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.

Rotary Global Networking Groups

Articles discussing the basic values of fellowship in Rotary (and the Rotary Fellowships). For further information, please contact RGHF

RGHF is indebted to Don Higgins, who kept much of this material safe for many years and who generously offered to share it with our project. All abbreviations and acronyms Rotary Abbreviations.



As of 1 July 2005, the Rotary Fellowships program belongs to a new parent entity known as Global Networking Groups. The new entity includes groups of individual Rotarians organized to focus on shared topics of interest on an international basis. Effective 1 July 2006, all existing and future fellowship groups with a service-oriented focus will be reclassified under a new category called Rotarian Action Groups, while existing and future fellowship groups focusing on fellowship of a recreational or vocational nature will remain under the designation of Rotary Fellowships. For more information, please refer to Service and Fellowship on the RI website.


Rotary International Global Networking Groups

Global Networking Groups currently comprise more than 90 independent Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups. Join the growing number of Rotarians who are sharing their favorite activities and professional interests through organized recreational and vocational groups in Rotary Fellowships, or explore new opportunities for international partnership in service in Rotarian Action Groups. Whether you are interested in bird watching, motorcycling, volunteer dentistry, or the fight against AIDS, Rotary’s Global Networking Groups are fantastic resources for all Rotarians to develop new friendships and to advance opportunities for service.

A listing of Action Groups
Recreational and Vocational Fellowships
A listing of Fellowships
How Fellowships Began
First Fellowship
The "Fellowship Advancer" Quarterly
1989 ROTARIAN on Fellowships
Beyond RI
The Story of Fellowships 
(A presentation for use as a Rotary Club Program)
RI PowerPoint presentation on Fellowships
Rotary Fellowships Policies
A Brief History of Fellowships

1911 First National Rotarian

Edinburgh 1921
"Sixth Object" 1925
"The Founder of Rotary" 1928
Ches Perry forward to above
Tour of Europe 1928
Europe Tour 1932
Radio Address 1933
Tour of Africa 1934
"This Rotarian Age" 1935
"Peregrinations III" 1937
From "My Road to Rotary" 1947
David Nichol "The Golden Wheel"