All roads lead to Rome. Join us. Rotary Club Rome international

Be An Inspiration

Why Rotary?

Rotary aims to be an organization that supports the local community and to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, professionals, students and businesses through: collective action, community partnership, meet community’s needs, strenghten business relationships.


Values & Objectives

Fellowship, integrity, diversity, service, leadership. We are leaders that act responsabily and take action to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Our key focus is on increasing humanitarian service, enhancing public image and awareness, and supporting and strenghten our clubs.



Our shared values: ethics, humanity, cultural awareness, people skills and the desire and the ability to serve others. Our heterogeneous identity pursues our own Club style, enhancing transparency, communication, involvement, hands on activities, mutual trust and tolerance. Our vision: serving others by connecting with the world Our strategy: build an English speaking Rotary club developing as the bridge between our community and other Rotary Clubs & International Associations, to serve the less fortunate, developing peace and prosperity and strengthening business relationships.


Who we are

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.


For more than 110 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to: Promote peace, Fight disease, Provide clean water, Sanitation and hygiene, Save mothers and children, Support education, Grow local economies

Join us now to make a difference.

We are at the heart of Rome

All roads lead to Rome. Rotary Club Rome International is the only English-speaking Rotary Club in Italy.  We make a difference in our community and abroad by promoting Rotary values through our sustainable development projects that focus on providing education, building livelihoods and feeding the poor.

An opportunity to network & make new friends

We are international and our diversity makes us what we are. We meet several times a month for operational meetings, key fundraising events, lectures, attend exclusive events and cultural appointments.  Our unique headquarters are at the  prestigious Rome Polo Club inthe heart  of the Eternal City. We meet twice a the month at events and various venues in Rome.



The Rotary Team

Each year the wheel rotates and a  new board is elected, directors and  committee chairs.

Marcella Checchia

Board Member 2022-2023 President 2021-2022 Secretary 2019-2020 Sergeant-at-arms 2017-2018 Founding Member

Jennifer Lepscky

Secretary 2022-2023 Vice President 2021-2022 President 2019-2020 Secretary 2018-2019 Secretary 2017-2018 Founding Member

Guido Franceschetti

Board Member 2022-2023 Governor District 2080 2022-2023 Treasurer 2021-2022 Treasurer 2020-2021 Board Member 2017-2020 Founding President 2016-2017    

Dr Marijana P. Donati

Founding member Membership Chair 2021-2022 Treasurer 2022-2023 Treasurer 2023-2024 Incoming President 2024-2025  

John D. Stewart

Foundation Chair 2022-2023  

        Elizabeth G. Goletti

Membership Chair 2022-2023

Alice Lam

President 2022-2023 Project Chair 2020-2022 Project Chair 2023-2024 _______________

DVM Sif Traustadottir

Project Chair 2022-2023 President 2023-2024 Past President 2020-2021 _________
Ricardo D’Andrea Sergeant at Arms 2022-2023

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What Our Partners Have to Say

Each of our projects and initiatives has led us on an incredible journey where our partners have reached out to help us make a difference.

World Food Programme Italy, the non-profit organization supporting WFP in Italy, collaborates with institutions, companies and individuals who want to contribute to achieve a Zero Hunger world and to support the activities of the World Food Programme. “The partnership with the Rotary Club Rome International allows WFP to continue feeding at school conflict affected children in Sri Lanka. We are proud of this collaboration that will have an impact over 2,000 children helping them to grow healthy and achieve their dreams. Only with the help of everyone we can reach #ZeroHunger.” Dott.ssa Tiziana dell’Orto, WFP Italia General Director

The “School meals program” of WFP guarantees food and education every year to almost 20 million children in the world’s poorest countries. Thanks to the important collaboration with  the Rotary Club Rome International, WFP can continue to help children in Sri Lanka for the next 2 years with the plan of a gradual handover of the programme to the government of Sri Lanka by 2020. Prof. Vincenzo Sanasi d’Arpe, WFP Italia President


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