Rotary Fellowship of the Week for 12 September 2011

Rotary Fellowships are autonomous, international groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors who join together to share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.); further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession; make new friends around the world; explore new opportunities for service; and have fun and enhance their Rotary experience.

Our Rotary Fellowship of the Week is INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND HOSTING FELLOWSHIP, information from our friend Barry Philps:

What is the name of your Fellowship?

International Travel and Hosting Fellowship (ITHF)

Who is the current Chair?

Barry Philps.

What is the Chair’s Rotary Club?

Glenhaven Rotary Club in Sydney, Australia.

How long has your Fellowship been recognized as official by RI?

For 21 years.

What are the dues to join?

The dues are USD 75 for joining fees and three years membership and USD 55 for every three years thereafter.

What is your mission?

Our mission is to use travel and hosting as a means to meet new people, learn about and experience different cultures and regions and to share our interest and lives with like minded Rotarians.

Do you have an interesting photo related to your Fellowship to share?

See below!

How do our eClub Members and Rotarian visitors find you on the web or by e-mail?

Our web page is where access is available to our home page with general information. Rotarians can join on line on this page.

We can be contacted also at the RI convention each year where we have a booth in the house of friendship or by writing to our administrator Phil Komornick at

And we are on Facebook recently.

What else do you want our E-Club Members, Rotarian visitors, and guests to know about your Fellowship?

There are currently over 1100 members living in 73 different countries. Member contact details and profiles are accessible from the members’ area, which requires a logon and password.

Each year we hold our AGM breakfast at the RI convention and run tours for members in association with the convention. In the interim members are encouraged to travel and meet both locally and internationally. We have a quarterly newsletter called “Connections” and the latest copy is accessible from our home page.



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