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Ever wanted to go on a fun date with a Rotaractor? Well now is your chance! On Saturday, November 4th, we will be auctioning off selected members of RCGC as well as popular presidents and members from our sister club Rotaract Blue and the Rotary Clubs here on island! Everyone who is auctioned off will come with a gift certificate for a fun activity that the two of you can do! These range anywhere from paddle boarding to mini golf. All Rotary and Rotaract members are invited to come and enjoy the evening, and a plus one if they so choose. In addition to the fun dates being auctioned off, we will also have a performance by James Geary! Keep an eye out at your regularly scheduled meetings for a booklet containing the portfolios of those being auctioned off. We hope to see you all there for a night of good fun and good company!
 
 
Date Night Auction 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
October is here which means it's almost time for our annual End polio Worlds Greatest Happy Hour!🙌🏼🎉
End polio and Polio Plus is a Rotary International partnered project that aims to eradicate polio worldwide by immunizing children in affected countries. They began with 125 countries with thousands of polio cases but thanks to this effort, there are only 3 countries left with this disease!🙏🏼
So save the date, 27th October starting at 5:30pm at Hard Rock Cafe! - all proceeds will be donated towards the project and Hard Rock has graciously agreed to donate $1 for every drink purchased towards the project so come out to have an awesome time, enjoy happy hour specials while supporting this awesome cause in hopes to eradicate polio!
 
 
The World's Greatest Happy Hour 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
In honor of literacy month we are having a reading day at the George Town Library!📖📚
Our goal is to help people of all ages who are struggling with reading. Being able to read is essential in today's world and we aim to provide a fun and helpful environment for individuals to come and learn! There will also be other activities and games to enjoy while you're there; so please come out and bring any friends or family who might benefit from this event!📚🙌🏼
 
 
Sparking the Light of Literacy 2017-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
The RCGC Drafting Games are here! On September 2nd we will begin our mobile scavenger hunt at 2pm at Royal Palms. Attendees will race to complete as many tasks within the time limit as possible. The team with the most points will win the grand prize! The Drafting Games is an event that's focused on increasing membership. Current members are asked to invite guests to join in on the fun and learn more about what it means to be apart of Rotaract! Anyone who is not directly invited is still welcome to come out, teams will be formed immediately before the scavenger hunt begins! If you have any questions feel free to email Director Rebecca Gonez for more information (email at the bottom of the flyer).
 
 
The RCGC Drafting Games 2017-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
It's time for our annual boat cruise! Every new Rotary year we have a boat cruise as our first fellowship and this year is no different! While we had to postpone the event do to weather (just a tropical storm, no biggie), we will still be going on August 20th. Please join us then for what will no doubt be a day full of good fun and laughter! Don't forget to wear something to go along with this year's pirate theme and also grab your favorite beverage! (A bottle of rum should accomplish both of those nicely)
See you on the boat!!
 
 
RCGC Craft Cruise 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Ready, Set, Snack is an initiative put on to help curb student hunger across Cayman's schools, by encouraging the public to help us by donating healthy snacks. For the second year in a row, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman has partnered with Feed Our Future to give students who unfortunately are in situations where lunch is not available, a chance to eat something nutritional. It has been stated and reported that children who are hungry at school cannot concentrate, resulting to set backs in their education. With this Snack drive, we, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman and Feed Our Future will be helping the upcoming generation get the food needed to further their education. 
 
Ready, Set, Snack 2017 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
It's official! Meet the 2017/18 board of directors and club chairs, led by President Patriann Monteith! We have an exciting year ahead for our club and we can't wait to share it with the rest of you.
Meet the 2017/18 Club Board and Club Chairs Triple B Berry 2017-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Feb 21, 2017
 
 
 

It's our 7th annual Hearts and Homeruns! Join us at 2pm, on field 4 of the Field of Dreams for an afternoon of kickball fun! Kickball teams will be created by pooling together those attending who want to compete and splitting up into equal teams.

The cost is $10 per person and includes a plate of food. There will be some beverages and ice there but please BYOB, coolers will be available to keep said beverages at a refreshingly cool temperature.  Don't forget to bring extra money as some amazing raffle prizes will be up for grabs! Raffle tickets will be 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.  

Along with the raffle tickets, you'll be able to purchase WHAMMY'S to challenge the opposing teams for just $1!  The way WHAMMY'S work is you can purchase one to affect one person on the opposing team to last an entire inning.  A couple of examples of the WHAMMY'S would be having to use your non-primary foot to kick the ball, or having to spin around several times before kicking the ball. Yes there is an opportunity to DOUBLE WHAMMY, or even TRIPLE WHAMMY some people! Be as creative as you want!

I hope you all come out and have fun supporting your Rotafam!  Guests are more than welcome to attend so feel free to invite everyone you know!

Funds raised will go towards club admin (for things like covering the costs associated with this event).

A special thank you goes out to the Cayman Islands Little league for sponsoring this fun filled day! 

 

To Register, Click here

 
Hearts and Homeruns! Ajoni Ambersley 2017-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ornella Leahong on Jan 27, 2017
 
For Rotary International’s Peace and Conflict Resolution Month (February), we ask that you post a #RotaDeed (good deeds) on social media that you have seen, that someone has done for you or that you have done for someone else. You can post these good deeds for all of February. Help us promote peace and togetherness while spreading goodwill and kindness. Don't forget to use the hashtag #RotaDeed

If you don't want to post about it online you can send us an email at rotadeed@gmail.com  and tell us about your #RotaDeed

I hope that you all can get involved  with this worldwide initiative to help eradicate conflict and promote peace❤😊
#RotaDeed Ornella Leahong 2017-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 7020, DG Haresh Message - Jan 2017 2017-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
2017 - Happy New YEAR! Ajoni Ambersley 2017-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Dec 25, 2016

Happy Holidays from The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman!

Happy Holidays! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-12-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Dec 20, 2016

The final Brown Paper bag packing party for 2016 is completed 👐 we can't thank Walkers Charity enough for funding the RCGC Brown Paper bag project this year! 😊

Brown Paper Bag update Ajoni Ambersley 2016-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Dec 15, 2016
 

President Pierre gives his opening speech at The RCGC 10th year Charter celebration.

Charter Celebrations Ajoni Ambersley 2016-12-15 05:00:00Z 0
Today we celebrate being the District 7020's Community Based Q1, Club of the Quarter! Congratulations to the RCGC Board and Membership headed by president Pierre Connolly!!.... PS.. Charter night is on the 15th, you do not want to miss this celebration :)
 
 
Club of the Quarter! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-12-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Nov 24, 2016
 
SILENT NIGHT! Join us, Rotaract Blue and Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman (RCGC), on December 3rd at Whiskey Mist for our Exclusive Silent Party and Toy Drive. 

Admission is $15, proceeds will go towards club activities.

♪ Donate a toy at the door and help us spread the season's cheer with The Department of Children and Family Services and The N.C.V.O. ♪ 

Tickets Outlets:
SINGH'S ROTI SHOP
ROTARACT CLUB OF GRAND CAYMAN 
ROTARACT BLUE

Enjoy 2 for 1 Circo Vodka until 10PM 

♪ Music By: 
DJ BSYTLZ
DJ NIGEY 
DJ RKM 
Silent Night - The Exclusive Silent Party & Toy Drive Ajoni Ambersley 2016-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Nov 11, 2016

TeamRCGC went bowling!laugh Fun night, great fellowship, about 25 Rotaractors and Prospectives came out to enjoy the fun yes

 

Album Link: http://rotaractky.org/PhotoAlbums/2016-17-fellowships

Bowling Fellowship at Kings Ajoni Ambersley 2016-11-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ornella Leahong on Oct 30, 2016
 
Amazing Support! thank you all for making this event such a great sucess!
 
 
 
Full Album link
http://rotaractky.org/PhotoAlbums/2016-worlds-greatest-happy-hour
2016 Worlds Greatest Happy HOUR! Ornella Leahong 2016-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Member Induction: Daniel Powery Ajoni Ambersley 2016-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Oct 20, 2016

Brown Paper Bag packing party (Sponsored by Walkers Charity)

 

Rotary Mentorship series with Rotary Sunrise.

Guest speaker Ingrid Powell of Toastmasters Cayman, Ingrid gave us a small coaching session about public speaking.

 

Daniels "Who u Fa?"  

Who u fa, is a term we use for the last step of the Rotaract Induction Process. "Tell us about you"

Active week for TeamRCGC Ajoni Ambersley 2016-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
FRC: Take a Stand Against Bullying Campaign 2016 Ajoni Ambersley 2016-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Oct 13, 2016

Guess what? #TeamRCGC got bigger! Welcome our newest member to the club, Rotaractor Addie! Also in the picture is her sponsor Club Service Director Ileana and VP/Membership chair Patriann

Member Induction Ajoni Ambersley 2016-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 29, 2016
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization’s confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio endemic countries. The other polio endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 
These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has already been put into action in coordination with our partners. Large-scale vaccination campaigns are ongoing across five countries in the Lake Chad basin to counter the outbreak.
 
Despite these new cases, there has been significant progress toward ending polio in Nigeria, the rest of the African continent and globally in recent years.
 
As recently as 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of all polio cases in the world; however, thanks to quality vaccination campaigns and surveillance, as well as political commitment, the country has made significant progress. Furthermore, the new cases were detected due to ongoing efforts to strengthen surveillance, especially in insecure areas.
 
We have proven strategies to stop new outbreaks quickly, even in insecure regions or areas made vulnerable by conflict, such as South Sudan and Syria. These strategies will also overcome the outbreak in Nigeria.
 
Rotary is committed to the eradication of polio, and we will continue to support our members, particularly those in Nigeria-who have worked so hard to help the country end polio. With your help, we can ensure that there is no remaining home for the virus.
 
