Posted on Sep 11, 2017
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The 5 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs on Grand Cayman are holding an inter-Club Fundraiser this Saturday, September 16 starting at 7 pm at The Office Lounge.  There will be raffles, auctions, a Karaoke “pay to sing/not sing”, among other fundraising initiatives so please make an effort to attend and support the Clubs, tell your friends and co-workers as well.  If you are not able to make it but would still like to donate money to the relief Fund, please attend Thursday’s weekly meeting and give your donations to Treasurer Chris, Secretary Christian, or myself.  No gift is too small, and every penny collected will be forwarded to the relief fund.

There have been some requests and queries to also send items such as clothes and supplies to the islands.  While this is very thoughtful and a kind gesture, sending such supplies at this point would be more of a hindrance to the clean-up efforts that are currently underway. 

Wire Transfer Details

In response to the devastation caused by Category 5 Hurricane Irma throughout Rotary District 7020’s communities, the District has set up a Disaster Recovery Fund.
The fund will be managed by Rotary’s DNA-RAG Rotarian Action Group (http://www.dna-rag.com/), a 501(c)3, in cooperation with District 7020’s Disaster Relief Committee.
 
To contribute please wire funds to:
Name of Account:  Disaster Network of Assistance - Rotarian Action Group, Inc. dba “DNA-RAG”
Account #: 12 1682 8928
Swift Code: PNCCUS33
Physical address of Bank:  PNC Bank, 9033 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL  33433
Contact: PDG Phil Lustig, Vice Chair, Tel: 1 561 212 6554   Email: phil.lustig3@gmail.com
Ensure payee instructions entered for: “District 7020 Hurricane Irma Fund”
 
Thank you for your support in helping to get help to all the people affected by this devastating disaster. 

 
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Posted on Aug 09, 2017

We packed a 20 foot container with furniture for donation the the Rotary Brac to help with their community service and fundraising endeavours. Donated items were:
1. Marble top dressers: 4
2. Black dining chairs: 32
3. White arm dining chairs: 10
4. Wicker patio chairs w/pineapple cushions: 5
5. Round table: 6
6. 50” rectangle table/desk with glass tops: 10
7. 55” rectangle table/desk with glass tops: 4
8. White lamps w/ rectangle shades: 24
9. Teal lamps w/ round shades: 14
10. Luggage rack: 8
11. Green mirrors: 12
12. Baby car seat: 1

Special thank yous are extended to The Phoenix Group (Phoenix Construction), The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa and for Thompson Shipping Co.; Ltd. for arranging and shipping the container.

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Posted on Aug 03, 2017

Our first Community Service project for the year will be a School Backpack Packing and Distribution project. Rotarians and friends will be invited to pack 250 backpacks with school supplies to be donated to deserving children in the Cayman Islands. In partnership with Feed Our Future Cayman, backpacks will be distributed to students in need within the month of August to ensure they have a heads start for the new school year.

The packing party will be held on Saturday, August 5 at Governor's Square (members are asked to register for this event by clicking on the calendar post - space is limited to first 10 signups). And a distribution schedule will be made available and volunteers assigned once information is available.

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Posted on Aug 03, 2017
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To date, $30,000 of the $50,000 goal has been reached.

Veteran marathon competitor Rotarian Derek Haines will be running three races and climbing two volcanoes this year to benefit the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.The 68-year-old has the backing of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman in his efforts to raise $50,000 for the marine institute. Money will go toward a CCMI pilot project, Reefs Go Live, which provides real-time footage of coral reef activity to teach children about the ocean. The CCMI virtual classroom uses high-tech face masks and streaming equipment to broadcast live lessons from locations in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. Mr. Haines’ first marathon will be April 30 at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, considered one of the most challenging marathons in the world. In June, he will travel south of Antigua, Guatemala, to climb the volcanoes Agua, reaching 12,336 feet, and Acatenango, reaching 13,044 feet. He will then run marathons in San Francisco on July 23 and in Cayman on Dec. 3.

 
 
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Posted by Gina McBryan on Jul 28, 2017
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Rotary Grand Cayman launched the startup of this new community based youth club called Interact Club of Grand Cayman back in October 2016. This club is geared to youth age 14 to 18 who wants to make a positive contribution in their community, develop leadership skills, make new friends and have fun with a club they run themselves. The club is mentored by Rotarians and Rotaractors and club members meet twice per month for meetings and have one social event per month. If you would like more information about this Interact club visit www.ICGC.ky or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ICGCky/
 
