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Bermuda's local Associations and Non-Profit Groups, Part 2

This section covers Bermuda High School for Girls to Building Appeals Tribunal

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By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us) exclusively for Bermuda Online

See Part 1, earlier

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Bermuda High Schools for Girls Charitable Trust RC 358
Bermuda High School for  Girls PTA RC 056
Bermuda High School for Girls Eco-Club Since 2005. Its efforts include a recycling corridor, printing cartridges, six pack rings, egg cartons among the regular cans, tins, etc.
Bermuda Historical Society Small city museum, no entry charge but donations appreciated. No computer or fax, telephone only at 295 2487. Or contact John Cox. RC 191
Bermuda Historical Wrecks Authority See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Hockey Association RC 190
Bermuda Hockey Federation The governing body in Bermuda for field hockey, 2002 president is Mike Elton
Bermuda Horse & Pony Association PO Box DV 634, Devonshire DV BX
Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) See Bermuda Government Boards. RC 351. A quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organization) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. Bermuda’s second largest employer, after the government. See www.bermudahospitals.com
Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT) P. O. Box HM 2273, Hamilton HM JX. T. 441-298-0151. F. 441-296-1072. An independent organization founded as the formal charitable arm for accepting donations and fundraising on behalf of the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB). A separate entity from the BHB and Ministry of Health, governed by its own Board of Trustees who determine policy and are responsible for its own sound fiscal management.

2016. September 19. The Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust has named Lisa Sheppard as its new development director. Ms Sheppard, a former reporter at The Royal Gazette, will be tasked with fundraising for both the BHCT and the Bermuda Hospitals Board after being promoted to her role from within the Trust. “I am very excited by this opportunity to give back to my community,” said the Bermudian in a statement. “There are so many great initiatives being under taken by the BHB. Healthcare is so important for all of us, and it’s an honour to be able to help in such a tangible way.” BHCT chairman Jonathan Brewin said: “I am delighted that Lisa has strengthened our team, as we strive to maximize support to the BHB. She has already demonstrated great energy and commitment to the development of the BHCT, and I look forward to working closely with her.” BHCT executive director Ralph Richardson added: “Lisa’s maturity, experience and temperament have been the key influencers in our decision to promote her to this new role. “We are looking forward to great things from her.”

Bermuda Hospitality Endowment Charitable Trust (The) RC 654
Bermuda Hospitality Institute See Bermuda Government Boards. Government-appointed, Premier announces the CEO, in 2010 Karla Lacey. Training institute, aims to encourage more Bermudians to enter the hospitality industry.
Bermuda Hotel Association 61 King Street, Hamilton HM 19. Telephone (441) 295-2127. Fax: (441) 292-6671. Trade association for cottage colonies, hotels and guest houses. 
Bermuda Housing Corporation Bermuda Housing Act 1980. See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Housing Trust See Bermuda Government Boards. Established in 1965 after several businessmen and the Rector of Christ Church in Warwick recognized the need for housing at reasonable rental rates. Through their efforts and the generous financial assistance of W. S. Purvis, the trust built 62 units at Elizabeth Hills, Purvis Park and Heydon. 
Bermuda Howard University Alumni Club RC 163
Bermuda Hunt Club With regular meetings
Bermuda Independence Commission (BIC) PO Box HM 3393, Hamilton HM PX. Phone 295-9462. A Bermuda Government-appointed body soliciting comments from the public on possible courses which can be taken re maintaining the status quo or opting for full political independence from Britain. It hosted public meetings in various venues around the Island for the purpose of receiving submissions, both orally and written, pros and cons, on any topic related to Independence. Commissioners present and accentuate a very slanted view for independence but will say very little against it, despite the internationally obvious shortcomings including refusal to give long-term residents citizenship and human rights wrongs. Most persons overseas say that when far bigger places such as Scotland, Wales, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, Puerto Rico, Guam, Samoa, Quebec, etc. don't want it, and if they ever did would want a referendum on it, how can tiny Bermuda justify it - and without a referendum?
Bermuda Independent Schools Association (BISA) Since September 2014. Private school heads have banded together to form BISA to enable better collaboration and representation. Heads of the six different private schools agreed to form it BISA as a forum for the heads to share issues of professional interest and to consider developments in education in Bermuda. The association seeks to become a recognizable entity through which the views of the independent schools in Bermuda can be represented to the community, the Government and to other agencies.
Bermuda Independent Underwriters Association (BIUA) P. O. Box HM 1559, Hamilton HM FX. Since 1981. With many Bermuda based professional underwriters of insurance or reinsurance, individuals and corporate, as members
Bermuda Industrial Union (BIU) 49 Union Square, Hamilton HM 12. Telephone (441) 292-0044. Established 1944. Its 4,200 members are employed mostly in the leading hotels and Bermuda Government. Publishes newspaper Worker's Voice. BIU has a representative on the Labor Advisory Council and Public Service Superannuation Board, both See Bermuda Government Boards. Major contributor to Progressive Labour Party over the years. Bus and ferry services often stop when the BIU calls a meeting of members. Members give part of their wages to the Progressive Labour Party (PLP).
Bermuda Insurance Development Council (IDC)

C/O Bermuda Insurance Institute, The Cedar Parkade Building, 48 Cedar Avenue, P.O. Box HM 2911 Hamilton HM LX, Bermuda. Tel. 441 337-7125, Fax 441 295-3532. In January 2012 launched a new award recognizing outstanding volunteer service to the Bermuda industry by insurance professionals. IDC created the award to recognize those in the industry who give their time and energy in support of promoting Bermuda as a domicile of choice.