Michael K. McGovern
Chair, International PolioPlus Committee
 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/end-polio-now/nigeria-reclassified-as-polio-endemic/10154592385654837
Nigeria reclassified as polio-endemic Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 28, 2016
Join us on October 28th for the 3rd annual World's Greatest Happy Hour to help end Polio! This year we will be at the Hard Rock Cafe and big news! Tower Marketing is on board for this event, Donating their time and resources to help us make this event a success. 
In addition, a few companies already donated raffle prizes for the night: 
Ritz Carlton, Logic, Red Sail Sports, The Westin, Hard Rock Cafe, Impressions Beauty Salon, Jacques Scott, Cayman Spirits, Rubis and much more being added daily! 
End Polio Happy Hour Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 28, 2016

On behalf of The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, we would like to thank the Walkers Law Firm Charity Committee for sponsoring our Brown Paper Bag Project!

This generous donation will be used to purchase lunches for an average of 20 clients of the Department of Community Rehabilitation, who is a part of the mental health court system in the Cayman Islands. On the evening prior to court, Members of RCGC meet to decorate bags with inspirational messages and pack lunches.

Some clients do not have access to a healthy meal on regular basis, so each month these lunches are delivered to the Department of Rehabilitation for distribution at court.

http://rotaractky.org/SitePage/our-projects-initiatives for full details on the Brown Paper Bag Project.

 

BPB Update: Walkers Charity Committee Sponsorship Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 24, 2016

Last night, President Pierre, Past President Derrick and PR Chair Ajoni Represented for #TeamRCGC at the 4th Annual Heroes for Hanna fundraising event, Collectively the team raised almost $7,000.00 to help fund the fight against Childhood Cancer! St. Baldrick's Foundation St Baldrick's - Hannah's Heroes

Special Thank you to you everyone and the companies that donated to help us reach and exceed our fundraising goal! Cayman First Insurance Company Limited Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits DMS Governance #DMSGivesBack

 

#TeamRCGC and St.Baldricks Foundation Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Gonez on Sep 24, 2016

A few snippets from RCGC's "Tell Me A Story" Literacy Event, today. It was a great day filled with storytelling and various literacy activities for the kiddies. We even got to hear a few stories from the kids themselves!! And last, but certainly not least, thanks to @squirrellystudio for providing the lovely "Kindness is Cool" sign as a neat promo tool to encourage kindness within our community! 

Tell Me a Story Rebecca Gonez 2016-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
Peace Day Project, Airport Park Revamp Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 21, 2016
"Peace is something we must all work for, every day." - Ban Ki-moon, Happy International day of Peace from the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman!
 
Happy International Day of Peace! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Peace Day Collaboration with the Family Resource Center

Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 19, 2016
Over the weekend, FRC partnered with Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman for the beautification of the airport Park in honor of International Peace Day! 
 
Peace Day Collaboration with the Family Resource Center Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
#TeamRCGC in Honduras Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Save the Date! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 13, 2016
Mentorship Evening - Retirement Planning, This is the 3rd of our monthly Mentoring + Fellowship evenings. The discussion was facilitated by Rotary Sunrise Past President Winston Connolly and Director Stacy Parke. @rotarysunrisecayman
Mentorship Night #3 Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 12, 2016
This past weekend we had the privilege of tagging along with our mother club, The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise who provides Medical Aid along with donations from the Caymanian Community to the people of the Guaruma Project in La Ceiba, Honduras each year.
While in Honduras we got in contact with a few local Rotaractors of La Ceiba who came by to lend a hand and hang out with us! @rtclaceiba.
More details on the trip and the Guaruma Project to follow, Stay Tuned!
 
#TeamRCGC in Hondruas for the Guaruma Project Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Sep 08, 2016

Today we celebrate the 50th International #LiteracyDay with a throwback image from our Build a Kid a book activity with the George Town Primary Earlyactors.

Literacy is the foundation to build a sustainable future for all!

Literacy DAY! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Gonez on Sep 05, 2016
Exactly one week ago, RCGC delivered the healthy snacks collected from our first joint initiative with Feed Our Future Cayman (FOFC). We are happy to report that we have exceeded our snack and fundraising targets! This was all made possible by YOU, the Cayman community. On behalf of RCGC and FOFC, we would also like to extend our deepest appreciation to Foster's Food Fair and Cost-U-Less, who not only allowed us to use the stores to fundraise and collect snacks, but also applied discounts to various snacks!
Ready Set Snack Update Rebecca Gonez 2016-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Aug 31, 2016

The drafting games are upon us. Districts please be ready for 3rd September 2016 to compete on 3rd September 2016 Margaritaville at 2:30pm!! Happy Drafting Games!

May the odds be forever in your favor!! www.rotaract.ky/rcgcdraft

 
RCGC Draft Update #2 Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Aug 31, 2016

The drafting games are upon us. Districts please be ready for this Saturday! 3rd September 2016 to compete!... Where? Margaritaville at 2:30pm!! Happy Drafting Games!

May the odds be forever in your favor!! www.rotaract.ky/rcgcdraft

 
 
 
RCGC Draft: Update #3 Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patriann Monteith on Aug 18, 2016
Congratulations to Ileana Ebanks who is the winner of best photo of the week for the RCGC photo challenge!! Don’t forget to post your Rotary and Rotaract related photos using the hashtag #rcgcdraft to enter to win our weekly prize for best photo of the week. Additionally, there will be a grand prize at the end of the month for the best photo of the month!
 
RCGC Draft: Photo of the Week Patriann Monteith 2016-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Aug 17, 2016
The drafting games are upon us. Districts please have your players ready for 3rd September 2016 to compete at Margaritaville at 2:30pm!!
Happy Drafting Games!
May the odds be forever  in your favor!!
www.rotaract.ky/rcgcdraft
 
 
RCGC Draft Intro Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 16, 2016
Another packing party in the bag 🙌🏽 
Special thanks to Walkers Cayman for funding this years brown paper bag project!
Brown Paper Bag Update Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 12, 2016
Congratulations to VP Patriann Monteith | @preciousp345 who is the winner of best photo of the week for the RCGC photo challenge!! Don’t forget to post your Rotary and Rotaract related photos using the hashtag#rcgcdraft to enter to win our weekly prize for best photo of the week. Additionally, there will be a grand prize at the end of the month for the best photo of the month!
#RCGC Draft: Photo of the week Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Sunrise: Membership Month Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 04, 2016
Amazing meeting! Started with a fun ice breaker activity, #SavingPresidentPierreSherine Thomasshared her experience at RYLA, a few announcements then IPP Matthew topped it off with a very special announcement! Today we met at Champion House - Grand Cayman instead of our regular venue (Treats Cayman) because the restaurant had an unfortunate incident earlier this week :( Very thankful to Champion house for having us on such short notice and we hope to see TREATS back up and running very soon! 
What you missed Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
RCGC in the Media... Again!  Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Message from our DG Haresh L. Ramchandani  Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Aug 01, 2016
Our lovely Vice President, Patriann Monteith explains our challenge for the month of August (Membership and Extension Month) 
 
Membership and Extention Month #RCGCDraft  Ajoni Ambersley 2016-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jul 24, 2016
Early morning project at Nadine Andreas Foster Home is done! we prepped a small portion of land at the home to install a shed that was donated to them.
RCGC Landscaping Ajoni Ambersley 2016-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jul 21, 2016
Coming up is our annual RCGC boat cruise where Rotaractors, Rotarians, friends and family get together and enjoy some fellowship! We would like to thank Jacquess Scott for their support and the CRAFT punch ingredients 👀🙌🏽  https://www.jacquesscottonline.com/ | more information on the RCGC boat cruise.
 
Contact: clubservice.rotaractky@gmail.com
 
RCGC Boat Cruise Ajoni Ambersley 2016-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jul 21, 2016
The District Governor for District 7020 Haresh L. Ramchandani is on Island visiting the local Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. Yesterday he kicked off the trip by Flying over to our sister island to visit the The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac. Today...the Rotaractors took over!
 
Our day with the District Governor Ajoni Ambersley 2016-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jul 20, 2016
Our first Brown Paper Bag Packing party for the year is completed!
Brown Paper Bag Ajoni Ambersley 2016-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jul 13, 2016
"One of our greatest inner capacities is the ability to save" - one of many quotes from our first Rotary/Rotaract Mentorship Evening for the New Year. Our guest speaker, Georgie Loxton of International Financial Planning (www.ifp.ky), spoke to us about the importance of retirement planning and investing. It was a very informative and enlightening session.
Mentorship Evening (Financial Planning) Ajoni Ambersley 2016-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
RCGC in the news! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jul 06, 2016

Today we witnessed history being made as IPP Matthew Seales became our first Rotaractarian! Matthew is now an official member of The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman AND The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, creating a stronger bond between our Clubs! Congratulations Matthew! 

Our first Rotaractarian! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jul 02, 2016
The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman has partnered with #FeedOurFuture to help fuel the minds of students in the upcoming school year! Rotaractors will be at Cost-U-Less and Foster's throughout the months of July and August to collect snacks and funds to make this all happen! 
Ready Set Snack! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jun 26, 2016
On Sunday June 26th Pierre Connolly was installed as the 11th President of The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, Let's take a moment to meet his amazing board members!
 
Welcome the new board! Ajoni Ambersley 2016-06-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ajoni Ambersley on Jun 15, 2016
From 8-12 June 2016, the Rotaract District 7020 Annual Conference was held in the Cayman Islands where community-minded and passionate young professionals from 10+ countries in the Caribbean driven by the desire to change the world gathered for training, learning, development, growth, service, fellowship, and fun. Watch highlights of the experience here!
 
 
Rotaract District 7020 Conference 2016 Ajoni Ambersley 2016-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

#RotaDeed for February 2016

This year for World Peace and Conflict Resolution Month (February 2016), we at the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman are inviting you to help in spreading the word about world-wide peace, togetherness and the action of giving back.

How do we do this you ask? We would love for everyone to do something kind (a good deed) for another person during the month of February and post about it via social media while asking a friend to do the same. We will call this a #RotaDeed.


 
#RotaDeed for February 2016 Ornella Leahong 2016-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
It has been some time since we have posted an update about the activities of RCGC. It has truly been a phenomenal journey for our club and I would like to share a few updates about our growth as an organization. 
 
