Posted by Claudine Schooley
ICC, called CIP (Comités Inter Pays) in Europe, is a growing network of Rotarians around the world. Rotarians concerned with peace and international projects should consider joining the movement and becoming an ambassador for peace. Several Rotarians from District 6630 are already involved to start a section of ICC in Akron with District 2232 Ukraine and District 5240 California. The new committee for ICC is now exploring in depths what it means for our District to be involved in ICC with two other Rotary Districts. The results of our investigations will be discussed at the next meeting: on March 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Portage Country Club, after the regular meeting of the Akron club. The plan is to start this new ICC by signing with the District Governors of Ukraine, California and Ohio with the national coordinators and ICC Council, in Hamburg before the Rotary International Convention opens its doors, on Friday, May 31, 2019.
At the concert Resonance for peace in Belgium two weeks ago, Ovidiu Cos, chair of ICC international, explained to me that ICC is more a personal engagement of Rotarians than a group or club commitment. Each section of ICC is free to choose the projects and the actions Rotarians want to be involved in. It can be a global grant, a project for peace, any humanitarian action, student exchanges, or cultural project. The result will be better networking and new friendships built between different cultures.
In Rotary
Claudine Schooley
Left Photo: International ICC Chair Ovidiu Cos (Romania), Olga Zmiyivska (Ukraine), Elena Matveeva (Russia) and ICC Chair Nominee Cyril Noirtin (France)
Right Photo: Concert Resonance for Peace - Liège, Belgium February 23, 2019 - Artists from Ukraine and Russia