Bermuda Insurance Institute (BII) The Cedar Parkade Building, 48 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton HM 11. P. O. Box HM 2911, Hamilton HM LX. Telephone (441) 295-1596. Fax: (441) 295-3532. A trade and professional education association for the local and international insurance industry. RC 649
Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA)

Since the 1980s. An organization that in the past represented mostly Bermuda’s captive managers.  But in 2011 changed its constitution to add more self-managed captives to its membership, plus professional service providers, such as audit firms, banks and legal firms, to become members too. Bermuda is the world’s leading domicile for captives, which provide insurance to their corporation owners and sometimes to third parties as well. The industry, which has built up over 40 years, faces a challenging time, with competition heating up from rival jurisdictions such as Vermont and the Cayman Islands, and the impact of global regulatory changes.

Bermuda Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers Association (BIRBA) Brokers act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers.
Bermuda Islands Area of Narcotics Anonymous Fellowship Local hotline 293-0999. P. O. Box DV 690, Devonshire, DV BX, Bermuda. An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 120 countries worldwide
Bermuda Islands Association for the Deaf P. O. Box HM 1749, Hamilton HM GX. Email biad@northrock.bm or 541-3323. Provides assistance to the hearing impaired and educates parents and population about deaf culture to help remove social barriers. Bermuda is far behind other countries in providing basic facilities and services for the death. RC 168.
Bermuda Institute Academy Development Association RC 552
Bermuda Institute Alumni Association 238-1586.
Bermuda
Insurance Management Association (BIMA)
P. O. Box FL 288, Smiths Parish, FL BX. Telephone (441) 295-2121. Fax: (441) 292-6735. Many captive insurance companies appoint a management company to provide them with the necessary services required for the operations of their many insurance management companies

Bermuda Island Games to Bermuda National Parent Teachers Association

Bermuda Island Games RC 632
Bermuda Islands Association for the Deaf (BIAD) P. O. Box HM 1749, Hamilton HM GX. It provides assistance to the hearing impaired and educates parents and the population about deaf culture to help remove social barriers and discrimination of this group. RC 168
Bermuda Integrated Health Service Cooperative (BIHC) Lotus, Victoria Street, Hamilton. Since 2012. BIHC, proponents of out-of-hospital childbirth have won Immigration approval to bring their own midwives to the Island. BIHC received permission after the Bermuda Medical Council confirmed it didn’t need a full medical licence to do so. The victory follows eight years of struggle. Midwives here in Bermuda function as obstetric nurses. They are not available to the public for birthing outside the hospital.  Residents now have access to Bermuda-registered US midwives.
Bermuda International Language Institute For French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic. Terceira House, 7 Par la- Ville Road, Hamilton. Phone 296-5676. Fax 296-5678. RC 531
Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR)  Hosts an annual life and annuity conference at the Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Industry chiefs from Europe and North America join Bermuda-based executives. 2015's conference focused on the EU Solvency II regulations, which come in to force from 2016 and Bermuda’s ongoing work to comply with the new rules. Other highlights include a presentation by the president of the Society of Actuaries, which has more than 25,000 members in 78 countries. Special sessions will also look at “the future of living longer” and panel discussions featuring industry leaders. BILTIR was set up four years ago to serve as an advocate for the long-term insurance industry.
Bermuda International Shipping Association (BISA) C/o Conyers, Dill and Pearman, Clarendon House, 2 Church Street, Hamilton HM 11. Telephone (441) 295-1422. Fax (441) 292-4720. Founded in 1995, it promotes Bermuda as a preferred jurisdiction for the registration of ships and the formation and operation of shipping companies.
Bermuda Junior Chamber International (JCI)  Harmony Hall, Station Building, 13 Railway Trail, Paget PG 06. Telephone 238-5863 or 737-4836. Voice mail 291 1591. Holds an annual Christmas Parade in Hamilton, usually the last weekend in November. 
Bermuda Junior Golf  Association (BJGA) P.O. Box HM 224, Hamilton, HM  AX. Since 1975 when the Bermuda Golf Association (BGA) formed the Golf Development Committee which forged the basic development for junior golf in Bermuda. 
Bermuda Junior Service League Since 1936. P. O. Box HM 1226, Hamilton HM FX. Phone 292-4060.  Also produces annual Christmas cards. RC 106
Bermuda Karate Institute Phone 292 2157 or fax  292 5123. RC 315
Bermuda Karting Club Ltd For young racers of miniature cars. Call 234-2473 or 235-0803 or 236-8788 or fax 236-0505. A member of the United Motorsports Federation (UMF) of Bermuda.
Bermuda Kids with Down's

Down's syndrome is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, and often leads to mental retardation. Liaises with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in New York.

