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

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.
Hurricane Matthew

It’s been quite a week.
From quivering in our quarters, watching the storm track towards us, to relief, to sorrow as we watched our neighbors get hammered by Matthew’s force 4 winds and water.
And now what can we do?
We are working with our District Disaster Chair with regards to donating funds to assist with much needed basic supplies for Haiti, a country already rocked by disaster, now facing more than 300 deaths, approximately 15,000 people displaced and homes, schools, roads and bridges destroyed.
If you haven’t already read our email messages, here are ways to donate:
For Rotary District 7020 District Disaster Fund:
Payment Bank
Wells Fargo, N.A., New York, USA
ABA Code:    026005092
FirstCaribbean International Bank (Cayman) Limited
25 Main Street
P.O. Box 68
Grand Cayman, KY1-1102
Account name Rotary International District 7020
Account #3481106
Reference -  Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund
U.S. Forces at Owen Roberts Tuesday Oct. 4th
photo courtesy Taneos Ramsay, the Cayman Compass
The US forces sent a team of around 100 military personnel and nine helicopters to Cayman last Tuesday, in readiness to support disaster relief operations in the region if needed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. According to the U.S. Department of Defence press release, their special-purpose marine air-ground task force was sent from Honduras to support the mission.
Meanwhile, here in Cayman many are offering help for Caribbean partners. Some local businesses have collected supplies to send, among them A.L.Thompsons, the Cayman Islands Brewery, and Cayman Airways. The latter company offered to waive change fees for passengers wanting to cancel flights between Grand Cayman and Miami.
According to the last email message from D.G. Haresh Ramchandani, the Rotary Club of Les Cayes, a strong Rotary Club, along with DGE Robert, and many of our Rotary leaders in Haiti, will lead recovery efforts. Their assessment is unfortunately a bleak one: Many, many homes have lost their roofs leaving thousands of families unprotected and there has been a serious outbreak of cholera, putting further pressure on the already strained resources. They advise that the community’s immediate needs are materials (metal sheeting), to repair the roofs and water filters to provide clean drinking water. Fortunately, both are still available for purchase on the ground in Haiti, however there are naturally supply and demand issues which will affect cost, so it is essential that funds are made available to buy these items immediately. Currently, a sheet of metal roofing costs US$4 and approximately USD$200 to put a new roof on, and a filter plus bucket, which can provide just under 300 gallons of clean water per day, should cost around US$50-60. 
So if you want to help with immediate relief we are asking you to make your contribution to the District Disaster Relief Account, the information for which is on and will be sent to you via email as well. As a District we are immediately sending USD$27,500 approximately so it can help the Rotarians on the ground to get this relief to those affected.
 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. 
We Welcome Our Latest Blue-Badgers
                 Alison Shirlaw
                        Dean Heyne
                  Andrea Whittaker
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.