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

Our club in the NEWS

Ροταριανός Όμιλος Πάφου: Πακέτα βοήθειας αξίας 3500 ευρώ σε συνανθρώπους μας

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16 Ιουλίου 2020


Ο Ροταριανός Όμιλος Πάφος Αφροδίτη, συνειδητοποιημένος από τις κακουχίες που επέφερε ο κορωνοϊός, προσέφερε ποσό 3.500 ευρώ για να ετοιμάσει και παραδώσει αποστολές τροφίμων σε αυτούς που έχουν ανάγκη.

Τους τελευταίους δύο μήνες, τα μέλη του Ομίλου εργάστηκαν μαζί με τους Cyprus Helpers, οι οποίοι αφού έλεγξαν αυτούς που είχαν πραγματική ανάγκη, γέμισαν 27 καρότσια με φαγώσιμα και άλλα αναλώσιμα και από αυτά ετοιμάστηκαν 106 πακέτα.



Σύμφωνα με τους εκπροσώπους του Ροταριανού Ομίλου Πάφου, αν και ξηρή τροφή δίνεται συχνά από διάφορες οργανώσεις, ο Όμιλος αισθάνθηκε ότι ήταν πιο σημαντικό να παραδοθούν φαγώσιμα με θρεπτική αξία γι’ αυτό και κάθε εβδομάδα, τα πακέτα περιλάμβαναν φρέσκα φρούτα, λαχανικά, γάλα, φρέσκο κρέας, γιαούρτι, τυρί, αυγά και άλλα, αρκετά ώστε να συντηρήσουν μια οικογένεια για μια εβδομάδα.


« Οι οικογένειες, προέρχονται από διάφορες εθνικότητες και όλες είχαν ανάγκη βοήθειας και η χαρά που ήταν ζωγραφισμένη στα πρόσωπα των μικρών παιδιών ήταν απερίγραπτη», τόνισαν χαρακτηριστικά. « Τα μέλη του Ομίλου, αισθάνονται περήφανοι για την ευκαιρία που είχαν να προσφέρουν στις εν λόγω οικογένειες και ήταν αποδέκτες της ευγνωμοσύνης των ανθρώπων αυτών».  


Our club in the NEWS Carol Heads 2020-07-15 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


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


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


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, 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


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.


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


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


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  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


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, 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


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


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



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


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

                                                         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