Posted on Aug 17, 2019
We spent our Saturday going into the woods...but not the way you'd think! 
 
We teamed up with our friends at Cayman Drama Society for a Saturday Service of set painting for their upcoming production of Into the Woods. 
 
 
 
We got to have a sneak preview of this exciting new musical, and painted some pretty amazing leaves if we do say so ourselves.
 
It was a great service that allowed us to channel our creativity. We can't wait for the actual performance!
 
 
 
2019 Community Service cayman drama society
Service Saturday: Cayman Drama Society 2019-08-17 05:00:00Z 0 2019,Community Service,cayman drama society
Posted on Aug 09, 2019
On August 9th, Rotaract Blue held our annual Put Your Best Foot Forward dress down day.
 


Each year, our club works with the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) on this project; DCFS provides our Community Service Director with a list of shoes & sizes that are needed so we can determine our fundraising goal. Normally this list includes around 20 – 30 pairs of shoes for children in need. Alarmingly, this year the list from DCFS listed 90 children across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
 
  
Thank you to our corporate and individual sponsors!

HE The Governor of the Cayman Islands Martyn Roper OBE
Dart
Maxine and Maureen Bodden
Maples Group
Island Electronics Security & Monitoring Ltd.
Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits
NCB Group Cayman
KPMG Cayman Islands
Balboa Management
CUC Cayman
Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman - WORC
CML Recruitment
Nova Recruitment
SteppingStones Recruitment
Saxon
Interact Club of Grand Cayman
Mark and Gina McBryan
Simon Ecclefield
EY Cayman Islands
Cayman Crosstalk
Cayman 27
Property Cayman
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
 Bella's Beauty and Barber Studio.

A special thanks to all who participated.
Every penny truly counted and we are so grateful to you all.
 
Our Put Your Best Foot Forward committee began reaching out to members of Cayman’s corporate community to solicit participation in this year’s dress down day. To provide shoes for all 90 of these children, our fundraising goal was CI$5,000.

We are absolutely delighted to share that we raised over CI$10,000 this year, doubling our fundraising goal!

With this money, we were able to purchase and deliver 90 pairs of school shoes to the Dept of Children & Family Services to distribute to their clients. Both the DCFS social workers and their clients have been overjoyed by the generosity this initiative and the corporate community has showed them.
 
The surplus funds raised will be allocated towards the August 2020 Put Your Best Foot Forward initiative for the purchase of school shoes, or earlier, pending the need determined by DCFS.
2019 Community Service Membership Month Put Your Best Foot Forward
Put Your Best Foot Forward 2019! 2019-08-09 05:00:00Z 0 2019,Community Service,Membership Month,Put Your Best Foot Forward
Posted on Aug 07, 2019
This meeting was themed in honor of Membership Month! 
 


Rotary District 7020 Alumni Chair, IPP of Rotary Sunrise and PP of Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman – Mr. Matthew Seales did an interactive presentation on Membership, Retention and Engagement while also discussing what has kept Rotaract Blue a thriving club for over 12 years!
 
 


Rotarian Brendan gave us his personal rota-story in an insightful and inspirational rota-minute and Prospective Tobi won a ticket to Vivid! Vivid is our all-white party happening 31 August 2019 at Barolo Lounge!
 


It was an eventful meeting as always.
District 7020 Meeting Membership Month rotary sunrise
Meeting Recap: Membership Month 2019-08-07 05:00:00Z 0 District 7020,Meeting,Membership Month,rotary sunrise
Posted on Aug 02, 2019
The Under 30 Club is back and better than ever! 
 
 
In honor of membership month, Rotaract Blue joined forced with our sibling club the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman for our annual membership drive happy hour! 
 
Our friends at KARoo Cayman kindly hosted us and made sure we were well taken care of.
 
 
Those who attended had the chance to mix, mingle and find it more about Rotaract in the Cayman Islands and how to get involved!

Did you know that becoming a Rotaractor allows you to connect with like-minded individuals between the ages of 18-30, exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through community service?
 
 
Contact us today to find out more!
The Under 30 Networking Club 2019-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 31, 2019
On the 5th Wednesday of every month Rotaract Blue meet for a Mystery Meeting! 
 
Club Service Director Takiyah asked us to meet at Tortuga Rum Factory as our meeting point and to wear comfortable shoes. A lot of people were expecting a rum tasting of sorts but were excited to find out that we were going to play laser tag. 
 
 
Rotaract Blue love to enjoy friendly competition, here' looking at you Brian!, so we laced up our sneakers and got ready to rumble for one of the most fun mystery meetings to date.
 
 
PP Lori of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman was ready for action!
 
It was good to blow off some steam with members, prospectives and guests. We even made plans for a return visit with Rotary Club of Grand Cayman! Keep your eyes peeled for that upcoming fellowship.
 
Club Service Fellowship Mystery Meeting
Mystery Meeting: Laser Tag Edition 2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0 Club Service,Fellowship,Mystery Meeting
Posted on Jul 31, 2019
We were joined by ADRR Rebecca Gonez who read the DRR Message for July to a room of Rotaractors, Rotarians (big up yaself ADG David!), Visitors and Special Guests! 

PE Gina of Rotary Club of Grand Cayman led us in the Four Way Test to signify the unity between Rotary and Rotaract following Elevate Rotaract.

We had an Caribbean Whispers icebreaker lead by Treasurer Brandon to remind us the importance of effective communication and the main event...
 

We had the honor of hosting Michael Joseph and Stefan Prior of Property Cayman who provided us all of the tips, tricks and advice we were too scared to ask about buying your first home.

It was an amazing meeting and we can't wait to show you all what we have in store for the rest of the year... see you next week!
Meeting Professional Development
Meeting Recap: District 7020 Month 2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0 Meeting,Professional Development
Posted on Jul 31, 2019
 
Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands is partnering with the Department of Children & Family Services for our “PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD” initiative.

Proceeds raised will enable us to award a new pair of shoes to students in need within our local community. Help us meet our goal of 80+ pairs of shoes.

Challenge: Wear orange on August 9 and make a monetary donation based on your shoe size.

For more information on how you or your company can participate, please contact:
Ally McRae | communityservice.rb@gmail.com
Community Service Put Your Best Foot Forward
Put Your Best Foot Forward 2019 2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Put Your Best Foot Forward
Posted on Jul 28, 2019
The 2019/2020 Board gathered at Seven Mile Public Beach for a beach day potluck!
 
 
As the leadership of the club, it is so important to form and nurture strong bonds. We enjoyed a fun day of laughs, food and friendship.
 
 
It was a great opportunity for us to re-acquaint ourselves with one another and remember why we joined Blue and why we continue to stay!
Fellowship board social
Annual Board Social 2019-07-28 05:00:00Z 0 Fellowship,board social
 
Did you know that 1 Blood Donation can save up to 3 lives? 
 
We are so proud of Prospective Tishan and Secretary Abbi for being awesome and donating blood in the month of July! 
 
Keep up the good work ladies.
Blood Donation Blood Drive Community Service
Monthly Blood Donation: Done! 2019-07-25 05:00:00Z 0 Blood Donation,Blood Drive,Community Service
Posted on Jul 23, 2019

 

Here at  Rotaract Blue we try our best to make Community Service accessible to all by incorporating lunchtime services into our calendar.

Today we spent our lunchtime with our friends at the Pines Retirement Home.

We helped serve lunch, talked about our families, and as usual received a few marriage proposals.
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We love connecting with the elders in our community. How are you supposed to know where you're going if you don't know where you've come from?

Community Service
Visit to The Pines 2019-07-23 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service
Posted on Jul 13, 2019
Time to get our service on!
 
PP Francesca, VP Alanna and Secretary Abbi joined our sponsor club to help repair a bus shelter.
 
 
The bus shelters are a long-term project of Rotary Central Cayman Islands that assist the community but also provide funds to the club through advertising.
 
The bus shelters require frequent maintenance and these work parties occur weekly.
Community Service Rotary Central
Bus Shelter Work Party 2019-07-13 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Rotary Central
Happy Birthday to us!
 
We had an amazing 12th Annual Charter Night at The Lodge singing Karaoke with all of our Blue friends and family.
 
Memories were made, stories were shared and songs were sung.
 
 
It was a blast and a half, and our only regret is not singing the I’m Blue song from the early 2000s.
 
Maybe next year?
Fellowship Team Building charter night
Happy Birthday to us! 2019-07-09 05:00:00Z 0 Fellowship,Team Building,charter night
Posted on Jul 06, 2019

On 3 July Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands participate din our first #ServiceSaturday of the year! 💪🏽💙

The Blue Crew joined Plastic Free Cayman on their monthly beach cleanup, this time at Sand Hole Beach in West Bay!

The Club were excited to participate and helped find a turtle net. Unfortunately we also discovered a lot of micro plastics. Did you know that plastic never goes away? It breaks down into little pieces and spread everywhere!

 
The club learnt so much at the cleanup and would like to encourage all to participate in the monthly cleanups. It will not be our last!
Beach Cleanup Community Service Rotaract Blue
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Saturday Service: Sand Hole Beach Cleanup 2019-07-06 05:00:00Z 0 Beach Cleanup,Community Service,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Jul 03, 2019
 
Welcome Back Blue!
 
We were joined by Deputy Chief Officer Nancy Barnard and Jenae Whittaker who spoke on the National Culture & Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan.
 
We are always so appreciative of the Cayman Islands Government and their efforts to ensure that young professionals in the community such as ourselves are included in important strategic decisions.
 
 
We were also joined by numerous visiting Rotarians!

It was an amazing first meeting and we can't wait to see what the year is going to bring us.
District 7020 Meeting
First Meeting of the year 2019-07-03 05:00:00Z 0 District 7020,Meeting
Posted on Jul 01, 2019
On behalf of Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands we would like to wish everyone a Happy New (Blue💙) Rotaract Year, and Happy Rotaract District 7020 Month!
 
Stay tuned for more updates! It’s going to be an exciting year.
Happy New Rota-Year 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our Into the Blue Changeover at the Harbour Grille Restaurant! 💙

The wheel (& gavel) was handed over to a new Blue Captain and crew at our 13th Annual Installation of Directors and Officers.

The evening was full of joy, laughter and a few tears as we celebrated outgoing President Rene Dixon and Incoming President Dona Darlington and their boards.

Enjoy these amazing shots of the evening courtesy of AJConolly Photography.

Changeover Rotaract Blue
Into the Blue Changeover 2019 2019-06-17 05:00:00Z 0 Changeover,Rotaract Blue
Posted on May 26, 2019

The 11th Annual Open Arms Gala, held on May 25th, at Ristorante Papagallo was a roaring success!
 
The Open Arms Gala Committee and Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands extend our warm thanks to all who supported and attended this one-of-a-kind evening celebrating our Special Needs Community in the Cayman Islands.
 
Stay tuned for a full recap of the event!
Community Service Fundraiser Open Arms Gala Special Needs Special Olympics Sunrise Adult Training Centre
11th Open Arms Gala 2019-05-26 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Fundraiser,Open Arms Gala,Special Needs,Special Olympics,Sunrise Adult Training Centre
Posted on May 15, 2019
 
 
Time flies when you’re having fun! On May 15th Rotaract Blue met for a regular bi-weekly meeting.
Professional Development Director Brian arranged for Public Relations Chair Alanna to present on Resume-building skills and other useful career tips. It was an insightful presentation and she will be holding the same presentation at a later date at an Interact meeting!
 
It was also a fitting meeting to announce that Rotaract Blue has nominated Director Alanna for 2018-2019 Rotaractor of the Year, an award to be announced at the District Conference in the Bahamas in June. Best of Luck to Alanna!

 
After the show it’s the after-party! After the regularly scheduled meeting members and visitors of Rotaract Blue conducted a book-stamping party to restock the Rotaract Blue Little Free Library.
 
The Little Free Library is an island-wide initiative by our sponsor club Rotary Central Cayman Islands to support literacy in the Cayman Islands. The Rotaract Blue Little Free Library is located at Hurley’s Marketplace. All are encouraged to take a book, leave a book and get reading!
Little Free Library Meeting Professional Development Rotaract Blue
Blue Meeting + Little Free Library Stamping 2019-05-15 05:00:00Z 0 Little Free Library,Meeting,Professional Development,Rotaract Blue
Posted on May 11, 2019
On May 11th, Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands and the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman met at Treasurer Paul of Rotary Central’s home for the annual President Elect Training Session also known as PETS!
 
Led by Rotary Central Cayman Islands and supported by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, this interactive and informative training session was well attended and served as a great way for the incoming boards to get to know each other!
 
After the session there was a fellowship and then the after-fellowship at KARoo. We can’t wait to do it again real soon!
PETS Rotaract Blue Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman Rotary
PETS & Fellowship 2019-05-11 05:00:00Z 0 PETS,Rotaract Blue,Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman,Rotary

On May 7th, Public Relations Chair Alanna was presented with a Zone 34 Public Image Citation at the Rotary Central Cayman Islands Meeting by President William.
 
