Dear current, incoming, and past Leaders of Inter-Country Committees, fellow Rotarians,
Next Sunday from November 24 to 28 , Chen and I will be delighted to welcome Rotarians from all over the world who will join us in Jerusalem, Israel's capital , the symbol city, an icon chosen to host the Institute and the seminar preparation of Governors Elect Training Seminar, an Institute of exception for Zones 14, 19, 20A and 20B , but open to anyone who wants to live an important opportunity to connect people, cultures and continents.
An opportunity to some extent, historical . The Rotary thus shows its vocation to be present in areas where strongest and most demanding are the expectations of the Communities, where Rotary initiative might have a strong impact on the quality of life right of those Communities.
A place, this of Jerusalem, a crossroads of global challenges , in which the presence of the Inter Country Committees and their programs is of particular significance . For this reason it has been planned not only the preparation of Governors during the GETS (in English and German), but also the development of skills in the field of international understanding, mutual awareness and appreciation of diversities through a workshop that will take place on Tuesday 26 from 8 to 12:30 .
The presence of African countries , Middle Eastern and European , will be an extraordinary opportunity to develop initiatives in favor of international understanding , knowledge, and therefore peace.
On behalf of my Co-Conveners
Jacques di Constanzo, RI Director 2012-2014
Holger Knaack, RI Director 2013 - 2015
PDG Avner Fuchs, Institute Chairman,
PP Stanley Finkelstein, Institute Secretary
DG Shaul D`Angeli 2013-2014, District 2490
We all wish you an exciting time and rewarding stay during the Jerusalem Institute
Yours in Rotary,
Gideon M. Peiper, RI Director 2012-2014, Jerusalem Institute 2013 Convener