3 February 2014 — Vicky Tejerina, Speaker via Skype, “Rotary on Earth: Argentina”

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM

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This week’s program is the second in our continuing series exploring Rotary On Earth, conversations with Rotarians in faraway places.  We visit Argentina, and specifically its second-largest city, Córdoba–although our special guest, Rotarian Vicky Tejerina, was speaking to us from her family’s five-generation “vacation” house in the tiny town of Sarmiento.

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Vicky Tejerina was born in Córdoba, the second largest city in Argentina.  She is married, with two children, ages 19 and 10.  She is a kindergarten and English teacher, currently teaching at Colegio Jesús María, a Catholic private school, and a graduate of Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.  Vicky has been a teacher for 25 years.

Vicky has been in the Rotary family for 24 years, 11 in Rotaract Córdoba and 13 in Rotary La Cañada.  As a Rotaractor, she served as president, vice-president, secretary and president (chairperson) of three avenues, Club Service, International Service, and Vocational Service.

She was a founding member of Rotary La Cañada, serving as Director or President of Club Service and Vocational Service, vice-president, president (2009-2010), and Coordinator of the Club’s award-wining Festival de Músicos con Capacidades Especiales (2011). This year, she is in charge of Public Relations.

Vicky was privileged to serve as the Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team Leader from her own District 4815 to North Carolina, District 7710, during 2008; she also served as the final GSE Chair in her District from 2010 to 2013.

She has two favorite quotes by Helen Keller, deaf and blind, that should inspire us as Rotarians.

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.  (La única cosa peor que ser ciego es tener vista pero no visión.)

Alone we can do so little, together; we can do so much.  (Solos podemos hacer tan poco, juntos podemos hacer tanto.)

Her philosophy, in Rotary and life, is to have the challenge to open our eyes and “see” what our community needs from us and, working as a team, make great things happen!

And now…our conversation with Vicky Tejerina as we explore Rotary On Earth: Argentina.

 

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Here is the video with Spanish subtitles…aqui tenemos el video con subtítulos en Español:

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Click here to enjoy a brief video from her Rotary Club’s 13th “Festival de Músicos con Capacidades Especiales,” with special and celebrity performers thrilling the audiences.  In 2012-2013 the Club received Rotary International’s Significant Achievement Award for its Festival.

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Here are three of the photos from the video.

The Founding members of Rotary La Cañada (and their kids); Vicky is near the left in the white blouse and blue jacket; husband Fernando Villagra is third from the right in the back; and their daughter Juli is seated in the front in the tan outfit with the orange hairband.

The Founding members of Rotary La Cañada (and their kids); Vicky is near the left in the white blouse and blue jacket; husband Fernando Villagra is third from the right in the back; and their daughter Juli (now 19 and in Rotaract) is seated in the front in the tan outfit with the orange hairband.  Photo taken in front of La Cañada, Córdoba’s famous stream, which is below the stone wall at left.

Many of the current members of Rotary La Cañada in a recent photo, with Fernando and Vicky 3rd and 2nd from the right.

Many of the current members of Rotary La Cañada in a recent photo, with Fernando and Vicky 3rd and 2nd from the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L-R, Festival Artistic Director Enrique Nores Martínez, Fernando, Luiz Otávio and Sara Bentes (blind musicians from Brazil), and Vicky, during the week of the 2013 Festival.

L-R, Festival Artistic Director Enrique Nores Martínez, Fernando, Luiz Otávio and Sara Bentes (blind musicians from Brazil), and Vicky, during the week of the 2013 Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The opinions expressed by guest speakers are those of the speaker(s) and not necessarily of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley or its members. No endorsement is implied. Programs are presented for informational purposes only.

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4 responses to 3 February 2014 — Vicky Tejerina, Speaker via Skype, “Rotary on Earth: Argentina”

  1. Super! Lots of fascinating Rotary stories from all over the world.

  2. Recientemente, organizó un rabino y su esposa desde Argentina, la gente muy dulce, con un grupo de Chile en su camino a Israel. Las personas muy inteligentes y con una comprensión mucho mejor de Inglés que poseo. Gracias Vicky por compartir su tiempo y entusiasmo por sus esfuerzos en Rotary.

  3. Enjoyed this interview! 9:30 PM RC meetings – wow! So interesting to learn about Rotarians and their work in other countries. Vicky’s experience with Rotaract and her RC in Cordoba reminds us all that Rotary can significantly influence our own lives as well as those we seek to help.

  4. Gracias a Vicki Tejerina for sharing many of her experiences and activities as a Rotarian. If ever I have an opportunity to visit Argentina, I would love to meet her and visit her Club in La Canada.

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