2013 RI CONVENTIONRussian Rotary ClubsServing for Peacemoderator: Andrei Ibragimov DGN D-2220
2013 RI CONVENTIONROTARY in RUSSIAHistory at a Glance• 1983 - PDGs and Rotarians from Finlandand Sweden start informal contacts inRussia• 1990 - First Rotary clubs are chartered inMoscow, St. Petersburg and Irkutsk• 1990 - 1993 - Whole former Soviet Unionbecomes part of the Finnish district 1420(then 142)• 1993 – Russia’s East joins District 5010(Alaska and Yukon Territory)
2013 RI CONVENTIONFIRST STEPS OF ROTARY IN RUSSIA
2013 RI CONVENTIONROTARY in RUSSIAHistory at a Glance• February 2000 - Rotary clubs of Russia’sWest join Districts 2350 and 2370(Sweden) and District 1430 (Finland)• June 17, 2006 - District 2220 is formed inRussia’s West• July 01, 2012 – District 2225 will bechartered in Russia’s East
2013 RI CONVENTIONROTARY IN RUSSIA TODAYFrom East to West – up to 10 000kmFrom North to South – over 4 000km
2013 RI CONVENTION• 55 Rotary Clubs•935 RotariansDISTRICT 2220. LOCATION
2013 RI CONVENTIONDEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
2013 RI CONVENTIONRussia - USAINTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECTSRussia - Belgium
2013 RI CONVENTIONINTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECTSRussia - Serbia
2013 RI CONVENTIONRussia - GermanyINTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECTS
2013 RI CONVENTIOND2220 – MORE THAN 20 ROTARACT CLUBS & 3 INTERACT CLUBS
2013 RI CONVENTIONRUSSIAN ROTARY CLUBS SERVING FOR PEACE
2013 RI CONVENTIONPeace Through Service and Friendship:D2225 – Eastern RussiaDistrict Governor 2012-2013Andrey Konyushok
2013 RI CONVENTIONRID 2225RID 2220RID 5010District 2225 includes territory of8 time zones
2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary Friendship Exchanges• This program is mostpopular and attractednear 40 newRotarians in this year.We have partners inNewZealand, USA, Canada, Korea and Taiwan. Itis easy, simple and itworks!
2013 RI CONVENTIONDistricts Sisterhoods Relations• Bilateral agreements.Just arrangeunderstanding atleast between twoclubs and twogovernors and youready to go! Ourbrothers in Rotary arein Taiwan(D3480), Korea(D3730), USA(D5010)
2013 RI CONVENTIONMajor Fundraising Projects forCommunities• Children’s Parks in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk.Each project costs from 100,000 to 170,000 USD.Money collected with community fundraising.
2013 RI CONVENTIONFriendship With SurroundingDistricts • Without supportand friendshipwith RussianRotarians inD2220 we couldnot sustain.When you don’thave enoughPDGs – go toneighbors foradvice!
2013 RI CONVENTIONVisits of International ExperiencedRotarians• When friends come – morethings become clear. KimBauriedel from RC Aurica(CA, USA) visited Russiamany times. This year hetraveled to many clubs in2225. His experience andadvices converted in manyjoin projects and grants.
2013 RI CONVENTIONYouth Exchange Program• Russian Rotarians loveYouth ExchangeProgram becausechildren from differentcountries make theirlife different. It is aroad in two directions.Exchange program veryoften become a base forlong-term friendship.
2013 RI CONVENTION“ PEACE THROUGH SERVICE ”withInter Country CommitteesSerge GouteyronRI Vice President 2005-06Chair ICC Executive Council 2007-10Honorary Chair ICC France Russia
2013 RI CONVENTIONThe moderator, Andrei Ibraghimov, kindly invited me tomake this presentation.It gives me great pleasure to do so.I shall talk of the Inter Country Committees (ICCs) andtheir activities, with special reference to the Russo-French Committee.
2013 RI CONVENTIONIn 1921 at the RI Convention in Edinburgh, RotaryInternational adopted its 4th Avenue of Service –„to advance international understanding,goodwill and Peace‟.
2013 RI CONVENTIONThis became one of the targets of ICCssome years later when the Franco-GermanICC was started in 1950
2013 RI CONVENTIONThese aims were encapsulated in the UnitedNations Organisation (UN) in 1945 and the UnitedNations Educational, Scientific and CulturalOrganisation (UNESCO) in 1949.It was to embrace the intentions of theseInternational Institutions capable of guaranteeingPeace, that ICCs were created
2013 RI CONVENTIONMission of the ICCs (approved by the Board June 2007)The mission of an intercountry committee isto build a force that will encourage Rotariansto visit each other‟s countries and homes, tostrengthen friendships and projects soformed by encouraging clubs and districts toconnect with clubs and districts in othercountries, and to contribute to world peace.
