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Welcome to Rotary Sunrise!

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
 
August Is Membership Month
    August Is Membership Month
Copy/Paste & See Why We Belong!
  
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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.
 
Share The Road Campaign Launched
  Rotary Sunrise Donates
$20,000 Toward Safe Driving
   In Cayman Islands  
Pictured here (from Left) Head of the Governor’s Office, Matthew Forbes, Hon. Joseph Hew, Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, Deputy Commissioner Kurt Walton of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service,Traffic Inspector Ian Yearwood, Past President of Rotary Sunrise, Dawn Cummings.
 
Rotary Sunrise, along with our fellow Rotary Clubs on Island launched their Share The Road campaign with the help of Tower Marketing. Past President Dawn Cummings and President Deirdre McFarlane joined with RCIPS and Government officials last week to launch the campaign.
 
 
Changeover Night
Assistant District Governor A.L.Thompson pins new President Deirdre McFarlane as Rotary Sunrise and friends celebrate their new Board and new 2017-2018 year in style at Pappagallos Restaurant.
 
 
 
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.

 
Charter Night 2017
         Charter Night 2017
More than sixty Rotarians and guests charged the beach at Rum Point to celebrate Rotary Sunrise's fifteenth anniversary of its charter. They came by land, and by sea and dined on fine barbecue fare.
 
They Came They Stomped They Tasted
 
The second annual grape stomp, hosted by DMS Broadcasting and Tortuga Rum Company had teams stomping for their favourite charity. Spectators, family and friends were there to support their teams.
 
 Rotary Sunrise once again made it almost to the finals, but unfortunately were beaten out by team Raisin' Hell, who were also stomping for Feed Our Future! 
 
Best news: our charity will still receive much needed funding.
 
 
 
They Walked in her Shoes
On Wednesday 8th March, the Cayman Islands Crisis Center held its fundraising event, "A Walk in Her Shoes". Rotary Sunrise put forward a wonderful team of men to raise money and walk for this worthy organization's fundraiser. CICC reports that around 75 men gave memorable moments of laughter to a crowd of over five hundred at Camana Bay. Some of our fine gentlemen who walked are pictured here. More importantly, our guys raised over $2,000 towards this cause. Add this to the $25,000 cheque Sunrise gave to the Crisis Center on March 8th, towards Protection Order Enforcement for women. 
Livia Siqueira Lopes from the Crisis Center accepts a cheque for $25,000 from Director Stacy Parke

 
 
 
Hurricane Matthew Arrives. Water Filters Save Lives
      Hurricane Matthew Arrives
       Water Filters Save Lives
 
Our Rotary Club of Cayman Sunrise sent eleven Sawyer Water Filters to Haiti and they arrived in the nick of time. Hundreds of people, young and old will have access to clean drinking water after Hurricane Matthew has passed.
 
We received the following email, sent hours before their Internet failed as the storm approached:
 
Thank you and the members of your club for helping us provide clean water to ... 5 elementary schools, 4 orphanages and 2 old peoples’ homes. The participants were very appreciative and asked us to thank your club for having made this project possible. They were touched to have been chosen to receive the filter.
 
I hope this email can be sent since Hurricane Matthew has sent rain already and we are praying it will not hit too hard.
 
YIRS
Rosa-Maria Guzman
 
 
 
Newest Rotarians Answer "Why?"
Newest Rotarians Answer "Why?"
 
 
 
 
 
 
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