The wine and cheese fundraiser held last Friday evening turned out to be a great success. Over 80 Rotarians and their guests attended the event and by the end of the evening we’d raised over 44,000 SEK to go towards our club’s international service projects in several countries around the world. This amount is more than the club has ever raised in one single fund raising event since it was established in 2003!
SIRC President, Art Kosol, kicked of the event by introducing H.E. Kire Ilioski, Macedonian Ambassador in Sweden. H.E. Kire Ilioski then introduced himself and Macedonia to the guests finishing off his brief talk by encouraging them to visit his lovely country and discover its history, natural beauty and of course its wines and cheeses better!
SIRC President, Art Kosol, then went on the introduce Mr. Bobban Petrovski from Swecomp AB who represents the Dudin Winery of Macedonia in Sweden and who kindly donated the selection of Macedonian wines enjoyed during the event.
The SIRC events committee led by Christina Sainz de Lindberg were then thanked for organising the entire event with a special mention going to club member Katerina Orovcanec who provided the cheeses and came up with the idea of holding this event in the first place.
Art also introduced 18 visiting members from the Rotary Club of Chateauroux, France who happened to visiting Stockholm and who SIRC invited to attend the event. JL Ollier, International chairperson from the Chateauroux club then stood up to say a few words of thanks and to swap flags with SIRC.
Later on in the evening we had our lottery draw followed by a small auction run by well known antiques expert Peder Lamm.
At the end of the evening and thanks to the generosity shown by sponsors, guests and Rotarians taking part it was announced that we’d raised over 44,000 SEK for our International Service Projects of which you can read more about elsewhere on this website.
Apart from those already mentioned above SIRC would like to thank all those other people who have played a part in organising, donating, sponsoring and participating in this very successful event. Thank you.