By Logan Johnson, Youth Exchange and Youth Protection Staff After a two-year hiatus, Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE), Rotary’s exchange program for students aged 15-19, has resumed in-person exchanges. As we came to terms with the realities of the pandemic in early 2020, new in-person exchanges were paused indefinitely. With the development and distribution of vaccines … More In-person Rotary Youth Exchange is back!
By Felix Heintz, Founder and Chair of the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship, and member of the Rotary E-Club Bavaria International, Germany Since its founding in 2018, the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship has always focused on inclusion. Every metal music enthusiast is welcome to join. Whether you are part of the family of Rotary or you simply love … More Rock on through a shared love for metal and service
By Gianna Consalvo, Rotary Service & Engagement staff Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFEs) allow us to experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service opportunities while building life-long friendships. Exchanges can be structured around cultural, service, or vocational experiences and often lead to long-term relationships between districts. … More How to get involved in Rotary Friendship Exchange
Rotary Fellowships provide an opportunity for members to explore their hobby with others around the world. Members of the International Recreational Vehicle Fellowship of Rotarians (RVF) have a common bond—a love for recreational vehicle camping, travelling, and making friends. We spoke to RVF Secretary Debbie Conover about her experience. … More On the road with the International Recreational Vehicle Fellowship of Rotarians
Each year, International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians (ISFR) members travel to different ski resorts to meet up and ski together. ISFR partners with local clubs to organize activities for both skiers and non-skiers, including mountain tours, dinners hosted by Rotary members, and visits to local and historical sites. We talked to ISFR President Allyson Walter about what the fellowship means to her. … More Fun and friendship through the International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Rotary Fellowships are a fun way to make new friends, enhance your Rotary experience, and find service opportunities through the topics you’re interested in. Fellowships are international, independently organized groups who have a common interest, passion, or profession. We asked Bill Harvey, President of the Fellowship of Rotarian Genealogists, to … More Making connections with the Fellowship of Rotarian Genealogists
By Kholiwe Mkandawire, RI Staff Through Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFEs), we experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service opportunities while building life-long friendships. The Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award showcases memorable exchanges around the world. The 2021-22 award theme was Embracing Diversity. Participants were asked … More Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award: Embracing diversity
Rotary International is excited to announce the chartering of three new Rotary International Fellowships: Friends of Alsace, Pickleball, and Urban Gardening. … More New Friends of Alsace, Pickleball, and Urban Gardening fellowships
By Jessica Liñán, District 4455 grants subcommittee chair and member of the TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers Thinking to connect our communities, encourage friendship, and foster international partnerships, we decided to continue with our virtual Project Fair this year. I remember February 2020 when we decided to host our first Project Fair in Peru and … More Use your passion to make an impact at the Inka Project Fair
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff During August we’re celebrating Membership and New Club Development Month. Our surveys have confirmed that the main reasons our members join and stay with Rotary are community service and friendship. That makes this month the perfect time of year to learn more about how to further engage with our … More What motivates Rotary members?