PROJECT ME: Re-inventing Yourself

Are you happy, healthy and fulfilled?
Are you living a life of harmony?
Have you discovered your talents and have you set your goals?

The Rotaract Club of Νicosia is organizing a Life Coaching Lecture whose objective is to give you the tools to see challenges as opportunities and embrace change in your life.

Through this event the Rotaract Club of Νicosia aims to support Vagoni Agapis, a charity organization that helps families in need.

Everyone’s contribution is important! At the event we will be accepting food donations (dry food only please) to support families in need.

Guest speaker Annie Pattichi – Transformational Life Coach.

The Lecture will take place on the 21st of October , Wednesday 2015,at 7:30pm at the Altius Boutique Hotel in Nicosia (coffee and biscuits 2 euros).

Annie Pattichi is a Transformational Life Coach, a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist and Instructor. She also practises Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Past Life Regression and Life Between Lives Spiritual Integration.
Using all these modalities and methods she guides people and groups to find their own source of wisdom, so that they can take control of their lives.
She is actively involved in volunteerism and she’s an active member of Vagoni Agapis.

More information about Vagoni Agapis: “Vagoni Agapis” Charity Organisation

Rotaract Club of Nicosia – Professional Development Event (05.11.2013) “The Concept of Volunteering in Modern Society”

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As part of the ongoing training, education and development of its members and the general public, Rotaract Club of Nicosia organised on 5/11/2013, a Professional Development event titled “The Concept of Volunteering in Modern Society”.

The Commissioner for Volunteering and NGOs, Mr Yiannis Yiannaki, who was the main speaker, introduced this newly established position and explained his main duties and responsibilities. He presented and analysed his aims and goals in relation to the modernisation of volunteerism in Cyprus, with particular emphasis on the need for co-operation and co-ordination amongst the various NGOs.

Mr Yiannaki also presented the “Declaration of the rights and responsibilities of volunteers and voluntary organisations” which has been approved by the Council of Ministers, following Mr Yiannaki’s suggestion. Copies of the Declaration were handed-out to all participants.

Mrs Nadia Karayianni, board member of the NGO Support Centre and an active volunteer for several years, elaborated on the concept of “volunteerism”, with particular reference to the status quo and future perspectives. She presented the NGO Support Centre’s philosophy and their upcoming projects.

Mrs Karayianni shared her own experiences, gained through her involvement in NGOs, and noted the difficulties NGOs are faced with during the ongoing economic crisis. However, she expressed her certainty that these difficulties can and will be overcome and that the new Commissioner has a very important role in supporting and assisting the NGOs.

The Red Cross Representative, Mr George Frantzis gave a historical overview of the organisation and elaborated on the new strategies they are in the process of implementing in order to modernise and better-organise the Red Cross.

He placed emphasis on the importance of cultivating a culture of volunteerism in Cyprus, using as an example other European countries, and highlighted the benefits of being a volunteer.

The participants then had the opportunity to ask questions and enter into a fruitful discussion with the three speakers.

Both Mrs Karayianni and Mr Frantzis expressed their interest in a future co-operation with our Rotaract Club, which was noted by the Commissioner with pleasure. In the Commissioner’s view we, as Rotaractors, have a very important role, as representatives of the new generation and as active members of the society, in effecting a change in this field.

In the end, our President Niovi Georgiades awarded, on behalf of our Club, the Certificates of Appreciation to the three speakers and promised that us Rotaractors, will do our best to promote, develop and improve volunteerism in Cyprus.

We would like to thank all the speakers and the participants for attending our event.

Special thanks to our Professional Development Officer, Anna Maria Leotsakou and President Niovi Georgiade for organising a great event.

Rotaract Club of Nicosia Handover Dinner (13.06.2013)

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On 13 June, the Rotaract Club Nicosia held its handover ceremony, in the yard of Octana, in the old town of Nicosia. Under a starry sky, the presence of members and friends of the Club and Rotaratians helped to create a beautiful and festive atmosphere. Glafkos Mitsidis, President of the club for two consecutive years, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, thanked the attendees and members of the Club and handed over the wheel to Niovi Georgiade, President for 2013-2014.

Glafkos gave a brief review of the year and gave the floor to Rotary President, Anthony Ashiotis and to Rotary – Rotaract liaison officer, Louis Thoma, who in their turn thanked Glafkos for all the excellent work during the past few years and wished for a good cooperation for the new year. The new President presented the new board and committee officers (Past President: Glafkos Mitsidis, Vice President: Antonia Hadjicosta, Secretary & International Projects Officer: Evie Christodoulou, Professional Development Officer: Anna Maria Leotsakou, Club Service officer: Charalambos Koutrouzas, Community Service Officer: Antonis Savva and PR and Social Media Officer: Mae Mavroudis) and announced the pinning of two new members of the club, Agis Eliades and Maria Ioannidou.

At the handover ceremony, it was with great pleasure that members of the Rotaract Clubs Kition and Ledra were hosted, as well from the Rotary Club Aspelia. The night evolved beautifully, with wine and smiles among the, approximately, 40 attendees.

Rotaract Fellowship Weekend in Agros (12 -13 January 2013)

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Rotaractors gathered from Clubs all over Cyprus to share a beautiful experience during the Fellowship Weekend that took place at Agros on the second weekend of January. Of course Rotaract Club of Nicosia members made a strong presence, as they were catalytic in the organization of this event and were assisted by the generosity of our sponsoring Rotary Club of Nicosia.

On the 12th of January a group of 30 Rotaractors met at Rodon Hotel in Agros to spend the weekend together, get to know each other better and create bonds between our Rotaract Clubs.

On this ice-cold day the programme started with a rich lunch and some village wine at Kyriacos Tavern to warm us up and break the ice between those of us who had not met before. With the ice broken we then went back to the hotel, where Mr. Peter Harsh made an interesting presentation about Rotaract, the roles of the Board members and gave some answers to the participant’s questions. The day finished with dinner at the hotel and some fun games enjoyed by all the attendees.

Following Sunday morning breakfast, the group visited the Tsolakis House of Roses, where we found out the production procedure of rosewater and other relevant products, such as soaps, liqueurs and candles. The Agros fellowship completed with a last stop at Niki’s sweets, just to sweeten our Sunday melancholic afternoon and the sad end to what was described by all as a successful Fellowship Weekend.

Rotaract Nicosia’s Website Review for 2012

Dear Rotaractors and friends a fruitful year has come to an end an the results are in……….

This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. We would like to thank all of you for your support and hope you enjoy reading about Rotaract Nicosia even more in 2013!!!

Click here to see the complete report.