In recognition of the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, June is designated as Rotary Fellowships Month. The purpose is to promote increased participation in fellowships, as well as to increase understanding of the fellowship program through projects, activities, and events.
 
Joining a fellowship offers Rotarians the opportunity to…
  • Make lasting friendships outside personal Club, District or Country
  • Share a common interest in recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.)
  • Further vocational development by interacting with others of the same profession
  • Explore new opportunities for service
  • Have fun and enhance the Rotary experience
Examples of Rotary Fellowships include…
  • Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI)
  • International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians
  • International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR)
  • International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians (ICUFR)
  • International Fellowship of Rotary Convention Goers
  • International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians
There are many other fellowships encompassing a variety of topics including marathon running, scuba diving, flying, bird watching, chess, doll lovers, environment, Esperanto, lawyers, magic, nurses, police and law enforcement professionals, recreational vehicles, singles, stockbrokers, venture capitalists, wine and yoga.
 
Each Rotary Fellowship is required to be international in nature with active members in at least three countries. Fellowships operate independently of Rotary International, with rules, dues requirements and administrative structures of their own. Membership is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors.
 
Interested Rotarians can join a Rotary Fellowship at  https://www.rotary.org/fellowships
 
TIP: If a prospective Rotary Fellowship in your recreational or vocational interest is not on the list of approved Rotary Fellowships—why not start one? I intend to start a Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship and hope you will join me.
 
All the Best…
President Cleo MeriAbut Jarvis