Rotaract Blue were honoured at the recent District 7020 conference in Jamaica for this award.
 
Rotaract Blue also were awarded a Certificate of Participation for our participation in the 2018-2019 Rotaract Outstanding Project awards.
Blue Receives Zone 34 Public Image Citation 2019-05-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 07, 2019
Did you know that one blood donation can save up to three lives?
 
On May 7th members and honorary members of Rotaract Blue met at the Cayman Islands Blood Bank for a lunchtime donation!
 
It’s a quick and easy process and you get juice afterwards for your donation. It’s a great way to serve from within and we recommend all become blood donors if you are able!
Blood Drive Community Service
Giving Blood 2019-05-07 05:00:00Z 0 Blood Drive,Community Service
Posted on Apr 28, 2019
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Rotaract Blue met for Sunday Brunch on April 28th at Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar.
 
We always try to take the time for a retreat in April. Fellowship is a pillar of our club and spending time together over dumplings and bottomless prosecco is our favourite way to fellowship!
 
After Brunch, it was time for an afternoon movie! In the spirit of living our best life we splurged on a VIP Showing of Avengers: Endgame.
 
No spoilers, but bring tissues.
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Blue Retreat: Brunch and Endgame 2019-04-28 05:00:00Z 0 Club Retreat,Club Service,Fellowship
Posted on Apr 27, 2019
The Blue Crew were out in force on April 27th supporting our Sponsor Club Rotary Central Cayman Islands at the annual Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair.
 

 

The science fair is an annual event designed to foster an interest in science, scientific method of problem solving and the sense of accomplishment and discovery that comes with preparing a science project, for students in Grand Cayman.
 
Some of our favourite projects were: a live chicken hatching and a homemade door alarm!
Community Service Rotary Central Science Fair
Rotary Science Fair 2019-04-27 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Rotary Central,Science Fair
Posted on Apr 22, 2019
HAPPY EARTH DAY! 🌎
 

The Blue Crew showed our mother some love last Saturday during the Island wide Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce cleanup!
 
 
Look at our snazzy new shirts 👕 ✨

Please remember to make conscious choices in your every day purchases - there is no Planet B!
Community Service Earth Day Rotaract Blue
2019 Earth Day Cleanup 2019-04-22 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Earth Day,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Apr 18, 2019

Rotaract Blue presents the 11th Open Arms Gala: The Great Gatsby!

The Open Arms Program promotes non-discrimination for disabled persons and serves to enhance society’s understanding of the needs of disabled persons. It also aims to help to integrate those living with disabilities into the community and providing much needed support to those who care for them.

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Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019
Venue: Ristorante Pappagallo
Cocktails at 6PM | Ceremony at 7PM

What's included?
3 Course Dinner, Awards Ceremony, Silent Auction

Attire: Gatsby Chic
Ticket: $100, Table: $1500

Tickets available online: https://eventpro.ky/buytickets/rotaract-blue-open-arms-gala/

Email president.rotaractblue@gmail.com for additional information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

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Learn more about the Open Arms Program on our platforms page: https://rotaractblue.org/page/our-platforms

Community Service Open Arms Open Arms Gala
11th Open Arms Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 2019-04-18 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Open Arms,Open Arms Gala
Posted on Apr 03, 2019

We were so honored to have been visited by our friends at Cayman AIDS Foundation (‘CAF’) ! ❤️

A longstanding Rotaract Blue platform, the meeting gave new members further insight into the valuable work CAF provide to our community. 💪🏽

They spoke about their continued efforts in the community to de-stigmatize HIV/AIDS through awareness and work through initiatives such as campaigns, contraceptive distribution and other upcoming events. 

To find out more about the work of CAF in the Cayman Islands community please click here.

CAF Cayman AIDS Foundation Community Service Rotaract Blue
CAF Visits Blue 2019-04-03 05:00:00Z 0 CAF,Cayman AIDS Foundation,Community Service,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Mar 24, 2019

Rotaract Blue’s annual Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run at SafeHaven last month raised $1,800 for a vocational grant.

Around 50 participants, most sporting the event’s signature navy T-shirts, took part in the March 24 run/walk.

The runners, walkers, and volunteers were supporting efforts of Rotaract Blue to assist young Caymanians, between the ages of 16-30, who are enrolled or accepted into a local or overseas vocational/technical skills course to excel in a non-traditional career path.

Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run a success.

 

We are so thankful for the opportunity to host this event in honor of Rotarian and Educator Fred Speirs🙏🏽 and help impact a young persons life through education 📚
 

Read the full press releases on this event here:

Cayman Compass: https://www.caymancompass.com/2019/03/31/rotaract-5k-raises-funds-for-vocational-grant/
Cayman News Service: https://cnslocallife.com/2019/03/fundraiser-supports-vocational-grant/


About the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant
The grant has been a significant part of Rotaract Blue’s professional development initiatives since 2008 to benefit eligible Caymanian students between 16 and 30 years of age, who are enrolled or accepted into a local or overseas vocational/technical skills course. In 2010, the grant was renamed to the “Fred Speirs Vocational Grant” in honour of the late Mr. Frederick Speirs who was instrumental in the development of the vocational grant. He epitomised the Rotary motto, ‘Service Above Self’ and was a devout Rotarian, loving father and husband, a committed educator, and a mentor.
Fred Speirs Fred Speirs Grant Professional Development Rotary Central Vocational Grant
Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run 2019-03-24 05:00:00Z 0 Fred Speirs,Fred Speirs Grant,Professional Development,Rotary Central,Vocational Grant
Posted on Mar 22, 2019

"Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right." #WorldWaterDay

The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’. Today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Access to water underpins public health and is therefore critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world. We cannot move forward as a global society while so many people are living without safe water.

 

Water conservation also plays an important part and should begin from the household use by providing information and assistance with how they can reduce the amount of the water they use every day.

International Service World Water Day
World Water Day 2019 2019-03-22 05:00:00Z 0 International Service,World Water Day
Posted on Mar 17, 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year…
 
Rotaractors around the world spent the week of 11 – 17 March 2019 celebrating the success and importance of Rotaract in our communities.

This year marks 51 years of Rotaract! Here’s to many more years of making a positive difference.

Rotaract Blue celebrated with a number of events, with a highlight being our Mass induction of seven new members, read on for more!
District 7020 Rotaract Blue Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman World Rotaract Week
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#WorldRotaractWeek 2019 2019-03-17 05:00:00Z 0 District 7020,Rotaract Blue,Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman,World Rotaract Week
Posted on Mar 06, 2019
On 5 March 2019, also known as Carnival Tuesday in some circles, the Blue Crew gathered at Secretary Lou-Anne’s house for a Culture Night in celebration of Trinidad & Tobago.
 
Did you know that Rotaract Blue has a twin club? The Rotaract Club of Arima (District 7030) is our twin club from across the Caribbean sea, and kindly assisted us with the collation of information on the great nation of Trinidad & Tobago!
 
We love spending time with our Fam-a-lay (lay, lay, lay, lay, lay, lay, lay, lay) and learning about other cultures.
Culture Night International Service Rotaract Blue Rotaract Club of Arima
Culture Night: Trinidad & Tobago 2019-03-06 05:00:00Z 0 Culture Night,International Service,Rotaract Blue,Rotaract Club of Arima
Posted on Mar 01, 2019
Rotaract Blue and Big RCGC joined forces to create the Rotary Olympics!
 
The evening was a fun competition between corporate and individual teams to benefit the Special Olympics Cayman Islands athletes who were on their way to the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

The event would not have been possible without the sponsors, our volunteers, the teams and of course, supporters. We thank you all greatly and hope to see you next year!
Community Service Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Special Needs Special Olympics
Rotary Olympics! 2019-03-01 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Rotary Club of Grand Cayman,Special Needs,Special Olympics
Posted on Feb 23, 2019
 
The Blue Crew were out in force today supporting Jasmine for Flag Day! 🦋

Jasmine, formerly Cayman Hospice Care, provides FREE palliative care to residents of the Cayman Islands.

We were so proud to be apart of this great fundraiser for such a worthy cause.
Community Service Flag Day Jasmine
Blue supports Jasmine Flag Day! 2019-02-23 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Flag Day,Jasmine
 
We were joined by Young Caymanian Leadership Award (YCLA) Recipient Staci Scott who spoke to us about her journey from a little girl on the small(er) island of Cayman Brac, to working at KPMG here in Grand Cayman - and of course receiving the YCLA in 2018.

Staci is a committed mentor, volunteering her time among many platforms, and a proud sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters Cayman Islands.

Staci affirmed that she would not have had the confidence to pursue impossible dreams without the guiding hand of mentors in her life. This inspires her to give back daily.
 
 
Thank you for speaking to us Staci.
You embody the 2018-2019 Presidential theme, #BeTheInspiration!
Community Service Guest Speaker Meeting Professional Development
YCLA Recipient Staci Scott visits Blue 2019-02-06 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Guest Speaker,Meeting,Professional Development
Posted on Feb 06, 2019
Rotaract Blue grew a little bit bigger with the induction of our newest member Jessica Moore! 
 


Jessica has been an active prospective member with key involvement in projects such as the Christmas lunch at Maple House. 

Jessica spoke to a room of members, prospectives, Rota-family and guests about the reason she joined Rotaract which is to be a part of something greater than herself. 

We are so happy to have you, officially, join our family Jessica!
Club Service Member Induction Rotaract Blue
Rotaract Blue is Growing... 2019-02-06 05:00:00Z 0 Club Service,Member Induction,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Jan 23, 2019


In honor of Vocational Services Month, the Blue Crew were joined by Mr. Wayne Jackson - Director, School of Hospitality Studies at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI).

He discussed Vocational Services in the Cayman Islands and the efforts made by UCCI to provide the Cayman Islands with quality Vocational Education to support these vital industries.
 


We were honored to present Mr. Jackson with a cheque for CI$2,000 to sponsor two local students in their pursuit of Vocational Studies at UCCI. 

These funds were raised via Rotaract Blue's Fred Speir's Vocational Grant. This is our annual initiative in honor of the late Rotarian Fred Speirs.

SAVE THE DATE!
The Annual Fred Speirs Walk/Run will take place on 24 March 2019. This event is the main source of fundraising for our Fred Speirs Vocational Grant.

If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Professional Development Director Brian at rbprofessionaldevelopment@gmail.com
Community Service Fred Speirs Fred Speirs Grant Meeting Professional Development
Let's talk Vocational Services! 2019-01-23 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Fred Speirs,Fred Speirs Grant,Meeting,Professional Development
Posted on Jan 19, 2019
Rotaract Blue teamed up with the Interact Club of Grand Cayman this past Saturday to raise funds for their upcoming membership drive.

How do you raise money on a sunny Saturday in the Caribbean? A car wash of course! 

Members and Prospectives helped Interact members wash 23 cars that day! 

We may have gotten a little soaked but we can't wait to do it all over again soon.
Community Service Fundraiser Interact Rotaract Blue
Service Saturday: Interact Style! 2019-01-19 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Fundraiser,Interact,Rotaract Blue
Special Olympic Cayman Islands athletes and directors accept donation from Rotaract Blue.
 
Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands, recently donated just under US $30,000 to five Special Needs Organisations in the Cayman Islands.
 
These funds were raised via the Open Arms Gala, an event held annually in May. The Gala celebrates and honors members of the Cayman Islands Special Needs Community and their family members, persons normally not recognized for their efforts and contributions.
 
The donations were distributed between: Special Needs Foundation Cayman, The Lighthouse School, Sunrise Adult Training Centre, Maple House and Special Olympics Cayman Islands.
 

Prospective Jessica presenting a cheque to Maple House.

IPP Susie of Rotary Central receiving donation, on behalf of the Special Needs Foundation.

President Rene presenting a cheque to Dr. Aidan Tumilty, Lighthouse School.

President Rene presenting a cheque to Sunrise Adult Training Centre.

 
 
The funds will be used for the various organisations dedicated efforts such as: rebuilding playground equipment at the Lighthouse school, moving residents into the new Maple House and assisting with various costs for the Special Olympics World Games.
 
Special Needs is a pillar platform of Rotaract Blue, and we are proud to continue to support this community in whatever way we can.

The 2019 Open Arms Gala will take place on Saturday, May 25th at Ristorante Pappagallo.
 

Community Service Open Arms Open Arms Gala
Rotaract Blue gives with Open Arms! 2019-01-16 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Open Arms,Open Arms Gala
Posted on Jan 14, 2019

Stamp, stamp! Thank you for coming out to our book stamping party and to our guest for dropping off more books.

The books will be used to stock our Free Little Library located in the exit foyer at Hurley’s Marketplace. Have you seen it?

The initiative in collaboration with Rotary Central Cayman Islands is to continue to promote literacy in our community.

