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  is the Circolo degli Esteri (Country Club of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), one of the most prestigious venues of the Eternal City. We meet during 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 committees  to support our projects and values.

Gladys H. Morales RCRI President 2018 – 2019 Each of us has the opportunity to help building a better world. We just need to take action.

Carmen Westbrook

Vice President & Strategic Planning Committee
Massimo Berardi Past President 2017-2018 & Founder Chair of Membership Committee Individually, we are a drop. Together we are an ocean.
Guido Franceschetti

RCRI Past President  2016-2017 &  Founder New Generations Committee

Life is a journey of helping others along the way.

Jennifer Lepscky

Secretary & Administration Committee

Think higher. Live Deeper. Making a difference by reaching out.

Pierpaolo Perotto

Director Rotary Foundation

People are the center  of our projects and  understanding their needs is what  drives us.

Jelena Zarkovic


Proud to make a difference.

Domenico De Toro

Sports Commitee

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.


Harjit Sandhu

Head of Governance Committee

Marcella Checchia

Head of Administration Committee

Natalia Palova

Sergeant at Arms

Sif  Traustadótti

Public Image Commitee

2.5 billion

polio immunization world wide



1.000.000 +


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


Our next events

“Interact Winter Gathering” SUNDAY December 16, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Il Circolo della Pipa, Via F. Jacovacci 25

Join us at the last Interact event of the year! Discover what Interact Rome International is all about, learn about the new Interact funded scholarships for Model United Nations and help us raise funds for Baby Noemi at Casa di Kim. For reservations and information write to learn more  

SAVE THE DATE! “Interact Annual General Meeting” SATURDAY January 19, 2019

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Richard III – Shakespeare  Sunday- April 8 5 pm The play is a faithful representation of the text of Shakespeare’s Richard III done with all female cast from Richard 3rd down to the two young princes. The Producer is Gaby Ford of the English Theatre of Rome. Director Douglas Dean. Set during The War of The Roses between Lancaster and York War, Richard III is perhaps Shakespeare’s most popular historical play. Richard, a deformed, diabolical, blood-thirsty character, wields immense power over his peers as well as the audience. Both intriguing and repugnant, Richard III is one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters.  learn more learn more

Looking for a challenge

Join our club to make a difference, engage and network. Are you an international resident living in Rome and looking for a new challenge. Contact us now for more info.