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
At the Dome Square the 11th of December there was more than 400 participants from Latvia, Sweden and Canada, after the run it became folk festival with DJ music and dance.
Forming up before the start
Count down
And here we go!
We have been arranging the Santa’s Fun Run yearly in the middle of December since 2008.
During 2020 until 2021 we have not been able to arrange it in the traditional way, but this year we are back to normal!
It will happen on Sunday December 11th 2022 at the Dome Square in central Riga and the run starts 11.00.
Participants pay EUR 15 for the ticket and the Santa Claus suit, all runners will get a medal.

The money we have collected has been given to different charity organizations in Latvia.
This year we have chosen Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija (RMHC Latvija) children’s
“Care Mobile” program.
The mission of the children’s “Care Mobile” program is to secure availability of services that
directly impact health and well-being of children in Latvia.
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.