(17 May) Regular Meeting of Rotary Club Sofia International (+GAL)

Rotary Club Sofia International held its regular meeting in Hilton Sofia on 17 May 2017 and was presided by Ms. Ani Hristova, President Elect. We had the pleasure to welcome Mrs. Rania Akavi from Rotary Club Bodensee Engen A81 and Mrs. Helen Johnson from Rotary Club of Tower Hamlets. We also had Ms. Aleksanda and Ms. Rostitsa from Interact Club to 91st German Language School.

After opening the meeting and introducing the guests, Ani briefly explained about the Blend It! 2017 – the Traditional Whiskey Tasting Fundraising Evening of the club for which we will soon be posting more information. Later on Ani congratulated Mrs. Radka Stamenova for her success in New Delhi at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2017. More info here: https://rc-si.org/new/?p=12485.

The President Elect also explained about the project of our Rotaract Club Sofia International “Keep our Earth Clean”, which was held on 14 May in the South Park. Our Rotaractors cleaned the area of the cigarette butts. Our member Cris was there and he shared how nice it was and how they involved the visitors of the park to also help and together succeeded to clean 3 playgrounds. Congratulations, dear young friends.

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(7-13 May) Bulgarian Fellow Rotarians Attended WEF 2017 in India (+GAL)

The Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2017, organized by All Ladies League, was held in the Pullman Aerocity Hotel in New Delhi, India, May 7-13, 2017. The event gathered some 500 women from more than 100 countries and was attended by ministers and government officials, ambassadors and crowds of celebrities.

Bulgaria was represented at the forum by our friend and member of Rotary Club Sofia International Mrs. Radka Stamenova in her capacity as BoD and Executive Board Member of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Chairperson of the Bulgarian Association of Women Entrepreneurs, and Bulgaria’s Ambassador to India, H.E. Petko Doykov. Both of them made presentations at WEF 2017, attracting amazingly high interest towards Bulgaria and discussing the opportunities for improving bilateral economic relations.

All Ladies League and Women Economic Forum conferred on Mrs. Radka Stamenova The Award of Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All in honour of her esteemed contribution to inspiring a global positive chain of change. The award was presented by Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of All Ladies League. 

Mrs. Radka Stamenova and H.E. Petko Doykov, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown, discussed the possibilities for establishing contacts and fruitful cooperation between Rotary Club Sofia International and the Rotary of Delhi Midtown.

Please, find below the links to the publications in BCCI’s bulletin INFOBUSINESS about the WEF 2017:

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(10 May) Presentation by Mrs. Milena Dragijska-Dencheva, CEO LIDL Bulgaria at a Regular Meeting (+GAL)

The regular meeting of Rotary Club Sofia International was held at the Hilton on 10 May 2017.

Club president Mr. Horst Stueer, presided over the meeting.

After the announcements and the feedback from the board meeting preceding the regular meeting, the CEO of LIDL Bulgaria, Mrs. Milena Dragijska Dencheva, delivered a presentation on LIDL’s activities in the social and economic areas of Bulgaria. The presentation was well received by the members and attention was drawn to the similarities in the social goals of Rotary and LIDL.

After the close of the official meeting the fellowship continued in the lobby lounge.

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(9 May) Meeting of the Presidents of Sofia Clubs with the Mayor of Sofia Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova (+GAL)

On 9 May 2017 Mr. Ani Hristova, President Elect of Rotary Club Sofia International attended the official meeting of the Presidents of Rotary Clubs in Sofia with the mayor of Sofia – Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova.

The meeting stared with a official address to Mrs. Fandakova from the District Governor of Rotary District 2482 Bulgaria Mr. Dimitar Dimitrov. Mr. Dimitrov presented the priorities of Rotary and the goal of Rotary to make the World a better place. Mrs. Fandakova welcomed the numerous of Rotarians. She pointed out, that over the years the Sofia Municipality and the Rotary Clubs from Sofia have developed successful projects in the field of culture and education. 

Mr. Dimitrov gave the word to the Assistant District Governor Mr. Christo Мihailovsky, who present the current common project of all Sofia Rotary Clubs – Prevention of traffic accidents. The project was very well accepted from Mrs. Fandakova and she gave her support for the initiative.

Later that Ms. Ani Hristova presented the newest project of Rotaract Club Sofia International – “Keep our Earth Clean”, which will be held on 14 May in the South Park. The idea is to clean the cigarette butts, especially around the kid’s playgrounds. Mrs. Fandakova warmly welcomed the idea and she will support it. Our Rotaractors are making that project together with Silivri Rotaract club of Istanbul, Turkey. More Information: https://goo.gl/GfqgIA.

