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Three Rotarians attended Alexandra Hajdu's Oboe Recital at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München on February 7th, 2017.
RCMI started into 2017 with interesting presentations and many guests. For an overview of the month of January please read on…

In the first month of 2017, President Eilfort welcomed a whole bunch of guests – Rotarian and non-Rotarian. Four banners were exchanged.

The January issue of the Rotary Magazin featured an article about RCMI's succesful art auction. Click here to read the article.
This years’ RCMI Christmas Party took place on Monday, December 19th. Superbly organized by our very own Amelie Winkhaus, we enjoyed a lovely evening filled with Christmas spirit.
On Friday, November 11th 2016, we completed another successful charity art auction to the benefit of the Orlandus Lassus Stiftung, the Rotary for Hauner Initiative, the Kunstlinge Project and the social projects of Rotaract Club Munich-International.
We thank all members and guests who contributed to the spectacular evening!
On Monday, October 24th, 2016, RCMI members and friends had the pleasure of enjoying the 10 year anniversary concert of the Orlandus Lassus Foundation, which we have been supporting for many years.
The Orlandus Lassus Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary on October 24th 2016. Rotarians, their guests and friends of the foundation are invited to celebrate with them! Join in on a guided tour of the Musikhochschule as well as a free concert by the talented scholars of the foundation. Please read more about the event and how to register here.

On Saturday, October 8th 2016, a brave and cheerful group of Rotarian hikers set off in Lenggries for a charity hike up to the Brauneck Hütte on 1540m. The proceeds of the charity hike of around €450 went to the Orlandus Lassus Stiftung.
February 2017

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