Next key dates are:
Saturday, September 23 Club Meeting 10am - 11:30am (venue ALT Conference Room)
Saturday, October 14 Club Meeting 10am - 11:30am (venue ALT Conference Room)
Interact Club of Grand Cayman Gina McBryan 2017-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 28, 2017
Come out on Thursday, August 10 for 7pm at the Office Lounge in George Town for some fun karaoke tunes with fellow Rotarians. A great way to socialize, connect and strengthen our Rotary relationships. Plus we need to have some fun with all the community service, fundraising and volunteer work we have been doing for the past while. Tell your friends and come out with us for an evening that is sure to have lasting memories.
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Posted on Jul 28, 2017
The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman is thrilled to sponsor the National Gallery's "A Summer of Art" programme where children age 6-12 years can participate in drop-in sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 4 to August 17 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, free of change. We hope to inspire creativity, encourage analytical thinking, and broaden the minds of our children. All parents are encouraged to bring their child to these sessions over the summer.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2017
Next furniture sale date - Saturday, July 29 from 8am to 10am at Governor's Square. Thank you to everyone who came by and purchased items from the July 22 sale. Tell your friends, family and business associates. Click read more to see pictures of some items up for sale.
 
 
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Posted on Jul 14, 2017
A joint safety and education initiative has been launched by the 3 Rotary clubs in Grand Cayman.

The Share the Road campaign educates road users on ways they can keep themselves and others safe on the road, as well as encouraging them to be respectful of each other while traveling around Cayman.
 

Whether it’s leaving enough space between you and the car in front, wearing reflective clothing while jogging at night, or keeping a safe distance when overtaking cyclists, Share the Road is all about being respectful to other road users.

Together we can make our roads a safer place – to save our mums and dads, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, friends and loved ones.

If you are a road user, be it via car, foot, bicycle or motorcycle, explore our website SharetheRoad.ky and find out how you can “share the road”!


 
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Posted on Jul 06, 2017
The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman is pleased to present 5 deserving Caymanian students with $1,000 scholarships to be used for Fall 2017 Certificate in Electrical Technology and Certificate in Computer Science. Vocational Director Tim Bradley accompanied by Rotarian Jenny Smith were pleased to make the official presentation at the July 6 Rotary club meeting to the students with Ms. Delores Thompson, the head of CIFEC, and Professor Ray Jones, Chair of Technical, Vocational and Continuing Education from UCCI.

The UCCI Certificate programs is a full time program that runs during the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. 

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Posted on Jun 05, 2017
Join us for the 2nd Annual Turtle Race Fundraiser on Saturday, June 10 from 5:30pm. It was so much fun last year we decided to do it again at the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa.
 
Date: Saturday, June 10
Tickets: CI$125 per person (includes food and open bar)
 
Funds Raised benefit community service projects supported by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman for 2017-2018.
 
For tickets email digital@bliss.ky
 
Come out and see how much fun you can have while at the same time helping to support your community.
 
5:30 pm – Turtle Nest Translocation
6:30 pm – Cocktails
7:30 pm – First Race
10:30 pm – After Party

 
Translocation
The Turtle Nest Translocation will take place beginning at 5:30 pm on the south side of the Kimpton Beach.  The Turtle Centre will relocate a clutch of eggs that were laid by a turtle at the Centre and recreate the nest on the beach at the Kimpton.  The Turtle Centre will provide information on nesting and the translocation process, which takes roughly one hour to complete.  Ten to twelve days following the translocation the eggs will hatch and the turtles will return to the Sea. 
 
Cocktails
Cocktails will be served in the Ballroom foyer beginning at 6:30 pm and the check in desk and jockey registration table will open at that time.  If you have not yet provided your jockey information please send to me the names at your earliest convenience.  Please let me know if you require any volunteers to assist with the racing.  While this is not a sit-down event passed food and food stations will be set up in the Ballroom and there will be an open bar for the duration of the event.
 
First Race
The First Race will begin at 7:30 pm.  Please have your jockeys ready to roll!
 
After Party
We will kick off the After Party in a small portion of the Ballroom that will be opened up once the Races are finished.  The After Party will include a DJ and cash bar.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Since 2006, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman has organized an essay contest for high school students focused on a specific theme which challenges students to think and write a winning essay. This year students from St. Ignatius Catholic High School, Grace Christian Academy, Layman E. Scott and Clifton Hunter participated. The top 6 essays were selected and winning students will be treated to a 2 day tour on April 27 and April 28 of several landmark locations to offer them additional knowledge of how they operate in Cayman society. Touring included (but not limited to):
  • Court House
  • National Gallery
  • National Archives
  • Legislative Assembly
  • VIP Lunch with Her Excellency The Governor, Helen Kilpatrick
  • Cabinet Secretary's office within the Government Administrative Building
All finalists were awarded gifts at the Rotary meeting on April 27.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This year's theme was "How can we better support the youth of my Cayman" and the winning essay, from Grace Christian Academy, was read to Rotarians and guests at the Rotary Lunch Meeting on Thursday, April 27.
 
All essays will be made available for Rotarians to read and get ideas from.
 
