International Service

Make a World of Difference Improving International Contacts and Activities

 

Our District Governor Doug McDonald asked us to focus international understanding through partnering with Rotary Clubs in other countries following the recommendations of Rotary PResident International Ian Riseley and in support of Rotary's strategic goal to increase sustainable humanitarian service. We will assist Rotarians to plan impactful service projects and design global grants of higher quality and greater sale by connecting clubs with local Rotarian experts.  The aim is to establish a district resource network consisting of: groups of Rotarians, program participants, and alumni with professional expertise in Rotary's areas of service, in order to promote greater awareness of resources and strategies for project planning and implementation.

 

"Building Relationships and Understanding through Service" is the most perfect Mission Statement for Rotarians who traditionally are Peace Builders in their own communities and througout the world. We can experience different cultures and build international friendships through Rotary Friendship Exchangeds which is and international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs.  Those connections very often end up in conducting a project together.

 

There are different modalities for establishing international connections:

  • Rotary Friendship Exchanges
  • Creating Twin or Sister Clubs or Districts
  • Group Cultgural Exchanges
  • World Peace Fellowships
  • Rotarian Action Groups
  • Project Fairs
Inter Country Committeess and many others.
 
What are the benefits?
 
  • Broaden international understanding
  • Explore a specific profession or job in a different context
  • Build enduring friendships
  • Establish a foundation for peace and service
  • Gain opportunities for active project involvement and support
  • Learn about a region's people, food, languages, customs and history
  • Find partners for grants
In order to achieve our international goals, we can work with a committed team of specialized international facilitators:
Irene Perbal - International District Service Chair 2017-2018
Barry Turner - Vocational Training Team
Ramona Delmas - AG Area 7, International Service projects