Sir John Swan To Be Honoured At Luncheon

March 21, 2012

On June 22, 2012, the Bermuda Health Foundation will honour former Premier of Bermuda, Sir John Swan at the Foundation’s 10th Annual Salute to Service Award Luncheon.

In addition to serving as Premier of Bermuda for thirteen years, Sir John is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Swan Group of Companies, which for over a decade built forty percent of the homes in Bermuda.

In addition to the homes he built, Sir John built the first condominium complex in the City of Hamilton together with other commercial buildings. Sir John has also been one of the strongest proponents for the development of the Hamilton Waterfront.

Sir John considers one of his greatest achievements, the leadership he provided in the successful negotiations of the United States/Bermuda Reinsurance Treaty on behalf of Bermuda. He has received many local and international awards and served on many local and international boards. He was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire in 1990 and has been the recipient of three honourary doctorates.

Bermuda Health Foundation was founded in ten years ago by brothers Philip Butterfield, Vincent Hollinsid and Dr. Ewart Brown, along with their friend, the late K. Murray Brown, for the purpose of honouring Bermudians who have provided outstanding public service.

The Bermuda Health Foundation also provides scholarships for Bermudian students aspiring to careers in the medical field. Since its inception in 2002, the Bermuda Health Foundation has provided almost thirty scholarships to Bermudians of all ages who aspire to work in the medical field. Already several scholarship recipients are employed at the King Edward Memorial VII Hospital and other medical facilities both locally and internationally.

In addition to the Annual Luncheon, Bermuda Health Foundation also raises funds at their Annual Golf Tournament which will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Port Royal Golf Course.

Tickets for the Salute to Service Luncheon, which will be held at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, are available at $150.00 each. Persons interested in purchasing tickets for the luncheon or participating in the golf tournament should contact LaVerne Furbert at 335-8232 or by e-mail at Students interested in applying for scholarships should also contact Ms. Furbert.

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