More photos can be found on our Facebook page.
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Posted by Gina McBryan on Apr 22, 2017
The Cayman Islands are known for their exquisite white sand beaches, crystal clear water, vibrant coral reefs teeming with fish and safe, clean neighborhoods.  Keeping the Islands this way is no easy task and the Chamber of Commerce's annual Earth Day Clean Up helps keep us clean and green!

Held in conjunction with Earth Week and aided by The Department of Environmental Health, this event is the largest volunteer-driven occurrence in the Country.

This year, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. Rotary Club Central, Rotary Sunrise, Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, Rotaract Blue, Interact Club of Grand Cayman and the EarlyAct Club of Grand Cayman for a Rotary Family clean up initiative on
Saturday, April 22 from 7am - 10am at Lover's Wall in East End (across from Health City Hospital). Helping the environment is everyone's responsibility and we, the members of Rotary, feel we must do our part for our community. We invite anyone who wants to join us to come out to Lover's Wall to help and socialize with us at the same time. Serving the community is what we do. Come on out and join us, meet some Rotarians and the younger generations at the same time.
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Posted by Justin Bodden on Apr 08, 2017
Strategic Planning is an important part of any successful business as all good business owners know. As our Rotary club is made up of business leaders it is then standard practice for our club to conduct an annual review of our club's strategic plan for the next 3 to 5 years. Navigating the direction of the club, reviewing our service project initiatives, discussing our strengths and weaknesses and setting action steps to improve our deliverables based on our club's vision. All club members are invited and encouraged to attend this 2 hour meeting scheduled for Saturday, April 8 from 9am - 11am. Club members please register for the event within the calendar link.
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Posted by Gina McBryan on Apr 06, 2017
New Members and Prospective Members are welcomed into our club with an evening of Fellowship and socializing with other club members. The evening is filled with Rotary stories about out club, personal Rotary journeys and light-hearted moments...with wine and food too. The evening offers an opportunity for new members to get to know more about our club and some of the members who have shaped it's path. We are looking forward to a great evening on Thursday, April 6. Special thank you to Rotarian Dr. Jan for opening up his home for the event to make this evening extra special.
New Member Orientation Gina McBryan 2017-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gina McBryan on Feb 16, 2017
2017 marks 30 years of Women in Rotary and our club is celebrating in true Rotary fashion with a community service project that has Women Helping Women. Partnering with the Cayman Island Crisis Centre we are asking professional women within Rotary and the general community to spring clean and donate any gently used garments no longer used or wanted. Donations of professional work attire, handbags, shoes, accessories are all welcomed.

Then on Monday, March 6 Rotarian Women will be putting on a fashion show for the women of the CICC from the donations. Providing dress tips, make up suggestions and positive encouragement. All donations will help support the women in their career endeavours. 

Help support this project by dropping off donations directly to Estella's Place (2nd floor) in Crown Square on Eastern Avenue Monday - Friday 9:30-5:30pm or at our Rotary Club meeting on Thursday's at 12:30-1:30pm at the Westin. All donations will be accepted up to Friday, March 3.
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Posted by Chris Bailey on Feb 08, 2017
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An annual charity fun bike challenge/race from one end of Grand Cayman to the other! Starting in West bay at 7am and finishing at Rum Point. The tour is back on for Sunday April 2 2017. Registration is now available... Cost is CI$35/individual or CI$120/team of 4 people.
 
Click here to register and find more details... https://www.caymanactive.com/pedal
 
The race is in 4 stages so team racers share in the victory
Stage 1
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stage 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stage 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stage 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This year we have a limited number of very special Rotary cycling jerseys available for this years event. Cost is CI$65 contact me directly if interested. (Rotary is our chosen charity that helps numerous projects on island).
 
All proceeds from this event will go to Rotary to sponsor charitable projects and community events supported by the club. For updated details visit the Facebook page Pedal 2 The Point and click like to receive post updates.
Pedal 2 The Point 2017 Chris Bailey 2017-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman would like to thank our very generous contributors who made our 51st Annual Senior Citizens Boxing Day Lunch a huge success. It was truly amazing to partner with all these vendors and The First Baptist Church for once again providing the venue for this annual event.
 
 
 
 
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Boxing Day, December 26th, 2016

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman (RCGC) invites all senior citizens to attend their Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch / Party on Boxing Day, December 26, 2016. The event will run from in the afternoon from 11:30am to 3pm at the First Baptist Church Hall on Grand Cayman (opposite the Lions Center).

There will be lots of food, entertainment, prizes, and gift bags for the senior citizens in attendance.

Transportation will be provided by bus from the districts of North Side, East End, Bodden Town, and West Bay. There will be no bus transportation from George Town, but family members and friends are encouraged to bring the senior citizens and also to collect them from the event.

The bus schedule will be posted once confirmed.

