Lunch, Fellowship Meeting

Fri 7th September 2018 at 12.55 - 14.00

Visitor's Host Frank Kelly

Rotary Club of Koropi, Athens
President Sandy Farquharson welcomed two visitors from Greece, Rotarian Dimitra Soukara and her son Nicholas.

Sandy gave early notice of a one day District conference to be held in Dundee on 28th October 2018.

We had the pleasure of hearing from both our visitors, firstly Rotarian Dimitra Soukara from the Rotary club of Koropi, Athens, Southern Greece district 24. Rotary clubs follow different patterns and unusually Koropi meet twice a month in one of it's members homes each paying 15 Euros which goes to charity, at present to to help locals who have lost their homes in the recent major fire. The alternate meetings are usually in a hotel, although this is not fixed.  The club is also unusual in that it meets from 9 until 11 pm after the working day, and has an average age of 26 with 50% women members. Dimitra is well acquainted with Scotland as she has marketed Scotch in Greece for the past 20 Years, clearly with success as Scotch is the largest selling imported spirit. With this long association with Scotland it is hardly surprising that her son Nicholas chose Stirling university for his studies, having just finished a masters degree in management, before going down to London for the next phase of his education. Both have found Scotland very welcoming, and we look forward to seeing them again.

Next week 14th September Speakers host Jan Anderson, Visitor's host Jim Kerr.