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The annual SANANIM fundraising gala evening was once a gain a great success. Great company, great food and great entertainment made a perfect evening for over 100 guests. The evening was dedicated to fundraising for SANANIM, a charity,  which  provides services in the area of prevention, treatment and re-socialization of non-alcoholic drug addictions. SANANIM has a number of different programmes including an Outreach Program where the primary goal is to find the risk users of injected non-alcoholic drugs directly in the streets, to protect them (and, at the same time, the healthy population that is in everyday contact with them) from infectious diseases, to motivate them keep them in the best social and medical state possible before they decide for abstinence.
The 26th Anniversary Gala was supported by many companies and individuals who gave donations and their time to make this event such a success. "This event is a superb example of the generosity of individuals, companies and clubs." said Naomi Sullivan-Callender who coordinated the event. "Everyone came together to increased the awareness of SANANIM and their work as well as raising a substantial sum for the organisation".
The final amount raised by the Gala event will be revealed in a ceremony where a cheque will be presented to Sananim.
See the pictures in the RCPI ALBUM
The 25th Anniversary Gala was supported by many companies and
individuals who gave donations and their time to make this event such a success. "This event would not have been possible without the support of so many individuals and organisations" said Naomi Sullivan who coordinated the event. "We have not only increased the awareness of SANANIM and their work but have also have raised a substantial sum for the organisation".
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Our recent club meeting was dedicated to the appreciation wine and , of course, having fun together with doing good. Martin Filipec, the founder of "The Wine Society" and head sommelier Regina Chlumska guided us through a selection of red and white wines from Italy, Austria, France and Spain. Starting with a fresh and slightly acidic Gruener Veltliner  and finishing with the full bodied Puteus Salice from Puglia. The journey was one of attention to detail, explanations, however ultimately a very personal experience since no wine tastes quite the same to two indioviduals. We also learnt about leaf days, fruit days and the bio calender of days when some consider wine to be at its best or worst. A most enjoyable evening which fused great wine with great friendship in the most delightful surroundings of The Wine Society Cellar.
The Wine Society is an exclusive club whose members enjoy an exclusive wine lounge, diverse tastings and a wide selection of wines selected to be consumed for pleasure.
"2016 will be a record year" said Jiří Kraus, referring to the number of passengers passing through Prague Airport, when he presented at a recent RCPI Club Meeting. Jiri has a long association with the airport having started as a technician working on the runway systems and is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vaclav Havel Airport.
Jiri explained how the airport has expanded from a single terminal back in 1937 and is now the second busiest airport in Central and Eastern Europe.
Running an airport is a complex business. More than 14,000 people work at the site of the airport and at peak times the airport can handle more than one aircraft per minute. This requires planning, coordination and a cool head. "We have to continue to update and evolve", said Jiri, commenting on the recent refurbishment of the Terminal 1 arrivals area to make it more visitor friendly as well as the installation of the new air bridges to handle the Airbus A380 which flies regularly between Prague and Dubai.
Sanan, President of RCPI, thanked Jiri for a fascinating and insightful presentation and a behind the scenes look at a facility which most of us have used at one time or another.
A welcome from RCPI President Sanan Phutrakul
Dear Members, Friends and prospective Members,,
I would like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Prague International (RCPI), based in one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe. Founded in 1998, RCPI is the largest and only English-speaking Rotary club in District 2240, with a professionally and culturally diverse membership. Our club prides itself on the service projects we carry out year-to-year, as well as a breadth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm our club members bring with them.
This year’s theme is “Rotary Serving Humanity”, and as you can see on the following pages, that is exactly what our club does… serve people who are in need. Whether it is supporting local charities like Modrý Klíč or supplying clean water to communities in India, RCPI members are committed to service above self through a robust and entertaining schedule of activities and events that we schedule throughout the year.
My goals for the year are focused on New Generations Service with an emphasis on Rotaract and Interact club support; supporting our growing membership in both acquisition and retention; support for the Rotary Foundation centennial anniversary; and strengthening community outreach with local businesses and organizations through various activities planned throughout the year.
I am proud and honoured to represent the Rotary Club of Prague International and I wish a very warm welcome to you all.
RC Prague International

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