Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Member: Elena Iacovou

Elena and other club members during an outing
Our Team is growing stronger!

Elena is an official member of our Club since the 20th July 2011

Elena was born on the 9th September 1988

She studied Law at the Universtity of Sheffield and continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She practives Law but is also manages a Fashion Boutique.

She works for a large multinational corporation in the Taxation Services field

Her Hobbies, Interests & Passions include Music (she plays the guitar and the piano), gym and swimming, and of course fashion!

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Member: Yianna Maria Loizou

Our Team is getting stronger!

Yianna with the Club President
Yianna is an official member of our Club since the 17th July 2011

Yianna was born on the 16th September 1984

She studied: Economics at the University of Cyprus and she is a Chartered Accountant

She works for a large multinational corporation in the Taxation Services field

Her Hobbies, Interests & Passions inculed Scuba Diving, Sailing, Poetry and Chocolate

Handover Ceremony and Club's 25th Birthday

The official Handover Ceremony of the Club took place on the 17th July 2011.

The event had a Summery theme and it was styled as a pool party.

The members cooked their own barbeque and cakes.

During the ceremony, the new Committee and the club's Directors were pinned.

The Club traditionally celebrates its birthday during the handover ceremony. The celebrations continued well after dark!

Friday, July 1, 2011

First Outing of Year

The Limassol way to start the year
Our first outing for the new Rotarian Year took place on the 22nd of June 2011 at Istorikon Tavern in Limassol

This Club Service event was aimed at presentating the new
Committee, Directors and other Officers of the club and wish all members a Rotaractive year!

2011-2012 Committee

Following the procedures of the Clubs constitution, it was decided that for the Rotarian year 2011-2012 the Committee of the Club will be:

President Michael Constantinides Lawyer-Tax Adviser
Immediate PP Antonis Stylianou Lecturer of Law
Vice-president  Marios Athanasiou Agriculturist 
Secretary  Katerina Papachristou Chartered Accountant
Treasurer  Katerina Petrides Lawyer-Advocate

 The Club  Committe is supported by the following directors
Community Service Director Anita Stylianidou
Club Service Director Georgia Paraherakis
International Service Director Eva Antoniou
Professional Development Director Alexandros Daskalakis
Finance Director Michalis Chrysostomou

Special mention to the fact that the District 2450 Rotaract Representative for the next Rotarian year (2012-2013) will be a member of our club:

Incoming DRRElena Stylianidi

About the President

After deliberation with all the club members and in the absence of other candidates, the Club's leadership appointed Michael Constantinides to be the Club's President for the Rotarian Year 2011-2012.

Michael during a RYLA in 2009
Michael has been with with the Club for three years and has served as the Club's Secretary for the previous year (2010-2011). His exposure with Rotary goes way back, both his parents being Rotarians.

Michael studied Law (LL.B.) at the University of Bristol where he also continued his postgraduate Studies in Commercial Law (LL.M).

Michael is a Barrister-at-Law (England and Wales) and also a member of the Cyprus Bar.

After his legal training, Michael chose to diversify his expertise by training to become a Chartered Accounant (ACA). Having finished his training and being a full member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ΣΕΛΚ), he is now both a Lawyer and a Tax Adviser. He holds a managerial position in a leading International accountancy and consultancy firm.

Michael's hobbies, interests and passions include: Swimming, Cycling, Skiing and Waterskiing, DIY, Gardening and Traveling!

Michael speaks Greek, English, Italian and a bit of French.

A bit about us


Limassol Amathusia Rotaract Club is the First Rotaract Club in Cyprus

It was Chartered on the 26th July 1986


Our club holds its regular meetings every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

We meet at  News Lounge Café, on the 1st floor at the conference area.The address is Ayias Zonis 5, 3027 Limassol

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Our club currently comprises of around 20 members but we are constantly growing!

The average Age of Members is 27-28 years old

Contact us

Interested? Want to learn more?

Email us: amathusiarac[at]
Facebook: Visit our page or Join our Group
Come to a meeting: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month, News Lounge Café Conference Room, Ayias Zonis 5, 3027 Limassol

Some info about Rotary

Since Rotaract is a Rotary project, and operates within the ambit of Rotary International, we thought we give some basic info about Rotary.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto
"Service Above Self", Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Avenues of Service
For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channelled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. 
  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. 
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact.

     For more, visit Rotary International official page or the relevant wikipedia article.

    About Rotaract and its causes

    Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth programme in 1968 and has now grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organisation of over 8,700 clubs spread around the world and 200,000 + members. It is a service, leadership and community service organisation for young professionals. Rotaract focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.

    "Rotaract" stands for "Rotary in Action"

    The goals of Rotaract are:

    1. To develop professional and leadership skills;
    2. To emphasize respect for the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth of each individual;
    3. To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve;
    4. To recognize, practice, and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities;
    5. To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide;
    6. To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill toward all people.

    To find more about Rotaract please visit the official page or the relevant wikipedia article

    Welcome to Limassol Amathusia Rotaract Club

    Welcome to Limassol Amathusia Rotaract Club's own blog!

    Through the pages of this blog you will get to know:
    about us, who we are and what we aspire
    about what we do and why we do it,
    about Rotaract and Rotary
    and all about our projects and activities!