Rotary Institute 2023
Zone 21

OCT 16-22

Bucharest, Romania





About Bucharest Institute

We are delighted to welcome you all to the Rotary Institute Bucharest. As we gather in this historical city, laden with culture, charm, and an enduring spirit, we hope this setting inspires and encourages us all to engage in meaningful discussions and constructive collaborations that embody the ethos of Rotary.

The Rotary Institute is not just a meeting, but a celebration of unity, service, and shared commitment to making a difference in our communities and do good in the world. Today, we stand together to embrace our shared dedication to Rotary’s guiding principle of ‘Service Above Self.’

2023-24 theme, “Create Hope in the World” resonates with the very essence of the Rotary spirit. We are united in our commitment to serve, yet it’s our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives that enrich this journey.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of you who will travel from near and far to be a part of this Institute. We will leave this place not only with enriched minds and invigorated spirits, but also with a reinforced commitment to the values that we hold dear as Rotarians.

May our discussions be fruitful, our bonds strengthen, and our resolve to make a positive difference in the world be bolstered through our time together.


People of action at the same table!

Rotary Foundation Seminar

The Rotary Foundation is the heart of Rotary, a heart that beats steadily and strongly, fueling the invaluable work we do. 
In this seminar, we will delve into the many facets of The Rotary Foundation – its purpose, impact, and the role that each of us can play in its mission. It is a unique opportunity to share best practices, inspire new ideas, and learn from the collective experiences of Rotarians from around the globe.

Regional Update

This seminar serves as a unique opportunity for us to reflect on our past successes, confront the challenges we’ve encountered, and look ahead to what we can achieve together in the future. It provides a platform for us to exchange insights, share updates, and learn from each other’s experiences in growing Rotary, extending our reach, cultivating Rotary’s public image innovatively, and implementing impactful projects.

Rotary Institute

This invaluable opportunity will grant you the privilege of engaging with outstanding leaders, including the esteemed RI President 2023-24, Gordon R. McInally, and his partner, Heather.

Their presence and guidance will undoubtedly inspire and empower you on your Rotary journey. Come together to learn, make new friendships, and create treasured memories that will endure long after the event concludes!


Keynote speakers

Gordon McInally

Rotary International President

Patrick Chisanga

Rotary International Director

Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou

Past Rotary International
Director Convener

John Hewko

RI General Secretary and
Chief Executive Officer

K.R. Ravi Ravindran

Past RI President 2015-2016

Mário César Martins de Camargo

2025-26 President-nominee

Yinka Babalola

RI Vice President 2019-2020

Johrita Solari

RI Vice President 2020-2021

Nicki Scott

RI Vice President 2022-2023

Aziz Memon

TRF Trustee 2020-2024, Representing TRF Chair

Geeta Manek

TRF Trustee 2020-2024

Gideon Peiper

Past RI Director

Safak Alpay

Past RI Director

Corneliu Dinca

Past RI Director

Urs Klemm

Past RI Director

Per Høyen

Past TRF Trustee

Alain VAN de POEL

RI Director Elect

Suzan Stenberg

RI Director Elect

Daniel Tanase

RI Director Elect


Our Partners

Our Sponsors

Leading Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Partner Rotary Clubs


1. Conveners:

RID Patrick D. Chisanga

IPRID Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou

2. Host District Governor:

DG Ovidiu Bunget

3. Institute Chair:

RIDE Daniel Tanase

4. Institute Treasurer:

PDG, PEMG/A Martha Maria Mocanu

5. Venues and Logistic Manager: 

PDG Florin Marginean

6. Event Manager:

Meda Vasiliu


Marcela Papici,

Florin Mindirigiu,

Cezar Popovici

7. Institute General Senior Advisers:

PRID Gideon Peiper,

PRID Safak Alpay,

PRID Corneliu Dinca,

PRID Yinka Babalola


Special Assignments  

A: RI President’s Gordon McInally and Heather Aides:

PDG Adrian Luca and Georgeta Luca

B: John Hewko RI General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Aide:

DRR Horia Benga

C: Aziz Memon TRF Trustee 2020-2024, Representing TRF Chair Aide:

PDG Radu Popescu

D: Coordinator for relationships with Diplomatic Entities:

Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu

E: Master of Ceremonies:

PDG Christina Covotsou-Patroclou

8. Creative Director:

ARPIC Vlad Popovici

9. Marketing:

Letitia Dan, Rotaract Project Manager Officer

PDRR David Stan

Laura Velicescu

Erdos Laszlo

Cosmin Stanciu

10. Public Image:

PDG Daniel Condurache

PRPIC Alexandru Condurache

Adriana Robu

Ovidiu Maior

Stefan Ciochinaru

Codrin Raita

Cosmin Stanciu

11. Stage Managers:

Florin Secasiu

Sergiu Sandulache

Dan Zlei

12. Production Manager:

Catalina Balaceanu

13. Art Directors:

Madalina Pasol

Elena Vernescu

Vasilica Stoiciu Frunza

Vlad Mateescu

14. Registration:

Dan Ioan (Bobi) Cusnir

Paul Corbeanu

Nicoleta Macovei

Irina Stratulat

Marian Mihordea

Florina Madalina Popirtac

15.Participants Transport:

Adrian Rusu

Andrei Puiu

Andrei Cordun

Horia Benga

Ionut Abraham Mare

16.District Financial Management:

District Treasurer Gabriel Tamas-Szora

District Finance Chair Adriana Tiron Tudor


17. Host District 2241 Participants Managers:

Adelina Clop

ARC Laura Gaita

District Administrative Office Coordinator :

Paul Corbeanu

Mihai Ionescu

18. Hospitality:

Gabriel Vladut

Remy-Michelle Noujeim

Lertitia Dan

19. Rotaract:

DRR Horia Benga

20. Interact: 

District Interact Chair Liliana Cismariu

21. Institute Ambassadors:

Andrei Cordun

Mihai ionescu

Rafael Barac-Bologa

Andrei Lucaci

Florina Popartac

Dan Zagnat

Heartfelt thanks to all PDGs of D2241 for their advice and support!