History

Berengaria Conception, Founding &
Charter Night

Conception and founding

Adolfos Kanettis, 1999 – 2000 President of the Limassol Club, with Graham Lock and Eric Martin nurtured the not-unanimously-approved concept of not only a new Rotary club for Limassol, but an English-speaking Cosmopolitan club.

After much lobbying discussion and gentle persuasion, the idea was accepted, at least in principle, and the task of bringing an idea into the realms of reality began. So after much hard work the date of March 2001 was agreed upon for the launch of The Rotary Club of Limassol Berengaria Cosmopolitan into the World of Rotary.

It is important that the hard work and effort put in by the Presidents of the Rotary year of 2000 – 2001 and the Extension Committee be fully recognised by all club members. This was no easy task and drew deeply on the basic tenet of Rotary, Service Above Self.

2000 – 2001 Presidents
Panicos Loizou, Limassol Club
Michael Stephanidies, Famagusta
Pambinos Charalambous, Amathusia
Elicos Charalambous, Kourion

Extension Committee Limassol
Graham Lock
Eric Martin
Michael Penny
(Doros Jeropoulos, DG 1998 – 1999 District Gov Rep)

D.G. Mamdouh Badr-el Dine Egypt

Charter Night

The Rotary Club of Limassol Berengaria-Cosmopolitan was chartered on 8 March 2001.

President Eric Martin and DG Mamdouh Badr El-Dine

President Eric Martin receiving our charter from District Governor Mamdouh Badr-el Dine of Egypt

Berengaria RC Charter Night 8 March 2001

Front row, left to right: Christos Eliades, Athos Tillyris, Robin Smith, Christina Patrocolou, Eric Martin, Michael Penny, Scott Givhan, Panicos Hassapis
Second row, left to right: Geoff Washburn, David Leigh-Howarth, Estephan Kfoury, Rabie Rafia, Lakis Michalides, Pablo Metz, Hassan Dakroub, Clare McGill, Michael Atkins, Michalis Lozides,
Andy Crook
Not pictured: Nicos Cotsapis, Stathis Lemis, Kevin Mudd, Shammas Said, Richard Whitaker,
Michael Zilfo

Signed cover of the charter booklet