November 9th, 2016
Volume 16 Number 10

Editor: Faye Lippitt
2016 - 2017 Sunrise Board
Dawn Cummings
President Elect
Deirdre McFarlane
Vice President
John Lee
Immediate Past President
Christine Mathews
Hazel Brown
Uli Ecke
Director - Membership
Stacy Parke
Director - Communication
Faye Lippitt
Co-Chairs - Club Administration
Alison Shirlaw &
Frank Balderamos
Director - Youth Service
Jerrell Garner
Co-Chairs - Fellowship
Barbara Oosterwyk 
Pauline McGettigan
Director - Literacy
Woody Foster
Director - Community Service
Anthony Lawson
Director - International Service
Pat Steward
Well-Being Officer
Aimee Bush
Director - Fundraising

Foundation Chair
Christine Mathews
Sergeant -At-Arms
Jerrell Garner
Disaster Recovery Chair
Barbara Anley
The Rotary Foundation Receives a High Score
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency.

The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness.

In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.

Member Birthday
Renzo Escalante    Nov 10
Perry Rombough   Nov 11
Barbara Anley       Nov 16
Steven Sokohl      Nov 18
Paul Jenkins         Nov 26
Member Club Anniversary
Barbara Oosterwyk  13 years
Tony Catalanotto     9 years
David Reid              10 years
Woody Foster          14 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
This Month's Mentoring & Fellowship Event is Here!
Join IPP Christine for her monthly mentoring and fellowship event on Tuesday, September 13th from 6:30 - 9pm at her home, #99 Nelson Quay - 4th house on the left immediately after the big empty lot. 
This is the 3rd of our monthly Mentoring + Fellowship evenings between Rotary Sunrise and Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman and all Sunrise Rotarians are invited.
  • Do you have a will?
  • Do you know the inheritance laws of the Cayman Islands and / or your homeland?
This session will focus on a topic important to everyone regardless of age - estate planning - or in simple English having your affairs or those of a loved one in order so their wishes are known in the event of death. 
PP Winston and Director Stacy will be here to facilitate the discussion.
As usual nibbles will be available so please let IPP Christine know if you are attending.

 Mentorship Meeting
Tuesday evening is once again our monthly mentorship meeting where our Rotary Club mentors Rotaractors. PP Christine hosts at her home: 99 Nelson Quay. 

The November Fellowship and Mentoring evening is all about insurance. Rotarian Nigel Twohey the Deputy Managing Director of AON is the guest speaker. Rotarian Nigel is an expert on the insurance industry and will be able to explain all of the different types of insurance and explain insurance terminology to help you better understand your insurance policies.

As usual there will be food and drink and lots of opportunity for fellowship between Sunrise and our Rotaract Club members. 

Club Members' Requests

From Frank Balderamos
A 17 year old boy is coming to Cayman from Haiti for heart surgery and needs clothes.  We do not have his size, height, weight etc. but assume that anything will do.
If you have any clothes to donate please contact Angela Mele directly at
From Barbara Oosterwyk
On Friday 9 December St. Ignatius school is having a Civy day to support Sarah Harrison, who is in year 10 and is currently fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was at Baptist hospital when I was up in Miami and I visited with her a few times. She is a great kid I have known for some time through swimming and school.
ITA will purchase one T Shirt for each of you. If you want to purchase any additional you can do so, just let Barbara Oosterwyk know. The cost is $15 per T Shirt.

Friday Fellowship at Brooklyn Pizza
 Happy Hour at Brooklyn's was a fine Friday affair with many in our club turning out to celebrate not only the end of the week, but the continuing fellowship with Rotary friends. 
Why Classroom Libraries Work
Submitted by the Literacy Committee
Rotary Sunrise is proud to sponsor a classroom library at the Bodden Town Primary School. As September is Literacy Month, we wanted to highlight the benefits of Classroom Libraries as stated in a research foundation article (2004) provided by Literacy Specialist, Brad Wilson who works at the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs.
An effective classroom library should contain:
A variety of genres, formats and topics with non-fiction comprising 40% of all titles……so that your classroom library attracts students, increases their knowledge base and expands their interests. Experts suggest:
  • Traditional stories, legends and myths from various cultures
  • Fantasy and science fiction stories thatspark children’s imagination
  • Historical fiction that teaches children about the past and accurately reflects the period it portrays
  • Realistic fiction with true-to-life characters, settings and events
  • Mysteries to intrigue and promote problem solving
  • Picture books with vivid illustrations that make the stories come alive
  • Poetry to foster critical thinking and love of language
  • Biographies and autobiographies of well known people and perhaps those who aren’t so well known but have a compelling story to tell
  • Reference and informational books to support content area learning and help students learn about the world.

Get to Know Returning Member Chris Anco
I am excited to have returned home to the Cayman Islands after taking a brief hiatus off island to spend some time with my aging parents and at the same time upgrade my education and skills set. Over the last 2.5 years, I have graduated from the Advanced Diploma program in Architectural Technology (Honours) at George Brown College in Toronto. The additional skills will allow me to more fully pursue my interests in both Renewable Energy and Sustainable Building practices including the design and integration of commercial, residential and utility scale renewable energy systems. A major field of interest of mine is building performance and net zero energy building design.
I have returned to Rotary because of the desire to give back to the community and to this club in particular because of the many friendships that have developed over the years of being a member at Sunrise. I am inspired, motivated and at the same time humbled by the effort and dedication that so many of my fellow Rotarians demonstrate in helping others and in promoting the club. I look forward to contributing to its further success. 

Reminder: Club Dues Due
Please make every effort to pay your club dues or pay your outstanding balance at your earliest convenience. This can either be done cash or by check payable to Rotary Cayman Sunrise on the next meeting, or by transfer to direct deposit to our account at the Bank of Butterfield (contact me for the account number).

Your attention in the above matter is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continuing support and participation.


Dr. Ulrich Ecke
Treasurer, 2016-2017

November 9thDuty Roster
Greeter: Hendrick
Raffle:    Kim
4 Way:   Pauline 
Grace:    Deirdre

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: 
Rotaract Blue:
Wednesdays 6:00 pm at Royal Palms Beach Club Restaurant.
Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman: meets at 7 a.m., Champion House
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.