1 middle school • Ragged Island All Age School • Snug Corner Primary School – Acklins • Salina Point Primary School – South Acklins
Operation Bahamas Achievements • 2007- 2008 - 6 boats deliver 70 boxes to: Staniel Cay, Black Point, Little Farmers, Georgetown & Ragged Island • 2008 – 2009 - 18 boats deliver 230 boxes • 2009 – 2010 - 35 boats deliver 350 boxes • (80 volunteers & 45 dinghy's)
Operation Bahamas Momentum Continues • 2010 – 2011 - Added 4 more schools: - Snug Corner Primary School, Acklins - Salina Point Primary School, South Acklins - 2 primary schools in Georgetown - 1 middle school in Georgetown • 2010– 2011 - We expect to deliver over 700 boxes to 10 schools on 6 Islands in the Out Islands of the Bahamas • 60 BOATS WILL BE NEED THIS YEAR! • WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Additional Information • Boxes are small (11”LX9”WX7”D) or (14”LX9”WX7”D) and weight 8 to 12 lbs. They can easily be loaded into a dinghy and taken ashore. • Boxes can be picked up from October thru January. • Boxes are labeled with your boat name and addressed to the Principal of the designated school and are given directly to the Principal. Boxes should be distributed by May 1st. • After you select your choice of Out Island and your pick-up location, we will provide you with the contact information. The boxes will be brought directly to your boat.
Boaters - How You Can Help(sail or power – SSCA Member or Non Member) • Volunteer to take boxes on your next trip to the Bahamas. • Pass the word to other boaters traveling to the Bahamas. • Volunteer your Station Wagon, SUV or Truck once a year to take boxes to Florida Locations. • To Participate: Contact:Bruce & Marilyn Conklin “Reflection” SSCA & Isles Yacht Club Member email@example.com Cell: 772-559-1235 • Together we can touch the lives of more than 800 Bahamian children!