CARLA BORDOLI MEETING EDWIN GLADSTOE NEXT PRESIDENT
It seems like yesterday when our club was officially launched on 21st August 2018. Since then we now count 26 members, although we have sadly lost our dear friend and co-founder member Juan Miguel Fernandez.
In the course of these last two years we honoured the towns that our service and cultural actions are aimed at with our symbolic monuments as our compromise to them. The monuments were created and placed by Javier, Oscar and Vicente Boscá, well known in Manilva and Casares areas.
We have also carried out a number of projects for the benefit of our 3 areas, like the children visit to the Orchidarium in Estepona and the goat farm in Casares. Abroad, we have joined the Global Grant for safe water in Chimbote (Perú), with the Italian Rotary Club of Como. We have adopted a HeroRat (https://www.apopo.org/ en), an initiative that saves thousands of lives from anti-personnel mines in Cambodia. During the COVID19 Pandemic we have donated some 3000 face masks, hundreds of gloves and many litres of hiydroalcoholic gel, facial screens and safety coats.
What is important is that we have grown as a group of friends, helping others and helping each other in accordance with the Rotarian 4-way test principle.
It is with great pleasure that now I pass the baton over to our founder member, editor of Webexpressguide, Edwin Gladstone. A wonderful person, a good friend for us all as well as a true Rotarian in spirit and actions. I wish you, dear Edwin, a nice year 2020- 2021 to lead RC Estepona - Sotogrande International through its third year since its foundation!
With Rotarian regards, Carla Bordoli Crivelli Visconti,
Founder President, 2018-2020