ICC Events


Twinning between Rotary Club Manduria (District 2120, Italy) and Rotary Club Estepona-Costa del Sol (District 2203, Spain) - Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) - April 23, 2022

    On Saturday 23 April 2022 the twinning between the Rotary Clubs Manduria (District 2120, Italy) and Estepona-Costa del Sol (District 2203, Spain) was signed in Jerez de la Frontera, during the Congress of the Rotary District 2203, Governor Francisco-Javier Ygarza Fernandez.
    Gianvito Giannelli, D-2120 District Governor, signed in Italy as he could not be physically present in Spain.
    Francisco-Javier Ygarza Fernandez, D-2203 District Governor, signed in attendance as well as the President of RC Manduria, Giuseppe Perrone, and the President of RC Estepona-Costa del Sol, Montserrat Pijoan Vidiella.
    The witnesses of honor also signed in person: DG Francisco-Javier Ygarza Fernandez for Spain and Roberto Santomanco for Italy, delegate for District 2120 of the Inter-Country CommitteeItaly, Malta, San Marino / Spain.

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    Dreaming Peace Together - Support for humanitarian crisis in Ukraine - April 2, 2022

    Virtual online conference

    Event organized by the ICC Executive Council in partnership with Rotaract Europe MDIO (ERIC - European Rotaract Information Center) and in replacement of the ICC International Conference and General Assembly in Kiev (which was scheduled for 1-2-3 April 2022).

    Speakers were Rotary International leaders, European Rotaractors, Rotarians and Inter-Country Committees leaders currently working on and supporting clubs and districts of RI taking action for direct humanitarian support in the Ukraine region.

    Speakers:
    - Shekar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-2022
    - Gordon McInally, RI President-Nominee 2023-2024
    - Iryna Bushmina, Rotaract RAG4Peace President, Ukraine
    - Alex Orme, Head of International Giving at Shelterbox
    - Mykola Stebljanko, Editor of the Rotary magazine in Ukraine
    - Katerina Kotsalli-Papadimitriou, RI Director Zones 21/22
    - Celia Giay, ICC National Coordinator of Argentina, RI Houston 2022 Convention Committee Chair
    - Xavier Pacaud, Chair of ICC National Section France-Ukraine
    - Dana Moldovan, ICC National Coordinator of USA, DG D-5240
    - Claudine Schooley, Chair of ICC National Section USA-Ukraine
    - Christiane Leitner, President 2021-2023 of Rotaract Europe (ERIC)
    - Cyril Noirtin, Chairman of the ICC Executive Council.

    This event was also a call for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway through the Rotary Foundation Disaster Response Fund and the Rotaract Europe Help account.
    Participants were able to interact with each other via the chat on the YouTube page and interesting comments were put on the screen.
       

    ---> Video recording of the event


    Meeting of the Rotary Inter-Country Committees Executive Council with the Chairs of the ICC National Sections connected with Ukraine - March 2, 2022
    Virtual meeting using the Zoom platform



    A Zoom Meeting took place on Wednesday 2 March 2022 with the Chairs of the ICC National Sections connected with Ukraine, organized by Cyril Noirtin, Chairman of the Rotary Inter-Country Committees Executive Council, with the aim of sharing existing or planned projects and see together how we can help actions and coordinate our efforts.
    This meeting was attended by Alessandro Pastorini, ICC National Coordinator of Italy, Malta and San Marino, and Antonio Ernesto Rossi, Chair of the Italian Section of ICC Italy, Malta, San Marino / Ukraine.
    Participants at the meeting were informed that Rotary International has created a special Committee, led by the Rotary International Director of Zone 21/22 Kateryna Kotsali Papadimitriou, to coordinate global assistance to Ukraine.
    RI Director Kateryna Kotsali-Papadimitriou, present at the meeting, announced that Rotary International has established a Disaster Response Fund, an official channel for contributions to support the relief activities for Ukraine (aimed at supply of water, food, medicine, shelter and clothing) by Rotary districts which will be given priority until April 30, 2022.
    Contributions to the Disaster Response Fund can be made by connecting to:

    https://my.rotary.org/en/disaster-response-fund

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    Greetings Concert - 18 December 2021
    Virtual meeting using the Zoom platform

    Event organized by the ICC National Sections of Italy, Malta, San Marino and Russian Federation.
    Closing concert of the Musical Month of the Rotary District 2071.
     


