2016-17 Rotary Year Projects
New President’s plans for the 2016-17 Rotary Year
Incoming President David Whindle (pictured below) takes office on 1 July at the start of the 2016-17 Rotary year. David is a very experienced Rotarian, having been a Club President and District Governor in England prior to retiring to Cyprus.
David set out his priorities for his year at the Club Assembly on June 16th. A key focus will be on membership, maintaining our good record of recruiting new members and ensuring that new recruits become active and committed. David wishes to continue existing projects – the casino night, the gluhwein Christmas event, the swimming competition, the running competition, the pottery event – and also to run a new project – a public speaking competition for local young people. He also wants the Club to maintain its great track record
of inviting informative external speakers to our regular meetings. David stresses the need for teamwork and hopes to run a ‘brainstorming’ event early in his Presidency, to garner members’ ideas about the Club’s future direction.
All in all, we can be confident that the leadership of our Club is in safe hands.
Childhood Cancer Diagnostic Centre Project
Paphos Aphrodite is joining other Cyprus Rotary Clubs to fund a state-of-the-art Diagnostic Centre for the Karaiskakion Foundation in Nicosia. This major project will massively improve the early and correct detection of childhood cancers. No such specialist unit currently exists in Cyprus, so this project will fill an important health need on the island. Please click on the following link to learn more about the work of the hospital.
Annual Christmas gluhwein event
Club members and their family and friends turned out in good numbers to support our annual gluhwein-and-sausages sale, held this year on Wednesday December 21st in the car park behind the main police station in Paphos town centre. The wein was expertly brewed by our Deutscher Gluhweinmeister, Julia Rautenschlein. George Kafizas sizzled the sausages, and Julia was assisted in serving the wein by Rotarians Elena Ioannou, Irene Batis and Xenia Papastylianou. It would have been good to see more members of the general public in attendance, but all who participated enjoyed themselves.
Julia and helpers in action. The gluhwein stall, with motto.
Throwing on the potter’s wheel
Our immediate past President, Panicos Georgiades, opened his business, Savvas Pottery in Geroskipou, to Rotarians, their guests and members of the public on Sunday November 20th, enabling people to throw their own pots for a small fee, with all proceeds going to local charities. The pictures below show brother and sister Andrianna and Stylianou trying their hand at pottery, helped by Panicos;s brother (and fellow potter) George. The event raised 260 euros for local charities.
Intense concentration !!
I did it !!
On the morning of Saturday 30 July the Club, in association with Stellios Kyriakides Running Cub, hosted a Swimming Marathon at the Municipal Pool in Kato Paphos. Entry fee was just 5 Euros, and all proceeds will be used to fund the new Oncology Department at Paphos General Hospital.
2015-16 Rotary Year Projects:
President: Rot. Panicos Georgiades
Project: Annual Christmas Gluhwein event
Club members turned out in force in Paphos town centre on December 19th for the Club’s annual sale of festive Gluhwein. raising 621 euros for good causes.
Project: Throwing on the potter’s wheel
President Panicos opened his Savvas Pottery premises to fellow Rotarians and members of the public on September 28th to enable people to throw their own pottery items in return for charitable donations.
_______________________________________________________ Project History: (NB the ‘Rotary Year’ begins on 1 July)
President: Xenia Papastylianou
Projects: Supporting Elderly (several modules)
President: Julia Rautenschlein
Projects: Supporting Youth (several modules)
President: Elena Ioannou
Projects: Supporting Children in Need & Special Needs (several modules)
President: Carl-Erland Schroder
Project: Updated internal structure and increased international information
President: Liza Tsadioti
Project: Supporting Local Charities, Euromeeting in Cyprus
President: George Ioakim
Project: Health Equipment to the Cancer research center in Nicosia
President: Elena Lazarou
Project: “Solar System” at “Margaritas Liasides Idrima” in Pafos
President: Michalis Michael
Project: Make a wish and other various smaller projects.
President: Micheal Heap
Project: Uganda Project
President: Neophytos Zavridis
Project: Wishing Well Project – in a Public Place
President: Michalakis Maratheftis
Project: Mini Bus (Ag. Theoskepastis)
President: Vassos Komodromos
Project: Pruchase of 280 wheelchairs with the assistance of wheelchair Foundation for the needs of
the handicapped people of Cyprus.
President: Demetris Loucaides
Project: Donation of financial aid for the support of needs of the society of families with more than four children.
President: Pantelis Evangelou
Project: Donation of 30 bicycles for the children of Rizocarpaso and also sponsoring of medical
house helpers for the benefit of cancer patient support group of Paphos.
President: Christis Hadjimitsis
Project: Donation of a travelling educational package round Greece for the children of the Youth Hostel of Paphos.
President : Simos Tselepos
Project: Donation of furniture and equipment for the “Vera Paisi” foundation which is against drug addiction.
President: Zenonas Chryssostomou
Project: Donation of machinery for gymnastics, logotherapy and physiotherapy for the needs of the Margarita Liassidou foundation.
President: Fantinos Hadjimitsis
Project: Cardiological machinery for the Paphos General Hospital and payment of two crossing lane traffic wardens for the school year for the 2nd elementary school Demetrion.