School Debates Draw

The draw for the school debates took place on 28-09-2020 at Hotel Bendinat. Under the supervision of Rotary members John, Kate Mentink, Vivienne Lorentzon and Harry de Lange, the results will be announced soon.

Meeting at Bendinat Hotel

Rotary meeting at Bendinat Hotel on Monday, September 21st. All members present following the local rules. ( see pictures) Present: Gerdi, Vivienne, Nicola, Frank, Kate, Kathy, Felicitas. Monday, September 21st

Mamma Mia!

On Saturday the 12th September, members of the RCCI attended the musical performance of ‘Mama Mia’ produced by ASDICA at the CASAL in Peguera. The performance was an absolute delight, the stage sets were excellent as was the choreography. The sheer joy of the...

ROTARACT CLUB MALLORCA

At the meetiing of RCCI in the Bendinat hotel on the 14/09/2020 our club was delighted to welcome the President, Africa Lamas and the Secretary, Barbara Tortella of Rotaract, who both gave informative talks on their many exciting projects, all of which they approach...

Rotary News September

Queridos amigos: Hemos llegado a Septiembre y, sin duda, hemos consumido una buena parte de nuestro año Rotario. El tiempo pasa tan rápido que nos parece imposible que hayan pasado dos meses de esta andadura. No dudo que en vuestro ADN Rotario hay una sensación de...

Other Meeting

Wonderful meeting with Michael Weihermüller, Rotary Club Bayreuth in Bavaria

RCCI Food Vouchers

At 13.00h on the 27/7/2020  Gerdi and Kate met in front of Cidon for a photoshoot by Harry to show the 20€ vouchers from District. Cidon has given a further 50€ towards the food vouchers themselves, and Werner and Ron each gave a further 100€ Kate gave thanks for...

At the studio of Hugo Soto

On Friday 24th July 2020 RCCI met at the studio of Hugo Soto to view his prolific exhibition. His work was admired by all and he gave a short, but interesting, talk on his collection of Semi-precious stones. This was followed by a dinner at Birdie’s restaurant in...

Film Handover

film Rotary handover 2020

A smooth transition – another Handover

On Monday 29 June, at the Hotel Bendinat, President Ralf Jansen handed over to In-coming President, Gerdi Edstadtler -Pietsch, as President of the Club. As well as the wonderful view from the terrace we had the weather to match. A number of VIP’s – including HRH...

The Furure´s Bright

The Future’s Bright At the meeting of Rotary Club Calvia International on 15 June 2020, our outgoing Sargeant at Arms, spoke about the task he had accepted from the District Governor, two years ago of organising and setting up a new Club on the ‘other side of the...

Meetings in person – that’s a novelty!

Having got used to the Zoom meetings organised by Frank Garrelts, which were very effective, we have now got back to meeting in person. Lots of social distancing – as you can see, our President, Ralf Jansen, presenting name badges to Karl Poetzsch, Ingvar Bedrot and Nicola Ihden.

First in -person meeting since lockdown

Well, on 18 May, the Club met in person at Hotel Bendinat for a lunch-time meeting, the first since lock-down began. It was good to see fellow Rotarians 'in the flesh'. Zoom is great for keeping in touch, but the real thing is much better.  Of course we had to be...

Good News – back to meeting in person.

This is a note which has gone from our S @ A, Geoff Moore, to all our members: The State of Alert is gradually being relaxed in Spain, region by region in a phased way. Phase One in Mallorca begins on Monday 11th May. Phase One allows restaurants and hotels to open...

Rotary Club Calvia International is like the Windmill Theatre

What, you may ask, has this Rotary Club got to do with the Windmill Theatre in London. Well, it was said, no matter what, that Theatre was always open. And in the middle of this Coronavirus crisis, the same is true of Rotary Calvia. We are meeting each week, via Zoom,...

Geoff’s 1-day Wonder

Hello, so we do have another 3 weeks of lock-down, not unexpected, but still a very sobering prospect. But, first of all, on a lighter note, here is a picture of a Cactus in Geoff Moore’s garden which flowered on Friday last. Stunning, but by the time you read this...

Rotary Club Mallorca North East International

The Rotary Club Calvía International is the Sponsor Club for the new Rotary Club Mallorca North East International, (Note the new name). This club is enjoying a very long gestation, for several reasons, but I believe that in the end, the new club will be stronger for...

Jazz Night – proceeds to RANA

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...

Incoming President’s objectives for Rotary Club Calvia International 2020/21 -Gerdi Edtstadtler-Pietsch

  OBJECTIVES FOR MY PRESIDENTIAL YEAR 2020/2021 Until very recently, I had a clear idea about my presidential year, but the development of the actual corona virus crisis is exerting a tremendous influence on all of us and therefore also on the next Presidential Year...

President’s Reflections

    Being President of Rotary Club Calvia International in this current year 2019/2020, has been a challenging experience personally. And the Corona Virus crisis in the last few weeks and the coming weeks will make it even more memorable. Not least because I...

Join the RC Calvía International Zoom Online

Though all Members and Associate Members have received a blog each day, some might have missed the news that Rotary Club Calvia International will be holding a ‘virtual’ meeting, organised by President Ralf and Frank Garrelts, next Monday 3oth at 2.30 pm, Mallorca...

Things Could Be Worse!

By Geoff Moore In the catchment area of the new Rotary Club currently being formed, and sponsored by the Rotary Club Calvía International.In Son Servera, at the end of January 2020, the fiestas for Sant Ignasi commemorated the 200th anniversary of the plague that...

Meetings Cancelled

Due to the current situation with the corona virus... All meeting are cancelled until further notice. Following a directive from the Government of the Baleares, the aim of which is to restrict and contain the spread of the Corona Virus within the Islands, the Board of...

RC Calvía International Christmas Lunch

Present: Felicitas Ronning, Geoff Frosell, Geoff Moore, Harry de Lange, Gerdi Edstadler – Pietsch, Ingvar Bedrot, Jan Siegl, Karl Potzsch, Kate Mentink, Kathy Simmonds, Mike Knight, Nidya Melone, Peter de Pradines, Ralf Jansen, Ulla Jansen, Saskia Porta, Sue...

Half way through

Dear Member and Friends I want to take the opportunity of this end of year Newsletter to wish everyone a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and to say something about what we have done in the first 6 months of my Presidency. We have had a mix of events and activities, not...

New Members of RC Calvía International

It is said that in London, you wait for hours for a bus and then two or three come along together! In the case of our Club, we have waited some months for a new member and last week (11 December) 5 came along together to be inducted (4 full members and one associate)....

Palma City Christmas lights – Fun Walk

Following on from the recent article on “What do Rotarians do when they’re not Ratarying?”, where the answer was to eat and drink, I can now tell you that they also walk, eat and drink! On 9 December, President Ralf and 20 Members, partners and friends met up at the...

What do Rotarians do when they are not Rotarian-ing?

In Majorca, the answer seems to be “more of the same”. At least as far as some members of Rotary Club Calvia International is concerned. Here are some members of the Club at an impromptu Birthday Lunch for Rotarian Jan Siegl in Portals. Our President Ralf Jansen,...

A South American Adventure

Some weeks ago, intrepid traveller Kathy Simmonds, set off on a holiday in South America. First of all in Chile and then an Arctic cruise to South Georgia in the Falklands, flying to and from Santiago in Chile. First of all, on arrival, due to civil unrest and riots...

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