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NEWS LETTER II 2011/12

DISTRICT RID 2483 SERBIA & MONTENEGRO

NEWSLETTER II Dear Rotaracts,

Content RAC Subotica RAC Zrenjanin RAC Novi Sad RAC Beograd-Dedinje RAC Beograd -Cukarica RAC Beograd-Metropolitan RAC Nis RAC Nis– Naissus

Something that all Rotaract club members have in common: we should take action. As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbors in need. We build, support, and organize. We save lives. We work locally and globally. We share our time and experience with young people in our community and all over the world. By arranging impressions and the results what were achieved in last year, it is a great way to plan the ideas and tasks for new year. Setting the ideas is only the ‘planning’ part. Before all, we should ask ourselves, have we achieved our goals that we have set from the past? Have we learned something from our previous endeavors? If we are serious about accomplishing great things in this year, we should be focused and fired up! And we would keep going at full speed through until we can see the expected positive results. Let’s enhance our social skills by developing our respect, interaction and love for the social and natural environment. Frost and cold are rapidly approaching, snow goes and melts... The ideas, like seasons, come and go if we do not use them. The Newsletter II is our our new challenge and effort to arrange all our achievements in one interesting way, to attract your attention. Let’s take our ideas as a new fuel to run the Rotaract “casters” ! Celebrate our member Nikola big success in serial I have a Talent!

Yours in Rotaract

RAC Nis– Constantine the Great RAC Prokuplje

Special points of interest ∗ Editors view ∗ REM 2012 Report ∗ Clubs actions ∗ Reports

Milos Milojevic DRR RID 2483 2011/12 RAC Nis-Constantine the Great

Hristina Kocic District Secretary RID 2483 2011/12 RAC Nis

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GREAT SUCCESS!! OUR WINNERS

From the Editors When the talented young people are members of our clubs it makes us very proud and happy. Among them are Nikola and Bojana Pekovic. Nikola Pekovic is a member of the Rotaract club Nis, and Rotaract club Nis is more than proud of Bojana and Nikola’s success. He helped in organizing the humanitarian concert "Music Break the silence" 15.12.2011. whose income was intended for school children, "14. Oktobar " in Nis.

Nikola and Bojana Pekovic, brother and sister, managed to qualify for the finals, "I have talent," and in an unprecedented way, because Bojana was performed on the fiddle and Nikola on the accordion. This blend of music through that they shown their skills, but also told the story about the love of brother and sister. The audience was delighted, so they were awarded with the highest number of votes in Sunday's show. It gave them a chance to fight for the prize of 100,000 euros. They say that if they are lucky to win the money, they will invest all in education.

Congratulations for all their achievements, originality, charm and virtuosity!

I am the only one who believes in love at first sight, my love for the accordion was born in that way. Our family is rare in Serbia where the saving of tradition and culture gives much importance. I am proud of my sister and myself because we did that, after several years of work and effort we properly represent it - Nikola said

We were surprised and very excited about the passage to the finals. What we felt when we realized that we went through is an incredible feeling that we would never know that we are not participating in this program - Nikola said

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Key message: Innovation processes have the potential to stimulate positive change: successful innovations can capture the humanitarian imagination, and provide new ways of delivering assistance to those who need it most. Instead of asking, ‘what went wrong?’, and aiming for incremental improvements in delivery of aid, innovation demands new ways of thinking and the boldness to answer more searching questions, such as ‘how are things currently done, and is this the best way to do From the Editors When we think of humanitarian activities we should know that the humanitarian activity is a kind of arts and sciences. The humanitarian endeavour should be adapted to the real needs, should be innovative spirit, what we can find out from the book “Innovations in international humanitarian action” written by Ben Ramalingam, Kim Scriven and Conor Foley (3 – ALNAP Review of Humanitarian Action) Existing practices, norms, policies and rationales represent a ‘generative learning’ created and often modulated or even inhibited by a social environment and culture relationships. This book is a study aimed to explore how the members and the wider sector might prioritise humanitarian innovation and risk-taking in policy and practice. The debate about humanitarian innovation is closely linked to the debate about the current weaknesses of humanitarian action. The three dimensions of innovations are focused: Instead of paraphrasing the book, we would like to reflect on some important points and the mayor key messages. 1 ‘what’ – the focus and scope of innovations 2 ‘how’ – the processes involved in innovations, theoretically and in practice 3 ‘context’ – individual and organisational capacities, the relationships within and across organisations, social, economic and political factors that either enable or inhibit innovation processes.

Working definition: Innovations are dynamic processes which focus on the creation and implementation of new or improved products and services, processes, positions and paradigms. Successful innovations are those that result in improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, quality or social outcomes/impacts.

Key message : The process of innovation is neither fixed nor linear, and depends greatly on political and organisational context, as well as chance. However, analysis of the development of innovations across different sectors shows that successful innovation processes are proactive intentional processes, include several common elements, and progress through a number of key developmental stages. There are many examples of innovation and change in the humanitarian sector – beyond the idea of incremental learning from the past, and towards transformational learning for the future. But many organisations still do not have strategies to manage innovation, making it likely that many ideas are not picked up. A realistic understanding of what is possible can be complemented with learning from past innovations to seek new ways to realise improvements. Phases: Where innovations processes are successful it include the following phases. • Recognition of a problem, challenge and related opportunity for targeted innovation at the level of product, process, position, paradigm or some combination thereof. • Invention of a solution or idea which helps to address the problem, overcome the challenge or take advantage of the opportunity. • Development of the innovation through creating practical plans and guidelines for products, services, processes or new organisational models. • Implementation of the innovation to produce real instances of changed practice in operational settings • Diffusion of the innovation to ensure its wider adoption for benefits outside the original setting. This includes the communications channels by which the innovation is shared, the social system within which it is disseminated, and the process through which innovation is continually developed In conclusion, the autors want to point out that we are supposed to create a culture which encourages real and lasting humanitarian innovation. If you would like to read this interesting and important book for our future humanitarian activity, please go to the following link: http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/8rhach3.pdf

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REPORT WINTER REM 2012 TORINO, ITALY

JANUARY 26-29th

Volume 1, Issue 1 Dear Rotaractor, This year’s winter REM started on 26th of January and it lasted until 29th of January. Three day program included: skiing, touristic tour of a city, night life of a city and off course a Gala night at Fiat Industrial Village. There were around 700 people joining this event. We had 13 members representing our country, and they did a great job! As part of promoting Serbia RTC Novi Sad and RTC Dedinje shared a couple of bottles of rakija, talked about the clubs and projects that are coming in the future as well as sharing ideas of joined projects. They all made great connections with other participants. At the Country Representatives meeting that was held on 28th of January Turkey and Romania had their presentations for next winter REM. After the voting and counting the votes Romania won, it is my great pleasure to announce that Timisoara will be the next meeting place in January 2013. We also had a chance of hearing a little bit more about EUCO in Moscow (soon the waiting list will be opened) and REM in Kyiv 2012 (dates and program will be sent soon). At the meeting CR’s presented their projects and I had an opportunity to present Rotary Summer Camp that will be organized on 19th of July. The election of BESP and TCA is opened and the winners will be known at EUCO. So, until 10th of March all clubs can send me the applications for BESP and TCA.

