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February 2015 | Connect. Partner. Serve.
E-clubs find innovative approaches to service

Apart from forgoing in-person meetings, Rotary e-clubs operate just like traditional Rotary clubs. They meet every week, plan and carry out projects, and create lasting partnerships with fellow Rotarians and cooperating organizations. As the traditional structure of club meetings changes, Rotarians are creating new opportunities to serve local and international communities.

Read about e-clubs that have sponsored Rotary Community Corps to address community needs.

Uniting Rotarians who enjoy cruises and service

The Fellowship for Cruising Rotarians fosters friendship and humanitarian efforts among cruise enthusiasts.

This Facebook-based fellowship, one of Rotary’s newest fellowships, unites Rotarians and their spouses who enjoy cruise travel. As part of their voyages, members also undertake projects, such as providing medical equipment to a hospital in Papua New Guinea. Read about the group's humanitarian work and how you can join.

See a complete list of Rotary Fellowships. Can’t find one that reflects your interest? Start a new fellowship and connect with Rotarians who share your hobby, vocation, or recreational interest.

Project fairs forge global network

Exhibitions help clubs build international partnerships

Rotary’s project fairs provide opportunities for local clubs to showcase their service plans to international Rotary visitors seeking projects to sponsor. Project fairs are an effective tool for building international partnerships between clubs and districts, collaborating on Rotary grants, and improving life in communities most in need of help.

Read about annual project fairs

Watch a video about project fairs
Contact Rotary staff for help promoting an upcoming fair

Rotary International

Make a New Year’s resolution to take advantage of Rotary’s online tools! Go to My Rotary to find time-saving resources for all your club needs:


Plan now to join Rotary Peace Fellows, alumni, and Rotary members in São Paulo for this special two-day event.

Rotary Day video contest deadline

Submit videos highlighting your Rotary Day event by 31 March

RI President Gary C.K. Huang will recognize one outstanding video highlighting a local Rotary Day event. Videos must be no more than three minutes, be in English or include English subtitles, and appear on YouTube. To participate in the contest, email a link to your Rotary Day video to by 31 March.

Resources & reference

Rotary Showcase
Rotary's Areas of Focus guide
Rotary's Areas of Focus presentations (NEW)
Communities in Action (605A)
Community Assessment Tools (605C)


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