Alastair Paterson has been elected District Governor for Rotary International.
He takes up his duties in July and will oversee District 7020 comprising more than 64 individual Rotary clubs, and more than 2,106 members, said a press release from the club.
The District covers Anguilla, Bahamas, British Virgin Isles, Cayman Islands, St Barthelemy, St Martin, Haiti, Jamaica, Sint Martin, Turks and Caicos and the United States Virgin Islands.
Mr. Paterson, who was the first President of Rotary Sunrise in 2001-02, follows in famous Cayman footsteps. Previous District Governors from these islands have been Arthur Hunter in 1982-83, the late John Furze 1988-89, Richard Harris in 1992-93, and Bobby Bodden in 1999-2000.
He and his wife Meg recently returned from San Diego where they and 529 other future District Governors, together with spouses, attended an intensive training course. They met senior Rotarians from all over the world, notably newly elected Rotary International President Bill Boyd and his wife Lorna from New Zealand.
Rotary International operates worldwide and has a total membership of more than 1.2 million.
There are four Rotary clubs and 40 members in the Cayman Islands. The senior club is the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman which meets at the Westin Resort on Thursdays at 12.30pm for lunch. Rotary Central meets at the Marriot Resort on Tuesday evenings at 7pm for dinner.
The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac meets at the Divi Tiara at 7p.m. every Monday. Rotary Sunrise meets at the Grand Old House at 7am every Wednesday for breakfast.
Rotary members are, in the main, business and professional men or women who believe in service to the community, the release said.