Marina Šećerov E.R.I.C./Country Representative Serbia, D2483

It would be great if more people could join these events and promote our country and clubs. It is a great opportunity for all of us to meet with other people that are sharing the same Rotary ideals. This year’s REM was amazing and the participants from Serbia made me very proud. Well done guys!!!! 1


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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA NOVEMBER

Preparations for Sweet Party (Part 1.) Date: November 24, 2011 Place: Kitchen of a Rotaract member, Subotica Goal: Priparing the catering for the Sweet party – Team building Making catering menu for Sweet party

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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA NOVEMBER

Sweet Party (Part 2.) Date: November 25th 2011 Place: ,,Baš kuća,, Subotica Goal: Collecting sweets for the Christmas-packages This should be an informal getting together at a restaurant for Rotaractors, young Rotarians, our friends and supporters. The entrance-fee is payed in sweets and chocolates. These sweets will be part of the Christmas presents for foster children. That project was finalized later on. During the sweet party, we had a lof of fun, shared our best Rotaractmoments and got to know new people. http://www.facebook.com/media/ set/? set=a.240276922702113.59745. 100001594215320&type=3

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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA DECEMBER

Basket of solidarity Date: December 3rd and 4th 2011. Place: „METRO“ Cash & Carry, Subotica Goal: The goal of this project is to collect essential consumer goods, products for personal hygiene, durable food for households in need, living at the suburban area of Subotica. Description: We organize this in cooperation with a local supermarket and the local Center for Social Work. This project has three parts: Part 1: Collecting the donations Part 2: Reorganizing and packing the goods Part 3: Transporting and giving the goods to the final destinations The first part of the project took place at the local „METRO“ Cash and Carry supermarket and lasted for two days (Saturday and Sunday). Almost all of our members had to be on duty for 4 hours, working in teams of 2-3 at the entrance of the supermarket and on the exit. Each day, 4-6 Rotaractors, in two shifts promoted the humanitarian activity by giving flyers which describe the project and talking to people at the entrance, and on the other hand collecting donations on the exit at a huge „basket of solidarity“. Goal Collecting donations for households in need in a local supermarket Link http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=u9QJGiywPI&list=UUmC6T2nAANucv1UvnqNblWQ&index=261&feature=pl pp_video http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CPRnArckV4c&list=UUmC6T2nAANucv1UvnqNblWQ&index=254&feature= plpp_video http://www.subotica.info/eventview.php?event_id=39483 http://www.subotica.info/eventview.php?event_id=39482 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=dpBWjhPQuo&list=UU2q0sEUVjoe6OhN8iE2Ig5g&index=471&feature=plpp_ video

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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA DECEMBER Goal: Reorganizing and packing the goods Basket of Solidarity Date: December 12th 2011. Place: Kitchen of a Rotaract member, Subotica Description: The second part of the projects needs good coordination and organization skills. All the collected donations were put together at a kitchen of one of our members, couple of us got together and sorted the goods. According to the list of households, what we got from the local Center for Social Work, we made the selection of the goods.Families got a package of 3-6 boxes of different basic goods Link: http://www.facebook.com/ media/set/? set=a.269655733097565.65308.100 001594215320&type=3

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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA DECEMBER

Sweet Party (Part 3) Date: December 15th 2011. Place: Kitchen of a Rotaract member, Subotica Description: In the third part of the ,,Sweet party� project we packed 100 chrismas presents. Link:http://www.facebook.com/media/ set/? set=a.269665689763236.65317.1001594 215320&type=3

Goal: Reorganizing and packing sweets for children

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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA DECEMBER

„For Children’s Happiness“ (Da se deca raduju) – First part Date: December 16th 2011. Place: ,,LURKO HAZ,, HAJDUKOVO Description: Every year Rotaract Club of Subotica gives Christmas presents for foste children in Subotica. This year we prepared 100 packages for children in Lurko Haz. The financial support for this project came from our previous activity during the Harvest Festival in September (face-painting). We bought toys, school accessories, etc. and put them into tha packages together with the sweets and chocolate collected at the “Sweet Party”.

Goal: Giving Christmas presents for memebers of Lurko Haz

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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA DECEMBER

Basket of Solidarity (Part 3.) Date: December 17th 2011. Place: Suburban area of Subotica Description:The final part is the most touching and memorable part of the project of „Basket of Solidarity“. According to the list of householdes we were given by the local Center of Social Work, we search for the addresses, find the families in need and give them these donations by wishing them Merry Christmas. There people don’t know about our project, they don’t expect us, and they usually they are very surprised and thankfull.

Goal: Delivering the donations to the final destinations

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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA DECEMBER

„For Children’s happiness Da se deca raduju – Second part Date: December 21th 2011. Place: „Žarko Zrenjanin,, day care Description:From the 100 packages, 40packages were prepared for mentally disabled adults at day care of „Žarko Zrenjanin“school.

Goal: Giving Christmas presents for day care members in Žarko Zrenjanin

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ROTARACT CLUB SUBOTICA FEBRUARY

Managing Our Emotions Date: February 10th, 2012 Place: Hotel Glorija, Subotica Description:A workshop on Managing Our Emotions was held instead of our weekly meeting. The goal of the workshop was to get familiar with basic psychological techniques for managing our emotions and to get to know each other better and develop group cohesion, necessary for achieving goals and doing successful work. It was a great experience and we were very happy to be working with TIM Center – center for education and research. We learned a lot and we will definitely be doing another workshops soon! Link: http://www.timcentar.rs/ index.php?lang=sr&page=9novosti&more=11vesti&txt=204#.Tzl5PU3PN4.facebook http://www.facebook.com/ media/set/? set=a.10150654943680865.4 35676.500395864&type=3

Goal: Team building

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ROTARACT CLUB ZRENJANIN DECEMBER

"Basket of solidarity" Place Zrenjanin

Date 24.12.2012 The second consecutive winter humanitarian action of our club was carried out in the supermarket "Total Gomex" from 9 am to 3 pm. The total value of goods collected, according to our rough estimate was around 45 000.00 RSD. Contributors to this action were Gomex and Center for Social Work Zrenjanin. All the local media reported about the event. Links http:/ktvtelevizija.com/ najinteresantnjie-vesti121.html http://www.facebook.com/ Rotaract.Zrenjanin

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ROTARACT CLUB ZRENJANIN DECEMBER

Place Zrenjanin Date 16.12.2011. " Sweet party ". The first winter humanitarian action was carried out in the club Mistique, which was one of the associates in organizing this event. Entrance to the party was a candy or 50.00 RSD. 5 kg of sweets were collected as well as 7200.00 RSD, and it was estimated that the party was visited by about 250 people. Money raised was used to buy more sweets, and the presents were given to the children on the 31st of December. The event was followed by the local media. Party was visited by the members of Rotaract clubs of Belgrade Center and Novi Sad. Links http://ktvtelevizija.com/ najinteresantnjie-vesti116.html http://www.facebook.com/ Rotaract.Zrenjanin

GOAL: COLLECTING CANDY FOR NEW YEAR GIFTS TO CHILDREN WHO ARE BEING TREATED AT THE CHILDREN'S UNIT OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL 1


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ROTARACT CLUB ZRENJANIN DECEMBER

Place Zrenjanin Date 28,29,30,31.12.2011, 05.01, 06.01.2012. „Christmas stand “ The activity was carried out on the city's main street and it was the third winter activity of the Rotaract Club of Zrenjanin. During this time Club members were selling mulled wine, tea and hot chocolate. This event was supported by City of Zrenjanin, Gomex supermarket, Melkoprodukt milk factory, Wine club of Zrenjanin, Dr. Oetker, Rotary Club of Zrenjanin, Inner Wheel, as well as Rotary Club of Arosa, Switzerland. Our stand was visited by the mayor of Zrenjanin dr Mileta Mihajlov. We managed to collect 38000.00 RSD. All the local media reported about the event.

