ICC Executive Council Meeting with focus on ICC activities in the Americas: Agenda 8:30 Introduction Toni Polsterer 8:45 Short presentations by each National Coordinator from Europe/Middle East/Africa - Number of ICCs overall. ICCs with American countries, plans for new ICC in the Americas. Project examples 9:20 Introduction of the ICCs in the USA followed by presentation of ICCs: Dana Moldovan plus others 9:45 Coffee break 10:00 USA continued 10:20 ICCs in Spanish speaking South America : Celia Giay 10:35 ICCs in Brazil Carlos Gueiros 10:55 Presentation France and Mexico and signing of Charter Document Mexico-France:
Rotary Code of Policies 37.030. Inter-country Committees Guidelines
Inter-country committees promote contact between districts and clubs in two or more countries and increase fellowship and intercultural understanding among the people of various nations. Rotarians are encouraged to create new inter-country committees to foster stronger ties between Rotarians, clubs, and districts from different countries and establish networks across borders, continents, and oceans. Inter-country committees should be promoted at RI, district and club meetings. (June 2007 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 281)
Peace and the Role of ICCs ICC are bilateral activities of countries and their districts ICCs can help in creating a climate for peace between countries in the same region and far beyond Humanitarian projects can help to provide an environment for alleviating internal tensions: “Reach within to embrace Humanity”
Organizing an ICC Agreement from the District Governors in each of the countries Identify interested Rotarians, clubs and districts Approval of both sections = ICC Charter celebration
37.030.2. Establishing an Intercountry Committee Intercountry committees should involve districts in two or more countries and act only in an advisory capacity to the governors. Qualified Rotarians in each interested country should form a planning committee to establish an intercountry committee. The responsibilities of the planning committee include inviting district governors from each district in the country to participate, identifying potential projects, and organizing a planning meeting. After the planning committee has completed these tasks, a national section should be developed in each participating country with the approval of the national coordinator and at least one district governor.The name of an intercountry committee shall be taken from the names of the participating countries. (June 2007 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 281)
Rotary Code of Policies 37.030.3. National Sections An intercountry committee is comprised of the national sections that represent the districts in each participating country. National sections coordinate the activities and projects of the intercountry committee within one country.
Rotary Code of Policies 37.030.6. Relationships with Districts Intercountry committees shall function under the direction and with the close cooperation of the respective governors. Districts participating in intercountry committees should appoint a Rotarian to serve as the district liaison to the national section chair. (June 2007
How Inter-Country Committees Work National Section in each of the two Countries Membership: Rotarians, spouses, Rotaractors, clubs and districts ImportanceofEmpathyandcomprehension
Workshop: PeaceandConflict Resolution andPreventionthrough Intercountry Committees Date and Time: Tuesday 24 May, 09:00-10:00 Location: Room 276, Ernest N. MorialConvention Center Intercountry committees, or ICCs, areoneofRotary’smanypathstofosteringgoodwillandpeaceamongnations. ICCs arenetworksofRotarians, Rotary clubs, ordistricts in twoormore countries workingtogether on a national level. Jointhisdiscussiontolearnhow Intercountry Committeesworkwithinthisareaoffocus.
Rotary International Convention New Orleans2011 The Inter-Country Committees: Bridging Countries and Continents