December 6, 2023

By Margaret Sheard …..

The weather couldn’t have been better, with a warm and sunny two days, for the Rotary Golf Tournament which was held at CMC Golf Club, Yeşilyurt, on 14th and 15th October.

We were so sorry that we were not able to join the Rotarians and the golfers for this event, due to our heavy commitment of contributing articles to the newly published Cyprus Scene newspaper by Cypro Art Graph, which was launched on the 21st October.   However, Rotary Club of Kyrenia Cosmopolian President, Gul Ozsan, has kindly supplied some information to enable us to prepare a preview of the very successful 2 day event.

The aim of the Golf Tournament event was to raise funds for the Yeşilyurt Special Needs School, to provide or facilitate provision of a new all-weather classroom to alleviate the overcrowding currently experienced and also to provide additional essential art and craft materials for the children.

Yeşilyurt Special Needs School caters for up to 20 students from the Guzelyurt and Lefke areas, with guidance from Prof. Dr. Aysegul Ataman, Head of the Special Needs Education Department at European University of Lefke.  Rotary Club of Kyrenia Cosmopolitan will ensure that the funds raised by the Golf Tournament are used to the maximum benefit of the students.

Yeşilyurt Special Needs School has previously been supported by CMC Golf Club and the Rotary Club of Kyrenia Cosmopolitan is proud to continue this tradition.

On Saturday afternoon the children from the Special Needs School came to the CMC Golf Club to perform a music show and they were also taught to play golf.  They were all presented with medals at the end of the afternoon, which gave them a great deal of pleasure.

On Sunday, there was a lunch which was attended by Rotary members, CMC members and Rotarian friends, following which trophies were presented to the winning CMC golfers. There was also support from golf players from the South who came to give their encouragement for the event.

The CMC members were very generous by giving their winnings and also a cash donation and their participation and support made the two days very rewarding for this very special Rotary event.

The amount raised from the Tournament and with Sponsors’ donations was a magnificent 13,000TL.

Rotary Club of Kyrenia Cosmopolitan would like to thank their main sponsor – Albank, together with the companies which made some very generous donations and raffle prizes, and members and friends who also donated items for the raffle.

ALGIDA ice creams donated by Oero Limited + a cash donation

Eziç Restaurant, Red Lobster Restaurant, and Paradissa Fish Beach Restaurant who each donated prizes of a dinner for two.

Kombos, Royal Emlak, Kolan Hospital and the Savoy Hotel, who all gave a generous cash donation.

There are more photos of this very special event in the slideshow below.   All photographs are courtesy of Dr Brian G Joyce who took hundreds of photos during the two day Tournament.  It was hard to choose but more can be seen in the slideshow below.

We visited the CMC Golf Club in March 2017 and met up with Club Chairman, Malcolm Lees, together with Dr Hasan Garabli and his wife Gulay, who gave us some very interesting information about the Club,.  To see this article click here

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