Rotaract Club of Nicosia – Christmas Dinner @ Mondo Prive (15.12.2011)

As we came to the end of a fruitful calendar year for our Club it was an opportunity to celebrate not only the season spirit but our achievements as a Club.

It was with great joy that all our Rotaractors, our friends and our guests gathered for our Club’s Christmas Dinner on Thursday 15th of December at Mondo Prive. We were especially glad to see our Rotarians, Yioula Papakyriacou, our District AG Maria Christopoulou our VDRR Vural Vural, as well as our past Rotaract President and current Rotarian Louis Thoma join us in what our Club is hoping will become an Annual Christmas Dinner.

Taking the opportunity of this occasion we held a pinning ceremony to welcome 3 new members to our Club as a reward for their selfless contributions to our Club activities and their enthusiasm.

The announcement of their names was met with a long applause by all, as each one stepped up to receive their pin by one of our distinguished guests.

We warmheartedly welcome Antonia Hadjicosta, Natalie Sepou and Evripidis Hadjinestoros to our Club and the  Rotary family!

click on the link below to see the power point presentation of the night or go to Our Gallery page to see photos from the night!

Rotarcat Christmas Dinner Presentation

Rotary & Rotaract Club of Nicosia hand over proceeds of summer beach bbq to Alkionides Charity.

Dear Rotaractors and guests

As you may remember,in early September our Club held a joint event in Protaras with our sponsoring Rotary Club of Nicosia.

This joint event (the  BBQ Beach Party see post of Sept. 12th 2011) had been held in order to raise funds to support the work  and in particular the Alkionides Nest in London. Moreover we hoped that through this event we would draw the spotlight on the Charity, their mission and their achievements but also bring the public’s attention to the difficulties of their endeavor.

Although attendance was lower than expected on the day of our BBQ Beach Party, we managed to raise over 600 euros on the day and a further 400 euros from donations made by Rotarians and others who were listening to our DJ broadcasting live over HiLights internet radio and his appeal for donations at the specified bank account.

On Thursday, 15th of December 2011, Mrs Georgia Polyviou, President of the Alkionides Charity accepted a cheque for 1000 Euros by Mrs Katerina Konnaris, President of the Rotary Club of Nicosia and myself representing our Rotaract Club.

Mrs Polyviou thanked us all for our contribution to the Charity and our commitment in assisting their cause and concluded by wishing us all the best in our future activites and events.

I reciprocated the wishes with a pledge that our Club will in the future organise another event in support of their cause with even greater success.

As part of that pledge I would like to ask you to spare 2 minutes of your time to click on the link belowand read more on the Alkionides Charity…

Best Rotaract regards

Glafkos Mitsidis

Rotaract Club of Nicosia – Calendars for 2012 now on sale

Rotaract Club of Nicosia continues its effort to support the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family

Our Club’s has managed to produce a Calendar for 2012 of exceptional quality and distinguished artistic photography.


      Cover page                                            Front facing view


        Side view                                             Back facing view

Price : €5.00

All those interested in purchasing a copy of our Calendar please email us at

The photographs have kindly been donated for this cause by a number of contributaries from “Fotodos” Photography Club. (

Rotaract Club of Nicosia – Results of our Christmas Bazaars (03.12.11 & 04.12.11)


Dear Rotaractors, Friends and Visitors

As you are aware our Club had set the goals of raising funds and awareness in support of the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family through a mini-marathon of Christmas Bazaars (held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of December).

Our Club’s Rotaractors initially displayed their hidden (or not so hidden for some) artistic and culinary talents in preparation for our Bazaars, making an envious selection of cakes, cookies, brownies and muffins but also handcrafted jewelry and Christmas ornaments.

Their talent in creating artistic and culinary delights was however far surpassed by their great season spirit, positive energy and of course excellent salesmanship on the days.

This could not but be reflected in the outcome of our efforts. Our Club’s Rotaractors managed to raise over 1000 Euros as net proceeds.

In this accomplishment a big Rotaract THANK YOU goes out not only to this amazing team of Rotaractors but also our family and friends for all their support.

Special thanks are extended also to the following for their kind donations on both days :

Coffee Direct & Coffee Time Cafe, Nicosia  (for their flavorsome filtered coffee) &

Get Fresh, Nicosia(for their delicious hot chocolate)


our efforts as a Club however continue as we try to raise awareness and funds for the Association through the sale of our 2012 Calendar.

more info on how to get your hands on a copy of the Calendar will be posted shortly…

Rotaract Club of Nicosia Christmas Dinner on 15th December 2011

Dear Rotaractors and Friends

As we are drawing to the end of this fruitful calendar year for our Club it is an opportunity to celebrate not only the season spirit but our achievements as a Club.

It is with great joy that I wish to invite all our Rotaractors and our friends to a Christmas Dinner on Thursday 15th of December at 8:30  at Mondo Prive.

The set menu price is at 23 Euros per person  (drink included).

 Dinner Menu

RSVP by the 7th December at 99373120 or at


Best Rotaract regards

Glafkos Mitsidis
President 2011-2012
Rotarct Club of Nicosia

Rotaract Club of Nicosia Christmas Bazaars on 03.12.2011 & 04.12.2011

Dearest Rotaractors and Friends

The Holiday season is upon us and so it is with great pleasure that
Rotaract Club of Nicosia
 invites you to our Christmas Bazaars   
In support of the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family

On Saturday 3rd December (10:30 – 19:30 Makariou Street) 
and on Sunday 4th December (15:00 – 19:30 Paramythoupoli)   

  Find great gifts for you and your loved ones from our uniquely handcrafted Jewelry,Christmas ornaments and Calendars
  Get in the Season spirit enjoying your brownies, cupcakes, cookies and cakes with a cup of hot chocolate, 

Join us in making this Christmas last forever, not just for one day. Loving, sharing and giving should not be put away. 