Senior Citizens Boxing Day Lunch! Brad Watts 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gina McBryan on Nov 13, 2016
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For the past few years, Rotarians have been giving the gift of joy to the students of the Lighthouse School. Our club hosts a family fun day at the Dart Community Park with snow cones, cotton candy, balloon art, face painting and a special visit from Santa himself bringing gifts for all the children. It is truly a magical event, one the children look forward to, and so do we. This year the event is taking place on Saturday, December 10 from 10am-noon. Rotarians are encouraged to volunteer to help set up the magic and experience the joy on the children's faces first hand. This year we will have additional help from our Interact and Rotaract clubs. For more information contact Rotarian Gina.
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Join us on Thursday, November 17 at 6:45pm as we welcome in the Christmas season with our 51st Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This family event in Heroes Square brings forth the magic of Christmas.
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Posted on Oct 16, 2016
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Have a Heart Cayman facilitates life-saving cardiac procedures for children in a state of the art, world class hospital in the Cayman Islands. We are committed to saving children’s lives throughout the Caribbean and around the world, regardless of social or socioeconomic status, race, sex or religion.

Every cent raised by Have a Heart Cayman goes directly to the delivery of health care for children. Without this support they would be unlikely to access the cardiac procedures they need to survive. No funds are diverted to administration or overhead. This is the cornerstone of our organization.

Have a Heart Cayman partners with local and international organizations to subsidize and provide life-saving heart surgeries to children from the Caribbean and around the world based on financial need.

Have a Heart Cayman is a Registered Non-Profit Organization in the Cayman Islands.

Support our marathon runners with a donation to MM4HH.com or donate directly to Have a Heart Foundation...every dollar helps save a child's life.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2016
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman will once again host a VIP premier showing of the new Star Wars movie release of Rogue One in Thursday, December 15 2016. This epic event draws a full theatre so get your tickets and costumes ready as it will gain you early access to seating.
 
Tickets are on sale now and going fast. Be one of the first to secure your ticket at CI$40, (Includes reception drink - plus soft drink and popcorn - there is also an additional cash bar). Event starts at 7pm for reception drinks and Movie starts at 7:30pm. Book your tickets by emailing Rob.Martin@fountainhead.ky. Visit our dedicated Facebook page here for more details and how to reserve your tickets.
 
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Posted by Gina McBryan on Sep 08, 2016
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We are proud to be sponsoring the first community based Interact Club in Grand Cayman on Saturday, October 15. This fun and energetic club is geared to teens 14 - 18 years of age who want the opportunity to make new friends, have fun and bring positive change to Grand Cayman.Members of this club will have the opportunity to lead this club the way they want to through fun activities, new friends and leadership activities geared for teens. For more details on this dynamic youth club visit their website www.ICGC.ky or Facebook page 
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Posted by Chris Bailey on Sep 08, 2016
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We are putting the FUN back in fundraising with this epic tournament, the first ever Human Foosball competition in Cayman. A total of 16 teams will battle it out in 12 minute games for one team to emerge as the victor. Who will walk away with the winner's trophy and go down in history as the first human foosball champions. An even not to be missed so make sure you come early to the Crescent at Camana Bay on Saturday, September 24 from 2pm to 6pm.
 
There will be food and drink specials will be provided by Brooklyn and Waterfront restaurants as well as other raffle prizes. All proceeds from this event will go toward community projects supported by Rotary Grand Cayman. 
 
For more details visit our Facebook event by clicking here
Human Foosball Tournament Chris Bailey 2016-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2016
New members are encouraged to attend this informative, fun and social evening as one way to be welcomed to our club and learn more about our signature projects and events. Prospective members are also encouraged to attend as a way to get to know other club members and ask questions about Rotary. Wine and nibbles are provided for all in attendance on Thursday, October 13. Limited space is available so make sure to register early. Confirm with Membership Director Alan for venue details.
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Rotary Film Festival 8th Jan buy your tickets now!!! CBailey 2015-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Oct 13, 2014

Can you challenge yourself or get a team together to take on the pedal 2 the point? On the 22nd November there is a 75km fun challenge from the Turtle Farm in West Bay all the way to Rum point. Amazing Medals for those that finish and prizes for First Male, First Female and First relay team to the Point! Plus special prize for the most sponsorship raised by an individual or team.  Sponsored by Silver Wheaton all entrance fee's go to Rotary and the Six 4 Hospice campaign. Red Sail also providing a party at the point with Ferries back to Safe Haven! Its a great day out for all in support of an amazing cause. 

check out the web page: www.pedalcayman.ky
Or Facebook search Pedal 2 the Point https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pedal-2-The-Point/855341124485077?ref=br_tf 
Register on Cayman Active: http://www.caymanactive.com/events/item/62-pedal-to-the-point

 

We can all make a difference so please sign up and support! If you can't take part we need volunteers and Marshals on the day please contact Dir Chris Bailey 916 8277 for more details.

