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 … More Make new friends through a Rotary Fellowship at the Toronto Convention

Get on board with Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship

By Brett Morey, Founder & Chair of the Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship Ever had an idea about turning a hobby and passion into a project benefiting thousands of people?  Well, that’s exactly what I wanted to do with the new Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship. For years, I have been gathering friends, fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and … More Get on board with Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship

Rotary Fellowships add key ingredient of passion to service projects

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Throughout the month of June, we’ve been honoring Rotary Fellowships Month by sharing exciting stories from various Rotary Fellowships. Although fellowships range in interest, they all find ways to incorporate their passions into service initiatives in various forms. Fellowships enhance the Rotary experience by allowing members to make friends … More Rotary Fellowships add key ingredient of passion to service projects

Rotary on Stamps dates back to 1955

By Jerry Gerald FitzSimmons, Secretary/Treasurer of the Rotary on Stamps Fellowship Attracted by a new stamp issued in 1955 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rotary International, the American Topical Association formed a study unit to gather Rotarians who shared an interest in stamps. This partnership allowed Rotarians to connect with one another and exchange … More Rotary on Stamps dates back to 1955

Making new Rotary friends aboard a cruise ship

By Rhonda Whitton, Founder and Member of the Fellowship of Cruising Rotarians The Fellowship of Cruising Rotarians is a social media based fellowship for Rotarians who have a shared interest in leisure cruising. We know that many Rotary members enjoy traveling and visiting exciting new places from the comfort of a cruise ship so we … More Making new Rotary friends aboard a cruise ship

Beer lovers brew up plan to provide access to clean water

Thousands of Rotary members gathered in Atlanta this week for the 2017 Rotary International Convention to make new friends and find inspiration while attending exciting events and celebrating The Rotary Foundation’s 100 years of Doing Good in the World. In the House of Friendship, members had the opportunity to network with fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors, Rotary’s … More Beer lovers brew up plan to provide access to clean water

Rotarian yachting enthusiasts sail into service

By Sergio Santi, Past Chair of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians After chartering three fleets of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) in Africa, I discovered many Africans were drowning in lakes and seawaters. In Kenya, after tourism, fishing is the second economic resource. Thousands of fishermen and families live on the fishing industry. … More Rotarian yachting enthusiasts sail into service

Combining passion, friendship and service through Rotary Fellowships

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the language Esperanto joined together. In 1947, a group of Rotarian boating enthusiasts began flying the Rotary flag from their crafts, calling themselves the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians; this fellowship now boasts the … More Combining passion, friendship and service through Rotary Fellowships

Make new friends around the world

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Rotary Fellowships provide a great way to make new friends around the world and enhance your Rotary experience. Currently there are more than 70 Rotary Fellowships. These are autonomous internationally organized groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who share a common passion. As we wrap … More Make new friends around the world

Annual tennis tournament brings together Rotarians from all over the world

By Rotary Service Connections Staff The International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians held their 11th  annual world championship tournament in southern Georgia, USA.  44 competitors from nine countries, including Italy, Romania, and Paraguay, and from around the U.S. participated in the tournament. They arrived to play tennis, but they came as much for the fellowship and camaraderie. … More Annual tennis tournament brings together Rotarians from all over the world