Rotaract Blue’s events calendar heats up

Community service club Rotaract Blue has its hands busy this weekend with a full calendar of events.

Hot on the heels of the successful launch of the club’s new HIV/AIDS programme last week, at an event titled Shades of Red, the club members are celebrating two other programmes this weekend.

On Friday night, members will celebrate with their annual fundraiser, Dreamzzz, in the VIP lounge at LI nightclub, from 9pm to 3am. Tickets are $20 and all are invited out to the party, which will have a pyjama theme. The event raises funds that are used for the club’s vocational grant programme. For tickets or more information about this event, email [email protected] or call 938-1383. Tickets will only be available in advance for this event; no sales will be made at the door.

‘Obviously the name, Dreamzzz, coincides with the theme of the programme, which is to help young Caymanians pursue their dreams by awarding them with $500 vocational grants to study areas of their interest either in Cayman or overseas,’ said Leigh Smellie, the club’s public relations chair.

This is the second year that the event has been held. Last year’s event allowed for two recipients of the club’s vocational grants.

‘One student studied an Accounting certificate at UCCI while another went overseas to study cosmetology,’ explained Ms Smellie.

Saturday night will see the second annual Open Arms awards ceremony hosted by Rotaract Blue, which honours individuals who have enriched the lives of disabled persons as well as persons who have managed to excel in their lives despite having a disability.

‘The ceremony should be a heartwarming event which will honour persons whose hard work is often ignored,’ said Ms Smellie. ‘Please help support this great cause.’

Tickets are $60, include dinner, a cocktail drink and valet parking, and all proceeds go towards the club’s community service projects, Sunrise Adult Learning Centre, Lighthouse School and Maple House.

The event starts with a reception at 6pm followed by the ceremony at 7pm. For tickets, contact 938-8800 or email [email protected].

Rotaract Blue has been in existence since 2007 and is the youngest of the Rotary clubs in Grand Cayman. The club is aimed primarily at young professionals, aged 18 to 30, and members meet once a week at Fusion Bistro in Mirco Centre, on Wednesdays at 6pm. For more information on how to join, contact [email protected], or attend a meeting.