Community and policy updates

At a Board meeting on April 13, 2015 the Directors resolved the following Officer designations:

  • Chairman – Robert Sands
  • Treasurer – Bruce Knowles
  • Secretary – Scott Farrington

The Board reviewed the list of recommended improvements and selected the following for completion in 2015, subject to available budget:

  • Renovate the Beach Lane parking area
  • Renovate the Roberts Isle recreation area
  • Replace the Eastern perimeter fence with a wall
  • Renovate the Clipper Island recreation area

We are inviting feedback from the Community concerning the above proposed projects and any other suggested works for prioritization. Feedback may be posted in the comments section below.

In order to improve vehicular access control, identity decals will be mandatory for installation on all resident’s vehicles. The identity decals are complimentary and may be collected from the security control room located at the main entrance. After July 1, 2015, residents in vehicles without a decal may experience delays accessing the property whilst Security Services carry out their procedural checks. Replacement decals are available upon expiration, which is at the end of each year.

The Association supports our right to clean air and encourages residents to attend the Breathe Better Bahamas Campaign on April 25 at Rawson Square. Full details are available at facebook.com/rablbah.

Unidentified payments

We are in receipt of a number of payments that we have been unable to identify and are held pending verification. Please review the dates and amounts of the transactions below and log in to check if any are missing from your account. If so, please contact us with confirmation of the payment transmission so that we may credit the balance to your account. Please note that there may be a difference between the transmission amount and the amount shown below due to bank charges (normally associated with international transfers):

Date  Amount 
31-Mar-15  293.00
19-Mar-15  762.48
26-Feb-15  353.23
5-Jan-15  262.20
5-Dec-14  967.22
6-Nov-14  671.20
3-Oct-14  484.69
14-Jul-14  60.00
2-Jul-14  500.00
3-Jun-14  613.91
2-Jun-14  350.00
25-Feb-14  575.00
8-Jan-14  1,194.84
20-Dec-13  5,938.88
12-Feb-13  480.00
9-Aug-12  300.17
2-Jul-12  230.00
21-Jun-12  966.18
13-Jun-12  57.78
30-May-12  3,037.34
10-Feb-12  1,200.00
9-Dec-11  29.97
18-Oct-11  288.86
9-Aug-11  643.27
15-Feb-11  1,509.88

Board of Directors following 2015 AGM

The Board of Directors following the 2015 AGM held on Friday March 27, 2015 is as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Constantinos Berdanis (Elected 2015 AGM)
  • Scott Farrington (Elected 2015 AGM)
  • Edward Gardner (Re-elected 2015 AGM)
  • Bruce Knowles (Elected March 2014 AGM)
  • Tony Miaoulis (Re-elected 2014 AGM)
  • Michele Rassin-Moodie (Elected March 2014 AGM)
  • Robert Sands (Re-elected 2015 AGM)

The Directors will determine Officer designations at their next Board meeting.

2015 AGM Final Nominations

2015 nominations closed

The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday March 27th, 2015. Registration will commence at 5:00pm and the meeting will be called to order at 5:30pm. 

Nominations for the 2015 vacancies on the Board of Directors are now closed (Article no. 52) and the deadline for the submission of proxy forms has passed (Article no. 46).

DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS:

+ Kim Aranha

+ Constantinos J Berdanis

+ Cameron Carey

+ Monique Cartwright

+ Scott Farrington

+ Edward Gardner

+ Stephen Roberts

+ Robert Sandy Sands

2015 AGM Nomination & Proxy Form Submission Deadline

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The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday March 27th, 2015 commencing at 5:00pm. Nominations to serve on the Board of Directors and Proxy Form submissions will be accepted until Friday March 13th, 2015. 

Nominations should be made by email to nominees@sandyportmanagement.com and include a short biography together with a photograph.


Nominations received to date:

CAMERON CAREYccarey

Cameron Carey (46) is married with two children and has owned in Sandyport since 2001. Cameron has worked in the financial industry since graduating from university in Florida.

