Today the opening ceremony of our project for the Homeless and disadvantaged took place. The pictures show Sopot Mayor Jacek Karnowski declaring the project open together with various local dignitaries and Members of our Club who were able to attend.
The Project which provided all the furniture and equipment for the Home has been funded by our Club and our Partner Club, Hannover Balhof, together with a Matching Grant from Rotary International.
We wish all of its new residents a better future.
It was with great sadness that this morning that I learned that Ryszard has passed away. It was Ryszard who approached me to help him in setting up an English speaking Rotary Club in Sopot after his term as District Governor finished. Our Club is one of his legacies. Our thoughts go out to his family and his huge number of friends at this very sad time. May he rest in Peace.
Our club and the Women’s Club of Gdansk have jointly funded the purchase of this specialist machine which was desperately needed by the Gdynia Hospice Bursztynowa Przytań. Pictures shows Club President, Viki Symanska, District Governor, Barbara Pawlisz and Club members Basia Sergot-Golędzinowska and Wojech Kossak, with the President of the International Women’s Club (MFK), Alina Luczycka and member Dorota Banaszkiewicz with Father Gregorz Miloch, Director of the Hospice in attendance at the hand-over ceremony on Good Friday, 3rd April 2015,
The Club Annual Ball took place on 31st January 2015 in the Grand Hotel in Sopot. This year we had a record attendance and thanks to our many generous sponsors and our guests we have raised sufficient funds to keep our charity projects going: the disadvantaged Children’s English lessons and summer and winter camps, our support for No.1 School in Sopot and the projects which we have sponsored with our partner Club Hannover Ballhof from Germany for which we have been able to secure Matching Grants from Rotary International. In addition, we together with the Ladies Club, who have been our staunch allies and supporters for many years, have funded a special medical machine which was urgently needed for the Children’s Hospice in Gdynia which serves the needs of children from all of the Tri-city.
The picture shows the Club Members who attended to Ball
On the 30th January 2015 at a reception and dinner at L’Entre Villes Restaurant in Sopot our Club President Wiki Symanska and Hannover Ballhof President Frank-Peter Oppenborn finally signed the formal partnership agreement for co-operation between our two clubs thus cementing the very successful relationship we have enjoyed together over the past few years.
At the ball our Club President also signed a partnership agreement with RC Kalingrad’s President Denis Batalin with Tatiana Chernyaeva and our Monika Koblinska and other Club members looking on. This also formally confirms our co-operation on future projects on which we can work together and gain matching grants from Rotary International