Links http://www.ktvtelevizija.com/ najinteresantnjie-vesti124.html http://www.facebook.com/ Rotaract.Zrenjanin

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ROTARACT CLUB NOVI SAD DECEMBER

Place School for children with disabilities in Veternik. Date 28.12. 2011 “ Robin Hood and The Wicked Witch Goal: Bring joy, happiness and laughter to children during the winter holidays

We hope to do this again in the future, for it was truly a blessing helping those in need.

“After Rotaract’s very successful humanitarian party during which candy was collected for children with disabilities, and children in need of such simple goods, the members of Rotaract Novi Sad decided to write, direct and star in a play designed for all those in need of a little love and hope. The story featured Robin Hood and his best friend, Little John, trying to save a princess who was kidnapped by The Evil Wicked Witch. The Witch tried to sabotage Santa Claus and take away all the presents intended for kids all around the world. This time she tried to lure Robin Hood by kidnapping the princess and locking them all up so they couldn’t help Santa deliver all the presents. As always, good triumphs over evil, and Robin Hood, with the help of his friends, saves the day by driving away The Wicked Witch. The play was a success, where not only did the kids, but everyone that was involved in the play, enjoyed these festive moments. It was a very successful and rewarding action in which we all learned something and had a very pleasant time. 1


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ROTARACT CLUB NOVI SAD DECEMBER

Place Novi Sad Date 1. 12. 2011

Place Club Giardino in Novi Sad Time 9.12.2011Sweet

Party “

GOAL: HELPING PEOPLE

GOAL: COLLECTING SWEETS FOR MAKING NEW YEAR’S PRESENTS FOR CHILDREN THAT ATTEND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ’’BRATSTVO’’ IN BECEJ

1st December Traditional shares 1st December this year was conducted by t he Rot ar ac t Club Novi Sad . I n t e r n a t i o n a l A I D S Day 1st December indicates how dangerous this disease is and how to fight it in our society. Rotaract Club has once again taken part in this international event, and conducted his campaign in Novi Sad by the condoms distributed in the cafes, in order to become aware and closer to young people how important the protection and caution. The action was very successfully carried out, participated in the action café Orpheus, café Henmingvej, café Vrt and club Museum. Also, condoms are distributed at the MedicalFaculty in Novi Sad

One of the permanent activities of Rotaract Novi Sad is helping children with social problems or without parents by supporting them with New Year’s presents. Sweet party, organized every year, is where we invite our friends, including other rotaractors, and collect all kinds of sweets, which are then used for making New Year’s packages. This year we have managed to make 160 of it and put a smile on every child in elementary school “Bratstvo” in Becej. In addition, we performed performed a small show for them that were followed by theirs recitals and we all had a great time together.

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ROTARACT CLUB NOVI SAD DECEMBER

Place Detelinarska Pijaca in Novi Sad Time 17.12.20121 "Cold day at the Marketplace " GOAL: HELPING PEOPLE

Place Novi Sad

On December 17th, at the markets “Detelinarska Pijaca” in Novi Sad, Rotaract Club Novi Sad organized more than successful project called “Cold day at the Marketplace”.The project consisted of donating a hot tee to the people who work at the marketplace.This project was our way to show that we know how to help our community even with a small thing like this.

“ Rotaract New Year’s Eve Party“ GOAL: GATHERING AND GIFT PACKING

Time 23.12.2011

Every year, our Club organizes Rotaract New Year’s Eve Party, where all our Club member gather and exchange presents. Besides friendship, we always do something useful for

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ROTARACT CLUB NOVI SAD DECEMBER

Place Novi Sad Time 27.12.2011 Christmas tree” On 27.12.2011. in cooperation with the City greenery, the Rotaract Club Novi Sad, donated Christmas trees to "Safe Children's Home" and "Children with special needs in Veternik" Club members, together with the children spent beautiful moments during the decorating Christmas tree.

Goal: Help children’s institutions in order to better celebrate the New Year holidays

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ROTARACT CLUB NOVI SAD DECEMBER

Place Novi Sad Time 29.12.2011 “ CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER “ Rotaractors from our Club paid a visit to hospital for sick children in Novi Sad to give Christmas presents, donated by RTC Novi Sad, to kids sick with cancer. Together with former staff member of hospital’s hematology department we surprised the kids with the presents. All of the kids that were there at the moment received the presents with a smile on their faces. We are proud we made them happy for at least a one day.

GOAL: MAKE CANCER SICK CHILDREN SMILE FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY IN A YEAR

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Please read this interesting experiment bellowsent by Nicole Pattje on Sunday, 19 February 2012. (http://1batxeng.blogspot.com/2012/02/do-wereally-appreciate-talent.html)

Do we really appreciate talent?

From the Editors

How to recognize talents According to the Rotary International information, there are more than 34,000 clubs worldwide. You can find the members volunteering in communities to support education, job training, to improve health, to improve life and social environment. We are also together to recognize, to appreciate and to hold up the talents. How to recognize talents? At first, let’s try to change our interests and hobbies, let’s release yourself from clamps, try to do new things, to explore new work. As some people used to say, talent was very often masked by the mundane or repetitive tasks. You can easily be surprised at who or how real talent might be hiding right under your nose!

“Jobs with strict responsibilities and descriptions are often limiting, rules and guidelines in school, tight regulations or policies and even family boundaries about who does what and how you should behave can be incredibly limiting instead of exposing talent”.

In 2007 a well-known musician wanted to organize a social experiment in order to find out about human perception, likes and priorities. Joshua Bell went to a metro station in Washington DC and started playing the violin in the early rush hour of 8 o’clock a.m. The violinist performed six classical Bach pieces for 45 minutes and almost 1,100 people passed by, but just a few of them stopped for a couple of seconds. This small percentage was thanks to several kids who really appreciated the melody although they were interrupted by their parents. Moreover, after the experiment, he just collected s34 dollars. This number becomes much more surprising when you know that the violin he was using costs 3,5 million dollars and that two days before he did his performance in the metro, Joshua Bell had sold out in a theatre in Boston were each seat cost an average of 100$. After this test would you say human beings perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context or is it that we just like something due to social pressure? “.Talent being exposed and recognized is typically not the normal behaviors of people and so there are almost always things that get in the way. We must break through these barriers to bring out the talent, happiness, and success for as many people as possible“...It seems easy to be said. Is it easy to be done? To impose your talent is harder than to impose your oppinion, since the proof of talent requires a different and specific mode of action.

