The Abaco Club Initiates Hurricane Relief Effort by Pledging $1 Million Dollars

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Patrick T. Cooper and David Southworth at Leonard M. Thompson International Airport Marsh Harbour
Patrick T. Cooper and David Southworth at Leonard M. Thompson International Airport Marsh Harbour

It is no secret that I loved meeting David Southworth and the entire staff at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. David’s genuine humility vibrates across the property making the boutique property feel like home. While the devastation of Hurricane Dorian is significant, I love the fact that the executives of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay truly exemplify a family style of caring for guest and the entire hospitality team. @JosephDeitch, Chairman of Southworth Development, wasted no time in pledging $1 million to the relief effort, in the hope that it would inspire others to give generously, too.

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The Abaco Club on Winding Bay announced today that it has launched a fund-raising effort dedicated to providing immediate disaster relief for the residents of Great Abaco island, which incurred catastrophic damage as a result of Hurricane Dorian. “We are extremely concerned about the safety and well-being of our staff members and other residents of Abaco,” said David Southworth, Founder and CEO of Southworth Development, an affiliate of which owns The Abaco Club. “There is an urgent need for immediate assistance on Abaco, and we are moving fast to provide that assistance.” When the category 5 hurricane made landfall on Great Abaco, it caused widespread destruction. The island’s largest town, Marsh Harbour, was almost entirely destroyed. Most sadly, it appears that there was also loss of life on the island, and hundreds of homes were demolished, leaving thousands of residents without shelter.

“We haven’t even been able to ascertain whether all of our staff members are safe yet,” said Southworth. “Communications systems are still down, power is out, roads are flooded or blocked by fallen trees. It’s a humanitarian disaster on an almost unimaginable scale.” “The people of Abaco are more than just our friends and neighbors,” said Deitch. “They’re like family to us. Both David and I have homes on the island and we cherish our relationships with the people of Abaco. What happened there is a tragedy, and we’re going to do all we can to help.” Contributions to this GoFundMe campaign will be distributed by the Abaco-Winding Bay Relief Fund, a charitable organization created expressly for this effort with 501(c)3 status applied for and pending. All funds received will be used to provide assistance specifically to the people of Abaco in the form of food, shelter, medical aid and supplies, and assistance in the clean-up and rebuilding efforts.

ABOUT THE ABACO CLUB ON WINDING BAY

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is a private, international sporting club and residential community located on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas. For more information visit www.theabacoclub.com.

Cool Libations at The Abaco Club Winding Bay The Bahamas
Cool Libations at The Abaco Club Winding Bay The Bahamas
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ABOUT SOUTHWORTH DEVELOPMENT LLC

Southworth Development is a privately held company that specializes in the development of residential resort and amenitized real estate communities.  Through wholly owned subsidiaries Southworth Golf and Southworth Europe, Southworth is also a leader in the international golf community, having served as owner, manager, consultant or construction manager to dozens of properties throughout the United States, Scotland, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and The Dominican Republic. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, Southworth was founded in 1991 and currently owns and operates private clubs and residential communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, Scotland and The Bahamas. The properties include: Willowbend on Cape Cod, Mass.; Renaissance on Boston’s North Shore; Meredith Bay on New Hampshire’s famed Lake Winnipesaukee, Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va. 35 minutes west of Washington, DC; The Village at Machrihanish Dunes in Argyll, Scotland; and The Abaco Club, located on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas.

Abaco WInding Bay Hurricane Relief Fund
Abaco WInding Bay Hurricane Relief Fund

Loews Portofino Bay

The Loews Portofino Bay is a brilliant view in Orlando, Florida Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The Loews Portofino Bay is a  brilliant view in Orlando, Florida Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The Loews Portofino Bay is a brilliant view in Orlando, Florida Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

The Loews Portofino Bay is a brilliant view in Orlando, Florida while soaking up the sunshine. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this architectural and landscape communicate to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

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No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

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Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

Hotel LeVeque

Hotel LeVeque lights up downtown Columbus, Ohio with style Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
Hotel LeVeque lights up downtown Columbus, Ohio with style Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
Hotel LeVeque lights up downtown Columbus, Ohio with style Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

Hotel LeVeque lights up downtown Columbus, Ohio with style. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this architecture and cocktail photography communicate to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

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No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

BELLA+CANVAS

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton

Check into style at the Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
Check into style at the Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

Check into style at the Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this architecture and cocktail photography communicate to you? 

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We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

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WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

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Classic Remise

1996 Ferrari F50 at Classic Remise Düsseldorf, Germany Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
1996 Ferrari F50 at Classic Remise Düsseldorf, Germany Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
1996 Ferrari F50 at Classic Remise Düsseldorf, Germany Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

It’s a Ferrari at Classic Remise! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  How does this luxury automotive photography speak to you? 

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We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

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No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

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There is no time like the present. Therefore, get booked because there is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in the world is what we strive to do because, the world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. To exhaust the privilege click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories, for instance.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

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The Douglas Hotel | Parq Vancouver

The Douglass Hotel Parq Vancouver Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
The Douglass Hotel Parq Vancouver Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
The Douglass Hotel Parq Vancouver Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

We are super excited about out stay at The Douglass Hotel Parq Vancouver. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this architecture and cocktail photography communicate to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

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WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

Classic British Horology inspired watches with modern day functionality and reliability.

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj

The Grand Park Hotel Rovinj entrance is modern, chic and minimalist Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The Grand Park Hotel Rovinj entrance is modern, chic and minimalist Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The Grand Park Hotel Rovinj entrance is modern, chic and minimalist Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

The Grand Park Hotel Rovinj entrance is modern, chic and minimalist. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this architecture say to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

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WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

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JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is perfect for pride Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is perfect for pride Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is perfect for pride Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is perfect for pride. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this architecture and cocktail photography communicate to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”