The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman held a Star Trek-themed fundraiser at Icoa restaurant on Friday evening.
Many guests showed up in costume as Star Trek characters, although some preferred to go a more subtle route and only don pointy ears (in homage to Mr. Spock). Special drinks like “Romulan Ale” and “Into the Darkness cocktails” were served, and attendees had the opportunity to win prizes donated by local businesses during a challenging round of Star Trek trivia.
The theme was a nod to a very special guest the club will bring to island in November: Sir Patrick Stewart, who starred as the Starship Enterprise’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
The club, whose motto is “women helping women,” works to educate and empower women in the local community. It provides scholarships for four young women every year, and supports efforts to combat domestic violence.
The club is part of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, and was chosen to host the organization’s regional meeting this year. The meeting will be held Nov. 5 to Nov. 8 at the Westin Hotel, and will include a gala where Mr. Stewart will speak.
Mr. Stewart is a supporter of the #HeForShe campaign, which advocates for gender equality, and has been outspoken about his experience growing up in a household touched by domestic violence.