Volunteers are the heart and soul of any successful membership based organisation. These individuals provide much needed support and assistance with programmes, events and committees.
The Chamber has attracted thousands of talented and committed men and women who have dedicated themselves to the objectives of supporting, promoting and protecting the interests of the membership and the wider community since 1965. For the past 19 years, I have been privileged to serve and to work with many outstanding local leaders who have been elected by the membership to serve as President and Councilor.
These individuals lead by their actions and have become strong Chamber advocates and help to direct the policy decisions of the organisation.
Volunteers demonstrate their support in other ways as well. Some participate in networking and fundraising activities such as Business After Hours or the RE/MAX Chamber Charity Golf Classic. Others serve on advocacy committees that address issues, review legislation, conduct research and recommend solutions to the Council.
Still others get involved in membership outreach, leadership development, school and community based initiatives such as Leadership Cayman, Mentoring Cayman, Business Coaching Cayman and the Earth Day Roadside Clean-up.
This year’s clean-up attracted more than 1,500 volunteers and more than 35 corporate sponsors. This level of member support and corporate social responsibility is truly amazing. In fact, one member firm, CIBC/First Caribbean organised the largest clean-up team for the third consecutive year with 225 volunteers helping to collect litter and ensure that we keep our precious islands clean for all residents and visitors.
If you would like to get involved in the work of the Chamber, please give me a call or speak with any member of the staff or the Council. The Chamber’s success depends on your involvement. Let’s work together and have some fun while helping our community to remain the best place to live and conduct business.
Give me a call anytime at 743-9122 if you are interested in volunteering.