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ROTARACT CLUB NOVI SAD FEBRUARY

“Collecting clothes“ Date: Febrary, 2012. Place: Novi Sad Goal: Collecting warm clothing for the homeless As the year came the sudden cold weather, the Rotaract club Novi Sad came up with the idea to conduct a campaign of collecting warm clothing for the homeless. Each team member has contributed in order to collect as much of the amount of clothing. It is because of emergency situation action is implemented in the short term and clothing was taken away in a shelter in Novi Sad and thus successfully implemented.

“ Laser tag “ Date: February, 2012. Place: Novi Sad Goal: Team building Our club had a little team building activity on Saturday in form of very exciting game, Laser Tag. We were split into 3 teams, and played this nonviolent stimulation of video game such as Counter Strike. The game was really fun, and beside a wonderful opportunity to further strengthen our bond as a club, it was also a great work out. We highly recommend Laser Tag to everyone who wants to have a genuine good time.

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ROTARACT CLUB BEOGRAD DEDINJE

FEBRUARY

Volume 1, Issue 1

Creative afternoon Place Vocational school "Petar Lekovic", Belgrade Date 23.12.2011 On 23 December 2011, RTC Dedinje together with the school “Petar Lekovic”, organized a creative afternoon for children with learning disabilities, in their school’s workshop in Belgrade.

GOAL: ORGANIZE A FUN AFTERNOON FOR THE KIDS

Activity plan was as follow: - Supply of material needed to carry out activity: supplies for art, clay, wooden knives, bowls, etc.. - Carry out the activity with the help of artist and professor Zlatko Davidovic. Ten members of our club and more than twenty kids from the school had a very fun and instructive afternoon. With the help of artists from both in and out of the club, we have provided the children creative pedagogical support and help in their artistic expression. Activity leader: Drago Jelovac

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ROTARACT CLUB BEOGRAD DEDINJE

DECEMBER

Volume 1, Issue 1 Celebrating New Year GOAL SPREADING Place Detelinarska Pijaca in Novi Sad Time 24.12.20121

GOOD FAITH IN ROTARY AND MEETING NEW

In December 2011. RTC Club Belgrade Dedinje has carried a New Year celebration within Club members and regular Dedinje’s guests from RC Dedinje, RAC Metropoltan Beograd, RAC Beograd Center and RAC Pancevo. We enjoyed in good national food and red vines, we are singing songs with pleasant music band. Several hours latter some fellows take a karaoke tournament. Activity plan was as follow: - to identify club members who are willing to participate in New Year celebration, - to gather guests from other clubs from Belgrade area and meet some new guests - spent some good time surrounded with good guys and celebrate New Year in our manner The major activity coordinators were club Managing boards members.

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ROTARACT CLUB BEOGRAD DEDINJE

DECEMBER

Volume 1, Issue 1 “ Rotaract New Year’s Eve Party“ Place Belgrade, str. Bulevar Zorana Đinđića, num.152a

GOAL: PROMOTION THE INCLUSION

Time 23.12.2011 On Saturday, 24.12.2011,more than 10 of our members RTC Belgrade-Dedinje, have danced together with people with mental disabilities from the Association “Panda”. In not competition part of the state championship in dance, held in Novi Beograd SKC, str. Bulevar Zorana Đinđića num.152a. With the idea of promotion the inclusion and achieving new friendships, we managed to entice smile on their face, good humor and an unforgettable afternoon. All participants received medals as a reward and the memory of this beautiful event. The major activity coordinator was club guest Sanja Abu Omar

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ROTARACT CLUB BEOGRAD DEDINJE

DECEMBER

Volume 1, Issue 1 New Year's magic in the Belgrade-Arena Place Belgrade Novi Beograd Time 25.12.20121 Members of Rotaract Club Dedinje Beograd, Belgrade and Beograd Centre organized the action "New Year's Magic" on Saturday, 25.12.2011. We have secured 40 tickets for children's choir concert "Magic" at the Belgrade Arena. At the concert we had children from the house for abandoned children "Drinka Pavlovic" and children suffering from malignant disease during treatment were placed in his parents' home. Children's joy on their faces once again proved that such actions make sense, and we will try to entice a child in the future smiles. Main activity coordinators were: Kuzmanovic Marta and Cujic Milena.

GOAL: : BRINGS MAGICAL MOMENT TO ALL.

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Volume 1, Issue 1 Gift giving for children Place Belgrade, Novi Beograd Time 28.12.2011 On Wednesday, 28.12.2011. year, we, RAC Beograd Dedinje organized in cooperation with the RTC and RC Beograd Metropolitan activity in which we divided the New Year gifts to children with different sorts of disabilities. Collected packets are sent to a Center for housing and Daycare for children and youth with disabilities at Svetozar Markovic str.85a. Children's smiles are meant more to us than any words. This activity will be repeted in 12 months, as we all agreed about. Activity coordinator from RAC Beograd Dedinje was Kuzmanovic Marta.

GOAL: COLLECT GIFTS, SPENT TIME WITH CHILDREN AND HAVE FUN WITH THEM

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REM – Rotaract European Meeting

JANUARY Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1

Our club participated at REM (Rotaract European Meeting) held in Turin from 26 to 29 January 2012. Four of our members (Igor Mijatovic, Nikola Stojadinovic, Nikola Stojanovic, Milos Dosen) were part of a large Rotaract family which numbered over 700 participants. We participated in all the activities that were organized, socialized with Rotaractors from other countries and try to represent our club and our country at the best way. During the gala dinner, we opened three bottles of rakia (plum brandy) and invite other participants to join us in tasting our traditional drinks. Despite the fact that organization was not at the highest level, we have a great time and made new friendships. Activity plan was as follow: - to identify club members who are willing to participate in the biggest Rotaract meeting in Europa, - to make new friendships - to introduce our Rotaract club activities to other Rotaracts - to promote our country in the best possible way Participants of REM: - Igor Mijatović, Nikola Stojadinović, Nikola Stojanović, Miloš Došen

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JANUARY Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1 Instead of regular meeting, members of Rotaract club Beograd Dedinje went to Belgrade night club „Stepenice“, located in Belgrade downtown area, near Kelmegdan, where member of our club, Uros Gavrilovic, plays violin with his band Tom Gan Top Cruise. This was great opportunity for all club members to listen Uros's magnifican know how in playing violin. Activity plan was as follow: -To get gather club members in „Stepenice“ night club -Enjoy the music , food and drinks -Enjoy in friendly talk and meet new friends for new activities.. Major activity coordinator was Kubura Ljubica from RAC Dedinje Place: Belgrade night club „Stepenice“, Velike stepenice 1, Belgrade

GOAL: SOCIALIZING AND CULTURAL RISING

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FEBRUARY Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1 Visiting National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Date: 08.02.2012. Place: Belgrade, downtown, Trg Nikole Pasica 13, On 8th February 2012, several members of the Cclub Dedinje organized together activity with colleagues from the RTC Sava (who was major activity organizer), and have visited the Serbian parliament. The idea of this visit was to familiarize with the interior of the building, the history of the building, as well as deputies, and visually participate in the parliamentary session, which itself was very interesting. Serbian parliament hosted following Dedinje’s club members: Nemanja Antic, Igor Mijatovic, Ljubisa Stamatovic, Filip Mihailovic, Katarina Jonev, Milos Dosen, Milos Vasiljvic.

