January 4th, 2017
Volume 21 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



Member Birthday
Dawn Cummings          Jan 1
Tony Cowell                 Jan 5
Hendrick vanGenderen  Jan 6
Andrea Whittaker         Jan 6
Jerell Garner                Jan 11
J.D. Matchett               Jan 13
Chris Bowring              Jan 14
Bob Kostich                 Jan 15
Ian Comins                 Jan 19
Krishna Mani               Jan 27
Member Club Anniversary
Gordon Hewitt       40 years    Jan 1, 1976
Franz Manderson    7 years     Jan 1, 2009
Alastair Peterson  33 years   Jan 1, 1983
Winston Connolly    13 years   Jan 18, 2003
November is Foundation Month, and to celebrate it DG Haresh is urging us to follow through with our Planning Guide for Effective Club, in which we pledged to donate a certain amount to the Annual Programs Fund. The District’s goal this year is to contribute $300,000 to APF, and our role in at least achieving this goal is vital to its success.
In achieving this goal, $150,000 will come back to our district 7020, to enable clubs to fund more of the projects we put forward. Each club is a link in the chain of success, and we must have strong links to succeed.
It is hoped that most, if not all clubs will send their donations to the Annual Program Fund this month. Let us make this our bumper year, not only for DG Haresh, but for each club to reap the success in obtaining funding in future years for our projects. 
The Light Side smiley
Historically Speaking:
Regardless of who wins the presidential election this November, 
we will witness history being made.
If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential election, it will be 
the first time in history that two U.S. presidents have slept with each other.
If Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election, it will be 
the first time in history that a billionaire moves into public housing 
vacated by a black family.
Some of you may recall our engagement with the CNCF in their Gimistory Festival some years ago.  We would like to join with them again this year to support this wonderful storytelling festival at venues across the island. Duties will likely be any of the following: Sales Table, Ushers, General help. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, please let Hazel know the date that you are available and she will work with the CNCF to create the roster of activities.
GIMISTORY 2016 Schedule 
*subject to change
Arrive for volunteer shift: 5:00pm
 Saturday November 26th – Tiki Beach - Dave Martin’s and Tradewinds Cayman Reunion Concert
Monday November 28th - North Side – Ned Miller’s Yard
Tuesday November 29th - Bodden Town – Nurse Josie’s Senior Home
Wednesday November 30th - East End – Heritage Field
Thursday December 1st - Cayman Brac – Agriculture Ground
Friday December 2nd - West Bay – Public Beach
Saturday December 3rd – George Town - Smith Barcadere ~ “Duppy Story Night”
 Mentorship Meeting
Mentoring Meeting Tuesday November 8th
A small group of Rotarians and Rotactors met for mentoring this past week with an informative discussion on insurance facilitated by Rotarian Nigel Twohey. Attendees learnt the history of the insurance industry, the different types of insurance, the essential types of insurance to have as individuals and business owners in the Cayman Islands. Nigel also answered people’s personal questions about their individual needs.
Pines Birthday Party
Rotary Sunrise donated lunch and birthday cakes to the pines today - see attached with Jerrell and Shelliann Margaret who takes wonderful care of the Pines' residents.  Thanks to Director Anthony for arranging the food for the birthday party!

Happy birthday to Ms. Olive Miller and Ms Jennie Fletcher

Our Rotarians enjoy a bit 'o cake with the Pines Patients

Visiting Speaker

Cayman Islands Special Needs Foundation Chair introduced our club to Dr. __________, who works at Seattle's Haring Center. Dr. _______ spoke to us about inclusivity in our schools. 

The Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education is an integrated early childhood program dedicated to improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities and other special needs as well as their families and those who work on their behalf. The center, located on the University of Washington's Seattle campus, is part of the university's College of Education and the Center on Human Development and Disability.







Secretary Hazel Thanks The Club


Secretary Hazel thanked those members of Rotary who contributed to building this modest home for a family in Honduras. 

Our New Board for 2017 - 2018
Secretary: Andrea Bryan    
President Elect: John Lee
Vice President:1.Stacy Park 2.Pat Steward
Treasurer: Trudy-Ann Scott
Sergeant At Large: Jonathan Adam
1. Chris Anco                          7.  Matthew Seales
2. Faye Lippitt                         8.  Jerrel Garner
3. Andrea Whittaker                9.  Hazel Brown
4. Alison Shirlaw                     10. Ulrich Ecke
5 .Karelle DaCosta                 
6. Jackie Golding-McDonald

World's Greatest Happy Hour
Our thanks to Rotaract for a fine Friday night!
     Our New Members
                   Robert Powell
Robert has been close to Rotary Sunrise for a few years, but due to work travel commitments has not been able to commit time on a regular basis. About a year ago, Robert reduced the amount of travelling, and now lives and works here on Grand Cayman. He is a software engineer, working on iPhone and iPad apps from the comfort of his spare bedroom. Previously Robert’s work has always been with technology, mostly building products and services for Financial Services, he did also spend time working for a fashion publisher.

Robert runs and cycles to stay fit, and competes in local competitions. Many of us see him running in South Sound on our morning commutes, and we are getting used to seeing him donning his running shoes at the end of our morning meetings, to run home and start work.
                 Dean Heyne
I worked my way through college painting houses and when I left school that was the only thing I could make money at, so I painted houses and grew into a general contractor building custom homes in central Iowa. Spent a few years on a farm where I grew organic produce.  During the Farm Crisis of the 1980’s the bank decided farming was not for me.  So I went sailing.  I spent the next five years sailing and studying natural healing, graduating from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics.
At a low point when I did not have the money for a bottom job on the boat I met Paul Berdelsky, who had been building tennis courts here for over twenty years as he was getting ready for another trip here.  I came down with him and after 4 months he announced it was his last trip and I could have the business if I wanted it. And that is how I got here 26 years ago.
                                   editor's note
                 What's Left?

Meeting Make-Up Information
    Check with all clubs to see what their holiday meetings will be.
Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020: Online meetings anytime. Visit the new e-club platform at
   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.