 

Many Thanks

Chris Bailey

Pedal to the Point to raise funds for Six 4 Hospice! We need you! Chris Bailey 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Chris Bailey on Jun 30, 2014
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A wonderful afternoon was spent at Grand Old House enjoying the best of fellowship. The event marked the end of Presidents Stephanie's wonderful successful year and Mark the Year of President Brian. Who promised to turn the club green to reflect his Irish roots!

Recognition was given to various Rotarians for their service throughout the year but special mention goes to Rotarian, now Director, Rob Martin for receiving the "Rookie" of the year award. PP Alan Roffey was a clear favorite to receive the Rotarian of the year award and the crowd was not disappointed. PP Alan did a remarkable job organizing a hugely successful Rotary District conference which is going to be a hard act to follow when we light up Jamaica next year! 

The 2014/15 board was introduced and the drinks did flow. It only goes to demonstrate what a wonderful Rotary family we have. Enjoy the pics :)

A happy new Rotary year to all! Chris Bailey 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Changeover this Sunday (29th June) at Grand Old House Chris Bailey 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
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Derek Haines successfully finished the first of his six marathons this year on Sunday as he bids to raise $1 million to build a new facility for Cayman HospiceCare.

Derek’s first run took place at the Paris marathon and he completed the 26.2 mile course in 4 hours, 3 minutes, 33 seconds. Support Derek by visiting www.six4hospice.com – London is next up this weekend!!!! Good Luck!!!

Derek Finishes the first of Six!!! Chris Bailey 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
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YOUR HELP allows us to  continue to support the following projects and others in Cayman and Internationally: Christmas Tree Lighting, Cayman Hurricane Fund, Guatemala Literacy project, Cayman Islands Crisis Center, John Gray School CCTV, Bridge Foundation, Hurricane Relief Philippines, Yarnell Water project, Roteract Club, CI Community Collage, East End Primary School, CINSA, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Lighthouse School, CCMI, Hospice Care, Bosnia Grant, Early Intervention Program, Polio Plus, Savannah Primary, St Ignatius, Senior Citizens Dinner.

The Bull is Back!!!! Save The Date May 24th Festival Green Camana Bay!! Chris Bailey 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Mar 11, 2014
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The Derek Haines 6 Marathon Challenge had a reception hosted by Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kirkpatrick last night. As ever our hugely popular Rotarian had a great turn out showing a great start to the support he needs. Derek’s goal is to raise $1million and he will need all our support to get there.

            BUILD A HOSPICE

Derek is running over 156 miles of marathons in just 8 months at 65 years young. He's doing this to inspire you to help him raise $1million for Cayman HospiceCare. Get inspired and get involved,

Please, please visit:

www.six4hospice.com

Six4Hospice - spread the word! Chris Bailey 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Its here and we have entered a team but we need your help to ensure we win!!!!

First build is tonight! - The construction of our Bed for the Bed Race starts this evening (Thursday 6th March) at 6PM. Please join us at Camana Bay, the empty unit next to Audi. 

We hope to complete the axles, wheels and frame.

Thanks and feel free to call me on 916 8076 if you have any questions or need more information.

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Posted by Chris Bailey on Feb 25, 2014
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We are very up and down but consistently donating money to the "End Polio Now campaign". Here is how we are doing!

This Close! Chris Bailey 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Feb 23, 2014
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Our championship softball team! Great effort from coach Marcus and the team who helped us beat Sunrise!

Softball Success! Chris Bailey 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Feb 05, 2014
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Our intrepid travellers have made it to Guatemala and are starting to share a few Pictures with us. Do check in with facebook to see their progress! Click Here

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Mr. Haines is embarking on his most demanding year ever with six 26.1 mile runs spread between Cayman, America, Asia and Europe.  

He already has about a third of that sum pledged and is confident that by the end of the year, when he completes the series with the Cayman Islands Marathon on Dec. 7, that magic figure will be achieved.  Motivation to complete all these arduous runs will not be a problem because the celebrated fund-raiser has already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various worthy Cayman Islands causes.  Under the patronage of Governor Helen Kilpatrick, Mr. Haines accepted the challenge to raise funds for a new purpose-built hospice building that will include a new inpatient care unit. The governor has also agreed to host a reception at her residence in March to officially launch the appeal. Mr. Haines’s first challenge will be the Paris marathon on Apr. 6, swiftly followed by the London marathon a week later. “I’m a bit worried about doing them back to back but I’m sure I’ll find a way,” he said.  

Mr. Haines has also applied to enter the New York marathon, is considering Chicago and is hoping that his daughter Lizzy can join him on another one in the Pacific basin in late June. Then it’s a well-earned rest, recharging of batteries and cranking up again for the Cayman marathon, which he usually runs in just over four hours.  

All travel costs and registration fees will be self-funded by Mr. Haines and the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman is donating $2,800 to the British Hospice Society to guarantee his entry into the London race. 