So if you stop by our library, take a book or leave a book! 📚

Book Stamping Community Service Free Little Library
Book Stamping Party 2019-01-14 05:00:00Z 0 Book Stamping,Community Service,Free Little Library
Posted on Jan 09, 2019
The Blue Crew are back for the second half of the Rota-Year and we are ready! 

Members, Prospectives, Rota-fam and Guests had a fun-filled meeting. The icebreaker was lead by PR Chair Alanna who lead a game of 20 Questions...but not really? (If you know you know!)

We were taught S.M.A.R.T Goals by Professional Development Director Brian, and we set our goals for: Work, Personal and Rotaract. It was the best way to start the coming year!

What are your goals for 2019?
Meeting Professional Development
Back into the Swing of Things! 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0 Meeting,Professional Development
Posted on Dec 31, 2018

Here is our Rota-half year in review!

It has been a blast and we are proud of all that we’ve accomplished. From beach cleanups, park restorations and of course all being able to give back to the Special Needs community in the Cayman Islands through our Open Arms Program.

We can’t wait to see what a bluetastic year 2019 will be! 💙

Click read more to see the full infogram of our accomplishments.

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Rota-Half Year in Blue 2018-12-31 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaract Blue
Posted on Dec 17, 2018
DRR Leah Lowe came to town!
 
The Blue Crew had a jam packed week of joint events with our sister club, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman (Lil RCGC).
 
 
Before kicking off our schedule of events, we joined the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman for their lunchtime meeting. DRR Leah received a Rotaract royalty welcome.
 
First things first...
District 7020 Rotaract Blue Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman
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#DRRVisitsCayman 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0 District 7020,Rotaract Blue,Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman
Posted on Dec 10, 2018
 
 
District Rotaract Representative* (DRR) Leah Lowe will be visiting us this week from 13-16 December to meet the Cayman Rotaractors and get to know more about what we're doing in our community. 
 
We have an exciting week of activities involving both Blue and the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman.
 
Please join us at any or all of the following events to show her a CaymanKind welcome! =]
 
  • THURSDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2018
    JOINT CLUB MEETING - RSVP Here!
    (Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman & Rotaract Blue)
    Prima Restaurant | Royal Palms Beach Resort
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
     
  • FRIDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2018
    JOINT CLUB HAPPY HOUR - RSVP Here!
    (Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman & Rotaract Blue)
    Karoo | Camana Bay
    5:00 PM
     
  • SUNDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2018
    JOINT BBQ SOCIAL
    Villas of the Galleon
    11:00 AM
You can download the full schedule of DRR Leah's visit here.
 

*For those of you wondering what a DRR is or does?  A DRR is an ambassador for the Rotaract program, a conduit of information between fellow members and Rotarians, and a leader and resource for club officers in our district.

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Posted on Dec 04, 2018

Christmas at Sunrise💛🎄🎅🏼

Thank you so much for having us and being so welcoming. We love celebrating with you all every year! It was so much fun and a jolly good time - even a visit from old Saint Nick.

A huge thank you to A. L. Thompson's for donating this beautiful tree and Ogier for their sponsorship in making this annual gathering a success.

Also thank you to our sister club Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman (RCGC) for joining us!

 

Visit our Facebook page for more pictures: https://www.facebook.com/Rotaractblue/

Christmas at Sunrise Community Service Special Needs Sunrise Adult Training Centre
Christmas at Sunrise 2018-12-04 05:00:00Z 0 Christmas at Sunrise,Community Service,Special Needs,Sunrise Adult Training Centre
Posted on Dec 01, 2018

KNOW YOUR STATUS❗️
1 in 4 people with HIV don’t know they have it. It is estimated that currently only 75% of people with HIV know their status.

HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives so far.

There were approximately 36.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2017.

HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies.

There is no cure for HIV infection. However, effective antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can control the virus and help prevent transmission so that people with HIV, and those at substantial risk, can enjoy healthy, long and productive lives.

Know your risks - get tested.


Rotaract Blue seeks to actively raise awareness about and assist the Cayman AIDS Foundation in its efforts to control and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Cayman Islands and help those living with HIV/AIDS.
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World AIDS Day 2018-12-01 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,World AIDS Day
Posted on Nov 25, 2018
 
In September 2018, Rotaract Blue met at Barkers National Park to help keep our beaches clean. In an effort to ensure Community Service was available to all - we extended our cleanup efforts from West to East! 

It was a great morning hosted by Prospective Courtney. 

Thank you Blue Crew for doing your part to help keep our beaches clean!
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From East to West Making Community Service Available to All! 2018-11-25 05:00:00Z 0 Beach Cleanup,Community Service
Posted on Nov 23, 2018
 
The Cayman Rotaractors joined the Rota-fam in full ascot funky style (with fascinating fascinators - of course), for the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman's 3rd annual Turtle Race Fundraiser at the Kimpton Seafire Resort.
 
All of our jockeys were astonishing and Director Brian got both of the Rotaract turtles 'Charlotte the Rocket' and 'Blu' by John Doak, a win to secure a spot in the final race! We placed 4th overall but next year we shall return for the crown.

Disclaimer: No actual turtles were harmed in the raising of these funds.
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& We're Off to the (Turtle) Races! 2018-11-23 05:00:00Z 0 RCGC Turtle Race,Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman,Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Posted on Nov 11, 2018

We had the most amazing week and it was all about Interact...

Interact World Interact Week
World Interact Week 2018-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 Interact,World Interact Week
Posted on Oct 24, 2018
We are so proud to share that we have made a US $500 contribution to the Rotary International End Polio Fund.
 
This Donation will become US $1500 through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who generously donate $2 for every $1 donated towards the eradication of Polio.
 
The Blue Crew were joined by Members, Prospectives and other Rota-Fam to celebrate Rotary Strides in eradication for World Polio Day.
 
End Polio International Service Meeting Rotaract Blue Rotary Central World Polio Day
Meeting Recap: World Polio Day 2018-10-24 05:00:00Z 0 End Polio,International Service,Meeting,Rotaract Blue,Rotary Central,World Polio Day
Posted on Oct 20, 2018
 

Rotaractors from Blue and Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman (Lil' RCGC) joined forces in the Amazing Haunted Race! 

A two-hour scavenger hunt around Camana Bay, hosted by Professional Development Director Brian, the ‘race’ encouraged teamwork and collaboration between the two clubs. 

There were many spooky challenges, trick or treat bags and plenty of fake blood!

From our clubs to yours, we are wishing you a spooky, teamwork filled Halloween and Holiday season.

Read on for more pictures! devil

The Amazing Haunted Race 2018-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 10, 2018
In recognition of #WorldMentalHeathDay, we were visited by the Alex Panton Foundation to speak to us regarding mental health. 
 
Created in memory of the late Alex Panton, the foundation strives to be a resource for children and young adults in the local and greater community, who may be suffering from Mental Health Disorders or need extra support through difficult situations.
 
Read on for the full recap.
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Meeting Recap: World Mental Health Day 2018-10-10 05:00:00Z 0 Meeting,Professional Development,World Mental Health Day
Posted on Oct 06, 2018
 
Members of the blue crew spent their Saturday Morning at The Pines Retirement Home.
 
Games were played and feelings were hurt in rounds of dominoes. Hint: it was the feelings of young adults. Yes, we were given multiple 6 loves because they are clearly masters. We will not talk about Rummy as it appears we are no good at that either.
 
We also sang worship songs - so uplifting. 

Thank you for having us and we can’t wait to return!
 
Read on for more pictures of us getting owned in the games.
 
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Posted on Sep 29, 2018

Blue celebrated International Coastal Cleanup Day (a little late, blame Hurricane Season!) with a Beach Cleanup at Barkers National Park in West Bay.

Also... Welcome Back Secretary Lou-Anne, we've missed you!

(L:R - Secretary Lou-Anne, IPP Francesca, Treasurer Brandon, VP Dona. Not Pictured: Professional Development Director Brian - he's the photographer)
Beach Cleanup Community Service International Service
Keep our Beaches Clean and our Ocean Blue! 2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0 Beach Cleanup,Community Service,International Service
Posted on Sep 26, 2018

 
This meeting we switched to business gears and held our quarterly Club Assembly which was lead by Club Service Director Ally but of course, not without some fun first. Would we be Blue if we didn't? Pun intended.
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Meeting Recap: Club Assembly and Chill? 2018-09-26 05:00:00Z 0 Club Assembly,Meeting,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Sep 18, 2018
 
We are so excited to share our #LittleFreeLibrary with you all! 📚

This library is in partnership with our sponsor club Rotary Central Cayman Islands and is the newest addition to their Little Free Library initiative! A very special thank you to Hurley's Marketplace for allowing us to place the library at their location.

These Cayman style cottages are housed with FREE books all around the island! Take a book, leave a book - we want to get you reading. We are loving Basic Education & Literacy Month - how about you?
 
Read on for more pictures of the launch.
Basic Education Month Community Service Literacy Month Little Free Library Rotaract Blue Rotary Central
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Posted on Sep 13, 2018
 
Rotaract Blue and Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman (affectionately known as Lil' RCGC) had an epic takeover meeting of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman's (Big RCGC... with just as much affection) lunchtime meeting.
BIG RCGC Joint Takeover 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2018
 
A mid-week meditation during our meeting guided by Carrie Brown of Body Works Cayman was a well needed break. A chance to stop, relax, forget the stress of the world and just breathe. What better backdrop than a sunset on the 7 Mile Beach?

But let’s rewind and take it from the top...
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Meeting Recap: Literacy Month is in Full Swing! 2018-09-12 05:00:00Z 0 Literacy Month,Meeting,Professional Development
Posted on Aug 31, 2018
 
Blue hosted its third 'The Under 30 Club' Networking Mixer at KARoo, Camana Bay in celebration of Membership Month.

With a beautiful view of the water (we love views at Blue), clear skies and a light breeze, we began the happiest of hours on a Friday at 5pm. Our Blue members, uniformed in cobalt polos were well prepared as people began to trickle in.
 
We were joined not only by Blue prospectives but many other guests including our Rota-fam as both Rotarians and Rotaractors from other clubs came out to support what was indeed a successful event.
 
Club Service Networking The Under 30 Club
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'The Under 30 Club' Networking Mixer  2018-08-31 05:00:00Z 0 Club Service,Networking,The Under 30 Club
 
🎉The Under 30 Club is back!

Join us for happy hour! Appetizers on us 😉

💙Mix, mingle and find it more about what’s new, what’s blue and how to get involved!
Membership Month Networking Rotaract Blue The Under 30 Club
'The Under 30 Club' Networking Mixer 2018-08-27 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Month,Networking,Rotaract Blue,The Under 30 Club
Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Midweek, mid-month and we're right back at it!
 
President Rene and Community Service Director Andrene presenting guest speakers Teresa Echenique and Cassondra with a certificate of appreciation for speaking to us about Maple House.
 
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Blue Meeting: DCFS Visits 2018-08-15 05:00:00Z 0 Maple House,Meeting
Posted on Aug 07, 2018
To celebrate Jamaican Independence Day, we teamed up with our sponsor club, Rotary Central for Culture Night held at their regular meeting location, the George Town Yacht Club (GTYC).
 
 
After a brief introduction, Blue members started the segment with fun facts about Jamaica followed by the history and significance of the county’s flag and design.
Culture Night International Service Rotary Central
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Joint Culture Night: Jamaica! Jamaica! 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0 Culture Night,International Service,Rotary Central
Posted on Aug 01, 2018
Pinch, punch, it's the first of the month!
 
Rotaractors from Blue and Lil' RCGC socializing before the meeting began.
 
Today we held our first meeting of the month and what a constructive one it was as we had the pleasure of having Sondra Lovett, Life Coach of Achievement Coaching speak with us once again - she's a friend of Blue!
 
Our guest speaker Sondra Lovett along with Rotarian David (Rotary Central) and guests Ally and Latoya pre-meeting.
 
The evening began with our usual protocol followed with an ice breaker by Club Service Director Ally who had us make a circle within a circle. Paired with another person, Director Ally lead the questions and had partners answer each other. A quick way to get to know more about the person standing in front of you.
Guest Speaker Meeting Membership Month Rotaract Blue Sondra Lovett
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Hello August 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0 Guest Speaker,Meeting,Membership Month,Rotaract Blue,Sondra Lovett
Posted on Jul 28, 2018
What a Rota-filled week!
 
 
This past week, the Cayman Islands Rotary and Rotaract clubs had the pleasure of hosting the 2018-19 Rotary District Governor (DG) Dr. Patrick Adizua along with his lovely wife, Dr. Lesline.
Rotary District Governor Visits Cayman 2018-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 21, 2018
 
#SaturdayServiceProject
 
We had the best time this morning doing a park restoration for Success Circle Park. We even had a kitty join us!
 
Community Service Park Restoration Rotaract Blue
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Posted on Jul 18, 2018
First meeting down - many more to go!
 
