BY-LAWS: ELECTIONS, CHAPTER III ARTICLE 34
Indications of names for the slates for President, Vice president, Assistant Vice-president and members of Councils must be sent to President of Deliberative Council by October 10, on which occasion members/candidates should be up to date with club treasury. All contributing members may be candidates to Deliberative and Fiscal Councils. In accordance with by-laws, declare candidacy by Oct.10. The same rule applies to slate for Presidency, headed by a foreigner.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF EVENTS REALIZED IN FIRST SEMESTER 2014
Dear member, In the last bulletin, you received financial statement of first semester. Continuing with this transparency, we we now present a retrospective of social, cultural, literary, educational and social service events realized by International Club.
Beautiful memories of first semester 2014
To record is to live---
Innovation and talent. This was the trademark of the 2014 term of club. We dedicated our time and competence in order to allow the International Club of Brasília to take another step toward the future!
Cosete Ramos Gebrim,
GREATEST INNOVATION OF INTERNATIONAL CLUB – CORREIO CIB
Coherent with the community of knowledge of the 21st century, the first step toward the future was taken with the creation of an electronic vehicle which aims at informing, connecting and valorizing people.
From January to July 2014 club members who have e-mail received 34 editions of club news. At times information was about events that we dreamed of doing, others that had been carried out, all illustrated with photos and accompanied by explicatory texts. Of note the cultural, geographic or educational nature. In all editions our commitment with valorization of human beings was obvious, especially club members. Our objective of innovation also involved the quality and diversity of club events.
CULTURAL EVENTS – MUSICAL, HISTORICAL, ARTISTIC
INTERNATIONAL CARNIVAL CRY
In February, at Nigerian Embassy, the Carnival Cry was attended by 400 people: Brazilian and foreign members, Ambassadors and Ambassadresses. Artistic producer Jean Sousa, Pres. of League of Traditional Carnival Groups of Brasília; 4 artistic-musical attractions; also 20 guests among which designers, etc.; costume contest. Ambassador Adamu Emozozo and Ambassadress Zainab Emozozo, besides hosting event, offered dinner.
WOMAN OF DISTINCTION BRAZIL: ANITA GARIBALDI
Heroine of 2 Continents – L’Eroina dei Due Mondi
In March, at Tradition Center Jaime Caetano Braum, we realized this event. Of note: talk by gaucho writer Alcy Cheuiche; message by Ambassadress of Italy Victoria Trombetta; presentation by Graziela Frederico (Italian Embassy) on life of Anita Garibaldi in Italy and her role in the war for freedom of the country; music; dance; food; gaucho dress.
HOMAGE TO OUR BRASÍLIA; THE WOMAN SARAH KUBITSCHEK BY DAUGHTER MARIA ESTELA
In April, at the home of Celina Jardim, commemorating the anniversary of Brasília, the club paid homage to Sarah Kubitschek, symbol of all the women who supported the men who built Brasília. Panel of journalists: Silvestre Gorgulho, Consuelo Badra and Jane Godoy; presentation of club chorus; talk by Maria Estela Kubitschek.
HOMAGE TO BRASÍLIA – THE ARTIST ATHOS BULCÃO
In April, commemorating the anniversary of Brasília at the Senate (Interlegis), homage was paid to the artist Athos Bulcão, who has over 270 pieces around the Federal District. Virtual tour of Athos Bulcão works in Congress (Marcela Jobim; talk on life and works of Athos Bulcão (Rafaella Tam – Athos Bulcão Foundation); cocktail in hall with beautiful panel by Athos Bulcão.
25th INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBIT 2014 – CLUB TALENT
In May, at home of Angélica Bittencourt, special homage was paid to Glênio Bianchetti. Wanzenir Edler and Maria Lucia Moriconi emphasized the work of the artist and presented 2 beautiful paintings. On display, works of art by club members: paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos.
In June, at home of Patricia Rosa Calmon, an event was carried out with members in hats, scarves, boots; music by Sivuquinha, Trio “Pé de Serra”; 4 dance teachers danced with members present; sweets from Mato Grosso (offered by Rita Márcia)!
SOCIAL EVENTS FASHION – ELEGANCE
FIVE O’CLOCK TEA; BRASÍLIA COUNTRY CLUB; HOMAGE TO NEW CLUB MEMBERS
In March, commemorating International Women’s Month at Brasília Country Club, an event paid homage to 25 new members; fashion show by Maison Denise Barbosa together with Fernanda Shalon (Fezzuti Shoes), Deisy Avis (jewelry); tea; salute to new members:
41ST CLUB ANNIVERSARY
FASHION SHOW – MARA MAC PARK SHOPPING
In May, a second event was carried out to celebrate club anniversary: fashion show by Mara Mac who came from Rio de Janeiro especially to present her collection; distribution of individualized gifts from Mara Mac and Park Shopping Superintendent Marcelo Martins.
