Mr. Christodoulos Karakannas took the initiative in creating the ROTARY CLUB OF NICOSIA – LEDRA in 1982 with 27 Founding Members. He became the first President of the Club.
The name LEDRA is derived from the ancient name of the city where Nicosia is now built.
At the very initial stages the ROTARY CLUB OF NICOSIA – LEDRA started its social and beneficial plan undertaking projects in order to assist the local community, such as the creation of a playground for children and a library in the Levention Museum.
In addition, the Club is active in donating on a yearly basis to different associations such as the Association for Autistic Children in Cyprus, the Lebanese Autism Society, the Association One for All Artists and to the Association of Parents and Friends of Children with Congenital heart Disorder.Generally speaking, every year the Club extends its help to various charitable establishments.
In order to develop international fellowship, the Club proceeded and successfully completed the twining with Rotary Club of Nea Makri in Greece and in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Athens Dionysos donated medical equipment to the General Hospital of Skyros Island in Greece.
At the moment the Club counts 32 male and 4 female members.
A Glance to the Past. Evidence from the Club’s historic records (to view click on titles below):
The Club’s first historic Roster and board of Directors, The Club’s very first assembly, History of actions taken during the first years, Club’s event 1986-1987, Rotary publication by Mr Karakannas 1968
|1982/83||Christodoulos Karakannas, PDG|
|PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS||DATE RECOGNISED|
|PDG Christodoulos Karakannas||3 times||1984|
|PP Michael Zampelas||3 times||1987|
|PP George Zartarian||2 times||1994|
|PP Theodoros Philippou||1994|
|PP Marios Antoniades||1996|
|PP Costas Avraamides||1996|
|George Loizou||2 times||1996|
|PP Christos Phylactou||2 times||1997|
|PP Petros Christodoulou||1999|
|PP John Hatjantonas||2003|