Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award highlights memorable exchanges

By Kholiwe Mkandawire, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotary members and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotary members around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out international activities and service projects. While … More Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award highlights memorable exchanges

Connecting virtually at the Ecuador Project Fair

By Amparo Albuja, member of the Rotary Club of Quito, Ecuador After fourteen years of hosting our annual Ecuador Project Fair where local clubs’ projects were presented to Rotarians from the United States, Canada and Europe, lifelong friendships have been built and a huge number of projects have been successfully carried out with the support of … More Connecting virtually at the Ecuador Project Fair

Building new Rotary friendships during a pandemic

By Pam Harrison, past District 7810 District Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair, Canada  In 2019, my District 7810 (Canada/USA) decided to arrange a Rotary Friendship Exchange with District 2380 (Sweden) to take place in May 2020. Rotary Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting … More Building new Rotary friendships during a pandemic

Gin and friendship

By David Robert Breton, 2019-20 President of the Rotary Club of Kilsyth, Scotland and Raquel D’Garay-Juncal, 2020-21 President of the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley, United States, Founders of the Proposed Rotary Fellowship of Gin Are you a gin enthusiast who would love to meet other gin lovers? Do you know the basics of this … More Gin and friendship

Connecting the World through Rotary Friendship Exchange

By Rita Kalra, member of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Mid Town, India The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotary members and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out international activities … More Connecting the World through Rotary Friendship Exchange

Creating partnerships in Russia through the Multi-Club Workshop

By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop Another Multi-Club Workshop (MCW) has just ended! We hosted the 13th MCW in Moscow to encourage Russian clubs to get involved in global grants as international partners. District 2223 hosted the event to help local clubs become more involved … More Creating partnerships in Russia through the Multi-Club Workshop

Building international relationships through Open World

By Bill Bracken, Past President of the Rotary Club of Mid-Cities Pacesetters, Texas, USA  There are many ways that Rotary promotes international understanding and goodwill, but the Open World Program is the one that our club enjoys the most. The Open World Program brings delegations of six to eight young professionals from former Soviet Republics … More Building international relationships through Open World

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