RCGC Turns 9
 
First of all, a very happy birthday to our very own RCGC! We have made it past nine years as of December 15th! This for me was an inspirational day having had the pleasure of being a part of the beginning and continuation of our organization. We celebrated at Breezes by the Bay (our original meeting spot). I remember my first meetings at Breezes by the Bay and the foreign concept of bringing like minded individuals to the same place every Thursday in a round table. Look at how far we have come!
 
Membership Growth & Impact
Over the course of the years, we have had over 104 prospective members and guests! If each individual helped five people each month over the past nine years; we would have helped over 14,000 people. Small Actions make great impact!
 
Fundraising & Service 
We have provided over $20,000 in school supplies to children in need over the past four years alone. We have painted homes and cleaned up beaches and parks and have helped many charities and causes. We continue to show our love for the NCVO Foster Home and the wealth of support it provides to the community. We also continue; blood drives, fundraising to end polio and our award winning Brown Paper Bag Project. With our determination to ensure the betterment of our community as a driving force, there is no job too small for Rotaract and there is no task too large.
 
When I look at the last 9 relatively short years, I am amazed to see the growth of our past presidents, directors and members; whom have become leaders in the community and Partners and Managers in their careers. Without the service, fellowship and family of Rotaract who knows where we would have been. I know I have grown immensely throughout the last 9 RCGC years.
 
Our journey has not been easy and I am grateful for every Member, Director and President who stuck with RCGC through thick and thin to ensure that this little but great organization has not just survived but thrived. And I know without a doubt, it will thrive for another 9 years and continue to grow to induct second and third generation Rotactors...Full circle indeed!
 
So, as I look back on the last 9 years, I can't help but to look forward to the future, to see what RCGC does for 2016 and many years to come. Keep a look out!
 
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year All! Ornella Leahong 2015-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matthew Seales
Hello Fellow Rotaractors, Rotarians and Friends,
 
Three months in our new year and so many amazing things have happened! Africa has been Polio free for a year now and the so many amazing stories to share.
 
In our club we are not short of memorable moments from August; Vice President Pierre, Club Service Director Brooks and Public Relations Chair lead us in one of our most successful membership drives leading us with over 8 new guests and maybe more friends to hopefully join our ranks. And how did we celebrate it? With Drafting Games which was a LOAD of fun and of course every competition needs a winner.. Great Job to the team of Dir Renee, Member Rebecca, Guest Kwei and yours truly. 
 
 
We also visited Cayman Brac and assisted with Basketball Games and Painted a community center. 
 
 
Our School Supply-A-thon drive was an immense success we raised funds to help children with their school supplies for the year.
 
 
We continue to donate blood to assist with saving lives, come out and donate blood with us and save up to three lives.
 
In September we have Literacy and Education to look forward to and we will continue our year long projects such as Brown Paper Bag. 
 
To my fellow Rotaractors; great work and let us continue to shine in our district in being the gift to our world.
 
YIRS,

Pres. Matt
The Journey Continues! Matthew Seales 2015-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2015
I would like to give you all a warm welcome to the Rotary year 2015 - 2016. First of all, allow me to introduce myself, my name is Hov.. Actually its just Matt. As this year's president, I have the pleasure of serving the community and our Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman or as we call it RCGC. The first thing I would like to do is introduce our Rotaract Board for the year.
 
 
 
As we start this new year, I would like to take a step back and look at the achievements of our past year such as School Supply-A-Thon, Brown Paper Bag Project, Meals On Wheels, Beach Clean Ups, and so many more... I look forward to continuing our annual projects: 
School Supply-A-Thon,which has gotten off to a great start thanks to the gracious donation from Appleby! This year we aim to raise funds to donate to the Department of Children and Family Services, which will ensure students can have the necessary tools to learn and become better students.
Brown Paper Bag, which each month takes a meal to the Mental Health Court ensuring the attendees have at least one healthy meal with a positive message attached. 
 
We are off to a fast start within the club as well; our annual boat cruise We On A Boat is scheduled for July 19th, the registration is open for Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Guests! Our Bi-Annual Club Survey has already kicked off and will close on July 18th with a Club Forum. 
 
This organization is built on hard work, bringing out the best of ourselves, the desire to do better every time, and of course, fun...which we plan on having a lot of! A friend and amazing Rotaractor by the name of David Postic said "If you're not having fun you, you shouldn't be doing it." So let's go out, have fun and have an amazing Rotaract year!
Welcome to 2015 - 2016! Matthew Seales 2015-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

RCGC has currently been meeting at Treats Restaurant & Juice Bar 

   We meet at our usual time of 6:45 am for a 7 am start!  Join us on Thursdays and please feel free to email us at rotaractky@gmail.com to confirm    dates, venue or if you any questions

RCGC meets at Treats in the West Shore Plaza 2015-04-21 05:00:00Z 0
ALUMNI RECOGNIZED FOR EXPANDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SUPPORTING ROTARY’S WORK
By Dan Nixon Rotary News 13-JAN-2015
 
Dr. Geetha Jayaram has dedicated her life to helping people in her native India and the United States overcome the torment of severe depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and other mental illnesses. Jayaram is a psychiatrist and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
 
In 1997, a year after joining the Rotary Club of Columbia, Maryland, USA, Jayaram founded the Maanasi Clinic in Mugalur, Karnataka, India. The Rotary Foundation Trustees have chosen to recognize Jayaram with the 2014-15 Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award. She will be honored at the Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil, on 8 June.
Rotary's Support for Mental Health Services in India Jhaneille Ennis 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

January's packing party for the Brown Paper Bag project, was held at VP Matthew's house. The team of Rotaractors, as usual, coloured a and decorated the bags and then packed them with the lunch items. The following day, Wednesday 21 January, Director Pierre delivered the lunches to the Department of Community Rehabilitation for distribution later that day at the court. Lunches provided by RCGC go towards the clients of the Mental Health court every month for their compliance with the courts.

 
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On Thursday 22 January, Danielle Coleman addressed RCGC on her experience as an alumni of Rotary International Peace Fellows. Danielle shared with us about her experience Thailand meeting the other students and the unique experiences she had. In her class of 19, there were 15 languages spoken and 10 religions observed. Danielle talked about the amazing impact it had on her  life and how she was able to apply what she had learned here in Cayman.
 
Danielle works with the Cayman Islands Red Cross.
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Posted on Jan 16, 2015

On Saturday 17 January, Director Rosie planned an exciting day full of team building activities to strengthen the cohesiveness of RCGC members. The morning began with a power hour with the board members which allowed each person to identify their leadership personalities. This was followed by lunch as members of the club arrived for the evening portion of the day. After our bellies were filled, the rest of the afternoon consisted of group work, trust exercises and brainstorming activities. The day allowed us to reflect on our strengths and weaknesses as a club and as individuals. After training, the group moved to the informal portion of the day for happy hour at Sidebar, enjoying drinks, nibbles and each other's company.

 
RCGC Training Day Stephanie Rattan 2015-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
The World's Greatest Happy Hour 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pierre Connolly on Jul 13, 2014

2014 School Supply-A-Thon Flyer

If you or your organization would like to contribute to this initiative or have any questions on how to get involved with the community through Rotaract, please contact us via any of our social media outlets, website (rotaractky.org) or email Director of Community Service, Pierre Connolly at communityservice.rotaractky@gmail.com

5th Annual School Supply-A-Thon Pierre Connolly 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Building our Future with Vision Lauren Langlois 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Mar 09, 2014
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Happy World Rotaract Week from the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman!!

Happy World Rotaract Week Lauren Langlois 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Mar 04, 2014

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Rotaractors, Rotarians and community volunteers read books for 5 hours straight at this year's Agriculture Show on Ash Wednesday at the LIFE Cayman station.

LIFE Read-Aloud-A-Thon Lauren Langlois 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Feb 28, 2014
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RCGC spent some quality time with the dogs at the CI Humane Society on Saturday and took them for much needed walks. As always…they were extremely grateful for the fresh air and attention.

RCGC goes Doggie Walking! Lauren Langlois 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Celebrate Our Youth Day - 22nd February 2014 Lauren Langlois 2014-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Feb 16, 2014

Join all the Rotary and Rotaract clubs in the Cayman Islands on March 15th as they race to eradicate Polio worldwide. Visit www.bedrace.ky for more information.

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Bed Race to Eradicate Polio - 15th March 2014 Lauren Langlois 2014-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Feb 04, 2014

Check of the great work the Rotaract clubs around the District completed in Quarter 2. See some highlights from RCGC


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2hKi-qz8Nw&feature=share in the video!

Quarter 2 - Rotaract District 7020 Lauren Langlois 2014-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Jan 30, 2014

Behold the power of Rotaract! In response to Typhoon Haiyan RCGC donated funds to the Bagong Simula rehabilitation project in the Phillipines.

This project focused on the rehabilitation of the survivors. Thank you so much to Rotaract Club of Manila for allowing us to be a small part of the amazing work you all are doing!!! #onelove #onerotaract. Check out the link to see the work they have done with this project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XixJ9zPbTtM&feature=youtu.be 

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RCGC's Donation to Rotaract Club of Manila for the Bagong Simula project Lauren Langlois 2014-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Jan 18, 2014

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Continuing the fellowship through service momentum, RCGCers cleaned up, what is affectionately known as "Secret Beach", - a secluded, often used beach area. After, the group celebrated on the clean beach with a BBQ & beers. #CRAFT

RCGC Beach Cleanup Lauren Langlois 2014-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
RCGC kicks off 2014 with a bang Lauren Langlois 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Jan 12, 2014
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"India is polio free" (written in Hindi) illuminates Jodhpur Sojati Gate in Rajasthan, India.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the India PolioPlus Committee

India: 3 years Polio free! Lauren Langlois 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Dec 10, 2013

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As an International Service project, RCGC partnered with The Rotaract Club of East Nassau and The Rotaract Club of Nassau Sunset to provide three kids with the gift of Hearing Aids for Christmas at a cost of US$1,000 each. It was great to have the opportunity to partner with these clubs and help a child hear clearly for the first time in their lives. 

