The Rotary Club of Stirling, South Australia, and the Rotary Club of Sampaguita-Grace Park, Philippines, forged a twin club partnership to construct four water wells in schools in the city of Manila.
T win clubs (sometimes called sister clubs) are two clubs from different countries that develop a long-term relationship to promote international understanding, foster goodwill, and conduct service projects together. This may include organizing a project fair, supporting each other's projects, or participating in Rotary Youth Exchange, a RYLA event, or Rotary Friendship Exchange.
Finding a partner
To find a partner, look for a club that
- Has similar interests, challenges, and history
- Has worked with your club in the past
- Is located in a geographical region of interest to members of your club
- Shares a common language
Like any other worthwhile endeavor, twin club activities take time and effort. As you develop this relationship, consider:
- Sharing successful project ideas or club programs
- Holding a videoconference joint club meeting
- Encouraging in-person visits by the other club's members
- Planning a a Rotary Friendship Exchange
- Developing joint service projects
- Consulting with district leaders on other partnership possibilities, such as Youth Exchange
Share your experience
Has your club formed a twin club partnership? We’d like to hear from you! Forward stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your experience and advice to other clubs may even appear in a Rotary publication or on our website.