Petrolheads in Action in Italy

By Dr. Matthijs van den Adel, President of the Antique Classic & Historic Automobile World Fellowship (ACHAFR) Last year, the Antique Classic & Historic Automobile World Fellowship (ACHAFR) celebrated its 30th anniversary making us among the oldest fellowships of Rotary. With nearly 600 members, it is well represented worldwide. ACHAFR and its national chapters organize … More Petrolheads in Action in Italy

How to build international partnerships and make new friends

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month in August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary is a global community of 1.2 million members who share similar values and want to make the world a better place. Your Rotary membership … More How to build international partnerships and make new friends

Rotary Connects the World

By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary is built on connections. Rotary International provides a way to connect to our communities, to network professionally, and to build strong and lasting relationships. Our membership connects us to a global community through our countless projects and programs. Our service connects us to people who share our values, who … More Rotary Connects the World

Protecting our oceans

By Angie Mesistrano, Area 2 Commodore of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians  Most of us are aware of the high levels plastic pollution in seas and oceans that are destroying marine flora and fauna. We might even be aware of the large floating island of plastics in the North Pacific Ocean. We also know … More Protecting our oceans

A new Rotary Fellowship for Executive Managers

By Carlos Brazao, founder of the Rotarian Executive Managers Fellowship Imagine going from being an excellent doctor or engineer to becoming a General Manager of the Hospital or creating your own company: suddenly your co-workers no longer share the same world as you and can’t relate to you. Oftentimes, when a Rotarian Executive Manager faces … More A new Rotary Fellowship for Executive Managers

Sprinting into action

By Lutz Bachmann, president of the International Marathon Fellowship of Rotarians (IMFR) and member of The Rotary E-Club of London Centenary On 17 November, 2018, my alarm clock went off at 05:30 reminding me it’s race day! I quickly got up, ate my pre-packed breakfast and changed into my running gear to meet my friends … More Sprinting into action

Finding new Rotary friends through metal music

By Felix Heintz, Founder and Chair of the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship, and Manouchehr Shamsrizi, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communication of the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship A very special convention takes place annually in Northern Germany, bringing together almost 100,000 people from all over the world. The visitors share fundamental values, which the theologian and publicist … More Finding new Rotary friends through metal music

Cycling to Serve Fellowship

By James Morrison, member of the International Fellowship of Cycling Rotarians, USA/Canada In cycling, it’s not just about grinding away, perspiration flowing while crossing the finish line to the cheers of supporters.  Although that’s what happens frequently in Rotary cycling. It’s all about fitness, fellowship and some fundraising along the way. It doesn’t matter if your … More Cycling to Serve Fellowship

Connect with the Whiskey D.R.A.M. Fellowship

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 … More Connect with the Whiskey D.R.A.M. Fellowship

Get inspired and make new friends at the Hamburg Convention

By Rotary Service and Engagement If you’re joining us at the 2019 Rotary International Convention, 1-5 June in Hamburg, Germany you’ll hear inspirational speeches from keynote speakers, participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions, and make new friends in the House of Friendship. Preconvention events Join leaders from around the world at the Rotary … More Get inspired and make new friends at the Hamburg Convention