Giving Tuesday has turned philanthropy into an event for everyone

In 2019, the philanthropic event known as Giving Tuesday raised nearly $2 billion. And eight years after its inception, what began in the United States as a day focused on monetary donations has expanded across the globe and transformed to include volunteering, finding ways to show gratitude, and educating people about the value of altruism. For Rotary, as for many other nonprofit organizations, Giving Tuesday has become an important part of the philanthropic calendar.

The idea came out of the 92nd Street Y (short for the 92nd Street Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association), a 146-year-old New York City institution similar to the YMCA that is well known for its cultural programming. The organization’s reputation helped it get 1,400 other entities on board for the first Giving Tuesday. Several months before its 2012 debut on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S., the idea was rolled out on Mashable, a tech news website that had partnered with the 92nd Street Y on previous undertakings.

“The idea was extremely simple,” says Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday, a spinoff nonprofit that organizes the event. “Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday: a day to give the following two days of consumption.” The organizers reasoned that a weekday would work well because people are more likely to be in front of computers and on phones, making it easier to donate in response to a reminder. And the late-in-the-year date has another advantage: Research shows that philanthropists make a higher proportion of donations in the last three months of the calendar year, whether it’s because they are focusing on tax write-offs or attuned to the arrival of the holiday season...Read more.



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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
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Club Administration                  Trecia Forbes
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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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Feb 23, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
Feb 24, 2021
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Feb 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Buy A Kid A Book - ALT
Feb 27, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting
Governor's Square Boardroom
Mar 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Weekly Meeting
Mar 03, 2021
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Weekly Meeting
Mar 10, 2021
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Ladies Night
Mar 10, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Mentoring & Fellowing Evening
Tillies Restaurant
Mar 11, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
Mar 17, 2021
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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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 


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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.
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