Calendar: Past events and reports

  • Candidate member Gaia Minoli (center) with Vice President Georgette Mbong Ondoua (right)

    First Meeting and Beginning of the Rotarian Year

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 18:30-19:30

    Rotaract Genève International is thrilled to invite all its members and prospects to the first meeting of the year 2021-2022. We will be joined by Gwenaël Fuchs, Rotaract advisor and Rotary Genève International member. During the past months of virtual meetings, we have welcomed many new members an...

    The Hamlet
  • Some of our 20 attendees for Greg S. Garrett introduction of the ‘Safi’ Project.

    Regular meeting and lecture by Greg Garrett

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 18:30-19:30

    Meeting Minutes Marie-Thérèse  (Self introduction). I am presiding over this meeting in the absence of Ari, who cannot join us for professional reasons. We are honored to have Greg Garrett as our guest lecture (short bio). Our District Representative is also there, Eleonora (short bio). (Invites th...

    The Hamlet Greg S. Garrett, Director of Business Development and Alliance Management, DNDi. Files
  • Société Nautique de Genève, a private club founded in 1872.

    Social evening at Société Nautique de Genève

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 19:00-23:00

    After our first successful meetings followed by dinners, we are looking forward to get to know each other in a slightly more social context, at La Nautique's restaurant. During this members & prospects social evening, we will share food, drinks and get to know each other better, exchange idea...

    Société Nautique de Genève Files
  • Rotary International: 7 areas of focus

    Regular meeting : introduction to Committees and Slack

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 19:00-20:00

    Dear fellow full and candidate members,  We will be holding our bi-monthly meeting this Wednesday October 6th at the Hamlet at 7:00 pm.  During this meeting, president Ari Stojanovski will announce the theme for the year 2021-2022. We will subsequently discuss and share ideas for future projects, s...

    The Hamlet
  • The Library, the regular meeting room for Rotaract in The Hamlet, situated in the old town. © The Hamlet

    Memo-I & Rotary Guest Speakers

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 19:00-20:00

    Dear fellow members,  This Wednesday we will be hosting three exceptional speakers. Mr. John Molloy co-founder of MEMO-I, and Ms. Vrana Pitois and Ms. Manuela Morelli from Rotary Geneve International. Mr. Molloy will present his luxury beauty company, Memo International, which includes brands Memo ...

    The Hamlet
  • Meeting at The Hamlet, situated in the old town.

    Regular meeting and Rotary guest speaker

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021 19:00-20:30

    Meeting agenda:Introduction (new candidate members and guest speaker)Lecture by Frode Hvaring: Introduction to RotaryIntroduction of head of committees Presentation of upcoming service projects and club activitiesPinning ceremony: Welcoming new members! Minutes of the meeting (taken by Marie-Thérès...

    The Hamlet   Frode Hvaring, Chair of Membership and Engagement committee in Rotary Geneve International   
  • The Library, the regular meeting room for Rotaract in The Hamlet, situated in the old town. © The Hamlet

    Regular meeting

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 19:00-20:30

    Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP your participation. The first round of drinks at Demi-Lune will be offered! Agenda:Presentation by Paola Castillo Rojas on the RGI exchange visitor program Update from Club life committee and project discussion Pinning ceremony and important announcem...

    The Hamlet
  • An evening dedicated to round the globe educational projects!

    Projets Responsables : from micro-companies to humanitarian causes

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 19:00-20:30

    Meeting agenda: Guest speakers from UNIGE presenting "Projet Responsable" that aims to raise funds for an NGO. Update on club service projectPinning ceremony for new members!  What is Projets Responsables?  Projets Responsables is a course offered by the University of Geneva that allows students t...

    The Hamlet
  • Secret Santa🎅 and Fondue Night🫕

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 19:00-22:00

    Dear fellow members,  We are delighted to be inviting you to a Secret Santa and fondue night to celebrate the holidays together!  📍The event will take place on the 15th of December at a top-secret location🤔. (to be announced after registrations close) 🫕 The fondue will be offered by the club!!! 🫕 A...