2013 RI CONVENTION“ if the ICC’s didn’texist, they’d haveto be invented ! ”Frank Devlyn – Lille 2001
2013 RI CONVENTIONThe Franco-Russian ICCwas constituted in Moscowon March 11th 1995
2013 RI CONVENTIONIts objectives are manifold :- A Network and Twinning of Clubs
2013 RI CONVENTION- Meetings to Inform and Teach- Annual General Meetings
2013 RI CONVENTION- Meetings to Inform and Teach- Annual General Meetings
2013 RI CONVENTIONSome of its initiatives include :Projects for the Handicapped - Maternal Care –Orphans - Training of Doctors, Teachers‟ Symposia
2013 RI CONVENTIONThree tours in France by the Moscow LoktevEnsemble with 30 concerts for 15.000 people.
2013 RI CONVENTIONThere have been many Russian Delegations to meetingssuch as : District Conference 2001 and Lille Institute2005 - Cannes 2008 Conference „’Peace is Possible‟
2013 RI CONVENTIONWhat is the role of these 9 Russian ICCsand the 350 ICCs worldwide ?Robert Haussman in 1950We must be recognised asthe proponents of PeaceTo enable nations to work for mutual understanding and tobring the peoples closer together.“Rotarians must be from now on at the forefrontof the peace ideal ”
2013 RI CONVENTIONWe must have a hands-on approach to advancethe culture of Peace and with that aim we mustenliven UN‟s World Pact, as signed by Rotary in 2010
2013 RI CONVENTIONThis World Pact states that the voluntary act ofenterprises and associations is fully committed to adoptand support within their sphere of influence -The rights of man, the right to education, the right towork, the right to clean water, the right to a healthyenvironmentit pledges itself to protect women and children and to fightagainst corruption of all kinds
2013 RI CONVENTIONICCs, as a tool in the service of RotaryInternational, will contribute to the happiness ofmankindin a World of Peace
2013 RI CONVENTIONICC RUSSIA-GERMANYNEARLY20 YEARS PEACE AND FRIENDSHIPCo-Chairman of the ICC Russia-GermanyStephan Stein
2013 RI CONVENTION2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONRUSSIAN-GERMAN ICC STARTED IN 1993 AFTER THE FALLOF THE IRON CURTAINHuge solidarity between the people of Russia and Germany
2013 RI CONVENTIONTHE FIRST ICCThe first ICC between Germany and France was created between the two World Wars, but was officially foundedon 23 May 1950 in Strasbourg during the district 70 conference. The ICC was the brainchild of RobertHaussman and Roger Coutant and its purpose was to reestablish Rotary relations between the two countries,which were strained during the Nazi era.That day, Robert Haussman stated that “Rotarians must be from now on at the forefront of the peace ideal.”
2013 RI CONVENTIONThe ICC meets every year once in Germanyand once in RussiaICC MEETINGS
2013 RI CONVENTIONRESULTS OF THE 2012-2013:2 matching grants3 Russian students are studying in Germany,1 Russian student studies in Russiasponsoring of 3 RCs in Russia
2013 RI CONVENTIONRussian Rotaractors Lookinginto the FutureDRR 2220 Alina Nikifirova
2013 RI CONVENTIONRotaract Russian Federation:• 2 districts• 40 Rotaract clubs• 3 Interact clubs• 354 Rotaractors• 10 projects from the clubs in month• 6 members of RAC became Rotarians
2013 RI CONVENTION• “DragWay” (RAC Chita)Important Projects:
2013 RI CONVENTIONImportant Projects:• “Fight for the sake of Good” (RACKrasnoyarsk)• “Make up dreams” (RAC Moscow-East)• Peace forum (RACs of district 2225)
2013 RI CONVENTION• One district project in a single day inseveral clubsImportant Projects:
2013 RI CONVENTION• EUCO 2012International Events:
2013 RI CONVENTIONInternational Events:• Siberian Winter Adventure (RACKrasnoyarsk)• Russian trip (RACs of district2220), Siberian trip (RACs of district2225)• Russia (RACs of district 2220) – Ukraineexchange (RACs of district 2230)
2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary clubs participate and support our projects