Posted on Oct 02, 2019
Rotarians from five countries meet in Malta to renew friendships during the Inter-Country Committee meeting 2019.

The 2019 Interpaese Meeting, or Inter-Country Committee Meeting Italy, Switzerland, Malta, Liechtenstein and San Marino ,was held in Malta between the 26th and 29thSeptember 2019. Participants were from Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Malta.
This annual meeting is a reunion of Rotarians, some who have previously attended before and some who were attending for the first time. The meeting is held every year in a different location. The 2020 meeting will be held in Emilia Romagna, while Siracusa will hold the meeting in 2021 and Switzerland in 2022.
Our District 2110 was well represented by our Governor Valerio Cimino and his wife Giusy, together with another thirteen Sicilian Rotarians and wives and a fair number of members from Rotary Club Malta and Rotary Club La Valette. 
On Thursday everyone was met at the airport by Rotarians Bryan Sullivan and Andrea Dalsao and transported to the Corinthia San Gorg hotel. Dinner followed at the Vivaldi Hotel in Paceville.
On Friday morning the group visited the Malta Experience, a multimedia spectacular show on the history of Malta going back 5000 years. Lunch was served at Villa Arrigo, where the delegates were able to appreciate the garden and its surroundings. After lunch we visited Mosta Basilica and the Nicolo Isouard Band Club, where we attended a musical concert by young musicians from Mosta, which was well received.
In the evening all delegates were hosted at nine house parties in the homes of local Rotarians and their wives. This was a very good evening and favourable comments were received from the visitors. House parties are only held in Malta because our hosts and hostesses live not far from the delegates’ Hotel.
Saturday was the official onori alle bandiere and saluti by PDG Alfred Mangion, Delegato CIP Malta, PDG Pierre Graden, co-ordinator Nationale ICC Switzerland, Carlo Silva President CIP Italia and our District Governor Valerio Cimino. We then had two very good speeches on the themes of the sea by Timmy Gambin and Liam Gauci. Lunch was served at the Chophouse Restaurant at Midi, Tigne, followed by a Harbour cruise on a Captain Morgan vessel.
The day ended with a cena d’amicizia when we were served with a meal to celebrate the friendships renewed or made. It was also announced at the end of the evening that Rotarian Anne Marie Bianchi of Rotary Club La Valette will become the new CIP Malta Delegate. We wish her well and must support and accompany her next year to Emelia Romagna region on her maiden journey.
We thank PDG Alfred Mangion for having represented the Rotary Clubs in Malta at CIP Meetings with dedication, loyalty and constant attendance at yearly meetings for many years. 
District Governor Valerio Cimino closed the evening with a short address.