Another Tuesday, another wonderful night to be a Rotarian. The meeting started with the traditional introductions of the “Four Way Test” and the “Rotary Grace”. Introduction of visiting Rotarians of which we had a few from our sister club, Rotary Sunrise. A number of guests were present, most memorable was Rotarian Corleen’s guest who was introduced as her “oooh”. A would be banner exchange except for a missing banner thanks Rotarian Desiree, (we’re looking forward to hearing about your visit).

The meeting got underway with Director Carol, giving us a rundown of upcoming social events: Tuesday Aug. 29th we’ll be having our social night at XQ’s, there will be fun activities, happy hour drink prices and more. Rotary Sunrise is having a 70’s 80’s themed Party this Saturday 27th Aug. 2016 at XQ’s from 7 PM onwards. Tickets are CI$10 each. There will be Pizza, Nibbles and a Cash bar. It should be a fun night and a great opportunity for fellowship with Rotarians and Rotaractors from other clubs.
Click here to view our complete Calendar of Events.

Alan Davies - THRASS

Director Susie, introduced our guest speaker Alan Davies and wife Hilary from the UK. Alan Davies – a pioneer of THRASS – Teaching Handwriting Reading And Spelling Skills program. Rotary Central sponsored a free seminar for parents and teachers with Mr. Davies as the lead speaker, this was held at the George Town Yacht Club on the 22nd of Aug. 2016. Alan gave an informative, educational and most of all spirited introduction to THRASS explained the inspiration behind it, his personal experiences and how we can help those who face challenges with literacy. One example was dijital vs. digital  another foto vs photo  and how these are mistakes made by productive, intelligent members of our society and personal circles, both adult and kids. We were given charts “tumble turn” (ask a Rotarian that was there), showing how they work and help persons through a Multisensory Approach by linking the Visuals of the Charts with Auditory inputs of clapping. During the Q & A Rotarian Kent, gave his personal experience, one that many of us can relate to on some level. To learn more about this program visit THRASS.CO.UK anlong with their YouTube page


World Affairs Seminar

Rotarian Carl Brown, introduced us to a few of the students whom we co-sponsored with the Water Authority of Cayman to represent the Cayman Islands at the recent World Affairs Seminar held in Wisconsin, USA.

2017-18 Election Nomination

This meeting was a business meeting, as such it would focus on discussing pertinent matters relating to the the club, this made it the perfect time to allow past president Paul Byles to introduce and lead the nomination process for the incoming 2017-18 Rotary Central Board. Nominations began and the excitement was evident, back to back nominees were proposed and seconded. The nominations were as follows:


PP John Elliott nominated for Director, by PP Sandy Seconded by PP Naude
Cindy Mcfield nominated by PE Susie for Secretary, seconded by Dir Tundé
Will Innis nominated for PE by PE Susie,  seconded by IPP Sandy
Paul Arbo nominated for Treasurer by PE Susie, second by Sue Holmes
PP Naude nominated for Director by Carol, seconded by Nickii
Khaleshia nominated for Director by Colin, seconded by Corleen
Colin nominated for VP by Khalesha, seconded by Sue Holmes
Corleen nominated for Director by Danel Rahamut, seconded by PP Mario


Wrapping up

The moderation section of the business meeting was lead by President Mike followed by the vote of thanks. Steve Tippetts or Sergeant proceeded with the fines which had many happy dollars, IPP Sandy’s guest Naveen was again enthused to be at this his third meeting and gave his dollar. Kent welcomed back PP Neville and eagerly relinquished his reign as senior present member of the club.

As always another fun night with friends and guests was concluded with the national song and a toast to Rotary International.


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That’s right “BUS SHELTER” not “BEACH”. As Rotarians we love to a clean environment, part of the reason we spend so much time doing beaches and parks and various cleanups in and around our community. It was with this in mind that we decided to place a little more focus on an existing project of our own.