GOAL: RAISE OF CULTURAL AWARENESS AMONG CLUB MEMBERS

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FEBRUARY Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1 Warm clothes for children from the Shelter Date: 11.02.2012. Place: Belgrade caffe/club „Danguba“, Cirila I Metodija 2, Belgrade Despite the snow and ice in February, members of Rotaract club Beograd Dedinje decided to help homeless persons.We donated a large amount of warm clothing and shoes for children from the street.This is our second activity in which we helped street children. Caffe/club “Danguba“ was the place where the items were collected. Activity plan was as follow: -To donate as much as possible warm clothing and shoes for children from the street. -To help the neglected people who need help the most. Major activity coordinator was Dosen Milos from RTC Dedinje.

GOAL: HELP FOR HOMELESS PERSONS

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FEBRUARY Newsletter Date GOAL: DONATION OF HYGIENE PRODUCTS, MEDICINES, COLLARS, FOOD AND OTHER ITEMS DOGS NEED.

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Helping stray and abandoned dogs and puppies Date: 12.02.2011 Place: PIK Zemun area, Belgrade On Saturday 11th February, we brought 45 kg of food for shelter dogs in Zemun. These are the newly opened shelter at Batajnica road and there are dogs in fenced farm areas PIK "Zemun". Despite the low temperatures, we enjoyed the game with wonderful puppies from shelters. You can see photos of these dogs in our gallery and if you want to host one, please contact us. The major activity coordinators were Ljubica Kubura in cooperation with Milen Cujin, Milos Dosen, Goran Basta, Milos Vasiljvic..

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Help for the Center for Homeless Adults

GOAL: DONATING WARM CLOTHING TO THE CENTER FOR HOMELESS ADULTS

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Place: Center for Homeless Adults, 127 Kumodraska Street, Belgrade During the month of February our country was faced with the extreme weather conditions, followed by heavy snowfall and icy temperatures. Even the state of emergency was declared. Having in mind that many were endangered, we decided to realize three projects under the name ’Helping at the Minus’, all with the same purpose- to help those at risk of freezing. This particular project was conceived in order to help people who suffered the most- the homeless. Temperatures under the -20 degrees put them in need for shelter and warming up. For that purpose, we collected large quantity of warm clothes, blankets and sheets. Despite the freezing weather conditions, couple of members of our club (Ljubica Kubura, Diana Paunović, Igor Mijatović, Basta Goran and Miloš Vasiljević) visited the Center for Homeless Adults and delivered the donation. Major activity coordinator was Kubura Ljubica from RAC Dedinje

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Marking European and National

Epilepsy Day

GOAL: RAISE OF AWARENESS AND HELPING THE EPILEPTIC CHILDREN

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14.02.2012. Place: Municipal Community New Belgrade, Clinic for Neurology and Psychiatry for Children and Youth This activity taken place at 14th Feb 2012, Rotaract Dedinje marked European and National Epilepsy Day with Epilepsy Association, Serbia - by participating in National event of education, public action and donation of candy and balloons to children hospitalized at the Clinic for Neurology and Psychiatry for Children and Youth. The Club has assisted the action with its financial contribution as well as participation in all related events - where representatives were awarded with a Certificate of gratitude for their efforts. All Dedinje's member taken a part in this activity, major club organizators were Katarina Kohen and Nemanja Antic

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Theatrical perfomance Date: 21.02.2012. Place: Dom omladine Belgrade(cultural centar of the city of Belgarde),Makedonska 22,Belgrade Members of Rotaract club Belgrade Dedinje visited the theater play „The Glass Menegerie“ at “Dom Omladine Belgrade” (cultural centar of the city of Belgarde). ”The Glass Menegerie” was the first successful drama of Tennessee Williams. This drama is about family, love, social, poetry and much more. It talks about lonely people who want to build their own lives and survive.This was a great opportunity for us to explore and learn many social things from this theatrical performance. Activity plan was as follow: -Gather up with club members in “Dom Omladine” cultural centar of the city of Belgrade -Enjoy the play. Major activity coordinator was Drago Jelovac from RTC Dedinje

GOAL: SOCIALIZING AND CULTURAL RISING

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Small country – big inovations ! Date: 23.02.2012. Place: Hotel IN, Belgrade Rotaract Dedinje hosted Deputy Ambassador of Israel Mr Eyal Naor on its regular meeting on Thursday 23rd of February.

GOAL: GETTING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ISRAEL CULTURE, ECONOMY AND HISTORY

Mr Naor held a presentation on a topic “Israel Small country – Big Innovations” where he introduced technological advancement and investment of Israel to the group. In a two hour long session, Club members and accompanying guests (From Mentor Club RC Dedinje and other Belgrade Rotaracts, Rotaract Saca Belgrade etc..) Mr. Naor held a presentation and a fruitful discussions, after which extending his appreciation to the Club members afterwards and giving thanks for the invitation, hoping for future similar events. We hope for good and future cooperation with Israel Ambassy in Belgrade.

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DECEMBER Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1 Rac Beograd Cukarica for the children of the foster hause « Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj” Belgrade Place Foster hause “ Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj” Belgrade Activities which members of the RAC Belgrade Cukarica did the foster home “ Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj ” in Belgrade took place three days, each of them had a specific theme. Topic of the first day was drawing workshop. With the children work on their creative abilities expressed primarily through watercolor drawing, making collages, drawing, graphite, etc.. with the aim of encouraging children to creative expression through visual art. Club members were working with children who were professionally engaged in these issues, so that in addition to socializing children certainly had the opportunity to learn something from them. The second day was the subject of music workshops that are led by club members who work as professors of music and music through a deal with the cultural and artistic activities of the society. The third day was dedicated to retrospekvitu past two days as well as showing their work and learning. So are all present, as members of the RAC and children had little opportunity to see works of art in the form of pictures or to hear a few song sing by little choir. The action and cooperation with the administration of the House and with the children was exceptional, which opened new opportunities for cooperation and mentioned our Club and foster hause „Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj“ in a future period. Goal: to familiarize children with the arts drawing and painting , basics of music as a whole and notnog system to form a small choir to song together a sing awaken in them a desire for this type of activities

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DECEMBER Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1 "Charter Ceremony of RAC Beograd Cukarica" RAC Belgrade Cukarica organized charter celebration on the occasion of receiving the charter charters. In addition to the many guests from the Rotary and Rotaract clubs, the ceremony was attended by Vesna Baltazarević who, along with representatives of the Rotary Club of mentor Belgrade Cukarica, split badges.

