3rd International Rotaract Seminar for MDIOs in Athens, Greece!

On Sunday, the 12th of March 2017, the Med MDIO President 2016/17 Paul Sampatakakis attended the 3rd International Rotaract Seminar for MDIOs in Athens, Greece and informed the Greek Rotaractors about the structure of the Mediterranean MDIO, its latest news as well as the Med MDIO Project initiatives 2016/17!

The Med MDIO President Paul was one of the five speakers during this event. The Past ERIC President 2013/14 Laura Verdegaal from the Netherlands, the Med MDIO Country Representative Alexandros Kyrkilis, the ERIC Country Representative Greece 2016/17 Anthi Asimenia and 15/16 Antonios Oikonomidis  gave very productive presentations about the Med MDIO and the ERIC MDIO.

The DG Elect 2470 Christos Kitsos, the President of Rotary Club Glyfada George Paravalos and the Past President of Rotary Club of Amarousion Panagiotis Katrougkalos were some of the Rotarian guests. The DRR 2470 Loukas Zerdes as well as the Imm. Past DRR Athanasia Siafleki with all the board of the district attended the seminar, which was mainly organized by the Past President of Rotaract Club Glyfada 07/09 & 13/15, Rotaract Treasurer 15/16 and ERIC Proxy Country Representative Greece 14/15 Konstantinos Pantelatos. Approximately 30 Rotaractors from several Greek Rotaract Clubs from both Greek Districts 2470 & 2484 attended the Seminar. It is worth noting that only Rotaractors who have attended this specific event are eligible candidates for the position of CR Greece in one of the two MDIOs!

Τhe Med MDIO President did a comprehensive presentation of the Mediterranean MDIO! Particularly, he presented the form & structure of our Organization and interactively analyzed the Med MDIO Project initiatives 2016/17! Last but not least, he shared all the necessary information regarding our three Med MDIO Projects, the MED Love, MED Nature and MED Dinner as well as their final results! He promoted the upcoming MEDICON 2017 Croatia which will take place this April, and answered to a lot of questions made by the Greek Rotaractors!

After the powerpoint-presentations of the speakers, a Rotaract workshop followed! The Rotaractors were divided in several teams. Each team, consisting of Club Presidents, one Country Representative and one DRR had around 30 minutes to come up with a project and present its aim and goals as well as its know how! The team from the Country “Nethergreece” that presented a creative project, the goal of which was to clean up the walls of the city from dirty graffitis, won!

The 3rd International Rotaract Seminar of the RD 2470 was a great success! The attending Rotaractors received a huge amount of information regarding international Rotaract MDIOS like the Med MDIO and the ERIC! After a very successful REM Athens, the Seminar has definitely raised the bar even higher for Greek Rotaract!

From the left: Past ERIC CR Greece 15/16 Antonios Oikonomidis, President Rotaract Club Glyfada George Chairetakis, Med MDIO CR Greece Alexandros Kyrkilis, DRR 2470 Loukas Zerdes, Past ERIC President 13/14 Laura Verdergaal, Med MDIO President Paul Sampatakakis, ERIC CR Greece Asimenia Anthi, Chairperson of the International Rotaract Seminar for MDIOs and Past President Rotaract Club Glyfada Konstantinos Pantelatos

During the speech of Med MDIO President Paul Sampatakakis

During the speech of Med MDIO CR Greece Alexandros Kyrkilis