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Fellowships - The Hidden Gem of Rotary

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Fellowships - The Hidden Gem of Rotary breakout session slides from the 2015 Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Fellowships - The Hidden Gem of Rotary

  1. 1. 2015 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FELLOWSHIPS The Hidden Gem of Rotary
  2. 2. #ricon15 ‘Tris’ Tristram-Rotarian Singles Fellowship John Philip-Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors Brian Thiessen-Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians Madu Bishnu- Rotarian Singles Fellowship Panel Introduction
  3. 3. #ricon15 Groups of Rotarians & Rotaractors who connect to explore shared interests in: Recreational Activities Hobbies Sports Vocations Rotary History & Culture What Are Rotary Fellowships?
  4. 4. John Philip (UK), Chairman
  5. 5. #ricon15 • 1996 - Medicine /Health Vocational Fellowship • 2003 - Name changed to the International Fellowship of Rotarian Physicians • 2012 - Name changed to International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors HISTORY
  6. 6. #ricon15 WE ARE • Rotarian Doctors, Nurses & Healthcare Workers. WHO SHARE • A vision for supporting & promoting global health improvement. • Enthusiasm for working through volunteering. • A strong commitment to supporting local & international health care initiatives. AND WHO • Value networking with like-minded people throughout the world. • Enjoy themselves. WHO ARE WE?
  7. 7. #ricon15 Collaborative Action in Lowering Maternity Encountered Deaths (CALMED) ‘Training the Trainers’ Funded by a Global Grant Project REDUCE MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY
  8. 8. #ricon15 • Sebastopol Rotary and Heberden Telemedicine Foundation TELEMEDICINE
  9. 9. #ricon15 • Global Grant CHANGING THE LIVES OF ALBINOS IN TANZANIA • A complete albino “set”—ears, tongue, nose, genitals, all four limbs—can sell for $75,000. As a result, many of Tanzania’s 17,000 albinos have been hidden away by the government.
  10. 10. #ricon15 • Pre-school health screen should this not be a universal right? HEALTHY CHILD IN A HEALTHY SCHOOL
  11. 11. #ricon15 • 2008-2013 • 2 Matching Grants, 1 Global Grant • 80 Volunteers, several clubs, districts, churches, schools, hospitals, organisations HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE IN UKEREWE, TANZANIA
  12. 12. #ricon15 • Dying with dignity – a human right? END OF LIFE CARE
  13. 13. #ricon15 • AUSTRALIA 7 • ITALY 12 • INDIA 23 • UK 31 • NIGERIA 31 • USA 78 • AUSTRIA, BENIN, BRAZIL, CAMEROON, CANADA, DENMARK, EGYPT, GERMANY, HAWAI, HOLLAND, KOREA, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, NEPAL, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINE, PORTUGAL, SWEDEN, UGANDA, ZIMBABWE 243 MEMBERS IN 47 COUNTRIES
  14. 14. #ricon15 GLOBAL NETWORK • Annual Dinner • Mutual support • Volunteering • Professional visits • Friendship • Google group Healthprofessionalsinrotary.org
  15. 15. #ricon15 Examples of Rotary Fellowships As of May 2015 there were 64 Rotary Fellowships officially registered with Rotary International. Fellowship Cycling to Serve
  16. 16. #ricon15 Skiing Fellowship Yachting Fellowship Antique Automobiles Fellowship
  17. 17. #ricon15 Brian Thiessen.
  18. 18. #ricon15 Rotarian Singles Fellowship Madhumita Bishnu – Secretary RSFI
  19. 19. #ricon15 • Rotarian Singles Fellowship was formed by Rotarian Marlene Daniels, CA, USA in 2009 Currently we have 304 members from 39 countries in 8 regions. All Single Rotarian can be a member of this Fellowship. The yearly fee is $20 We meet every year during the RICON and we have a booth at the HOF, where we meet, greet and have lovely dinners during the RICON
  20. 20. #ricon15 The Western Regions or The Americas
  21. 21. #ricon15 Eastern Regions
  22. 22. #ricon15 SOME GLIMPSES OF RSFI BOARD MEMBERS, MEMBERS AT RSFI BOOTH IN RICON’S RSFI President Tris, VP Astrid and Secretary Madu at Sydney in 2014 RSFI VP Astrid, New Member from Nigeria and Secretary Madu at Bangkok in 2012 RSFI VP Astrid and Secretary Madu at Lisbon in 2013
  23. 23. #ricon15 THANK YOU
  24. 24. #ricon15 More Examples of Rotary Fellowships Fellowship of Rotarian Photographers Rotarian Fellowship of Quilters and Fiber Artists International Fellowship of Rotarian Photographers International Fellowship of Rotarian Scuba Divers International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians
  25. 25. #ricon15 Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians Fellowship of Railroading Rotarians
  26. 26. #ricon15 Benefits of Rotary Fellowships Opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside of one’s own club, district and country Contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace Serve as an incentive for attracting new members and for retaining existing members International Travel and Hosting Fellowship BREW: Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide Cricket Fellowship
  27. 27. #ricon15 Individual Contact a group that interests you directly using contact information found online at www.rotary.org/fellowships Contact your district Rotary Fellowships chairperson for further guidance. Create your profile on Rotary.org and connect with other Rotarians and Rotaractors. Start or join an online group or simply correspond with other Rotarians and Rotaractors
  28. 28. #ricon15 Promoting Fellowships Publicize local fellowship-sponsored events on your club or district website Invite local Fellowship officers to speak to your weekly club meeting about their activities and related service work. Connect with Rotarians and Rotaractors around the globe by creating a public or private group on Rotary.org. Publicize local fellowship-sponsored events on your club or district website Seek out Rotarians who are outstanding in their professions or are enthusiastic about a hobby and encourage them to join fellowships or develop new ones.
  29. 29. #ricon15 Starting A Fellowship-Process If a group for your interests does not currently exist, contact RI Staff for information on how to start a new group. Completed application form with a clear explanation of the group’s purpose and activities… Copy of the group’s proposed bylaws or constitution List of proposed officers and their responsibilities Roster of potential members, representing at least three countries You will need a…
  30. 30. #ricon15 • For general program information, visit www.rotary.org/fellowships, where you can access the following downloadable resources:  Rotary Fellowships Handbook (729)  Rotary Fellowships E-Flier  Rotary Fellowships Officer Directory  Rotary Fellowships Application Form Resources International Fellowship of Rotarian Photographers
  31. 31. #ricon15 Fellowships – the hidden gem of Rotary where you can explore shared interests to make lasting friendships outside of one’s own club, district and country

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