Jennifer Jones, president of Rotary International talks to in-cyprus about the organisation’s humanitarian work

 
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.
Jennifer Jones, president of Rotary International talks to in-cyprus about the organisation’s humanitarian work In-Cyprus 2022-11-29 22:00:00Z 0

November Fellowship

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.
 
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Rotarians from 40 countries gather in Cyprus to welcome president of Rotary International

 

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.


 
Rotarians from 40 countries gather in Cyprus to welcome president of Rotary International In-Cyprus Philenews 2022-11-03 22:00:00Z 0

Rotarians meeting DG in Limassol

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
 
 
Rotarians meeting DG in Limassol Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-11-02 22:00:00Z 0

September Speaker Event

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.
 
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September Fellowship

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.
 
 
September Fellowship Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-09-28 21:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Zone 21 Institute

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
Rotary International Zone 21 Institute Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-09-13 21:00:00Z 0

Annual Charity Concert in Tala

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 :-)
 
Annual Charity Concert in Tala Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-07-29 21:00:00Z 0

Visitors from Bonn - Germany 

Last night at our meeting we welcomed Rtn. Timo Trog and his wife from Germany. His club's banner was presented to President Juergen
 
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Happy New Rotary Year 2022 2023 Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-06-30 21:00:00Z 0

Change over fellowship 

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.
 
 
Change over fellowship Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-06-29 21:00:00Z 0

Honey & Beekeeping Festival of Odou

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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Charity Concert   30th July 2022 at 7 pm Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-06-16 21:00:00Z 0
25th Anniversary Party Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-05-27 21:00:00Z 0

Juergens May Greeting 

Dear fellow Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club members
 
25 years ago -on April 25th, 1997 to be precise - our Rotary Club was founded in Paphos, Cyprus. Since then the members of the club are serving our community, people in need and many institutions and organisations. I want to thank all of you for your voluntary service for so many years.
 
Such an anniversary well deserves a celebration. On May 28th, 2022 we will celebrate then 25 years of Paphos Aphrodite Rotary club in Anemi Hotel (see invitation below). I hope I can welcome many of our members with their families and friends.
 
Looking forward to seeing you
 
Yours in Rotary
 
Juergen Krekeler 
President
 
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April Fellowship Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-04-27 21:00:00Z 0
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What does Rotary means to you ? - Thorsten 

So what is Rotary?
 
I’m sure if you’re a Rotarian you have been asked, “What is Rotary”?
 
If you’re one of our guests  and told someone you were going to a Rotary meeting today, you may have been asked , “what is  Rotary”?
 
My 18 year old godson asked me that question a few months ago.  He said, Thorsten, “What is Rotary” ?
 
Now I can say, “Rotary is an international service club of 1.4 million business and professional men and women who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace in the world”.  But that really doesn’t say what Rotary is!
 
Rotary may be and is:
 
  • Taking 2 hours out of your day to attending a regular meeting with 10 to 20 men and women from different walks of life, turning off your phone, enjoying stimulating conversation and hearing a great speaker like we had last Thursday about mental health issues with Derek
 
  • Getting up early on a cold crisp November morning to help with a fundraising for needy families at Papantoniou supermarket in Chlorakas.
 
  • Setting up and helping at the Gluehwein Stall with Julia and team each December.
 
  • Planting trees with Rob and Carol in Letymbou village
 
  • Preparing out 25th club anniversary, working on our Photobook and search for a venue with our members
 
  • Working with Carol and Ian on our Facebook page and Website.
 
  • Working with George on the next Concert in the summer
 
  • Having a great party, going to a convention or making new friends!!!
 
The largest humanitarian project ever conceived by a service club; eradicating polio from the world.
 
 
I could go on and on and on!!!! Rotary may be and is all of those things and much, much more.   Rotary is the projects that clubs like ours decide to do; there are 46,000 clubs in the Rotary world all doing worthy projects.
 
Look  around the room. What you see, is the face of Rotary.  Rotary is the same around the world men and women  meeting together  in clubs.  The club is the heart of Rotary;  all that is done in Rotary starts in a club.
 
Here in our club you could be sitting at the table with a teacher from Germany, a lawyer from Cyprus, a psychiatrist from Ireland or an accountant from England.  Such diversity of membership brings unique perspectives to a club and is one of the major strengths of what Rotary is. 
 