    To be announced
  • Regular meeting at Ibis Nations

    Wednesday, February 2, 2022 19:00-20:00

    Dear fellow members,  We are happy to announce that our bi-monthly meetings will resume!  Please note that the location has changed, and for the time being we will meet at Hotel Ibis (Nation).  For this next meeting, we will be discussing upcoming projects in addition to pinning and welcoming 3 new...

    Hôtel Ibis Genève Centre Nations
  • Pinning ceremony and projects update at Ibis

    Wednesday, February 16, 2022 19:00-20:00

    Dear fellow members,  Please note that the location has changed, and for the time being we will meet at Hotel Ibis (Nation).  For this next meeting, we will be discussing upcoming projects in addition to pinning and welcoming new full members!  Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, places might be...

    Hôtel Ibis Genève Centre Nations
  • The Library, the regular meeting room for Rotaract in The Hamlet, situated in the old town. © The Hamlet

    Pinning ceremony and Rotary Guest speaker!

    Wednesday, March 2, 2022 19:00

    Dear fellow members,  We are happy to announce that our meetings will resume at THE HAMLET!  For our next meeting, we are welcoming Anil Taneja, a Rotarian and former Rotaractor of Rotaract Geneve International!  He will be discussing wine-making, jewelry and the journey of entrepreneurship. In add...

    The Hamlet   MR. ANIL TANEJA  
  • The Library, the regular meeting room for Rotaract in The Hamlet, situated in the old town. © The Hamlet

    Regular meeting

    Wednesday, March 23, 2022 19:00-20:00

    Meeting agenda will be announced soon. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP your participation. 

    The Hamlet
  • The Library, the regular meeting room for Rotaract in The Hamlet, situated in the old town. © The Hamlet

    Rotary guest speaker and pinning ceremony

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022 19:00-20:00

    We are pleased to be hosting Prof. Bettina Borisch, executive director of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA). She will be giving a talk entitled: "Are women wiser?"  We will also be pinning and welcoming new full members!  Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP your...

    The Hamlet   Prof. Bettina Borisch  
  • General Assembly – Candidates Introduction for 2022-2023 Board Positions

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022 19:00-20:00

    Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP your participation.  ALL FULL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 

    The Hamlet
  • The manta is a pioneering and eco-designed sailboat for collecting and processing large quantities of marine plastic waste.

    Presentation by SeaCleaners

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022 19:00-20:00

    We are pleased to welcome SeaCleaners to our next meeting. SeaCleaners is an NGO that provides solution to fight against plastic pollution on land and at sea. The association is active in France, Switzerland, Spain and Indonesia, and counts 36 employees and a network of 1,500 volunteers. The Manta ...

    The Hamlet SeaCleaners 
  • The Library, the regular meeting room for Rotaract in The Hamlet, situated in the old town. © The Hamlet

    Regular meeting

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 19:00-20:00

    We are pleased to welcome Mr. Jimmy Thiebaud from Refettorio Geneva!  Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP your participation. 

    The Hamlet Refettorio Geneva 
  • The Library, the regular meeting room for Rotaract in The Hamlet, situated in the old town. © The Hamlet

    Presentation by Blerina Zoto (advanced meeting)

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 19:00-20:00

    Exceptionally, the regular meeting of June 1st 2022 is advanced to May 25th 2022, due to the Rotary Apéritif organized on the same date. Ms. Blerina Zoto is going to give a presentation on corruption.  Exceptionally, this presentation is going to be in FRENCH. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Pl...

    The Hamlet
  • Rotary Apéritif (RSVP)

    Wednesday, June 1, 2022 18:30-21:30

    During the Rotarian year 2021-2022, four of the five Rotary Clubs of Geneva have each organized Apéritifs inviting one another. On June 1st, our sponsoring Rotary Club Genève International, is organizing the last Apéritif of the season, to which all four Rotary Club members and Rotaractors are invi...

