RUBiS is pleased to report on the overwhelming success of the “Fuelling 4 a Cause” competition which gave twelve (12) lucky charities over $32,000 in total in donations, and an additional twelve charities the opportunity to host tag days through the RUBiS network of service stations.

The Fuelling 4 a Cause concept was initiated to celebrate RUBiS’ 10th Anniversary of operations in Bermuda. Between September and November 2016, RUBiS donated 5¢/gallon of fuel sold to twelve (12) selected charities, who were the finalists of a photo contest held earlier in the year to see who would be featured in the 2017 RUBiS Calendar.

Whenever a customer made a fuel transaction during the above dates, the RUBiS Rewards machine issued a special document which contained a unique code to enable the customer to vote for their favourite charity. Customers were directed by the document to visit the RUBiS website and use the unique code on the document to validate and cast their vote.

At the end of the promotion, the total funds raised were then split based on the number of votes each charity received. Each charity was on hand to accept their awards at a presentation hosted by RUBiS on Friday, January 27th, 2017.

The charities included were; Bermuda Diabetes Association, Bermuda Olympic Association, Bermuda Red Cross, Bermuda Sloop Foundation, Bermuda Zoological Society, The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda, The Coalition for the Protection of Children, The Duke of Edinburgh International Bermuda, SCARS, St. John’s Ambulance Bermuda, Warwick Academy and WindReach.

Donations from Mrs. Diana Bergquist, the Stempel Foundation, Clarien Bank, Somers Isle Shipping and RUBiS.

A long-time benefactor of BZS’s free conservation education programmes, Mrs. Bergquist kindly decided to make a considerable donation towards the purchase of a new boat for the BZS to celebrate her birthday this year.

Her gift was matched by the family’s Stempel Foundation allowing the BZS to purchase the custom-built Beachcat from Florida and have it delivered to the island.

In addition, Clarien Bank generously gave a large financial donation for the additional equipment needed for the boat, Somers Isle Shipping provided in-kind support by assisting with the importation of the vessel, and RUBiS continued their annual commitment by donating fuel for the MV Endurance, the BAMZ bus and added Callista.

Read more here: bernews.com/2016/11/the-bzs-receives-new-boat-callista

[From left to right] Graham Redford, Neil Stempel, George Butterfield, Diana Bergquist, Dr. Ian Walker, Dr. Jamie Bacon, Colin Brown, Michael DeCouto

 

Bermuda Karting Club kicks off its season on Sunday brimming with optimism thanks to a new sponsor and more drivers ready to tear up the St David’s track.

The first race day will be preceded by the official ribbon-cutting of the new Rubis Southside Raceway, a $25,000 two-year deal that is set to bolster the sport further.

“It’s a big deal for us,” Scott “Skitchy” Barnes, the club president, said. “It’s the first time the track has had a major sponsor and the first time the club has had a major sponsor.”

The ceremony will add a little extra pizazz to a full day’s racing across six classes, including the new LO206 Senior Class 40+ (local option). The action — the first of 15 scheduled race days — also features two heats with the motorbikes from the Bermuda Motorcycle Club.

Read more here: www.royalgazette.com/motor-sports/article/20160923/rubis-deal-gives-karting-club-boost


 

      The Sustainable Energy Challenge is calling on local students [working as either individuals or in teams] to provide innovative solutions to the challenges of Bermuda’s energy production and consumption, with the top solutions to be awarded prizes including a pool of $1,500 educational grants.

Solutions could range from maximizing the utilization of existing power sources to the development of new methods for producing sustainable energy, or they could address conservation through simple methods of cutting back on power consumption through conservation or green building methods.

 

Read more here: bernews.com/2016/09/students-invited-to-provide-energy-solutions/


 

RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd has launched its first ever “Fuelling 4 a Cause” competition and promotion as part of the company’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Graham Redford, Managing Director of RUBiS, said, “September 30th marks RUBiS’ 10th Anniversary of operations in Bermuda. To help celebrate this milestone, we decided to expand our normal charitable giving by developing a competition that will benefit 24 local not-for profits and charities and promote the services that each provides.

“The competition started in July of this year where we reached out to our employees, dealers and dealer’s staff and asked each of them to nominate their 5 favourite not-for-profits and charities. The results were collated and the top 24 were invited to take part in Fuelling 4 a Cause.

“All 24 nominations were then given the opportunity to submit a photo illustrating how RUBiS helps to get them going.”

“All 24 submissions were reviewed by a judging panel and twelve charities were selected to be featured as one of the twelve monthly images for the extremely popular RUBiS 2017 calendar. Additionally, each of these 12 will also participate in the ‘Fuelling 4 a Cause” promotion.”

Jermaine Simons, Sales Manager of RUBiS, said, “From tomorrow, September 28th through to Wednesday November 9th 2016, RUBiS will donate 5c per US Gallon of fuel sold at its network of service stations to the 12 charities chosen.

Read more here :bernews.com/2016/09/rubis-energy-announces-fuelling-4-a-cause/

 

The Bermuda Karting Club’s continued resurgence has gone up a gear after securing a $25,000 deal with the fuel distributor Rubis.

The two-year sponsorship of the club and the street side of the Bermuda Motorsports Park will go towards safety barriers and “making the track a better experience for spectators”.

Former club president Jason North said: “We’re really pleased to have Rubis come on board. It’s a great opportunity for our facility, and the sponsorship is something we’ve been working towards for a year and a half.

“Hopefully, it helps to bring in other sponsors and helps to grow our sport in Bermuda. It’s a two-year deal and they have first option on renewing — hopefully, they like what they see.

“All of us karters use fuel ... so [the deal] was a no-brainer.”

President Scott Barnes said safety is the priority, with the new-look track set to be rolled out for the start of the new season on September 25.

“It’s huge for us,” Barnes said. “They have shown faith in what we’re doing and this is an opportunity for us to keep growing.”

Graham Redford, the managing director of Rubis Energy Bermuda Ltd, said: “I am very pleased that we are able to continue to support the Bermuda Karting Club.

 

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/motor-sports/article/20160801/rubis-fuelling-kart-clubs-growth