Bermuda Landscaping Assocation  
Bermuda Laser Class Association c/o Royal Hamilton Amateur Dingy Club. Annual dues
Bermuda Latin Triangle A salsa dance group with weekly dance
Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association 2 Marsh Folly Road, Pembroke HM 13 or P. O. Box HM 341, Hamilton HM BX. Telephone 296 0834 or fax 295 3056
Bermuda Legion Bermuda charity 109. The mission is to assist war veterans and their widows. Looks after Bermuda WW1 and 2 and Korean War, etc. war veterans of past, present and future officers and soldiers in units now part of the Bermuda Regiment. Has its own agenda for welfare and for insurance. Can air-ambulance people, can provide travel costs and cover medical expenses, which the former Royal Bermuda Legion could not. Has helped with air evacuations; has a Christmas appeal, taking food hampers and baskets all over the Island. Assists in individual cases of need, helps with healthcare bills, and helps many people find help with the different Government agencies, such as Financial Assistance. Can provide immediate assistance for people without having to go to London for it. In this way, has aligned itself with the Caribbean nations who have their own Legions — notably Jamaica, which has a very successful Legion. Fund raising remains constant for war veteran widows, whose assistance from Government has had to be cut in recent years. Everything the Legion raises stays in Bermuda. “We don’t speculate; we don’t invest money — every single contribution for welfare is used for welfare here in Bermuda.” In the ten-day run up to November 11, the Bermuda Legion sets out on its campaign with the signature red poppies.
Bermuda Lifeguard Service A service of the Parks Department of the Bermuda Government. In the swimming season, several beaches have lifeguards. They must be at least 16 years old, fit, healthy and  strong swimmers.  Telephone 236-4201 or 236-5902 or fax 236-3711. P. O. Box HM 20, Bermuda HM AX or e-mail lifeguard@ibl.bm 
Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club For motorcyclists
Bermuda Life Skills Group RC 434
Bermuda Maritime Museum

Regular mail: P.O. Box MA 133, Mangrove Bay MA BX, Bermuda. By Courier: 1, The Keep, Sandys MA 01, Bermuda. Admission information: 1-441-234-1418. Museum offices: 1-441-234-1333. Fax: 1-441-234-1735.

Bermuda Maritime Museum Association P. O. Box 73, Somerset, Sandys MA BX. RC 136
Bermuda Maritime Museum, Inc. (New York) Check with above for members. 
Bermuda Maritime Museum Trust (London)  
Bermuda Masters Swimming Association  
Bermuda Massage Therapy Association (BMTA) All members are Certified Massage Therapists.
Bermuda Mechanics Beneficial Association Mechanics Building, 12 Church Street, Hamilton HM 11. Phone 295-7602
Bermuda Medical Association (BMA) 75 Victoria Street, Hamilton. P. O. Box HM 2466, Hamilton HM JX. Phone 292-8131. Fax 295-3931. An association of all medical doctors in practice in Bermuda. The Medical Practitioners' Amendment Act 2006 is one of the acts relevant to doctors.
Bermuda Medical Council See Bermuda Government Boards. 25 Church Street, Hamilton HM 12. P O Box HM 380, Hamilton, HM BX.  Phone 278-4932.
Bermuda Medical Doctors Association Box A-16, c/o Bermuda Hospitals Board, P O. Box 1023, Hamilton HM DX, Bermuda.
Bermuda Medical Students Society (BMSS)

Part of BMSS’s mission is to keep Bermuda’s talent at home. The organization has a particular stake in developing mentorship through its Adopt a Medical Student initiative. The group, which comprises medical students and is overseen by practising physicians, has sent out applications to local doctors over the coming week to pair them up with students and facilitate a relationship between the two. The group’s aim is to cultivate the natural fraternity in the medical community, and it is especially active through social media such as Facebook. Part of the imperative for home-grown mentorship is reflected by the courting of Bermudian specialists such as cardiologists, to return home and thereby cut down on overseas spending.

Bermuda Mental Health Foundation For more information, visit bmhf.bm or call 400-5634. 3rd Floor, Richmond House, 12 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 12. Phone 292-3434 extension 3476. Fax 292-0865. Founded 1944. A non-profit volunteer private enterprise working with medical mental health-related staff. RC 394.

2016. June 10. Empty for years and in danger of falling into disrepair, a house at the back of Portland Lane in Sandys is soon to become a home. Members of the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation gathered there yesterday with friends to celebrate the building’s revival for persons with mental illness to take up independent living. “We were fortunate that the basic structure was sound, but we still had to do a lot of work,” the foundation’s chairman, John Macdonald, told The Royal Gazette. For now, freshly refurbished rooms are decorated only with pictures from before, showing the work that went into their repair. The group will still need help, including donations of furniture and appliances, to move clients into its five units with the assistance of the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Centre. Among guests was Dennis Lister, MP for Sandys North Central, who commended the group for saving a property that could have become an eyesore. Mental health remains a topic “swept under the carpet”, said Winston Rogers, a clinical manager for MWI’s community mental health services rehabilitation team. “One in four persons in any society, Bermuda included, suffers from some form of mental illness,” he said. “On any given day, any one of us could step across.” The property has yet to be given a new name, and the foundation is looking for donors to assist. Foundation member Donald Scott, looking back on nearly a year’s hard work, singled out some of the main contributors for special thanks: Gerald Burt, of Burt Construction; Calvin Edwards, of Insight Painting; Anthony Hayward, of Ace electrical; Everard Todd, Jr of EL Todd Construction, plumber Delroy Reid and Yvonne Gilbert of Made for You Cleaning. The hardest work may be done, but help is needed with the final stages: to pitch in. Contact Jodi Lewis, the foundation’s spokeswoman, at 400-5684, 705-2816, or info@bmhf.bm

2015. December 7. The decision to include mental health under human rights laws has been applauded by the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation. “Amending the Human Rights Act in favour of giving basic human rights to the mentally disabled is simply the right thing to do,” the advocacy group said. The foundation offered its congratulations to the Human Rights Commission, saying the HRC had “led the charge to add basic human rights for those that suffer with a clinically diagnosed mental illness to the Human Rights Act." The group noted that statistics indicated that one person in four will have a mental illness. In the latest Throne Speech, the Bermuda Government pledged to extend protection under the Act to the mentally ill. Bermuda has been described by the HRC as one of the few jurisdictions in the world that does not offer such protection. Foundation spokeswoman Jodi Lewis said they were confident that the Government “now will move swiftly to amend the Act in this parliamentary session”. The group vowed to work with the Government, the HRC and the community to ensure that the amendments would be effective, offering true protection to those with mental illness.

