Rotary, Lions hooked up

This weekend was a successful one for two community organizations.

Thanks to the ‘Fishing for Community Service’ angling tournament Rotary Club and Lions Club of Grand Cayman took home thousands of dollars.

In addition the groups attracted some 60 odd people to the pristine dock facilities at Camana Bay on both Saturday and Sunday.

Many were thrilled by the big boats and huge catches brought in by some of Cayman’s anglers.

The highlight of the fishing action was the 86.6 pound Tuna reeled in by angler Lincoln Hurlstone and the Bare Assets crew on Sunday.

The tournament was in its second year and took place for the first time at Camana Bay.

John Felder is the chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the Rotary Club and expressed his feelings on the event.

‘It was outstanding. It was such a beautiful setting for fishing. It was such a great sight seeing the boats coming in.

‘There were no problems and no complaints from the anglers. In fact they thoroughly enjoyed it. I had an awesome time and I’m sure many of the spectators did too.

‘From a monetary standpoint it was also good. We had lots of support from the community. I thank Camana Bay, Dale Creighton and Guy Harvey in particular for all of their contributions. At this point the plan is to take the tournament back to Camana Bay next year.’

Felder went on talk about how the fishing tournament fits in with the plans of both groups.

‘The tournament helps both the Lions and Rotary Clubs with funding for charitable events through the year. We have on a lot of events and it takes money to do what we do.

‘The Lions Club intends to use most of the funds for their youth programs while Rotary intends to finance many initiatives such as Meals on Wheels and a scholarship program.’