National Trust in Little Cayman focuses on coming year

Over the past year, the Little Cayman district committee for the National Trust has been hard at work focusing its efforts on the newly launched green iguana eradication program, Green Iguana B’Gonna. 

Now that the project is up and running, the group is brainstorming for the coming year, with topics to be discussed at the committee meeting on Dec. 14. Also on the agenda is planning for the annual Easter Auction in March. 

Members and residents are invited to attend the meeting, which will be at the Trust House at 4 p.m. 

Attendees will also hear a recap of the Christmas Bazaar held at Trust House on Dec. 3, which raised more than $2,000. 

Committee Chair Betty Bua was pleased with how the sale went. 

“We had discounts on a number of items at the shop, including leather belts, handbags and shawls, and the many other items we have on sale at the Trust House were very popular as well,” she said. 

“All the resorts furnished refreshments and sent their staff down to check out the bazaar, which was so nice,” she added. 

Ms. Bua noted that with more than 80 people dropping by, the turnout was, in her words, “wonderful. Being such a small place, it was a great way for the island to get together and do some Christmas shopping, particularly for those who really can’t get away,” she said. “It was a great opportunity for some seasonal camaraderie.” 

The group is well known for its enthusiastic commitment to the Little Cayman community. 

As far as the goals for the Little Cayman committee’s fundraising efforts for the coming year, which in the past has been significantly boosted by the popular Easter auction, Ms. Bua is hopeful that this year’s fundraising efforts will match last year’s. 

Last year, a large portion of the funds raised went toward the green iguana eradication program. 

“In terms of our fundraising focus this year, we do know we need to be doing some building improvements, but there are other areas we also need to focus on, so hopefully that will be settled on at next Monday’s meeting,” she said. 

Ms. Bua noted that a memorial for Little Cayman district committee supporter and environmental advocate Gladys B. Howard, who passed away earlier this year, will be held Dec. 17 at the Little Cayman Baptist Church. 

There are also plans for a costume parade in Ms. Howard’s honor for Dec. 18, which will go from the Southern Cross Club to Pirates Point resort. 

The group is brainstorming for the coming year, with topics to be discussed at the committee meeting on Dec. 14. 

The Gladys B. Howard Little Cayman National Trust Visitors Centre - Photo: Alan Markoff

The Gladys B. Howard Little Cayman National Trust Visitors Centre – Photo: Alan Markoff
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