Bermuda Middle Schools Association  
Bermuda Model Sailboat Club Has been in operation since the 1960's, meets every Thursday to have a friendly race. Members include Ted Cassidy. 
Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) A Bermuda Government quango and regulatory agency. See Bermuda Government Boards.The BMA processes applications and recommends to the Ministry of Finance when prudent to establish companies, partnerships, collective insurance schemes, trust companies and issue permits. It conducts background checks of applicants for  incorporated business entities and regulates the banking and financial services industries.
Bermuda Motocross Club A member of the United Motorsports Federation (UMF) of Bermuda.
Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club (BMRC) Ltd Headed by David Jones. Racing at Clearwater Beach includes classes GP 125A, GP 125B and Scooter. A member of the United Motorsports Federation (UMF) of Bermuda.
Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) Daylesford, Park Street, Hamilton. Telephone 295-5584. RC 600. An active local group offering a menu of plays and productions, usually at its own small theatre. Stages an annual British-style pantomime.

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS)

Bermuda Music Users Group  
BMDS Charitable Trust Daylesford, Park Street, Hamilton. Telephone 295-5584. RC 600
Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNNA) Cedarpark Building, 48 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton, HM 11. Telephone: 441-296-0951. P O Box HM 2156, Hamilton HM JX. Since 2012 the new name of the Bermuda Track and Field Association founded in 1946.
Bermuda National Gallery City Hall Arts Center, Church Street, Hamilton. Telephone 295 9428 or fax 295 2055
Bermuda National Library Owned and operated by the Bermuda Government, Par La Ville Park, 13 Queen Street, Hamilton HM 11. Telephone 295-  2905, fax (441) 296 0973. Winter and summer hours. With a mobile and youth library service.
Bermuda National Literacy Charitable Trust Committed to determining and establishing literacy standards. RC 608
Bermuda National Parent Teachers Association  

Bermuda National Trust to Bermuda Quilters Guild

Bermuda National Trust  RC 081
Bermuda National Trust Council See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda National Tumor Registry Breast cancer affects one in eight women and that 58 cases of breast cancer were reported in 2014, according to the Registry. Breast cancer continues to be the principal cause of cancer for women in Bermuda. While the causes of breast cancer are still unknown, it is known that some women are more at risk than others. Understanding these risks, such as family history, are important, in addition to the knowledge that early detection can save lives.
Bermuda Netball Association (The) RC 653
Bermuda Newcomers Inter-varsity Club Social and sporting club for new residents. Phone 292-9018.
Bermuda Nurses Association (BNA). Patrice Dill at (441) 236-3770 extension 3254. RC 374.  Committed to supporting its members in the goal to improve and maintain optimal wellness for the people of Bermuda. According to the International Council for Nurses, nursing is often described as the sleeping giant that should be awakened to realize its full potential. Nurses are at the core of health delivery but are often marginalized from contribution to health policy development and decision-making. Nurses play a fundamental and critical role in the healthcare continuum and their insight into many aspects of patient care and health policy generally is valued.
Bermuda Nursing Council See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Occupational Therapists Association (BOTA) Call BOTA at 236-3770 extension 3264. Or write P. O. Box  DV 501, Devonshire DV BX. RC 530. Affiliated with the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT). Has an annual Bursary Award. . 
Bermuda Olympic Association Suite 405, International Centre, 26 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton HM 11. P. O. Box HM 1665, Hamilton HM GX. Phone 295-7146. Fax 295-8645. Only Bermudian athletes can represent Bermuda, not long-term residents. 9-5 pm Monday to Friday except Public Holidays. RC 047
Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association Official site for the youth sailing Optimist Dinghy in Bermuda. Contact it for race results, upcoming events and current contact information.
Bermuda Open Water Swimming Association In 2016, June 18. Lori King from New York swam around Bermuda for 21 hours straight. With a support crew of 11 people by her side, Mrs King, 40, took to the water at Elbow Beach at noon to begin the longest, most challenging swim of her life. Her inspiration, she said, was resident Sean O’Connell, who was the first and only person to have completed the swim 40 years ago. The swim was planned and certified through the Bermuda Open Water Swimming Association, with president Nick Strong acting as event co-ordinator and first observer. 
Bermuda Orchid Society P. O. Box HM 3250, Hamilton HM PX. Phone (441) 293-2035. An affiliate of the American Orchid Society. Celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2005. To honor that occasion, the Bermuda government issued a set of four orchid postage stamps. Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 pm, usually in one of the buildings of the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Visitors are welcome. The Annual General Meeting is every late November.

