Annual Philanthropic Awards Dinner & Installation of Officers: May 4, 2015


Our Annual Philanthropic Awards Dinner and Installation of Officers for 2015/2016 will be held on Monday evening, May 4, 2015 at the Ruby Swiss Restaurant. Meet the scholarship recipients and representatives from community organizations the club’s work helps to support.

6 pm Social Hour · 7 pm Dinner

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION by emailing Anne McConnell at or call 373.8096 by April 30th. Invite guests. This is a great meeting to introduce friends and family to the wonderful community service work the club does, and to hear a very inspiring guest speaker.

Guest Speaker:  Zhivargo Laing, Chief Executive Officer of LAING CONSULTING AND RESEARCH GROUP—a business consulting, market research, training, and public relations firm in The Bahamas.


Mr. Laing was born on September 7, 1967 in the capital city of Nassau, the son of a straw vendor in The Bahamas, Naomi Seymour and a former hotel worker, the late Cedric Laing.

Zhivargo received his early education at the Lewis Yard Primary School on the island of Grand Bahama where he grew up. He subsequently attended Hawksbill High School where the early recognition of his leadership skills led to his being elected Headboy of the school by his teachers.

Zhivargo went on to complete studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
He was elected to the House of Assembly in May 2007 as the Member of Parliament for the Marco City Constituency and appointed Minister of State for Finance. Today, Zhivargo Laing heads his own business firm, and is married to the former Zsa Zsa Monique LaRoda. They have three sons, Zhivargo II, Zhimaal and Zavier, and one daughter,  Za’riah.
A man of faith, Laing believes that success in life is a matter of “Purpose, Prudence and Persistence“.

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