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. We belong to the Rotary District 2410 which covers the whole Latvia and part of Sweden.
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.
The Club has the status of an approved charity organization by VID, so if you make a donation
to us it will be considered as eligible allowance for corporate income tax purposes, 
depending upon the approach you use.
Our data: 
Rīgas Starptautiskais Rotari klubs, Kuģu iela 24, Rīga, LV-1048, Reģ.nr.: 40008036330
Banka: Luminor Bank AS, NDEALV2X, IBAN: LV47RIKO0000084023375
Club News
From the money collected during the Santa's Fun Run in December 2022 we donated half of it to RMHC's medical trucks helping children in rural Latvian areas and the other half into the trucks helping people in need of medical help from and within Ukraine.
Here is a screenshot from RMHC's Facebook Page with a thank you to us among other contributors:
Here is a link to their Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/RMHCLatvija
And to their web site: http://www.rmhc-latvia.lv
Mendip is a district in England situated west of London on the way to Cornwall close to Bristol, on the map below it is marked with a red circumference.
Eight members of the Rotary Club visited us March 31 and we had a very nice meeting.

Distribution of Clothes sent by Bad Homburg Kurpark Rotary Club – December 2022 – January 2023.

Each December we receive a truckload of collected secondhand clothes from the Rotary Club in Bad Homburg (Germany). We transport it to Riga and distribute to needy people in Latvia.

This year as well as previous; Salvation Army was asked to distribute the items. The Salvation Army got 64 boxes. The boxes were delivered to Bruninieku 10a, SA main office in Latvia.

The majority of boxes were left in Riga, since there are many needy Ukrainian families coming to SA at Bruninieku 10a, some boxes went to SA social center at Varaklanu iela 1, some went to Drusti, an area with many foster families.

The center at Bruninieku 10a gives away clothes also to other organizations/people who need them. For example, there are people from the Mental Hospital coming on a regular basis.

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.
We usually invite guest speakers to inform us on interesting issues.
Sometimes we have bigger gatherings for fun with families as showed on the picture to the left.