The Four Way Test
 
From the earliest days of Rotary, Rotarians were concerned about promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives.  One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements on business is the “ Four Way Test”.  It was created by Rotarian Herbert Taylor in 1932 for his staff  at an Aluminum Company that was facing bankruptcy.  He found that by putting these 24 words into practice the employees were able to turn the company around. The Four Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into  hundreds of languages  published in thousands of ways. 
 
Is it the truth?
 
Is it fair to all concerned?
 
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
 
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
What I like best about Rotary is the Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club.  I’ve been involved in lots of Rotary projects, visited lots of other Rotary clubs, attended conventions and conferences, but for me; 
 
Rotary is attending my Rotary Club.
 
 
See you all next Thursday.
 
Thanks
Thorsten
 
 
What does Rotary means to you ? - Thorsten Thorsten Quakernack 2022-03-31 21:00:00Z 0

The stigma of mental health issues 

At our last meeting, some of our members and guests found our speaker's topic very interesting and thought provoking. Thank you to Derek Holt who spoke to us about the stigma of mental health issues and lack of support and understanding in our society, also the struggle to get apporopriate treatment. There were many questions raised afterwards, and Derek was warmly thanked by President Juergen.
 
 
The stigma of mental health issues Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-03-30 21:00:00Z 0

March 2022 Fellowship

Our members and visitors enjoyed a meze and fellowship evening in Emba Village. President Juergen welcomed our visitors and exchanged banners with our special guest DDG Hassan Airais from RC of Dubai.
 
 
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Applications for Rotary’s Peace Fellowship are now open! Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-02-20 22:00:00Z 0

Tree planting in Letymbou

Last Sunday we planted more than 200 trees in the beautiful village of Letymbou. Thanks to all the volunteers for their attendance and made this happen, Paphos Aphrodite Rotary for the donation of the trees and the Community of Letymbou and 100,000 trees for Paphos, for the co-organization. It was good fund and the weather was perfect.
 
 
Tree planting in Letymbou Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-02-19 22:00:00Z 0

Tree planting on Sunday in Letymbou

This Sunday we will plant trees in Letymbou village and we will start at 10.00 am. Hope you will join us and help make Cyprus greener. 
 
Tree planting on Sunday in Letymbou Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-02-16 22:00:00Z 0

Paphos Aphrodite RC supports Shelterbox

In December last year the Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club decided again to support Shelterbox (https://www.shelterbox.org/) and our club donated Euro 500 to this worthwhile charity.
 
In 2012, ShelterBox became Rotary International’s first Project Partner and remains the only disaster relief charity.
 
As you can see our club has supported Shelterbox for many years:
 
2006      our Box went to Islamabad, Pakistan
2010      our Box went to Haiti - For those made homeless by the devastating earthquake
2014      our box helped in the below destinations:
 
               - Pakistan - To assist those affected by flooding.
               - Niger - To assist those affected by conflict.
 
2020      the donated money will help Shelterbox in several countries
 
Right now, more than 113 million people around the world have been made homeless by disaster and conflict. We’re working to change this.
 
By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we’re transforming despair into hope.
 
We want to see a world where no family is left without shelter after disaster.
 
If you like to support Shelterbox please donate.
 
Paphos Aphrodite RC supports Shelterbox Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-02-02 22:00:00Z 0
Tree Planting in Letymbou Village Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2022-01-30 22:00:00Z 0

Vasilopita 2022

Our Vasilopita dinner at Hazeli in Tala also turned into a Liverpool fan club outing. We had a great night with President Juergen cutting the cake with a sword, and our lovely waiter Marios getting the coin.
 
 
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Happy End to the Year 2021

A happy end to the year at Paphos-Aphrodite with the award of a Sapphire PHF to PDG David Whindle in recognition of his continued support for the Club. Secondly our new member Anke Ulisch was pinned by President Juergen.
Congratulations to both.
 
 
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The Annual Gluehwein Event 2021

Thanks to all supporters who joint us today. Unfortunately we have to cancel our event tomorrow due to bad weather forecast. Merry Christmas from all of us and a very happy new year.
 
 
The Annual Gluehwein Event 2021 Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-12-17 22:00:00Z 0

Donation for Friends Hospice

Chris Jones ~ the Trustee President  of the Friends Hospice is pictured here receiving another wonderful donation of €624.09 from our club. Juergen Krekeler recently held a fund raising house warming party for fellow Rotarians. What a clever idea! We're completely with Juergen who felt that the 9 cents was important ~ all those 9 cents add up for sure! Thank you so much for all your support.
 
