“SERVICE ABOVE SELF”
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 economiesJoin 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 ChecchiaPresident 2021-2022 Secretary 2019-2020 Sergeant-at-arms 2017-2018 Founding Member
Jennifer LepsckyVice President 2021-2022 President 2019-2020 Secretary 2018-2019 Secretary 2017-2018 Founding Member
Guido FranceschettiTreasurer 2021-2022 Treasurer 2020-2021 Founding President 2016-2017 Governor Elect 2022-2023
Domenico MartinelliSecretary 2021-2022
Prof. Luigi Basso MDFoundation Chair
Brigadier General Rolf WagnerBoard Member Chair Membership Committee 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020
Alice LamChair Projects Committee Board member _______________
DVM Sif TraustadottirBoard Member Past President 2020-2021 _________ _______
polio immunization world wide
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
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.