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Prof. Carmel Lino Cutajar  President 2016-2017 
Welcome to the Rotary Club Malta website
Through our web site we aim to reach out to the community which we serve, both in Malta and beyond, to communicate with our members, our colleagues in Sicily with whom we share a District and all Rotarians interested to know more about the activities of our club and perhaps also pay us a visit.Visitors are sure to receive a warm welcome.
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The President has announced the date of Friday May 12th as the evening of the Rotary Club Malta Annual Fundraising Dinner. Details to follow.

Nunzio Scibilia District Governor 2016-2017
Dear friends in Rotary,
Palermo, 1st January 2017
Our organization aims to spread the value of serving which is the motor of each of our actions. What we set ourselves to is:
·      The promotion and development of friendly relations between members for the general good.
·      The carrying out of each professional and business activity with rectitude respecting the dignity of each form of collaboration and exercising this to the best of our ability giving priority to making ourselves useful to the community.
·      Exercising each private, professional and public action according to the ideal of service.
·      Promoting reciprocal understanding, cooperation and peace at all levels in the world by spreading friendly relations among people involved in different economic and professional activities which share the common will to serve.
District has published what should be a very interesting and colourful book, to which the three local Maltese clubs  have contributed and it has Italian and Maltese texts.
The book is priced at only €15 and we have ordered 50 copies.
Please order your copies from the Secretary:

Rotarians, Rotary clubs and districts plus Rotary supporters from throughout the world have responded with messages of support and donations to aid Rotary Italy to assist the communities of Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo and Molise to recover from the devastating earthquakes earlier this year.
Rotary Club Malta are asking you to make a donation which will, in some way, assist the communities that were hit by these earthquakes.
For information on making the donation please CLICK HERE

The President Lino Cutajar was present on November 11th at the reception to celebrate 25 years of Dar il-Kaptan. He was joined by Rotary Club Malta President Elect Robert Ghirlando,Secretary Tonio Cushieri and Frank Salt. Dar il-Kaptan has been sponsored by Rotary Club Malta.

Francesco Arezzo, a Past District Governor of our District, 2110 - Sicily & Malta, has been elected as a Rotary International Board Director, representing Rotarians in Italy and France, for the period 2018-2020.

Rotary Club Malta members largest single club participants at the CIP Meeting

Nine members from Rotary Club Malta attended the CIP Fellowship meeting held at Bra Italy between the 8th and 11th September 2016. As usual our club’s attendance was the largest single club in number of participants attending the weekend. The meeting is a fellowship reunion between Italian,Swiss,Liechtenstein and Maltese Rotarians and wives. Many of the participants attending are repeaters and the languages spoken during the weekend are Italian and English.

We were lodged at Albergo Cantina Ascheri in Bra, which is located over a winery on the ground floor and lower cellars. We were hosted to a visit by the owner of the Cantina Ascheri, producing Barolo, Barbaresco and Gavi wines.Christina Ascheri, who is the hotel owner and a Rotarian,was also chairman of the hosting committee.

Bra and the surrounding cities are connected with the growing of vines and the production of quality wines.A highlight of our visit was the visit to  the Cantina of Fontanafredda which is the largest winery in Italy producing a vast selection of quality wines.We were then dined on the winery grounds in the evening at their five star restaurant.   

The topic of the speakers on the Saturday morning meeting was food, water and climate of the area we visited. All very interesting subjects that had our full attention. Next year’s meeting will be held in the Puglia area in Italy between the 21st and 24th September 2017, and new participants from the three Maltese Rotary clubs will be most welcome to attend.

August 2016
Dear Fellow Rotarians, 
First of all, I would like to thank the previous board members so ably led by John Cooper. The new board met a few days ago and immediately set about planning a road map for the coming Rotary year.I wish to thank the members for their enthusiasm and support.
A few weeks ago I sent a questionnaire to all our members asking for their views on our club.The few who answered were all enthusiastic and found little to question or even suggest. As I had occasion to point out to the new board I am more pragmatic. Our club is an ageing one and this raises serious problems which need to be faced now and solutions found.  In an exercise carried out by Secretary Tonio, 65% of our membership is over 65 years. This does not augur well for the future and creates logistic difficulties as well as certain obligations.
The most salient logistic consideration is the need to rejuvenate our membership.This demands a concerted effort by all of us. We need to attract associates preferably in their late 40’s and early 50’s (although others are of course not excluded).  I shall keep harping on this issue during my presidency as I am truly concerned about the future of our club.
The increasing age of our membership has already had a tangible effect: some elderly members have resigned; some have remained active (or partially so). Of more concern are those members who are plagued with illnesses and other personal problems.  Our club has certain obligations to these members which hitherto have been largely given little attention.  I am therefore proposing a humanitarian approach focussing on the personal needs of our deserving members. I am appointing a small Club Welfare Team who will monitor our membership especially focussing on health problems (perhaps visits at home or in hospital), family bereavement – and, on a more pleasant level, perhaps sending e-birthday cards.This venture needs the cooperation of all our membership.  Anyone who is aware of any of our members who are experiencing personal problems should contact Secretary Tonio who will pass the information to our Welfare Team.
I apologise if I sound rather parochial, but these are issues in which I strongly believe for the benefit of our club.  I assure you that Rotary Club Malta remains vibrant and strong. I have appointed a number of sub committees (see attached doc) with specific terms of reference.We shall continue with our humanitarian projects. Indeed, at our first board meeting we have already examined a number of projects. I shall keep you updated.
We are also exploring a number of social activities and fund- raising events.Unfortunately, the first event, the Kon Tiki boat race had to be postponed because of inclement weather. Ulli has been working non-stop on this event and he deserves all our support. 
I wish you all a pleasant summer.  Remember the Mejda Rotarian.
Lino Cutajar

Lino Cutajar.  President of Rotary Club Malta 2016-2017
On Monday July 4th at the "Reef Club" the retiring President John Cooper handed over the chains of office to Lino Cutajar. Nearly 100 members and guests attended the Handover Dinner and during the evening John Cooper outlined his year of office and the achievements of Rotary, including the Gala Dinner where a sum of €27,000.00 had been collected for the purchase of a mini van for Caritas. Other events included a successful Hands on Day, and the Dinner for the District Governor and the RI President in November 2015. He thanked all the members for making his year in office a memorable one.
        For pictures of the evening please click here: PhotoAlbums/president-s-hand-over-dinner-2016

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