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Grand Cayman Sunrise

"The Friendly Club"

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
The George Town Yacht Club
612 North Sound Road
George Town, Grand Cayman  KY1-1010
Cayman Islands
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Guests are always welcomed! Email rcgcsunrise@gmail.com to make arrangements. Come join us at the breakfast club!
 
2017-2018 Board and Directors
President
Deirdre McFarlane
 
President Elect
Jerrell Garner
 
1st Vice President
Pat Steward
 
2nd Vice President
Stacy Parke
 
Immediate Past President
Dawn Cummings
 
Secretary
Andrea Bryan
 
Treasurer
Trudy-Ann Scott
 
Director - Membership
Hazel Brown
 
Director - Communication
Faye Lippitt
 
Director - Club Administration
Chris Anco
 
Director - Youth Service
Jerrell Garner
 
Director - Literacy
Matthew Seales
 
Co-Directors - Community Service
Karelle DaCosta
Jacqueline Golding-McDonald
 
Director - International Service
Ulrich Ecke
 
Co-Directors Fundraising
Alison Shirlaw
Andrea Whittaker
 
Co-Chairs - Fellowship
Ivana Faltysova
Nanalie Cover
 
Well-being Officer
Enoka Richens
 
Sergeant At Arms
Jonathan Adam
 
Rotary Foundation/Grants Chair
Christine Mathews
 
Disaster Recovery Chair
Barbara Anley
 
Upcoming Events
 
Sunrise Gives to Stingray Club
          Cayman Sunrise Gives to
          Stingray Swim Club
 
 
 
Co-Director of Community Service Jacqueline Golding-McDonald presented a cheque to the Stingray Swim Club (SSC) for $550 to aide in the development of a Bucket System. This System will add to the development of the various swim programs at SSC. SSC was established in 1996 and has the most extensive membership of any swim club and supports both the Government Learn to Swim, the High School Development Group and the Special Olympic Team swimmers (Lighthouse School Students) as well as granting discretionary memberships to those that are unable to afford to contribute to the membership fees.  
 
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Sunrise Celebrates with Island Luminary
 
         Sunrise Celebrates at
      Pines Retirement Home
 
  
Fourteen Sunrise Rotarians celebrate with Miss Olive
   When members of Rotary Sunrise and their little colleagues from Georgetown’s Early Actors arrived November 18th to sing carols and celebrate November birthdays at the Pines Retirement Home, they didn’t know that they would be celebrating royalty. For many Caymanians, they understand just who that royalty might be.
   Miss Olive Miller MBE, fondly known as Miss Olive turned 96 and it was more than a birthday to remember  - it was a life of accomplishments. Miss Olive co-founded The Pines Retirement Home, the Cayman Islands High School, the National Council of Volunteer Organizations, and the Pink Ladies volunteer Corps. She is the only living Cayman recipient of Women of History, and has a Golden Apple Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to education.
   As with all Rotary, Rotaractor and Earlyactor Clubs on the island, Rotary Sunrise reaches out to many Community organizations. It is part of our mandate. Often the outreach has tremendous rewards. Helping celebrate Miss Olive’s birthday is surely one to remember.

 
 
Cayman Sunrise Donates $5000 to Drug Court
Pictured here with President Deirdre McFarlane (R) is Psychotherapist Sutton Burke (L). at our regular meeting on October 4th, Cayman Sunrise donated $5000 C.I. towards Cayman Islands Drug Court, through Infinite Mindcare. Sutton Burke is the Clinical Director of the program that provides counseling for children, adolescents, and adults with a multitude of emotional, behavioral and social concerns.  
 
Cayman Sunrise Visit's Guaruma
       Cayman Sunrise Guaruma
              Medical Mission
 
  
          Some of our Doctors and volunteers at Guaruma
 
This year our doctors and nurses provided 302 patient examinations within the communities of Las Mangas and El Pital.  Twenty four suitcases of clothing donations were distributed to the members of these two communities.  We had the opportunity to meet doctors Melvin and Ana who have recently returned from pursuing medical degrees in Tegucigalpa.  The doctors, a husband and wife team originally from Las Mangas, participated in this year’s mission with a view to familiarize themselves with the patients and will now be able to provide basic followup care rather than having the Guaruma staff following up with doctors based in La Ceiba.  With the help of Drs. Melvin and Ana and assistance from the specialist doctors provided by Rotary Sunrise, the communities within the Congrejal Watershed can now count on continued and consistent medical care.
 
As has been our usual schedule, we arrived on Friday (much later than anticipated thanks to flight delays due to Hurricane Irma), and held all day clinics on Saturday in Las Mangas and Sunday in El Pital.  Jimmy Andino, Guaruma Treasurer, joined us for the weekend from Tegucigalpa in order that we could review educational and medical funding requirements for next year and to discuss the roles Drs. Melvin & Ana could play in providing assistance to the members of the Guaruma families.   For the first time our group organized a sightseeing trip of La Ceiba on Monday morning before our journey to the airport for our return flight home.   We did our best to support the local economy by snapping up a number of locally made souvenirs.
 