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(3 May) Regular Meeting and Presentation by Marc Bouzy about Fake Investment and Financial Fraud: Prevention and Resolution (+GAL)

On 3 May 2017 Rotary Club Sofia International held its regular meeting in Hilton Sofia.

Mr. Horst Stüer provided the report about the club’s fundraising event – “Bulgaria and the New Geopolitical Realities in the World” with President Rosen Plevneliev, which took place on 27 April 2017 in Hilton Sofia.

Rotary Club Sofia International would like one more time to thank all of the kind sponsors of the event:
Hilton Sofia, Chateau Copsa, Bononia Estate Winery & Vineyards, Graphya Ltd., Boliarka, Architechnicals, Wirtschaftsblatt.

Mr. Tony Ripley briefly explained about the success of the Colour Marathon (held on 29 April 2017 in South Park), more information: https://rc-si.org/new/?p=12101

Discussion about the next fundraising event – the Whiskey night – Blend It! started. Soon we will publish details.

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(29 April) Interact Club at Meridian 22 School Participated and Supported 5km Color Run (+GAL)

Interact Club Sofia International at Meridian 22 organized the participation of students from the Meridian 22 Private School in the charity 5km Color Run in the South Park, Sofia, held on 29th April 2017 on the initiative of Young Life Bulgaria and its Regional Developer, our fellow Rotarian Tony Ripley.

The Color Run gathered more than 100 participants, both young and adults, and raised almost BGN 4,000 to finance 25 socially disadvantaged students who will attend a summer adventure camp. The Indigo Adventure Camp, organized by Young Life Bulgaria, will be in Shkorpilovtsi (south of Varna, Northern Black Sea coast), 7th-12th July, 2017.

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(27 April) Lecture by the President of Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev about Bulgaria and the New Geopolitical Realities in the World (+GAL)

Rotary Club Sofia International organized a charity event at Hilton Sofia on 27 April, 2017.

The beneficiaries of the funds raised at the event will be the young people in the village of Doganovo, for their vocational training in order to be able to find jobs and support themselves once they leave the institution. Mrs. Olga Lenkova, Director Home for Children Deprived of Parental Care in Doganovo also was our guest.

The lecture of Mr. Rosen Plevneliev was on the topic: Bulgaria and The New Geopolitical Realities. In the following question and answer session, as well as at the subsequent reception, all the participants personally had the opportunity to ask questions about the global political events of the day.

Mr. Plevneliev took the time to answer all the questions in detail. Many participants were enthusiastic about the stories of Mr. Plevneliev and his meeting with personalities of the international economic and political elite.

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(21-23 April) Rotaract Sofia International President attended RYLA in Bugas (+GAL)

The RYLA seminar took place in Burgas between 21 ans 23 April 2017 and the President of Rotaract Club Sofia International, Mr. Alp Bolcal, was nominated and selected to participate. He would like to thank Rotary Club Sofia International for the amazing opportunity to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award within great hospitality of Rotary Club and Rotaract Club Prygos. For him it was three days filled with friendship, learning, and self-discovery.




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(19 April) Presentation by Interact Club Sofia International at Meridian 22 School and a Presentation of Bulgarian Association of Business Angels (+GAL)

On 19 April 2017 Rotary Club Sofia International held its regular meeting in Hilton Sofia. It was presided by the club’s President Elect Ms. Ani Hristova.

She conveyed greeting from the District Governor (DG) of D-2482 Bulgaria Mr. Dimitar Dimitrov to Rotary Club Sofia International. After that she provided the latest details about the club’s next fundraising event – “Bulgaria and the New Geopolitical Realities in the World” with President Rosen Plevneliev, which will take place on 27 April 2017 at 18:00 in Hilton Sofia. Tickets for the event cost 60 BGN and can be paid on the spot. For more information, please contatct us at: info@rc-si.org.

Our young friends from Interact Club Sofia International at Meridian 22 School – Iskren Lilov, Dimitar Gerov and Kristian Lazarov – were the special guests of the evening.  They presented their projects for 2016/2017. All members of RC Sofia International congratulate the Interactors and wish them to be always so active.

The meeting continued with a presentation by Mr. Nikolay Mavromatis from the Bulgarian Association of Business Angels. The Association is a national organization which strives to support and develop the Bulgarian entrepreneurial ecosystem through the powerful support of business angels. 

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NEXT (27 April): Bulgaria and the New Geopolitical Realities in the World with President Rosen Plevneliev

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