Paphos Aphrodite receives 4 District Awards

The 8th Conference of the Rotary District 2452 has just finished and I am very proud to tell you 3 clubs from Cyprus won Awards this year, namely
 
- RC Nicosia Salamis
- RC Kyrenia Cosmopolitan
- Paphos Aphrodite RC
 
98 clubs of our district applied for awards.
As you all can imagine we are very happy that our club has received the following awards:
 
- Club Administration (certificate)
- Community Service (trophy)
- Public Relations and Rotary Image (trophy)
- Membership Development and Rotary Awareness (trophy)
 
Our club can be very proud of this achievement – 3 trophies and 1 certificate - in difficult circumstances.
 
I would like to thank you all for your hard work and it is nice to get our achievements recognized not only by Rotary Cyprus but also by our district.
Well done – and I am very, very proud of you all.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Take care,
 
Thorsten 
 
 
 
 
 
Paphos Aphrodite receives 4 District Awards Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-06-11 21:00:00Z 0
District Conference Opening Ceremony Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-06-09 21:00:00Z 0

ART SALE for ShelterBox and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of Makarios Hospital

Welcome to Paphos-Aphrodite Rotary Club Art Sale, a joint effort with renowned Iranian artist Elham Razani, to raise funds for ShelterBox and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of Makarios Hospital in Cyprus.
 

Buy stunning Original Art to support Life Saving Charities

This is an opportunity to beautify your home or workplace and also help people in extreme situations or children with serious medical needs.

Elham Razani is a renowned Iranian artist, who has exhibited her paintings in four continents and who is equally happy painting abstracts or works that pay homage to her Persian heritage. A dedicated artist, each work is a work of love.

Her husband, Robin, is a Rotarian of Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club and he recognised the opportunity to make a significant contribution to worthwhile Rotary projects through the sale of Elham’s work.

Therefore of the proceeds of this sale, both original and in print form, 20% will be given to either ShelterBox or the Paediatric Ward at Makarios hospital in Nicosia – see the descriptions on the website.

When you buy you will be given the choice of charity you wish to support. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase exquisite art and to make a significant contribution to two worthy causes.

 
ART SALE for ShelterBox and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of Makarios Hospital Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-04-26 21:00:00Z 0
Interview with Cyprus in Style Thorsten Quakernack 2021-04-26 21:00:00Z 0

Easter Collection with Avgerinos Charity

Our club members (including our Easter Bunnies) did a great job last Saturday with Avgerinos Charity to collect money, food and baby product donations for Paphos families in need. Several trolley loads of food and a total of €365 will help so many families. Thank you to all those who donated and especially a local farmer who promised a donation of 300 eggs.
Happy Easter, Kalo Pascha to all.
 
Easter Collection with Avgerinos Charity Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-04-23 21:00:00Z 0
Happy Easter Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-04-01 21:00:00Z 0

Fellowship at Muse

We had our first fellowship and we all enjoyed it very much at Muse, Paphos. As one of our members commented: 'The venue was perfect, food amazing & how wonderful to socialize with our fellow club members, especially new members we have not had an opportunity to meet in person till now. So nice to have a little bit of normality back in our lives.' We all had a good time and felt safe. 
Fellowship at Muse Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-03-17 22:00:00Z 0

Zoom Dinner from Robin's kitchen

For this meeting we decided to support Robin's kitchen. Our members ordered lasagna and tiramisu from Robin's kitchen and collected it but we ate all together our meals via Zoom. 
It was a very nice meal and good fun. 
 
Imagine every commercial kitchen in your City donating a meal for every sale they make... no one in your City will ever go hungry!
You might think is impossible and yet, a well run kitchen can produce an extra meal for every sale and still manage to cover all the associated costs, as long as the owners don't keep the profit to themselves.
Robin's kitchen is a non-profit kitchen with a unique selling proposition:
“For every meal you buy, we donate one to people in need.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zoom Dinner from Robin's kitchen Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-03-10 22:00:00Z 0
Happy Women's Day Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-03-07 22:00:00Z 0
Power of Goodness Video Competition Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-03-03 22:00:00Z 0

Rotary Square: The new plaque is installed

The new plaque below the Rotary mosaic is now installed on our new Rotary Square. Now we give credit to the artist but also to our contributor RC of Westport, CT, USA and to our own club. 
A big thanks to George who organized it all for us, from the design to the installation. Well done  !
 
