Regional Rotary dignitaries recognise new Cayman officers

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise President Winston
Connolly Jr surrendered the Chain of Office to Michael Levitt, and the
2010-2011 Rotary Sunrise board members were inducted at the gala installation
ceremony at the Westin Causuarina Resort on 26 June.

Featured guests included District 7020 Governor Errol
Alberga of Jamaica, past Rotary International Director Barry Rassin of the
Bahamas, and past District 7020 Governor Bobby Bodden of the Cayman Islands.

A transfer of authority was finalised for the Rotary Club
of Grand Cayman Sunrise, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, and the Assistant
District Governor for the Cayman Islands.

Among others who attended the ceremony were President Wil
Pineau of Rotary Central, President-Elect Lori McRae of the Rotary Club of
Grand Cayman, President Sheraim Mascal of Rotaract Blue, and officers from
other local service clubs, including the Lions Club, Kiwanis, and the Business
and Professional Women’s Club.

The evening event had a South African theme, a salute to
the heritage of Mr. Levitt. 

began with the Rotaract Grand Cayman Club’s changeover ceremony in which
Danielle Japal relinquished the title of president to Adrean Russell. Next, the
District Governor’s Gold Award for Club Excellence was presented to Mr.
Connolly on behalf of Rotary Sunrise.

club also captured district-level recognition from Mr. Alberga for its numerous
literacy programmes, including the Bright Start programme for infants, the CALS
computer-aided learning system for adults and young students, as well as
traditional reading programmes for students attending Leading Edge High School
and George Town Primary School.

role of assistant district governor was passed from Ray Whittaker, who had also
served as District 7020’s disaster chair, to Rosalie Jamieson, a past president
and current member of Rotary Sunrise.

Sunrise, which was chartered in 2002, has 100 members, mostly young professionals
from Cayman and 27 other countries worldwide. They meet for breakfast at 7am on
Wednesdays at the Grand Old House.

Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman was established in 2006 and includes young adults
between the ages of 18 and 30 who address the physical and social needs of
their community while promoting international understanding and peace.

meet at 7am on Thursdays for breakfast at Icoa Fine Foods.

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