A Gift of Hearing Lauren Langlois 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Nov 19, 2013

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Director Jhaneille and Rotaractor Julissa organized the 20 brown paper bag lunches prepared at our monthly 'packing party' the night before to be delivered to the clients who attend their monthly Mental Health Court date. RCGC is in it's 4th month of this project and looks forward to the months ahead.

Brown Paper Bag project update Lauren Langlois 2013-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
RCGC learns about the Rotary Foundation Lauren Langlois 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Nov 01, 2013

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On November 2nd, Community Service Director Jhaneille, Director Pierre and IPP Derrick presented the donations collected for the NCVO on the live airing of the annual NCVO Telethon. Well done to all the RCGC members who gave time and collected donations over the past two weekend!!!

RCGC collects and donates to NCVO Lauren Langlois 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
RCGC helps celebrate International Peace Day Lauren Langlois 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Sep 18, 2013
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#RCGC made its second donation of school supplies to the Department of Children & Family Services this morning. This donation will continue to provide school-aged children in the system with the necessary supplies for a successful school year. Thank you to all of our corporate sponsors and to Kirk Office for supporting this year's School Supply-A-Thon.
RCGC makes second School Supply-A-Thon donation Lauren Langlois 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
RCGC/ Rotary Sunrise Beach Cleanup and Volleyball Tournament Lauren Langlois 2013-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
RCGC donates to the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew's Stationary Drive Lauren Langlois 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Sep 06, 2013
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Some of the wonderful #RCGC volunteers at the LIFE Book Sale at the GT Library. If you missed out, be sure to make it out to the library next Saturday 14th September to support this amazing programme and get an amazing deal on a variety of books! Thank you to all of the #Rotaractors that volunteered their time today.
RCGC volunteers with LIFE Book Sale Lauren Langlois 2013-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Aug 25, 2013
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This past Monday, #RCGC donated school supplies, purchased thanks to the donations of corporate sponsors, to provide the students in the Department of Children & Family Services programme with the materials needed throughout the school year.

4th Annual School Supply-A-Thon Lauren Langlois 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Langlois on Aug 21, 2013

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The ‘Brown Paper Bag’ was first used by The Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) in 2010 to help assist those with mental health issues who are before the Mental Health Court by providing an incentive. Due to lack of funding and resources at times, DCR hasn't always been able to provide the incentive and thus the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman (RCGC) has agreed to take over and continue this initiative.

"Brown Paper Bag" Project Lauren Langlois 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Langlois on Apr 18, 2013
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman celebrated Earth day on Friday the 19th at the Sunrise Adult Training Center by helping the clients and staff plant vegetables and herbs in their grow-boxes.

Sunrise Adult Training Center Grow Boxes Janelle Langlois 2013-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christopher Hadome on Nov 17, 2012
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November 18th we fire up the stove and get to cooking!

Ready! Set! Cook!!! Christopher Hadome 2012-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Pool For School Derrick Vermont 2012-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Aug 30, 2012
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On Friday 31 August, members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman and members of the public took part in the Cayman Island's first TweetUp event. Persons were invited via the social media tool, Twitter, as well as through Facebook and other publicity mediums. During the time of the event, members and guests tweeted using the hash tag #RCGC to answer some FAQs about the club. The event was very successful bringing a lot of attention to the club's social media outlets and by attracting more 'followers' on Twitter (@RotaractCGC) and even inspiring  guests to come out to a Rotaract meeting on a Thursday morning. 
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RCGC President Derrick, Director Janelle & Director Chris presented school supplies to the Children & Family Services Department this past Monday; just in time to be distributed to the children in the programme for the beginning of the school year. RCGC was able to donate enough school supplies for 120 students. Well done Director Janelle and her team!
3rd Annual School Supply-A-Thon Stephanie Rattan 2012-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
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RCGC had a great time on Saturday 25th August taking the children of the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home to the Cayman Islands National Museum. The children and Rotaractors had fun learning about their Caymanian heritage and interacting with each other. For more information on the NCVO Foster Home visit www.ncvo.org.ky and the National Museum at www.museum.ky.
Museum Outing with Foster Kids! Stephanie Rattan 2012-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, better known as RCGC, is under the leadership of a new board of directors and officers. Derrick Vermont was recently installed as the new president of RCGC. Rotaract, a service club, is the youth arm of Rotary International for persons ages 18-30 – RCGC is sponsored club of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise.
RCGC Installs A New Board Stephanie Rattan 2012-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
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RCGC decided to spend a little time with the elderly folk of the Pines home this Easter in order to spread some joy for the holiday. Foster’s Food Fair graciously donated some traditional Easter ‘Bun & Cheese’ and Books & Books donated some Caymanopoly board games. It was a great time spent telling stories, playing board games and dominoes as well as just chatting with the residents. There was even enough bun & cheese as well as a Caymanopoly game left over to be donated to the NCVO Children’s Foster Home.

The Pines Retirement Home ‘Bun & Cheese’ visit Stephanie Rattan 2012-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Mar 30, 2012
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RCGC makes an effort every year to spend as much time as possible with the children of the local NCVO Foster home. This year we decided to make their Easter a little brighter by having a BBQ on their front patio as well as Easter activities such as Easter Egg decorating and and Easter Egg hunt. The turn out by our members was great and the Earlyact Club George Town Primary helped us spend the day with the kids. Everyone involved had smiles on their faces.

NCVO Children’s Foster Home BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt Stephanie Rattan 2012-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Mar 23, 2012
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This past March, RCGC decided to have another Car Boot Sale in order to raise funds for another worthy cause in our community. RCGC recognizes the need for activities outside of school for kids as they help to keep kids out of potential trouble and help build positive characteristics such as responsibility, etc. The funds from our 2012 Car Boot Sale were therefore donated to the John Gray High School Music Department to aid in the purchase and maintenance of instruments. There was tremendous support from members as well as the public and over $600 was raised to go towards the music department. On top of that, any donated items left over after the sale were donated to the Red Cross Thrift Shop, The Humane Society Thrift Shop as well as the Women’s Clinic.

2nd Annual Car Boot Sale! Stephanie Rattan 2012-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Dec 20, 2011
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On December 15th 2011 the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman celebrated its 5th anniversary as a chartered club.

On Friday December 16th, the Club held a happy hour to commemorate the occasion in which Rotaractors, Rotarians, friends, family and members of the public attended. On that night, RCGC officially unveiled their new logo that pays homage to the beautiful and unique Grand Cayman parrot designed by Rotaractor Shane Peynado.

RCGC Turns 5!!! Stephanie Rattan 2011-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
RCGC Childhood Obesity PSA Stephanie Rattan 2011-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Nov 19, 2011
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On Friday 18th November a group of Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman donated blood at the George Town Public Hospital Blood Bank. These efforts were made in support of an ‘Island-Wide Blood Drive’ the Rotaract Club of Saint Andrew in Jamaica hosted this past weekend.


Rotaractors Donate Blood! Stephanie Rattan 2011-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Nov 09, 2011


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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman invites you to their PSA Premiere Party on Childhood Obesity, which will benefit the Children's Health Task Force.

The evening will be Tuesday 29th November at 6:30 PM at Grand Old House.

Join us on this momentous RCGC occasion.

Contact Director Andrea for tickets and information at abalderamos@hotmail.com

 

Childhood Obesity PSA Premiere Party Stephanie Rattan 2011-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
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On October 30th members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, dressed in their friendliest Halloween costumes, visited the kids at the NCVO Miss Nadine’s Foster Home.

The visit was an opportunity for the Rotaractors to spend some quality time with the foster kids as well as share in some Halloween treats. The vibrant group of children, ranging from five to sixteen years old, greeted the Rotaractors with great anticipation.  Club members handed out homemade Halloween treats and delicious candied apples. The children were more than happy to indulge in the sweets while spending time with the Rotaract members. RCGC’s Community Service director, Andrea Balderamos said, “It is always a great privilege to come to the NCVO and chat with the kids, most of the time we Rotaractors feel we get more out of the experience than the kids do. They are truly inspiring!”

RCGC Spreads Halloween Cheer! Stephanie Rattan 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
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On Friday, October 21st the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman hosted the End Polio Now happy hour at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

The event was geared towards bringing awareness to the effects of polio on children across the globe, and the turnout was excellent. “It was awesome to see the public support that showed up for this event” said Derrick Vermont, Restaurant Manager at Margaritaville; “its events like these that really prove the strength of our community in supporting worthy causes, and ending polio is surely one of them”.

We would like to thank Margaritaville for their assistance, as well as Rotaract Blue and to all those that came out enjoyed themselves and made donations.

End Polio Now collection boxes have been distributed throughout most companies for employees to just drop their loose change in. If your company needs any feel free to email rotaractky@gmail.com to request some. Every cent collected will go directly to the Rotary’s PolioPlus program, which has eradicated 99% of the virus to date.  With your assistance we can cure the last 1% of known cases throughout the world.

We are “This Close”.

End Polio Now! Happy Hour Derrick Vermont 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
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On Saturday 30th July, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman joined their canine friends at the Cayman Islands Humane Society to stretch their legs and enjoy each others' company. This early morning project was both fun and challenging. Rotaractors and dogs enjoyed the walk...or run in some cases. The group also took time out to visit with the cats at the Humane Society and give some attention to the playful bunch. The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman will continue to support and volunteer at the Cayman Islands Humane Society throughout the year.
RCGC Doggy Walk! Stephanie Rattan 2011-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Jun 30, 2011
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On July 1st 2011, The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman along with Rotary International celebrated the beginning of a new Rotary year. For the year 2011-2012, President Lesile Wilson along with her executive board plan to focus on the District 7020 theme which is to 'Embrace humanity, inspire hearts and change lives'. Special projects will include a school supply drive, Specs Of Hope, and the raising of funds to eradicate polio through the RI End Polio Now campaign. RCGC will also lend focus to children with special needs and will continue to promote literacy - an ongoing initiative of Rotary International.