Rotary Square: The new plaque is installed Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-03-02 22:00:00Z 0

Happy Birthday Rotary

Grassroots at the core, Rotary links 1.2 million members to form an organization of international scope. It started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.
 
Happy Birthday Rotary Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-02-22 22:00:00Z 0

Tree planting in Choletria

On Thursday the first trees got planted in the village of Choletria in the Paphos region. A big thanks to the team from '100,000 trees in Paphos' , Choletria council as well as to Happy Garden CY. More trees will be planted shortly. Due to the restrictions we are slowed down. A big thanks to all our supporters, their donations and the hard work of our planters. If you like to support us please donate via our website. Thank you very much.
 
Tree planting in Choletria Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-02-10 22:00:00Z 0

Trees for Choletria

We know have purchased and selected the trees for Choletria village. We bought 40 Olive trees and 40 Carob trees and they are now delivered and will be planted shortly Thanks for everybody supporting our Trees project this year. 
Please continue to donate via our website or via GoGetFunding. Thanks for your help and support. 
 
Trees for Choletria Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-02-08 22:00:00Z 0
The Pollinator Project of Rotary Cyprus Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-02-05 22:00:00Z 0

Support Paphos families in need with Avgerinos

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Paphos-Aphrodite Rotary Club members have worked hard to support local families in need with food and other essentials.
 
Due to a public collection and further donations, we have been able to donate €800 euros worth of food and baby supplies to Avgerinos. This charity will distribute these to families who still need ongoing support at this time.
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We would also like to thank Papantoniou Supermarkets for their kind offer of a discount on the items purchased which means the families will benefit even more.
 
As we would like to help more, therefore please help your fellow citizens in Paphos and donate now:
 
Support Paphos families in need with Avgerinos Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-01-29 22:00:00Z 0
A good start for 2021 - The Rotary Mosaic is installed - Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-01-07 22:00:00Z 0

Happy Holidays

 
 
 
To all Rotarians of the Paphos-Aphrodite Rotary Club, their families and friends,
 
As the year comes to an end, our thoughts turn graciously to all of you who made our success possible this year.
 
 
 
Thank you for all of your support and donations. May the next year be a prosperous, joyous and 'service above self' year for all.
 
Yours in Rotary, 
 
Thorsten Quakernack
President 2020-2021
 
 
 
Happy Holidays Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-12-21 22:00:00Z 0

Collection for 'Hug with Love' - 'Agkaliazw me Agapi'

On Saturday, 19th December 2020 our club and members of the charity 'Agkaliazw me Agapi' collected money and food donations in front of the Papantoniou Supermarket in Chlorakas. 
It was a fun event and public donated generously to this cause, which was very much appreciated. A big thanks to everybody who donated and to the management  and staff of Papantoniou Supermarkets in Chlorakas who
have been fantastic hosts as they not only looked after us but also gave us a discount and free delivery. 
 
 
Collection for 'Hug with Love' - 'Agkaliazw me Agapi' Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-12-18 22:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Square Aerial View at Christmas Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-12-14 22:00:00Z 0
Please help with your change Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-12-13 22:00:00Z 0

Hug With Love - Agkaliazw me Agapi

The Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club is helping families in Paphos who need support by providing the Charity 'Hugs with Love' - 'Agkaliazw me Agapi' with food and baby items. 
A big thanks to Papantoniou Supermarkets who gave us a discount for our shopping and free delivery. BRAVO
 
Hug With Love - Agkaliazw me Agapi Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-12-13 22:00:00Z 0
Rotary in the news: Shelterbox Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-11-30 22:00:00Z 0

Rotary Square update

Dear All, 
 
The other day we did visit the new Rotary Square in the Old Town of Paphos and we liked very much what we have seen. 
We are also working with a local artist on a mosaic for the Rotary Square and it is all very exciting. Please find below some pictures we have taken: 
 
Rotary Square update Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-11-13 22:00:00Z 0
Buy a face mask for Euro 5 and support a win against Polio Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-10-30 22:00:00Z 0
Our club in the Paphos Post Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-10-29 22:00:00Z 0

October Fellowship at Casa Mespilea

A great night out with fantastic food, a great atmosphere and amazing people at our October fellowship. A big thanks to the team at Casa Mespilea who provided us with a delicious 5 course meal which was FANTASTIC !!
 