    The Rotary Foundation can also be helped with a book - 13 November 2021
    Virtual meeting using the Zoom platform


    The meeting on the Zoom platform was organized on Saturday November 13, 2021 by the Italian Section of the Inter-Country Rotary Committee of Italy, Malta, San Marino and Russian Federation with the aim of raising funds for the End Polio Now program of the Rotary Foundation for the eradication of polio in the world.
    Referring to the Rotarian theme of the month of November dedicated to the Rotary Foundation, the organizers wanted to involve the participants, enrolled in the ICC Italy - Malta - San Marino - Russian Federation, Rotarians and friends, in the initiative launched by a long-time Rotarian from Florence Luigi De Concilio, aimed at making known the territory in which he lives and the possibility of raising funds for the End Polio Now program. Luigi De Concilio is in fact the author of two books on legends, stories and curiosities of the city of Florence (Firenze Bizzarra) and of the Casentino area (Curiosando in Casentino) whose sales proceeds are totally devolved to End Polio Now.
    With the presentation of the two books the organizers wanted to stimulate not only the purchase of the two volumes, which represent a nice and alternative "guide" to the visit of the city of Florence and the Casentino area, where Dante Alighieri  spent a good part of his life (this year is the 700th anniversary of his death), but also to stimulate the possibility of "copying" this initiative by writing texts that guide and tell about the curiosities of our places of life, always to be allocated to the fundraising initiative for the Rotary Foundation.
    The aspects of the meeting focused were: the Rotarian purpose of fundraising, the literary initiative and unique tourist promotion on symbolic places of Tuscany, to be replicated elsewhere, the references to Dante's life in his 700th anniversary.
    All this was developed in the meeting with two introductory interventions by Olga Kholmogorova (R.C. St. Petersburg White Nights, District 2223), Chair of the Russian Section of the Rotary Inter-Country Committee Italy - Malta - San Marino - Russian Federation, as well as National Coordinator of the ICCs of the Russian Federation, and Giovanni Venturi (R.C. Ancona Conero, District 2090), Chair of the homologous Italian Section of the Committee, and with the contribution of Saverio Lastrucci (R.C. Firenze Certosa, District 2071), Secretary of the Italian Section of the Committee and organizer of the event.
    After a brief speech by the publisher of the two books, a Rotarian of the R.C. Florence Antonio Pagliai, who indicated how and where to buy them online, it was broadcasted the video of the President RI Shekhar Metha made on the World Polio Day of October 24, 2021 on the almost reached eradication of polio in the world and on Rotary's continued commitment to eliminate residual cases in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


    So Luigi De Concilio very pleasantly presented the two books with the main passages and references, more witty and curious of the places in Tuscany. The author illustrated the images of the places and focused on artistic, historical and gastronomic curiosities described in his volumes, to arouse the interest of the participants in the meeting and to stimulate them to visit and get to know better, also for the benefit of the Russians friends who love Florence and Tuscany (Rotarians from Vladivostok were also present in this virtual meeting), places, anecdotes, corners and itineraries other than ordinary and simple visits organized by tour operators.


    The meeting was also attended by Alessandro Pastorini, Inter-Country Committees National Coordinator of Italy - Malta - San Marino, and some members of the ICC National Coordination team of Italy - Malta - San Marino.
    Margherita Salvador and Evgenia Leydaieva, both members of the ICC Italy - Malta - San Marino - Russian Federation working group, respectively worked as Russian-Italian and Italian-Russian interpreters.
    The meeting closed with some questions, curiosities and thanks to the speaker Luigi De Concilio, who expressed his willingness to present his two volumes at other Rotarian meetings in other Districts.
     

    ---> Video recording of the event

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    Meeting of the Rotary Clubs Genova (D-2032, Italy) and Amman Cosmopolitan (D-2452, Jordan) - 26 October 2021
    Convivial meeting at the Hotel Bristol Palace, via XX Settembre 35, Genoa, with connection to the Zoom platform

    The President of the Rotary Club of Genova Mario Riccomagno opens the meeting at 12.45 with a cordial welcome to all Members and reminds that the celebrations of the World Polio Day took place on Sunday 24 October 2021. On that day, a celebratory meeting was held proposed in live streaming by all the Rotary Districts of Zone 14 and many Rotarians took a walk in the center of Genoa, starting in Piazza De Ferrari, wearing red Polio t-shirts. In addition, for this occasion, the central fountain was also colored red.

