Every year, World Rotaract Week honours the chartering of the first Rotaract Club in North Carolina USA on March 13, 1968. The Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands joined Rotaract Clubs around the world in marking the 42 nd year of Rotaract's existence by taking part in numerous activities throughout the week.

 

The week kicked off on March 8 th with an international tree planting initiative called "Green Day". The movement was spearheaded by the Northern Caribbean University Rotaract Club and saw participation from Rotaract Clubs throughout the world. Clubs joined forces and planted a tree at exactly 1:00pm. Rotaract Blue selected the George Town Primary School as the site for the tree planting.

 

In addition, Rotaract Blue marked the induction of new members during World Rotaract Week and saw an increase in prospective members. Club President, Tricia Cacho noted, "We are very pleased to see more and more young professionals coming forward to join our membership. The dedication and commitment that these new members have demonstrated will certainly increase the club's capacity to provide service to the community".

 

The week's activities also included visits to and from the Rotaract Blue's sponsor club, Rotary Central Grand Cayman as well as a joint club project which involved a cleanup day at Scholar's Park in West Bay.

 

Director of Blue's Community Service Committee, Jessica Powell remarked, "World Rotaract Week is a perfect time for our club to work together with our sponsor club, Rotary Central. The support that they have given us over the years has been tremendous and their guidance in the years to come will be part of the reason that Rotaract will continue to grow in the Cayman Islands and throughout the world."