Showcase: Rotex 1840 e.V.Philipp Sander
Grüß Gott! We are Rotex 1840 e.V. and we unite Bavaria’s two southernmost districts – 1841 and 1842. Our current team is made up of roughly 20 very active Rotexers. Originally, the two Rotary Districts that we currently cover were one bigger district that recently separated a couple of years ago.
In terms of Rotex, one could say that we have been around for quite a while and have always worked very closely with our Rotarians. As a matter of fact, we have been around for so long that back when we organized our first tour for exchange students throughout Germany, we could not visit all of Germany because the country was still separated by a wall. Something else we are very proud of is that the year the Berlin Wall fell we did not hesitate – we started putting together a one week trip to Berlin. We still cherish the Berlin Trip and improve it every year, as we try convey Germany’s important history to our Inbounds.
This year we celebrated 10 years of Rotex 1840 e.V. – ten years of officially being recognized as an association by the German government. This, of course, comes with some legal restrictions towards the way our Rotex is structured, meaning we have to have a chairman, a vice-chairman, and a treasurer. This has worked out very well for us.
Our goal remains the same: providing as best exchange as possible for our Out- In- and Rebounds and meeting amazing people every step along the way. What we try to do is provide people with aid when needed as well as prepare them for difficult situations as best we can using our own experience gathered on exchange. And, of course, we try to pass along love for our country, culture, and exchange – including what exchange means in all its magnificence.
What makes us, us, though is that we like taking a different view on things, constantly rethinking their purpose and trying different approaches.
If you ever happen to be somewhere around our two districts, feel free to contact us. Other than that, cheers to Rotary and cheers to Rotex –
continue doing the amazing work you are doing. We are very happy to be able to contribute in our own way. We are extremely excited about all of the changes happening with Rotex at the moment and the new opportunities that will be made for us.
With best wishes and Servus,
Your Rotex 1840 e.V.