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

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

Connect with new friends through Rotary Friendship Exchange

By Isabel Rodriguez, Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair for District 4130 and member of the Rotary Club of Monterrey Profesional, Mexico Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs. Participants may travel as individuals, couples, families, or groups, and may … More Connect with new friends through Rotary Friendship Exchange

Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience

By Rotary Service and Engagement Throughout the month of August, Rotary Membership and New Club Development month, we’re celebrating our clubs, members, and all the good they do in their communities and around the world. While we join Rotary for many varied reasons, we remain because of the value it adds to our lives. Through the … More Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience

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

Promoting world peace through the Open World Program

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer Rotarians from Parker, Colorado, recently participated in the Open World Program by hosting six delegates from Ukraine. Ukrainian visitors explored the Fire Department, EMT Management and Volunteerism hosting theme during their 8-day stay in Parker. Rotarian Alvaro Pizoni, a long-time supporter of the Open World Program, lead the … More Promoting world peace through the Open World Program

East Africa’s first project fair

By Dale Knight, Member of the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati, California, USA Rotary project fairs are the best way for Rotarians to meet each other, develop long-term friendships and working relationships. During a fair, international visitors have the opportunity to learn about local projects while experiencing culture and fellowship. My first time attending a … More East Africa’s first project fair