On the last day of June 2022, a ceremony was held by the Rotary organization, where half a million dinars were collected for the Jevremovac Botanical Garden.
This ceremony was dedicated to the handover of the governorship in the Rotary District, covering the countries of Serbia and Montenegro. It took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Jevremovac Botanical Garden in Belgrade. The position of governor was taken over by Mr. Nikola Božić, who will serve for the following year. He is an educator and science communicator at the Belgrade Faculty of Applied Ecology and as the Senior Education Consultant at the Franklin Covey Serbia.
This ceremony was dedicated to celebrating the achievements of this global humanitarian movement and the results of the local Rotary clubs. At the same time, it was a fundraising event, and the entire amount of collected donations of 500,000 dinars is dedicated to the Botanical Garden.
The musical program was completed by young musicians from the Youth Philharmonic “Borislav Pašćan” led by maestro Đorđe Pavlović, with a performance of Mozart’s works. Thanks to Rotarian Dimitrije Acevski, the chef at the “Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia,” guests enjoyed the food that reflects the time of the Obrenović family (dedicated to Jevrem Obrenović).
Rotary clubs have many characteristics, and their members are engaged in a wide variety of activities: international character, friendship, classification of each profession, developing goodwill and understanding in the world, insisting on high standards of their professions, concern for other people…
Rotary International is a humanitarian service organization that brings together business and professional leaders to provide community service, promote integrity, and advance g worldwide goodwill, peace, and understanding. It is an anon-political and non-religious organization. Membership is by invitation and based on various social factors. There are over 46,000 member clubs worldwide, with a membership of 1.4 million individuals known as Rotarians.
The Rotary Club is the basic unit of Rotary activity, and each club determines its membership. Most clubs meet weekly when Rotarians can discuss club business and hear from guest speakers. Each club also conducts various service projects within its local community and participates in special projects involving other clubs in the local district and occasionally a particular project in another nation. The Rotary District in the countries of Serbia and Montenegro gathers 66 Rotary clubs and 29 Rotaract clubs, gathering young leaders in the making, with 1500 members.