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Welcome to Rotary Club Prague International

Welcome to Rotary Club Prague International

Prague International

Having Fun Doing Good!

We meet Thursdays at 06:00 PM
Barcelo Old Town Hotel
C/ Celetná 29/288
Prague,  110 00
Czech Republic
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A club meeting with a difference - poetry and prose.  RCPI is innovating and this weeks meeting tested out a new format with universal approval. In the delightfully cool surroundings of the old cellars of the Bacelo Hotel, we assembled, enjoyed welcome drinks and tapas food and proceeded to listen to members reciting poems they brought along. The range of material was truly entertaining including Spike Milligan, Sir John Betjeman, Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling and many more. Some members brought poems they had written themselves and one member composed a poem during the evening. The fast fire limericks were much enjoyed by all.
A super evening with a difference which was only temporarily interrupted by the 8pm bell marking the end of the official meeting however continued on with more poems and prose. The members and guests also heard about the virtues and tremendous literary output of the Czech Republics most famous poet, writer and inventor: Jára Cimrman.
 
 
Eckart Baum, CFO of E-ON in Czech Republic gave a fascinating presentation to RCPI Rotarians and guests at our most recent club meeting. Eckart explained the background to the global and European energy industry, the policies of the EU, market forces and decreasing electricity prices on the wholesale trading exchanges whilst the consumer price continues to rise. E-On is particularly innovative and will shortly be splitting the company into two components to focus on generation and energy resources and a second part to focus on the interaction with the consumer.
Eckart went on to describe how energy may have a role in current conflict such as in Ukraine. He showed an interesting map which shows the shale gas deposits in Ukraine and beside it a map of the current conflict zones - the correlation is certainly thought provoking.
The topic really stirred the audience and the questions came in close succession. A big thank you to Eckart for such an insightful presentation
 
Picture: Gerry Tipple, RCPI (Left), Eckart Baum, EON (Right)
 
 
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A welcome from Petr Smejcky - President 2015/16

Dear Members, Friends and prospective Members,,
 
I am thrilled to be able to be able to greet you all in my capacity as President 2015/16 of RCPI. Our club has an outstanding reputation which is nothing other than the sum of the energy, drive and commitment which our Members and Friends have shown over the past months and years.  New members have joined us bringing a wide range of interest and talents to our club. My main focus is to give everyone a chance to participate and contribute to the club and the charities we support in whatever way they can.
If you are interested in Rotary and joining our club then come along to one of our meetings where you will see that we are a group of fun loving individuals with a common aim of "doing good and having fun". ROTARY is a great way to meet like minded people from diverse backgrounds, professions and cultures.
 
My motto for the year: All for one, one for all
 
Yours,
 
Petr Smejcky
President
RC Prague International
 
 

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Speakers

Aug 06, 2015
Martin Pauer, Ph.D.
Planetary research
Aug 07, 2015
Friday lunch - Trial meeting
Just good conversation
Aug 13, 2015
Jana Merunková
Non-Profit Organisation "YourChance"
 

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