There are currently 8 clubs from the European Union in this group:
Oudenaarde Club Belgium (who initiated the group)
RC Auxerre St Germain,France
RC Iglesias,Sardinia, Italy
RC Tabergsdalen Jonkoping, Sweden
RC Hastings, England
RC Dublin, Ireland
RC Bochum-Rechen, Germany
Paphos-Aphrodite RC, Cyprus
Mostly it is a sociable fellowship event which takes place once a year and it rotates each year to be hosted in a different country.
Every Club donates EUR 250 for a local community project of the host Club.
The program consists of the following activities:
- The programme begins officially on Friday night with a reception in the hotel and then all guests are brought to the host clubs members’ homes for dinner.
- On Saturday the host club arranges sightseeing etc.
- Saturday night is an official Gala Dinner.
- Sunday morning every club presents a song, there is brunch and the goodbye.
Many guests spend a few days before or after the event in the area around
the host club.
The attendance is usually around 150-200 guests.
The event is good fun and very tiring as there are late nights and early starts.
It is a weekend fellowship at its best!
The 2014 meeting was held in Jonkoping in Swedens lovely lake district. Five members and spouses attended the very successful meeting which included a conducted tour of the SAAB aircraft factory. The nine members of the Euromeeting Group contribute to a fund which the host club used to provide a trailer for a local charity dealing with drug rehabilitation.
Paphos-Aphrodite RC hosted the Euromeeting in October 2010 in our home town Paphos and will host again in 2017 when Paphos will be the European Cultural Capital.
OTHER TWINNED CLUBS
Paphos-Aphrodite is also twinned with two Rotary Clubs in Greece - Corfu and Xanthi.