 
We kicked off our year in true Blue style this evening. If you couldn't make it, you surely missed an exciting one.
 
 
President Rene started the meeting with a DING and we were off!
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Posted on Jul 01, 2018
 
It’s the beginning of a new Rotaract year and we are very excited for another year of service and fellowship!
 
Get ready for a fun-filled schedule of giving back, professional development, fellowship events and even more as we join forces with the Rota-fam throughout the year.
 
Join us for our first meeting on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | 6PM at Royal Palms.
 
Thank you for your continued loyalty and support of Blue.
 
See you soon!
Rotaract Blue
Happy Blue Year! 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaract Blue
Posted on Jun 28, 2018
We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our annual Changeover event for the installation of the 2018-19 Directors and Officers.
 
Thank you to Cracked Conch Macabuca for hosting us and for their delicious food! A special thank you to our MC of the night, Past President of Blue and PDRR Marzeta Bodden for doing such a fantastic job of keeping us engaged and entertained. Also, thank you to all who graciously donated prizes including Tatiana’s Heaven on Earth Salon, The Book Nook, Renaissance Salon and Spa, the staff at CINICO and all others. Your generosity is mostly appreciated.
 
We are looking forward to a new bluetastic year.💙
 
Meet the new Blue Board of Directors (L-R): Professional Development Director Brian Ogilvie, Community Service Director Andrene Powell, Club Service Director Ally McRae, President Rene Dixon, Vice President Dona-Lee Darlington, Immediate Past President Francesca Hamann, Treasurer Brandon McLean. (Not pictured: International Service Director Kimberly Bennett, Secretary Lou-Anne McMillan)
Changeover Rotaract Blue
Meet the 2018-19 Board of Directors 2018-06-28 05:00:00Z 0 Changeover,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Jun 18, 2018
 

It's Changeover season and we are gearing up to hand over the reigns!

On behalf of incoming President Rene Dixon and her Board of Directors, we invite you to join us for Rotaract Blue's Annual Changeover on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | 6:30PM at the Cracked Conch restaurant.

We welcome you to cocktail hour with a glass of bubbles followed by dinner as we celebrate outgoing President Francesca and her board, as well as the beginning of a new year.

Cost: $60 | Dress code: Smart Casual

For tickets: president.rotaractblue@gmail.com

Changeover Rotaract Blue
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Posted on Jun 04, 2018

Cayman Rotaractors pose for a picture next to the welcome banner. 

The Blue Crew in uniform heading to training sessions.

 

50 Shades of Rotaract.
The final group picture of conference.
 
 

#TeamCayman had a great time at the 2018 Rotaract District 7020 Conference (also known as the Werl Boss Conference) this past week in Miami, Florida. Members of both Blue and Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman were in attendance. We even had a surprise visit from a Blue prospective and had the opportunity to hear our Blue Past President and Past District Rotaract Representative (PDRR) Marzeta Bodden speak on Entrepreneurship during a session! How wonderful is that?!

From in-depth training sessions on leadership, personal branding, budgeting and more to fellowships and fetes - it was not only a fun experience but also an educational one. Did I say it was a lot of fun? We are already looking forward to Bahamas in 2019!

Special thank you to the Rotaractors of the British Virgin Islands for doing what some may have called the impossible and hosting a successful conference in another country after being devastated by hurricanes last year. That alone shows the resilience and dedication of Rotaractors.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE! wink


Attending a Rotaract District 7020 Conference is a great opportunity to network with other Rotaractors and Rotarians from our district and in some cases, from around the world. You will be able to see the amazing work that other clubs in our district are doing and how we really do make an impact in our countries and throughout the world. Not only can you also gain friends and possible mentors but you will attend sessions that contribute to your personal and professional development. This experience is not only beneficial throughout your Rotaract journey but also throughout your life. 
 
Stay tuned for more details on the 2019 Rotaract District 7020 Conference.
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2018 Rotaract District 7020 Conference 2018-06-04 05:00:00Z 0 District 7020,District Conference,Rotaract Blue,Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman
Posted on May 04, 2018
 
Our guest speaker, life coach Sondra Lovett (who is already a friend of Blue) came to speak at our meeting to give us advice on ‘Managing Stress in the Workplace’. 
Professional Development Rotaract Blue
Managing Stress in the Workplace 2018-05-04 05:00:00Z 0 Professional Development,Rotaract Blue
We are gearing up for our journey to Emerald City on May 26th as we are hosting the 10th Open Arms Gala at Ristorante Pappagallo where we will be honoring some amazing individuals!
 
So we are calling upon you to nominate the amazing parents, caregivers, teachers, coaches, students and organizations/employers who play an important role in the lives of those with special needs in our community.
Please share and help get your nominee recognized -- thank you!
Community Service Open Arms
Open Arms Nominations 2018 2018-05-01 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Open Arms
Posted on Apr 21, 2018

The CI Chamber of Commerce held it's annual Earth Day Clean Up and the Blue Crew assembled to do our part (along with many other volunteers island-wide) in keeping our country and environment clean for everyone to enjoy.

“The Environment is where we all meet.” - Lady Bird Johnson

Community Service Earth Day International Service Rotaract Blue
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Posted on Mar 22, 2018
 
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
 
‘The answer is in nature’ and raises awareness of NBS. The central message that NBS, such as planting trees to replenish forests,
reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands, is a sustainable and cost-effective way to help rebalance the water cycle, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve human health and livelihoods.

By using NBS to help meet the water needs of a growing population, we will contribute to the creation of a circular economy, at the same time as helping to protect the natural environment and reduce pollution.
 
International Service World Water Day
World Water Day 2018 2018-03-22 05:00:00Z 0 International Service,World Water Day
Posted on Mar 21, 2018
 
Today we rocked our socks for World Down Syndrome Day! 💙💛
 
Did you know 3/21 was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which leads to Down Syndrome? Now you do. Together we can help advocate for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down Syndrome in our schools & communities around the world.
 
Learn more about World Down Syndrome Day here: worlddownsyndromeday.org/
Community Service Rock Your Socks Cayman Rotaract Blue Special Needs WDSD2018
World Down Syndrome Day | Rock Your Socks Cayman! 2018-03-21 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Rock Your Socks Cayman,Rotaract Blue,Special Needs,WDSD2018
Posted on Mar 19, 2018
This past week we teamed up with Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman to celebrate 50 years of Rotaract with a week of service and fellowship events. Read on for a full recap and photos.
 
The Rota-family at the CI Humane Society for a morning of dog walking.
Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman World Rotaract Week
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Posted on Mar 12, 2018

 
This year we are celebrating 50 years of Rotaract and that is something to celebrate!

We have a week of service and fellowship events planned and to make it even more amazing, all of the events will see us team up with Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman (RCGC).

Here's to another 50 years of service!
Rotaract Blue Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman Word Rotaract Week
Happy World Rotaract Week!  2018-03-12 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaract Blue,Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman,Word Rotaract Week
Posted on Mar 10, 2018
 
International Service does not necessarily have to be international! There's a lot of culture to be learned right here in our own backyard as we experienced on our outing to the Cayman Islands National Museum to be educated on the history and development of our beautiful country.
 
Thank you to our International Service Director Nyron for organizing a fun and educational Saturday afternoon followed by fellowship.
International Service Rotaract Blue
CI National Museum Visit 2018-03-10 05:00:00Z 0 International Service,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Mar 03, 2018

It was an awesome Saturday assisting Rotary Central Cayman Islands with the Annual Island-Wide Health Screening event!

Members of the Blue crew volunteered at multiple screening locations to lend Central a few extra hands. Clipboards in hand, volunteers helped recruited passersby to register to have their health screened completely free of charge. We were also in charge of taking height, weight and measurements.

It felt incredible to be a part of encouraging our community to be proactive about their health and possibly saving lives!
 
 
Community Service Rotary Central
Rotary Central Annual Island-Wide Health Screening Event 2018-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Rotary Central
Posted on Feb 23, 2018
 
Today we celebrate 113 years of Rotary! Rotary is where neighbors, friends and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. Here is to many more years of making a difference! #PeopleofAction #HappyBirthdayRotary #MakingADifference #Rotafam #Rotary
Rotary Rotary Central Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Happy Birthday Rotary! 2018-02-23 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary,Rotary Central,Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Posted on Feb 21, 2018
 
Welcome the newest members of Blue! Congratulations Ally & Andrene!
Member Induction Rotaract Blue
Welcome Ally & Andrene! 2018-02-21 05:00:00Z 0 Member Induction,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Jan 24, 2018
 
A huge thank you to Kristina Maxwell of Align for visiting Blue to give us an informative presentation on Health & Wellness and how we can stay fit without a gym. 
 
We definitely had a blast doing the 10 minute HITT circuit! #WhoNeedsAGym
Meeting Professional Development Rotaract Blue
Who Needs a Gym? 2018-01-24 05:00:00Z 0 Meeting,Professional Development,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Jan 03, 2018

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a well rested holiday season and made a ton of awesome memories. 

It's a new year and with it will bring some new changes for Blue. Our meetings are changing as we will be moving to the bi-weekly structure; meaning we will host meetings twice a month as opposed to the regular four that we were used to. It's our hope that we will see a growth in participation and attendance.
 
We aren't Blue without you so I hope in 2018 we see everyone out! 
 
YIR
 
Francesca Hamann
President 2017-2018 | Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands
Rotaract Blue
A Message from President Francesca 2018-01-03 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaract Blue

 

 
We would like to say thank you to all who attended our 10th annual Shades of Red event last Tuesday. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and those who donated to the silent auction. Also, a huge thank you to The Brasserie for allowing us to host our event at their beautiful venue. 
 
The Cayman AIDS Foundation (CAF) makes a difference in our community, and we are pleased that you would share in helping us to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS.
CAF Cayman AIDS Foundation Community Service Shades Shades of Red
Thank You for Supporting Shades of Red! 2017-12-12 05:00:00Z 0 CAF,Cayman AIDS Foundation,Community Service,Shades,Shades of Red
 
 
We celebrated Thanksgiving (although on Thanksgiving Eve) with a our annual fellowship dinner by the ocean-side with Blue members and friends. There was certainly no shortage of food and we were thankful to share a great evening together. 
 
We have so much to be thankful for.
Club Service Fellowship Rotaract Blue Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! 2017-11-22 05:00:00Z 0 Club Service,Fellowship,Rotaract Blue,Thanksgiving
Posted on Nov 15, 2017
Welcoming our newest member, Lou-Anne to the Blue family.
Rotaract Blue
Welcome Lou-Anne! 2017-11-15 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaract Blue
 
Halloween Game Night was a spooky good time full of tricks & treats!
Club Service Fellowship
Halloween Game Night 2017-10-25 05:00:00Z 0 Club Service,Fellowship
Posted on Oct 24, 2017
 

Recap of our bingo night on Saturday with our sponsor club Rotary Central Cayman Islands.

Our Polio End Games offered us a night filled with laughter, awesome prizes & most importantly getting a little closer to ending Polio. A huge thank you to everyone who came out as well as our amazing sponsors! Also to our International Service Director Nyron Jones for organizing!

End Polio Games World Polio Day
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HELP US MAKE HISTORY AND END POLIO.

Join us for happy hour! Enjoy our "End Polio Games".

Come out to play bingo & enter in our raffle for your chance to win prizes throughout the night. Every donation can triple our impact through the partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Learn more at endpolionow.org

End Polio Games International Service
Polio End Games 2017-10-09 05:00:00Z 0 End Polio Games,International Service
 
Rotaract Blue will be hosting the 10th Annual Shades of Red event on December 5th at The Brasserie. Shades of Red: Livin La Vida Loca is a wine tasting exploration of the Spanish Regions. 

Tickets are $100 and proceeds from the event benefit the Cayman AIDS Foundation in a continued effort to build awareness about HIV/AIDS in Cayman and around the world. 

Sponsorship packages are also available if you or your company are interested in making a big impact with Rotaract Blue at communityservice.rb@gmail.com.

