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Tuesday, 30. June 2020 - 14:00
Joanna Chrzanowska
We are proud to receive a Medal of Honour from the City Council of Marbella, for our support of social projects in Marbella.  Far right: President Mark Shurey receives the award on behalf of the Club. RC Marbella and RC San Pedro also received awards.
Tuesday, 9. June 2020 - 12:30
Joanna Chrzanowska
Rotary District Assembly 2203, 5th and 6th June 2020     by Mark Shurey This year the Rotary District Assembly was held online for the first time due to the Covid-19 crisis.Around 240 Presidents and delegates from all clubs in the district attended via Zoom conference to the assembly in the city of Murcia. The... more
Monday, 11. November 2019 - 11:45
Joanna Chrzanowska
8 November 2019 Malaga.On a windy morning in the Port of Malaga thirty or so Rotarian land lubbers embarked the Azamara Pursuit at the invitation of Captain Antonio Toledo.   President Mark was initially in deep water, having arrived at the wrong terminal and unable to fathom out what had gone wrong. Luckily, he was... more
Wednesday, 2. October 2019 - 12:30
Joanna Chrzanowska
The mysterious morning mist at the start of the car run was very appropriate, since at that time only Hans-Jüergen Hartmann and Ralph Brenk knew what was to come. They had responded to a request for a ‘car run with a difference’ by creating the RCMG (Rotary Charity Motor Game) – which involved a road book, a quiz,... more
Friday, 13. September 2019 - 16:15
Joanna Chrzanowska
District Governor Arturo Alagón Valderas visited our Club on September 12th 2019 (with ever-helpful ADG Alain Pierard) and brought us up to date on recent initiatives in District.With Martina Spann's help in translating, he presented the 'toolbox'  - quick access to key personnel - and in English if required.  ... more
Tuesday, 10. September 2019 - 12:45
Joanna Chrzanowska
Should we find a new Club ‘Sede’ or base?The year began with a review of alternative options for the Club’s premises. A list of criteria was drawn up and several hotels and restaurants visited by a task force of members. None of the options fully met all the criteria, although the closest was an upstairs room at Los... more
Tuesday, 12. February 2019 - 16:45
Ian James
New member Robert Cazan has massively reduced the average age of the Club. Welcome Robert, we know you will be an active member, as you have been so keen already. Below: Past President Tony Gedge gave Robert his membership pin at the social meeting on 1st February. And Robert with his mentor Martina Spann, who heads... more
Wednesday, 19. December 2018 - 17:00
Ian James
Hogar Betania (https://www.hogarbetania.es/) is in one of the poorest and most crime ridden areas of Spain. Their mission is to help anyone who is in a situation of social exclusion (homeless, inmates and ex-inmates, immigrants, women victims of trafficking, families, immigrants ...).   Much more than a hostel,... more
Saturday, 17. November 2018 - 17:30
Ian James
How are we going to fill this with people? The small team of members from RC Marbella-Guadalmina were awed by the first sight of the hall they had to fill. Aircraft hangar might be a more appropriate description. Generously donated free of charge by Marbella Town Hall, who are very supportive of the expatriate... more
Sunday, 2. September 2018 - 12:15
Joanna Chrzanowska
The last day of August saw a Club Social meeting, in the first floor meeting room of Los Naranjos. 40 or so members, visitors, friends and guests sampled the 25 € meal. And the wine!  RC Marbella brought a number of guests, and  Saeko presided over the raffle. Prizes were generously donated by Ralph, who had co-... more