 
 
Donation for Friends Hospice Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-12-09 22:00:00Z 0

Help at the Logicom Marathon

These wonderful helper volunteers from TLC made our morning a real fun event handing out water to the marathon runners. Thank you and well-done kids, you absolutely rock.
 
 
 
Help at the Logicom Marathon Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-12-04 22:00:00Z 0

December Collection 

Last week our members worked with Avgerinos charity at Papantoniou Chloraka to collect food for families in need at Christmas. Several trolley loads of food were donated as well as over €250 which will also be used to buy food. Thank you to all who helped us.
 
December Collection Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-11-26 22:00:00Z 0
DG visit in Paphos Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-11-16 22:00:00Z 0
DG visits Rotary Square Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-11-12 22:00:00Z 0

Money raised

We had a busy time during our fellowship evening at The Lodge Restaurant. First of all we pinned two new members.
Congratulations
to Robin Ullrich and Panayiotis Kyriakou. Then cheques for €1500 each were presented to Fytoula from the Margarita Liasidou Foundation, and also to Chris Jones from the Friends Hospice. This was money raised at our recent Rock Concert. Finally we were honoured to welcome PDG Kevork Mahdessian and DDG Hassan Al Rais from the RC of Dubai who joined us for dinner.
 
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Rotary Square - T-Shirt Project 2021-10-22 21:00:00Z 0

Concerts Helpers

A big thank you to George and his team to a successful Charity Concert. Some action pictures below: 
 
Concerts Helpers Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-10-01 21:00:00Z 0

Guest speaker from Hellenic Bank

We were honoured to welcome the CEO of the Hellenic Bank, Oliver Gatzke, as our speaker this evening. He spoke about banking and the Cyprus economy to an appreciative audience, who later had several questions. Oliver was presented with a certificate stating that the Club would make a donation to RI Polio Fund on his behalf. There were several visitors, including two PDGs, one AG and one President from the UK.
 
 
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Mr Oliver Gatzke, CEO of the Hellenic Bank as our September guest speaker 

We were honoured to welcome the CEO of the Hellenic Bank, Oliver Gatzke, as our speaker this September. He spoke about banking and the Cyprus economy to an appreciative audience, who later had several questions. Oliver was presented with a certificate stating that the Club would make a donation to RI Polio Fund on his behalf. There were several visitors, including two PDGs, one AG and one President from the UK.
 
Mr Oliver Gatzke, CEO of the Hellenic Bank as our September guest speaker Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-09-29 21:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Award: Rotary Citation 2020-2021

Congratulations!  Our club has earned the Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve, for 2020-21. During a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world, our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future. Well done and thanks for all your help and support. 
 
Rotary International Award: Rotary Citation 2020-2021 Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-09-27 21:00:00Z 0

Charity Concert 2021

The bands from this years Charity concert at the Pissouri Amphitheatre. On The Wave, Murphy's Brother in Law and The Cover Up. Thank you to all who came to support us and also a big thank you to our sponsors. All profits will go to The Friends Hospice and The Margarita Liasidou Foundation in Paphos.
 
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Charity Concert Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-08-24 21:00:00Z 0
Our July 2021 Fellowship 2021-07-21 21:00:00Z 0

July 2021 Speaker Event

We had our first speaker event in the new Rotary year. The General Manager from the Anemi Hotel, Mrs Evelyn Cleanthous Komodromou, spoke to us about 'The impact of the Covid-19 crisis in the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Cyprus and future plans". 
 
A fantastic presentation and a lively discussion. Thanks to everybody involved. 
 
July 2021 Speaker Event Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-07-07 21:00:00Z 0

Cyprus Fires

The Rotary Clubs of Cyprus helping the victims of the fire and firefighters with food and water, they need a generator and more will be needed today, tomorrow and the next few weeks and months.
 
We are helping but need funds urgently.
 
Please donate now that we can continue to help. Please do it now:
 
Please donate directly to the Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club donation link.
 
Thanks for your support
 
Cyprus Fires Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-07-06 21:00:00Z 0

Hand-over Ceremony Gala Dinner

We had a very nice Gala Handover Ceremony Dinner with the support of our new DDG Peter Ashdjian. We also pinned two new members and awarded 2 Paul Harris fellowship awards to George Kafizas and Erland Carl. A big thanks to the Anemi Hotel and their excellent team who looked after us and their chefs for an amazing meal. Thanks for supporting our club and we wish our new president Juergen Krekeler a successful year.
 
Hand-over Ceremony Gala Dinner Paphos Aphrodite Rotary Club 2021-06-25 21:00:00Z 0

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.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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