Rotary eClub of One World Member Dick Strayer

Rotary Online Makeup Program

Meeting Date: 15 March, 2013

Prepared By: Dick Strayer, George Firican


International Humanitarian Projects


The video below is an excellent example of a Humanitarian project and should be a guide to One World future projects under Future Visions.

Based on years of experience, there are important considerations that should be stressed.

  • By far the single most important factor for a sponsoring (international) club is to ensure that the Host (project site) club has a dedicated, reliable Rotarian(s) involved with the complete backing of the host club. This is difficult to do long distance. A dedicated proven Rotarian from the sponsor club should travel to the project site to evaluate the project, the feasibility and especially the reliability of the Rotarian(s) with whom you will be working. If possible, references should be obtained. This is also true for the Host club to evaluate the sponsoring Rotarian/Club.

If you have the dedicated, reliable Rotarians involved, then the plan and steps will just happen.

  • Start with a single project. This will provide building of fellowship and confidence in each other. If you have the right combination, many subsequent projects will happen automatically.
  • Develop other Rotarians involved. Always try to create your replacement. Teach other Rotarians and multiple projects can occur simultaneously and will continue. You and they are Ambassadors of Peace.
  • Have fun. This must be an enjoyable effort for all while creating many life-long International friends. These friendships will carry over to your personal lives and future Rotary activity.
  • Humanitarian Projects are NOT the objective. They are a means to achieve World Peace!


Remember our motto (the Fourth Object of Rotary):

The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.



10 Key Points for a Successful International Rotary Projects 15:00 minutes

If you cannot see the video below, please go see it by clicking on this link: The video will open in a new tab.

A special thank you to the Rotary for Northern Tanzania for sharing this video with us. 


Please share with us what other lessons you have learned from your past international Rotary projects.

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