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Rotary Club Estepona-Sotogrande International

Rotary Club Estepona-Sotogrande International

The great news is that we received a letter dated the 21st August 2018 from the President of Rotary International, Barry Rassin, officially welcoming the RC Estepona Sotogrande International to this large world-wide family of Rotarians.

After a long year starting early summer 2017 with only 3 founders in formation we have to this date reached a membership of 20 with more waiting to join us.

We have to extend our gratitude to Jesús Martínez, the present Governor of Rotary Club International, Southern Counties & Balearic Islands, Melilla, Ceuta and his vice-Governor Alain Pierard for all their support and guidance in helping us to achieve this accolade.

This achievement may not have been possible without the exceptional support received from the Rotary Club Marbella-Guadalmina who have sponsored us and given us great direct assistance and support in our endeavours.

Our gratitude is also to be extended to the Rotary Club Como Baradello in Northern Italy, who have exceptionally assisted in our formation and also sponsored us.

Our first meeting (in formation)

It is amazing to discover how many Rotarians from everywhere in Andalucia and other locations have given us such a warm welcome, it seems like the whole world was watching us progress toward our goal. Thank you to you all!

This new club is dedicated to children, youths, culture, education, environment, the arts, whilst offering whatever assistance possible in helping the local communities in the four regions, namely Estepona, Casares, Manilva and San Roque (Sotgrande). Of course, we are always willing to listen and do our best to help anyone in any way we can.


Our desire to help has been demonstrated even during our period in formation when, limited by funds and  organisation, we offered our help to the Orchidarium in Estepona, when we raised and delivered children toys at the Estepona social dining room, or when we organised the outing to the Artisan Cheese Making Workshop in Casares (with the participation of members from Marbella Guadalmina y Benalmádena Torremolinos) to raise funds and to help preserve an old tradition, or when we organised the RC Marbella Guadalmina visit to the Orchidarium Estepona to increase awareness of this important local botanical garden, or when we organised the donation of 4 jamones to the Cañada Golf Club in Guadiaro to help raise funds for the Guadiaro feria, or when we provided two sponsors for the Golf Tournament at Almenara Golf in Sotogrande, organised by Infancia sin Fronteras.

We started as we mean to go on and we hope that in the fullness of time our contribution to our local communities will be even more valuable.

Such an occasion merits a celebration, therefore on the 13th of October, there will be a cocktail-dinner which will be attended by both the Governor and vice-Governor of our district. The mayors of all 4 districts have been invited to attend. Not only an important event, that will be held at the Elba Hotel in Estepona, but also an important ceremony for the presentation of the official RC Estepona-Sotogrande International but also the official giving of the distinctive pin to every one of its members.

This event is open to every one, Rotarians, their families, friends and anyone willing to witness this historical event, as a non-profit organisation you can be assured that the donation will be put to a good, beneficial use.

Elba Hotel at 19,30 on 13th October.
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Congratulations on your achievement Carla. I hope you have many years of success and enjoyment. Jeremy Wood, Rotary Club of Cambridge, Western Australia.

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