Tuesday 8th July, 2008 Posted: 15:33 CIT (20:33 GMT)
The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman recently honoured Penny McDowell for outstanding vocational service and support to Cayman Islands through sports and community outreach.
The Rotary vocational service award is presented to someone in the community who has exemplified outstanding professional achievement while maintaining high ethical standards.
Mrs. McDowell, a teacher at the Lighthouse School, is also well known in the community for her work with Special Olympics, with which she has been associated for the past 14 years.
“Rotary recognises and values an individual’s contribution of his or her vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community. Ms. McDowell is a fine example of this kind of contribution and our club has been proud to honour her,” said Brendon Lyons, Vocational Services Director for the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.
Ms McDowell was presented with a gift from the club and a citation was read in her honour, as the club held its annual ceremony to install new officers, on 19th June at the Wharf Restaurant. Derek Haines is the new president of the club, taking over from Sharon Hurlstone.