The two Rotary-clubs of Cockermouth and Mende-Lozère signed
an official twinning charter, during a ceremony that took place at the Hotel
Lion d'Or in MENDE, on May 20th, 2000, in presence of club members from
both Clubs, and many guests, where Mr. Claude CAUSSE, represented the Mayor
The Rotary-club of Cockermouth was chosen as a twinning partner because
of ties that already united some members of the Rotary-club of Mende-Lozère
to certain members of the Rotary-club of Cockermouth, consequent to the
European twinning of the two towns of Marvejols and Cockermouth, and notably
inspired by Dominique JOUVE, Vice-President of the Twinning Committee of
the Town of Marvejols and Vice-president of the Rotary-club of Mende-Lozère.
The charter was signed during the sixteenth birthday celebration
of the twinning between the two towns, who have during the year 2000 been
jointly awarded the Europe Prize, the highest European reward, in recognition
of the quality of their twinning.
It is thus a real declaration of friendship that has been signed between
the two Presidents of the clubs, not a simple piece of paper that justifys
a meeting of gastronomic character, but a convention that will commit our
clubs to work together in common actions and to intensify our exchanges,
as outlined by Dominique BIZY, The Mende-Lozère President. .
Signing of the Charter between the two Club Presidents
for 1999/2000 Jeff Pattinson and Dominique Bizy .
Besides exchanges and journeys between Rotarians (two exchanges
already achieved), the two clubs hopes to be able to intensify their actions,
and notably achieve a humanitarian project of worth.
This realization is made possible with help of Rotary Foundation.