GOAL: A NEW ROTARACT CLUB WAS BORN

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DECEMBER Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1

II Rotaract Winter Conference „Sarajevo 2011” DATE: 10th and 11th of December 2011 PLACE: Sarajevo The members of the Rotaract Club Belgrade Metropolitan had an extremely happiness to participate on the II Rotaract Winter Conference “Sarajevo 2011”. By exchanging ideas and experiences about the quality of Rotaract clubs networking between countries in the region and around the world, all participants learned from each other, creating great ideas for cooperation and, of course, new friendships. Fascinated by multiculturalism, diversity of traditions, dynamic history and colorful architecture of the city, Rotaract Club Belgrade Metropolitan is especially grateful to the hosts who made every moment in Sarajevo unforgettable. GOAL : Exchanging ideas and experiences about the quality of Rotaract clubs networking between countries in the region and around the world LINK: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/ Rotaract-Club-BeogradMetropolitan/58836455915

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DECEMBER Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1

Presents for all of us DATE: 28th of December 2011 PLACE: Center for housing and Day-care for children and youth with disabilities, Svetozar Markovic Street 85a, Belgrade In cooperation with Rotaract Club Beograd Dedinje and Rotary Club Beograd Metropolitan, the members of Rotaract Club Belgrade Metropolitan glorified the festive New Year atmosphere. Together we were preparing and donating gifts for the smiles and happiness of children and youth from Center for housing and Day-care of children and youth with disabilities, Svetozar Markovic Street 85a, Belgrade. It was a day of real happiness and joy for all of us! LINK http:// www.facebook.com/#!/pages/ Rotaract-Club-BeogradMetropolitan/58836455915

GOAL : GIVING PRESENTS TO THE CHILDREN, HELPING THEM AND HAVING FUN

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JANUARY Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1

St. Sava - books donating holiday DATE: 27th of January 2012 PLACE: Primary school Jovan Sterija Popovic, Novi Beograd On very important holiday, when it is celebrated day of the first Serbian teacher, archbishop and diplomat, St. Sava, the representatives of Rotaract Club Belgrade Metropolitan Club were wonderful welcome on the ceremony organized by the talented students of primary school "Jovan Popović Sterija", New Belgrade. On that occasion, through the traditional activity of this club, necessary books were donated to the pupils and teachers of the school. In common opinion, this donation would certainly contribute to the professional development of both, teachers and students, which makes us very glad and proud to continue it in the next year, too! GOAL : Donating necessary books to the pupils and they teachers, helping the school library LINK: http://www.facebook.com/ #!/pages/Rotaract-Club-BeogradMetropolitan/58836455915

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FEBRUARY Newsletter Date Volume 1, Issue 1 Metropolitan’s Love Party DATE: 14th of February 2012 PLACE: Havana Club, Belgrade If you are the part of Rotaract family in Serbia, if you like music adventure, have desire to help and make somebody happy in the same time, then the traditional Metropolitan's Love Party is the best way of celebrating St. Valentine's Day. Rotaract Club Belgrade Metropolitan organized the great charity party in order to help one Safe house for women in Belgrade. Thank you for being with us and having great time together! GOAL : Having fun for St. Valentine's Day, helping the Safe house for women in Belgrade LINK: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rotaract-ClubBeograd-Metropolitan/58836455915

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ROTARACT CLUB NIS DECEMBER Newsletter Date

Volume 1, Issue 1 “ Books for children in Pasi Poljana “ Place Pasi Poljana , Nis Date 8.12.2011 Our club had a donation of books from ,, Kreativni Centar”. We decided to gave books to small suburb kindergarten. We spent perfect day with those children, and hopefully made a difference GOAL: TO MAKE KIDS HAPPY Link : http:// www.juznevesti.com/ saopstenja-za-javnost/AkcijeRotarakt-kluba-Nis.sr.html

Green enviroment Date: 25-27.12.2011 With our Rotary Club Nis we planted Christmas trees in the yards of kindergardens.

GOAL: HEALTHIER ENVEROMENT

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Volume 1, Issue 1 Break the silence with music Place Nis Date 15.12.2011 We organized charity concert and all funds went to school for children with disabilities. Our member, who is also world champion accordionperform ed with two quintets. Link http://www.studnel.com/ koncerti/humanost-na-delu-nekamuzika-govori.html Goal: Fundraising

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ROTARACT CLUB NIS JANUARY 20th Newsletter Date

Volume 1, Issue 1

GOAL: TO IMPROVE TEAM SPIRIT

Team Building Last year was very successful for our club so we wanted to celebrate it. We talked about our club generally and came up with some new ideas. We also got to know our new members a little better. We laughed, had an amazing time and we are ready for new challenges.

Place: “Restaurant Citaonica”

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ROTARACT CLUB NIS-NAISSUS DECEMBER

Decorations of the Christmas tree

GOAL: HEALPING OUR SPONSORS CLUB

Place Kindergartens “Neven” and “ Plavi Cuperak” Time 27.12. 2011Rotary clubs from Niš have joined together in collaboration to decorate Christmas trees in all the major kindergartens in the city. Their sponsoring Rotaract clubs have gladly responded to their invitation to help them decorate, and bring more smiles to already joyful children’s faces. Rotaract and Rotary club ˝Niš – Naissus˝ visited kindergartens ˝Neven˝ and ˝Plavi čuperak˝ and reminded themselves that all of us are still children inside.

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ROTARACT CLUB NISNAISSUS DECEMBER

Handover of the National treasure chest from RAC Prokuplje Place Restaurant “Gral” Nis

GOAL: HOLLYDAYS GIFTING

Date 27.12.20121 ROTARACT CLUB ˝NIŠ – NAISSUS˝ ORGANISED THE HANDOVER OF THE NATIONAL TREASURE CHEST FROM THE ROTARACT CLUB ˝PROKUPLJE˝ IN RESTAURANT ˝GRAL˝. ALSO, THE ROTARACT CLUB ˝CONSTANTINE THE GREAT˝ CELEBRATED THEIR ANNIVERSARY, SO IT WAS THE WONDERFUL OCCASION TO GATHER ALL THE ROTARACT CLUBS FROM SOUTH SERBIA AND CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW YEAR.

ROTARACT CLUBS

˝PIROT˝ AND ˝NIŠ˝ WERE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOVELY ATMOSPHERE WHICH YOU CAN SEE ON THE PHOTOS

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ROTARACT CLUB NISNAISSUS DECEMBER

Letters for the mothers, gifts for the babies

GOAL: HOLLYDAYS GIFTING

Place Maternity ward Nis Date 30.12.2011 Second year in a row, Rotaract club ˝Niš Naissus˝ with the donation from company ˝Grossis˝ has organised the action ˝Letters for the mothers, gift for the babies˝. Every baby born from the 31/12/11 till the 14/1/12 will receive a bottle and every mother an educational letter (which have composed our members who are psychologists) in which she can learn how to handle a newborn.

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ROTARACT CLUB NISNAISSUS JANUARY 21st

National treasure National treasure chest continued its journey through Serbia and arrived to the capital. This time the host was Rotaract club "Belgrade Sava", which gave our club "Nis-Naissus" the warm welcome. With some small talk inside the lovely atmosphere of the restaurant new friendships were made. Once again we would like to thank our friends for the wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again.