EDUCATIONAL EVENTS NATURE – PEACE - COURSES
In March, International Women’s Month, at the University of Peace, a tribute to the women of the International Club of Brasília took place. Of note: talk by Roberto Crema (Rector of University of Peace) on “The Art of Care – the Redemption of the Feminine”; talk by Professor Lydia Rebouças (Vice-Rector) on “Women are Nature, Women are Peace”; tribute to club founders: salute by Maria da Graça Preciado; former club Presidents: salute by Maria Olimpia Gardino; notable women of club: salute by Wanzenir Edler; Brazilian/foreign club members: salute by Marleninha Sousa; outdoor activities.
In the first semester, several courses were carried out. Of note, the following: Portuguese for foreigners: Yara Cammarota; German for beginners: Inézia Mathias; advanced Spanish: Wilma Vasquez; intermediate Spanish: Cecilia Martins; French conversation and advanced French: Joanita Martins; intermediate French: Tereza Salmona; intermediate English: Bernadete Guedes; English conversation: Joyce Abou-Alsamh
LITERARY EVENTS – THE BOOK IN THE INTERNATIONAL CLUB
Reading Group – Dona Leopoldina: Cartas de Uma Imperatriz
In May, at the home of Maria das Dores Rezende Costa (Dodoia), we realized this event so as to analyze the book “Dona Leopoldina, a Primeira Imperatriz do Brasil”. Of note: the message by Ambassador of Austria, Marianne Feldmann, who delivered to participants an unpublished letter by Dona Leopoldina which is not mentioned in book read; talk by Dr. Rosete Ramos de Carvalho.
Reading Group – Gabriel Garcia Marques, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature In June, at the home of Anete Braga da Costa, the book discussed was “Crônica de Uma Morte Anunciada” by Gabriel Garcia Marques. The club paid tribute to the great writer, Nobel prize winner, who was born in Colombia and died in Mexico. Of note: the presence of representative of the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia, Diana Carolina Cervantes, First Secretary.; participation of several members and heated debate.
GASTRONOMIC EVENTS CLUB CULINARY
41st Club Anniversary – International Gastronomic festival – Delights from the Arab world
In May, the first festive event to celebrate club anniversary took place at the Embassy of Egypt (Ambassador Hossam Zaki). Of note: presentation of art works, typical dress, dance, food from various Arab countries; presence of Ambassadors and Ambassadresses from Ghana, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Sudan, Singapore, Pakistan, Turkey, Cyprus, Guatemala, Poland, Indonesia, Jordan, Cameroun, Egypt, Nigeria; special mention to Ambassadress Sana Sayad (Lebanon), Ambassadress Mina Moukhariq (Morocco) and Ambassadress Hoda Sadaka (Jordan) who led the group of Ambassadresses of Arab countries that prepared the delicious Arabian dishes served. A memento (music CD) was offered by Executive Board of club to members.
In April, at UPIS, Maria da Graça Preciado presented the gastronomy demonstration with the following delicious dishes: cod salad, smoked fish purée, cinnamon rice and Bahia xodó. In March the demonstration was given by Lucia and Antonio Claudio Chaves.
SOCIAL SERVICE EVENTS –DONATIONS TO WOMEN AND ELDERLY
DONATIONS TO ABUSED WOMEN
We imprinted a new philosophy on club social service work, with 4 large donations per year.. In March, with club dues received and removing 30% (following club bylaws), a significant donation was made to a women’s institution. In June, another donation to an institution for the elderly. In October, to an institution for children. In December (Christmas) a special entity will be chosen. In March, International Women’s Month, as part of its humanistic mission, the club made a donation to the Shelter for Abused Women, in the presence of the Secretary for Women of the Federal District, Dr.Olgamir Amancio. Resources were used for the purchase of a printing machine for t-shirts, sneakers and mugs as well as an industrial oven to produce bread, turnovers and pies. All in keeping with the vision of empowerment of abused women.
DONATION TO THE ELDERLY – MEMENTO FOR ELDERLY WOMEN
In July, at Lar São Vicente de Paulo in Taguatinga Sul, part of institutional donation was made. Several club directors offered individual mementos to 44 elderly women.
