History of the club

Rotary Club “Cherkasy Center” was registered in RI on July 17, 2003, and the Charter was presented to the Club in a solemn atmosphere on October 11, 2003. Guests from Germany, Poland, Rotarians from Kharkiv, Dniprodzerzhynsk, Poltava, Kobeliak visited Cherkasy to celebrate the Charter. Donetsk, Cherkasy, Kyiv, Rotaractors from the Ukrainian capital, etc. The Club’s recognition document was personally presented by District Governor Jerzy Karasinski 2230. On behalf of the Regional Council, the newly established Club was welcomed by First Deputy Mayor Mykola Tymoshenko and on behalf of the City Government by Deputy Mayor Oleksiy Nazarenko.

On November 9-11, 2018, the Chaika Club celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Chaika restaurant. The guests were DG Serhiy Zavadsky, a delegation of the Twin Club from Poland, an old friend from Kharkiv Albina Bobko, representatives of the Republic of Ukraine.

As of January 27, 2021, the Club has 34 active members.

The Charter President of the Club was ANDRIY RYABISHCHUK.

The current president in the cadence of 2021-2022 is NATALIA SHEVCHENKO

The main programs of the Club are “Children’s Hearts” (together with German Rotarians) and “Let’s Overcome Tuberculosis Together”, which are implemented in the regional children’s sanatorium RUSSKA POLYANA (director, Rotarian Leonid Lashchenko).

At its meetings, the Club develops the club’s strategy for the near and long term. The club is proud to be engaged in other useful Cherkasy affairs, exchanges of pupils and students. .

On November 20, 2003, Interact-Cherkasy (school-age children aged 12-17) was established, with 24 students from 8 schools in the city (headed by Serhiy Saenko). The first president of Interact was Alexander Piskunov.

Interact holds a meeting on THURSDAY at 11.05. in the First City Gymnasium of Cherkasy http://fcg.ck.ua/interact.html and on Sundays works in the shelter WARM HOUSE.

Since 2016, the Club has launched new programs of work in the regional children’s oncology center and dog shelter “FRIEND”.

In 2017, Interact began working in the geriatric regional boarding house. During the pandemic, Interact programs were changed. Today, the interactives take care of an inclusive SMP class and help students in extended day groups with entertainment and help with homework.

In 2007, Rotaract-Cherkasy (young people aged 18-30) was established.

Members of the Rotary Club "Cherkasy Centre"