Marriott Resort is host to Rotary

When Rotarians host their counterparts from 11 Caribbean countries at their District Conference next month, they will do so to a full house at the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort.

The hotel is fully booked for the duration of the conference, which takes place from 30 April to 5 May.

About 400 Rotarians and their spouses from the 11 countries in Rotary District 7020 will attend the conference. District 7020 is one of the 10 districts in Rotary International and covers 68 clubs throughout the Northern Caribbean in Anguilla, The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, Sint Maarten, St. Barthelemy, St, Martin, Turks and Caicos Islands and the US Virgin Islands.

The conference is being held under the theme, Lead the Way. The conference will bring Rotarians together for a week of fellowship and discussion regarding Rotary’s service to the communities served by the organization. They will also hear from inspirational speakers and discuss matters that make membership in Rotary more meaningful.

‘We are looking forward to an exciting conference and members of the District Conference Steering Committee are quite pleased with the response so far from Rotarians throughout our District,’ said District Governor, Alastair Paterson.

Rotarians are still registering for the conference, he noted, and will be accommodated nearby at Comfort Suites and at the Courtyard Marriott.

While in Grand Cayman for the conference, visiting Rotarians will participate in this year’s Batabano and other cultural activities. Batabano was launched by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman in 1984 and this year the Rotary Clubs have sponsored a specially designed Rotary mask that visiting Rotarians will wear as they watch the street parade. They will also attend the Batabano fete at Pedro Castle, featuring Byron Lee and his band.

Grand Cayman’s Rotarians are going all out to ensure a successful conference. From touchdown at Owen Roberts International Airport, visiting Rotarians will be greeted with the hospitality that Cayman’s tourism product is known for, Mr. Paterson said.

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