By Grant Hocking, Past District Governor and member of the Rotary Club of Woodend, Australia Restrictions due to COVID-19 have challenged our communities, our clubs and ourselves. As an Australian, I feel proud of our response and results in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and Rotary members can feel proud of the way we have … More Is it safe to resume in-person meetings?
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
By Lee Denlinger, International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians Global Chair The International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians (IFRM) has been meeting regularly online to prepare and present virtual choral performances. Members receive rehearsal material (musical score, a recording of accompaniment and vocal parts) in advance, and then they come together from their respective homes via Zoom … More Bringing people together through music
By Lisa Cook, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, join a global community built around a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. Currently, 91 fellowships unite members in friendship … More Why join a Rotary Fellowship?
By Brett Morey, Founder & Chair of Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship (SURF) What a wild few weeks it has been. In times like these, what connects us all is hope. Hope creates joy and that truly binds us as the family of Rotary. We are also very much aware that in these uncertain times, as … More Continuing to stay united
By Erin Thomas, Magdalena Zurita, Wes Hedden, Yung Nietschke and ElsaMarie D’Silva, Rotary Peace Fellows and Provisional Board of Directors for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association At the Rotary Peace Symposium and Peace Fellow Conference in June in Germany, 80 Rotary Peace Fellows had the opportunity to come together and share our work, insights … More Working together for peace
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
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
By Pam Harrison, District 7810 Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair, Canada I had the great joy of leading a Rotary Friendship Exchange to Brazil (in the new District 4751) from my District 7810 in Canada. We were greeted by our hosts at the airport and from there it was non-stop fun with our fellow Rotary members. … More Making new Rotary 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