Completion of the rotary course 2021-2022 and delivery to the new president for the academic year 2022-2023
Having reached the end of the rotary course 2021-2022, which began with the Summer Festival, held on June 26, 2021, Dra. Andreas La Via (photo), President of the Rotary Club Riva del Garda, the first female representative convened for this position, can state with obvious satisfaction that she has achieved the goals set, including the consolidation of the Affiliation, with the entry of four new members.
The activity developed focused mainly on Service Initiatives, some also promoted with the other Rotary Clubs of the Province of Trento, as well as with the other Club Services of the Upper Garda.
Specifically, a project for schools called “Arianna Service” was carried out, already concluded in 2021 with the involvement of Presidents 20-21 Sandro Rigo, 21-22 Manuela La Via and 22-23 Roland Weithaler: donation in the laboratories of the classes of the technological sector of the ITET Floriani Institute of Riva del Garda of an advanced system of georadiolocation.
The members met with students from high schools in the area (ITET Floriani and UPT Arco) to explain their studies and their profession in the framework of “exit-oriented” school projects, consisting of help young people choose their future career. more consciously once they graduate.
Support has continued for the Eliodoro Social Cooperative – which has been involved for decades in activities aimed at the growth, integration and social inclusion of children and adults in situations of need, disadvantage, marginalization or vulnerability – with the aim of supporting the Cooperative in the education of young people. people a real job that develops self-esteem, inserts them into society and makes them financially self-sufficient, projects called “centers to do”: a feasibility study carried out by a member of the Club, an engineer by profession, related to the recovery of an abandoned building for the construction of professional laboratories; a contribution was made to the purchase of an oven for firing pottery; they support the activities of the tailoring workshop, in which some girls have learned, from the basics, the profession of seamstress and now make tailoring to various brands. Artifacts from the ceramics and tailoring center are already on sale in the shop opened by the Cooperative on Viale San Francesco in Riva del Garda.
This year, there has also been a small support for the “common place” social gathering space, which for some years has been pursuing the goal, through laboratory activities, cultural and leisure events and meeting moments, of fostering relationships through coexistence, making the most of everyone’s skills, a precious resource for the community as well. A space designed for everyone and open to everyone, where you can share your passions, learn new things, feel less alone, which is having great success among the citizens of Riva and beyond.
Together with the Lions Club Arco Riva del Garda, the RC Riva del Garda was present at the Solidarity Table, for its contribution to initiatives to support the most vulnerable people and families in our territory, with the direction of the social services of the Valley Community.
Together with the Lions Club Arco Riva del Garda and the youth of the Rotaract Club Rovereto-Riva del Garda, the Club participated in “la Sarca tout nu”, an ecological awareness day consisting of cleaning the embankments of the river Sarca.
As cultural services, the evening of concentrated music open to the public “Music and memory” was co-organized, the pieces of which were performed by the classes of the Liceu Musical of the Maffei Institute of Riva del Garda, with the intervention of the Master and conductor. Francesco Lotoro, as well as participated with a contribution in support of the Foundation that has been involved for decades in the recovery, conservation, restoration and dissemination of works, songs, scores, pieces, scores, written or transmitted orally, produced by interns. in the Nazi and Stalinist camps.
In addition, our Club has offered the City Council of Riva del Garda four historical and cultural itineraries or as they are called “urban trekking”, each of which ideally combines monuments and places of historical and cultural interest according to a logical thread : the Maroon Shore. , the Riva degli Stucco, the fortified city and places of Jewish memory. The four panels representing the four paths will be placed in the Piazzetta San Rocco, a place chosen because it includes the four themes of the paths: it is located behind the church of San Rocco with its fine stucco, in the heart of the Jews . neighborhood, close to the fortified walls and a stone’s throw from the monuments designed by the architect Maroni.
