Make new friends through a Rotary Fellowship at the Toronto Convention

By Rotary Service and Engagement

Rotary offers endless opportunities to connect with others who share similar passions within your club and district. However, there are many opportunities to connect with members globally as well. Rotary Fellowships provide a great way to make new friends around the world and enhance your Rotary experience. Rotary Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni who share a common passion. These groups range in interest from tennis to wine, marathon running to cooking, scuba diving to recreational vehicles, jazz to computers, and more.

Currently, there are 78 Rotary Fellowships officially recognized by Rotary International. The groups report a combined membership of 82,218 people in more than 150 countries worldwide. The average size of each Fellowship is 1,158 members.

Every year, many Rotary Fellowships meet at the Rotary International Convention to reconnect with old friends a make new ones while participating in an activity or exploring a shared interest! If you are attending the 2018 Toronto Convention, be sure to visit the House of Friendship to network with these groups. Download the Convention Events and Booth Exhibit Guide to find Rotary Fellowships that share your interests and expertise.

Some of our Rotary Fellowships will also be hosting exciting events around the convention:

The USA/Canada chapter of the Cycling to Serve Fellowship is teaming up with the Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes on an epic bike ride to Toronto. On 22 June, Fellowship members, Rotarians, and friends will ride from Niagara Falls to the Metro Toronto Convention Center just in time for the Convention.

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The International Travel & Hosting Fellowship (ITHF) has arranged two tours: The Best of Eastern Canada departs 15 June from Montreal and will visit Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Toronto; The Canadian Rockies by Train departs 18 June from Vancouver and visits Jasper, Columbia Icefields, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary. Learn more. 

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The Recreational Vehicle Fellowship of Rotarians (RVF) will be driving to Toronto through Niagara Falls and other scenic routes. They will also be hosting a post-convention rally 28 June – 5 July. Contact the group to learn more.

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Working in collaboration with the award-winning Beer Lovers’ Tour Company, the Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW) has co-created a program that includes a walking tour of the historic Distillery District, the Mill Street Brewery Beer Hall for a tasting of four fabulous brews, a gourmet ‘beer dinner’ at the Granite Brewery, one of Toronto’s original craft breweries. The tours will run on Sunday, 24 June and Tuesday, 26 June. Reserve a spot!

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The Whiskey D.R.A.M. Fellowship has planned a tasting social and dinner on Monday, 25 June at the CC Lounge and Whisky from 19:00 to 22:00. If you are interested in attending, please email Jaime Moore, Treasurer/Secretary of the Whiskey D.R.A.M. Fellowship.

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The International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians will host a Meet and Greet with Cocktails and Dinner on Saturday, 23 June and a Gala and Formal Dinner on Tuesday, 26 June, from 18:00 – 22:00. Contact the group for more information.

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The Golfing Fellowship will be hosting a golf outing at the Glen Abbey Golf Course. The group will leave Toronto at approximately 10:00 on 23 June. To register, contact David Knoppert.

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The Global Yoga and Meditation Fellowship will be hosting meditation and yoga sessions.

  • Meditation Session: 24 June: 15:30-16:30 | Location: Room 803B Metro Toronto Convention Center
  • Yoga Session: 24 June: 17:00-18:00 | Location: Room 803B Metro Toronto Convention Center

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June is Rotary Fellowships Month! We’ll be celebrating by sharing inspirational services stories from various Rotary Fellowships. We hope these stories inspire you to join or start a Rotary Fellowship. View a complete list of all fellowships to find what interests you!  


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