Since there are currently 57 Rotary International Fellowships to tell you
about, each month we will give you snippets on a few of them. Let’s start with these:
Rotarians of Amateur Radio
The ROAR fellowship provides
a forum for the exchange of views among Rotarians who share an interest in
amateur radio, either as licensed radio amateurs or as shortwave listeners. We
wish to promote international.
From their newsletter: “
Is ROAR for relaxation or is it meant to achieve something? Is ham radio a
counterpoise to the obligations we are facing every day or is it just one more
thing we “have” to do? The beauty of
this hobby is that it can be either or both of these things.”
# Texas members – 15
IFBR – International Fellowship of Birdwatching Rotarians
In 1991 the tradition
commenced of holding field trips during the convention to seek out local
birds. Over the years these trips have taken place the day immediately
after the international convention in order not to interfere with any of the
scheduled events of the convention. With the aid of local leaders, such
trips customarily locate about fifty local species. The first lengthier trip occurred after the Singapore convention in 1999 and travelled
through much of central Malaysia,
for seven days. In May of 2001, a
fifteen-day trip was organised through Southern Africa, including Kruger National Park
and much of Swaziland and Botswana.
Much of the transportation and accommodation in Africa
was through the assistance of local Rotarians.
The fellowship has financially assisted environmental projects in Bolivia, India,
and South Africa.
Annual Dues: $15.00
# Texas members – 7
ICFR – International Chess Fellowship of Rotarians
promotes the game of Chess throughout the world. Members request opponents, play by mail, and
play by skill level. As a member, you have
the opportunity to play against members from many different countries. The newsletter, “the Chessarian” offers
members both a challenge to understand and an analysis of the many chess moves.
#Texas members - 4
ICUFR – International Computer Users Fellowship of
Users Fellowship is just that, a fellowship of computer users. Both their website and the newsletters
provide tips on a wide variety computer related topics from Social Networking
to “Joomla” for websites.
#Texas members – 1 (but
this is being verified)
Remember, Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses
and Rotaractors who unite to:
Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational
activities (sports, hobbies, etc.)
Further their vocational development through
acquaintance with others of the same profession
Make new friends around the world
Explore new opportunities for service
Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary
And, if you have a personal story you’d like to share regarding your
involvement with Fellowships, please contact Irene Hickey (email@example.com). We will also share ideas on how to
incorporate Rotary Fellowships into ways to grow your membership and generate
excitement for your club.
These are exciting times! Come, join
in the Fellowship.
For more info, contact:
District Friendship Chair 2011-12