NCU Conducts Empowerment Meetings in Cayman
NCU's professionals conducted four days and meetings and talks 18-22 November, following which chapter executives have been considering future collaboration with NCU on a community outreach initative anticipated for 2016 by the local alumni chapter.
The four days of meetings included a public meeting during the ACKy quarterly general meeting on 19 November and an all-island church and community presentation at Kings Church on 21 November. Other meetings included consultations with Conference pastors, the acting principal of Cayman Academy, and on-island counselling professionals. A key activity for the visit, as well, was a media circuit that included CITN's Daybreak, Rooster's morning show, Radio Cayman's Talk Back Live, and the Conference's radio station. A Compass reporter sat in on the ACKy/public meeting.
Representing NCU for the meetings were Mrs. Janet Walters, director of the Community Counselling and Restorative Justice Centre, and Dr. Grace Kelly, NCU's Executive Director for Civic and Government Affairs. Dr. Kelly operates out of the President's Office.
During the ACKy/public meeting, six new members were inducted into ACKy, and a large number applied for membership at the Kings AY service, bringing the membership to 79 at end of November.
For a photo spread on the visit, please go to the photo gallery.
Following the visit, further talks and meetings were being conducted to consider the way forward.
ACKy's constitution calls for four meetings annually to fulfil its programme of member and community development. Meetings also serve to engage members in support of NCU and the Cayman community.
The next meeting to updated members on progress with this initiative will be held on 17 March, 2016. Please feel free to invite guests to attend. All members of the public are welcome.