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#Twinning!

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Learn how to start a twin club relationship and best practices for collaborating internationally. Facilitators: Justin Hadjilambris

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#Twinning!

  1. 1. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Rotaract Twinning
  2. 2. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Justin Hadjilambris Who am i? • Raised in California, moved to Cyprus 4 years ago • Joined Rotaract 3 years ago • President of Rotaract Europe MDIO (aka E.R.I.C.) • Lead the effort to receive the 2018 Rotaract Outstanding Award for E.R.I.C.
  3. 3. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Chapter V, 41- 025 b. According to R.I. code What is a MDIO? In practice What do we do? Develop and strengthen international relationships between Rotaract clubs and members all over Europe and the world •Facilitate and exchange communication between participating districts and clubs •Foster international relationships throughout Rotary and Rotaract •Encourage collaboration on international projects •To educate, organize international events and conferences, and provide scholarships to the Rotaract members. «Rotaract Multidistrict Information Organisations. Districts may develop a multi district organisation for the purpose of disseminating information and facilitating communication between Rotaract clubs in the district concerned […]»
  4. 4. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and H. Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Rep. Denmark Estonia Finland FYROM France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Monaco Montenegro San Marino Switzerland Norway Serbia Netherlands Poland Slovakia Turkey Portugal Romania Russia SwedenSpain UkraineUK Slovenia In Flags Rotaract Europe
  5. 5. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Goals of Twinning What is a Twinning? In practice Establishing a Relationship 1.To further international understanding and foster goodwill 2. To emphasis the international aspect of Rotaract service and friendship 3. To establish a long-term relationship with another club that will lead to ongoing and effective projects Twinning is when more than two clubs from two different countries have agreed to partner with each other for a service project, cultural or friendship exchange. Careful planning and clear communication is important to establish a strong friendship Each club and member should clearly understand their roles and responsibilities in the partnership To formalize the twinning, clubs sign a twinning agreement
  6. 6. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Value Twinning leads to growth Why? Service Training Friendship Have fun International friendship and connections Cultural and friendship exchange and growth Do common service projects simultaneously
  7. 7. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Rotaract Europe How do we help and support this cooperation? 1. With the help of our DRRs and Country Representatives, we have developed an online European Directory 2. We have developed a tool to facilitate Twinnings (Twinning Accelerator) 3. We have an annual award for the Best Twin Club agreements (1,000 EUR prize) Rotaract Europe Directory
  8. 8. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention http://rotaracteurope.eu/g et-involved/lets-twin/ How to organize a Twinning?
  9. 9. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention http://rotaracteurope.eu/g et-involved/lets-twin/ • Use ERIC directory or World Rotaract Directory • Contact your international services and projects coordinator of your districts • Use facebook pages of clubs to communicate • Attend international meetings (REM,EUCO,M2R, MEDICON, Interota, PreConvention) • Use our Twinning Accelerator How to organize a Twinning?
  10. 10. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention How to organize a Twinning?
  11. 11. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention http://rotaracteurope.eu/g et-involved/lets-twin/ • Do amazing social projects to serve the community • Participate cultural and friendship exchange by arranging Rotaractor visits • Exchange local products • Arrange a web-based meeting How to organize a Twinning?
  12. 12. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention http://rotaracteurope.eu/g et-involved/lets-twin/ • Download the twinning document from website • Fill out the form • Sign the twin club certificate How to organize a Twinning?
  13. 13. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Twin Club Award • 2 clubs of different countries within ERIC • Sign the twin club agreement before application • Long-term and sustainable cooperation and friendhip How to organize a Twinning?
  14. 14. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Success stories RAC Izmir (Turkey) & RAC Monfalcone Grado (Italy) This project consisted in sharing a “Cultural Box” containing typical products of each region, with the intent to get to know each others’ cultures and traditions The clubs both organized visits-tour to important realities of its territory, which were recorded and shared via live stream with the other club The United School Project - The project’s aim to help two schools, one Italian and one Turkish, through the purchase and donation of materials targeted for the conduct of educational activities.
  15. 15. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Success stories RAC Manchester International (UK) & RAC Varna- Euxinograd (Bulgaria) Books beyond borders - The goal of this project was to promote reading and to encourage people to get educated. English is the mostly taught foreign language in Bulgaria, since primary school to university. However, there aren’t many language books available. For this reason our clubs decided to initiate a project of collecting books in the UK to send to Bulgaria. Acts of kindness - The goal of this project was to show that if we all make small acts of kindness the world is going to be a better place because our combined efforts are going to move mountains. Each club to come up with a few acts of kindness and made a video showing how these actions were delivered
  16. 16. 2018 Rotaract Preconvention Activity time Grab a card

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