    Domaine de Collex
  • The Library, the regular meeting room for Rotaract in The Hamlet, situated in the old town. © The Hamlet

    Regular meeting

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 18:30-19:30

    (Meeting agenda to be determined) Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP your participation. In case of over-capacity (more than 15 people attending), we will be moving to another room or implement hybrid-format meetings (remote attendance).

    The Hamlet
  • End of the Year Apéro

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 19:00-22:00

    As the Rotary year comes to an end on June 30th, let’s celebrate one last time before the summer break on the 29th! Guests and members are welcome at the Restaurant of Société Nautique de Genève for drinks and tapas covered by the club. Be careful, our capacity is limited to 20 people maximum due t...

    Société Nautique de Genève
  • Hybrid club meeting (minutes)

    Friday, September 2, 2022 18:30-20:00

    ScribeBoris Fernandez (President)AttendeesKillian Mavel, Hadja Nabidja Fofana, Manuel Leon, Diego Muñoz Siegfried, Elisabeth Antunes (District Rotaract Representative), Marie Therese Bou Younes (Secretary), Claire Föllings (Treasurer), Ari Stojavoski (Vice-President), Boris Fernandez (President).Ex...

    Maison Internationale des Associations Files
  • World Cleanup Day 2022 & Apéritif

    Saturday, September 17, 2022 14:45-20:30

    As Rotaractors, we believe in coming together to protect and conserve our natural ressources in an effort to address environmental degradation. Rotaract Genève International joins the World Cleanup Day 2022 on September 17th. What is the program?We will meet at Salle communale de Pregny-Chambésy (G...

    Salle communale de Pregny-Chambésy
  • Fighting Polio

    Friday, October 7, 2022 18:30-20:00

    On October 7th, the club hosted two lectures by Oliver Rosenbauer and Coll MacDougall-Hunter, followed by our first members-to-members lecture by Manuel Leon and Darina Bulatova. We will were honored by the presence of District 1990 Governor Pierre-François Cuénoud. Meeting minutes:Welcome and intr...

    L’ESPACE Files
  • Marche de l'espoir & apéritif

    Saturday, October 15, 2022 13:00-19:00

    For 31 years, Terre des Hommes Suisse has been organising the Marche de l’espoir on a Sunday in October on the Quai du Mont-Blanc in Geneva. The largest solidarity event of its kind in Switzerland involving children, it mobilises every year nearly 4000 children and young people, accompanied by thei...

  • Volunteering at World Polio Day at WHO

    Friday, October 21, 2022 14:00 - Saturday, October 22, 2022 22:00

    The Foundation's areas of focus concentrate the efforts of each of us to strengthen the impact of our projects locally and globally.  One of these areas is mother and child health. Rotary and the World Health Organization are organizing a meeting at WHO headquarters in Geneva on October 21-22, 2022...

  • Sharing is caring: pinning ceremony

    Thursday, November 3, 2022 18:30-20:30

    Congratulations to our new active members: Lucie Archambeau, Hadja Nabidja Fofana, Manuel Leon, Marija Kudriavceva and Killian Mavel!  Meeting minutes:WelcomeThrowback on Marche de l’Espoir and World Polio Day 2022Samedi du PartageBreakPolioPlus Chocolate boxesRefettorioPinning ceremonyMiscellaneou...

  • Lunch at Refettorio

    Friday, November 18, 2022 12:30-14:00

    Following Jimmy Thiebaud's lecture on Fondazione MATER and the founding of Refettorio Geneva, the Club has organized a lunch on Friday 18th of November 2022. The price of the menu was covered by participants on site. Drinks were offered by the club. Refettorio Geneva is a community space merging t...

    Refettorio Geneva
  • Group order: PolioPlus Chocolate

    Friday, November 18, 2022 23:55

    Following Oliver Rosenbauer's lecture on Polio Eradication, the Club is launching a group order of PolioPlus chocolate to be withdrawn at the club meeting of December 2nd. One box of CHF 35 contains 24 chocolates. From this sum, 20 CHF are donated to Rotary PolioPlus fund. This sum is tripled by th...

