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

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

Get inspired and make new friends at the Hamburg Convention

By Rotary Service and Engagement If you’re joining us at the 2019 Rotary International Convention, 1-5 June in Hamburg, Germany you’ll hear inspirational speeches from keynote speakers, participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions, and make new friends in the House of Friendship. Preconvention events Join leaders from around the world at the Rotary … More Get inspired and make new friends at the Hamburg Convention

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

Expanded Rotary Friendship Exchange program emphasizes cultural immersion

By Jessica Carlisle, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Our global family makes Rotary a truly unique organization. What better way experience a new country and culture than with a Rotary friend? Through Rotary Friendship Exchanges, participants take turns hosting and visiting one another, forging life-long friendships and partnerships. Under RI President Ian Riseley’s direction, the … More Expanded Rotary Friendship Exchange program emphasizes cultural immersion

Service and Rotary Friendship Exchanges: growing from meaningful experiences

By Camille Ronzio, member of Rotary Club of Eugene Southtowne, OR, USA, and District 5110 Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair What happens when we incorporate service into our Rotary Friendship Exchanges? Last year we began incorporating half day service projects into our Rotary Friendship Exchanges.  Rather than just observe how our Rotarian friends exemplify Service above … More Service and Rotary Friendship Exchanges: growing from meaningful experiences

Fostering peace through Rotary Friendship Exchange

By Daniel Dumitras, Rotary Club of Timisoara Ripensis, Romania, and participant in a Rotary Friendship Exchange visit to District 5110, USA I love watching movies. Through movies, you can meet new people, places, and learn new facts. One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie Casablanca: “I think this is the beginning of a … More Fostering peace through Rotary Friendship Exchange

Rotary Friendship Exchange lays foundation for international service partnerships

By Camille Ronzio, member of Rotary Club of Eugene Southtowne, OR, USA, and District 5110 Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair I never thought Rotary International winning second place in the December 2013 United Miles contest would have a personal connection to my life. Using a portion of the awarded miles, Rotary District 5110 (USA) won the … More Rotary Friendship Exchange lays foundation for international service partnerships