Rotary Club treasurer Chris Johnson is opening a dedicated bank account to accommodate donations towards the appeal.  

He said, “Every dollar that is donated to this appeal will be used for completing this new hospice facility. There will be no administrative costs or other expenses paid from it and I think this is very important for donors to understand.”  Please help in any way you can to assist “our” Derek in raising the required funds! 

Haines targets $1M from six marathons Charity fund-raising champion Derek Haines aims to raise $1 million from six marathon runs this year. Chris Bailey 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Jan 29, 2014
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A number of Rotarians including President Stephanie, Directors Chris and Graham and Joey Hew, MLA, were spotted giving their all doing the stride against cancer, some of them even ran it! 10k ouch! Congrats to all, a fab turn out, over 1600 people supporting a great cause. 

Service above self! Chris Bailey 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Jan 29, 2014
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Excellent board meeting with President Stephanie and the Rotary Club of Grant Cayman, followed by a wonderful official club visit combined with our Charter Night celebration. Honoured to present my remarks in the context of the Grand Cayman Club's 48th birthday! The evening included the induction of the club's newest Rotarian and the presentation of a Major Donor Paul Harris Fellow to PAG Joey on behalf of Cynthia and himself. The club is very well balanced with members ranging from the "well-seasoned" to the relatively youthful and is doing great projects such as supporting the Frances Bodden's Girls Home which the club built in he eighties. Great to be able to spend time with my home club again marking my 77th Official visit with only 7 more to go starting in BVI next and then finally onto TCI. As they say, there's no place like home but this year home has been the 10 countries, 16 islands and 84 clubs that make up our tremendous district!

Kind words From the DG and a Fab Charter night Chris Bailey 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Jan 22, 2014

To all friends and visiting Rotarians tonight (23/1/14) is our club "Charter Night" and in lou of our regular meeting we are having a dinner at Luca.

Should you wish to join us please email our fellowship director Brad Watts (bhwatts200@gmail.com) and he will let you know if it is possible for you to attend.  

Thank You! 

Tonight is our club charter night - so no lunchtime meeting! Chris Bailey 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Jan 13, 2014
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Through the efforts of a very own superman Derek Haines, our club was able to present the feed our future Charity a cheque for $37,132 an amazing achievement. Thanks to all who helped Derek reach this amazing amount!
Feed our Future gets a boost from Derek! Chris Bailey 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Jan 13, 2014
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The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman is delighted to induct Honoree Rotarians, Her Excellency The Governor Helen Kilpatrick and Ms Stacey VanDevelde Chair of Feed Our Future. Both are leaders in our community and were chosen as honoree members as we believe they exemplify the virtues of our club and can promote our message through their endeavors, which reflect - Service above self. 
Congratulation both and welcome to our club!
New Honoree Rotarians! Chris Bailey 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Christmas Giving in aid of the Lighthouse School! Chris Bailey 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Dec 05, 2013

Here's a wonderful way to support Rotary! Vote early and often to help Rotary win up to 10 million United Airlines travel miles! It won't cost you a penny - and the miles will be used to help numerous Rotary projects.

 

All you have to do is go to http://10millioncharitymiles.com and vote for Rotary International. You can vote every day until December 25th. Rotary is neck and neck with the Shriners - your vote may just make the difference!

 

In the past Charity Miles have provided transportation for Rotary International's Gift of Life surgical teams. Teams have traveled to Haiti and El Salvador, where volunteer doctors and nurses from the United States performed life-saving heart surgery on many children and provided important training for local doctors. Charity Miles have also helped Rotary International transport Iraqi children with birth defects to U.S. hospitals for treatments they cannot receive at home.

 

Charity Miles are also used to send volunteers to help immunize children during National Immunization Days. And, Charity Miles provide airfare for financially disadvantaged Rotary youth exchange students so they may live and study overseas for one school year, enabling 8,000 secondary school students to study abroad in 80 countries around the world.

 

And don't just vote yourself! Share this message with your network of friends. If you are a Facebooker, a Twitterer or a Texter - get cracking 
10 million mile giveaway! Chris Bailey 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Dec 04, 2013
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We are so excited to be organizing a Rotary Christmas Giving event for the Lighthouse School at the Dark Part, South Sound, December 21, 2013 at 10:00am to 12:00pm.  

Here is where we need your Rotary Spirit : We are asking each Rotarian to bring a gift for a student on Thursday, December 12 or Thursday, December 19 valuing $25 or more and Betty and myself will store the gifts. Please see the list attached to this RotaryCay and your clubrunner email for the name of your student including sex, age and gift idea.

Furthermore, we will need your financial contributions at the luncheon raffle Thursday, December 12th as we are hoping to raise enough money to pay for the food and entertainment at this exciting event!

