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Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise Announces the Winner for 2020 Car Raffle

Local News 07 Oct, 2020 Follow News

from left to right Co-Directors of Fundraising O’neil Malcolm and Partriann Monteith, President Stacy Parke , Winner Lisa Vassell and Stephen Gunby (GT Motors Manager Director)

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise (Rotary Sunrise) held its annual Car Raffle draw on Saturday September 26, 2020 to select the winner of the 2020 BMW X3 motor vehicle and three other prizes.

The Car Raffle draw, initially scheduled for May 2nd 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place restrictions implemented by the Cayman Islands Government earlier this year. Following the lifting of many of the restrictions, the club announced the new draw date of Saturday September 26, 2020.

The Draw took place at A.L. Thompson’s in George Town and was broadcast live on social media with a number of hopeful ticket holders onsite to witness the draw in person.

The winning ticket #2673 was purchased by Miss Lisa Vassell who was elated when it was relayed to her in a congratulatory call by Club President, Stacy Parke.

The handing over ceremony took place on Monday at G.T. Motors where the beaming Lisa Vassell was handed the key to her new vehicle.

Miss Vassell, in responding to what lead her to purchase tickets in the draw noted that “The Rotary Sunrise Club does wonderful things for our community and I wanted to support them when I purchased the raffle tickets. She further expressed surprise at winning. “I am so surprised I won but I feel happy and honoured to have contributed in some small way to their fundraiser. Thank you Rotary Sunrise!”

The other winners of the afternoon were:

2nd Prize: Eric Brady Gould who won a round trip for 2 to continental US complements of Delta Airlines;

3rd Prize: Gauge who won KYD 1,000 Gift Certificate complements of A. L. Thompson’s;

4th Prize: Oliver Smith who won a 50” Samsung television complements of Priced Right.

An elated club president, Stacy Parke, in her concluding remarks on behalf of the club gave a vote of thanks to all who made the raffle a success. “We are truly grateful to our sponsors, the fundraising committee, every Rotarian and Rotaractor, volunteers and everyone who purchased tickets. It was a joint effort to make this year’s car raffle a huge success. We also thank KPMG who was on hand to audit and oversee the draw on Saturday. The funds raised will go toward various projects in our community and also support other Rotary’s initiatives locally.”

This raffle is put on annually by the Rotary Sunrise to raise funds for various service projects the club participates in - each of which directly benefits the community. The club announced earlier this year that part proceeds from the raffle will go towards offering support to our community during this global pandemic.

Rotary Sunrise would like to thank its members, volunteers and the general public for supporting the club and looks forward to the next initiative.

Rotary Sunrise focuses on local projects in Literacy, Youth, Health, and Community Service. The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise meets every Wednesday at 7:00 am, you may email rcgcsunrise@gmail.com or karellerotary@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting information or to find out more about volunteering. Website: www.rotarysunrise.ky

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