GOAL: HANDOVER OF THE NATIONAL TREASURE CHEST TO ROTARACT CLUB ˝BELGRADE -SAVA˝

Place: Restaurant ˝Lipov Lad˝

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For the first smile Place Maternity Hospital, Clinical Center Nis

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GOAL DONATION OF GIFTS TO YOUNG MOTHERS

Time 22.12.20121 .In order to celebrate our Club’s fifth birthday, on December 22nd 2011. members of the Rotaract Club "Nis Constantine the Great", with the support of our Sponsor Club, continued with the annual campaign "For the first smile" in local Maternity hospital. We donated 50 packets to the youngest citizens of Nis who were present at the clinic that day, as well as letters to their mothers written by psychologist Jelena Vlajkovic . This way we both symbolically honored our anniversary and made New Year holidays merrier to the young mothers.

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GOAL ROLE PLAY FOR YOUNG PATIENTS

Place Children’s Internal Clinic, Clinical Center Nis Date 25. 12.2011 With a desire to share part of the holiday atmosphere with children who are, due to illness, forced to spend New Year's holidays at Children's Internal Clinic, Rotaract Club "Nis Constantine the Great", with the support of Sponsor Club, as well as Interact, organized a puppet show for children performed by puppet group "Pepino". After the show, club members donated a Christmas tree, decorated it together with children and donated 50 fruit basket gifts to children hospitalized at Internal and Surgery Clinics .

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200TH Club Meeting GOAL: CELEBRATION On our journey to helping people, changing the values’ system of modern society, making our community a better place as well as making ourselves better people and friends, RTC “Nis – Constantine the Great” reached the milestone 200. It was a great cause to organize a celebration together with our friends from Rotaract Clubs Nis, Naissus, Prokuplje and Pirot. On this occasion RTC Prokuplje passed the National treasure chest on to RTC Naissus. Since it was close to the New Year’s Eve, we all decided to unify the events into one great party. We all had a great time that lasted till the early morning hours. Our President Milan Mladenovic took the opportunity to commend some of our members for being most active and helpful in running the Club: Jovana Perovic, Marija Perovic, Milena Balovic, Misa Petkovic and Stefan Mrsic.

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GOAL CHRISTMAS TREES DONATION

Meeting the New Year, 5 Rotary Clubs from Nis donated 20 Christmas Trees to 20 kindergartens in Nis. Members of Rotaract Club "Nis Constantine the Great" visited 4 kindergartens together with the children decorated a Christmas tree. Smiles, joy and little children’s play made a cold winter morning very cheerful.

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ROTARACT CLUB NISCONSTANTINE THE GREAT JANUARY 30th

Professional development lecture – “Types of personality and A.I.D.A. method of sale” RTC “Nis – Constantine the Great” in the normal course of 203rd meeting had guest -lecturer Nikola Pejovic, coming President of Rotary Club “Nis – Center” and Regional Director for Corporate business at Erste Bank. This time we hosted over 40 dear friends from Rotaract clubs Niš, Naissus and Prokuplje. Since previously announced speaker Boban Mancev was unable, for justified reasons, to give the presentation, it turned out that this project has another good side and it is the possibility to rotate lectures. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank Nikola, who after Boban’s withdrawal, in the spirit of a true Rotarian, immediately accepted and confirmed his arrival. Mr. Pejovic held a lecture titled: Personality types and A.I.D.A. method of sale, and we are especially pleased that, even though the lectures was planned to last a hour, we had the opportunity to enjoy a phenomenal lecture and discussion that lasted two hours. We hope that other, future lecturers will follow this example of "selfless service" and as Mr. Pejovic give their best to share their professional experience with all members of Rotaract and Rotary family. We thank all our guests for visiting us, and in the spirit of Rotary we share with you a part of the atmosphere from our meeting as well as Nikola's presentation and impressions.

GOAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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RTC “Nis – Constantine the Great”, in cooperation with other Rotaract Clubs from Nis, initiated for the first time in our city series of lectures on professional development.

During regular Club meetings, every month Clubs will rotate organization of lectures, with other Clubs as guests. Themes of lectures will be useful to all members, regardless of their profession. First lecture will be held by Nikola Pejovic – member of Rotary Club “Nis – Center”. He works as Regional director for corporate business at Erste Bank. Theme of the lecture: “Types of personality and A.I.D.A. method of sale”. It is important to underline that the lecturers will be members of Rotary Clubs. Apart from the obvious gain for all members who attend the lectures and learn something new and useful, this project has a secondary goal: to increase cooperation between members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs and their mutual acquaintance; to increase cooperation between Rotaract Clubs (coordination of lecturers and organization of common meetings); members of Rotaract Clubs will, once a month, have meetings outside of their regular meeting offices.

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Nikola Pejović Regional Head Corporate division Erste Bank

SALES TECHINQUES The little workshop that I had the pleasure of doing this Monday was really quite a thrill for me, reminding me just how much power and enthusiasm lies within our rotaract friends, reminding me once again what it felt like to be a rotaractor (which wasn't so long ago, to be honest, just a few years now). I was thrilled to be invited by RAC Nis and Constantine the Great to do the lecture/workshop about something that I consider myself to be rather good at....SALES. The point of the whole lecture was to do few things. First of all, it was essential to make these young people understand that sales are nothing that one should be ashamed of. It is true that due to various factors, sales people and sales in general have been quite negatively profiled in this country (something like Rotary, to be sincere), but it doesn't actually mean that it is something bad. It is unfortunately common view that sales man has to do what in games theory is being called a "game with zero sum". In this theory ones gain depends only on loss of another. If you put it that way, then it's true, sales people are wicked and want to sell you something that you did not want in the first place. But, real sales have got nothing to do with that. Okay, it is true that sometimes even those things happen, but the lecture was completely opposite from it. In fact, the point of good sales lies in a fact that you can not sell something that people DO NOT WANT !!! ner, or the encyclopedia that your mom was telling you about :)))

Therefore, it is essential to find the people that actually do care about your products/services/ whatever it is that you are selling. One more thing that I tried to point out is that in order to make good sales, you have to understand the needs of people. And in order to do that, you should ask them what they need....but guess what...they wont tell you... because they don't trust you, and they think that you are just one of those wicked sales people that wants to sell them something they don't really need (for example Kirby vacuum clea For that reason, it is essential to gain their trust. And the workshop was about all those small things that make them change their minds and shift into more favorable one, both for you and your product/service. Because, there is the expression that says: "you will never get a second chance to make a first impression", we were trying to understand what it is that leaves a good first impression. Further more, we focused on how to draw clients attention, how to make him become interested in what you have to offer. Afterwards, we would move into an area where we would do our best to make the client have the desire for what we have to offer, upon which the real final action would follow, and that is, of course the sale itself. Although it sounds easy, it isn't, not at all, give it a try, and you will see :)

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So we discussed the whole process of Attention - Interest Desire - Action, which among sales people is often called AIDA sales technique. I was trying to fill this theoretical lecture with as many practical examples as possible, and I had quite a few during my business career, since I have been in sales for quite a long time. Actually, among other things I also work as a freelance trainer for companies, so these trainings aren't exactly new to me. And what I always try to emphasize is the fact that EVERYTHING IS SALES. For that purpose with all those things that I have showed, I also tried to make a parallel how it can be implemented into everyday life situations. I concentrated on girls-boys relationship, and tried to show that when you go on a date with a girl/guy, you are actually selling yourself, your image, your "brand"....