October Fellowship at Casa Mespilea Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-10-28 21:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day - 24th October 2020 Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-10-23 21:00:00Z 0

The Swedish Ambassador visits our club

On Thursday, 15th October 2020,we welcomed our guest speakers His Excellency the Swedish Ambassador Anders Hagelberg and the director of The Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process, Salpy Eskidjian Weiderind who gave us an understanding on the ongoing process. Members of the Swedish Association and friends of Rotary supported this event. Thanks for a very interesting meeting.
 
The Swedish Ambassador visits our club Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-10-14 21:00:00Z 0
End of Summer picnic Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-10-07 21:00:00Z 0

Fundraising dinner in Limassol 

Lovely evening with fellow Rotarians, attended by Juergen and Carol. This was a fundraising dinner in support of Beirut organized by our clubs in Limassol. 
Well done for a successful evening. 
 
Fundraising dinner in Limassol Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-09-22 21:00:00Z 0

Cyprus Helpers

Great speaker at our Club last Thursday. Derek Holt from Cyprus Helpers group who set up a system to help families and others in need when the Covid crisis had such a devastating effect. We worked with their volunteers to distribute our food parcels.
 
Cyprus Helpers Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-09-17 21:00:00Z 0

Help for Beirut 

The Rotary Clubs in Cyprus launched a campaign for Beirut to help rebuild the damaged city after the traumatic event last month. 
Please find below some pictures when the supplies arrived in Beirut. This is Rotary at work: 
 
Help for Beirut Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-09-17 21:00:00Z 0

Fighting Climate Change - One Tree At The Time

The Paphos Post kindly printed the blow article about our TREE Project in the September issue. 
Thank you for your support Paphos Post and we hope that many more will join our project. 
 
 
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Fighting Climate Change - One Tree At The Time Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2020-09-04 21:00:00Z 0

Fellowship at Suite 48

Great fellowship event at Suite 48. It was good to meet new people who are interested in joining our Club and a great start after the summer break. 
 
Fellowship at Suite 48 Carol Heads 2020-08-26 21:00:00Z 0

Summer Meeting in the Anemi

This was our first Summer Meeting in the Anemi Hotel.
 
As you can see it was very successful as we had many guests and members came and joint the meeting at 8 pm.
 
We normally don't meet in the holiday month of August but Carl and Juergen had the idea about the summer meeting and it seems they have been right. 
Great to see so many new faces. See you all next Thursday again. 
 
Summer Meeting in the Anemi Thorsten Quakeranack 2020-08-05 21:00:00Z 0

Fellowship at Tsangarides Winery

On Sunday 2nd August we had our fellowship at Tsangarides Winery, which is our members favourite place.
 
Angelos offered again fantastic food and his best wines. 
 
We not only had a great afternoon but we also raised funds for our Paphos Tree Project as well as for Shelterbox
 
A big thanks to Angelos Tsangarides and his very helpful team who was not only a fantastic host but also contributed to the Tree Project. 
 
Thanks to everyone who supported us on Sunday. We hope you enjoyed it and that we all see you soon again. 
 
 
 
Fellowship at Tsangarides Winery Thorsten Quakernack 2020-08-01 21:00:00Z 0
Speaker Event : Rtn. Claire Polycarpou Thorsten Quakernack 2020-07-22 21:00:00Z 0

Food Parcels prepared and delivered

David and De,Ly's helped with delivering the food parcels to Tracy and Trevor last Friday. Only one more week of funding left with 96 parcels delivered so far.

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Food Parcels prepared and delivered Carol Heads 2020-07-11 21:00:00Z 0

The new ROTARY SQUARE in Paphos

The Rotary Square
 
The Paphos-Aphrodite RC is the main contributor to a new square in the revitalized Old Town of Paphos. 
 
This new public square for Paphos, where people can enjoy an open, urban space and relax but it will also raise awareness of the work Rotary does. 
 
With the money the club will help the municipality to create this wonderful new space but we also indirectly support the local economy and secure jobs. 
The Rotary Square will be enjoyed by locals and tourists as a destination. 
 
