Just before the Corona Virus started to dictate life and the lock-down came along, the Club organised a Jazz Night at Hotel Saratoga in Palma. A number of the Board were involved, in particular Gerdi Edstadtler Pietsch, the in-coming President, Jan Siegl and Peter de Pradines.  However, the founder of the event some years ago, Geoff Frosell, the trombonist, played a big part. As usual the Hotel provided a very tempting buffet and lots of wine. So, what with the music, the food, wine and the company, everyone had a terrific evening. There was also a raffle and there were some great prizes which Rotarian  and restaunaeur Saloua Sfar had secured from her contacts. The whole event raised a total of 3450€ which ws donated to RANA. This is a local charity which helps abused children and youngsters as well as seeking to educate all children that abuse is not normal and that they can say No or Stop. It was good to get the following “thank you” from Rana’s President.  We were glad to hear from RANA too that they were managing to do a lot of work helping and educating youngsters on line

 

‘Dear Ralf and Club Members,
 
WOW!!!  I felt from the pictures that the Jazz Evening at the Saratoga had been a great event. I’m so pleased to see that the fund raising aspect of the evening was also a delightful success! We thank you desde nuestras corazones and the Rotary Club Calvia International Members and Associate Members for this generous donation of €3.450. These funds are coming at a time of great need for the Foundation and we are proud of our long-standing relationship with your Club.  In moments such as these, it is heart warming to see individuals and organisations coming forth to support our important efforts.  As I mentioned in an earlier letter to Ralf, the staff at RANA are working full time with Zoom and other forms of virtual meetings, we’ve conducted at least one online training and our psychologists are conducting their therapy sessions on line as well!
 
Once again, thank you in the name of Fundación RANA.
 
Elizabeth Homberg
Founder, Fundación RANA’