The Moscow German Newspaper No 3, February 2002
On time for the 97 anniversary of Rotary, the Rotary Club Moscow International start a series of Charity concerts. Different diplomatic missions in Moscow are supporting this charity program. For the first concert the German Ambassador and his wife invited prestigious sponsors to the residence. Proceeds will be used to support needy children in one of Moscow music schools. Service About Self – describes Josef Marous the objective of the 1,2 millions Rotarians. He and the President Carlo Natale were charter members of the only English speaking club in Russia, which has as members 30 leaders in different professions. There are four more German speaking members such as the vice-secretary Raban von Studnitz, Manager at the Fela Planungs AG or the Preussag Chief in Russia Tiberius Braun. The Rotary Club Moscow International supports different social projects, tells the General Consul of Switzerland Alain Burdet. As chairman of the community service committee he is responsible for the charity projects of the RCMI, for example the support of orphans leaving orphanages through social workers, supply of computers and sewing machines to a girl prison in Ryasan and supplying computers to schools and orphanages. Volker Undorf, the chairman of the WestLB Vostok and chairman of the fundraising committee is looking for new sponsors to help finance some of the RCMI projects.