Finally, we are looking forward to you supporting this Christmas Giving on Saturday, December 21 by greeting and socializing with the Lighthouse School Family.  

YIR, Katherine and Betty Rotary Club of Grand Cayman

Christmas Giving in aid of the Lighthouse School Chris Bailey 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Dec 03, 2013
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Two Rotary Boats this year, great support great turnout and a great result! Well done and thanks to all who took part and helped the builds!

Parade of Lights! Chris Bailey 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Dec 03, 2013
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Another stella performance from our resident iron man PP Derek Haines, his agent was quoted saying:  “He was delighted to have finished the marathon in 4.18.26. A tad slower than the sub 4 hours he hoped for but severe cramp hit at 22 miles so it took him  56 minutes to get home from there.”

Derek praised the supported and 'encouragement' he received during  the last 5 miles by PP / Treasurer Chris and Rotarian Rob who encouraged him to  carry a Rotary banner to the finish line.

The pledged funds for Feed our Future are rolling in and we ought to surpass our target of CI$30K when all collected.

If you have made a pledge, or indeed wish to do so, I will be grateful if you can let me have the funds at Rotary this Thursday or in the near future. Cheques can be made to the RCGC please. 

Amazing Derek Well Done!

Derek Does it again! Chris Bailey 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Nov 20, 2013

 

 

  • Saturday, November 30th   Christmas tree Lighting Set up
  • Monday, December 2nd    Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Saturday, December 7th  Parade of lights
  • Thursday, December 19th     Family of Rotary Christmas Luncheon
  • Thursday December 26th    Senior Citizens Christmas lunch


All events require Rotarian support please let the various organising committees know your intent to help. 

Thanks

Important Christmas dates for the diary Chris Bailey 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Let Rotary turn you on this Christmas! Chris Bailey 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Nov 13, 2013
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On Saturday Rotarians were out in good form carrying out community work in Bodden Town. We had around 9 Rotarians and some of their family members painting a section of the property. We also tidied up the grounds and spread sand in preparation for upcoming events at the area. Rotarians were also provided with a tour of this unique cultural property. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Community Service Chris Bailey 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Nov 13, 2013
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Several Rotarians were in Jamaica last week and have termed it an impromptu fellowship event! 

Impromptu fellowship in Jamaica Chris Bailey 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Nov 13, 2013
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Following a fundraising campaign started in PP Eric's year. The foetal monitors were successfully presented to the George Town Hospital and are in full use already. 

Rotary Donate Foetal Monitors to the Hospital Chris Bailey 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
This weeks meeting (14th Nov) Will be at the Wharf Chris Bailey 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Nov 07, 2013

It's November and that means Foundation Month has started!

This month, we would like to focus on the Endowment Fund in particular (formerly the Permanent Fund) and how we can support it for future generations to benefit from the great work we do through Our Foundation. The Endowment Fund is supported in a number of ways including outright donations currently as we do with the Annual Fund, but the most common way to support it is through two vehicles; becoming either a Benefactor (committing $1000 in your will to the Endowment Fund) or a Bequest Society member (committing $10,000 in your will to the Endowment Fund).

Forms for both are attached for your consideration and also a flyer on the upcoming Million Dollar Dinner taking place next February in Florida. DG Jeremy has set a goal for D7020 to raise $200,000 from our district primarily through new commitments to the Bequest Society and we are already off to a good start with several new commitments made even before this communication so I suspect we will easily achieve this goal.

If it possible for you to consider joining the Bequest Society, you can join RI President Ron Burton at the Million Dollar Dinner in Sarasota Florida next February (for more, go to http://www.rotaryzone34milliondollardinner.org/) AND a special Major Donor event to be help during our upcoming District Conference in Cayman next May which will be hosted by DG Jeremy.

I would also like to take this opportunity to stress the importance of getting any commitments to the Annual Programs Fund or Polio Plus into the Foundation and this is the perfect month to do it if you haven't already. DG Jeremy also has the ambition to make sure that 100% of the clubs in our district give something to the Foundation this Rotary year. We have not done this before but surely we can get it done this year. Remember that on average, as a district we get back 10 times in project funding from that Foundation than we donate each year. It is only right that we all support such a great benefactor with some level of contribution, no matter how small, is it not?

Have a great Foundation Month and remember that it is your financial support that allows Our Foundation to keep Doing Good in the World.
November is Foundation Month Chris Bailey 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Nov 06, 2013
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For those not at the meeting here is where we are at and we have a big push on! 

End Polio Now! Chris Bailey 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Nov 06, 2013
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If you haven’t heard there is a raft up!!!! 24th November see Brad for details!

RAFT UP!!!! Chris Bailey 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Nov 06, 2013
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The House finished on Saturday 2 November  with around 1000 people going through the doors! Final amount raised to be confirmed but a conservative estimate is around $10,000. A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this a success.

