Dear Rotarian rowing friends,
in recent years many Mainz Rotarians have (re)discovered the sport of rowing. Almost every Mainz club has rowers in its ranks.10 Rotarians from RC Mainz have become active club members of the Mainzer Ruderverein. There are two boats with “Rotary” in their name. This sport is also becoming increasingly popular among Rotarians in other places such as Heidelberg, Mannheim or Ludwigshafen.
From this awareness grew the idea of forming a Rotarian community of rowers. Such groups for the pursuit of a common “passion” are institutionalised within Rotary and are called Fellowships. There are over 60 Fellowships, ranging from the Antique, Classic & Historic Automobile Fellowship of Rotarians (ACHAFR) to the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR).
Why did we start a Fellowship of Rowers?
From a Rotarian point of view, a Fellowship brings a new dimension of Rotarian friendship, which adheres to Rotarian values and connects through the common practice of our sport across club boundaries, even across national borders. This includes support in the planning and execution of rowing trips for members of the Fellowship, as well as the opportunity to jointly organise rowing trips prepared by friends from other clubs with local knowledge.
In keeping with the Rotarian mission, the Fellowship should also be involved in and support charitable projects that are directly related to rowing. In order to bring this to life, a joint rowing expedition of Rotarian rowers takes place every year at different locations. Who can become a member? Any Rotarian or family member (husband, wife, child) can become a member. The membership fee is only 20 EUR per year. A Fellowship needs members just like a club. Therefore, we would be pleased if you would document your interest as well as your thoughts on this topic on the form deposited in the net. We look forward to meet Rotarian rowers from Germany and abroad.
RC Mainz 50° Nord
RC Darmstadt – Kranichstein PastGovernor D 1860