The weekend of the 15th – 17th of June will see 500 Rotarians from Sicily and Malta celebrate a year of service within the community under the guidance of John de Giorgio, District Governor for Sicily and Malta.
The 93 clubs (3 in Malta and Gozo) which make up the district, have over 3,700 members plus a strong Roteract (18-30 year olds) and Interact (14-18 year olds) membership.
“Part of the role is to visit every club in the district and deliver the message of the International President which this year was to ‘Make A Difference’, and stimulate the work on projects in the community. Amongst the hundreds of projects are the recently opened music room at Dar Il Providenza, support for the Friends of the sick and Elderly in Gozo, teaching migrants to sew and create a sustainable line of clothing and home furnishings, building and supporting schools in India, feeding and clothing the homeless in Palermo, teaching children to read, providing medical facilities for the underprivileged, creating a youth orchestra and manning ‘soup kitchens’” said John de Giorgio. “in addition, this year Rotary pledged to plant a tree for every one of the 1.2 million members world-wide, in our district – we almost planted 2 each – with an amazing 6,200 trees planted across the district; creating green spaces for the communities and providing an asset for disabled centres who use gardening as a form of therapy and education.”
De Giorgio will hand over chain of office of Rotary District 2110 to incoming Governor Titta Salemi from Vittoria, in the province of Ragusa. The next Governor from Malta will serve in 2028/29.
The District Congress will take place at The Westin with a gala dinner at the MCC with a concert featuring tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens and Soprano Nicola Said, generously supported by Sicilia Outlet Village, Conventions Malta and Dragonara Casino.
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