Rotary Fellowships

Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors who join together 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

Examples of Rotary Fellowships:



How Rotary Fellowships Operate

  • Each fellowship is operated 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.
  • Fellowships must be international in nature with active members in at least three countries.
  • Each fellowship elects at least three officers to oversee the group’s administration.
  • Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication among their members and maintain regular communication with RI.
Some Benefits of Rotary Fellowships
  • Fellowships provide opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside of their own club, district, or country.
  • Fellowships contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace.
  • Fellowships serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and retaining existing ones.
Join a Fellowship

Interested in a particular Rotary Fellowship? Click on this LINK to get a flier which has links to visit different group’s websites, or use the e-mail address provided to contact the group’s designated contact officer.

Start a New Fellowship

If your recreational or vocational interest isn’t represented by an existing fellowship, contact RI staff to learn how you can start a prospective Rotary Fellowship.

Related RI publications available to download under "Rotary Documents" on the left.
Rotary Fellowships Directory
Rotary Fellowships Handbook (729)
Rotary Fellowships Annual Report
Contact Fellowships Chair, Lee Denlinger, by sending an email to Lee at