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Introducing Mirella di Stefano our new club president for 2020-2021

Mirella has a long background in the media industry where she has worked on a number of magazines in the Swedish market covering a wide range of interest areas. Over the years she has built up digital platforms and created many promotional events for the magazines she has worked for.

On the international front Mirella spent part of her working life on the Swedish edition of Cosmopolitan Magazine. In recent years, when working for The Royal Magazine, she found herself in the world of Royalty both nationally and internationally where her passion for creating business and networks found an outlet in royal circles.

Being born in Italy and raised in Sweden has meant that Mirella has experienced and developed a deep appreciation of cultural differences and the challenges of societal integration.Like many people with Italian roots, Mirella has a passion for food with Italian cuisine riding high on her list of favourites! Mirella believes that her interest in good food probably developed in the family run restaurant in Italy that surrounded her during the early years of her life.
Mirella has been a Rotarian since 2016 and is dedicated to the values of Rotary. Helping other people has always been a passion for her and Rotary has given her a world of opportunities to do just that.

Mirella formally takes over as our club president on 1st July, 2020.

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Introducing Sarah Ouakim, our new club president for 2019-2020

Sarah is a serial tech entrepreneur and investor, focusing on finding, embracing and launching disruptive tech with positive social impact.

An authentic Global Citizen from the tender age of three, she has a passion for – as well as currently driving non-profit projects – empowering women and youth leaders as well as championing children. A Rotarian since 2006 and member of the RCSI since 2010, she has always considered RI a beacon of generosity, warmth and support for global citizens and business nomads like herself. 

A tech geek, multicultural nerd and fitness freak rolled into one!

As a global networker using the latest technology available, her academic background in Social Anthropology and International law, helps her follow her dream and mission of breaking stigmas and bridging the gap between generations, genders, cultures and societies around the world.

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First meeting of the Rotary year 2017-2018

Meet people – do good – be happy!

First meeting of the Rotary year 2017-2018

Welcome to participate in the first meeting of the Rotary Club of Stockholm International this new year 2017-2018!


This meeting will have short presentations from our new President Dr. Ulf Eriksson as well as from our Club Officers about Rotary news, plans for the speaker program, special events and other subjects. Come and meet friends after the summer breaks and be inspired.

Thursday August 17th, 18:00

at Hotel Hellsten, Luntmakargatan 68,


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Introducing SIRC’s President for Rotary Year 2014-2015

The 1st July marks the beginning of the new Rotary Year 2014-2015. On that date SIRC member Ulrika Wennberg takes over the reigns as SIRC club president.

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Ulrika Wennberg is an entrepreneurial business leader who has been working in the life sciences industry in Stockholm for the past seven years. She is 44 years old and lives in Huddinge.

Ulrika transferred  to Stockholm International Rotary Club in 2008, after being an active member of the Malmö International Rotary Club for two years.

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SIRC Kicks off the new Rotary Year 2011-2012

August 11th, 2011 : SIRC meetings returned to Hotel Hellsten from it’s summer holiday location in downtown Stockholm. As this was the first formal weekly meeting of the new Rotary Year Art Kosol, our outgoing president, kicked off the meeting by handing over the reigns to our new president for the year Tomas Sveinsson.

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Tomas promptly took over and proceeded to welcome all members back after the break and introduce visiting Rotary guests from Italy, Mr. & Mrs. Pierluigi Fiori of Perugia Est. RC and Steingrimur  Jonsson, Past President of The Louis de Geer RC in Norrkoping. RC flag exchanges then took place with Steingrimur taking the opportunity of telling us a bit about the De Geer family and how the club came to be named after Louis de Geer.

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The speaker for the evening was Assistant Governor for District 2350 (our district) Margareta Hoelcke who gave an inspiring talk about “What it means to be a Rotarian”. Margareta then took questions from the floor for a few minutes before Tomas handed her our “Certificate of Appreciation” for her speech.

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Finally, we finished off the evening by having drinks and food that Frederick Svanberg from Gourmet Foods kindly supplied. On the whole a great kick-off for the year with lots of enthusiastic members keen to get going in tackling the plans set out for the club for the year.