By Terry and Jaime Moore, Co-Founders of the Whiskey D.R.A.M. Fellowship
One of the most exciting things to do at the International Convention is a visit to the House of Friendship. This is the place to learn about the exciting work Rotarians are doing around the world as well as an opportunity for Rotary Fellowships to gather and showcase their shared interests. The Whiskey D.R.A.M. Fellowship (Whiskey Drinking Rotarians and Members) is one of the newer Fellowships, sanctioned in 2016, with a membership that spans 33 countries to-date. Our objective is to learn more about the Whiskies of the world including Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, Sour Mash, Moonshine, as well as many others. We offer Whiskey food pairings and information about topics related to the enjoyment of Whiskey so that our own appreciation will be enhanced. We accomplish that by sharing our knowledge and experiences from the many Whiskey experts and savvy Rotarians throughout the world. As a member, you are encouraged to be actively involved in the Fellowship and share your ideas, opinions and Whiskey experiences.
As with other Fellowships, we also support the charitable arm of Rotary with monetary giving. The Whiskey D.R.A.M. Fellowship has chosen clean water initiatives as our charity of choice. We are supporting clean water initiatives as everyone deserves safe drinking water. A portion of the net proceeds of our Fellowship will be given to a Rotarian-led campaign focused on safe drinking water.
If you enjoy Whiskey, making new friends and learning about the nuances of brown liquor, visit us in the House of Friendship for a tasting! Our goal is to create a global Whiskey handshake one Rotarian at a time. For more information, email us or check out our website.
Visit the House of Friendship to learn about other Rotary Fellowships as well, download the Rotary Events app to find Fellowships, then connect with the groups that share your interests.
The Whiskey D.R.A.M. Fellowship is one of more than 80 recognized Rotary Fellowships. Throughout the month of June, we’ll be celebrating Rotary Fellowships Month by sharing inspirational services stories from various Rotary Fellowships. We hope these stories inspire you to join or start a Rotary Fellowship.