Alumni

“Your connection to Rotary doesn’t end after your program; it’s just the beginning. You are instantly plugged into a global network of influencers, community and business leaders, people that have immense resources to help you create and foster change throughout your career. So many doors have been opened to me because I’m affiliated with Rotary.” — Andy Stoll, past Rotary Scholar

Each year, thousands of people participate in Rotary’s programs. As alumni, you are a part of an extended network of people who share a common bond of improving lives in their communities and abroad and you are valued members of the Rotary family.

Rotary alumni are individuals who have experienced Rotary through various programs, including:

Connect with Rotary

We want to stay in touch with you. As an alum, here are some ways you can stay connected to Rotary:

Alumni associations

“Being a member of a Rotary alumni association helped me live a more balanced life that wasn’t all about work. It gave me the chance to serve and volunteer. Also, it’s fun! I met exceptional people.” — Hanny Wan, past Rotary Scholar & former vice chair of the Rotary Alumni Association District 3450, Hong Kong

Rotary alumni associations provide opportunities to maintain Rotary connections and support Rotary’s mission of Service Above Self. By joining an alumni association you can:

  • Network with professional leaders who share the Rotary experience
  • Participate in local and international service projects
  • Serve as mentors to current and future participants

Learn more about alumni associations.

Find an alumni association near you.

Give back

Have you thought about how you could give back to Rotary? Here are some ways you can continue your connection with Rotary:

Share your story

Former Rotary Scholar Alex Buchanan realized Rotary's power to influence the world when he was working on a food research project between Australia and countries in Southeast Asia. "The level of cooperation between countries worked like a charm," Buchanan said. "I looked around this very, very successful international cooperative, and out of the six global leaders running it, three were former Rotary Scholars.”

A food technologist and member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne in Australia, Buchanan created the high-protein Australian milk biscuit and high-energy biscuit, which are staples of his country’s international food aid program. Buchanan was the 2008-09 recipient of the Global Alumni Service to Humanity award, Rotary’s highest alumni recognition.

Tell your story

Resources & reference

Rotary support

Questions? Contact alumni@rotary.org.