#ShadesOfRed
CAF Cayman AIDS Foundation Community Service Fundraiser Shades of Red
10th Annual Shades of Red: Livin La Vida Loca 2017-10-04 05:00:00Z 0 CAF,Cayman AIDS Foundation,Community Service,Fundraiser,Shades of Red
Posted on Sep 30, 2017
 
To engage our members in a fun activity promoting literacy month, members took to Camana Bay to celebrate the month of literacy and took part in a community Literacy Scavenger Hunt organized by a book store. The hunt took us all over Camana Bay looking for clues. It definitely was a trip down memory lane as many of the answers were some of our favourites from childhood. The day reaffirmed the importance of literacy and a great day was had by those who attended. Bonus - once we completed the hunt and submitted the results we got a 10% discount on our next purchase because we got all the answers correct – and free bookmarks!
Literacy Month
Literacy Scavenger Hunt | Literacy Month 2017-09-30 05:00:00Z 0 Literacy Month
Posted on Sep 27, 2017
 
Every quarter we have a Culture Night to raise awareness and understanding of different cultures while experiencing their cuisine.
Continuing our Culture Night Series, we ventured to JAMAICA. Director of International Service Nyron planned a great night filled with history, interesting facts, fellowship, great food and in true Jamaican fashion - dominoes.
We also raised $165 to be donated to an international charity.
Culture Night International Service
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Culture Night: JAMAICA 2017-09-27 05:00:00Z 0 Culture Night,International Service
Happy International Coastal Clean-Up Day!! Blue did our part to continue to keep our beautiful beaches pristine... 19lbs later!
Beach Cleanup Community Service District 7020 Environmental Impact International Coastal Cleanup Day International Service Rotaract Blue
International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2017-09-16 05:00:00Z 0 Beach Cleanup,Community Service,District 7020,Environmental Impact,International Coastal Cleanup Day,International Service,Rotaract Blue
Posted on Sep 16, 2017
 
All the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs came together to host a Karaoke Fundraiser aimed at raising funds for our 7020 family. The event was a success and raised US$3,300 which was donated to the Disaster Relief Fund. 
Fundraiser Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Joint Club Karaoke Fundraiser 2017-09-16 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraiser,Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Posted on Sep 14, 2017

To continue to build on our relationships with our Rotafam on island, Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman teamed up to jointly host a takeover of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s weekly Thursday lunch meeting. President Patriann and President Fran took over the control of the gavel from President Justin and members from both clubs divided the duties of greeter, raffle ticket sales and took over the Sargent segment. We had a great time!
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Rotary Club Joint Takeover 2017-09-14 05:00:00Z 0 Networking,Rotaract Blue,Rotary Club of Grand Cayman

A big thank you to Nikki & Claire for taking the time to share with our Blue Family about the amazing efforts of the St. Baldrick's Foundation and about how we can be Hannah's Heroes - we hope to see many of you supporting this worthy cause on September 22nd @ The Wicket, 5pm.
 
Fundraiser Heroes for Hannah St. Baldricks Foundation
Heroes for Hannah Representatives visit Blue 2017-09-07 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraiser,Heroes for Hannah,St. Baldricks Foundation
Posted on Sep 01, 2017

We relaunched the PYBFF initiative and once again partnered with our Department of Children and Family Services and a local shoe store to get discounted shoes to provide 25 students with new school shoes.
 
We had a dress down day on September 1st where we asked Rotarians, Rotaractors, our friends and community to dress in organise and donate to the cause. We were pleased with all of the companies that partnered with us and were able to meet our goal!
Fundraiser Put Your Best Foot Forward Youth Development
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'Put Your Best Foot Forward' Dress Down Day 2017-09-01 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraiser,Put Your Best Foot Forward,Youth Development
Club Service Director Rene planned an epic mystery meeting. Who knew we had so many creatives...thank you Art Nest Cayman for having us. We had a clay old time!
Art Nest Cayman Club Service Mystery Meeting
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Posted on Aug 05, 2017
Over 20 Rotarians and Rotaractors from Rotaract Blue were at work this morning as we packed 250 backpacks for primary hard school students. Continuing to build our relationship with other Rotary Clubs on island members of Blue attended RCGC’s first community service project of the year – their packing party filled 250 school bags with school supplies that were distributed throughout the Cayman Islands to students in need.
Community Service RCGC Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
RCGC School Backpack Packing Project 2017-08-05 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,RCGC,Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Posted on Jul 20, 2017

To show DG Robert and his wife Rosa our Rotaract Projects around the island, we took the DG and his wife loaded them into a van with members of both Rotaract clubs and took him on a tour to a few of our projects. We were able to highlight our continuing efforts and conversed with about ideas to help elevate our clubs further. After the tour, the Rotaract Clubs hosted DG Robert and his wife Rosa at a joint Rotaract meeting.
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District Governor Robert Leger and Wife Rosa visits the Cayman Islands 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0 District 7020,Rotaract Blue
District Governor Robert Leger and Wife Rosa visits the Cayman Islands 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0 District 7020,Rotaract Blue
2016-2017 Blue Review 2017-07-12 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaract Blue
Posted on Jul 07, 2017
 
Our sponsor club Rotary Central facilitated PETS training for both our club and Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman. Our newly inducted board stayed over at a condo, had dinner together and played board games while getting to know each other. Then in the morning we ventured to PETS training together!
Leadership Training PETS Team Building
Board Retreat/P.E.T.S. Training 2017-07-07 05:00:00Z 0 Leadership Training,PETS,Team Building
Posted on Jun 21, 2017

 
Join us Wednesday June 28th for our 11th Annual Installation of Directors and Officers! We'll be celebrating the 2016-2017 Rotaract year and installing the 2017-2018 Board.
$60 : GTYC : 3 Course Meal
Email President Francesca for tickets.
 
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Posted on Jun 12, 2017

Rotaract Blue is now accepting applications for The Fred Speirs Vocational Grant. If you or someone you know between the age of 16-30 is pursuing a vocational or technical skills course locally or overseas we'd like to help fund your passion!

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The Fred Speirs Vocational Grant 2017-06-12 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Fred Speirs,Vocational Grant
Posted on Jun 08, 2017
 
Join us on the 17th of June 8 pm at Barolo lounge for #SoulyBlue a #party with an impact.
Get your #SoulyBlue ticket from Rotaract #Blue members. Proceeds go towards the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant and Rotaract #Blue Club Activities.Oh not to be missed 2 for 1 Sky Vodka Until 10pm.
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Posted on May 19, 2017
 
Set your alarms, we're hitting the streets early tomorrow for our Fred Speirs 5K walk/run. Help us raise funds for the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant. Registration opens at 5:30am @ Holiday Inn, Safe Haven. Walkers start at 6:30am. Runners start at 6:45am.
Community Service Fred Speirs Vocational Grant
Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run 2017 2017-05-19 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Fred Speirs,Vocational Grant
Posted on Apr 05, 2017
At one of our recent meetings we were joined by Sondra Lovett and had the pleasure of donating $4,000 to the Cayman AIDS Foundation, proceeds from our 9th annual Shades of Red wine tasting event. Funds were raised through ticket sales, auctions items and raffle draws. Thank you again to all our sponsors, attendees, auction bidders and Blue Members who make this event GREAT every year. 🍷🍷🍷
CAF Cayman AIDS Foundation Community Service Shades Shades of Red
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Posted on Feb 23, 2017
Introducing the Rotaract Blue board of directors for 2017-2018: 
Presidential Encore: Francesca
Vice President: Dona-lee
Secretary: Kimberly 
Treasurer: Brandon
Dir Community Service: DeAnn 
Dir Club Service: Rene
Dir International Service: Nyron
Dir Professional Development: Chynae 
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Join us in congratulating the incoming board for Rotaract Blue! 
Rotaract Blue Board of Directors 2017-2018 2017-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 08, 2017
 
We were a little upset with humanity after stumbling upon a picture perfect beach spot littered with garbage. We found everything from chairs, floats, bottles, cans and diapers. Safe to say the beach is used by a wide cross section of society, all dumping their garbage for others to clean up.
 
We're happy to clean the beach whenever needed but, read the sign! Take home your garbage.
#NoLittering 2017-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Blue is proud to award local student, Bianca Stephanie Christian, the 2014-15 Fred Speirs Vocational Grant to attend the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) to pursue an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Technology.

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Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands Supports Local Student 2015-09-18 05:00:00Z 0 Fred Speirs,Fred Speirs Grant
Rotaract Blue's Special Visit to the The Pines Retirement Home Alice Ramos 2015-08-13 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,The Pines
Neil Godfrey Park Gets New Look for Summertime 2015-07-11 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Neil Godfrey Park,Rotaract Blue,Rotary Central
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Jun 23, 2015
 
Visit our Facebook Page for more Photos from the event:
https://www.facebook.com/Rotaractblue
 
Change Over Ceremony 2015 Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Jun 19, 2015
 
Rotary, leading our leaders!
 
We gained so much valuable information and insight from our Rotarians at this year's PETS training which was organised by our sponsor club, Rotary Central. We are motivated to go out and get this train of positivity rolling once again in our community.
PETS
PETS 2015 Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-06-19 05:00:00Z 0 PETS
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Jun 17, 2015

Another brave Rotaract Blue member will shave her head in aid of the St. Baldricks Foundation!

To help Francesca Hamann raise funds and find out why she steps up to the plate go to: https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/801270/2015 

Childhood Cancer Heroes for Hannah St. Baldricks Foundation
Francesca shaves her head Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-06-17 05:00:00Z 0 Childhood Cancer,Heroes for Hannah,St. Baldricks Foundation
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Jun 16, 2015
 
For our last meeting of the year, the board opened the floor for any ideas or suggestions of projects we should add to the list or how we can improve on our current projects for the upcoming year. Thanks to an ice breaker done by DRRE Marzeta Bodden, where we stated what particular words made each person think of, ideas were popping out from all over the room. Thank you to our members and all you contributed to a successful year and we look forward to what's in store.
Ideas Ideas Ideas Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Jun 05, 2015

 
Our 8th annual Open Arms Gala turned out to be such a huge success. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we had so many generous sponsors for which we are very grateful. Thank you to all involved that made our event as amazing as it was. #meetusatthecarnival
Fundraiser Open Arms Open Arms Gala Special Needs
Open Arms Gala 2015 Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-06-05 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraiser,Open Arms,Open Arms Gala,Special Needs
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Jun 01, 2015
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A few pictures of Rotaract Blue members whom visited St. Maarten for this years Rotaract District 7020 Conference - learning, connecting,exploring, sharing, enjoying the fellowship and standing proud with our Silver DRR Award of Excellence and Zone 34 Award for 2014-2015! Thank you to all who have contributed their hard work and dedication this past year and years gone by. Congratulations blue! Watch it! Watch it! Watch it! Blue in the building!
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Rotaract District 7020 Conference 2015 Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-06-01 05:00:00Z 0 District 7020,District Conference
 
 
We had such a great time at President Louise's house for our retreat that we all forgot to take pictures. Let's talk about being in the moment. Our fun filled retreat was staged as  the special VIP dinner of Dr. Doom. 
 
A brief description of the evening:

Dr. Larry Doom was the heir of the Doom estate and a rather famous chemist. He led a troublesome life full of misery, lies, and deceitful practices. Reflecting upon the past, he decided to host a VIP dinner at his home, the old Doom Mansion, in hopes to resolve the differences with those he had wronged throughout his life. Most of the guests accepted his humble invitation and arrived at the mansion in style to enjoy a delectable dining experience and good company. The evening started out fabulously and Dr. Doom commenced his quest to make amends with his family and past acquaintances. As the evening progressed, Dr. Doom found it difficult to deal with some of his invited guests as in addition to their sordid past with him…many also had serious conflicts with each other! As the evening progressed, tension filled the air and to everyone’s shock, Dr. Doom’s priceless diamond encrusted pterodactyl egg was found missing and in its place was a ransom note for a million dollars! The guests quickly rallied together to investigate whodunit before the thief could get away. The investigators took a few breaks from the stress of the intense investigation to dine on a tasty dinner, play exciting games and to savor on hot chocolate and desserts before coming to a final conclusion of who the naughty thief was!
 
Members acted out the different characters until be discovered who the deceitful culprit was.  The actors did a great job at portraying the roles and we later discovered that it was Dr. Doom's beautiful and elegant niece, Miss Crimson who stole the marvelous egg. 
 
See the different characters below.
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We were able to donate a total of $13, 433.87 JMD to the Rotaract Club of Northern Caribbean University (Mandeville, Jamaica) in support of their project to provide students in a basic school with proper drinking water and to educate them on sanitation and proper hygiene.
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WASH Project Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-03-26 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service
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We brought The Hunger Games to the Bed Race this year with our theme - "Blue on Fire". Seen below is our team at the event, with "Effie" being the main character.
The Hunger Games Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Mar 13, 2015
Early morning painting and handy-work was done to the Success Circle Park in Palm Dale off Crewe Road, George Town. Job well done!
 
Updating our Circle Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Mar 10, 2015
It was a pleasure to share in games and insight with the girls from Frances Bodden Girls Home. We hope to see those familiar faces soon in Rotarct!
 
