How to get involved in Rotary Friendship Exchange

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

On the road with the International Recreational Vehicle Fellowship of Rotarians

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

Fun and friendship through the International Skiing 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

Making connections with the Fellowship of Rotarian Genealogists

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

Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award: Embracing diversity

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

Use your passion to make an impact at the Inka Project Fair

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

ITFR: Tennis, fellowship and projects, without Covid-19

By Marcos Anselmo Ferreira Franco, ITFR President 2020-22, PGD 2010-11 District 4420 2-5 December is a landmark in the history of the International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians (ITFR). During this time, 19 Brazilian Rotarian tennis players and their families held the 8th ITFR Brazilian Championship, to keep the flame of fellowship alive, one of the … More ITFR: Tennis, fellowship and projects, without Covid-19

Developing international friendships through the Open World Program

By Carolyn Feuille, District 5190 International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Nevada City, California                         In September 2014, when my Rotary Club of Nevada City decided to apply for the Open World program and host a visiting delegation from Kazakhstan in 2015, we really didn’t know what we were getting into. … More Developing international friendships through the Open World Program