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Dear Rotary Friends,

Time flies so quickly and we are already in Advent the pre Christimas time, when we meet with friends, go to benefit concerts, sell mulled wine or Christmas punch all to help those who are not so lucky and do not have so much as we do.

This is family month in our Rotary calendar its a month in which we remember our family ties and relationships, as well as the wonderful fellowship in our big Rotary family. Its a month in which we invite our nearest and dearest to many lovely events, so we can also bring them into the activities of Rotary life.

December is also a club month, because you elect your future president for the Rotary year: 2016- 2017 and you place this information into the Rotary International database (please send a copy of this information to our District Secretary, Ota Kovar:, as well as also placing on the RI database those members, whom you have elected to Club Board positions for the Rotary year 2015-2016. Please don’t forget the important dates of 31.12.2014 by which your Club will have had its election! And 31.1.2015, by which you will have informed both RI and the District. This will maintain good communications by each club with RI as well as with the District! Attached is a helpful translation of the New Invoice Process a reminder of the new Club Membership Dues Invoice from RI from 1.1.2015.

I sincerely invite all future Club Presidents and Secretaries, to PETS President Elect Training Seminar - in Olomouc on 14 15.3.2015; DGE Vladimir Adamek will send out an invitation and registration form at a later date.

At this time of Club elections, its a good opportunity to think about a potential candidate for District Governor from amongst your members for the Rotary year 2017-2018 and Ihave named a Nomination Committee in line with the Manual of Procedures of RI, with chairman PDG František Ryneš. The Nomination Committee will prepare a timetable, which will be issued with the following DG letter in January 2015.

At Christmas time, we are more sensitive to, and think more deeply about and are more aware of our nearest and dearest and also of our surroundings. It is a time to ponder on what we have achieved, what makes us happy and also what makes us serve others and do good in the future. Many Rotary Clubs in the Czech Republic have committed themselves to contributing financially to the Bone Marrow Foundation. Please remember this committment, as you read the attached letter from Rotarian Jan Machálek from RC Poděbrady, who, along with others, gives his time and energy to this Foundation.

One of our Avenues of Service is to the Young Generation, and I am very happy to be able to attach to my monthly letter an invitation to young people to attend a great event RYLA, which for many years has been organised by our Rotarian Zdenek Michalek. Please don’t forget to find appropriate young people, potential leaders, and invite them to RYLA it is a wonderful worthy event.

Dear Rotarian friends, thank you for our work together this half year, thank you for all your good deeds and activities for others, and I wish you a wonderful Christmas, full of love, happiness and family joy.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to implement so many projects, and for all the young people’s lives you have changed!

I wish you a very happy New Year and all the best, peace, hope, health and happiness in 2015

Jozefa Poláková

Last Thursday instead of our general club meeting we organised a Rotary Gourmet Fellowship evening in cooperation with Prague City. It was a night full of food, drink and socialising, getting to know more about members of Rotary International’s Prague clubs. We would really like to thank our friend and fellow Rotarian, Mamun Saiz, for putting together such a fantastic menu and his staff at Curry House for delivering world class service.

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The ROTARY CLUB PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL mulled wine stall was a great success once again and raised funds for MODRY KLIC o.p.s. helping children and adults with mental and combined handicap. THANK YOU to all who helped with the stall and of course everyone who bought the delicious mulled wine!

Please mark your calendars for Saturday 14 February 2015 for our annual members for members dinner party.
The theme of this year's party will be 1920s prohibition, so ladies and gents please get your period dress ready. If you need inspiration, please do an online image search for "Boardwalk Empire". Real machine guns will not be allowed, however, food and "booze" will be available in copious amounts.
The venue is to be confirmed, but we have provisionally booked the appropriately named "Trick Bar" at Malostranska Beseda, which has a capacity of about 100. The Trick Bar is comprised of 4 rooms: a sit-down bar, a dance floor with stage, and two lounges/saloons. The place looks like a "speak easy," that used to be very popular during the 1920s in the US.
More details to follow, including programme and where proceeds of the evening will be donated.

Kristýna is a high school student in Prague, who under the Rotary Youth Exchange programme spent a year in Ecuador, where she lived in a local family and went to school. In a radio interview Kristýna explains how the experience was life changing. She arrived in the capital, Quito, with only a few words of Spanish, however went on to enjoy life with the local host family so much that it was a tear filled good-bye when she had to leave a year later.
You can read about her experience and listen to the interview HERE (In Czech)
For more information about the Rotary Youth Exchange Student Programme click HERE

Thanks to work done by LOMMA – BJÄRRED ROTARY CLUB in Sweden we have been able to cooperate and help to improve the teaching of dyslexic and other special needs children at the Klíček school. There is almost no training or resource available to teachers of children with special requirements in the Czech Republic and thanks to our Swedish partners the Principal David Havelka and special needs teacher Veronika Petreková from the Klíček school spent a week in Lomma visiting two schools, acquiring a lot of new information and getting help with the provision of special materials needed for their children. 
We look forward to following their progress.



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