As an effort to serve others, RGHF offers history training for Rotary leaders.

The fellowship accumulates and preserves the complete history, values, and philosophy of the Rotary movement,

as well as encourages others to do the same at every level of the Rotary movement,

and publishes those histories, values, and philosophies on the internet, as well as other forms of media as expedient.


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The mission of the Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) is to collect and preserve the complete and on-going Global History of Rotary. The fellowship is an approved Rotary fellowship by the Board of Directors of Rotary International. It is not an entity of Rotary International (RI) and receives no financial support from RI.

To date, over 4,000 pages and in excess of 50,000 items of the Global History of Rotary have been compiled and these are available to all on the fellowship’s main index at  Annually, the fellowship’s website receives in excess of 1,000,000 visitors seeking information which is made available freely in the expectation that any reprint of material is credited to RGHF. With 20,000 subscribers, members, and fans, we are the largest fellowship of Rotarians. 

Membership in the fellowship is open to all Rotarians, Rotaractors and their spouses and partners. It includes a number of RI presidents, past and present RI directors, TRF trustees, past and present district governors and many Rotarians world-wide. It is an essential tool in assisting all Rotarians and Rotaractors to gain a better knowledge and understanding of Rotary. PRIP Frank Devlyn describes the fellowship’s activities as “an instrumental tool for those forward thinking people who wish to learn from our history, in order to guide our future."



RGHF's Founding Members and Executive Committee have contributed to this page. Updated 11 January 2013