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Bermuda Organ and Tissue Donor Association For more information, call KEMH  at 236-2345. Welcomes those willing to become donors. In association with the New England Organ Bank. 
Bermuda Ostomy Association P. O. Box HM 2281,  Hamilton HM JX. Telephone 295 7738
Bermuda Overcoming Learning Disabilities/Difficulties (BOLD) Call Mrs. Mair Harris or Beverley at 234-0923 or fax 292-3152
Bermuda Oxford and Cambridge Society Bermuda-based graduates of these English universities.
Bermuda Parent Teacher Student Association  
Bermuda Paralympic Association (BPARAS) Formed by Ann Lindroth, Vaughn Mosher, Leatrice Roman, Jennifer Southern, Paul Sullivan. RC 570. Jeni Southern, Secretary, phone (441) 238-1741 or Ann Lindroth (441) 535 2832. PO Box PG 73 PG BX Paget, Bermuda.
Bermuda Performing Arts Association Ltd RC 618
Bermuda Pharmaceutical Association (BPA) All pharmacists in Bermuda must be a member. The BPA holds an annual Pharmacy Symposium to focus on circulatory diseases such as heart disease, stroke and heart attack. Pharmacists play an essential role in helping patients with the management of many of their health conditions, including cardiovascular conditions.
Bermuda Philharmonic Society RC 323
Bermuda Physically Handicapped Association Base Gate, 1 South Side, St. David's Island, DD 03. Phone (441) 293 5035 or Chairman Willard Fox at 293-8148. It has existed for 39 years. RC 088
Bermuda Physiotherapy Association Hands-on-Therapy office, corner of Church and King Streets, Hamilton
Bermuda Pilot Gig Club (BPGC) 2015. September 25. Dozens of budding gig rowers took to the water off St George’s at the weekend to take part in the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club’s regatta. The club, which was only formed earlier this year, organized a series of races in the harbour over a short course of just under a mile. A total of 42 men and women of all ages were divided into six teams of rowers who then did battle in three races. Rick Spurling is the club’s chairman. The club was hoping to send a Bermuda team to the upcoming World Gig Championships in the Isles of Scilly next year. “Our goal is to establish gig rowing island-wide for all, get three more gigs, hold more local regattas year round, use the gigs at events such as the America’s Cup and Gunpowder Plot Reenactment and invite visitors to experience gig rowing and some St George’s history at the same time,” said Mr Spurling. “We also want to hold an international regatta in Bermuda in 2016 and will be sending a Bermuda team or two to the World Gig Championships in Scilly in May 2016. We are very grateful to Steve Lock from Appledore Gig Club in Devon, our trainer and organizer, for playing the key role in getting the traction for rowing gigs. We are off and running. Rowing is our maritime heritage, great fun, a friendly team sport, healthy and competitive. We need to begin to form set teams, in particular corporate teams and schools. The possibilities here are enormous.” After Sunday’s regatta all the competitors returned to the East End Mini Yacht Club for a pot luck supper and refreshments.
Bermuda Poetry Association Poetry includes book "A Tribute to Mothers and Fathers."
Bermuda Police Association Devonshire. Telephone (441) 295-8560. A trade association for members and retirees of the Bermuda Police Service
Bermuda Police Benevolent Fund RC 002

Bermuda Police Service

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Bermuda Police Marine Search & Rescue Association RC 441
Bermuda Poultry Fanciers Society (BPFS) Holds an annual competition, usually in February.  Bermuda Poultry Fanciers Society Facebook page. Jack King Building in the Botanical Gardens. Includes turkeys, chicken and ducks as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, cavies and quail. 2016 BPFS president Leo Simmons 335-3258. In 2015-2016  many new birds arrived on the island, everything from old English game to Spanish game standard and a variety of bantams.
Bermuda Power Boat Association A member of the United Motorsports Federation (UMF) of Bermuda. RC 650
Bermuda Prison Officers Benevolent Fund RC 292
Bermuda Private Nursery Association An association for members of the child care industry. P. O. Box HM 1683, Hamilton HM GX. Call (441) 292-8326. Fax (441) 296-1522. 
Bermuda Professional Photographers Association (BPPA)  c/o Graeme Outerbridge, phone (441) 238-4387. 
Bermuda Progressive Ballroom Dance Group Admiralty House Community Center, Spanish Point, Pembroke, call 236 6935. Wednesday 8:30 to 11 pm
Bermuda Psychologists Registration Council See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Public Funds Investment Committee See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Public Services Union (BPSU) 2 Angle Street, Hamilton HM 10. 2 Angle Street, Hamilton HM 10. Telephone 292-6985. Fax 292-1149. Auditorium 293-9270. Or 292-6484.  Represents all civil servants, nurses at the two hospitals and more. BPSU has a representative on the Labor Advisory Council and Public Service Superannuation Board.See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Quilters Guild Meets 1st Tuesday 1:30 pm and 3rd Thursday 7:00 pm each month except July & August, at St. Mary's Church Hall, Warwick. Visitors welcome. Call 236-2865 for information.

