007, aka ‘Bond, James Bond’ leads Rotary auction

It’s a case of licensed to thrill at the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s Camelot Auction. 

The event takes place on Friday, 25 May at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and, says Sebastien Guilbard, it has a distinctive theme. 

“This is a black tie event, but people can dress as a James Bond Character as well. We will have decor that will be totally within the James Bond 007 theme. 

“The auction starts at 6.30pm with cocktails – champagne and James Bond Martinis – and the silent auction. At 7.30pm, we move to the ballroom for a four-course dinner with wines and the live auction. There will be some surprises as well,” he says. 

Of the more than 100 items on offer, there are some extraordinary ones including a parcel of land in Waterford Cay, signed guitars from Eric Clapton and U2, vintage maps, home makeovers and private chef dinners. 

 

New president  

All cash raised goes to the club and its different projects, explains Sebastien, who begins his term as president on 1 July. 

“Eric Bush, current president of our club, will show to our guests that evening where the money from last year auction went – projects, scholarship, telescope, etcetera. I will be presenting the projects that my board and I intend to do during the Rotary year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013,” he says. 

Indeed, the 2011 auction raised a whopping $82,000. Hopes are that the $100,000 barrier will be breached this year. The auction’s title sponsors are DART, The Mansion and Blackbeards. 

Tickets for the shindig are $200 per person, which includes that fab dinner, of course, or $2,000 for a table of 10. 

Some of the projects that the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman presents yearly include the senior citizens’ Boxing Day luncheon, Christmas Tree Lighting, the University College of the Cayman Islands’ telescope, donations to Meals on Wheels and furniture for the Pines. 

“We are the mother club of the other three Rotary Clubs in Cayman – the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central, the Rotary Club of Brac and the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise.  

“After Ivan, the Rotary clubs raised over one million US dollars to help rebuild our community,” concludes the incoming president. 

 

For more information and tickets call 326-1014. 

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