The project, designed by the architect Francesca Odorizzi, with contributions also from the Superintendence of Fine Arts of the Province and the MAG, is not limited to the graphic representation of the roads but refers, through the QR code, present both panels as in each monument included in the itineraries, in the dedicated link of the institutional site of the City of Riva del Garda, so that the visitor, at any point along the way, can consult it and find a lot of information and cultural knowledge. The site will also expand in the future with new content and links, also from other scholars and organizations: the idea of Rotary is, in fact, to encourage collaborations for the continuous enrichment of a cultural container.
The project will be completed with the provision of spaces within the visiting path of the hydroelectric plant, Maron’s work included in the itinerary with the furniture designed by Maroni for his sister as a wedding gift.
The Rotary Club Riva del Garda, together with clubs from all over the Triveneto District, finally helped to support the Ukrainian population by purchasing medicines and medical supplies sent directly to Ukrainian doctors, thanks to the bridge formed by the different rotary clubs. of foreign states along the route from Italy to war theaters, passing through Romania.
RC Riva del Garda also took part in the 27th edition of the Garda Forum, promoted with the other two Rotary Garda clubs, organized this year by the RC Salò-Desenzano del Garda, held in Lonato (BS) on May 24, 2022, with the theme: “G (u) arda che Musei”, as well as at the 17th edition of the Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol Rotary Prize, promoted together with the other ten Rotary Clubs in the Region and awarded this year to Dr. Georg Kaser, with the awards ceremony held in Bolzano on May 30, 2022.
As for the program, meetings have been held to study the following topics of general interest: “The coffee cup: a treasure chest containing Italian tradition and distant cultures” (lecturer Dr. Lorenzo Martinelli); “Drunk driving, criminal and administrative consequences, in accordance with art. 186 CdS ”(lawyer Francesca Zanoni); “Consider Your Seed: Dante’s World Heritage Site” (Supervisor Prof. Gregorio Vivaldelli); “Man and the Universe between Physics and Metaphysics” (speaker Vittorio Rasera); “Budget from the beginning of the council and future projects” (speaker the mayor of the municipality of Riva del Garda Dr. Cristina Santi); “La Dolce Riva” (speaker Dr. Vittorio Colombo); “The futuristic house Depero in Rovereto” (architect supervisor Maurizio Scudiero); “The activities of the Eliodoro Cooperative” (supervised by the acting Director Dr. Danila Carrara); “PNRR and the PAT” (speaker of the Provincial Councilor for Economic Development, Research and Employment Dr. Achille Spinelli); “The issue of Juliano-Dalmatian refugees in Trentino Alto Adige” (supervisor Prof. Giorgio Mezzalira); “Le Cartiere del Garda” (supervised by General Manager, Dr. Michele Ferrari).
This is how Dr. Manuela La Via ended her own vintage, on the occasion of the coexistence planned for next Friday, June 24, at 8 pm, in the Restaurant of the Hotel Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort, in Riva del Garda , will be able to deliver the necklace of the President to Eng. Roland Weithaler, elected President for the year 2022-2023, the year in which the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Club will be celebrated, which took place on December 13, 1962.
The relative celebration, which has already been attended by the Governor of the Rotary District 2060 for the 2022/2023 school year, Dra. Tiziana Agostini, to which the members of the Rotary Club Rovereto, the sponsoring club, and the members of Rotary will be invited. The Starnberg Club (Germany), twinned with RC Riva del Garda since 1968, will take place on 10 December.
Eng. Roland Weithaler (born in 1967 in Augsburg, Germany), a resident of Riva del Garda, worked for 12 years in three different paper mills, including Cartiere del Garda, as a production line manager. , since 2021, has been the legal representative of a company specializing in industrial tents, a member of the Rotary Club Riva del Garda since 2014), will be assisted by the Board of Directors, composed as follows: President Roland Weithaler, Vice President Andrea Dalponte, Former President Manuela La Via, Secretary Claudia De Scolari Bonatti, Prefect Germano Berteotti, Treasurer Augusto Betta, Councilors Piero Avella, Roberto Calzà, Mauro Chizzola, Mauro Pederzolli, Vittorio Rasera, Claudio Zanoni and Francesca Zanoni .
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