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COVID-19 forces lockdown on public transportation in Manila. Members bring vans, accommodations for the hospital, and lab workers.

It didn’t take long for members of the Rotary Club of Makati West to take action once the deadly coronavirus entered the country. Shortly after the local government announced the first case of COVID-19 in January, the club in Makati City, Philippines, called a series of emergency meetings to quickly assemble resources and direct aid. 

image of COVID-19 Taskforce in-transit"The pandemic was a battle cry for our club,” says club president Enrico Tensuan. “We are Rotary, and with that comes problem-solving. We focused our efforts on how to bring immediate assistance to frontline health workers.” A surge in cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, led to a government-mandated lockdown starting 15 March. On the island of Luzon, home to half of the Philippines’ population, the new rules closed most businesses and shut down public transit.


As a result, many health workers and other essential employees faced daunting commutes to their jobs — up to two hours each way on foot, Tensuan says.

In response to the need for safe transportation, club member Elmer Francisco — chief executive and chair of Francisco Motor Corp. and 1111 Empire Inc., which manufactures jeeps and other vehicles — donated 10 vans to transport frontline health workers to hospitals in and around Makati and the capital city, Manila. Francisco coordinated with officials at the Department of Transportation to obtain permits to operate the fleet and plan the most convenient routes for riders.

image of bus sign saying Since March, the vans, which carry up to 30 passengers each, have operated 24 hours each day from four designated pickup spots and local hospitals, including the Philippine General Hospital, one of the country’s biggest health care facilities. For more...

"At times like this, even the smallest of gestures can make a big difference."


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
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
Fellowship & Vocation              Andrea Whittaker  
Disaster Relief                          Barb Anley
Well-being                                Faye Lippett
Environmental Sustainability      Delloy Peharie
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Nov 14, 2020
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Nov 17, 2020
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Nov 17, 2020
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Nov 18, 2020
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Nov 19, 2020
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Nov 20, 2020
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Rotary Sunrise Community Service Co-Director Marlon Bodden and President Stacy Parke make a donation to assist in the sponsorship of two Year 11 students to attend Basketball Summer Camp, which is lead by Coach Cory McGee. For more

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Rotaract Blue needs your help! Contact Rotaract Blue
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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
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
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
About: Donations daily to Cayman Food Bank
Contact Rot. Matt S for more information.

Open: Working by Phone or Emails
Contact: 945-3450 | |
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
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