Posted by Bob Ruehl on Jul 02, 2021
Check out these new Rotary Fellowships during this wrap-up of Rotary Fellowships Month.
To wrap up June’s Fellowships month, there are additional groups to highlight and brand new groups to announce!
During the last year, the Internet, LGBT+, and Metalheads Fellowships coordinated service projects and new initiatives:
Rotarians on the Internet Fellowship:
  • Funds were donated to provide internet connection services at My Sister’s Place (MSP). MSP is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive center for women who have experienced violence, trauma, or have suffered mental or physical health challenges.
  • Computers were donated to The Gathering Place, which is a community hub in London that provides opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities. 
Rotary LGBT+ Fellowship:
  • Several virtual happy hours were coordinated in Portuguese to connect LGBT+ people and allies within the Rotary family. These happy hours were started to have conversations, educate, and build safe spaces with LGBT+ communities around the world and to engage Rotary and Rotaract Clubs.
  • The Rotary LGBT+ Fellowship promoted a service project leading up to the 2021 Rotary International Virtual Convention. They coordinated with Rotary and Rotaract Clubs to sponsor food drives to support either a local LGBT Food Pantry in their area with either money, food items (non-perishable) or both.  Read more about Rotary’s LGBT+ community in the June 2021 issue of Rotary magazine.
Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship:
  • The Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship was interviewed by a German Rotaract podcast, which you can listen to here.
  • Rotary UK has launched a mental health campaign that features the Metal band Burning Witches. The campaign encourages open communication and speaking about your mental health.
New Fellowships!
Rotary International is excited to announce that there have been 6 newly recognized Rotary Fellowships in just the last three months. These new groups are open to any interested individual. Click on their links below to learn more, join, or contact these new groups. You can also visit the Rotary Fellowship website to find a full list of all  active Rotary fellowships.
Argentine Culture Agrupación Rotary Cultura Argentina - The purpose of this Rotary Fellowship is to bring together interested persons to promote Argentine culture. The fellowship strives to unite those that have an affinity for the Argentine culture and its history through literary, artistic and sociocultural productions, promoting its dissemination and preservation.
Comedy & Laughters’ Rotary Fellowship - The purpose of this Rotary Fellowship shall be to provide a platform for any interested individual to network, collaborate and raise funds through engagement of comedy, laughter and fun towards support of service projects and above all the opportunity to enhance health and wellbeing through the participation in the fellowship.
Empowering Women - The fellowship empowers, elevates, motivates, and engages women into leadership roles and mentoring girls and boys into leadership, business and career roles. (Website to be launched soon.)
Global Development - The purpose of the Rotary Fellowship for Global Development is to foster and encourage learning and networking about Global development among members. Membership in the Rotary Fellowship for Global Development is open to any interested individual. (Website to be launched soon.)
Rotary Fellowship of Leadership Education And DevelopmentWe enhance the leadership capacity of Rotarians, Rotaractors, Peace Fellows, and friends of Rotary by providing leadership education and leadership development opportunities, and by connecting like-minded leaders through both in-person and virtual leadership events.
Rotary Fellowship of PalmwineThe Fellowship exists to use the Palmwine as a symbol to promote Africa’s rich cultural heritage and in effect boost African tourism. It also wants to globalize the Palmwine culture and propagate the rich economic values of the Palm Tree.

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