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. ..... -...... 20th Anniversary LUNCHEON Friday, October 22nd, 1993 Longley House, Dowdeswell Street ''
IC-7CLASS OF '73 On October 22, 1973, forty two young ladies ("girls" really), each with a burning desire to make positive contributions to their country, embarked upon the adventure road of -"' u r s t n via the Nursing programme of the Department of Nursing Education, then located in Sands' Lane The group, called "IC-7 because its members were participants in the Introductory Course # 7, was one of the largest at that time. Nationally Independence from Britain nad just been declared. and the young ladies of IC-7, who would be the first to be in the I n troductory Course in an independent Bahamas. 'Priylleged to be part of the general air of optimism and Ji ope.which prevailed. The Course proved j o be ori.e" of the more demanding undertakings of the ladies.' yoiul.g llyes, and it was not '\Yithout its casualties: by ilie .griduation day rolled 1 around, seven of the original dropped out of the programme. ; For the 35 who had though, graduation day meant much, much more than the attainment of a piece of paper. it meant that they had committed to and conquered difficult and worthy task. ; Today the majority of IC-7 participants are still in the ti-ursing profession, with about 50 percent employed with the Ministry of Health. Some have moved on to other professions, a few have left the country to practice their vocation in the U.K., the U.S. and elsewhere, and one has passed on. Twenty years have passed since IC-7 participants entered the doors of the nursing profession, yet, the flame, as from the lamp of Florence Nightingale herself, still burns. Happy 20th Anniversary to IC-7: God bless us all, and may we be here another 20 years, making meaningful contributions to our Bahamas and indeed to our world! l
Ylnniversary Programme OPENING PRAYER WELCOME REMARKS "WE PROUD A WE" "'CAUSE A YOU'' SKIT AND SO YOUR TIME TO TALK
Class of 1973 GROUP I Miriam Rolle Patricia Bain Ruth Major Gertrude Ferguson Sylvia Whylly Dianne Knowles Dorothea Jones Roslyn Curry Veronica Blatch GROUP IT Jestina Ferguson lsmae Mcintosh Ellen Knowles Salomie Dean Cassandra Williams Debra Barry Curly Mae McPhee Coral Smith GROUPITI Carolyn Duncombe Barbara Braynen Brenda Pratt Cheryl Lightboume Marilyn Ferguson Alma Kelly Alice Stuart Judith Moncur GROUP IV Betty Fox Jennifer Swain Geneth Cooper Sherrilyn Kemp Iris Zonicle Daile Moxey Gwendolyn Brice Claudia Rolle Gone But Not Forgotten CASSANDRA WILLIAMS