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INSTITUTE PROGRAM

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION SEMINAR

WED, 18 OCT 2023
JW Marriot Hotel, Salon AB, Dress code: Business Casual
Welcome remarks

Convener – PRID Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou   

RID Patrick D Chisanga

Trustee Geeta Manek

Trustee Aziz Memon

RIDE Daniel Tanase

TRF update in Zone 21 - relevant information and data

RRFC Darko Tipurić

 

Find and manage major gift donors in Zone 21

Peter Schnell, Supervisor of Major Gifts, The Rotary Foundation

We are stepping up our support of TRF to maintain our reputation as "The Volunteers Who Always they keep their promises."

RRFC Cosmas Choutouriadis                         

Coffee Break, Constanta Foyer
Global Grants as tool for enhancing our reach

ARRFC Daliborka Bradic

Program of scale as a challenge for clubs and districts

ARRFC Marian Mocan

Polio update

EPNC Lorentzos Chazapis and EPNC Danijel Jozić

The Rotary Foundation challenges- a discussion with seminar participants (Q & A)

ARRFCs from R24 and R25 – two facilitators

Closing remarks
Bus Transfer to the Old City Center
Dinner in in the Old City Center of Bucharest

REGIONAL UPDATE

THU, 19 OCT 2023
JW Marriot Hotel, Constanta Room, Dress Code: Business Casual
MoC: PDG Nijad K. Al Atassi
Welcome Remarks & Presentation of Regional Teams

Session Leader PRID Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou  

Working as a team

ARPIC Tanya Georgieva

Panel: Peace is possible!

Moderator:

ARC, PDG Mehmet Hakan Karaalioglu

 

Panelists:

PDG Ashot Karapetyan

PP Emil Hasanov

DDG Tastan Altuner

DGN Peter Ashdjian

Rotary Fellowships

DGN Olha Paliychuk

Rotary Networking Groups

Moderator:

Rtn Stuart Amesbury, Disaster Aid

Panelists:

Drita Schneider, Disaster Aid Europe

Robert Ion, Hope and Homes for Children

Panel: Girls Empowerment

Moderator:

PDG Mali Levi​

Panelists:

DG Suncica Bulat Würsching

PDG Maria Delivoria

PDG Anne-Marie Mostert

Rtn. Laura Petrutescu

Coffee Break
Protecting our environment

PDG Gaye Binark

 

Round tables conversations
Increasing Rotary’s external relevance and impact
Moderator: PDG Moderator Güneş Ertaş
Conversation tables with topics:
  1. DEI in Rotary ARC, PDG Dora Kemou – ARPIC Sertac Gumus
  2. Girls Empowerment, PP Samar Saab – ARPIC Maria Mastora
  3. Expand our reach, ARC Christiane Leitner – EPNC, PDG Sajid Pervaiz
  4. Leadership through stewardship, ARC, PDG Nina Miteva – ARRFC, PDG Marian Mocan – ARRFC Iacovos Constantinides
  5. Regional Adaptability, PRID Yinka Babalola – PP Michel Davoudian
  6. Promoting Synergies, – ARRFC, DGN Ralf Peters – ARRFC Daliborka Bradic – ARPIC Alaedin Demircioglou
  7. Enhancing Rotary’s Public Image – ARPIC, PDG Ljiljana Lainovic – ARPIC Vlad Popovici
  1. Promoting the protection of our environment ARC, PDG Haim Kennet – ARRFC Hana Gamrot
  2. Young Leaders in action, ARPIC Nisa Ceberioglou – ARFFC Karlo Muratagić
  3. Mental health and wellbeing PDG Rade Hristovski – PP Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
  4. Artificial Intelligence Ethics in Rotary Initiatives, pDRR Emil Moawad, DG Andrej Bozic
  5. Harassment Prevention in Rotary, PDG Mayan Raslan, PDG Irena Brichta, DRR Horia Benga
Closing remarks

Session Leader PRID Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou

Convener RID Patrick D. Chisanga

THE ROTARY INSTITUTE OPENING SESSION

THU, 19 OCT 2023
Palace of Parliament, Rosetti Room, Dress Code: Business Elegant
Session Host and MoC: PDG Christina Covotsou-Patroclou Co-Session Host: PP Cătălina Bălăceanu
Musical Prelude

Coordinated by Rtn. Madalina Pasol, Romanian pianist

Flag Ceremony

PDG Christina Covotsou-Patroclou

RI President Address

RI President Gordon McInally (video message)

Welcome Remarks

Convener PRID Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou

Institute Chair Address

RIDE Daniel Tanase

Host District Governor Address

DG Ovidiu Bunget

The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Representative Address

TRF Trustee Aziz Memon, Representing TRF Chair

RI President Nominee Address

RIPN Mário César Martins de Camargo

Past RI President Address

PRIP K.R. Ravi Ravindran

RI General Secretary Address

 RI General Secretary Address

 RI GS and CEO John Hewko

Musical Moment

Coordinated by Rtn. Madalina Pasol, Romanian pianist

 

Dinner at JW Marriott

THE ROTARY INSTITUTE SESSIONS (I)

FRI, 20 OCT 2023
JW Marriot Hotel, Constanta Room, Dress Code: Business Casual
NEW PERSPECTIVES IN OUR ROTARY WORLD
Session Host and MoC: PDG Christina Covotsou-Patroclou Co-Session Host: PP Cătălina Bălăceanu
RI President Address