A NEW ROTARACT YEAR BEGINS Stephanie Rattan 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Dec 05, 2010
At the weekly RCGC morning meeting on Thursday 2nd December we had the honour of having PP Chris Evans of the Rotary Club Central speak to us about The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation Stephanie Rattan 2010-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Rattan on Dec 05, 2010
On Saturday 27th November, RCGC members helped out at the Children's Book Festival held at Camana Bay. The children who attended enjoyed colouring and crafts provided. After some fun crafts, the children enjoyed story telling and sing-a-longs.
Book Festival Fun!!! Stephanie Rattan 2010-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Victor Crumbley on Aug 01, 2007

In August 2007, Immediate Past President Dorothy Scott and Rotaractor Cathrine Welds of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman recently travelled to Guyana to investigate a proposal to build a library in the impoverished Sophia squatter settlement in Georgetown, and returned passionate about promoting literacy in the Caribbean.

Armed with books and school supplies donated by their club, the Rotaractors made donations of supplies in Rockstone, a rural Amerindian community and in the Sophia squatter settlement.

Flashback, RCGC Assist Guyanese Children Victor Crumbley 2007-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman will be hosting a month long towel drive in February to benefit the Humane Society.

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HOUSE OF HORROR - Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Stephanie Rattan 0
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The Club's most recent community service project was a "Car Boot Sale" which was a garage sale held in early December to raise funds to support the Hurricane Tomas Relief in St. Lucia.
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When: Saturday 11th December
Where: Cafe Del Sol (Camana Bay)
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $5 entry


For more info contact Paul Palmer.

Money raised will go towards the Restavek Kids in Haiti.
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WHEN: Saturday, December 4th 2010
WHERE: A.L. Thompson's Parking Lot, Ind. Park
TIME: 6am till 11am


ALL funds raised by sales will go towards Rotary Hurricane Tomas relief in badly hit areas of St. Lucia. Those less fortunate than us still desperately need our help with shelter, hygiene supplies, clean water, food, etc.

So come out to get some great deals and support a very worthy cause!
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Rotary International Convention 2011 is in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA!

21st - 25th May

Click HERE for all the information!
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On October 29th 2010, parent club, Rotary Sunrise sent two eager Rotaractors to St. Kitts & Nevis to take part in District 7030's RYLA programme.
RYLA St. Kitts-Nevis 2010-2011 Stephanie Rattan 0
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Co-Director of Community Service, Lauren Langlois, and Rotaractor, Stephanie present the Department of Children & Family Services with the school supplies purchased by donations from sponsors. It is enough to equip over 200 students with the necessary supplies for school.
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On Saturday, September 25th, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman held a beach cleanup along the shores of the Governor Russel Beach in Bodden Town.
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman has been assisting with the Meals on Wheels program on a bi-weekly basis for the past four years now. Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that was established by Ms. Bhuela McField. This program was developed as a means of getting food out to those who are in need and were unable to retrieve it themselves. The route usually starts off at the TD McField center where the Rotaractors retrieve the meals from the cooks and then proceed to deliver them through means of their own personal transportation.
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The Rotaract club of Grand Cayman had a car wash to help with the reconstruction of the high school in Haiti on October 24 2009. The car wash which was headed by Dir. Meylys Swaby took place at the Country Side Plaza where fifteen Rotaractors and prespective members were present to assist in a day of fun in the sun and fellowship. Over three-hundred dollars was raised in efforts through the support in this international project.
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman and Rotary Sunrise partnered for one of our major projects on August 15th - 16th where we lent a big hand to Miss Nadine's Pre-school. Both clubs came together to show our support to The National Council of Voluntary Organizations (NCVO) by assisting them in painting their pre-school in preparation for the new school year.
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman had a successful two weeks at the Public Library's Annual Summer Reading Programme. This was our second year volunteering to assist in this program whose theme was changed from last year's Set Sail to Summer Reading Fun. Volunteers were proficient in their duties as model readers while interacting with children ranging from ages 2-7. Community Service Director Cathrine Welds turned "A list interviewee" by Government Information Services (GIS) was proud to give a brief overview as to what the Rotaract organization was about and the role in which we played at this event.
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman is excited to be joining forces with the Cayman Islands Red Cross for their 2009 HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign. With a theme of "Save Sex", members will help to spread awareness, promote safe sex practices & fight discrimination among young persons in our community. In the first project, members will become a part of this effort by participating in the production of the campaign's prints.
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In our continued efforts to encourage the fostering of our local culture through our assistance with The Cayman National Cultural Foundation, members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman gladly volunteered for the annual outdoor production of the CNCF's "Gimistory" storytelling evening on April 23, 2009.
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On Saturday, April 4, 2009, members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman spent the afternoon entertaining the residents of the Pines Retirement Home with games of BINGO and delicious snacks.
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The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) held its "Second Annual Ken Chand Memorial 5k & 10k Walk/Run", on Saturday 4 April, and welcomed assistance from the members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman.
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Once more, we were delighted to assist our Mother Club, Rotary Sunrise, by joining them for a painting day at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre.
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Applications are now being accepted for sponsorship to attend RYLA North America 2009. The RYLA North America 2009 Program is an intense leadership training program that is designed to recognize, encourage, and further develop the leadership skills of 18-30 year old who have shown a potential for rendering important service to their local communities. RYLA North America 2009 will be held in Washington, DC, USA. The program will begin on Wednesday evening, July 1st, 2009 and end on Sunday, July 5, 2009. Application for sponsorship deadline is 17 April 2009. Contact IPP Dorothy for more details.
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In true Rotaract form and fostering the bonds with our Mother Club, Rotary Sunrise, our Club will be joining forces with them to assist in providing wireless internet service for the Maternity Ward at the G.T. Hospital.
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On Friday, March 13th, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman participated in our second tree planting with our green partner - Tony's Toys, since July 2008. This effort was a special one in honor of "World Rotaract Week", which celebrates the chartering of the first Rotaract Club. The Club was charged to encourage green living, protection and replenishment of the environment by their Rotaract District leaders and was excited to promote this theme to our community and especially the students at the John A. Cumber Primary School, in West Bay.
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In October 2008, Rotaractors were invited to Make Dreams Real by reducing child mortality in India. One Rotaractor from the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman personally answered that call and is preparing to travel to India to help vaccinate 183 MILLION underprivileged children aged 5 and under with the oral vaccine needed to protect them against the polio virus. She will visit a polio rehabilitation hospital and an integrated abilities school in Delhi to see firsthand the devastating effects of polio and how afflicted individuals overcome their illness with Rotary's help. Watch this space for this life changing and life-saving story. For a short video go to http://www.rotary.org/en/serviceAndFellowship/Polio/Pages/ridefault.aspx
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Enquiring minds want to know! Do you have a ton of funny pictures of Rotaract events? Would you like to write a short article for the bulletin or the website? Get in touch with Director Martha for more information.
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Congrats to our new members inducted in December! For your brief moment in history, you were the newest Rotaractor in the entire world: Zinnana, Kera, Mey and Vanessa! Caption: From left to right: President Victor, Zinnana, Troy, Mey, Martha, Kera, Adrean, Danielle (missing from the photo: Vanessa).
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman recently celebrated the second anniversary of its charter. The honor of blowing out the candle and cutting the cake goes to stalwart member Rotaractor Troy Brady who has had perfect attendance for since the day he was introduced to the Club. Well done Troy! For a breath-taking live action video clip of Troy doing the honors check out out Facebook page!
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As you may or may not be aware, the voter registration deadline has been changed by the Governor to 1 February, 2009. What does this mean for YOU?? If members haven't already registered to vote in the upcoming 2009 election, you each still have a chance to do so - Be Loud, Be Proud! The Elections Office will be embarking on an elector registration drive during the month of January, and all district stations will be opened until 9:00 pm. The Elections Office will also remain open until midnight on February 1 to accommodate last minute registrants. You don't want to miss out on this important opportunity to have YOUR say in the future of our country.
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As a special Holiday treat for 10 Cayman Brac kids, our Club, hosted them this past Saturday for an entire day of fun activities, away from the every day effects of Hurricane Paloma, on their homes. Sarge Adrean, President Victor and Prospective Member Susan were among the members who greeted our young guests at the airport bright and early and transported them around the island for an awesome adventure.
CYB Paloma Project Victor Crumbley 0
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The members of Rotaract District 3080 (India) have undertaken a huge project to emphasize the importance of AIDS awareness. Through this project they aim to spread awareness globally through the Rotaract clubs all around the world.
Rotaract Dose of Hope Campaign Dorothy Scott 0
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All District Health Centers, Public Health Clinics and General Practice Clinics at the Cayman Islands Hospital will be offering HIV screenings this week from 9am to 2pm. HIV thrives where stigma, discrimination and fear live. Let's lead by example. Know your status and learn the truth about HIV/AIDS prevention. For more information on testing contact IPP Dorothy or President Victor.
HIV/AIDS Testing Week - 1 to 5 December 2008 Dorothy Scott 0
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The theme for World AIDS Day 2008 is "leadership". This theme will continue to be promoted with the campaigning slogan, "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise." Leadership was selected as the theme for World AIDS Day to encourage leaders at all levels to stop AIDS. Building on the 2006 theme of accountability, leadership highlights the discrepancy between the commitments that have been made to halt the spread of AIDS, and actions taken to follow them through. The theme empowers everyone from individuals to organisations to governments to lead in the response to AIDS.
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise. World AIDS Day 1 Dec Dorothy Scott 0
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Making good on a promise to the young ladies of the Frances Bodden Children's Home, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman recently hosted the Second Annual Christmas in November Treat. This year, the girls had a double treat - a tour of the fantastic Boatswain Beach facility in West Bay and an informative nutrition discussion led by Community Nutritionist Bethany Smith. A delicious lunch, a guided tour of the facility and early Christmas gifts for all were an excellent prelude to a day of swimming in the lagoons. The Club also made a presentation to the carers at the Boatswain Beach facility, in recognition of their dedication to some of our most vulnerable young ladies. A special thank you to the management and staff of Boatswain Beach and to Ms. Bethany Smith. Photo caption: The guided tour of the Boatswain Beach turtle farm.
2nd Annual Christmas in November Treat Dorothy Scott 0
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The Family of Rotary in Grand Cayman has joined forces to create an Internet site providing updates about the post-hurricane plight of Cayman Brac. The site is also a way to collect donations for the Rotary Clubs of the Cayman Islands Hurricane Relief Fund. The site can accept online donations made with credit cards and also offers bank wire transfer instructions. Please share the following link with your friends and family so that we can maximize our efforts to rebuild Cayman Brac: http://caymanrotary.wordpress.com
Hurricane Relief Site Established for the Brac Dorothy Scott 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman will join forces with the Cayman Islands Public Library Service ('CIPLS') and The National Parenting Program ('NPP') to produce the first ever "Family Literacy Fair". This exciting keystone community event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 29, 2008 between the hours of 10:30AM and 3:00PM.
Literacy Fair Slated for 29 November 2008 Casandra Barnett 0
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In our continued efforts to raise money for Hurricane Relief in Cayman Brac, all of the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs on Grand Cayman have joined together to put on an event called "Jazz for the Brac" to help fundraise for this cause. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO BRAC RELIEF AID.
Jazz for the Brac Dorothy Scott 0
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For the second year, members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman spent the early part of their Halloween evening visiting the Nadine Andreas' Foster Home to deliver bags of sweet treats to their young friends residing there.
Halloween support for NCVO Victor Crumbley 0
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As in most parts of the world, domestic abuse and sexual violence is a real problem here in the Cayman Islands. Unlike a lot of places the Cayman community is working to put an end to the problem here.
Support the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre Dorothy Scott 0
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This year's Silent Witness March, scheduled to take place on Saturday 18th October 2008 takes on an urgent and special meaning in light of the recent brutal murder of Caymanian anti-abuse and sexual violence advocate, Estella Scott-Roberts. Each year the Business and Professional Women's Club holds the Silent Witness March starting promptly at 12:30 and ending at 1:30pm. The march begins at the Government Admin. Building, passing by the Immigration building, the Central Police Station, and the Courts Office and ending on the steps of the Legislative Assemble for a brief ceremony.
Silence is not an option - Speak out this weekend Dorothy Scott 0
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Estella Scott Roberts life was tragically taken on Friday October 10th 2008. She was a wonderful leader, and fearless advocate in the Cayman Islands fighting against sexual violence and abuse against women. She was loved, admired and highly respected by many people on our islands, who supported her cause. She met many obstacles and recieved many threats, but not one of them hindered her from standing up for what she truly loved and believed in right to the very end. She invested in our Club by participating in our first major District Event - District RYLA 2007.
The Fight vs Abuse and Sexual Violence MUST go on Cathrine Welds 0
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The woman who brought us the astute observations and laugh-out-loud humor of Sex and the City, brings us a new novel that captures life in Manhattan with that same pitch-perfect tone. Cosmos and (Jimmy) Choos optional. This event promises to revolutionize the way you think of literature and the media as she discusses her novel and other topics of interest. 7pm at Camana Bay, Saturday 4 October 2008.
Sex and the City Author Book Reading Dorothy Scott 0
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Just a friendly reminder of our ongoing project to GO GREEN and especially to carpool when capable. Remember to check if there is carpool driver in your local area when signing up for projects - if there isn't one - volunteer! For more information speak with the relevant project leader or any member of the Board. Remember - you may be eligible for special recognition! Caption: Director Casandra and prospective member Laura get their carpool on at a recent community service project.
Go Green Squadron - Car Pool When Capable Dorothy Scott 0
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Never to be out-done 10 members of our Club attended PETS in Kingston Jamaica from 26 to 28 September. In addition to attending seminars on the various services avenues in Rotaract, we visited a number of sites in and around Kingston including the historic Devon House and the infamous Port Royal. It was great to meet up with old buddies and make new ones. See you soon again in April, if not before! Caption: Rotaractor Denise leads a presentation in the International Service Seminar.
Jamaica Jamaica - PETS 2008 Dorothy Scott 0
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It's so hard to say good-bye. Our Club recently came together to bid Rotaractor Jamaal a fond farewell before he headed across the Atlantic to begin his master's degree in International Relations at a well-know university in England. Jamaal has been instrumental in introducing a number of new members and even traveled with the Club to LA for the Rotaract Pre-Convention meeting. Best wishes to Jamaal and see you at Christmas! Caption: Fundraising Chair Georgi Ann and Director Cathrine smile with Jamaal.
Jamari Jam Dorothy Scott 0
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On September 20, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman joined other Club's in District 7020 to participate in the International Coastal Clean Up, working towards our District sub-theme "Go Green"!
District 7020 Coastal Clean-Up Victor Crumbley 0
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Upon receiving a donation of approximately 100 children's books, the Club decided to forward this donation to the Nadine Andreas' Residential Foster Home, which is run by the National Council of Voluntary Organizations.

