Welcome to our home page.  Paphos Aphrodite is a friendly Club, meeting in a prime tourist area.  We regularly welcome visitors from all over the world.  If you want to visit us, please notify our Secretary, Mrs Carol Heads, tel +357 99043558; email cypsun@gmail.com.


 

VASILOPITA NEW YEAR EVENT

Around 30 Rotarians, spouses and guests gathered at Muse Restaurant, Paphos Old Town, on January 11th to welcome 2018 with the traditional Greek "Vasilopita" New Year Cake after enjoying some good food and drink.  The lucky winner of a coin in the cake can expect good fortune this year, and it was very nice that a guest, Dougie Pitt from Scotland (guest of Michael Dayus) won the prize.  Those of us near a loud boom-box spewing out a repetitive beat were somewhat put off our food, but maybe those further away evaded a headache !

Party in full swing

The cake

The winner, Dougie Pitt

The prize

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CHRISTMAS GLUHWEIN EVENT

The Club pulled together in great style for the annual gluhwein-and-sausages event.  With a prime site on Kennedy Square in Paphos Old Town, the food and drink flowed freely and the Club raised a lot of money towarda a new minibus for the Cyprus Autisic Association.  Many thanks to event orgaiser George Kafizas, star gluhwein maker Julia Rautenschlein, and everybody who helped.

Event in full swing.

Getting the Rotary message across.

Gluhweinmeister Julia with Club stalwart (and former President) Xenia Papastylianou

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THE PALEO LIFESTYLE

A very interesting talk from a leading anthropologist at the Club meeting on November 23rd, describing what we can learn from the cavemen.

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TALK BY THE SWEDISH AMBASSADOR

The Club was pleased to welcome Sweden's Ambassador to Cyprus, Anna Olsson Vrang (pictured below) , to speak to us on November 14th.  A diplomat for 18 years, engaging and articulate, Anna gave us her thoughts on the Cyprus reunification talks, the close links between Sweden and Cyprus, and Sweden's major contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission to Cyprus.  She then invited questions from attendees.  Sweden is one of Europe's most progressive and liberal countries, and it was a pleasure to hear from its Cyprus representative. 

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EUROMEETING 2017 REPORT

From 12 to 14 October the Club hosted a very successful "Euromeeting" of seven of the eight Clubs in the Euromeeting Group (see "Twinned Clubs" in the Main Menu pages).  We attracted 47 visiting Rotarians and their spouses, and laid on trips to the Paphos archaeological sites; Aphrodite's Rock, Kolossi and Kourion; and Omodos village with a winery visit. More importantly, guests were hosted in Club Members' homes on October 13th in the best traditions of Rotary international friendship.  Finally, all attended a Gala Dinner on October 14th, including a number of Greek Gods and Goddesses (your scribe wanted to come as Pluto from the Underworld, but was turned down !).

On a more serious note, each visiting Club donated 500 Euros to the Cyprus Rotary Mega Project (see Main Menu page).  Our Club added money raised at this year's Gala Dinner, giving a total raised of 4000 Euros. Iacovos Constantinides from Karaskaikion gave a speech at the meeting.  

Group photograph en route to the archaeological site at Paphos Harbour.

Outside the archaeological park.

Roman mosaic floor at the House of Dionysus.

Our own Panicos Georgiades leading visitors in some Greek dancing at the ancient Odeon.

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Entry of the Greek Gods to the Gala Dinner.  I wonder which of our ladies played naughty Aphrodite ?

Iacovos Constantinides talking to guests about the Rotary Cyprus Mega Project, thanking everybody for their contributions to the appeal.

Our Swedish visitors in full voice.  Abba are reportedly worried about these new competitors...

A stirring rendition of the classic nonsense poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat' by our English visitors.

In the next 30 days...

Weekly Meeting to discuss Club activities and projects.
Club Board Meeting to discuss Club progress and manage forward programme.
A business focussed Club Weekly Meeting, following the Club Board.
Weekly Meeting to discuss Club activities and projects.
A fun evening at a venue to be arranged. More info nearer the date.
'Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Peace' Rotary conference in Beirut, Lebanon.

Meeting Details...

Anemi Hotel, Kikerion Street, Kato Paphos. Cyprus.
We meet on Thursday at 2000

(NB Club will not meet on 10, 17 or 24 August, 21 and 28 December and 4 January due to holidays.)

Anemi Hotel, Kikerion Street, Kato Paphos. Cyprus. 00357 26945666