EVENTS: INTERNATIONAL TRIPS – PUNTA DEL ESTE AND NEW YORK
Punta del Este, Uruguay
In February, a group of 33 people made a trip to Punta del Este, Uruguay, staying at Hotel Conrad Resort e Casino. Of note: reception offered by Lu by Lolita; panoramic excursion; visit to Museu Ralli; dinner to celebrate birthdays at Hotel fasano las Piedras; visit to Fazenda Lapataia; visit to Museu Casapueblo of
Carlos Paez Vilaró, Uruguayan artist who dedicated himself to painting, sculpture, ceramics, cinema and literature.
CARAVAN TO NEW YORK – WELCOME TO THE BIG APPLE
In June, a group traveled to New York, United States of America. Of note: special beauty session at Saks; Broadway theater; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art to see the works of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark; picnic in Central Park.
EVENT: TRIP IN BRAZIL
CRISTALINA, GOIAS – JEWELRY, MINERAL HANDICRAFTS AND PRECIOUS STONES
In June, the club was received for breakfast by authorities and representatives of the Cristalina community in the Crystal Market. Of note: crystal shops; typical Goias lunch in a balneary with natural pools and waterfalls, animated by a musical group; visit to Chapeu do Sol, a natural monument; from Cristalina we brought our new trophy, the crystal flower, feminine symbol of grace and beauty.
DONA SARAH, FIRST LADY Of CLUB
We sent the following message to Maria Estela Kubitschek: “Note the joy of Board of International Club of Brasília when I, as club President, signed the document giving to Dona Sarah the title of First Lady of club. It is with pride that I inform you that the Board decision was unanimous”
COMMITTEE OF NOTABLE WOMEN
By means of a normative decision, approved by Board, club President constituted a Committee of Notable Women, made up of Zely Ornellas, Elza Nardelli, Anna Maria Maciel and Lea Fonseca, indicated for their extraordinary work toward the development of club.
EVENT: PRESIDENTIAL INVESTITURE – CEREMONY AND MUSICAL SHOW
In December, 2013, at Embassy of Portugal, the investiture of club board 2014 took place. Special homage was paid to former club Presidents. In her investiture speech, President Cosete Ramos Gebrim presented a calendar of dreams and ideas for club events. See what became reality or is planned for future:
Reality in first semester: international trip to Punta del Este, Uruguay; international Carnival cry; Anita Garibaldi, woman of distinction; homage to Dona Sarah; International Gastronomic Festival; international trip to New York;
Second semester: fashion show by Vitor Zerbinato, August 28; trip to Diamantina, 18 Oct.
The president carried out what she promised, using her strongest characteristics to carry out the work: the strength and determination of a gaucha from Alegrete; the joy and enthusiasm of the carioca, girl from Ipanema and Copacabana, combined with the idealism and hope of a pioneer of Brasília. At investiture, the President was pleased to offer a show by Yellow Band and sparkling wine for the toast, at no cost to club! Members with their masks had moments of happiness and harmony (motto of this term).
TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION – COMMUNICATION, FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION
After Correio CIB, the next innovation is credited to Marilda Porto, Financial Director, who decided to abandon manual files and proceed to automatization of payments; significant decrease in cash payments; emission of payment billets, which can be received by e-mail; drastic reduction of cost of each billet; discussion with post office to reduce costs; mounting of financial system which allows Pres. to examine financial reports with amount received in each trimester, including payment date of each member and amount due; thus, a technological revolution. Our aim is an increase in quality until total informatization in computer files is achieved, with everything stored on icloud!!, gaining in quality, quantity and efficiency, a real transformation in administration. This is an audacious modernization project, which will place the club in the technological world of the 21st century.
MESSAGE RECEIVED By PRESIDENT – SUBjECT: CORREIO CIB
Dear Cosete, Your correspondence with your friend Myrtes brought to me remembrances of my past experiences as an educator. With a firm belief in your intellectual capacity, your dynamism and creativity, I am certain that we have come to a new stage in the history of our club. I wish you great success and affirm that you can count on my support. I thought it brilliant the idea of reinventing club site, an important communication vehicle. Warm embrace, Zely Ornellas.
TALENTS – EXECUTIVE BOARD
A fundamental ingredient for success is talent. Club transformations became reality due to the dedication, competence and commitment of the Executive Board. I send my great affection to dear directors. It has been an honor to work with you in the 2014 term! Here is the talented team, with which I share our victories!:
WE THANK OTHER TALENTS:
We counted on the precious collaboration of other people who offered their talent and competence at the disposal of the club. To them, many thanks: aTigo Correia, Rafael Duarte, Neide Cavalcante.
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