2020 Reunion in Karlshamn, Sweden

Highspot of the Rotary Year, the annual twinning visit to one of our linked clubs in Mainland Europe is delayed but international web meetings planned.

Some of Those Taking part

Good Times ... But Not Yet

Double Triangular Web Meeting

A Highspot of the Rotary Year is the annual twinning visit to one of our linked clubs in Mainland Europe, for fellowship fun and joint projects.

Members have been keen to go on this year’s Rotary Fellowship twinning visit to the Rotary Club of Karlshamn, scheduled for September 2020, but Covid19 has happened!  On Monday, April 20 over 20 participants from all six Rotary Clubs involved in the double triangular reunion took part in a “GoToMeeting” video-conference. 

Billericay was represented by Malcolm, President Ben, Les, Patrick, and Peter Greene.  Each Club had emailed in a brief presentation on what they have been doing while “Suffering the Lockdown” and these were shared at the meeting, and clubs praised for their ongoing "Good Deeds".  Members of all Clubs believed that it was unclear whether travel restrictions and social group limits would be lifted in time to support this plan, but more importantly, many believed they would be heavily involved in helping their communities recover from the Covid19 lockdowns and unavailable for the visit. 

International co-operation

It was decided that the best solution was a clean decision to delay the visit to Karlshamn in 2020  by a year, i.e. postponed by one year to September 2021.  Rotary Club of Karlshamn will send out invitations in due course.

Gualberto Ranieri of RC Ovada del Centario proposed a regular web meeting be organized amongst the “Twinned” Clubs to maintain contact.

External speakers would be invited to talk to us, an International audience, perhaps   enabling us to attract a higher quality of speaker.  RC Karlshamn (Lars) undertook to manage the invitations and initiate this first regular international web meeting.

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