Haunted house closes its doors Chris Bailey 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Country Night - at Surfside this Saturday 12th October!!!! Come on Down! Chris Bailey 2013-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Oct 09, 2013

We had queues down the street last year over 1000 people went through the house over 3 nights! This year is even better even scarier and even bigger!!

Thank to the donation of an amazing space in Camana Bay the house will go ahead on Halloween night 31st October and continue for 2 further nights until Saturday 2nd November. Entrance is ci$10 please start spreading the word.

With an event this size we need volunteers in the following areas:

House Build

House scarer's (Zombies, ghost, ghouls and anything else you can think of!)

Front of house operations

We cannot do this without volunteers so please please ask around and lend your support :) Its the most fun to be had on Halloween! 

House of Horror 2013 from CML TV on Vimeo.

Haunted House is back!! Chris Bailey 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Oct 09, 2013

 

 

President Stephanie ,fellow Rotarians and guests, we are concluding  an initiative of  the club’s New Generations Committee which sought to publicly recognize three young persons who exemplify Service Above Self, show leadership qualities or have excelled at conflict resolution. This initiative is in keeping with the objectives of our previous District governor for club excellence 2012-2013.To commence the programme we published a set of criteria adopted from the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, Jamaica .


 

Honouring Young Caymanians Initiative Chris Bailey 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Oct 09, 2013

Last weeks meeting had a change of venue and menu in what was a packed house at Karma. The Lionfish and chips were excellent and the staff catered for us well. 

Rotary take over Karma Chris Bailey 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Oct 09, 2013

Another year and the tradition of gathering at the Fosters residence in Cayman Kai lives on.... Mucho's beverages and food were consumed, cigars broke out as did dancing and singing well into the evening. A superb fellowship event thank you to all who attended. 

BBQ at the Foster residence Chris Bailey 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Oct 09, 2013

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU - its over, the last sale was held this past Saturday and Director Tim would like to say a huge thank you to all who turned up week in week out to do their bit to raise funds and sell the furniture! The total amount raised is significant and Director Tim will provide a further update. David Kirkcaldy and MASSIVE your generosity in providing the box truck and driver every week was a god send, again to the Saturday morning regulars and the fellowship committee for ensuring all were well provider for thank you does not cover it. 

Kind regards,

Tim

Marriott fund Raising Chris Bailey 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Jul 31, 2013
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There is a new Sargent in town for the Rotary year 2013/14 in the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. Some say he speaks with a strange acent. Some say he is better looking than the rat. All we do know is that he is from Texas and has a dislike for anything French J

Its Official!!! Texas is bigger than France! Chris Bailey 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Jul 17, 2013

Yes its a boy!! 

Congratulations to President Stephanie and family on the safe arrival of Tai Anthony Ian Wight weighing in at 8lb 6oz. He has already made his first public appearances and is winning the hearts of the Cayman people. Sources close to the family said they were thrilled and are expecting great things from the future District Govenor.  

Congratulations president Stephanie! Chris Bailey 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Bailey on Jul 17, 2013

The Cayman Islands squash team selected to represent Cayman at the Island Games in Bermuda this week got a much needed boost to its funds thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.  Chris Bailey, one of the directors of the rotary club and board member of the South Sound squash club, is pictured presenting the $2000 cheque to Janet Sairsingh director of CINSA and organiser of the Island Games team. The team has good chances of bringing home some medals and will be strongly supported by all at SSSC and Rotary.

The individuals representing Cayman had to raise over $15,000 in funds to pay for flights, accomodation and training which they did with the support of the other junior members of the SSSC. Just as we were going to press we were informed that the squash team has won at least 3 Gold medals!!! Congratulations team Cayman!

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Rotary support The Island Games Squash Team! Chris Bailey 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Betty Baraud

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http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Events/EvpEventDetails.aspx?accountid=1532&eid=dc931ab8-cd8e-4384-8439-354e11a9c7ed&tid=1

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Camelot 2012 Katherine Tathum 0
Facebook page - New! Nicole Wild 0
Posted by Derek Haines
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Four Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman will be traveling to Guatemala in February where they will join with the Cooperative for Education (CoEd) and Rotarians from the USA and Canada to deliver books to secondary schools and open computer centers.

Guatemala Delivery Tour Derek Haines 0
Rotary/UCCI Observatory project William Hrudey 0
The Rotary Foundation Justin Bodden 0
Vocational Service II Jonathan Nicholson 0
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Posted by Jonathan Nicholson
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...is awarded the History of the Month for November, 2008 by the Rotary Global History Fellowship.
Our Club's History... Jonathan Nicholson 0
Posted by Derek Haines
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Three Rotarians from our club have just returned from Guatemala where they joined with the Cooperative for Education (CoEd) and other donors to deliver books to secondary schools and participated in the inauguration of two computer centres.

Guatemala Delivery Tour Derek Haines 0