Welcome to Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club

 
The Paphos-Aphrodite Rotary Club has an International Membership and our meetings are conducted in English.
 
Paphos, the capital of Cyprus in ancient times with many World Heritage sites has also like Cyprus the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean.

Being a great tourist resort we are used to welcoming guests from all over Europe and beyond.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club News
 
Jennifer Jones, the first woman to become president of Rotary International, visited Cyprus to take part in the International Rotary Institute conference, held in Limassol between November 9-13.
During the conference, which took place for the first time in Cyprus, Rotary officials from 40 countries gathered to discuss pressing issues such as disease prevention, education, the climate crisis, and social inclusion, as well as Rotary’s role in tackling them.
During her time in Cyprus, Ms Jones and other Rotary delegates, both local and foreign, visited the village of Ora which was devasted by a wildfire in July 2021 to see how Rotary contributed to its rebuilding.
Moreover, the Rotary president saw the ground-breaking work of the Karaiskakio Foundation, which recently received 40,000 dollars worth of equipment for its Children’s Cancer Diagnostic Laboratory, by the Rotary Clubs of Cyprus who collaborated with other Rotary clubs abroad to raise the amount.
In an interview with in-cyprus, Ms Jones talks about Rotary’s contribution to global humanitarian efforts and the role that storytelling can play in charity.
She stresses that she is focused on building new relationships with organisations around the globe that share Rotary’s vision of humanitarian service, while being committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Last Thursday we had a Fellowship evening at Melitzia Taverna in Tala with partners and friends. A wonderful Meze was served while we planned our Gluhwein event.
 

 

For the first time in Cyprus Rotary History, the Zone 21 Institute will be held in Limassol Cyprus between the 9th and 13th of November 2022, thanks to the efforts of Past Rotary International Director Katerina Kotsali Papademetriou and Past District Governor Christina Covotsou-Patroclou. The opening ceremony is on the 10th of November at the Carob Mill whilst the main sessions of the conference are at the Elias Beach Hotel.

It is considered a great honour for a country to be selected as the host of the Institute and particularly to host the Rotary International President at this event. It puts Cyprus Rotary and Cyprus as a destination, in the limelight of Rotary throughout the world.

Rotary dignitaries from 40 countries which include many European countries and some from the Middle East and Africa have already booked their participation.

The full programme of the institute can be found on the www.limassolinstitute2022.org  website. The delegates will be addressing crucial and current issues such as Disease prevention, basic education, the environment, girl empowerment, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, development of partnerships. The Institute also serves as a forum for networking opportunities, exchanging ideas and updates on the developments, initiatives, and priorities of Rotary International from global and regional perspectives.

President of Rotary International Jennifer Jones, the first woman to be elected in this post, will be participating in the Institute. President Jones is a charismatic and inspiring leader and a seasoned Rotarian, who has served in multiple key roles in Rotary International and the highly acclaimed Rotary Foundation

During her one-year term as President, Jones is focussing on building new relationships and establishing collaborations with organizations that share Rotary’s commitment to driving impact through humanitarian service and to developing leaders around the globe. She has also made Rotary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion a key part of her presidential platform.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.4 million members of more than 46,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

For more information, visit Rotary.org

Since World War II Rotary’s Charity Foundation has sponsored more than $4 billion in projects worldwide, it puts to use approximately 47 million volunteer hours of service each year, serving humanity.

Nearer home, Cyprus Rotary is among the very few organisations that operate across the dividing line of our country. Rotarians from all the communities of Cyprus proudly work together in harmony to serve humanity.

Cypriot Rotary Clubs (RCs) have over the years been instrumental in delivering many projects to meet community needs. The flagship project is the recent purchase of equipment for the Childhood Cancer Diagnostic Centre at the Karaiskakio Foundation

This state-of-the-art laboratory, the cost of which was to the tune of $400.000, determines the type of cancer in children and young adults and recommends a treatment that minimises collateral damage due to cancer treatment.