Work experience

Bamont Trust Company Limited 2013 – present
Nassau, Bahamas
President & Managing Director

J.P. MORGAN TRUST COMPANY (BAHAMAS) LIMITED 2007-2013
Nassau, Bahamas
Vice President and Senior Fiduciary Officer on the EMEA Team

International Private Banking Systems (IPBS) 2005-2007
Nassau, Bahamas
Business Analyst

PRIVATE INVESTMENT BANK LIMITED 1997-2004
Nassau, Bahamas
Portfolio Manager – Dec. ’01 to June ‘04
Trust Officer – Apr. ’97 to Dec. ‘01

Lloyds TSB Bank & TRUST (Bahamas) Limited 1993-6
Nassau, Bahamas
Trust Assistant


 

SCOTT FARRINGTONScott Farrington

Scott is an experienced executive with over 25 years entrepreneurial experience across a variety of sectors including hospitality, marketing and environmental services. In 2010 he served on the Board of the Sandyport Homeowners Association as one of the Directors responsible for facilitating the transition of the Association from the developer to the homeowners. Scott, 51, has been married to Margo for 14 years and together they have twin boys aged 8 .

Background:

Franchise operator for Super Green Solutions – December 2014 – Present

SuperGreen Solutions leads the market as one of the world’s premier advisors, suppliers and installers of domestic and commercial energy efficient solutions.

Owner at Sun-Tee – June 1991 – Present

Principal owner of promotional products and branded wearables manufacturer. Strategic development, including business planning & sales/marketing strategy. Responsible for defining and delivering on the company’s vision. Assisting key clients with their marketing needs with a consultancy led approach to selling. Developing new products and markets including online.

Manager at Ocean Properties Ltd – Pirates Cove Paradise Island – 1989 – 1991

Resort Operations Manager. Handled daily Operations , guest interactions , employee relations. Responsible for increasing profitability and service levels within the food & beverage department. Increased F&B revenue by 36% via implementing cost controls, also Room revenue increase by 15%.

Hotel & Resort Operations Manager. at Ocean Properties Ltd – 1988 – 1989

Acted as interim management for underperforming locations. Responsible for daily operations through out the many hotels owned and operated By Ocean Properties.. Increasing profitability and service levels within each Hotel/property and departments within each property such as Food and Beverage , Front Desk  housekeeping etc.

Asst Gm Park Regency Hotel park Ave New York City – 1987-1988
(5 star 5 diamond star Hotel on Park Ave.)

Duties were all front house operations. The caliber of guest staying at the hotel ranged from Prince/princess to Movie stars, rock stars, politicians and the like. Bottom line regardless of need or want  the service was provided. Responsibilities included  front desk, concierge, bell man, housekeeping.

General Manager Trainee at Stouffers Hotels and Resorts Westchester New York – 1985 – 1986

Hotel and Resort Trainee operations manager. Acted as interim management for underperforming locations. Responsible for increasing profitability and service levels within the food & beverage department, front desk operations of various hotels.


 

EDWARD GARDNERegardner

Edward Gardner has been a resident of Sandyport since 2001 and a Sandyport Homeowners Association Director since 2010. His professional business experience has primarily been involved in the Wines & Spirits industry in the United States and the Bahamas along with a brief period managing a cargo transportation company here in the Bahamas called Crowley Liner Services. Presently he is the Vice President of Retail and Purchasing for Bristol Wines & Spirits. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree from Florida State University.

He and his family truly enjoy the Sandyport community. His three children, Alexandra 12, Ted 11 and Emilia 8, attend the Tambearly School and his wife, Paula, is a homemaker. He has been active in the community organizing the shipment of the playground equipment for the original playground free of charge via Crowley Liner Services. He played a role as a committee member on the original Sandyport Homeowners Association board by assisting management with the purchasing and logistics of the materials to landscape the entrance of Sandyport at a considerable cost savings. Appointed to the Sandyport Homeowners Board since 2010, he has been active in assisting management and attends all Directors meetings. He is also a supporter and contributor to the Sandyport Social Committee that organized the October Social and the 1st Annual Sandyport Christmas Tree Lighting Party benefitting Sandyport Children and fundraiser for charity. Along with his involvement in all of these activities he is also a Junior Baseball League of Nassau little league coach and has coached many Sandyport children over the past 6 years. Sandyport continues to be a great location to live and raise a family. Edward is committed to improving the Sandyport community and our investments as homeowners.


 

STEPHEN ROBERTS

Born: Nassau September 26 1952

Married to: Betty A. Roberts 39 years

Work Experience: 42 years in Food Distribution Industry

Vice Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2005, 2006, 2012

Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2008, 2009

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Treasurer since December 2012.


 

ROBERT “SANDY” SANDS

Robert “Sandy” Sands started his career at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1971. He subsequently spent terms as General Manager at various hotels in the Caribbean and The Bahamas (Guyana Pegasus, Jamaica Pegasus, Carnival’s Crystal Palace Casino, Crystal Palace Riviera Tower (Formerly Cable Beach Hotel) and worked for three-years as Vice President & General Manager of the Nassau Wyndham Resort & Crystal Palace Casino before returning to the Nassau Beach Hotel in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Administration from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

In 1993, he received the coveted Cacique “Hotelier of the Year” Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in The Bahamas. In 1997, he was awarded the Bahamas Silver Jubilee Medal for Tourism.