Visit from the Frances Bodden Girls Home Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Mar 05, 2015
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Immediate Past President Naude Dreyer, Rotary Central's Community Service Director Coline Fawkes and Rotaract Blue's PR Chair Stephanie Espeut spoke on the upcoming Rotary Free Health Screening tomorrow with our local morning show, Daybreak.
The screening will be at 8 locations starting from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The locations are as follows:​
  • Kirk Market,
  • Hurley's,
  • Cost U Less,
  • A. L. Thompson's
  • and all four Fosters.
Some locations will have Pharmacists, Nurses, Dietitians and Nutritionists.
Rotary Health Screening Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Mar 03, 2015
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We took the opportunity to celebrate the soon to be mothers in our club this week by having a joint baby shower. Yes, the men were involved too! Baby shower games were played and treats were endless. Congratulations to our new mothers, Community Service Director Ranel Grant and Rotaractor Sheena and we wish you both a safe delivery and recovery.
More Blue babies! Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Feb 24, 2015
 Members of the new board of directors for 2015 are seen here along side a few Rotarians.
New board 2015 Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Feb 17, 2015
By continuing to share the love, we combined the Valentine's spirit with international service project of sending post/cards to our Twinning club Rotaract Club of Arima.
 
Sending Love To Arima Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Feb 13, 2015
 In our efforts to invite more friends to our Social Media Outlets, we grasped this Valentines Day as the perfect opportunity to "share the love" by creating this e-card. Simply because WE LOVE YOU and are so grateful for all the years of continuous support from each and everyone of you.
 
Share the love Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Feb 06, 2015
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With Valentine’s Day approaching, members of Rotaract Blue took a road trip to Lover's Wall in East End. After beautifying the Lover’s Wall area, we enjoyed fellowship at Over the Edge, a local restaurant in North Side. It was a great day!
Lover's Wall Clean-Up Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Feb 05, 2015
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Member's joined together to help with a coin drive that our local "Meals on Wheels" non-profit organization was having. We gave up our lunch hour to stand outside supermarkets asking the general public to donate coins towards the organization.
 
A prime example of what Rotary is about.Humanity in motion.
Meals on Wheels Coin Drive Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
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We always look forward to engaging with members of George Town Primary EarlyAct club.
 
 
 
Visits with Earlyactors Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Dec 12, 2014
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Osetra Bay Restaurant invited us to be a part of their Mingle and Jingle series! Each Wednesday a nonprofit organization is chosen and invited to be highlighted at Osetra Bay. They run a dinner special at $40 for 2 courses and it also includes a bellini or martini. After which, $5 per head that dined that night is given back to the highlighted organization. It was a great way to experience the exquisite cuisine, enjoy fellowship and raise money for our organization all at the same time.
Mingle and Jingle Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Nov 21, 2014
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The 7th annual wine tasting fundraiser was themed  “The Governor’s selection” which is held to enhance awareness of AIDS/HIV in the Cayman Islands.  We were honored to have her excellency, the governor Helen Kilpatrick, select 6 of her top choices to add to the selection wines available at the event.
Shades of Red 2014 Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Nov 21, 2014
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Camana Bay’s Santa Run was a 3K run/walk where adults and children participated and dressed like Santa.
Rotaract Blue Members guided and encouraged all individuals with their joyous Christmas spirit.  
Camana Bays Santa Run Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Nov 18, 2014
A special dinner as a fellowship meeting at President Louise’s house. We discussed the things that we are grateful for.
 
Thanksgiving Dinner 2014 Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Nov 14, 2014
Captured By Rotaract is an annual fundraiser collaborated and planned by the Rotaract Clubs of Grand Cayman where Rotarians are captured by Rotaractors and held for ransom. All captured members had to seek contribution towards their ransom from fellow Rotarians, family members, friends and businesses. This event was a great way for members to fellowship while exposing the club to the general public via a club information booth with photo props, posters and freebies. 
Captured by Rotaract 2014 Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Oct 24, 2014
We held our first official Skype meeting with our twinning Club, Rotaract Club of Arima
Skype with Arima Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Oct 23, 2014
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Rotary and Rotaract clubs of Cayman joined forces on October 24, 2014 in observation of World Polio Day. 
 

 

Worlds Greatest Happy Hour Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Oct 10, 2014
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Helping to spread awareness through presence at two local stores (Fosters Food Fair Supermarket and Kirks Home Centre) for the National Council of Voluntary Organizations’ (NCVO) annual telethon fundraiser which is non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the care, education and well-being of children and families in need of support in the Cayman Islands. Members Spent several hours collecting funds in donation cans.

 

 

 
On October 18th, 2014, Past President Jacqueline Golding-McDonald presented full proceeds CI$4000/US$4878.05 during NCVO’s local televised telethon.
NCVO Telethon Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
District Rotaract Representative Elisia Lake Visit Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Oct 03, 2014

We were happy to lend a hand to the Special Olympics Committe as they aimed to promote the Specail Olympics Cayman Islands primary goal of a holistic approach to a healthy activies for their athletes. The event provided free screening to athletes in Fun Fitness (physiotherapy), Fit Feet, Healthy Hearing, Health Promotion, Opening Eyes, Special Simes and MedFest. Members chaperoned some members of the Special Olympics team at the Lighthouse School auditorium through different stations and stayed with them for the afternoon ensuring they completed all of the various screenings. 

 

Healthy Athlete and Young Athlete Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Oct 01, 2014
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Vice President Alice visited the students at ICCI and provided a presentation on what, who and how to join Rotaract and how it can enhance one’s career to over 60 students 

 

The presentation started off with an ice breaker (Rota-Bingo). This was to encourage students to learn something about their peers and also to provide a glimpse of what Rotaract has to offer.

 

International College Presentation Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Sep 20, 2014

Rotaract Blue joined the Family Resource Center in Celebrating International Peace Day at Camana Bay. Members participated in a Flash Mob, tile painting and chalk drawing with other members of the community.

 

International Peace Day Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Sep 18, 2014
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Mechon and Tommy Ebanks’ came and did a presentation, parents of little Skylar "Mimi" Ebanks on their experience with "Mimi" thus for, who has been fighting cancer since she was 6 months old. 

Rotaractor Stephanie Espeut was so touched by 

that she wanted to do her part to raise awareness about childhood cancer being a mother herself and her family also being a affected by cancer. Stephanie managed to  fundraise $22,000 and participated in the head-shaving event, Hero’s for Hannah. The event raises funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer research charity in the United States, so that Mimi would be able to continue her treatment. Members showed their support by attending the event and some donated.

 

St. Baldricks Foundation Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Sep 16, 2014
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 As hurricane Ivan is a part of the Cayman culture, the club thought this would be an excellent opportunity for members to share their experience of both a life changing and uplifting event. 

 

Members of Rotary Central and Rotaract Grand Cayman also joined us on the tour. 

 

Ivan Remembered Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Blue's 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Vanessa Williams 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotaract Blue Public Relations on Jul 25, 2014
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A Fundraiser to aid Rotarian Derek Haines raise funds towards his Six4Hospice initiative to raise funds for a new Hospice facility. Members stood outside two venues: Hurleys Supermarket and Cost-u-Less. 

 

 We raised $2,000 towards to fundraiser.

 

Six for Hospice - Sticker Drive Rotaract Blue Public Relations 2014-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Installation of 2014-2015 Board Louise Craig 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
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The first ever Rotaract Blue 5K movement is scheduled for this Saturday November 5, 2011 at Camana Bay.  Event day registration opens at 7am and the Movement starts at 7:30am.  Registration booth will be located in the Paseo.

 

Rotaract Blue 5K Movement Trudy Ann Baines 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Blue Welcomes New Board of Directors and Officers Select Member 2011-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
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Rotaract Blue welcomes 4 new members to the “Blue Family”. L – R: David Shibli, Crystalgail Charles, Club President Sheraim Mascal, Thomas Dillon and Boris Brady. The club has now grown to 38 members.
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Rotaract Blue hosts 3rd Annual Family Fun Day in an effort to raise funds for persons with special needs. Part proceeds made will be used towards the club’s upcoming Annual Open Arms Award Ceremony which honour individuals who have enriched the lives of disabled persons, as well as persons that have managed to excel in their lives, despite having a disability.

Rotaract Blue Raises Funds for Disabled Yvette Cacho 2011-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tunde McDonald on Apr 01, 2011
In conjunction with our Open Arms Program, the Rotaract Blue Open Arms Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, 2 April 2011 at the Airport Park from 11:00am until 4:00pm.
Open Arms Fun Day Tunde McDonald 2011-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week Tunde McDonald 2010-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret -Author Unknown
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Posted by Jacqueline Golding-McDonald
Residents enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of singing, laughter, scripture reading and food.  Meals were sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken and Foster's Food Fair. 
 
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Rotaract Blue would like to say "THANK YOU" to all the people who made our children's book drive a success! We would like to thank Books & Books for their generous donation of books, Book Nook, the Cayman Islands Humane Society book Loft and all the members of Rotaract Blue and the Rotary Clubs that donated to the cause. Thank you ALL!!!!!

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Book Donation to New Testatment Pre-School in Rock Hole Ranel Grant 0
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Through our children's book drive, we were able to donate reading books to two schools this year. Among these is the Edna M. Moyle Primary School in North Side. The children and Principal was very excited for them.

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Rotaract Blue held a newspaper collection drive where we collected newspapers to donate to the Humane Society. The newspapers were donated on September 6th 2014, after which, a few members volunteered to walk the dogs.It was a wonderful experience.

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On Saturday, 23 August 2014, members and friends of Rotaract Blue paid a special visit to the residents of The Pines Retirement Home. We were greeted with smiles and open hearts. We provided lunch for the residents and staff members of the Pines. While some served food, others joined in for sing-a-longs.

 

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Do you have a book that your child no longer reads? We are collecting new and gently used books for ages 3 to 11 through the months of July and August. If you wish to make a donation, please contact any Rotaract Blue member or email us at communityservice.rb@gmail.com and we will arrange pick-up.

Rotaract Blue Children's Book Drive Ranel Grant 0
Reading and Crafts with children at Books & Books Ranel Grant 0
Story time with the children at St. Georges Pre-School Ranel Grant 0
Recipient of the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant Ranel Grant 0
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To change things up a bit, members and guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails with Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick this Wednesday at Government House.

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Water Pollution Poster Competition a Hit Yvette Cacho 0
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As a part of their home restoration programme, Rotaract Blue answered the call of West Bay homeowner David Ebanks. After some assessment, the club recognized the home suffered damage from a

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We teamed up with the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman (SNFC) to help raise awareness for World Autism Day on 2 April 2014. Members dressed up in blue and raised over $300. Proceeds go towards SNFC and their continued awareness efforts.
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Posted by Ranel Grant
Every year, Rotaract Blue awards the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant to a local student to pursue technical/vocational studies as part of its Professional Development avenue of service. Our Vocational Grant is heading into it’s 6th Year of providing Young professionals of the Cayman Islands with the opportunity to further their studies home or abroad.
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In celebration of Literacy Month, President Yvette brought the gift of life to Wee Care Preschool. More reading days to come.
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Supporting a worthy cause, Rotaractors participated in the 22nd Annual St Patrick's Day 5K Irish Jog. Proceeds made from registration will go towards the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. 

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This past Sunday (16 March), Rotaractors and Rotarians returned to Frances Bodden Girls Home to continue some unfinished business. This time around, we've added a
Blue Revisits Girls Home Yvette Cacho 0
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With St Patrick's Day as our theme, our club received an award for Best Bed at this year's Rotary Bed Race. Gooooo Blue!
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Rotaractors and Rotarians spent the day on Saturday 22 Feb at Frances Bodden Girls Home painting doors, power-washing roof and prepping walls. We can safely say that the residents and staff are super pleased.
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With help from our sponsor club Rotary Central, West Bay's Sandhole Beach got a new facelift last Saturday (25 Jan).
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Just in time for the holiday season, staff and residents of Maple House also received a couch courtesy of Rotaract Blue and Marriott Hotel.
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Thanks to Kirk Market, we helped to donate a festive Christmas meal to residents and staff of Maple House - a 24 hours facility which is home to 9 disabled persons. Happy Holidays!
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Each year, members of Rotaract Blue help to spread some Christmas cheer to clients and staff at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre. The centre serves adults with disabilities and special needs. Club members decorated the tree and helped clients create personalized Christmas tree ornaments. As a treat, the club also provided milk and cookies.
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In celebration of Int'l Day for Persons with Disabilities on 1 December, members paid a special visit to the staff and students of Lighthouse School for their opening ceremony last Tuesday, 3 December.

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Wheelchair Project Launches Today Yvette Cacho 0
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As a beneficiary of Rotaract Blue’s Open Arms Programme, the Lighthouse School has received approx CI$5000 in donations over the past 6 years. To recognize this, a sign is currently displayed at the school entrance.
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In light of Int’l Month of Older Persons in October, the club spent a few hours with residents at the Golden Age Home. Refreshments were provided and by the end, the club donated a Bingo game set - to be used by residents who are more mobile.
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As a part of International Literacy Month in September, Rotaract Blue recently joined other organisations around the world to celebrate the foundation that every child needs - Reading. With the help of families, friends and project sponsor Books and Books, the club donated over 250 books to Year 1 students at the Prospect Primary School.
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Members and prospectives spent several hours bringing the UCCI Pathway back to life bright and early last Saturday morning (31 August). Everyone showed up with working hands, gloves, sunscreen, hats and rakes. Recognizing the importance of pollution prevention
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Last Saturday, 24 August, members and friends of Rotaract Blue paid a special visit to the residents of The Pines Retirement Home as their annual voluntary project.  
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Books & Books is a proud sponsor of our annual Book Drive. This year, books will be donated to Year 1 students at Prospect Primary School.
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Helping to improve the lives of those with severe mobility problems is one of the focuses for Rotaract Blue. The club teamed up with Cayman Medical Supplies to donate wheelchairs to two young boys who were sadly hit by a car mid-July while riding their bikes.
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With amazing projects and goals already lined up, the 2013-2104 Board is ready to hit the ground running. 

