RCSI is now seeking nominations for the 2018 RCSI Ron Pavellas Award for Community Service.
The Ron Pavellas Award for Community Service is a personal stipend of 10 000 SEK.
The award is named in honor of Ron Pavellas, the founder of Rotary Club of Stockholm International.
To be eligible for the award a candidate must be a person born in another country who has become a citizen of Sweden; or, a child of such a person, who must also be a citizen. There is no requirement for when either person became a citizen. The candidate must also be a resident within the Stockholm Metropolitan Area.
Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018.
The full guidelines and nomination form can be found here Guidelines Ron Pavellas Award 2018 and here Nomination_form 2018.
SIRC is now seeking nominations for the 2016 SIRC Ron Pavellas Award for Community Service.
The guidelines and nomination form can be found HERE
Last year’s award recipient was Juan Romero who can be seen to the right of Ron Pavellas in the photo at the bottom of this blog entry.
Help us highlight the voluntary efforts by New Swedes to promote integration. Please help us identify potential candidates and spread the word in your network as we need your nominations.
Ron Pavellas (Charter President of our club)
Eligible for the award are Swedish citizens who were either born in another country or who are the child of a person born in another country and who are also residents in the Stockholm Metropolitan Area. All nominations must be made by a member of a Rotary club in the Stockholm Metropolitan Area.
The Award was established in December 2013 in connection with the 10 year anniversary celebrations of Stockholm International Rotary Club and is named in honor of Ron Pavellas, the founder of Stockholm International Rotary Club. This is the first time that the Ron Pavellas Award for Community Service will be awarded.
On June 4, 2015 there will be an awards ceremony with invited guests where all nominees will be invited to present a poster and network.
Below are the Nomination form and Guidelines for the SIRC Ron Pavellas Award for Community Service 2015. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2015.
Download the Nomination form HERE
Download the Award Guidelines HERE
Although the Connect3e kitchen project that SIRC funded earlier this year was successfully completed some months ago it hasn’t meant that we’ve forgotten about the village and the Karen children who live there; the village is still largely dependent on continuing support Connect3e and donations from others.
Several SIRC club members who’ve been involved with the kitchen project and who’ve personally visited the village on the border between Burma and Thailand over the last 2 years have taken personal initiatives to do even more to help the children who live there recently.
Member Boel Eklund especially has put on her own fund raising event and made a personal contribution in support of the village and Sarah Ouakim has made a personal contribution too. On top of that Art Kosol, Ann Lundgren and Caroline Nyithambe joined Boel recently in a trip out to the village to deliver some of the items and equipment bought with the funds raised and contributed with Art Kosol providing the transport to get them back and forth.
So even if our club run formal service projects to help good causes around the world it doesn’t mean that members should feel inhibited from taking personal initiatives to help out as these members have done with a cause that touched their hearts.
At this week’s club meeting our District Governor, Suzanne Brenning, had the pleasure of presenting Paul Harris Fellowship awards to members Nicholas Thompson and Gustaf-Wilhelm Hellstedt. Member Per Hellsten was also presented with an award in recognition of the generosity he and his hotel has shown the club since SIRC began holding its meetings there some years ago.
Following the award ceremony club president Tomas Sveinsson introduced visiting guests and guest speaker Saidimu Ole Ngais, founder of MAAGI. MAAGI -Maasai Girls Cooperation. Saidimu gave us a thorough insight into the reasons why nearly all Maasai girls in Africa still endure genital mutilation and how his newly established organisation plans to involve male members of Maa society in the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Maasailand over the coming years.
Following the meeting club members and guests moved into the hotel breakfast room for celebratory drinks, snacks and some spontaneous Maasai dancing. Thanks to Per Hellsten and his staff at Hotel Hellsten and Fredrik Svanberg of Gourmet Food AB for providing the snacks and drinks.