In May 2005, Baha Mar Ltd. announced the appointment of Robert Sands to Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations. In this role, he assumed responsibility for the development and execution of Baha Mar’s government relations, corporate outreach initiatives, all government and external affairs, industrial relations and human capital programs.

Mr. Sands, 60, is the Honorary Consul General to Japan, President of The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association; the Past President and a Director of The Bahamas Hotel Association; Trustee both of The Hotel Industry Management and Allied Pension Funds; Past Chairman and Director of The Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Member of the Vestry, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church; Director, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home; Member, Vice Chairman and Director of AML Foods Ltd. and Director of Providence Advisors Ltd.; He also held previous Board Directorships with the Bahamas International Security Exchange (BISX), Bahamasair Director of National Insurance Board Director of Paradise Fisheries and The Bank of The Bahamas.

He is married to former Senator The Honourable Michelle Pindling-Sands. He has five children; Delano, Omar, Ashley, Lauren and Holly and one grandchild.

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Chairman since December 2012.

Call for Nominees for the Board of Directors

The AGM is taking place on March 27, 2015 and we are seeking nominees to serve on the Board of Directors. In accordance with Article 25, we require four Shareholders to serve as Directors for a period of two years. All nominees must be current members of the Sandyport Homeowners Association and in good standing.

Nominations should be made by email to nominees@sandyportmanagement.com and include a short biography together with a photograph.


 

Nominations received to date:

SCOTT FARRINGTONScott Farrington

Scott is an experienced executive with over 25 years entrepreneurial experience across a variety of sectors including hospitality, marketing and environmental services. In 2010 he served on the Board of the Sandyport Homeowners Association as one of the Directors responsible for facilitating the transition of the Association from the developer to the homeowners. Scott, 51, has been married to Margo for 14 years and together they have twin boys aged 8 .

Background:

Franchise operator for Super Green Solutions – December 2014 – Present

SuperGreen Solutions leads the market as one of the world’s premier advisors, suppliers and installers of domestic and commercial energy efficient solutions.

Owner at Sun-Tee – June 1991 – Present

Principal owner of promotional products and branded wearables manufacturer. Strategic development, including business planning & sales/marketing strategy. Responsible for defining and delivering on the company’s vision. Assisting key clients with their marketing needs with a consultancy led approach to selling. Developing new products and markets including online.

Manager at Ocean Properties Ltd – Pirates Cove Paradise Island – 1989 – 1991

Resort Operations Manager. Handled daily Operations , guest interactions , employee relations. Responsible for increasing profitability and service levels within the food & beverage department. Increased F&B revenue by 36% via implementing cost controls, also Room revenue increase by 15%.

Hotel & Resort Operations Manager. at Ocean Properties Ltd – 1988 – 1989

Acted as interim management for underperforming locations. Responsible for daily operations through out the many hotels owned and operated By Ocean Properties.. Increasing profitability and service levels within each Hotel/property and departments within each property such as Food and Beverage , Front Desk  housekeeping etc.

Asst Gm Park Regency Hotel park Ave New York City – 1987-1988
(5 star 5 diamond star Hotel on Park Ave.)

Duties were all front house operations. The caliber of guest staying at the hotel ranged from Prince/princess to Movie stars, rock stars, politicians and the like. Bottom line regardless of need or want  the service was provided. Responsibilities included  front desk, concierge, bell man, housekeeping.

General Manager Trainee at Stouffers Hotels and Resorts Westchester New York – 1985 – 1986

Hotel and Resort Trainee operations manager. Acted as interim management for underperforming locations. Responsible for increasing profitability and service levels within the food & beverage department, front desk operations of various hotels.


 

STEPHEN ROBERTS

Born: Nassau September 26 1952

Married to: Betty A. Roberts 39 years

Work Experience: 42 years in Food Distribution Industry

Vice Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2005, 2006, 2012

Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2008, 2009

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Treasurer since December 2012.


 

ROBERT “SANDY” SANDS

Robert “Sandy” Sands started his career at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1971. He subsequently spent terms as General Manager at various hotels in the Caribbean and The Bahamas (Guyana Pegasus, Jamaica Pegasus, Carnival’s Crystal Palace Casino, Crystal Palace Riviera Tower (Formerly Cable Beach Hotel) and worked for three-years as Vice President & General Manager of the Nassau Wyndham Resort & Crystal Palace Casino before returning to the Nassau Beach Hotel in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Administration from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

In 1993, he received the coveted Cacique “Hotelier of the Year” Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in The Bahamas. In 1997, he was awarded the Bahamas Silver Jubilee Medal for Tourism.