All in all, another successful medical/donations/meetings trip to Honduras made possible by Rotary Sunrise.
 
 
 
Girls Night Out
Sunrise Celebrates Girls Night Out
  
Rotary's first Girls’ Night in with the beautiful
young ladies at the Frances Bodden Girls home was hittttt. The girls were very
receptive and engaging about our Topic of “Attire and Speech”. Rotarians and
Rotaractors in attendance was dressed for various occasions such as, interview,
work, church, cocktail, brunch, causal and beach wear. The ladies were
encouraged, to know what fits their bodies and the type of occasion they will
be attending. We also touched briefly on both the verbal and non-verbal aspects
of communication. Of course, we touched on social media  since it is a crucial part of what we communicate about ourselves and the fact that if you don’t want your mom or Grandma to see that picture it really should not be out
there on the internet.
 
Both the staff and girls were thankful and we wrapped up the evening with some desserts and laughs.
 
Sunrise Donates $5000 to Literacy
          Sunrise Donates $5000 
                    To Literacy
  
Literacy Director Matthew Seales presents a cheque for $5000 to Executive Director Marilyn Connoly of LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) 
In continuation of their support to LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone) the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Sunrise donated 5,000 KYD to continue supporting their reading programs in schools, early intervention programs and the admin fees.
 
Life was created by the Rotary Club Of grand cayman, Sunrise when it took its own "life" of its own and is now separately managed, it has its own board of directors and executive Programs director, Marilyn Connolly. Marilyn was present at the meeting to receive the check and she had a few words to encourage our members to attend the reading programs in the schools and thanked the members for their continued support.
 
The Literacy committee has scrabble scrum upcoming and the butterfly story book competition which had to be postponed due to the hurricane Irma affecting many of the clubs in our district.
 
Safe Driving Program Launched
      Rotary Sunrise Helps Launch 
          Road Safety Campaign
  
Sunrise Rotarian Dr. John Lee was on hand with Khalesiah Barboram (Rotary Central) and Inspector Ian Yearwood of RCIP to help launch Cayman's new Share The Road safety campaign. Cayman Sunrise is a major contributor to the campaign.
 
Rotary Sunrise New President Elect
Cayman Sunrise New President Elect
              Jerrell Garner
     
At their regular meeting July 26, The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise chose Jerrell Garner for their President Elect. He has these words to share:
I would like to say I am humbled and honored  as the newly elected President elect . My heart is in serving others above self, this has been my motto long before I ever joined Rotary. Anyone who knows me will say that about me. In my year I want  to do more serving our brothers and sisters on our island as well continue to serve abroad in our other projects. My heart is with our youth they are our future. 
 
7020 District Governor Dr. Robert Leger visits Caymans
   
Pictured here from left Assistant Governor A.L. Thompson, Community Service Director Karelle DaCosta, D.G. Dr. Robert Leger, Rosa Leger, President Deirdre McFarlane and Communications Director Faye Lippitt at their Spotts Newlands Community Park, Grand Cayman project.
In a whirlwind tour from July 19 to 22nd, 7020 District Governor Dr. Leger and his wife Rosa, who hail from Haiti, visited the Cayman Islands on a tour of projects that our four Rotary groups have done over the years. Starting in Cayman Brac, the governor visited more than a dozen Rotary projects, and attended various breakfast, lunch, cocktail parties and dinners in his honour.
 
Raffle winners
 
 
Su Tummala was all smiles when she picked up her new 2017 Audi Tuesday June 27th at Arch Automotive's Audi store in Camana Bay. Pictured here are (L to R)  Ranfor Welcome, 2nd place winner of Delta's flight anywhere they fly in continental U.S., Past President Tony Catalanotto, winner Su Tummala, Rotary Sunrise President Deidre McFarlane, Rotary Past President Dawn Cummings, Kara Phillips who is 3rd place winner of $1000 in Rubis gas from sponsors Walker's Road, Eastern Avenue and Savannah Rubis. 
 
Rotary Sunrise Gives $30,000 to SNAP
    President Dawn Cummings presents $30,000 cheque
         to SNAP representative, Michael Myles
 

After four years of planning, SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) was finally launched June 20th. Hope Academy provided the space for the nine day training. Trainers Matt Bury and Desiree Phillips from Canada came to train the trainers here in Cayman. Teacher Judith Seymour thanked Cayman Sunrise, who gave them a $30,000 U.S. grant for the project, and said that without Rotary Sunrise the training would never had happened. 

SNAP is an early intervention study that is an evidence based method for crime prevention among youth under twelve years and their families. The successful program has been in Canada for twenty-five years.

 
 
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