The Rotary Club of Marbella invited KAMSYN Founder Emile E. ISSA OMC to give his Conference ”Communication in the Digital Age”. After welcoming the Rotarians and their distinguished guests, RC Marbella President Sr. Antonio Valverde introduced the speaker highlighting his international experience and expertise. The Conference was held in the Club’s Headquarters in prestigious Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella and featured themes such as Strategic Communication, PR, Digital Transition, Image Optimization and Market Access in the Digital Era.
Sr. Issa shared insights and examples based on his office’s journey based in Beirut, Lebanon, providing communications consulting services for Multinationals, SMEs, NGOs, Public figures and Governments in specific fields such as Information & Communication Technology, Luxury, Hospitality, Healthcare and more. In parallel to his professional activities, Sr. Issa gives communication workshops worldwide to empower Youth in challenging societies, also supporting charity fundraising initiatives in the media.
In the Club meeting following his conference Sr. Issa was officially welcome as a new member of the Rotary Club of Marbella by President Sr. Antonio Valverde and the Club Committee upon recommendation of his two distinguished sponsors Past-President Sr. Meinrad Busslinger & Past-President Sr. Cecilio Moles. The Rotary pin was delivered by PP Sr. Cecilio Moles. Following which Sr. Issa thanked the Rotary Club President, Club Committee, members & his Sponsors putting his efforts to promote the values of the Rotary ‘Service Above Self’.
Photos courtesy of Visual Media Experts Jordi Gil Fernandez & Jordi Muñoz.
The Rotary Club of Marbella meets every Tuesday at 20h30pm in the prestigious Puente Romano Hotel. The Rotary Club of Marbella was born on January 29, 1978.
Among the Prestigious founders of the Rotary Club of Marbella: Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Jaime de Mora and Aragon, Antonio Belón Cantos, Patrick Op de Beeck, Manolo Cruces, Juan Berjano, Juan del Rio, Jan Van Deebt, Jaime Torrabadella, Bruno Mols.
Thanks to the enthusiastic support of Prince Alfonso who offered his famous hotel as the first provisional headquarters where RC Marbella stayed for the first two years.
The Prince himself, who was also the promoter of what would soon be the Hotel Puente Romano, suggested that the Club would move its definitive headquarters to his five-star establishment; benefiting that the founding president, Jaime Torrabadella was the first CEO of the aforementioned Hotel Puente Romano. Thirty years later, the Rotary Club of Marbella has the same headquarters.
The Rotary Club was founded in Evanston (Chicago) in 1905 as the first worldwide organization dedicated to volunteer service, ROTARY has spread rapidly around the world. Clubs meet weekly to enjoy fellowship and to discuss local and global issues. Clubs are non-denominational, non-governmental entities open to all races, cultures and creeds.
Rotary International, the first voluntary service organization in the world, is made up of almost 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and regions. Its international network of partners is made up of business, professional and civic leaders who contribute their time and knowledge to serve in their communities and around the world.
The first service club in the world was the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, founded on February 23, 1905 by attorney Paul P. Harris and three of his friends: a merchant, a merchant in coal and a mining engineer. Harris wanted to rescue the spirit of friendship that reigned among the merchants of the town where he had grown up. The name “Rotary” was derived from the practice that originated at the beginning of the club and that consisted in rotating the meeting places, celebrating them alternately in the office of each one of the members. Rotary Club Bell Ville was founded on May 15, 1938.
THE ROTARY MOTTO
Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self” exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the more than 1.2 million members of the organization. Rotary’s work throughout the world is characterized by the strong bonds of fellowship and the meaning of service projects that it implements in the community and internationally.
SERVICE TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD
All Rotary clubs share a fundamental goal: to provide service in the local community and to assist people in need around the world. When serving on projects, partners are informed about the club’s participation in local and international initiatives and can contribute their time and expertise in those places where they are most needed.
Rotarians are men and women who volunteer to improve the quality of life in their communities and throughout the world. The club constitutes a representative sample of the professional and business life of the locality. All Rotary clubs in the world meet weekly, are apolitical, non-sectarian, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
Rotarians implement service projects in the community to provide solutions to critical problems such as violence, drug addiction, situations that affect youth, AIDS, hunger, environmental destruction and illiteracy. All Rotary clubs are autonomous and choose their respective service projects based on local needs.
Rotarians collaborate with youth to help them overcome the challenges that current society presents. Through their participation in the Rotary-sponsored Interact clubs (for high school students), the Rotaract clubs (for young adults) and the Rotary Seminars for Young Leaders, the youth of the world learns to develop leadership qualities and know the Importance of serving the community. The Rotary Youth Exchange program provides an opportunity for high school students to expand their vision of the world and initiate friendships in different countries.