National Trust marks 30th anniversary

| 04/10/2017
CNS Local Life

(L-R) Deborah Drummond, Emma Drysdale, Catherine Frazier, Darvin Ebanks, Wendy Moore, John Harris, Peter Davey and Andy Gibb at the celebration (Photo by Courtney Platt)

(CNS Local Life): More than 100 people gathered under the stars at Pedro St James to celebrate the National Trust’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, 23 September. Highlights included the announcement of newly elected members of the National Trust Council, who will lead the organisation in the year ahead. The successful candidates were Vice Chair Peter Davey, Treasurer Neil Sherlock and General Council members Wendy Moore, Patricia Bradley, Deborah Drummond, Peter Milburn, Guy Locke, Darvin Ebanks, Christina Kish, Catherine Frazier and Emma Drysdale.

Throughout the evening the Trust honoured all members’ contributions, including founder members, corporate members and life members.

The organisation also screened 20 minutes of an upcoming documentary, which noted early contributors including the late Sir Vassell Johnson, Kearney Gomez, founding Council Chair Kirkland Nixon, Deborah Drummond, Dace Ground and the Department of the Environment.

Trust Executive Director Christina McTaggart Pineda said of the screening, “It was the first film to outline the Trust’s full history and would soon be shown at a formal screening premier event at the cinema.”

Council Chair Andy Gibb co-hosted the event and helped Acting Minister for Culture Eugene Ebanks cut a special anniversary cake. Praising the Trust for its commitment to preserving the history, culture and environment of the Cayman Islands, Ebanks said, “The work that the National Trust has done over the past 30 years has been invaluable to these Islands and to our people. Government looks forward to another 30 years of collaboration with the Trust, its membership and partners to build the brightest possible future for the Cayman Islands.”

Local performers James Geary, Ken and Ben, Dream Chasers Cayman and Swanky Kitchen Band provided entertainment. In line with the Trust’s commitment to sustainable eco-friendly practices, the entire celebration was plastic free.


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