  • Playfulness

    Friday, December 2, 2022 18:30-19:30

    As we approach the end of the year, we focus on play and games as a way to learn and bond together. We will gather toys to be donated for children at the hospital, discuss a contest to be held in 2023, introduce our December activity, and lecturer Regina Shchegoleva-Stucki will teach us about aroma...

    L’ESPACE Files
  • Minigolf & drinks

    Saturday, December 17, 2022 19:30-21:00

    As the year comes to an end, we are thrilled to invite our prospects and members to a minigolf & drinks event at the cocktail bar Rollers (in Eaux-Vives). The minigolf entry price (CHF 20) will be covered by the club for members and prospects up to date with their fees.  Rollers provide a wide ...

  • Rotary's Cycling to Serve Fellowship.

    Club review

    Wednesday, January 4, 2023 18:30-19:30

    1. Greetings We have many absences due to members still abroad on Holidays and few content, as the Board is mainly focused on organizing the general assembly of next month.  As a reminder, back in December our club took part in a gift donation for children at the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, a...

  • Visit of Musée Tatiana Zoubov

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023 18:00-19:30

    Geneva is full of museum, but very few know the Musée Tatiana Zoubov. Countess Zoubov was a collector of 18th’s century furnitures and objects, and has lived in this well preserved Hôtel particulier (town house) of Rue des Granges… One of Geneva’s most discreet yet luxurious street in the heart of ...

    Musée Tatiana Zoubov
  • Marija Kudriavceva, President-Elect, introducing herself.

    General Assembly & Elections

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023 18:30-20:00

    The General Assembly of Rotaract Genève International for the Rotary year 2022-2023 took place on Wednesday 1st of February 2023, from 6.30pm to 8pm at L'ESPACE, 1 Rue du 23-Août, 1205 Geneva. The meeting was livestreamed on Zoom. The following members (with voting rights) attended: Elisabeth Antu...

    L’ESPACE Files
  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention: What Role for Rotaract?

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 18:30-19:15

    February is Peace & Conflict Prevention Month. In this honor, we are more than thrilled to host a District lecture by Sibylle Rupprecht, Rotary International Representative amongst the United Nations of Geneva. Please note: the event is open to all prospects, Rotarians and Rotaractors from the ...

    L’ESPACE Sibylle Rupprecht
  • Discussing the future of Rotaract-Rotary Genève International

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 19:15-20:00

    This event is preceeded by a lecture of Sibylle Rupprecht, representative of Rotary International to the United Nations Geneva. The lecture will take place from 6.30pm to 7.15pm in the same location and will be open to all Rotarians, Rotaractors and guest of the District 1990. RSVP here.  Rotary Ge...

    L’ESPACE Mineko Mohri, Marie-José Astre-Démoulin, Coll MacDougall-Hunter
  • The neo-Baroque decor is accompanied by acoustics that are unanimously qualified as exceptional by music lovers.

    Concert night

    Thursday, February 16, 2023 19:30-21:30

    The Rotaract club Genève International is thrilled to be invited by the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève for their concert with renowned pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. The orchestra will be conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy.  Program:7.30pm: Doors opening, name specific entries to be withdrawn at the gue...

    Victoria Hall
  • Rotaract-Rotary Mentorship: Networking Kickoff

    Thursday, February 23, 2023 18:30-20:45

    The speed-mentoring session is the kickstarter event for the 2023 Rotaract-Rotary mentorship program. As a Rotarian, support emerging leaders to help build their confidence, self-awareness, professional skills, network and develop a greater understanding of their potential as a Rotaractor to influe...

    Intercontinental Hotel Geneva
  • Climate, Health, Finance : What are Crises?

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023 18:30-19:30

    Meeting agenda:Welcome and introduction (guest, lecturers)Lecture: Prof. Bettina Borisch, Should we still talk about Crises?Lecture: Coll MacDougall-Hunter, Evaluation of WPD & Beyond; what's new since?

    L’ESPACE Files
  • Dr. Barbora Bruant Gulejova in front of Rotaractors at L'ESPACE.