    The fight against polio has been carried out with great results since 1979. Rotarians, together with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Center of Disease Control and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in these years of activity have immunized over 2,5 billion children against polio and are reaching their goal of complete eradication of this disease from our planet.
    After lunch, at 2 pm the connection via Zoom with the Rotary Club of Amman Cosmopolitan is established: there are warm greetings, representing all the members of the Club, brought by the President Michael Nazzal and by the Past President Ibrahim Kattan, National Coordinator of the Inter-Country Committees of Jordan, with which relations between the two clubs have been initiated.

    Ibrahim Kattan starts a short presentation of the R.C. Amman Cosmopolitan which includes the most important services: among all the Gift of Life project stands out, an initiative to support children with serious heart problems.
    Francesco Di Marco, President of the Rotary Club Verrazano (Brooklyn) (D-7255, NY, USA) and responsible for the project of cooperation with the Giannina Gaslini Pediatric Hospital in Genoa, is present in the videoconference.
    For the R.C. of Genova speak:
    - PRID PDG Giuseppe Viale, with a summary on the history of the R.C. of Genoa, and the salient facts connected to it;
    - PDG Alessandro Pastorini, National Coordinator of the Inter-Country Committees of Italy, Malta and San Marino, to illustrate the inter-country relations between Italy and Jordan, whose agreement was signed on 8 June 2021;
    - President Mario Riccomagno, with a concise presentation of the service projects of the R.C. of Genoa;
    - Davide Bleve, President of the Club Contact Committee of the Club, with a brief description of the relationships maintained with other foreign Rotary Clubs (R.C. Marseille, twin Club, and R.C. Lugano).


    At the end of the two presentations, space is given to brief greetings and interventions by the participants in the videoconference and, after the mutual thanks of the Presidents of the two Clubs, the meeting ends at 3 pm with the usual ringing of the bell.
    Heartfelt congratulations on this very successful meeting, excellently organized in the spirit of strengthening friendship, promoting peace, initiating and supporting service projects.

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    A new ICC Palestine - Italy - Malta - San Marino - 26 September 2021
    Virtual meeting using the Zoom platform



    On Sunday September 26, 2021 the constitution ceremony of the new ICC took place between Palestine and Italy, Malta, San Marino in a virtual online meeting.
    The two Sergeants-at-Arms of the ceremony opened and closed the online event with the touch of the bell: Maggie Hazou (R.C. Bethlehem, D-2452) and Alessandro De Lucchi (R.C. Genova Nord, D-2032); they both illustrated in two languages ​​- respectively English and Italian - the various phases in which the event took place.
    The signing of the agreement between the new Inter-Country Committees took place in the presence of the Governor of the Rotary district to which Palestine belongs (DG 2452 Ashot Karapetyan) and the Governors of five districts of Italy, Malta, San Marino (DG 2031 Luigi Viana, DG 2032 Silvia Scarrone, DG 2080 Gabriele Andria, DG 2102 Fernando Amendola, DG 2110 Gaetano De Bernardis, DG 2120 Gianvito Giannelli). For DG 2101 Costantino Astarita was present, as representative delegated by him in his stead, Biagio Vallefuoco, Past President 2010-2011 of R.C. Napoli Castel Sant'Elmo.
    Video-recorded congratulations and best wishes from Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou, RI Director 2020-2022, and Cyril Noirtin, Chairman of the Inter-Country Committees Executive Council, were shown at the ceremony.
    Warm congratulations to the ICC National Section Chair Palestine - Italy, Malta, San Marino Bilal Abu Hijleh (R.C. Ramallah, D-2452) and to the ICC National Section Chair Italy, Malta, San Marino - Palestine Gian Michele Gancia (R.C. Genova Sud Ovest, D-2032).
    Big thanks to Iyad Aburdeineh, ICCP National Coordinator for Palestine, and to Alessandro Pastorini, ICC National Coordinator for Italy, Malta, San Marino.


    ---> Video recording of the charter ceremony


    A new ICC Jordan - Italy - Malta - San Marino - 8 June 2021
    Virtual meeting using the Zoom platform

