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Top local executives added to Salvation Army Advisory Board
  
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:38

Ms. Tanya McCartney, Managing Director of RBC Finco (third from left), and Mr. Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, Under Secretary in the Ministry of National Security (second from left), were formally installed as members of The Salvation Army Advisory Board. Divisional Commander, Major Lester Ferguson (second from right).  Board Chairman Judy Munroe (left) and chairman of the Board Development Committee Mr. Carleton Williams (right) welcome and congratulate the new board members.NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Salvation Army recently added two top local executives to its Advisory Board.  Miss Tanya McCartney, Managing Director of RBC Finco, and Mr. Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, Under Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, were inducted as members to The Army’s Advisory Board, on Wednesday October 21, 2009.  The Board is comprised of a number of business and community leaders who join together to assist, advise, and otherwise support The Salvation Army, helping to ensure that its services and programs in the community remain viable, effective and relevant.

Miss Tanya McCartney currently serves as President of The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services, is a member of the Board of the Public Hospitals Authority, the Council of the College of the Bahamas, Zonta Club of Nassau, a Vestry Member and Sunday school teacher at St. Barnabas Anglican Church.

Mr. Peter Deveaux-Isaacs is a career diplomat, and currently serves as Chairman of the Independence and National Independence Celebration Committee, member of the Bahamas National Trust and the Bahamas Humane Society.  The Army’s Advisory Board chairman is well-known retired businessman, Judy V. C. Munroe.

As the Army’s board membership improves, the Army is busy finalizing plans for is largest ever Christmas Cheer program. She appeals to the community at large to show the true spirit of what it means to be Bahamian by sharing with those in great need: “This Christmas will be especially difficult for a lot of families and The Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer program will go a long way in helping to brighten the Season for many.”

Major Ferguson is the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army. Major Ferguson noted that with the increasingly economic climate: “We are receiving more and more requests for assistance from all of its social service programs, including local food banks and feeding programs. As we try to help more persons in need, we in turn need more help from the community.”

The Christmas Cheer program will include special meals for needy individuals and families, toys and clothing for disadvantaged children, personal care products for the elderly and institutionalized, and vital funding for year round programs.  Persons or businesses wishing to donate funds or volunteer time may call The Salvation Army on 31 Mackey Street at 393.2340.

Photo: Ms. Tanya McCartney, Managing Director of RBC Finco (third from left), and Mr. Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, Under Secretary in the Ministry of National Security (second from left), were formally installed as members of The Salvation Army Advisory Board. Divisional Commander, Major Lester Ferguson (second from right).  Board Chairman Judy Munroe (left) and chairman of the Board Development Committee Mr. Carleton Williams (right) welcome and congratulate the new board members.