Last week we enjoyed a walk through the new Rotary Square and it looks very good already. We will keep you posted about the development of the Rotary Square
 
Please enjoy the first pictures we have taken. 
 
The new ROTARY SQUARE in Paphos Thorsten Quakernack 2020-07-07 21:00:00Z 0
Handover Dinner at Palia Ilektriki Carol Heads 2020-07-02 21:00:00Z 0

Sponsor a tree for Paphos

 

“100,000 Trees in Paphos” is a citizen’s initiative aiming at mobilizing, local authorities, the Forestry Department and institutions to facilitate a massive tree- planting project in 2020 - 2021 with the Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Toronto Bay Bloor, Canada.

Paphos, is already facing the effects of global warming in the form of extended heatwave periods. Scientific projections are sketching a very unpleasant picture for the future with rising temperatures and a process of desertification reshaping the Cypriot landscape in the next few decades. There is a scientific consensus that reforestation can help combat climate change, soil corrosion and desertification and significantly reduce temperatures in urban environments. We do not wish to sit back and watch the effects of climate change destroy our habitats and make life on the island unbearable.

One tree costs between Euro 3 to Euro 10.

Buy a tree as a present for family and/or friends.

 

Fundraising with GoGetFunding
 
Fundraising with GoGetFunding
 
Sponsor a tree for Paphos Thorsten Quakernack 2020-06-20 21:00:00Z 0
Margarita Liasidou Foundation took part in testing for Coronavirus Thorsten Quakernack 2020-06-16 21:00:00Z 0
Food parcels for families in need Carol Heads 2020-06-11 21:00:00Z 0

VISIT FROM THE NEW DISTRICT GOVERNOR

On September 10th the Club welcomed Didstrict Governor Schawkat Tadros, from Jordan, to its weekly meeting.  Schakat set out his vision for District 2452 and exchaged Club banners with President Ian Graves.

VISIT FROM THE NEW DISTRICT GOVERNOR David Greensmith 2019-09-09 21:00:00Z 0

GREAT FELLOWSHIP EVENING AT TO TAVERNAKI

The Club signed off in style on the evening of 26 July before its August recess, with a great evening at To Tavernaki, a restaurant rapidly gaining a top reputation.  We were particularlypleased to welcome distinguished visitors from RC Nicosia-Salamis - Deputy District Governor George Psimolophites and President Anna Hadjimarcou, plus Litsa Aresti.

     

                

GREAT FELLOWSHIP EVENING AT TO TAVERNAKI David Greensmith 2019-06-27 21:00:00Z 0

EXCELLENT EVENING AT THE HANDOVER DINNER

The Anemi did us proud on Friday 28th June with a first class dinner to end the 2018-19 Rotsry Year and begin the 2019-20 one.  Outgoing President George Kafizas handed the Chain of Office to his successor Ian Graves; two new Members were inducted; a cheque for 6,000 euros was presented to the Margarita Liasidou Foundation https://margaritafoudation.net, and our excellent Club Secretary Carol received a Paul Harris Fellowship Award to recognise her outstanding service to the Rotary Movement over many years.

                       

                              George (right) passes the baton to Ian.

              

A well deserved charity contribution.  The Foundation does some great work.                                                                              

        Induction of new Club Member Reda Youssef

                                 

             A surprised and delighted Carol Heads receives her PHF Award

EXCELLENT EVENING AT THE HANDOVER DINNER David Greensmith 2019-06-27 21:00:00Z 0

GOOD VIBRATIONS AT THE DANCE PARTY

Around 200 Rotarians, guests and visitors enjoyed a great evening of music and dancing at Tala Amphitheatre on June 15th, with the brilliant blues of Zilla Project and the contemporary sound of Cover Up.  Te event raised over 3700 euros for local charities

Zilla Project down with the blues

Cover Up performing with panache.

EXCELLENT EVENING AT TAVERNA KONIA

Club members and guests enjoyed some top class food and drink at Taverna Konia on 23 May, and also raised 150 Euros for charity.

                         

GOOD VIBRATIONS AT THE DANCE PARTY David Greensmith 2019-06-14 21:00:00Z 0

EXCELLENT EVENING AT TAVERNA KONIA

Club members and guests enjoyed some top class food and drink at Taverna Konia on 23 May, and also raised 150 Euros for charity.

