Rotarians pick up community tips in Jamaica

| 19/11/2008

(CNS): Local Rotarians were inspired over how they can be of even more service to the community following an intense training programme in Jamaica recently. Several representatives from the Cayman Islands clubs attended the specialist training programme as both trainers and delegates and came back brimming with new ideas.

The Senior members of two of Cayman’s Rotary clubs went to the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) training sessions in Jamaica. The event, which was held at the University of West Indies Mona campus was attended by members of Rotary Sunrise and Rotary Central of the Cayman Islands as part of the prestigious leadership training program offered by Rotary International.

 Current Vice President of Rotary Sunrise, Michael Levitt and Past District Governor Alistair Paterson also from Cayman, were trainers at the event while Rotary Central’s incoming President Paul Byles, Rotary Sunrise Director David Watler and Rotarian Claudette Saint-Reid also of the Sunrise club all attended levels 1 and 2 of the leadership training program on Saturday and Sunday.

 “In addition to the valuable leadership training the sessions also provide some great ideas about how local Rotary clubs can improve their performance and service to the Cayman Islands community,” said Byles who takes over as President of Rotary Central next year.

 Levitt explained that one of the major benefits of the leadership training sessions is the discussions between club members from all around the world who share their insights into a range of community service issues. “Club leaders generally feel invigorated after the sessions and take some useful information back to their local clubs to improve them,” he said.

 Watler as well Saint-Reid both said they benefited greatly from the sessions which were carried out by some of Rotary’s most experienced, including District Governor Elect Errol Alberga and other Past Assistance Governors of Rotary.


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