Rotaractors make history- undertaking RLI training for the first time in the Cayman Islands!
 

Three Rotaract Blue members recently became the first in the club to receive the renowned Rotary Leadership Institute training, which is designed to develop young people's leadership skills. Rotaract Blue is a local club which is dedicated to encouraging young people's involvement in professional development, leadership development and community service projects. The programme is sponsored by Rotary Central, which arranged for the training to take place. Stephanie Scott, club Director of Service is one of the Rotaractors who benefitted from the recent training sessions on the 8 and 9 August at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

She said, "This was a great opportunity for us to improve our knowledge of Rotary and develop our leadership skills. We all found the experience very rewarding." The course participants, who also included club president, Tricia Cacho, and club Vice President, Yvette Cacho, completed levels one and two of the institute's three level training programme. Each course level requires about seven hours to complete.

Stephanie Scott and Yvette Cacho were both sponsored by local Management Services firm, Walkers SPV. Richard Ruffer, Senior Vice President of Walkers SPV Limited, commented, "Walkers SPV and the rest of the Walkers Management Services Group are delighted to sponsor Rotaract Blue's participation in this year's Rotary International Leadership Training Seminar." He continued, "As an organisation and a responsible corporate citizen, we are always looking for ways that we can make a contribution to the local community and we have been very impressed with the work of Rotaract Blue and the commitment of its young professionals." Ruffer added, "We believe that organisations such as Rotaract Blue, which instill the ideals of community service and social obligation, present a unique opportunity to businesses such as ourselves, because the contributions that we can make are multiplied significantly by their hard work and dedication to the community." Walkers SPV plans to sponsor the participation of other Rotaractors on the Institute's course in the future.

Rotary Central President, Paul Byles, was also enthusiastic about the training sessions. He commented, "Rotary Central is proud to be supporting leadership training for Rotaract Blue members. It is a great way for them to develop leadership skills and prepare them for future roles as community leaders." Byles added, "We are very grateful to Walkers SPV for their support of Rotaract Blue."