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This week's raffle prize is a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne

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Every hero has an origin story.Desai's collection of badges on blazer

 “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

Growing up in Valsad, a city on the Arabian Sea in west-central India, Desai was also a fan of Dexter’s Laboratory, another animated TV show, this one about a boy scientist. “So I created my own lab in the corner of our living room in a TV cabinet. And I would always carry something called a ‘bag of ideas,’ where I would jot down different innovations of mine.”Photo of Desai’s eco-friendly-bricks

For instance, having learned about evaporation and condensation in school, he noticed the steam that escaped from the pressure cooker when his mother prepared dinner. He created a device to capture that steam, which would then return to its liquid state — water that could be used for gardening. “That was my first invention ever,” he says.

 

“There is nothing that is useless in this world,” Desai insists. “The concept of waste does not exist in nature. It’s human consumption that creates it, so it’s our responsibility to get rid of it. And in the process of converting trash into treasure, we can also generate a lot of employment.”

In the nearly two decades since his Captain Planet days — Desai turns 27 this month — he has come up with more inventions; built and lost a company; founded, with his wife, several women’s empowerment centers; and generally concocted ways to improve the lives of everyone in his very broadly defined community. Central to his success has been his involvement with Rotary, a relationship that was sparked by a family connection and nurtured by a year in the United States as a Rotary Youth Exchange student. Now, as a charter member of the Rotary Club of Vibrant Valsad, his life in Rotary has taken flight. For more...

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Member Birthdays
Barbara Anley
November 16
 
Steven Sokohl
November 18
 
 
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Happy Birthday Dean!
August 11th 2020
Board Members 2020-2021
 
President                                 Stacy Parke
 
President-Elect                          Robert Powell
 
Immediate Past President           Patricia Steward
 
Vice President (Admin)               Winston Connolly
 
Vice President (Projects)             David Reid
 
Secretary                                  Karelle DaCosta
 
Treasurer                                  Deirdre McFarlane
 
Asst. Treasurer                          Nanalie Cover
 
Sergeant-at-Arms                      Ian Comins
 
 
Directors
 
Membership                             Dawn Cummings
 
Club Administration                  Trecia Forbes
 
Literacy                                    Hendrik van Genderen
 
Community Service                   Ferlyn Heyne & Marlon Bodden
                                            
Fundraising                              Patriann Monteith & Oneil Malcolm
                                            
Public Relations                        Chris Hadome
 
International                            Delroy ‘Dr. Jeff’ Jefferson
 
Youth                                     David Reid
 
 
Chairs
 
Fellowship & Vocation              Andrea Whittaker  
 
Disaster Relief                          Barb Anley
 
Well-being                                Faye Lippett
 
Environmental Sustainability      Delloy Peharie
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Governor's Square Boardroom
Nov 02, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Weekly Meeting
Nov 04, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
 
Weekly Meeting
Nov 11, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
 
Rotary Thanksgiving
Nov 14, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Community Service Meeting
Nov 17, 2020
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Nov 17, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Weekly Meeting
Nov 18, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
 
Rotaract Mentoring & Fellowship evening
TBA
Nov 19, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Bonaventure - Boys Night Out at 6pm
Brooklyn Camana Bay
Nov 20, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Francis Bodden Girls Night In - at 6pm
112 Lottery Rd. Savannah
Nov 20, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Happy Birthday
Member Birthdays
Barbara Anley
November 16
 
Steven Sokohl
November 18
 
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We understand our Rotarians have small businesses or are stakeholders of one and during this challenging Pandemic where businesses are closed or crippled we are looking for ways of supporting each other.
We are building a list to let each other know how we are managing during this time, whether it's waiting for the restrictions to lift, or whether you can support a particular business.

Open - Online studies
Visit www.ucci.edu.ky
About: Always looking for guest lecturers, mentors, guest evaluators, and companies that need employee-training. Summer registration is happening now!
Contact PP JD for more information.

 


Open 8am-5pm
Tel: 769-1111 or www.driven.ky
About: Specializes in servicing luxury, European and Hybrid and Electric vehicles, all cars welcome.

Contact Rot David R. for more information.

 

Open: Open: Dining, pick up or delivery
Call: 946-7684 or order online www.singhsroti.ky
About: Donations daily to Cayman Food Bank
Contact Rot. Matt S for more information.


Open: Working by Phone or Emails
Contact: 945-3450 | www.bis.ky | bis@candw.ky
About: Insurance brokerage for Home, Condo, Cars, and Construction
Contact Rot. Eddie B or Sec. Andrea W.


Open: Working by Phone or Emails
Contact: 926-7368
About: Full Service Real Estate Company serving
Residential & Commercial: Sales, Rentals, Leasing, Consulting and Property Management
Contact Rot. Tony Catalanotto 

 

Let's connect to each other and support one another.
 
Make-Up Opportunities
 
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 as follows:
 
Due to the pandemic - Makeups are possible but have been varying in times and regularity. We recommend you contact the club you would like to visit Online prior to their meeting date.
 
Rotaract Blue:
Every other Wednesday, See Facebook Page for their Meeting Dates
 
Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman: 
Thursdays, 7:00 am  - Cayman Creperie and via Zoom. Contact Club Secretary for details
 
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Thursdays, 12:30 pm, via Zoom contact Club Secretary for Details.
 
Rotary Central Cayman Islands
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, via Zoom contact Club Secretary Ally Spiers for Details.
 
Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020: Online meetings anytime. Visit the new e-club platform at
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9515/Stories/welcome-to-rotary-e-club-of-the-caribbean-7020
 
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