Welcome to the Riga International Rotary Club

Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship.
The Riga International Rotary Club was chartered on 22 August 1998.
The first Rotary Club of Riga was founded 1933, it was shut down during the Soviet occupation.
During “Glasnost” in the late 1980s and the following liberation of Latvia the old Riga Rotary club was restarted with help from the Swedish Rotary organization.
A number of foreign experts came to Riga to help modernize the society.
Many of them wanted to do more for Latvia and joined the Rotary club.
Because of the increasing number of foreigners who could not speak Latvian there was a decision to start an English spoken club: 
The Riga International Rotary Club.
Club News
Last Friday (11th of August) we had a guest speaker from MeYou.One: Henric Johansson
He told us about the company MeYou.One that is situated in Daugavpils.
The company is consulting in mental training, leader development and coaching with customers in all ages, especially in the Latgale region.
They have also received and helped refugees from Ukraine that arrived via Belarus. 
We met with families the 9th of July to do the Hand Over from the Presidency of 2021/22 to 2022/23 at Kukšu muiža.
During the meeting Thomas reported about our help to Ukraine and Anna reported about our food drive project in the winter.
We also introduced two new members into the Club: Abu and Martins.
We were visited by the new District Governor of district 2410: Guntars Kniksts:
One of the main charity events that we do every year is the Santa's Fun Run.
It is arranged in Riga a few weeks before Christmas.
We usually manage to raise a good sum of money for charity by this event.
We are also supporting the PINS shelter for homeless people
We are collaborating with the Bad Homburg Kurpark Rotary Club in Germany from where we get yearly donations of used clothes.
We distribute the clothes to needy people in Latvia.
Rotaract in Riga
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, to develop leadership and professional skills and have fun through service.
In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side
We have an international Rotaract club related to us here in Riga.
All over the world there are Rotary Clubs, as a member you are always welcome to visit them.
Below we show flags from clubs that have visited us or that we have visited.
We meet every week alternating between Friday lunch and Wednesday dinner.
The Friday lunch meeting place is Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Kuģu iela 24, Rīga, LV-1048.
We usually invite guest speakers to inform us on interesting issues.
The Wednesday dinner meeting is held in different restaurants in the center of Riga.
Sometimes we have bigger gatherings for fun with families as showed on the picture to the left.