Bermuda Rainbow Alliance to Bermuda Special Needs Network

Bermuda Rainbow Alliance Advocating an alternative lifestyle.  Spokesperson is Nikki Bowers
Bermuda Rainbow Guides After-school activities for girls 5-7. 292-0675
Bermuda Reading Association P. O. Box DV 755, Devonshire DV BX. Call (441) 236-9000 ext. 213 or 295-0487. Meets third Tuesday of each month at Bermuda Youth Library and produces annual conferences on reading
Bermuda Red Cross Charleswood, 8 Berry Hill Road, Paget DV 03. P. O. Box HM 772, Hamilton HM CX, Bermuda. Telephone 236-8253 or fax 236-8267. Hospital equipment rental (441) 236-2345 extension 1486. Since 1st August 1950. Manages the Bermuda Blood Bank and accepts donations to its Blood Donor Centre. Affiliated with the New England Organ and Tissue Donor Bank and Bermuda is in the latter's #1 Priority group. 
Bermuda Red Cross Blood Bank First floor, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, donors from 18 to 70 always welcome. Tuesdays 9:15 am to 12 pm. Blood Donor Center at hospital 236-5067 (fax 236-2272).
Bermuda Red Cross Charitable Trust RC 419
Bermuda Referees Association P. O. Box DV 176, Devonshire DV BX. Telephone 236 1747 or voice mail 291 0940
Bermuda Reserve Police Formerly the Bermuda Reserve Constabulary.
Bermuda Riding for the Disabled 57 Spice Hill Road, Warwick WK 03. Windreach Village, Warwick. Riding therapy for children with special needs. Telephone 238 7433 or fax 238 7434. RC 092
Bermuda Risk Exchange Association An insurance-related trade group
Bermuda Rock Ramblers For organized walks. A  environmental and cultural group. It arranges guided walkabouts so that families and individuals can explore, learn and exercise together. Walks are free but donations are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, beverage  and snack. Call 238-3438.
Bermuda Roller Hockey League (BRHL) Phone 236-9710 or 236-8710 or fax 232-0699 or 232-0799.
Bermuda Rose Society Its repository garden is at Waterville, Pomander Road, Paget. Free, daily, all welcome.
Bermuda Rowing Association Boathouse: White's Island, Hamilton Harbor. PO Box HM 3044, Hamilton HM NX. With a fleet of fours, quads, pairs, doubles and single sculls. Holds an annual summer regatta  for Men's Mixed Doubles; Women's Open Doubles; Women's Intermediate Doubles; Mixed Quadruple Sculls; Mixed Novice Doubles; Men's Novice Doubles; Novice Quadruple Sculls and Men's Open Doubles.
Bermuda Rugby Football Union (BRFU) Only rugby union is played in Bermuda. Has an Annual Awards Dinner, black tie. RC 641
Bermuda Sailing Association 12 Reid Street, Hamilton HM 11. Phone 295-7935. Fax 295-5372. RC 525
Bermuda Sailors Home 22 Richmond Road, Hamilton HM 08. Phone 295-5598. Fax 292-1519. RC 151
Bermuda Salsa Association Has its own salsa dancers.
Bermuda Sanshou Association (BSA) 2016. August 25. Awarded $10,000 from the Cash Back for Communities programme. Senator Jeff Baron, the Minister of National Security, said the self-defence group has proudly represented the island internationally for years and is more than deserving of the funds. Garon Wilkinson of the BSA thanked the minister and the government for the donation, saying that the funds would help the group continue its work teaching Bermudians and helping them compete internationally. “I have a full-time job, but the thing that keeps me up at night is how are we going to fund our athletes,” he said.
Bermuda Sea Cadet Association Corps Headquarters P. O. Box HM 861, Hamilton HM DX. Phone/fax 295-2759. RC 037
Bermuda Sea Cadet Corps TS Bermuda HQ North Shore, Pembroke, 7:30 pm. Open to girls age 11-16, boys 9-16. New members welcome. Phone 292-8167 after 7:30 pm Fridays. Or call TS Admiral Somers, St. Georges, phone 297-1975 or TS Venture, Ireland Island, phone 234-0979. 
Bermuda Section of the International Commission of Jurists

C/o Mello Jones & Martin, P.O. Box HM 1564, Hamilton Bermuda HM FX.. Phone: +1- 441- 294-3605. Fax: +1-441-292-9151. Formed in 2003 by Bermuda's lawyers as a non-profit human rights advocacy group and support of the rule of law.

Bermuda Schizophrenia Society Meets first Tuesday each month at St. Brendan's Hospital, 7 pm. Call Gina Davis at 292-5613. RC 307
Bermuda School of Music Since 2006. An amalgamation with  the  former Bermuda Conservatory of Music.   RC 483
Bermuda Schools  Sports Federation Limited P. O. Box HM 2511, Hamilton HM GX. Phone 295-1983. Fax 295-3349.
Bermuda Scout Association Also with a Beaver Scout program for boys 5-7. Otherwise 6-14. Call 296-7784.
Bermuda Search & Rescue Institute RC 117
Bermuda Sharks Swim Club RC 356
Bermuda Shrine Club Members meet at Masonic Temple, Kyber Pass, Warwick. They are members of Mecca Temple of New York, the premier Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. There are more than 900 Nobles in about 200 Temples throughout North America. 
Bermuda Sickle Cell Association  
Bermuda Skateboard Association Since 2006. Has a facility at the Sea Cadets' North Shore, Pembroke property. Includes a mini-ramp – or half-pipe – and a smooth paving area for the flat work.
Bermuda Sloop Foundation (BSF) Educational program to give local teenagers a chance to crew on board a working replica of a 17th century Bermuda sloop, to give them Bermuda's first floating classroom.
Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Smart Risk RC 586. Led by Dr. Joseph Froncioni, the founder of the charity, with Jennifer Attride-Stirling and Marcelo Ramella. They have compiled accident statistics and information from more than 3,500 accidents reported to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) in a two-year period. What they found was that at the age of 16 when many Bermudian teenagers are getting their first pair of wheels, they are also the most at risk of being in an accident.  
Bermuda Social Work Council Meets fourth Wednesday of each month at Family Services Library, Old Hospital Building, Paget from 1-2 pm. Call Lakila Wade at 292-5182 evenings.
Bermuda Society & Secretariat London, England. Incorporated in 1987 at the request of then Premier, The Hon. Sir John Swan, KBE, JP; former Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda, The Viscount Dunrossil, CMG; and Sir Peter Gadsden, GBE, AC, former Lord Mayor of the City of London. The brief was to enhance and promote Bermuda’s image as an attractive, competitive and well-respected jurisdiction for international companies – across multiple financial sectors – to do business, and to foster the close links between Bermuda, the UK and elsewhere. The physical address and contact details are Five Trees, Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4JZ, England. Phone 011 44-(0)20-8954-0652. Website www.bermudasociety.com, email BermudaSoc@aol.com.
Bermuda Society for Healthcare Risk Management For local healthcare insurance companies
Bermuda Society for the Blind