I personally believe that these bright young people understood what I had to say. What is even better, some of them were having examples of their own, making this workshop a "two way street" which is the real point of this whole action. Of course, all of this with loads of humor laughs etc. Just the perfect way to start the week (since I did it on Monday). I once again thank the RAC-ors for having me, and as it happens when people get carried away, instead of 45 minutes, the workshop lasted for almost 2 hours. Hopefully it wasn't a waste of time. I know it wasn't for me.

Nikola Pejović Regional Head Corporate division Erste Bank Rotary Club Niť-centar President 2012/2013 Honorary member RAC Nis

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ROTARACT CLUB NISCONSTANTINE THE GREAT Visit to Rotary International day at UN Convention

Once again, the Rotary Day at United Nations had a lot to offer to over 1400 Rotarians from around the world that came for the weekend. It was especially helpful to younger population because it showed how to deal with some problems, proposed some solutions, and generated many ideas for developmental improvement of this world. Everyone gathered by 9 am in one of the conference rooms at United Nations headquarters in New York City. The program was organized into different sections: Opening panel, health panel, water panel, am closing panel, RI representatives’ panel, youth panel, and literacy panel. The discussions were led by RI representatives at UN but the main word had interesting speakers from different areas of expertise. Mr. Sakuji Tanaka, RI President-elect started the day welcoming Rotarians and pointing out to the main problems in the society. He then introduced others to show some ongoing projects across the globe. Some of the experts on the stage were: Timothy E. Wirth – President of the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund Dr. Jacob Kumaresan – Executive Director of the World Health Organization Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta – Professor at Aga Khan University Andrew Trevett – Senior Advisor, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section, UNICEF John Hewko – RI General Secretary William B. Boyd – Chairman of the Rotary Foundation Ginny Wolfe – Senior Director of US Communications “The ONE Campaign”

Marko Zivkovic

PLACE: UN Headquarters, New York City

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There were many other professors and Rotaractors who showed the initiative on some global projects. To summarize all of the discussions, Rotary International has 3400 clubs around the world with over 1.2 million Rotarians. The most successful and sustainable service they do falls within one of the following six areas: · Peace and conflict prevention/ resolution · Disease prevention and treatment · Water and sanitation · Maternal and child health · Basic education and literacy · Economic and community development PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION 6000 civilians are maimed or killed by land mines each year 42 million people are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, at least half are children 300000 child soldiers (boys and girls under 18) are believed to be involved in conflicts around the world Some of the ideas how to help are to offer support to marginalized groups, help children who have been orphaned, injured, or traumatized by conflict, provide relief to refugees, participate in fellowship and service activities, recruit candidates for a Rotary Peace Fellowship, and address underlying causes of conflict like disease, illiteracy, hunger, and poverty.

The Rotarians can prevent this by improving sanitation facilities, promote good hygiene habits, implement rainwater harvesting, and promote low-cost solutions such as chlorine tablets to improve water, provide point of use home water filters, or build water wells.

DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT 1 billion people suffer from neglected tropical disease such as dengue fever and leprosy each year 1 in 6 people worldwide cannot pay for healthcare 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs 4.3 million doctors, nurses, midwives, and other skilled caregivers are needed worldwide 57 countries have fewer than 23 health workers for every 10000 people Some tips on how to fight against this problem are to support health education programs, carry out immunizations, improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underserved areas, and sponsor continuing education and training. WATER AND SANITATION − 2.6 billion People lack access to adequate sanitation facilities − 6000 children die each day from diarrheal caused by lack of sanitation and unsafe water − 884 million people don’t have clean drinking water − 6 hours per day is spent by women in some rural parts of Africa collecting water from a remote source

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MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH − 9million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation − 40% of women in developing countries do not use contraception − 53 million unintended pregnancies could be prevented through family planning − 1 in 22 women will die during pregnancy and childbirth in Africa − 80% of maternal deaths could be prevented with access to reproductive health services and trained health care workers In this area, Rotarians can provide immunizations and antibiotics, promote good nutrition, prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, provide access to family planning, provide birthing kits, or support accredited training programs for health professionals.

BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY − 31% of secondary school teachers in low-income countries are not professionally trained − 75 million children worldwide - 41 million of them girls - have no access to education − 677 million people over age of 15are illiterate

Some solutions can be seen in providing teacher training, sending a vocational training team, developing adult literacy programs, serving as mentors, volunteering in classroom, supporting concentrated language encounter, and promoting student enrollment.

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT − 1.4 billion people - nearly half of them employed – live on less then US $1.25 a day − 190 million people have accessed microcredit funds Rotarians can partner with local microfinance institutions, provide equipment or supplies, expand vocational training, or send a vocational training team to teach business leaders how to maintain accurate financial accounting. Also, they can promote the development of mobile banking resources. Rotary International reminded us again this year of the Millennium Development Goals:

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Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Target 1: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day Target 2: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people Target 3: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Target 1: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Target 1: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015 Goal 4: Reduce child mortality Target 1: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate Goal 5: Improve maternal health Target 1: Reduce by three-quarters the maternal mortality ratio Target 2: Achieve universal access to reproductive health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases Target 1: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. Target 2: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it Target 3: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Target 1: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources Target 2: Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss Target 3: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation Target 4: By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development Target 1: Address the special needs of least developed countries, landlocked countries, and small island developing states Target 2: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, nondiscriminatory trading and financial system Target 3: Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt. Target 4: In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries Target 5: In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications

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After the long day of talking, all the Rotaractors went to a cocktail party held at the nearby bar. All the profit from entry tickets will be used for donations and charities. The unofficial and more relaxed part at the bar was even more interesting. We finally had a chance to meet each other, chat, share ideas and experiences. This was the best opportunity for getting and establishing most of the contacts. It was great to hear stories from clubs from Washington DC, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and even couple of clubs from Canada. I also saw again Rotaractors that I met before and after the cocktail party, we headed to enjoy the beauty of New York City and Manhattan. To conclude the story, the trip was again enormous experience for me and the club. I saw a lot of new things and found out some ways to be more creative. It made me think of new approaches to generate some ideas for possible actions. Marko Zivkovic 1


NEWS LETTER II 2011/12

ROTARACT LUB PROKUPLJE

DISTRICT RID 2483 SERBIA & MONTENEGRO

DECEMBER

National treasure Place Facir Restaurant, Prokuplje Date 17.12.20121

GOAL: NATIONAL TREASURE SAVING

.Rotaract Club Prokuplje joined the national project "National treasure", launched by Rotaract Club "NisConstantine the Greati". The presentation of all the details with which Rotaract Prokuplje participate in this project was held in our Club's premises, and we participated with a replica of the statue of Hercules, which dates from the first century, icon of St. Procopius, saint of the city and virtual presentation of cultural, historical and tourism potentials of Prokuplje. The coffin with the national treasure has been submitted to us by the Rotaract Club "Nis", and gathering was attended by over 30 people from four RTC Clubs. During the month of December coffin was transferred to the Rotaract Club "Nis-Naissus", while we attended the celebration of New Year and twohundredth meeting of the RTC "NisConstantine the Great".

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