Annual tennis tournament brings together Rotarians from all over the world

By Rotary Service Connections Staff The International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians held their 11th  annual world championship tournament in southern Georgia, USA.  44 competitors from nine countries, including Italy, Romania, and Paraguay, and from around the U.S. participated in the tournament. They arrived to play tennis, but they came as much for the fellowship and camaraderie. …

Beer enthusiasts celebrate fellowship at the Korea Convention

Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW) Fellowship is an international community of Rotarians who enjoy and appreciate the fine art of brewing, tasting and drinking of beer. Since water is a primary ingredient in beer, BREW also strives to support efforts and projects that bring clean water to those in need. Follow BREW on Facebook for …

How can you make new friends from all over the globe?

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service Connections Staff By joining a Rotary Fellowship! Throughout the month of June, we’ve been celebrating Rotary Fellowships Month by sharing inspirational services stories from various Rotary Fellowships. We hope these stories have inspired you to join or start a Rotary Fellowship. As the 2015-16 Rotary year comes to end, we’re …

Doctors’ Fellowship aims to empower albino community in Tanzania

By Dr. John Philip, Past District Governor and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors Three years ago I was on the island of Ukerewe in Tanzania leading a Rotary project when I heard a child had been abducted and murdered. The child was an albino and was targeted by traditional healers. I was …

International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians encourages youth service

By Steve Henning, Rotary Club of Kutztown, USA, and member of the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians In the early 1990’s, several Rotarians who were also Scouters met and discussed how to provide an outlet for other Rotarians who shared their same interest through a Rotary Fellowship. The principles and goals of Rotary and Scouting …

Fostering international understanding through Rotary Fellowships

By Franco Clemente, Rotary E-Club of Rom@.it and Chair of the Italian Culture Worldwide Rotarian Fellowship   My first encounter with Rotary Fellowships was in 1993 when the Magna Graecia Fellowship hosted their annual tour in South Italy. This was the first time I met Rotarians from around the world and enjoyed their fellowship. In 1994, …

Celebrating Rotary Fellowships Month!

By John A. Bernaden, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, USA Did you know that Rotary Fellowships can provide a great way to make new friends around the world and enhance your Rotary experience?  Rotary Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni who share a common passion. The oldest fellowship dates …

Wine enthusiasts address food insecurity in Portugal

By Conrad C. Heede, Past District Governor of District 5790 and President of the Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship Every year, the Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF) members plan exciting wine-related events at the annual RI Conventions. Claire Larson, a member of the Rotary e-Club Porches International and an avid wine aficionado and collector, volunteered to …