    Women in STEM & Transforming Violence

    Wednesday, April 5, 2023 18:30-19:30

    Science is present in everything Rotary does: we need statistics to enact the polio eradication program, we need risk estimation for global transportation and biological research on water sanitation. Scientists help us solve the biggest world problems. However, in all STEM fields (science, technolo...

    Next to L’ESPACE Dr. Barbora Bruant Gulejova Files
  • (Postponed in May) Blood Donation & Brunch

    Saturday, April 15, 2023 10:00-13:00

    Giving blood provides an essential lifeline to those in need. Multiple blood types are low in stock in the Geneva region. Currently four out of five people will need blood once in their life. Presently only 2.5% of the Swiss population give their blood. Giving blood the first time can be scary and ...

    Centre de transfusion sanguine (5th floor)
  • '5 Rotary clubs' Apéritif

    Tuesday, May 2, 2023 18:00-20:00

    We are thrilled to share the invitation of Rotary Genève International to its annual Apéritif, shared with members of all 5 Rotary clubs of Geneva. Join us for an evening of conversations and networking, while meeting fellow Rotarians from Geneva! RSVP before 11.59pm on Monday 24th, April 2023, usin...

  • Presidential Meeting / Inter-District Conference (PM/IDK)

    Saturday, May 6, 2023 08:45-22:30

    Dear Fellow Rotaractors, This year's President Meeting (PM) and Inter-District Conference (IDK, D1980, D1990, D2000) will take place in Fribourg on the 6th of May. For this occasion, a location has been booked downtown Fribourg. A big MERCI to Constance de Reau, Marc Denervaud, and their club, the ...

    Grand-Rue 68
  • Concert in support of Ukraine

    Sunday, May 14, 2023 18:00-20:00

    The Rotary Club Thonon Genevois International is organizing a concert in support of Ukraine with tenor Peter Jeffes, pianist and organist Rebecca MacDonald, students of Mr. Jeffes as well as the choir of the World Trade Organization. The concert is accessible without registration and free of charge...

    Auditoire de Calvin
  • Lecture : International Organizations Market & Secrets

    Wednesday, May 17, 2023 18:30-20:00

    Dr. Manuela Morelli has more than 15 years of experience in human resources management, across all HR areas: from recruitment to administration, performance management and learning and development. She has specialized in talent management, which is her passion. She has started her career in private...

    L’ESPACE Manuela Morelli Files
  • Walk The Talk 2023

    Sunday, May 21, 2023 08:30-12:00

    The Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge returns on Sunday, 21 May 2023 to Geneva, Switzerland to provide a healthy kickstart to the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly.  This year, the fourth edition of Walk the Talk coincides with WHO’s 75th anniversary year and provides an opportunity to prom...

    Place des Nations
  • Samedi du Partage

    Saturday, June 3, 2023 08:30-15:00

    Samedi du Partage is a concrete one-day action to fight for food access. Grocery shoppers are offered a pink bag at the start of their shopping session, to be filled and paid for in donation of the Genevan food bank Partage. Rotaractors who take part in the action take on the following tasks:Explai...

    Migros Tourelle
  • Handover Ceremony (Dinner)

    Wednesday, June 14, 2023 19:30-21:00

    As the Rotary year comes to an end on June 30st, we reflected on shared experience and celebrated the 2022-2023 Board comprised of Boris Fernandez (President & Director of Communication), Ari Stojanosvki (Vice-President), Claire Föllings (Treasurer), Takhmina Nasimova (Director of Membership) a...

    Cuisine Lab
  • Board Meeting

    Wednesday, August 30, 2023 19:00-20:00

    Our very first board meeting will take place on August 30th, 19:00. As it is a week before the beginning of our club meetings, we will have the opportunity to catch up, get to know each other, and articulate the plans and expectations that we share for the upcoming year. We kindly ask you to confir...

  • Club meeting & dinner

    Wednesday, September 6, 2023 19:00-20:30

    Our first meeting of the Rotary year 2023-2024 will take place at L'ESPACE, in the neighborhood of Junction. We will celebrate getting "back to work" with a following (optional) dinner, in a restaurant nearby. 

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