RI President Gordon McInally

Uniting Hearts and Hands for a Better World

Convener RID Patrick D. Chisanga

Exploring Expectations

Convener PRID Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou 

Regional Adaptability

Convener RI Director Patrick D. Chisanga

Leadership and change in Rotary

RI General Secretary and CEO John Hewko

The Regional Pilot Experience

Past RI Vice President Nicki Scott 

Panel - Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Moderator:

RIDE Daniel Tanase  

Panelists:

RIPN Mário César Martins de Camargo

PRID Mahesh Kotbagi

ARC, PDG Vira Syriamina

ARC Monika Kociova

Coffee Break, Constanta Foyer
Membership Matters: Igniting the Spirit of Growth

RC, PDG Branislav Randjelovic

RC, PDG Walter Ebner

A New District is born in Zone 21

PDG Radu Popescu

DGE Butrint Batalli

Strengthening Rotary in Remote Areas

PRID Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou  

PDG Abdul Hamid El Awa

pCP Rameen Javid

Panel - Young Leaders in Rotary

Moderator:

pDRR Foteini Papadimou

Panelists:

ARC Hala Ghoussoub

Rtc Dan Zagnat

pDIR, Rtc Rafael Bologa

pDIR Bogdan Nistor

Lunch
THE POWER OF CREATING HOPE
Increasing our impact

TRF Trustee Aziz Memon, Representing TRF Chair

A Polio-Free world

TRF Trustee Geeta Manek

EPNC, PDG Daniel Jozic

‘’Race for Polio‘’ an outstanding project by Rtn Bashar Asfour

Nurturing Mental Health and Well-being

Prof. Luiza Spiru

Panel - Rotarians working together with RI Staff

Moderator:

Julie Burke – RI GM, Chief Financial Officer

Panelists:

Marco Nicosia – International Office Manager EAO

Janka Jakabos- RI Staff Team Lead, Specialist Club and District Support (CDS)

Peter Schnell – Supervisor of Major Gifts, The Rotary Foundation

Carrie Golden – RI Partnerships Manager

Elizabeth Davis, Regional Grant Officer

Sam Kendall, Strategic Relationship Officer  

Coffee Break, Constanta Foyer
The role of ICCs

ICC EC Chairman, PDG Mohamed Ghammam

PRID Gideon Peiper

PDG Ovidiu Cos

Financial Forecast
Panel - Frank Talk

Moderator:

PRIP K.R. Ravi Ravindran

Panelists:

RI President Gordon McInally

RID Patrick Chisanga

PRIVP Nicki Scott

Daily Briefing
Dinner at JW Marriott

Note: Major Donors who registered for the Major Donors Dinner will be transferred by bus according to their schedule.

THE ROTARY INSTITUTE SESSIONS (II)

SAT, 21 OCT 2023
JW Marriot Hotel, Constanta Room, Dress Code: Business Casual
BUILDING ON OUR SUCCESS
Outstanding projects in Zone 21

Moderator:

RRFC, PDG Darko Tipuric

RRFC, PDG Kosmas Choutouriadis  

ARC, PDG Ivan Miskulin

Rtn. Marianna Pénzes, Hungary

Uniting for Peace: Rotary's response to Ukraine's Humanitarian Crisis

RPIC, PDG Mykola Stebljanko

ARRFC, PDG Serhiy Zavadsky

Hope Rising: Rotary's Response to the natural disasters in Turkey, Syria, Morocco

PRID Safak Alpay

ARRFC, PDG Emre Ozturk

DG Saadia Aglif (video)

Panel – Vocational Service in Action

Moderator:

PRIVP Johrita Solari

Panelists:

ARC, PDG Nikola Bozic

PDG George J. Podzimek

ARC Ahmad Husseini

Coffee Break, Constanta Foyer
Successful Stories and the Public Image of Rotary

RPIC, PDG Mykola Stebljanko

RPIC, PDG Altan Arslan

Navigating the Future: The need of Strategic Planning

PRID Corneliu Dinca

The New MENA Peace Center

PRID Safak Alpay

Asking our leaders.

Moderator:

PRVP Yinka Babalola

All Senior Leaders present.

Promotion of the 2024 Zone 21 Rotary Institute

RC, PDG Branislav Randjelovic

ARC, PDG Nikola Bozic

DG Aleksandar Radojicic

DGE Vladan Mijailovic

Promotion of the 2024 Rotary Convention

PDG Yesim Yoney

Acknowledgements
Lunch

THE ROTARY INSTITUTE CLOSING SESSION

SAT, 21 OCT 2023
Romanian Athenaeum, Dress Code: Business Elegant
Session Host and MoC: PDG Christina Covotsou-Patroclou Co-Session Host: PP Cătălina Bălăceanu
Conveners Closing Remarks

Convener RID Patrick D. Chisanga

Convener PRID Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou

Host District Governor Closing Remarks

DG Ovidiu Bunget

The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Representative Address

TRF Trustee Aziz Memon, Representing TRF Chair

Past RI Vice Presidents Addresses

PRIVP Yinka Babalola

PRIVP Johrita Solari

PRIVP Nicki Scott

RI President Nominee Address

RIPN Mário César Martins de Camargo

Past RI President Address

PRIP K.R. Ravi Ravindran

RI General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Address

RI GS and CEO John Hewko

RI President Address

RI President Gordon McInally

Musical Performance

Paul Constantinescu Ploiesti Philharmonic Orchestra

Thank you moment

Institute Chair RIDE Daniel Tanase

Dinner at Atheneum

Dress Code: Business Elegant

Sharing heartfelt embraces as Rotarians, we bid each other farewell!