                         

EXCELLENT EVENING AT TAVERNA KONIA David Greensmith 2019-05-22 21:00:00Z 0

RACE NIGHT WINS BY A DISTANCE

Club members and guests passed a very enjoyable evening at the Carpe Diem Lounge on Saturday May 11th, placing bets on video races and thereby earning lots of money for the Margarita Liasidou Foundation for adults and children with learning difficulties https://margaritafoundation.net.  Many thanks to Rtn Ian Graves for his excellent event organisation.  

Maybe these happy peoplehavejustbacked a winner ?

RACE NIGHT WINS BY A DISTANCE David Greensmith 2019-05-10 21:00:00Z 0

THROWING ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL

Our Master Potter, Rotarian Panicos Georgiades, opened his premises, Savvas Pottery at Geroskipou, to Rotarians, guests and visitors on Saturday April 13th to allow adults and keen chidren to try their hand at making or painting their own pot.  An excellent community event as in past years, and 400 euros were raised for the Margarita Lisasidou Foundation, https://www.margaritafoundation.net our main chairty for this Rotary year.  Many thanks to all our volunteers, and particular thanks to the Master Potter himself.

THROWING ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL David Greensmith 2019-04-12 21:00:00Z 0

SUNDAY LUNCH AT TSANGARIDES WINERY

On March 31st Club members and guests consumed some excellent food and wine courtesy of vintner and Club member Angelos Tsangarides.  Angelos's description of the winemaking process and the properties and styles of the various wines on offer was particularly instructive.  In the Webmaster's opinion, this is one of the best local boutique wineries.

                    

                             

                              Happy diners; great food and drink !

SUNDAY LUNCH AT TSANGARIDES WINERY David Greensmith 2019-03-30 21:00:00Z 0

TRACK MARSHALLING AT THE MARATHON

An enthusiastic team of Club members acted as marshals for the Paphos Marathon and other races on Sunday 17 March.  This great community event is an excellent fund-raiser for local charities.

TRACK MARSHALLING AT THE MARATHON David Greensmith 2018-03-16 22:00:00Z 0

EUROMEETINGS

THE EUROMEETING

There are currently 8 clubs from the European Union in this group:

Oudenaarde Club Belgium (who initiated the group)
RC Auxerre St Germain,France
RC Iglesias,Sardinia, Italy
RC Tabergsdalen Jonkoping, Sweden
RC Hastings, England
RC Dublin, Ireland
RC Bochum-Rechen, Germany
Paphos-Aphrodite RC, Cyprus

Website:  http://www.euromeetings-rotary.eu

Mostly it is a sociable fellowship event which takes place once a year and it rotates each year to be hosted in a different country. 
Every Club donates EUR 250 for a local community project of the host Club.

The program consists of the following activities:

  • The programme begins officially on Friday night with a reception in the hotel and then all guests are brought to the host clubs members’ homes for dinner.
  • On Saturday the host club arranges sightseeing etc.
  • Saturday night is an official Gala Dinner.
  • Sunday morning every club presents a song, there is brunch and the goodbye.

Many guests spend a few days before or after the event in the area around
the host club.
The attendance is usually around 150-200 guests.

The event is good fun and very tiring as there are late nights and early starts.

It is a weekend fellowship at its best!

The 2014 meeting was held in Jonkoping in Swedens lovely lake district. Five members and spouses attended the very successful meeting which included a conducted tour of the SAAB aircraft factory. The nine members of the Euromeeting Group contribute to a fund which the host club used to provide a trailer for a local charity dealing with drug rehabilitation.

Paphos-Aphrodite RC hosted the Euromeeting in October 2010 in our home town Paphos and again in 2017 when Paphos was the European Cultural Capital. The 2018 Euromeeting hosts will be Bochum, Germany.  A link to their Euromeeting Web Page is here http://euromeeting-bochum.de

                                                         OTHER TWINNED CLUBS

Paphos-Aphrodite is also twinned with two Rotary Clubs in Greece - Corfu and Xanthi

EUROMEETINGS David Greensmith 2017-10-18 21:00:00Z 0
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