The Karaiskakio Foundation offers its services free of charge to all Cypriot communities, without any discrimination on grounds of religion or ethnicity.

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, Cyprus Rotary clubs donated in 2020, 4 ICU beds to the Nicosia hospital valued at $108.000 and medical equipment to the Kyrenia hospital valued at $45.000.

Among International personas who served as Rotarians are Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Neil Armstrong, Guglielmo Marconi, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, and Pope Francis is an active Rotary supporter.


 
A small group of our members travelled to Limassol to meet George Azar, our District Governor. At the dinner it was good to catch up with some of our fellow Rotarians from the Limassol Clubs
 
 
Our speaker in September was Mary Beth Trotter, Assistant Director at the Episkopi(Paphos) Environmental Centre. She explained what the centre had to offer and also about the beautiful nature in the Ezousa Valley. We were then treated to some fresh carob flavoured soutzouko, a cup of herb infused zivania and then our hands were soft and perfumed with cream made with geranium and patchouli, all from the village.
We hope to arrange a visit soon.
 
At our September fellowship we met with friends, family, members and other Rotarians for our September fellowship at Gabriel’s Tavern in Kouklia. Nice food and great entertainment.
 
 
2022 Zone 21 Rotary Institute will take place in Limassol from 7 to 13 November.
The purpose of a Rotary International Institutes are to :
* Inform accurately current and past Rotary International (RI) officers about the
policies and programs of RI , including those of its Foundation .
* Promote support for these policies and program while also soliciting suggestions
for imporvements and innovations . Inform the RI Board of successful program
developments at the Zone level which the RI Board may want to consider for
further development .
* Inspire , Motivate and inform Governors about leadership .
* Provide a forum for learning , discussion and inspiration , which will engineer
fellowship and a team spirit among the participants .
* Governor Elect Training Seminar (GETS) is mandatory for all incoming Governors.
* Governor Elect Spouses Seminar is for all spouses of incoming Governors
We think everyone who attended our Charity Concert had a great time.
 
Thanks to some superb music from Ronn van Etten, New Rules Duo and Marios Danos and the Dizzy Bees.
 
The Friend's Hospice and the Margarita Liasidou Foundation will benefit from the funds raised. Thanks must also go to our generous sponsors for their support.
 
Hope to see you all next year!
 
Thanks for your support :-)
 
Last night at our meeting we welcomed Rtn. Timo Trog and his wife from Germany. His club's banner was presented to President Juergen
 
Congratulations to our new and old president Juergen Krekeler who will serve the club with his team for another year. We therefore had only a nice fellowship and not a big handover event. Great evening and a big thanks to the team at the Acropolis Tavern.
 
 
On Sunday, 26th June 2022, during the 4th Honey & Beekeeping Festival of Odou, the Official Opening of the "Bee Life" "Μέλισσα Ζωή" Queen Bee Artificial Insemination Center and Honey Quality Control Laboratory took place. DDG Peter Ashdjian gave an opening speech giving insight on the conception of the idea one year ago by Cyprus Rotary Clubs and the Bank of Cyprus. He noted the valuable contribution that the Center will bring in cooperation with government and local Officials and thanked all parties for their help to make the "Bee Life" Center a reality, with special mentions for Ora's Community Leader, Mr. Menelaos Philippou, the president of Troodos Network, the president of the Cyprus Beekeepers Association Παγκύπριος Σύνδεσμος Μελισσοκόμων - Κέντρο Μελισσοκομίας Κύπρου and all Rotarians involved.
The Center is a collaboration of the Rotary clubs of Cyprus with the Bank of Cyprus that will offer a new dynamic in bee reproduction, restoration of the lost bee hives, protection of the native Cypriot bee and improvement in the quality of Cypriot honey.
 
 
 

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Anemi Hotel
Kikeronos Street
Paphos, Paphos District 8102
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