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On International Literacy Day, 8 September 2008, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 774 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 75 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. Our Club is involved in a number of literacy projects both in Cayman and abroad and decided to take a new direction this International Literacy Day!
So you Scrabble?? Int'l Literacy Day Event Dorothy Scott 0
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In recognition and celebration of World Literacy Day on 8 September 2008, our Club, in partnership with Books & Books at Camana Bay present, Scrabble Night. Be there from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. CI$ 4.00 to buy into a game and players will be selected on a first come first served basis. There will be a championship round with a prize awarded along with many fun ideas within the games to raise funds. Funds raised will go towards community service events organised by the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman. PLUS, 10% off storewide!! Get in touch with Fundraising Chair Georgi Ann Jackman for more information! This is our first major fundraiser so come out and support it!
Scrabble Night UPCOMING FUNDRAISER! Dorothy Scott 0
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Meetings of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman are held at 6:45am for a 7:00am start each Thursday morning and end promptly at 8:00am to allow members to get to work on time. Our club is probably the only breakfast club in the world and has benefitted tremendously from this meeting time - committed members and efficient meetings being just two examples! However, there is not a lot of time to spend hanging out after meetings. In order to replace that lost time and to informally chat about club ideas and initiatives, President Victor now hosts the President's Lounge, a chill session on Saturday afternoons. The frequency of the President's Lounge is still being confirmed but here are a few snapshots of the first President's Lounge which was attended by about 12 Rotaractors and one Rotarian.
President's Lounge - The Launch Dorothy Scott 0
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Our partnership with the Cayman Islands Public Library Service has brought us another fantastic opportunity for literacy outreach! Today, Sept 2, 2008, begins our Month long "Rota-Tots Preschool Literacy Program". On one day each week, Rotaractors from our Club will conduct interactive '20 minute story time' sessions with toddlers, aged up to 4 years, during visits to a few local preschools. The fun doesn't end there!! After reading, our Club will provide tasty treats, generously donated by Foster's Food Fair, for the kids' daily snack time! A Rotaractor's lunch hour couldn't get more productive & fulfilling so for more information and/or to get involved in this exciting new project, contact Dir. Casandra and/or Dir. Cathrine!! Picture: Rotaractor Paul, Dir. Cas & Sec. Kristen enjoy a fun story time session with the eager-to-read toddlers. Additional photos are under "Photo Journals" on the bottom right hand pane of this site.  

