June is Fellowships month
Make New Friends Around the World


“Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price.”

  -Rotary Founder Paul Harris


Rotary Fellowships Month - June is designated as “Rotary Fellowships Month” by the RI Board to recognize the importance of international fellowship and good will among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-oriented interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program. The RI Board encourages fellowships groups to highlight activities through projects, activities, and events in celebration of “Rotary Fellowships Month” in June.

Rotary Fellowships History

Rotary Fellowships informally began in 1928 when a group of Rotarians with an interest in Esperanto joined together. In 1947, Rotarians organized a group of boating enthusiasts, which became the Yachting Fellowship.

These activities gained more attention and operated over the years as World Fellowship Activities, International Vocational Contact Groups, Rotary Recreational and Vocational Fellowships, and finally, Rotary Fellowships.

As of 2020 there are more than 100 Rotary Fellowships.

How Rotary Fellowships Operate

Each Fellowship is officially recognized by the RI Board of Directors, but operates independently of Rotary International, with its own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure.
Membership in fellowships is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors.
Each fellowship must maintain a membership base representing at least three different countries.
Each fellowship elects at least three officers to oversee the group’s operations.

Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication amongst their members and to maintain regular communication with Rotary International.




Amateur Radio     Lawyers
Antique Automobiles     License Plate Collecting  email
Authors and Writers     Literacy Providers
Bird Watching     Magicians
Bridge     Magna Graecia    
Canoeing     Marathon Running
Caravanning     Motorcycling
Carnival, Parades & Festivals     Music
Chess     Old and Rare Books
Computer Users     Photographers
Convention Goers     Police and Law Enforcement
Cricket     Pre-Columbian Civilizations  email
Curling     Quilters and Fiber Artists
Cycling     Railroads
Doctors     Recreational Vehicles
Doll Lovers     Rotary Global History
Editors and Publishers     Rotary Heritage and History
Environment     Rotary on Stamps
Esperanto     Scouting
Fine Arts and Antiques     Scuba Diving
Fishing     Shooting Sports
Flying     Singles
Go     Skiing
Golf     Social Networks
Gourmets     Tennis
Home Exchange     Total Quality Management
Horseback Riding  email contact     Travel Agents
Internet     Travel and Hosting
Italian Culture     Wellness and Fitness email contact
Jazz     Wine
Latin Culture     Yachting