June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.

“Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price.” Rotary Founder, Paul Harris
What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships?
Fellowship provides opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country. Fellowships contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace. Also, Fellowships serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and retaining our existing members. Indeed, Rotary Fellowship, together with the Rotarian Action Groups, serve as an effective tool in promoting membership development and should be actively promoted in our Districts.
There are many Fellowships that would be of interest to our members, and they are detailed on http://www.rotary.org/fellowships.
PDG Julie West finds great fun in the Birding Fellowship. Besides connecting with Rotarians around the world on this shared interest, she meets the day after the end of each International Convention she attends to go for a local bird watching hike. Maybe you too can find a Fellowship of interest to you!