Past presidents and members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau. T. Murray Forde standing second from left.
By T. Murray Forde, Past Assistant Governor of District 7020 and Past President of Rotary Club of East Nassau
Part of what makes Rotary so special are the connections you make with fellow members and the impact that has on your life.
I first met Sir Durward Knowles in 1963. He was well known and highly respected in sailing circles having won the first Olympic gold medal for the Bahamas. This and his unwavering commitment to serving the needy made him an icon in our community.
The Knowles family after his Olympic Gold Medal.
Durward brought me into the Rotary Club of East Nassau in July 1975 when he was incoming club president. I knew a little bit about Rotary, but through Durward I was able to learn even more and get involved. Looking back, I realize the positive influence he’s had on my life and how his mentoring helped shape who I am. Durward was an outstanding example of what it meant to encompass vocational service by leading with integrity and contributing his expertise to the problems and needs of …read more
Source:: Rotary International Blog