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The heart of Rotary is our members, dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship.

Rotary members share ideas, make plans, hear from the community, and catch up with friends during club programs that fuel the impact we make.

  • Rotary Clubs

    While Rotary clubs are grounded in the same values, no two are the same, because each community has its own unique needs. At club meetings in communities across the globe, our members come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.

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  • Rotaract Clubs

    Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 in communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership skills, and socialize.

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  • Interact Clubs

    Through Interact clubs, people ages 12-18 connect with others in their community or school and learn about the world through service projects and activities.

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Who is Rotary?

Club benefits

Your club connection gives you the chance to develop skills like public speaking, project management, and event planning. You’ll meet interesting people from your community and around the world. And you’ll tackle local and international issues that are important to you and your fellow club members.

E-clubs

If meeting at a brick and mortar location isn’t feasible, then a Rotary e-club might be right for you. Like other Rotary clubs, e-clubs meet weekly, carry out service projects, support The Rotary Foundation, and socialize. But instead of meeting in person, they connect through the Internet.

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International connections

You can expand your club connections to the world by developing a twin club relationship, organizing a Friendship Exchange, joining a Rotarian Action Group or Rotary Fellowship, or hosting an Open World visit. With more than 35,000 Rotary clubs worldwide, you have a friend in Rotary wherever you go.

Find more ideas for making an international connection

Twin clubs

Twin clubs, or sister clubs, are two clubs from different countries that form a long-term relationship to promote international understanding and goodwill and carry out service projects in their communities. When looking for a partner, consider clubs that:

  • Share similar interests, challenges, or history
  • You’ve worked with in the past
  • Are located in a place that matches your club’s service interests
  • Speak a common language

Browse projects seeking resources and consider partnering on a service project as a first step toward establishing a twin club relationship.

Recognize your relationship with a Twin Club Certificate of Recognition.

Friendship Exchange

Explore new cultures and discover diverse perspectives by participating in a Friendship Exchange, a self-funded international exchange opportunity for Rotary members and their families. Taking part in an exchange is a wonderful way to make new friends and establish international service partnerships.

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Download a Rotary Friendship Exchange promotional postcard.

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Rotarian Action Groups

Connect with Rotary members, family members, and Rotaract members who are experts in a particular field by joining a Rotarian Action Group. Group members share their expertise by collaborating with clubs and districts on service projects.

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Rotary Fellowships

Interested in scuba diving or marathon running? Want to use your skills as a doctor or environmentalist to make a difference? Share your hobby or vocation with fellow club members, their spouses, and Rotaractors. Some Rotary Fellowships are purely social, and others use their common interests and knowledge to carry out service projects.

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Intercountry committee

An intercountry committee offers you the chance to work with Rotary clubs or districts in two or more countries. You might work with a committee to carry out international service projects, to sponsor a new Rotary club, or to develop a twin club relationship.

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Open World

Rotary clubs in the United States have a unique international and vocational service opportunity through Open World. In this federally sponsored program, clubs host a small delegation of current and future leaders from Russia, Serbia, or Ukraine. Clubs prepare a professional program related to U.S. business, community, and civic life.

These visits help develop a network of leaders who understand how American communities tackle contemporary issues. And the relationships they form often lead to service projects between Rotary clubs in two countries.

Complete the host request form

Find answers to FAQs

Download Open World hosting themes

Download the Open World program brochure

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Refer potential members, and we’ll help connect them to the right club. Only current members can refer new members. To refer someone to your own club, contact your club secretary.

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