Finding new Rotary friends through metal music

By Felix Heintz, Founder and Chair of the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship, and Manouchehr Shamsrizi, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communication of the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship A very special convention takes place annually in Northern Germany, bringing together almost 100,000 people from all over the world. The visitors share fundamental values, which the theologian and publicist … More Finding new Rotary friends through metal music

Cycling to Serve Fellowship

By James Morrison, member of the International Fellowship of Cycling Rotarians, USA/Canada In cycling, it’s not just about grinding away, perspiration flowing while crossing the finish line to the cheers of supporters.  Although that’s what happens frequently in Rotary cycling. It’s all about fitness, fellowship and some fundraising along the way. It doesn’t matter if your … More Cycling to Serve Fellowship

Wellness meets happiness through the Yoga & Meditation Fellowship

By Bala Murthy, member of the Rotary Club of Washington (DC), USA In October, I had the opportunity to conduct a meditation session for the Rotary International Board of Directors at One Rotary Center in Evanston. I had lots of fun sharing and demonstrating mind-calming techniques and laughing yoga. The Global Yoga and Meditation Fellowship … More Wellness meets happiness through the Yoga & Meditation Fellowship

Rotary Fellowships add key ingredient of passion to service projects

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Throughout the month of June, we’ve been honoring Rotary Fellowships Month by sharing exciting stories from various Rotary Fellowships. Although fellowships range in interest, they all find ways to incorporate their passions into service initiatives in various forms. Fellowships enhance the Rotary experience by allowing members to make friends … More Rotary Fellowships add key ingredient of passion to service projects

Rotary on Stamps dates back to 1955

By Jerry Gerald FitzSimmons, Secretary/Treasurer of the Rotary on Stamps Fellowship Attracted by a new stamp issued in 1955 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rotary International, the American Topical Association formed a study unit to gather Rotarians who shared an interest in stamps. This partnership allowed Rotarians to connect with one another and exchange … More Rotary on Stamps dates back to 1955

Combining passion, friendship and service through Rotary Fellowships

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the language Esperanto joined together. In 1947, a group of Rotarian boating enthusiasts began flying the Rotary flag from their crafts, calling themselves the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians; this fellowship now boasts the … More Combining passion, friendship and service through Rotary Fellowships