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We planned a Cruise from Turkey to the Greek Islands....

We planned a Cruise from Turkey to the Greek Islands.

On our anniversary date we would be in Kusadasi, Turkey near the ancient city of Ephesus.

We made the news, lots of News…

We all were winners;

Kusadasi Rotary receives
local exposure.

Güneş Ertaş, incoming District Governor 2012 District 2440.

Mark and Michelle Moore’s Church receives local exposure.

We renewed our Vows…

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  • Rotarians Working Together
    Marty Weber, Williamsburg Rotary Club
    Güneş Ertaş, Dokuz Eylul Rotary Club
    Uğur Gürel , Kusadasi Rotary Club
  • Celebrating our 40th Anniversary
    • We planned a Cruise from Turkey to the Greek Islands.
    • On our anniversary date we would be in Kusadasi, Turkey near the ancient city of Ephesus.
    • I planned a surprise proposal to my wife Pat in front of the Amphitheater and ceremony at the site of The Church of Mary nearby. If she said NO???
    • Christian Missionaries Mark and Michelle Moore preformed the Ceremony.
    • Güneş Ertaş, Dukuz Rotary and, Uğur Gürel, Kusadasi Rotary made this all happen.
  • The plot unfolds…
    We meet Mark & Michelle Moore
    Güneş Ertaş, Marty, Uğur Gürel
  • The Proposal…
    She laughs,
    I laugh…
    What a Backdrop… The 25,000 seat Amphitheater at Ephesus. Used for
    Theater, Plays and Gladiator fights.
  • On the way to the ruins of the Church of Mary
    Pope Paul VI blessed these ruins as Holy Ground in 1967
    The ceremony begins at the Altar…
  • A Prayer and a Kiss…
    …and a tour of the ruins
  • 3 Rotary Clubs exchanging Flags
    A surprise 7 course, 2 hour traditional Turkish lunch
  • Then came the Media, 5 in all.
    Local TV Stations, Newspapers and Magazines
  • A Cake with Candles and Sparklers followed by a Gift…
  • We made the news, lots of News…
    We all were winners;
    Kusadasi Rotary receives
    local exposure.
    Güneş Ertaş, incoming District Governor 2012 District 2440.
    Mark and Michelle Moore’s Church receives local exposure.
    We renewed our Vows…
  • We Thank,
    the Turkish Rotarians who made this happen:
    Sıla Özalp - President Kusadasi Rotary 
    Aysun Akçagül - President Elect
    İbrahim Durak - Club Secretary
    Uğur Gürel - District 2440 Membership Chair
    Güneş Ertaş - District 2440 Secretary, Governor Elect
  • OUT TAKES
  • Marty & Güneş comparing American and Turkish shoe styles…
  • and finally…
  • Pat explains to the Turkish Rotarian ladies why she so eagerly said…
    “YES”
    to my proposal to renew our vows.