Beacon House, 3 Beacon Rd, Hamilton HM 10. Phone 292 3231. Monday to Friday 10am-3pm. Established in 1957. Promotes visual health and empowers persons who are blind or vision impaired to achieve independence by providing Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. Advocates to increase awareness about living with vision loss and promotes visual health through public education and outreach. RC 090

Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 32 Valley Road, Paget PG 05. Phone 236-7333, voice mail 291-0781. Now charges a processing fee to adopt pets. Shelter is open  9 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. RC 086.
Bermuda Society of Arts City Hall, P. O. Box HN 1202, Hamilton HM FX. Telephone 296 3824 or fax 296 0699. RC 115
Bermuda Society of Financial Analysts (BSFA) Suite 133, 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11. Telephone (441) 299 3945. Local arm of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), based in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
Bermuda Society of Interior Designers (BSID) Suite 160, 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11.
Bermuda Society of Professional Engineers Phone 299-3693. Provides advice on careers in engineering, assists with professional certification and gives advice on training.
Bermuda Special Olympics 45 Church Street, Hamilton HM 12. Telephone 292 1269. RC 196
Bermuda Special Needs Network   A new advocacy group formed in 2011 to help promote the concerns of the Island's special needs community. It wants to see an accurate census of the population of special needs residents here, raise awareness for some of its most pressing issues, and then ask Government to let the community know how these issues are being addressed. It’s an umbrella organization, rather than different groups working in isolation. Most of the special needs population is hidden. That’s especially true with mental health issues. The group acknowledges that not everyone with special needs might welcome being added to a register, but that those who choose to “opt in” will need to be connected with the right services. For example, the Transport Control Department, for example, has certain special needs records.
Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority Carries out tests under its illicit drugs program. For the performance-enhancing tests, samples are sent to World Anti-Doping Authority accredited laboratories in Britain, Canada, Germany, South Africa and the United States, with testing for illicit drugs taking place locally. As per World Anti Doping Agency  (WADA) directive, the tested samples are kept for eight years at the WADA laboratory. Financially, BSADA is supported by a Government grant, which for the 2016 fiscal year is $650,000, down from the $750,000 in 2015. Of that, $234,000, or 36 per cent, is to be allocated to the performance-enhancing programme, $143,000, which is 22 per cent, will be spent on the illicit drugs programme, with the remaining $273,000 set aside to pay for administration costs. There are five full-time staff, headed by Deborah Hunter, the chief executive, with BSADA also employing 11 doping control team members, who have to be re-certified every two years.

Bermuda Squash Racquets Association to Bermuda Volleyball Association (BVA)

Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Phone 292-6881, with Bermuda Squash Racquets Club. 11 Middle Road,  Devonshire DV 06, east of the Montessori Academy. Or P. O. Box HM 176, Hamilton HM AX. Phone 292-0291 Fax 295-8718. Open from 10 am to 4 pm daily. RC 549
Bermuda Stroke & Family Support Association (BSFSA) disabled Seven Seas, 6 Rock Garden Lane, Smiths FL 06. Primary Contact Mark Selley Chairman O: 293-3121. Meets on the third Wednesday night each month at 7 pm at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. RC 361. Support, help, advice, encouragement, but no direct financial help, instead useful leads to local organizations and entities offering assistance to Bermudian and Bermuda-based stroke survivors of all ages and backgrounds and their stroke-affected families. Has no membership dues, takes no minutes, has no structured agenda or board of management. Strokes, more than any other medical problems, cause permanent chronic disabilities. Permanent brain damage results from a stroke. 50% of all strokes occur in people who have no prior symptoms. Strokes are a leading cause of severe permanent disability and death. People never recover fully from strokes, their limbs or brain or heart are often permanently affected. BSFSA is now affiliated with The Courage Stroke Network & The American Heart Association, (AHA).
Bermuda Sub Aqua Club Admiralty House, Spanish Point, Pembroke. Learn to become a scuba diver. RC 186
Bermuda Surveyors Association Pending
Bermuda Suzuki Association P.O. Box HM 2757, Hamilton HM LX.  Phone (441) 505-4287 (cell). Fax: (441) 296-9357. RC 312.
Bermuda Table Tennis Association P.O. Box HM1636, HAMILTON, Bermuda HM CX, (441) 535-4864 Fax (441) 236-4931
Bermuda Taxi Owners/Operators Association 4 Canal Lane, Cox's Hill, Pembroke HM 02. Telephone 292-5600 or fax 296-4682. For island-wide taxi service. Rates must be approved by the Bermuda Government's Public Service Vehicle Licensing Board (PSVLB).
Bermuda Technology Education Collaborative RC 569
Bermuda Tennis Foundation P. O. Box HM 3073, Hamilton HM NX. Telephone 296 2554. Fax 296 2551
Bermuda Toastmasters Club P. O. Box HM 2394, Hamilton HM DX. Call 236-3932 or 235-7730. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, members, visitors, guests welcome. Phone 291-5757.  
Bermuda Tourism Board See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Trade Union Congress Established in 2000, confirmed by Act of Parliament in July 2002. 
Bermuda Travel Agents Association (BTTA)  
Bermuda Triathlon Association Holds a major triathlon every year, one of the most important sports events. RC 416
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute 40 Crow Lane, East Broadway, Pembroke. P. O. Box 1745, Hamilton HM GX. Telephone 292 7219. Daily, 9 am to 5 pm (10-5 weekends). RC 326
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) Christmas Boat Parade & Fireworks Extravaganza. Every December. RC 538
Bermuda Union of Teachers (BUT) Seventy Two Teachers' Place, 72 Church Street, Hamilton HM 12. P. O. Box HM 726, Hamilton HM CX. Telephone (441) 292 6515. Fax (441) 292 0697.Michael Charles, General Secretary. Founded February 1, 1919. Oldest trade union in Bermuda. In 1964, combined with the Teachers Association of Bermuda to become the Amalgamated Bermuda Union of Teachers. 
Bermuda Union of Teachers Youth Development RC 633
Bermuda Urban Park Association  
Bermuda Veterinarian Association Members qualify via accredited examination process specified in the organization's methodology.
Bermuda Volleyball Association (BVA) Voice mail 291-1898. RC 646

