(Updated: 12 October 2016)

Welcome to the Website of the
Rotary Club of Nicosia-Lefkothea, Cyprus

The first 100% RGHF Club in the World

with 72 members joining in 2009 

See the whole story in


(Under the link: 100% RGHF Clubs)

and also in the Club’s section “Bulletins” (How RGHF came to Cyprus)

We would be honoured if you devoted a few minutes to open our web pages and be informed about our activities 

(PP Christodoulos Achilleoudis, Internet Communication Officer)

LEFKOTHEA was one of the old names of Nicosia. The initial name of Nicosia was Ledra, but after the 12th century most authors referred to Lefkosia or Lefkothea, n
aming of the Club

According to Greek mythology Lefkothea was a Greek Goddess who initially was mortal, was called Ino and was the wife of Athamas, King of Thebes. Ino tried to commit suicide by throwing herself into the sea. But Zeus, who had not forgotten that it was she who had brought up his son, Dionysus, transformed her into a sea goddess who, under the name Lefkothea, often appeared to the shipwrecked sailors struggling against the waves and saved them.

The following expressive picture (from an engraving by Hans Meyer after the painting of Fr. Preller) shows Lefkothea pointing to Ulysses, who is in danger of sinking, the direction of the island of Phaeacians, where the wonderings of the illustrious King of Ithaca came to an end.

Lefkothea and Ulysses from an engraving by Hans Meyer after the painting of Fr. Preller

Lefkothea and Ulysses

Banner of the Club

The banner carries the Emblem of the Rotary International supported by two olive branches symbolizing peace and understanding, which are the goals of Rotary.

RC Nicosia-Lefkothea Club Banner

The banner has a width of 21 cm and a height of 23.5 cm

Club Meetings

The Rotary Club of Nicosia-Lefkothea meets every Monday, 13:15 – 14:30, at the Hilton Hotel, Nicosia.

In several occasions, Meetings take place in the evening, in places announced each time.