"Rota-Tots Preschool Literacy Program" Casandra Barnett 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman now has its very own Facebook Group. Primarily a tool to keep us in touch with international Rotaractors and to promote extension activities, the group was recently created by Fellowship Chair Matthew. Search for us on Facebook and extend your circle of Rotaract friends. The main events calendar and club administration will be coordinated through this web page while photos will be added to the facebook group. Be sure to continue to check both sites for the latest Rotaract info and updates!
Facebook Group goes LIVE Dorothy Scott 0
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All thanks and praise to God Almighty for sparing Grand Cayman from the brunt of Hurricane Gustav! Our sister islands Cayman Brac and Little Cayman were not so fortunate and we are awaiting a damage assessment before making any plans to assist the Brackers. In the meantime, Rotaractors were out in full force at an impromptu All-Clear Lime (30 August 2008) and living up to our motto, Fellowship thru Service! Many thanks to Blue Rotaractor Omari for hosting and for the Fellowship Fellas for organising on such short notice. Photo Caption: (clockwise from the top) The West Bay Posse led by Sargeant Adrean, Community Service Director Cas, Fundraising Chair Georgi Ann, Rotaractor DJ and Guest.
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As Tropical Storm/Hurricane Gustav approaches, we would ask all Rotaractors both in Cayman and our guests who visit our page from time to time to keep Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Louisiana in your thoughts and prayers. At this stage (11am on Friday 29 August), storm preparations should be rushed to completion. Gustav is expected to pass near or over the Cayman Islands around 2 am Saturday morning. Rotaractors will be delivering food today on our regular Bodden Town Friday Meals on Wheels Route and checking in our hosts! After the all-clear has been given, our Club may be called upon to assist with the clean up effort. If you are able to assist, please contact President Victor (after the all-clear!) for more information.
Batten Down the Hatches! Dorothy Scott 0
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The Sun, Sand and Sea Fellowship was officially A Success! With over 20 People on the Cruise/Boating Escapade EVERYONE from age 11 to the Captain thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We had a rainbow10 in our presence. Rotaractor Troy proved he was not terrified of stingrays but he and Fundraising Chair Georgi certainly do NOT like them. Rotaractors DJ and Matthew fought over the cool kid shades, leading to an all out Rotaractor NFL water challenge. Needless to say with West Bay's Finest, Sargeant Adrean took charge and lead the team to victory with a marvelous pass to the 6'7" monster Omari! If you did not come on the boat trip shame on you for missing out on a great time for all!
Sun, Sand and Sea Fellowship Dorothy Scott 0
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This year, Rotary and Rotaract Clubs around the world are charged to "Make Dreams Real". In doing so, RI President DK Lee challenges us to battle the scourge of child mortality around the world by taking on projects which battle hunger, provide clean water and eradicate disease. Blessed as we are to live in the Cayman Islands which boasts a per capita income higher than most of the wealthiest nations around the world, our people still suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Meals on Wheels is a huge charitable effort, supported by the Rotary Clubs of Grand Cayman and the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman to provide hot meals to those who need it most.
Meals on Wheels Continues! Dorothy Scott 0
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From the Producers and Directors of EUCO 2008, we bring you "Swinging Sixties Britain" and the Birmingham 2009 Rotaract Social Programme. Yes, that's right the Rotary International Convention is coming to Birmingham, UK and that means an amazing Rotaract Social Programme is being organised for us! The 2009 Rotaract Preconvention starts on Thursday 18th June 2009 and finishes on Sunday 21st June 2009. But why leave the stunning beauty of England's 2nd City early, stay on until Wednesday 24th June 2009 and enjoy the 100th Rotary International Convention and the additional events we've got planned.
Swinging Sixties - Brum09 PreConvention Goes LIVE Dorothy Scott 0
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Rotaractor Georgi Ann Jackman was recently named Fundraising Chair of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman. An asset to the Club and especially the Board, "Gi" is raring to go and will soon be hosting a committee meeting. Look out for opportunities to help our Club get that cash so we can spend that cash to Make Dreams Real. Caught here making sneaking an important text during the Strategic Lime, we are sure that that this Psychology Major will keep us whistling while we work with her welcome smile and generous nature. Thanks Gi for stepping up to the plate!
Fundraising Chair Appointed Dorothy Scott 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman continues to work hard to keep our beautiful beaches clean! Our recent clean up at Anchor's Point Beach in East End resulted in over twenty bags of rubbish being removed from this otherwise pristine beach and was followed by a dreamy fellowship, compliments of none of the Fellowship Chair Matthew and Treasurer Basil and his lovely family! Congrats to the dynamic duo, co-directors Cathrine and Casandra for a well executed project. Watch this space for a little heavy duty "gardening" next week!
Go Green! Dorothy Scott 0
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Did you know that Rotary International has consultative status to the United Nations and that prominent Rotarians have sat as observers at important meetings of the United Nations? Ever wanted to visit the United Nations and discuss global humanitarian issues with UN leaders. Read on for another amazing opportunity to participate in Rotary UN Day this November in New York.
Rotary's United Nations Day - November 2008 Dorothy Scott 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman is committed to fulfilling the theme for our current year by  Making Dreams Real, with each project our Club participates in.

With that in mind, we ask each person to stop for a minute and take a look through our eyes.....

 

Making Dreams Real! Casandra Barnett 0
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PP Dorothy, Co-Community Service Director Cathrine and Rotaractor Tiffany returned on 4 August from the Rotaract Zone Leadership Institute in Washington DC. After meeting Rotaractors from as far a field as Argentina and Germany, the Institute has set the tone for another incredible year for our Club. Our Club gave facilitated workshops on Effective Club Officer Training and Community Service, visited the historic sites of DC, made new friendships and participated in the Global Revision Project. The team has returned home with a number of exciting new initiatives for the Club and District 7020. Congrats to Rotaractors Navin and Tara for putting on a well-organized training event. Photo Caption: Co-Community Service Director discusses the Global Re-Vision Project. (For a few other photos see "Photo Journals" on the bottom right hand side of the website
Rotaract Zone Leadership Institute A Success! Dorothy Scott 0
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Our successful project, Set Sail to Reading Summer Program continues this week! If you'd like to help the kiddies at the Cayman Public Library discover hidden treasures buried in books while helping our club fight illiteracy in Cayman, contact the Dynamic Duo, Directors Cas or Cat for your treasure map! Its a half hour on your coffee break and the library is right next to a number of nice take-out lunch spots. Congrats to the Community Service Committee in coordinating this simple and effective project.
Set Sail to Reading Summer Program continues!! Dorothy Scott 0
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Dear club presidents, It is a joy to welcome you to your year in office and an honor for me to serve as your president. Our Rotary history is one filled with accomplishment, and I come to this year filled with plans and ambitions for the great good we can do together. When our organization turns its considerable strength and talent toward a goal, we have shown the world what we can accomplish.

 

Message from the RI President - Make Dreams Real Dorothy Scott 0
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Newly installed District Governor Rupert Ross recently visited our club during our regular meeting on 24 July 2008 at Icoa Fine Foods. It was a vibrant meeting where directors presented their plans for the new Rotaract year and promoted the various standing committees within the club. Clearly impressed by what he saw, DR Rupert stated that our club has "set the bar to which all other clubs have been measured". In attendance were Past District Governor Alistair Paterson and Rotary Past President Jennison Nunez. Photo: President Victor presents club shirts to DG Rupert and Mrs. Ross.

DG Rupert Ross Visits Our Club Dorothy Scott 0
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Our partnership with the Cayman Islands Libraries is off to a fantastic start! This week (the week commencing Monday 21 July), Rotaractors from our club took a half hour out of their hectic work day to read stories to the children participating in the Set Sail to Reading summer program at the historic George Town Public Library. More than 10 Rotaractors/prospective members signed up to assist the librarians and a few even renewed those expired library memberships and took up the summer reading challenge. For more information or to get involved in this easy and fun project, contact Director Cathrine and/or Casandra!! Picture: Rotaractor Karita Whittaker shares a joke with avid young readers. Additional photos are under "Photo Journals" on the bottom right hand pane of this site.
Set Sail Summer Reading Program Dorothy Scott 0
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This will be an exceptional opportunity to learn more about Rotaract on an international level all while visiting the capital of the United States! Read on for more information!

Rotaract Zone Leadership Institute Dorothy Scott 0
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At the first meeting of the new Rotary year, our sponsor club, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, publicly acknowledged something our Rotaract Club has known for a LONG time.. that Rotary Advisor Bob Robler is one outstanding Rotarian!! Congratulations Rotarian Bob on being named a Paul Harris Fellow! Your dedication to our club has been a tremendous blessing and we all love you dearly! (Photo caption: President Victor, Rotarian Adivsor Karen and Rotarian Bob)

Well .. it's about time! Dorothy Scott 0
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Rotaractors met on 12 July in East End to chill, chat and get back to basics. We watched the waves and dreamed big. A few of Rotaractor Basil's burgers and a freshly bake cake by Secretary Kristen and we were in heaven. ADRC Mike, Rotary Advisor Karen and Rotary Sunrise PE Winston spent some time sharing their experiences and words of advice. Big plans were made, hashed out and formulated. It's not too late to submit your project proposals - just get in touch with any board member. Watch out world! The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman is coming strong!!
Strategic Lime! Dorothy Scott 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman hosted a joint fellowship with our sister club, Rotaract Blue on 6 July 2008. The evening began with the now-infamous, Battle of the Sexes quiz competition, where members of the same sex came together to battle it out for the title of the Smarter Sex. After the ladies showed the guys a thing or two, we headed off on the Jolly Roger for a beautiful all-inclusive sunset cruise along Seven Mile Beach. The Grand Cayman clubs look forward to more joint fellowships with our sister club - if you have any suggestions or would like to get involved in planning fellowships get in touch with Club Service Director Martha or Rotaractor Matthew!
Joint Fellowship with Rotaract Blue Dorothy Scott 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman has assisted the Humane Society once again, by taking the lovely dogs housed at the Society for an Obedience Dog Training session held on the Seven Mile public beach. On Saturday, May 17th 8 Rotaractors, 2 perspective members and 1 guest arrived at 9am to the Humane Society to collect the dogs and then transport them to the Seven Mile Public beach which proved to be in an adventure in itself.
Rotaract.. Gone to the Dogs Dorothy Scott 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman was awarded the 'Rotaract Club of the Year' award at a ceremony in Nassau, Bahamas this past weekend. This achievement for the club comes for the second time in two years after the club was initially chartered. This award was for Rotaract District 7020, which the Cayman Islands are part of.

 

This district represents 10 countries and is made up of 30 active clubs. Some of the member countries include: The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, St Martean/St Martin and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

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Rotaractor Matthew Seales at the Wharf Restaurant water station cheer on a participant in the Ken Chand Memorial 5K/10K Walk Saturday morning, the culminating event of the Cayman Islands Insurance Associations Insurance Week. Earlier in the week, Rotarian Advisor Gerry Mendez gave a presentation to our Club on the need for insurance and the social and ecnomic impact of under-insurance in the Post-Ivan economy in the Cayman Islands. Many members had "a-Ha" moments and a new found appreciation of "risk-transfer". P hoto: Alan Markoff

Insurance Week Walkathon Dorothy Scott 0
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Rotaractors were out in full force in support of the Cayman Islands Men's National Football Team in a recent Olympic qualifying match against Bermuda. Although the team didn't come out triumphant, it wasn't for the lack of love and support from  our Club. Peace right back at ya P-Victor!

GOAL!!! Football Fever Fellowship! Dorothy Scott 0
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A bunch of adventurous Rotaractors went deep . 105 feet under the surface of the sea! The unique fellowship opportunity on the Atlantis Submarine was organized by Fellowship Chair Troy Brady. The sea-faring Rotarctors not only found Nemo, but also a 400 pound mermaid! Don't believe us? More highlights soon come.

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A very special honour was in store for IPP Dorothy Scott when she was named a Paul Harris Fellow during World Rotaract Week.  The presentation took place at a joint-meeting of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise and the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman at the Grand CaymanMarriottBeach resort. Rotarians and Rotaractors alike gave her a standing ovation when she was presented with her pin, medallion and certificate for her dedication to the development of Rotaract in the Cayman Islands.

