50 years ago: Organizing a youth club

East-End--50-years-finalIn the Feb. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

“The youth of East End assembled at the annex of the Town Hall on the 18th at the request of Mrs. Charles Dixon, to make plans for the organization of a Youth Club. Miss Andria Rankine was elected president, Byron Conolly vice president and Carrol Pearson secretary, treasurer.

“It was decided to meet twice weekly, Mondays and Fridays. We all hope this movement will be progressive and will receive the support and encouragement that is necessary to make it a success.”

“Mr. Dixon also reports some comings and goings in the district:

“Mrs. Joyce McLaughlin and her son ‘Darney’ left the island on the 17th to seek medical aid in Jamaica.

“Mr. Hoyt McLaughlin returned home on the 17th and Mr. Dempster Bodden on the 18th to spend their vacation. Both men are employed by N.B.C.”