    The charter ceremony of the new ICC between Jordan and Italy, Malta, San Marino took place on June 08, 2021 in a virtual online meeting.
    As evidence of the strong ties that bind Italy to Jordan, Fabio Cassese, Italian Ambassador to Amman, took part in the ceremony.
    The signing of the agreement between the new Inter-Country Committees took place in the presence of the Governor of the Rotary district to which Jordan belongs (DG 2452 Mazen A. Alumran) and the Governors of four districts of Italy, Malta, San Marino (DG 2032 Giuseppe Musso, DG 2050 Ugo Nichetti, DG 2100 Massimo Franco, DG 2120 Giuseppe Seracca Guerrieri).
    Video-recorded congratulations and best wishes from Holger Knaack, President of Rotary International, Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou, 2020-2022 RI Director, and Cyril Noirtin, Chairman of the ICC Executive Council, were shown at the ceremony.
    Hawkat Tadros, PDG 2019-2020 of district 2452, and Sergio Vinciguerra, Past National Coordinator of CIP Italy, Malta and San Marino addressed the new ICC.
    Congratulations to the ICC Section Chair Jordan - Italy, Malta, San Marino Rana Rizkallahmman (R.C. Amman, D-2452) and the ICC Section Chair Italia, Malta, San Marino - Jordan Franco Pejrone (R.C. Cuneo-Alpi del Mare, D-2032).

    Many thanks to Ibrahim Kattan, ICC National Coordinator for Jordan, and Alessandro Pastorini, ICC National Coordinator for Italy, Malta, San Marino.
    The Sergeants-at-Arms of the ceremony were: Lubna Fakhoury (R.C. Amman, D-2452) and Alessandro De Lucchi (R.C. Genova Nord, D-2032).

    ---> Video recording of the charter ceremony


    A new ICC Argentina - Italy - Malta - San Marino - 15 May 2021
    Virtual meeting using the Zoom platform

    The charter ceremony of the new ICC between Argentina and Italy, Malta, San Marino took place on May 12, 2021 in a virtual online meeting.
    More than two hundred people attended the ceremony, under the witness of Celia Cruz de Giay, Past Vice President of Rotary International, and Ezio Lanteri, Rotary International elected director RY 2022-2024.
    The ICC agreement signing was accomplished in the presence of the governors of 6 Rotary districts of Argentina (DG 4845 Luis Benitez, DG 4851 Cristina Bogus, DG 4895 Edgardo Murua, DG 4905 Constanza Sena, DG 4921 Horacio Rosenthal, DG 4945 Fabián Abate) and the governors of 6 districts of Italia, Malta , San Marino (DG 2031 Michelangelo De Biasio, DG 2032 Giuseppe Musso, DG 2080 Giovambattista Mollicone, DG 2100 Massimo Franco, DG 2110 Alfio Di Costa, DG 2120 Giuseppe Seracca Guerrieri).
    Cyril Noirtin, Chairman of the Inter-Country Committees Executive Council, greeted the new ICC with a video recording.

    ---> Video recording of the charter ceremony

    Congratulations to the ICC Section Chair Argentina - Italy, Malta, San Marino Luis Emilio Serra (R.C. Tandil Oeste, D-4921) and the ICC Section Chair Italia, Malta, San Marino - Argentina Corrado Perrone (R.C. Roma Colosseo, D-2080).
    Many thanks to Celia Cruz de Giay, ICC National Coordinator for Argentina, and Alessandro Pastorini, ICC National Coordinator for Italy, Malta, San Marino.
    Miguel Ãngel Milano (R.C. Rosario Plaza de la Bandera, D-4945) and Alessandro De Lucchi (R.C. Genova Nord, D-2032) were the Sergeants-at-Arms of the ceremony.


    New orizons from the Land of Abraham - 30 March 2021
    Virtual meeting using the Zoom platform

    The online event "New orizons from the Land of Abraham - The Bridge of Pope Francis after his apostolic journey to Iraq" took place on the Zoom platform, organized by the ICC National Sections Italy-Malta-San Marino and Belgium-GD Luxembourg, whose Chairs are Carlo Felice Corsetti (R.C. Roma Nord Est, D-2080) and Azelio Fulmini (R.C. Bruxelles Amitié, D-2150).
    The video conference was intended to reflect on interreligious dialogue, in particular on the recent Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to Iraq, and was held in the presence of the speakers Stefano Girotti Zirotti, writer and journalist of Rai Vaticano, Abdellah Redouane, secretary of the cultural center of the Great Mosque of Rome, Martino Diez, professor at the Catholic University of Milan and director of the Oasis International Foundation, Paolo Alazraki, president of the Institute of Anthropology of Finance (Milan) and exponent of the Jewish community, former vice-president of the Ghetto of Venice.
    The zoom meeting was attended by Bertrand Baranovsky, ICC General Secretary, Nathalie Huyghebaert, ICC National Coordinator of Belgium-GD Luxembourg, Alessandro Pastorini, ICC National Coordinator of Italy-Malta-San Marino, Giovanni D’Antino, President of Rotary Club Roma Nord Est.

    ---> Videorecording of the event

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