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Incoming 2008-09 Vice President Danielle Japal pictured with her mother celebrate the night in an intimate setting at Casanova's during World Rotaract Week in March. - Update to follow 

2nd Annual Charter Night Victor Crumbley 0
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Caymanian youth who are falling behind with their reading continue to receive assistance from Rotary Sunrise.

The one-to-one reading project gives a large group of youngsters a chance to sharpening their reading skills.

Results are very encouraging and real progress is being made, the club said, noting that literacy is a worldwide problem.

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Dear Sir,

Every year, World Rotaract Week honors the chartering of the first club in North Carolina, USA, on 13 March 1968. This week, we celebrate 40 years of service to our global community.

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and are sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes us true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary. As one of Rotary's most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.

For the first time in the history of our islands, the Cayman Islands boasts two successful, thriving Rotaract Clubs - the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman (sponsored by the Rotary Sunrise) and Rotaract Blue, Cayman Islands (sponsored by Rotary Central).

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The deadline for registration for our District Confernce is 8 April 2008.

First off - our district Rotaract conference is THE event to serve and fellowship with Rotaractors from around OUR district and is open to all Rotaractors and prospective members of our club. This is your perosnal invitation to get thee to the Bahamas! Its a celebration of all things Rotaract and you will come back excited and rejuvenated!
Read on for more details on who's invited, what to expect and most importantly how to sign up!

Distict Conference 2008 Update Dorothy Scott 0
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H.E the Governor Stuart Jack (left) and his wife, Mariko (second from left), recently visited  Kustom Kreationz, a Junior Achievement Company sponsored by Tony's Toys and the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman. Also pictured are members of Kustom Kreationz, sponsors' representatives, and Tony Williams (stooping, right) owner of Tony's Toys.  - Cayman Net News Monday 25th 2008

Governor visits Junior Achievers Victor Crumbley 0
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World Rotaract Week is HERE and our major service project is going fantastically well! Donations continue to pour in!  A great big thank you to the entire community for supporting this effort. Photos of our trip in August 2007 are posted under the Photo Journals tab on this website.

 

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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman was recently addressed by Past President of Rotary International Dr. Frank Devyln (2000-2001) and Rotary International Director Mr. Barry Rassin - another first in Rotaract Clubs in the Caribbean.

Past RI President Addresses Club Dorothy Scott 0
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ADG Sophia Harris was on  hand at the end of December to welcome our newest members to the club. The club welcomed Sherine Holness, Mckenley Andrews, Cassandra Barnett and Sheyla Scott (Honorary Member) at the end of 2007.

New Members! Victor Crumbley 0
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Past President Dorothy Scott has been selected as a 2008 YCLA Finalist, wish her luck as the winner will be  named on Feb. 16th 2008 at the Ritz Carlton. Watch live on CITN channel 12 or 27!

Rotaractor a YCLA Finalist Victor Crumbley 0
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Rotaractor Andre Savoury had the double honor of being the first Rotaractor inducted in 2008 and being pinned by District Governor Dick McCombe during his official visit to the Cayman Islands in January 2008!

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We've undergone a little board shuffling over the Christmas holidays!  Vice President Victor has assumed the post of Club President from 1 January 2008. Stepping up to the plate, Professional Development Director Basil Scott doubled up his responsibilities by assuming the Vice President's role. The Club wishes to recognize the efforts of outgoing President Mikana who is also a charter member of the Club. All board members may be contacted directly from our Club's homepage www.rotaractky.org . Don't be shy - they'd love to hear your suggestions to improve the Club and receive those project proposals!

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Rotaractors and Rotarians were out in full force to feed the hungry volunteers at the Cayman Island's premier art festival.

Art@Governor's 2008 Dorothy Scott 0
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New year and a new venue - the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman has moved to Icoa Fine Foods in Seven Mile Shops on West Bay Road. The first meeting of 2008 will take place on Thursday 11 January at 6:45am for a 7:00am start. See you there! For more information on Icoa Fine Foods - and to order online! - please visit their website on www.icoafinefoods.com .
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As part of the drive to keep the roads of Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac free from alcohol-impaired drivers over the festive season, the Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Committee (CIRSAC) has launched their anti-drunk driving poster campaign. Their message is very simple: "Take a taxi home."

With the cooperation of taxi companies AA transportation, Ace Cayman Nice, Burdonjay's, Burton's, Charlie's, Crown's and Holiday on Grand Cayman, and Cayman Brac Taxi, CIRSAC is urging people who are likely to indulge over the coming holidays to leave their cars at home.

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Organised by Rotaractor Kristen Smith, toys were again left in the care of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman to find a good home and it was decided that the Crisis Center would be a great match! The items were collected and delivered on Saturday, December 8th at 9am and were received by the volunteers for the center.

Toys For The Crisis Center Victor Crumbley 0
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman recently held a party for the Frances Bodden Girls Home and the Bonaventure Boys Home called Christmas at the King's Sports Centre on Sunday November 25th.
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Tony's Toys and the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman have joined forces to sponsor a Junior Achievement company. The local automobile dealer is providing financial backing and facilities while the young service club will be providing the man power, energy and experience to make the company, Kustom Kreationz, a success.

Junior Achievement partnership with Tony's Toys Dorothy Scott 0
Posted by Victor Crumbley
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This Halloween, members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman treated the children of the Nadine Andreas' Foster Home to an evening of fun and candy- lots and lots of candy!

Rotaractors make it a Happy Halloween Victor Crumbley 0
Twin Club Agreement - A First for the Caribbean Dorothy Scott 0
Posted by Victor Crumbley
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Members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman recently gained some insight into understanding personalities from internationally recognized, professional development consultant to the stars, Rod Waddell.

Mr Waddell treated members and guests to a dynamic and interactive session on the subject on Thursday 30 August during one of the club's weekly breakfast meetings. Mr Waddell is an accomplished consultant/motivational speaker, who has facilitated training for some of the worlds most notable Fortune 500 companies.

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Posted by Victor Crumbley
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Rotaractor Basil celebrated the birth of a beautiful baby girl at the end of August!!!!

Welcome to Baby Victoria as the newest member of the Rotaract family

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Posted by Victor Crumbley
Just an email to let you know that we arrived safely in Guyana and are having a wonderful time. The internet connection at our homestay host is a dial up connection so I can't log into the club website to send emails and would ask that you please send this on to the Club.
 
We arrived in Guyana on time at about 10:40pm on Thursday night and our hosts were waiting for us in the customs area! A few other Rotaractors were outside to greet us and we headed straight into town for registration for the Jungle Camp. The International Service Director gave us some "cookup" to eat, which is rice, blackeyed peas, chicken and salt beef cooked together in something nice. That evening we went straight to our homestay host took a well-needed shower and went to bed. The next morning our hosts had to check that we were alive - you do know that the two representatives from Cayman are the two professional sleepers of the Club and we remained true to form! We drove around Georgetown to do a few errands and met up with other local Rotaractors as well as Surinami Rotaractors. Georgetown is nothing like George Town but it is a vibrant and busy city with a large central market and bustling streets. We were the only identifiable tourists. I can only describe it as dynamic and pulsing with activity at all times of the day and night. We exchanged currency (US$1.00 = G$200) and bought some snacks for the road trip to camp. Perhaps ignorance is bliss, but it feels alot like my borough in London but about twenty degrees hotter!
Guyana Jungle Camp Update Victor Crumbley 0
Posted by Victor Crumbley
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Rotary International has been concentrating on leadership training for service in the various Rotary clubs across the world.

The organisation recently organised some high-powered courses attended by several members of the Grand Cayman Rotary Sunrise.

Rotary Sunrise Shares Leadership Techniques Victor Crumbley 0
Posted by Victor Crumbley

The Lighthouse School, which caters to children with special educational needs, (SEN) is seeking additional aid from the general public for its school trip to Disney World. According to Deputy Principal, Olga Gourzon, the school wants to do something special for its students and a trip to Disney World is very appealing to them.

"This is an opportunity that the children would not otherwise get, due to their social background," Mrs Gourzon said.

According to the school's officials, they need to raise at least $30,000, but funds are slow in coming.

Lighthouse (Our First Major Project) Victor Crumbley 0
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Rotary Sunrise invited Rotaractor Matthew Seales to be Honorary Sergeant at their breakfast meeting last week and he did a great job, the organisation said.

All Rotary clubs have Sergeants - a post where the individual appointed helps to control the meetings and often has a short session at the end of each meeting where he 'fines' members if they are late, if they take cell phone calls, forget their badges, if they are mentioned in the media or for a host of other reasons.

Honorary Sergeant Raises Funds For Rotaract Club Matthew Seales 0
Posted by Victor Crumbley

The newly revamped Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman has received a boost from its mother clubs, Rotary Central, Rotary Sunrise and Rotary Grand Cayman.

The three clubs donated a lump sum of CI$ 9,000 to help the Rotaractors get off their feet and to go towards upcoming activities.

The donation was made on Thursday 12 October during the Club's usual meeting at Breezes by the Bay.

Rotary Investing In Future Of Youth Club Victor Crumbley 0
Posted by Victor Crumbley
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The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman hosted its first annual Charter Night celebration at the Grand Old House on Saturday, 24 March.

In attendance were Rotaract members, friends and members of the public. The night's theme was Rotaract colours - Red for Passion and Gold for Quality.

First annual Rotaract Club Charter Night Victor Crumbley 0
Posted by Victor Crumbley
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The Cayman Islands Rotaract Club was recently awarded the 'Rotaract Club of the Year' award at a ceremony in Montego Bay Jamaica.

This achievement for the young club comes less than a year after the club was formed and around seven months after the club was chartered.

This award was for Rotaract District 7020, which the Cayman Islands is part of.

This district represents 10 countries and is made up of 23 member clubs. Some of the member countries include: The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, St Martean/St Martin and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Outgoing President of the local Rotaract Club Dorothy Scott accepted the award on behalf of the Club from Alastair Paterson, the Outgoing District Governor for District 7020.
'Rotaract Club of the Year' Victor Crumbley 0