April 27th, 2016
Volume 9, Number 40

Editor: Faye Lippitt
2015-16 Sunrise Board
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Director - Membership
Director - Communication
Chair - Club Administration
Director - Youth Service
Chair - Fellowship
Director - Literacy
Director - Community Service
Director - Community Service
Director - International Service
Well-Being Officer
Chair - Grants
Chair - TRF
Disaster Recovery

Member April Birthday
Lawson, Joanne
Apr 10

Steward, Pat
Apr 10

Moss, Joce
Apr 11

Gut, Irene
Apr 13

Melen, James
Apr 13

Cover, Nanalie
Apr 14

​​​​​​​Stoll, Ron
Apr 26

​​​​​​​Faltysova, Ivana
Apr 29

​​​​​​​Remizowski, Kim
Apr 30
Member Club Anniversary
Escalante, Renzo, 2 years
Apr 02 2014
Windhaber, Rachael, 2 years
Apr 02 2014
Cross, Howard, 8 years
Apr 09 2008
Remizowski, Kim, 13 years
Apr 09 2003
Brown, Hazel, 14 years
Apr 18 2002
Cummings, Dawn, 14 years
Apr 18 2002
Mathews, Geoff, 14 years
Apr 18 2002
Myles, Claude, 14 years
Apr 18 2002
Nunez, Jennison, 14 years
Apr 18 2002
Paterson, Margaret (Meg)
9 years
Apr 18 2007

​​​​​​​Whittaker, Lynne, 14 years
Apr 18 2002
McFarlane, Deirdre, 6 years
Apr 21 2010
Balderamos, Buffie, 7 years
Apr 29 2009
Steward, Pat, 8 years
Apr 30 2008
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Interviews with our Rotarians
By Faye Lippitt

All of the folks we sit with weekly have a story to tell, and it’s likely not going to be a story that will unfold in the 10 minute fellowship granted to us.  Interesting bits about our buddies here at Sunrise Rotary will be, from time to time, something that our newsletter is going to help reveal to you.  You’ll find our first interviews featuring Rotarian of the month Steven Sokohl.

Water and Sanitation Month
Water Woes When Water Goes
In the Cayman Islands we take fresh running water straight from the tap for granted. We assume we will all have working toilets in our homes. We are the lucky ones – even in developed countries such as the United States there are issues with water and sanitation – Flint, Michigan has been in the news recently. In many countries schools and healthcare facilities lack access to water and sanitation making basic hygiene impossible and increasing the likelihood of the spread of disease.
As we turn on our taps and flush our toilets here are a few facts to consider:
  • 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water.
  • 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet – more people have a mobile phone than a toilet.
  • Women and children spend 125 million hours a day collecting water.
  • Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water related disease.
These are sobering facts – please do your part to conserve water and support Rotary water projects around the globe.
Visit to see what projects need funding or sign up to donate to The Foundation and specify that your funds go directly to water related projects.

An Interview with PDG Bob Ketron 
Bob Ketron was recognized last month by Rotary Sunrise when we renewed his honorary membership. Bob is a frequent visitor to not only our club, but to all clubs – Rotary and Rotaract alike. We asked this dedicated Rotarian to give us some of his personal background for our newsletter this month.
Robert (Bob) G. Ketron, M.A., CFP
 I would define myself as a very dedicated Quaker, a fifth generation Californian (specifically, a San Franciscan!) with deep roots in the community, a solid and accomplished Eagle Scout with a diverse education and academic career followed by deep involvement in the financial services industry particularly on producing and marketing exceptional and creative financial products which ultimately led me to Cayman 35 years ago.  The range of interests that I am attracted to is eclectic, based on an inquiring mind and my belief in thinking outside the box.
PhD studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA Department of Geography
Business Experience:
Interact Group of Companies:  Investment Advisory, Commodities Trading, Property Development, Investment Syndication & Marketing, Cleveland OH; Novato & Sacramento CA; London England; San Jose, Costa Rica; Panama City Panama, Founder, CEO, President
Tri-Continental Properties, LLC. Incline Village, NV USA Founder, Executive Director
Regional Planning Council, Baltimore MD USA, Regional Transportation & Economic Planner
Housing & Urban Development Agency, Toledo OH USA, Urban Renewal Planner
Community Involvement:
Rotary International District Governor, Washington DC & Central Maryland
Member, three Rotary clubs in Beachwood OH and Baltimore MD and Honorary Member:  Rotary Clubs of Carroll Creek, Grand Cayman Sunrise, & Grand Cayman Central; Founder & Past President, Rotary Club of Woodlawn-Westview MD USA
Rotary International Task Forces & Committees:  Eye care, Avoidable blindness,  Rotaract
Volunteer, International Federation of Eye & Tissue Banks, sponsoring & funding cornea eye bank development in India, Turkey, Philippines, Bangladesh, & Pakistan
Development Coordinator, Global re-Vision, sponsoring primary eye care projects in Mexico, Guatemala & India
Peace initiatives for over 40 years as testimony to the principles of pacifism held by the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers
US Civil Rights Movement working for SCLC on economic discrimination evaluation, voter registration, and logistics planning projects
Election Judge, chief judge in Baltimore City for over 20 years
Earned Recognition:
Ministry & Council, Community Care & Clearness, Peace & Social Justice; Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Council of Governors, Rotary District 7620
President's Council, Rotary Club of Towsontowne MD USA
Certified Financial Planner (CFP) College for Financial Planning, Denver, CO

April 27 Duty Roster
Greeter - Anthony Lawson
Grace - Daniel Lee
4 Way Test - Tpony Catalanotto
Raffle - Christian Cartagena

Meeting Make-Up Information
    Make-ups: In addition to make-up opportunities at Rotary Sunrise, you can make up absences at another Club in Grand Cayman. The meeting times and places for the other Clubs are: 

   Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central:
   Meets Tuesdays 7:30pm at the GT Yacht Club Restaurant.
Rotaract Blue:
Wednesdays 6:00pm at Royal Palms Beach Club Restaurant
Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman: Thursdays 7:00am at Treats Cafe, West Shore Plaza
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman: Thursdays 12:15 for 12:30pm, The Westin hotel ballroom.
Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020: Online meetings anytime. Visit the new e-club platform at
If members are unable to make a regular weekly meeting or Rotary event, make-ups can be done online. The e-Club website is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You just need to spend a minimum of 30 minutes on the site and answer some questions to get the make up certificate.
   Traveling: If you are going to be traveling for an extended period of time (more than two weeks), be sure to let the Secretary know and remember to submit any make-ups you do in a timely manner.