In May 2005, Baha Mar Ltd. announced the appointment of Robert Sands to Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations. In this role, he assumed responsibility for the development and execution of Baha Mar’s government relations, corporate outreach initiatives, all government and external affairs, industrial relations and human capital programs.

Mr. Sands, 60, is the Honorary Consul General to Japan, President of The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association; the Past President and a Director of The Bahamas Hotel Association; Trustee both of The Hotel Industry Management and Allied Pension Funds; Past Chairman and Director of The Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Member of the Vestry, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church; Director, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home; Member, Vice Chairman and Director of AML Foods Ltd. and Director of Providence Advisors Ltd.; He also held previous Board Directorships with the Bahamas International Security Exchange (BISX), Bahamasair Director of National Insurance Board Director of Paradise Fisheries and The Bank of The Bahamas.

He is married to former Senator The Honourable Michelle Pindling-Sands. He has five children; Delano, Omar, Ashley, Lauren and Holly and one grandchild.

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Chairman since December 2012.

Unidentified payments

We are in receipt of a number of payments that we have been unable to identify and are held pending verification. Please review the dates and amounts of the transactions below and log in to check if any are missing from your account. If so, please contact us with confirmation of the payment transmission so that we may credit the balance to your account. Please note that there may be a difference between the transmission amount and the amount shown below due to bank charges (normally associated with international transfers):

Date Amount
15-Feb-11 1,509.88
9-Aug-11 643.27
18-Oct-11 288.86
9-Dec-11 29.97
10-Feb-12 1,200.00
30-May-12 3,037.34
13-Jun-12 57.78
21-Jun-12 966.18
2-Jul-12 230.00
9-Aug-12 300.17
12-Feb-13 480.00
20-Dec-13 5,938.88
8-Jan-14 1,194.84
25-Feb-14 575.00
2-Jun-14 350.00
3-Jun-14 613.91
2-Jul-14 500.00
14-Jul-14 60.00
3-Oct-14 484.69
6-Nov-14 671.20
5-Dec-14 967.22
5-Jan-15 262.20
13-Jan-15 712.20
16-Jan-15 2,042.98
27-Jan-15 366.36
24-Feb-15 65.17
26-Feb-15 353.23

Biographies for 2015 AGM Director Nominations

 

STEPHEN ROBERTS

Born: Nassau September 26 1952

Married to: Betty A. Roberts 37 years

Work Experience: 42 years in Food Distribution Industry

Vice Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2005, 2006, 2012

Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2008, 2009

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Treasurer since December 2012.

 

 

ROBERT “SANDY” SANDS

Robert “Sandy” Sands started his career at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1971. He subsequently spent terms as General Manager at various hotels in the Caribbean and The Bahamas (Guyana Pegasus, Jamaica Pegasus, Carnival’s Crystal Palace Casino, Crystal Palace Riviera Tower (Formerly Cable Beach Hotel) and worked for three-years as Vice President & General Manager of the Nassau Wyndham Resort & Crystal Palace Casino before returning to the Nassau Beach Hotel in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Administration from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

In 1993, he received the coveted Cacique “Hotelier of the Year” Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in The Bahamas. In 1997, he was awarded the Bahamas Silver Jubilee Medal for Tourism.

In May 2005, Baha Mar Ltd. announced the appointment of Robert Sands to Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations. In this role, he assumed responsibility for the development and execution of Baha Mar’s government relations, corporate outreach initiatives, all government and external affairs, industrial relations and human capital programs.

Mr. Sands, 58, is the Honorary Consul General to Japan, President of The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association; the Past President and a Director of The Bahamas Hotel Association; Trustee both of The Hotel Industry Management and Allied Pension Funds; Past Chairman and Director of The Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Member of the Vestry, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church; Director, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home; Member, Vice Chairman and Director of AML Foods Ltd. and Director of Providence Advisors Ltd.; He also held previous Board Directorships with the Bahamas International Security Exchange (BISX), Bahamasair Director of National Insurance Board Director of Paradise Fisheries and The Bank of The Bahamas.

He is married to former Senator The Honourable Michelle Pindling-Sands. He has five children; Delano, Omar, Ashley, Lauren and Holly and one grandchild.

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Chairman since December 2012.

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