Paul (Bus Shelter Guru) Keeble and his team of Rotarians spend numerous hours creating and maintaining the 80+ bus shelters across Grand Cayman. With this many shelters requiring maintenance from the damage from sea air and general wear and tear we’ve made Bus Shelter Cleanups a project on it’s own.

On Saturday the 13th of August we kicked off to this year’s cleaning and maintenance of shelters, Rotarians visited a total of five shelters.


It was a rainy Saturday morning, with weather reports showing no indications of breaks for the weekend the crew proceeded. Vice President William Inniss lead the cleanup, the process involved the removal of any trash located in the general area, removal of panels, hi-pressure power washing provided by E&E Car Wash, replacing panels then no pun intended but rinse and repeat. As the day went on the rains made the rinse process that much easier.

As messy as the shelters were it was rewarding to know that they were being used. Day one of our project ended with five wonderfully cleaned shelters and a couple of drenched Rotarians.


August is Membership Month, what does this time mean to you. For many Rotarians it means it’s a time to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world. For many it’s a time to reflect on what it means to be a Rotarian, what made them join, what their initial views of Rotary were. For many membership month is a time when we reflect on our stories.

Rotary International has a campaign titled Share your #RotaryStory here is just one of the videos compiled with this theme in mind.

Inspired to share your story? Visit Rotary International, fill out the form and inspire someone else to become a Rotarian.

Cool things to do for Membership Month

Say it loud, say it proud! Let everyone in your social network know that you are a proud member by changing your Twitter and Facebook profile to the I’m a Proud Member, Copy and save the graphic as your profile picture for August.

Watch and share. Past RI President Gary C.K. Huang’s video on membership from Rotary’s Vimeo page. Watch it with a friend or share it with them, it is inspiring and helps to highlight the vital role membership plays in maintaining a strong and active club.

Join a Webinar. Join District Governor Haresh Ramchandani (District 7020) to learn ways your club can create an engaging and rewarding member experience you will want to share with others. Many clubs are already embracing new rules and flexibility for their members, now is the perfect time to revitalize and rethink your Rotary Club and breathe new life into your club’s membership!
Revitalize + Rethink Your Rotary Club: Crafting your member experience
On WED, 24-AUG-2016 11:00 AM (60 MIN), Click here to REGISTER

Have Fun with others. You enjoy your meetings and fellowship invite someone to a one of ours. Check our Event Calendar to see what’s the next opportunity to share these with a friend.

Our first meeting of membership month was called to order by sergeant Steve Tippetts. The meeting continued with the usual introductions of guests. After one month in the role President Mike finally gave us the OK to be seated.


  • Membership Meeting at Chelsea’s – Aug. 9
  • Board Meeting at Governor’s Square Board Room – Aug. 10, 6pm

After the announcements we got to learn a little bit more about Rotarian Kevin Henry as he gave his Classification talk. Starting with a heartfelt thank you to his sponsor Will Inniss and Rotarian Dannel Rahamut he gave an absorbing glimpse into his life in finance. He spoke in depth about his love for the organisation and his strong belief in its ideals. Kevin concluded by keeping the room entertained with witty answers to the Q&A section of his talk, followed by another humbling thank you to Rotary club members.

Our guest speaker for the evening was Greg Smith of the YMCA Cayman Islands. Greg, a former Rotarian gave insight into what the YMCA is, its 172 year history and what it has done in the Cayman Islands since its establishment in 2014 as the 119th country to be home to the YMCA. Parallels between the Rotary and the YMCA were apparent and Greg enthusiastically urged members to learn more about “The Y” by visiting their website at and their matching facebook page.


Sergeant-at-Arms Steve brought the evening to a close with the usual fines and happy dollars. A special acknowledgement to Dir. Kim who will be leaving us shortly, you will be missed.

As part of their on-going efforts to help bring health awareness to the Cayman Islands, Rotary Central held it’s annual Health Screening on Saturday March 5th, 2016.  Read More