Bermuda Volunteers to Blades

Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps Overseas Association Organization of former soldiers holds annual reunion at Warwick Camp - always the first Saturday in May. Founded in 1919 after World War 1. It commemorates the same day in May 1915 when the first contingent of Bermuda soldiers left Bermuda to join the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment in France
Bermuda War Veterans Association (BWVA) P. O. Box HM 2716, Hamilton HM LX, Bermuda. With less than 60 war veterans left in 2011. A local charity founded in 1919 by returning servicemen from the Great War to provide assistance to those who went overseas to serve, originally in the First World War and in other wars subsequently. Has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in total in aid to needy  Bermuda War Veterans and their dependants. They include members of the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC) and Bermuda Militia Artillery (BMA), the first black unit to serve in the Great War. It distinguished itself on the front and received several battle honours. World War 2 saw similar sacrifice and dedication from Bermudians, many of whom joined other Commonwealth Units such as the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, British Army, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, etc  RC 140
Bermuda War Veterans Commissioners See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda War Veterans Pension Commission c/o The Accountant General,  P.O. Box HM 1537, Hamilton, HM SX.
Bermuda Water Truckers Association c/o Russ Ford
Bermuda Yachting Association 12 Reid Street, Hamilton HM 11. Telephone 295 7935.
Bermuda Youth Sports Program Phone 295-4352. RC 342
Bermuda Zoological Society At Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. Promotes interest in the local environment and environmental projects. With regular meetings. New volunteers welcome. Phone 293 2727 ext 130. RC 179
Bermudians Against the Draft (BAD) Bermuda still has military conscription laws for men only, unlike Britain, Canada, the USA, etc with no conscription at all. Campaigners fought without success to end compulsory military service. One fact that the court case did not either have or comment on was that Bermudians who were not born in Bermuda are not conscripted, only those born in Bermuda.
Bermudians Against Narcotics (BAN) New in 2005. Formed by a group of Muslim and Christian Bermudians, who wish to stop narcotics getting into the country and  to raise awareness of the menace of drugs in Bermuda, with criminality rampant and drugs at the core of it. 
Bermudians for Referendum (BFR) A group believing strongly that the only truly democratic way for Bermuda to achieve political independence or retain the status quo is via a referendum not a majority vote of the legislature. 
Bermudian Heritage Museum Samaritans Lodge, Corner of York and Water Streets, St. George's. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm 297-4126. RC 406
Bethany Trust RC 348
Better Business Bureau None in Bermuda
Betting Licensing Authority See Bermuda Government Boards.
Beyond Rugby Bermuda (BRB) Co-founded by Bermuda resident John “Bradshaw” Layfield, a Beyond Sport Ambassador for his work with Bermuda’s youth. Mr Layfield is a former WWE World Champion and a wrestling commentator. BRB not only offers rugby training to young Bermudians but also provides a homework academy and family support services through Family Centre. This charity is supported by visiting rugby clubs.
Bible Broadcasting Network - Bermuda RC 368
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bermuda 15 Front Street, Hamilton HM 11. Phone 292-2802 or fax 292-5412. RC 139
BIU Members Credit Union Same address as Bermuda Industrial Union
Black Box Performance Workshops  
Black Stockings (Police Women) RC 150
Blades Fencing Club P. O. Box HM 2888, Hamilton HM LX. Telephone 291 1499

Blue Waters Anglers Club to Building Appeals Tribunal

Blue Waters Angler's Club 28 Crow Lane House, Pembroke HM 19. Telephone 292 5529. Fax 296-7419. 
Board of Agriculture See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Chiropodists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Dieticians See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Education See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Immigration See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Medical Laboratory Technologists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Occupational Therapists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Physiotherapists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Radiographers See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Speech Therapists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Trustees Hotel & Restaurant Pension Plans Christensen Building, 55 Dundonald Street, Hamilton HM 10. Phone 292-7639
Board of Trustees of the Golf Courses See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Works & Engineering See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bodywork's Dance - a - cise Dance with exercise to get fit, call 236 6608 or 236 6425. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 5:30 PM. Astwood Hall, Church Street, Hamilton and at Harrington Sound School
Boundaries Commission See Bermuda Government Boards. Must follow Section 54 of the Bermuda Constitution and is required to look at all submissions as soon as practical. The Commission must also review the boundaries and constituencies into which Bermuda is divided and submit opinions to the House of Assembly on whether the changes are required or not.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bermuda Government Bermuda Chapter, c/o Department of Youth and Sport. For middle and high school teenagers who are economically challenged. A haven and a club for after-school activities such as homework, sports, crafts, health programs and social activities. 
Bridging the Gap Academy Home School RC 624
Broad Arrow Lodge Freemasons Hall, Reid Street, Hamilton
Broadcasting Commissioners See Bermuda Government Boards.
Budokan Karate Club Telephone Michael Daniel at 232-0134 days or Nigel Williams at 238-2802 evenings.
Building Appeals Tribunal See Bermuda Government Boards.

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