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Over 200 civil servants took part in a dress down day to support Rotaract Blue’s Open Arms Programme on Thursday, 28 March 2013.

Open Arms promotes non-discrimination for disabled persons and aims to help integrate those living with disabilities into the community while providing support and recognition to persons who care for them.


As part of this year’s programme, Rotaract Blue organized dress down months to raise awareness of the different disorders, and asking companies to wear a specific colour associated with the disorder on any chosen day that represent disorders. For the remaining months, and according to international standards: purple is for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in March, grey for Dyslexia in April, and teal for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in May.


The Honourable Deputy Governor and Head of the Civil Service, Mr. Franz Manderson, JP said, “On behalf of the entire Civil Service, I commend Rotaract Blue on their efforts within the Open Arms Programme and I am pleased that we were able to support persons living with disorders through this initiative. I wish to thank the many Civil Servants who participated in this dress down day. I look forward to the Civil Service participating in similar initiatives in the future, as we work towards becoming more community-minded.”


The Cayman Islands Civil Service, which is the second organisation to participate in the programme, donated a total of CI$1135 to support the fight against ADD in March. Ministry of Finance had the largest number of participants with 46 staff taking part.


Club President Jacqueline Golding-McDonald said, “The response from the Civil Service has been overwhelming.  As Aristotle says: The ultimate value of life depends on awareness and the power of contemplation rather than mere survival – and bringing awareness and promoting non-discrimination is what we aim to do with our Open Arms Programme.”


With over one billion people living with disabilities around the world, Rotaract Blue stands committed to this initiative.



Over 200 civil servants took part in a dress down day to support Rotaract Blue’s Open Arms Programme on Thursday, 28 March 2013.

Open Arms promotes non-discrimination for disabled persons and aims to help integrate those living with disabilities into the community while providing support and recognition to persons who care for them.

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A donation from a local business is assisting Rotaract Blue’s efforts to help the disabled community. 

After a series of dress down days in January, Deloitte recently donated about US$1,000 toward the club’s Open Arms Award Programme. Deloitte also assisted with the donation of five computers for the Sunrise Adult Training Centre. 

Staff at Computer Geekz volunteered time to ensure that the computers have been kept updated and functioning at maximum capacity. 

Recognising the potential value of this partnership, Deloitte’s Managing Partner Stu Sybersma said: “The Deloitte management and staff are pleased to have been able to contribute and I commend Rotaract Blue for introducing the Open Arms Programme to our community. A project like this was much needed and it is a great honour to join the club in their efforts to build awareness about disabilities and honouring those who go that extra mile.” 

Club President Jacqueline Golding-McDonald said: “Assisting the community has always been at the heart of Rotaract Blue and we are grateful to Deloitte for sharing this vision with us. We are confident that their contribution will enhance our awareness in helping to build a stronger community through our Open Arms Programme.” 

The club is encouraging other companies to join the initiative by helping to raise awareness and promote nondiscrimination for the disabled community.  

Companies can organise dress down days by wearing specific colours, which will help represent disorders: blue and yellow for Down’s syndrome, purple for attention deficit disorder, grey for dyslexia and teal for obsessive compulsive disorder. 

 

For additional information on Rotaract Blue’s Open Arms Programme, contact the chairman at rotaractblue@gmail.com


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!! The Rotarians are locked up and awaiting your calls and generous donations for their release. Call 939-7048 or 939-7028 to make your pledge. Not only will you be saving a Rotarian, you will also be supporting Cayman's first event Rotaract District Conference!!! Lines open at 12 noon. Looking forward to your calls!

Also, feel free to come down to Camana Bay (between Eclipze & Audi) to make your pledge, see the locked up Rotarians and learn more about Rotaract in the Cayman Islands.
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Rotaract District 7020 invites you to get Captured by Rotaract!

Come out to Camana Bay on February 23rd and meet your Rotaractors. Find out what Cayman's Rotaract clubs are doing on island and around the world to inspire peace and nourish tomorrow. In addition to promoting our local Rotaract clubs we're putting Rotarians to work to raise funds and awareness in aid of the 2013 Rotaract District 7020 Conference.

Find more details about this exciting event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapturedByRotaract

WHEN: February 23, 2013 12:00-4:00 PM

WHERE: Camana Bay- Market Street, Next to Eclipze. 

Rotaract Blue would like all past, present and future sponsors and supporters to come out and see what we've been up to. 

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November 3 2011, Rotaract Blue hosted “Shades of Red”, an annual wine tasting event to benefit the Cayman AIDS Foundation. This annual event utilizes a warm and relaxed atmosphere in an effort to raise awareness about and encourage healthy lifestyle choices that prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.  HIV/AIDS education is one of Rotaract Blue’s key platforms.

This year’s event was hosted at The Brasserie with the theme: “Night in Paris”. Guests were treated to exquisite wines from France specially handpicked by sommeliers Roberto Logioia Dette of Blackbeard’s and Harvey Setterfield of Vino Veritas.

Exotic canapés by Brasserie's culinary team and soft music by Eugenio Leon completed a perfect atmosphere.

The event allowed Rotaract Blue to make a donation of CI$4,000 to the Cayman AIDS Foundation. On receiving the donation, Cherine Usherwood, Vice President of the Cayman AIDS Foundation, expressed deep gratitude and encouraged Rotaract Blue to continue its support of the Foundation.

Jacqueline Golding-McDonald, President of Rotaract Blue, said, “I am happy to see the continued positive results of Shades of Red. The event has allowed us to shed light on a community issue and make an impact in a way that is of great benefit to the Cayman Islands and its people. We are grateful for the momentum that this event has garnered in terms of public support and its ongoing contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Rotaract Blue is proud to be part of the solution.”

 

Rotaract Blue would like to thank the sponsors of Shades of Red: Blackbeard's, Butterfield Bank, Cayman Airways, Cayman National, DART Cayman Islands, David Goddard Photography, dms Broadcasting Ltd., Intec Research Production Services, Island Companies, LIME, Maples, UBS, Voss Water, and The Brasserie. The support of these organisations is invaluable in enhancing the awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

 

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Small gestures make a big difference to Rotaract Blue.

In addition to Rotary’s fight for Polio eradication and as a part of Rotaract Blue’s international community service projects, the club recently held its second annual 5K Movement in aid of the Jaipur Limb project in India. This project is to help those victims who have lost their limbs during landmine explosions.  

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An increase in the number of persons who need special care or assistance left Rotaract Blue eager to find out just how well such individuals are accommodated.

The club is proud to join other countries around the world in celebration of International Day for Persons With Disabilities on 3 December. In keeping with this year’s theme: Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all and in conjunction with the club’s Open Arms Programme, Rotaract Blue intends to promote non-discrimination for disabled persons and enhance society’s understanding of their needs.

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Rotaract Blue, Rotary Central  joined  with Ocean Conservancy to give The Smith Cove beach a well needed face lift. Director Cedric stated “We were amazed at the amount of litter that was collected from the beach, and encourage patrons of this beach and the general public to be more considerate and conscious of the natural environment of our beloved islands.” The club plans to continue with this initiative and will execute other projects geared towards raising environmental awareness.


For more on how you can you assist please visit http://www.oceanconservancy.org/.
 
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By providing grants to young adults who are interested in pursuing a career in a vocational service, Rotaract Blue has been making dreams come true.

Through an application process, the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant was designed for eligible Caymanians between the ages of 16 and 30 wishing to pursue a vocational or technical course either locally or overseas. Like a typical scholarship, the grant may be used for education expenses such as tuition, fees, books, accommodation, food and other related expenses.

Awarded with CI$1000, the club is proud to announce this year’s Fred Speirs Vocational Grant - Jawara Alleyne. As he is no stranger in the local fashion scenes, Jawara is hopeful in pursuing studies in fashion design at London College of Fashion.  His studies will begin in early September.


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ImageFollowed by month long newspaper collection drive, Rotaract Blue was able to donate hundreds of papers to The Humane Society. The papers will be used as beddings for the animals.


Caption L-R (standing): Club members Alice Ramos, Marzeta Bodden, Vanessa Williams, Jacqueline McDonald, Cedric Gidarisingh, Dannel Rahamut, Brandon Lee of Rotary Central and Tunde McDonald (kneeling at front left) are seen with Shelter Manager Jason. 

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An overwhelming donation from various companies, as well as the local community, has helped Rotaract Blue achieve its long-standing vision of bringing awareness and promoting non-discrimination for the disabled community.
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Flying high from receiving the Rotaract District 7020’s Club of the Year Award Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands ushers in a new board under the guidance of recently installed President, Jacqueline Golding-McDonald.
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Walkers recently held a Dress Down day and donated CI$1,055 to Rotaract Blue in aid of the club’s Open Arms Ceremony which recently honoured caretakers, teachers and parents of special needs persons and individuals who have excelled in their lives despite their disability.
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Overwhelmed by the sponsorship, Rotaract Blue extends a huge thank you to sponsors for its 5th Annual Open Arms Award Ceremony.

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Open Arms Person of the Month features success milestones of persons with special needs. During March, we recognize vocational student at Lighthouse School, Shanike Ebanks.

Shanike is described as a lovely and helpful person.  Wherever she goes, others are always drawn by her love and affection.  The 18-year-old Special Olympian has traveled the world and won
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Open Arms Person of the Month features success milestones of persons with special needs.

18-year-old Tevin is an outstanding vocational student at Lighthouse School.  He is responsible, dependable and always helpful. With an interest in culinary arts,

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In honour of International Day for Persons with Disabilities - 3 December - Rotaract Blue members recently spent a fun-filled afternoon creating arts and crafts with clients and staff of Sunrise Adult Training Center. School supplies and clothing were also donated to Maple House residents.
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World AIDS Day 2011

ZERO new infections

ZERO AIDS related deaths 

ZERO discrimination 

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This year, Rotaract Bue will commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 under an international theme - “Together for a better world for all including persons with disabilities in development."
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Rotaract Blue is ready to take the baton in an all out effort towards the finish line. The race to end Polio is on the home stretch. We can win.

Polio eradication has been Rotary’s top priority since 1985, with more than $1.2 billion contributed to the effort and two billion children vaccinated. In response to the two $355 million Gates Foundation grants, Rotary will raise $200 million in matchi...ng funds and must be completed by 30 June 2012. We are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease and we have $20 million to go.

Rotaract Blue is challenging the Rotaractors and Rotarians of the world to stand up and be part of Rotaract Blue’s 1,000 Pennies for Polio. Rotaract Blue has already contributed to the cause and now we challenge all Rotary and Rotaract clubs of the Cayman Islands to do the same. When we have done our part to move closer to the eradication of Polio, we will challenge district 7020 to take the vow. And then, the world!

We are “this close”. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions. Let us support this global initiative by giving '1,000 Pennies for Polio'. Take the Vow. End Polio now. $10 to change the world forever. If you have already taken the vow to end Polio now, thank you on behalf of the children of the world.

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Rotaract Blue recently organized a "Blue & White Dress Down Friday" to raise funds in aid of the Somalia famine relief efforts. The initiative was supported by nine local firms - AON, BDO, Caledonian, Deloitte, KPMG, KRyS Global, PWC, Trident Trust and WestStar TV.These employers encouraged their employees to dress casually on a Friday in the month of August and participating employees donated $5. The effort was hugely successful; Rotaract Blue raised over
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 Rotaract Blue would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors for our Open Arms Program. Their contribution is greatly appreciated and has helped made a difference in the lives of individuals in our community. We look forward to their continued suppport.


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Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands together with its sister club, Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, donated proceeds following a fruitful Cancer Walk which was held as a fundraiser in recognition of World Rotaract Week.

 



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Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands is gearing up for its 4th Annual Open Arms Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 2 July. 

The ceremony, at Ristorante Pappagallo at 7pm, will honour caretakers, teachers and others throughout the Cayman Islands who have assisted individuals with special needs. 

The event will also recognise people who have excelled in their lives despite their disability. 

If you know someone who has gone above and beyond with assisting disabled persons in our community and should be recognised for their hard work and dedication, please complete the form and submit to rotaractblue@gmail.com. Nomination forms are now available on www.rotaractblue.org. (HERE) The deadline for submission is 17 June. 

