Rotarian Hans Stirnemann worked as a surgeon in ICRC hospitals in Thailand, Pakistan, and Sudan. He then recognized the misery of the numerous landmine victims and their difficult fates. Intensive talks were held with incoming governor Walter Limacher. At that time, anti-personnel mines (APM) and their devastating consequences were not yet an issue in Western countries. Both become convinced that Rotary should get involved in humanitarian aid for the victims.
The two find a competent, professional, and reliable partner in the ICRC. The concept and goals of mine-ex are developed:
In consultation with the ICRC, aid is concentrated on the severely affected country of Cambodia.
Funds are raised through numerous events within and outside the Rotary Clubs, through donations from private (also non-Rotary) sources, through Christmas card campaigns, concerts, sponsored runs and much more. mine-ex also receives considerable support from charitable foundations.
Since 1997, annual information trips to Cambodia have been made by members of the working group (later the foundation board; in each case at their own expense).
|Alfio Albasani||RC Bellizona||Member SR|
|Verena Maria Amersbach||RC eClub 2000||Member SR|
|Mauro Arrigoni||-||Representative ICRC|
|Christophe Chollet||RC Fribourg||Member SR|
|René-Marc Blaser||RC Lausanne-Léman||Member SR|
|Jörg Bucher||RC Entlebuch||Member SR|
|Isidor Bürgi||RC Schwyz||Member SR|
|Christoph Berchtold||RC Zug-Zugersee||Member SR|
|Ursula Gervasi||RC eClub 2000||Member SR and Secretariat|
|Armin Jossi||RC Frauenfeld||Member SR|
|Urs Mathis||RC Emmental||Member SR|
|Tobias Moser||RC Zug-Kolin||Vice President|
|Reto Stump||RC Illnau-Effretikon||President|
|Daniel Sturm||RC August-Raurica||Finance|
|Karin Uffer Schmid||RC St.Gallen||Member SR|
|Gilles Vago||RC Aubonne||Member SR|
|Michael Weiser||RAC Liechtenstein||Member SR|
|Hans-Peter Wyss||RC Burgdorf||Member SR|