See you all there!!

Best Rotaract Regards

Investment Practice: Optimizing Life Returns (2)

Dear Rotarctors and guests

On November 17th, Rotaract Club of Nicosia successfully held its first Professional Development Event for the 2011 -2012 period.

We would like to thank Mr Orestis Hadjipanayis for his very interesting presentation and the generous contribution of his slides available below

A special thank you to the House of Europe for their hospitality and of course to our Club Secretary Niovi Georgiadi for making all the necessary arrangements.

Investment Practice: Optimizing Life Returns

Investment Practice: Optimizing Life Returns

Dear Rotaractors and Friends

Rotaract Club of Nicosia cordially invites you on 17th November at 18:30 to a presentation by Mr Orestis Hadjipanayi on

“Investment Practice: Optimizing Life Returns”

An introduction to basic Investment principles and how we can use our personal assets more efficiently and productively.

The presentation will be hosted at the House of Europe, 30 Vyronos Avenue, Nicosia.

See you all there!

Rotaract Nicosia – Radiomarathon 2011


The Radiomarathon constitutes a great example of voluntary commitment by both outstanding individuals as well as common people of all ages,residing in Cyprus and in any other place with Cypriot and Greek communities, towards those children who are facing life with a fighting spirit, determination and passion.

Through multi-famous events, the Radiomarathon sensitizes and informs the public on the issues regarding the children with special needs, thereby facilitating the change of mentality towards this problems and the reintegration of these persons in the society at large. In parallel, it collects substantial material sources that will help render this problem less.

As always its key message is that everything can be achieved with ” The Power of Love”

On Tuesday 25 October a team of Rotaract Nicosia’s Rotaractors volunteered their time and energy to help raise funds in support of the Radiomarathon cause.

The results where impressive as our team of Rotaractors managed to raise more than 500 euros!

A very big thank you to the team for this success!

Rotaract Nicosia Radiomarathon team:

Marie Nicole Georgiou, Athos Pieri, Evripidis Hadjinestoros, Glafkos Mitsidis

Rotaract Nicosia – Niki Belucci @ Lemon Park 04.11.2011

Dear Rotaractors & Friends,

After our memorable event at Zoo Lounge last Saturday, everyone has the chance to rest during the 3day weekend.

The clubbing fun will continue for those not with a faint heart at Lemon Park on 4th November 2011 with the talented DJ Niki Belucci.

Vice President Marie Nicole has informed us of this next clubbing event at Lemon Park and has managed to obtaine a unique offer for Rotaract Nicosia members and friends:

Free Entrance for those who confirm their attendance by Monday 31st October.

email to confirm attendance….limited places available!

Interota 2011 – Hurghada, Egypt (18-22 November)

This triennial worldwide meeting of Rotaractors is hosted by the Rotaract clubs of Egypt. The program includes workshops on Rotaract-related topics, a project promoting peace, visits to historical and cultural attractions, and numerous social events.

What is Interota?
Interota is a worldwide Rotaract meeting, held every that is organized and sponsored by Rotaractors every three years. It provides Rotaractors with a forum for sharing ideas, concerns, and experiences with other Rotaract club members around the world. Participants are also treated to sightseeing and other cultural events throughout the weeklong event.
Although Interota is not an official Rotary International meeting, the RI Board of Directors recognizes its value and supports the event by approving its program content and by ensuring representation of RI leadership.
This triennial meeting offers workshops, discussions, and speakers on topics of interest. It is also an opportunity to network and socialize with fellow Rotaractors from around the world. At the meeting, delegations from various countries present conference proposals for the upcoming Interota, and participants then, vote to select the next meeting site.

More info at

RYLA in Jordan

Dearest Rotaractors,
RYLA Jordan 2011 will be taking place at the end of this month, from the 29th of Sept till the 2nd of Oct, in AMMAN.
The deadline to send the candidate application is till September 26th, 2011 and has be to be approved by sponsoring Rotary club.
If you are interested in participating please email

The Registration Form and Schedule will then be emailed to you.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that helped with this Event!!

We managed to raise over 600 euros for the Alkionides Charity and shall invite the President of Alkionides Charity along with Mrs Katerina Konnari, President of Rotary Club Nicosia, at a date to be announced very soon to hand over the money that was raised.
Special thanks also go out to the following:

Cavo Maris Beach Hotel for their excellent hospitality and their assistance on the day.

Hilights Internet Radio and in particular Mr Yiannis Savvidis for all the musical entertainment.

And of course we could not neglect to thank the following for their kind donations of all the food, beverages and materials necessary for the night.

Starbucks Coffee Company Cyprus (Hot and Cold Coffees)

Photos Photiades Brewery Ltd ( Carlsberg Beers)

E. Neophytou Trading Co LTD (Serano Mixed Nuts)

The wonderful ladies of Alkionides Charity for preparing the Sheftalies

Pittas Dairy Industries Ltd (Halloumi Cheese)

Ηνωμένα Αρτοποιεία (Pitta bread)

Summer Finale BBQ Beach Party @ the beach of the Cavo Maris Hotel

Join us @ the beach of the Cavo Maris Hotel in Protaras

On Sat 10th of September for our Summer Finale BBQ Beach  Party from 19:30 – 00.00

10 Euro -Ticket (+ free drink)*

Drinks and BBQ food for sale*

With Hi-Lights Internet Radio playing on the decks live !

*All proceeds of this event will go towards Alkionides Charity  a charity that supports patients and their families that have to go to London for expensive treatment by providing accommodation, the Alkionides Nest

For more information about the Alkionides visit

For more information and sale of tickets contact us on

Buy your tickets online now by clicking on the following link:

Tickets will also be sold at the beach on the day.

See you there!