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2013.08.12 08:53

First International Rotary handicamp opened in Lithuania

DELFI.lt 2013.08.12 08:53

The first International Rotary Handicamp in Lithuania  was opened on 9 August, 2013, the President of the Vilnius International Rotary Club has informed. 

The first International Rotary Handicamp in Lithuania  was opened on 9 August, 2013, the President of the Vilnius International Rotary Club has informed.

In official camp’s opening’s celebration holidaymakers were greeted by Vilnius International Rotary Club’s president Kornelis Spaans, mayors of Klaipėda and Palanga Vytautas Grubliauskas and Šarūnas Vaitkus who will express respect for project’s organisers and financial supporters – foreign Rotary clubs.

The main purpose of organising the camp for people with disabilities is to draw public attention and make people aware of Rotary activities, reflecting the fundamental idea of ​​the organisation that is helping to whom it is most necessary.

In the handicamp will participate 25 disabled people from Lithuania, Latvia and Russia.

One of the camp’s organisers Rasa Jonušienė claims that this international handicamp is unique opportunity for people with disabilities, being accompanied by a friend or second half, take a rest in great Lithuania’s coastline, travel, meet other cultures and nationalities.

Campers will spend specially for paraplegics’ adapted environment that is located just 50 meters from the Baltic Sea. Camp’s director Raimonda Čejauskienė, member of Klaipėda Aditė Rotary Club, presenting entertaining programme – tennis tournament, trips to Palanga, Klaipėda and Nida, music evenings, canoeing, flight of air-balloons, said that all activities and time spent will make smile each and create unforgettable memories.

This, according to Rotarian Raimonda, members of Klaipėda and other Rotary clubs, is the best reward for all hard work during implementing the project. The Camp’s Director also marks that it will be very adventurous and full of new experiences, activities, will surround participants with positive emotions and diversify routine meeting people of different nationalities.

Lots of heart, time, experience and efforts of Klaipeda Rotary Clubs: Aditė, Concordia 1826 Maris, Old Town, Klaipeda, Queen Louise, Rotaract, Interact, and Rotary Palanga were put to realize the ideas.

Collaborating with foreign Rotary Clubs Vilnius International Rotary Club has collected the necessary funds to implement the project. Rotary Handicamp Lithuania 2013 was sponsored by International Vilnius, Homenhollen (Norway), Winterthur (Switzerland) and Palermo (Italy), Rotary clubs, Rotary Lithuania, D-1460 Rotary District and Rotary Foundation funds. Palermo Rotary Club President Robert Lanza sends special greetings for all campers and organizers.