Tickets for the award ceremony cost $50 and include a three-course dinner, entry for the drawing for raffle prizes and a donation to the Open Arms Programme. 

Proceeds will benefit organisations such as the Lighthouse School, Sunrise Adult Training Center, Maple House, Special Olympics and other Rotaract Blue Open Arms projects. 

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Rotaract Blue, Cayman Islands has announced that they will be accepting applications for their Fred Speirs Vocational Grant as of 16 March 2011. The grant is open to eligible Caymanians from the ages of 16 to 30 wishing to pursue a vocational or technical course either locally or overseas, above and supplemental to high school.
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Friends and members of Rotaract Blue helped to spread some Christmas cheer to clients and staff at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre which serves adults with disabilities and special needs. The clients were joined by youthful members of the Rotaract Blue as they sang Christmas songs, decorated the tree and created personalized picture frames including other fun arts and crafts. This visit was in conjunction with our Open Arms Programme which seeks to
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This year's conference will be in Turks & Caicos

 

Date: May 29, 2011 - June 5, 2011

 

Please check out the link below for more information on the conference.

 

http://www.rotaract7020conference.org/

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On 29 September 2010, members of Rotaract Blue brought belly-laughter and cheers to residents and staff of the Frances Bodden Girls Home. It was a fun-filled day with competitive, high energy games. Later, the young ladies enjoyed pizza which was sponsored by the club. This year's "Games and Grub" was the club's first annual event.
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Rotaract Blue (Blue) recently held its third Annual Shades of Red, in conjunction with its AIDS/HIV campaign at the Brasserie Restaurant. Like previous times, the event proved to be another success. Shades of Red was created as a
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Rotaract Blue is an organisation with an outstanding track record of serving the Cayman Islands community; Rotaract Blue visited the Pines Retirement Home and its residents were the recipients of once such act of dedication
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Rotaract Blue is hosting its 3rd annual pajama party, Dreamzz, on Friday, 27 August 2010 at L.I.'s VIP Lounge. This annual event was created in an effort to raise funds for the club's initiative known as "The Fred Speirs' Vocational Grant Program". The vocation grant program is designed for  
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Saturday August 14th

Camana Bay - Gardenia Court

Registration at 10:30am Event begins at 11am until 1:00pm

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Registrations are now open for Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in the Cayman Islands, which will be held on 7/8 August 2010. Please register as soon as possible as there is a possibility the event will be oversubscribed! Due to space and Instructors, registration is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.
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Interota, a worldwide Rotaract meeting held every three years, is organized and sponsored by Rotaractors. It provides Rotaractors with a forum for sharing ideas, concerns, and experiences with other Rotaract club members around the world. Participants are also treated to sightseeing and other cultural events throughout the weeklong event.
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Good day, Due to the rain today and forecast for next week, the Rotaract Blue Car Wash is postponed until July 10, 2010. Please inform your ticket buyers of this update. Enjoy your weekend. Stephanie Scott Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands www.rotaractblue.org
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Rotaract Blue is holding our 3rd annual Open Arms Award Ceremony on July 3rd, 2010 at Camana Bay. Please join us in celebrating some of the islands most exceptional people!
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Rotaract Blue Fundraiser Car Wash
June 26, 2010
The Auto Spa

Tickets must be purchased from Rotaract Blue members in advance. See below and flyer for more details.

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The Special Olympics is coming up, starting this Saturday, June 5th. Dozens are needed at the opening Ceremony (with the ceremony starting at 3pm, volunteers are needed from 11am-5pm), so make an attempt to come out for an hour or two whenever you're available! There are various events being held next week as well, all of which need volunteers and supporters. If you're interested in helping out or want to find out more about a specific day or activity, feel free to contact Jessica at jess1130@hotmail.com.
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Rotaract Blue invites you to our 3rd Membership Drive on May 15, 2010 starting at 4 pm at the Attic (in Queens Court). Come and see why Rotaract Blue is the club for YOU!!!

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Rotaract Blue's biggest initiative, our Open Arms Program, is celebrating it's third annual Awards Ceremony on July 3rd at Camana Bay at 5pm. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised?
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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.

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A room in West Bay's newly renovated Golden Age Home will be named the "Rotaract Blue Suite" to commemorate the club's $5,500 donation to help outfit the retirement home.



 
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We will be having a car wash on April 17, 2010 to raise funds for Rotaract Blue.

Please contact members from Rotaract Blue.

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Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands was pleased to recently receive a contribution from the Young Cayman Community Awareness Society (YCCAS) for USD $1000 to be used to donate to ShelterBox for victims of the Haitian earthquake disaster.

 

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You are cordially invited to Rotaract Blue's second annual Shades of Red wine-tasting event! When: May 8th, 2010 from 6-9PM Where: The Brasserie, located in Cricket Square off of Elgin Avenue.
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Rotaract Blue is challenging YOU to give back to the community in the most personal way! Become a blood donor today by going down to the George Town Hospital and supporting Cayman 27's Heart Smart Week! Please be aware of any precautions before donating, that not everyone is a valid donor and that all support is appreciated.
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The 5K Walk/10K Run which was held on 16 January to start off the New Year to benefit local charities was the culmination of Cayman National's 35th anniversary celebration.

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The Cayman Islands Rotary and Rotaract clubs are hosting a Jazz for Haiti fundraising concert on Wednesday, 3 February.

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Art @ Governors
January 30, 2010
1:00 to 5:00 pm

Rotaract Blue has been invited to Art @ Gov for a second time!!

 

 

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After a hard day's work at Dr. McCoy's Park in Bodden Town on January 23 2010, members and friends of Rotaract Blue enjoyed some fellowship during brunch at Brickhouse Restaurant. What better way to kick off the New Year?! 

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The meaning of Christmas was evident at the recent open house at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre that serves adults with disabilities and special needs. The clients were joined by the youthful members of the Rotaract Blue.
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Rotaract Blue partnered with sister club, Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, to lend helping hands to National Trust. Our first joint project for the year! Woo hoo! Volunteers were needed to re-organize their resource library and create a record database.
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Open Arms Media Campaign! Leigh Smellie 0
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Rotaract Blue in conjunction with the Cayman AIDS Foundation created the first HIV Workshop in the Cayman Islands "Everything you wanted to know about HIV and were afraid to ask."
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Deemed to be another huge success! On Saturday, 19 Sep 2009 6:00 pm at  Hard Rock Café over 10 potential members came out to see why Rotaract Blue was all about! As promised, the evening was a memorable one. It was filled with
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The newly inducted members; Nadia Ebanks, David Hydes, Allison Anglin, Heather Roffey, Jessica Powell and Ranel Grant received their Rotaract pins during the month of August.

See excerpt below from a recent press release on our newest members!

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  • Rotaract Blue Club recently made several donations in the total of CI$2000 to various after care and learning facilities for disabled persons. These places included Maples House, Lighthouse School & Sunrise Adult Learning Centre.  The donations came from
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    Rotaractors make history- undertaking RLI training for the first time in the Cayman Islands!
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    In recognition of Literacy Month, members of Rotaract Blue paid a visit to the kids at Books & Books on Saturday, 25 July 2009, where they participated in a reading session followed by

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    Rotaract Blue had a joint fellowship BBQ at the Public Beach with members from Rotary Central, family and friends on August 2, 2009. Pictures on their way!!

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    In recognition of World Blood Donor Day, on July 8 2009 members and friends of Rotaract Blue donated blood to the Blood Bank at the George Town Hospital.
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    Our very own club member and Director of International Service, Leigh Smellie, is one of the lucky Rotaractors who have been sponsored by Rotary Sunrise to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards ("RYLA") in Washington, DC. 

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    Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands joined forces with other persons/groups to help raise funds to cover medical expenses for Nathan Bendo-Carias. The club worked tirelessly to seek donations through the sale of
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    Rotaract Blue partners with Deloitte to donate some much needed computers to National Housing for students to use at their Club House learning facility located in Windsor Park. The students are now able to carry out their daily functions while enhancing their skills.
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    Rotaract Blue held its first Annual Membership Drive on June 13 2009 at Jillian's Billiard Lounge & Bar and it turned out to be a huge success. Over 20 people came out to hear what Rotaract Blue is all about. 

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    Under our Vocational Grant Program, Rotaract Blue offered its first annual Vocational Grant in 2008. The Vocational Grant is available to eligible Caymanians from the ages of 16 to 30 wishing to pursue a vocational or technical course either locally or overseas, above and supplemental to high school.  

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    As promised, our 2nd Annual Open Arms Award Ceremony, held on 30 May 2009, was as heart-warming as last year! The theme of the night was "Just Like You" which helped to promote non-discrimination against disabled persons and show that we are all equal.

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    In conjunction with Rotaract Blue's HIV/AIDS campaign, Shades of Red, a wine tasting event, was another worth while event held on May 23 2009 at the Marriott Beach Resort. There were presentations by various representations such as Nurse Ffrench of Health Services Association (HSA), Margaret Michaud of Cayman AIDS Foundation (CAF), Hon. Sybil McLaughlin and others who spoke about
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    In conjunction with our Open Arms program, the first Open Arms Family Fun Day was held on Sat February 21 2009 at the Airport Park. The fun filled event provided an opportunity for those with special needs and disabilities to have fun with their families, friends and the wider community. Rotaract Blue invites the community to come out and support this event.
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    Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands recently made a donation of $3000 to the Maple House facility, a home for children with special needs and disabilities. The donation came from proceeds raised at the first annual Open Arms Award Ceremony which was held last year.
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    About the devastation of Hurricane Paloma in Cayman Brac (our sister island), members of Rotaract Blue (RB) joined scores of teenagers from Grand Cayman and gave up their Saturday on 20 December 2008 to clean up  the wrecked yards and properties of Cayman Brac residents.
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    The Ivory Sands Point at Cayman Kai beach located in North Side, often referred to as "Jesus Beach", recently got a much needed facelift from the members of the Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands.
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    Rotaract Blue understands the value of Vocational development in the Cayman Islands and takes action to create opportunities for young Caymanians to have access to the necessary training and education. Our Vocational Grant is heading into it’s 5th Year of providing Young professionals of the Cayman Islands with the opportunity to further their studies home or abroad. The Fred Speirs Vocational Grant is for eligible applicants, between 16 and 30 years of age, who are enrolled or have been accepted into a local or overseas vocational/ technical skills course, above and supplemental to high school.

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    The Ultimate Sexy Blue Jeans Party! Sheraim Mascal 0
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    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards North America

    June 30, 2009 to July 5, 2009  Washington DC, USA

     

    The deadline to apply to Rotary Sunrise for sponsorship to attend the upcoming RYLA North America 2009 is Thursday, 30 April.  Let's not make this great opportunity pass us by!

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    Many thanks to Assistant Secretary Stephanie and Treasurer Yvette who contributed to the designs of the logo options that were put forward for consideration!

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    Martha's House, a Mustard Seed Community Home in Kingston, which houses abandoned children affected with HIV/AIDS was burned down on March 16.  Due to this 30 children have now lost their home and as you can imagine this ordeal has been very traumatic for them. 

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    Rotaract Blue represented at this year's Art @ Governors event!!  Big ups and special thanks to all our members who came out and volunteered their time to tell the public about Rotaract Blue!
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    Congrats to Rotaract Blue's Newly Elected Board Leigh Smellie 0
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    Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands has joined forces with the Cayman Islands' Diabetic Support Group (CIDSG) in our continued effort to create awareness on diabetes and to work towards the development of modern outpatient resources for those who suffer from this illness.
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    The Diabetic Support Group is pleased to introduce a '30-minute Beach Walk' starting 6:30 am on Wednesday 14 January 2009 at the Royal Palms Beach Club.

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    During the annual Rotaract District 7020 Conference, Rotaract clubs from Anguilla, Bahamas, BVI, Cayman, Hiati, Jamaica, French West Indies, Netherlands Antilles and US (which makes up District 7020) come together to network, fellowship, and gain knowledge while enjoying a lifetime experience! This year's conference will take place in Dutch, St Maarten starting June 4th - 8th 2009.

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    This article outlines the story of a Diabetic and how she fought back when diagnosed with the disease.
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    Have you been naughty or nice this Christmas? To spread some Christmas cheer within our club, we held our very own Secret Santa Gift Exchange Christmas Party on Wednesday December 10, 2008 at Jillians Billiard Lounge & Bar! The evening was filled with fun, laughter, surprises, games, snacks and much more! It has truly become another event to remember! Merry Christmas all! 
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    World AIDS Day began in 1988 when health ministers from around the world met and agreed on the concept of the day as an opportunity for all of us to come together to demonstrate the importance of AIDS and show solidarity for the cause. In 2008, this underlining principle of solidarity and awareness remains the same.

     

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    The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) delivered key personal safety messages to 12 members of the Rotaract Blue during a recent meeting of the club.

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    Rotaract Blue joined Rac New Cairo Club, located in
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