Rotary Club Prague International
RCPI News and Stories
"2016 will be a record year" said Jiří Kraus, referring to the number of passengers passing through Prague Airport, when he presented at a recent RCPI Club Meeting. Jiri has a long association with the airport having started as a technician working on the runway systems and is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vaclav Havel Airport.
Jiri explained how the airport has expanded from a single terminal back in 1937 and is now the second busiest airport in Central and Eastern Europe.
Running an airport is a complex business. More than 14,000 people work at the site of the airport and at peak times the airport can handle more than one aircraft per minute. This requires planning, coordination and a cool head. "We have to continue to update and evolve", said Jiri, commenting on the recent refurbishment of the Terminal 1 arrivals area to make it more visitor friendly as well as the installation of the new air bridges to handle the Airbus A380 which flies regularly between Prague and Dubai.
Sanan, President of RCPI, thanked Jiri for a fascinating and insightful presentation and a behind the scenes look at a facility which most of us have used at one time or another.

Indian Food Helps! is back and will be delivering wonderful Indian lunches to offices around the city during the week commencing 17 October 2016.

All the proceeds from this action will go towards supporting primary schooling in rural Rajasthan. We will buy equipment for the schools, exercise books and writing materials, school uniforms, hygiene kits and pay school fees for poor families. We also arrange health checks and basic treatment for children and mothers.

One lunch can enable us to buy 2 exercise books or a workbook and pencil. Five lunches can pay for the school fees of one child for a year. All proceeds will be spent on the materials without deduction of any administration costs. Find out how to order HERE

Great countryside, great company, great food, great walking  and a lot of laughter. That was the formula when 9 members of RCPI joined our partner club Rotary Club Bristol Breakfast for a long weekend of walking in the Welsh countryside.
On the first day we walked part of the Wye valley way from Chepstow to the fabulous Tintern Abbey and returned along a section of Offa's Dyke.
The Black Mountains were our challenge on day two with a steep ascent however we enjoyed superb views as a reward. Of course a pub lunch was a mandatory break in the middle of the day with sampling of ales. A whole weekend in wales in October without a drop of rain - we were very lucky!
A big thank you to all our friends from Bristol who were superb hosts and organisers of a very memorable weekend.
Cars, technology, passion, innovation and a clear strategy for the future was the message from Mr Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda when fourty Rotarians from RCPI and RC Bohemia visited the Skoda facilities in Mlada Boleslav. Following a very kind invitation from Florian Weymar we not only toured the museum, listened to the CEO, toured the factory but also enjoyed a superb dinner in the restaurant.
It was interesting to see the dedication and focus Skoda apply to everything they do from training the staff to innovation and of course manufacturing. Mr Maier explained that because of the product and the quality, the Skoda client is one of the most brand loyal in the industry. One can see why when visiting the factory which is meticulously organised to deliver over 1000 high quality vehicles per day. Both clubs thanked Mr Maier and Florian for their tremendous hospitality and presented Mr Maier with a gift as a token of our appreciation.
Bernhard Maier, Florian Weymar
A welcome from RCPI President Sanan Phutrakul
Dear Members, Friends and prospective Members,,
I would like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Prague International (RCPI), based in one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe. Founded in 1998, RCPI is the largest and only English-speaking Rotary club in District 2240, with a professionally and culturally diverse membership. Our club prides itself on the service projects we carry out year-to-year, as well as a breadth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm our club members bring with them.
This year’s theme is “Rotary Serving Humanity”, and as you can see on the following pages, that is exactly what our club does… serve people who are in need. Whether it is supporting local charities like Modrý Klíč or supplying clean water to communities in India, RCPI members are committed to service above self through a robust and entertaining schedule of activities and events that we schedule throughout the year.
My goals for the year are focused on New Generations Service with an emphasis on Rotaract and Interact club support; supporting our growing membership in both acquisition and retention; support for the Rotary Foundation centennial anniversary; and strengthening community outreach with local businesses and organizations through various activities planned throughout the year.
I am proud and honoured to represent the Rotary Club of Prague International and I wish a very warm welcome to you all.
RC Prague International

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