October 2018

Helen & Shang-Hans will stay with us

Allow me to reintroduce you to our Co-Presidents! Helen and Shang-Hans! They are remaining as Co-Presidents for one more year! At the convention, Rotex International in August 2018, we decided to develop a staggered board. Two members will stay on for one more year to share their wisdom and knowledge with us! This [...]

Meet Marcy Desotelle

Hey guys! Meet Marcy Desotelle, Rotex International’s Secretary and Treasurer! Marcy was an exchange student in 2014-2015 to District 2440 in Czechia. Since then she has been an active member in District 6220 Rotex and is the current Co-President where she has been working to unite The Central States Rotary [...]

Meet Utsav Sachdev

Hey everyone! Meet Utsav, our new Head of Networking on the Rotex International Board!! I went on exchange to France, District 1710, from Mumbai, District 3140. This exchange had a very positive impact on my life. The Rotarians in my exchange district and the rebounds both contributed to this impact. [...]

Our new board members

Visit us each day this week to find out about the 2nd Rotex International Board! This year we elected 5 new members to the Rotex International Board! Just in case you weren’t able to attend the conference yourself, don’t fret! This week we will be posting every day to introduce [...]

Meet Maurício Bottas Pelini

Please meet, Mauricio Bottas Pelini- Head of Leadership and Development on the Rotex International Board; Member of Rotex Brazil; Vice President of Rotex 4730 Mauricio was an exchange student in Germany in 2008-2009. He has been involved in Rotex District 4730 (in the Curitiba area in Brazil). Together with his [...]

September 2018

reminder: Rotary International Convention in Hamburg

Fellow Rotex! Just a short reminder, the packages for the Rotary International Convention Hamburg are only available until the 📆 20th of October 2018 ‼ You can book them through this link: https://ric2019.rotary.de/en/rotex/ The packages include accommodation and breakfast as well as multiple evening events during the preconvention! We will be able to attend the Youth [...]

May 2018

Showcase: Rotex 1850

ROTEX 1850 A Club. A Community. A Family. Since our foundation back in 2007, all of our current 250 members are inspired by the idea of peace, understanding, friendship and trust. Our goal is to improve the exchange experience and the international understanding for every In- and Outbound. We are Rotex 1850 [...]

April 2018

Meet Sophie Richter

Sophie Richter Germany (D1800) – Thailand (D3350) Head of Leadership and Development My goal is to enhance the relationship between Rotex and Rotary by developing new approaches with Rotarians and Rotexers and strengthening the cooperation between the two groups. We are stronger together! I hope for common ground where more Rotex initiatives [...]

Meet Gabriel Araújo

Gabriel Araujo Brazil (D4480) – Germany (D1850) Head of Rotex Networking I believe that once people get to know each other and connect over the same goal, they create a bond that is one of the most powerful ones in the world. Rotex gives former Rotary Exchange Students the opportunity to keep in [...]

Meet Emma Persad

Emma Persad Canada (D5060) – France (D1680) Secretary and Treasurer You always hear about how exchange students are an extended family, but you don’t truly realize how important the bond you share is until you find yourself halfway around the world starting a new life, or moreover, when you’re back in your [...]

March 2018

Meet Shang-Hans Lee

Shang-Hans Lee Taiwan (D3490) – Germany (D1890) Co-President It’s not about how you end your exchange, its more about what’s next! Even the most vivid exchange will only represent chapter zero: The following journey as a Rotex was what ultimately showed me the actual potential that Rotex offered me, but also the potential [...]

Meet Helen Salminen

Helen Salminen Finland (D1410) – Mexico (D4190) Co-President My time with Rotex has given me a lot and taught me even more throughout the years; not only have I had the chance to meet and befriend amazing people, but I’ve also had the opportunity to develop my leadership skills in a safe [...]

The first Rotex Conference of Latin America

Great news! Rotex Distrito 4905 is organizing the First Rotex Conference of Latin America from April 6-8, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Different districts from Latin America will be organizing many workshops on a vast number of topics so that participants can share information, experience, and best-practices with one another in [...]

February 2018

January 2018

September 2017

Showcase: Rotex 1840 e.V.

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 [...]

Showcase: Rotex-BH

Hello everyone! We are Rotex-BH, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil! Our group was founded in 1971 by some of the first people to go on exchange through Rotary in our state, Minas Gerais. We are a quite big group, with around 30 active members, but also have a large number of less-active [...]

August 2017

Showcase: Rotex 4630

Hello world! We are Rotex D.4630 from Brazil! Our club was founded almost two years ago – in fact, our two-year anniversary is in October and we are excited to tell everyone that we are here to stay! Our number of members has risen each year, and we currently have 12 members. Along [...]

Showcase: Rotex 2240

Rotex 2240 was first founded in 1996 and the number of active Rotex members has been growing ever since. We currently have about 100 active members who are all former Rotary Youth Exchange Students. Along with our growing membership rate, the range of our activities and cooperation with Rotary clubs [...]

July 2017

Showcase: Rotex 4905

We are Rotex Distrito 4905 from Argentina. We are a group of around 15 friends (the number rises every year) and we love spending time with Inbounds and Outbounds. We believe that our actions can make a huge difference on the experiences of the students since we ourselves were helped by [...]

Showcase: Rotex Switzerland – Liechtenstein

Rotex Switzerland – Liechtenstein was founded in 1993. With around 55 active members, we work closely with the Rotary Youth Exchange Switzerland-Liechtenstein committee. Even though we have three districts in Switzerland, we are one nationwide Rotex. We organize over five Rotex weekends throughout the year as well as other day [...]

Showcase: Rotex 1940

Rotex 1940 is quite a young Rotex club, having only been around for three years, yet has already managed to obtain about 20 active members! Our district includes Berlin, the capital city of Germany, and many other cities in the area, including Rostock, Potsdam, and Cottbus. With all these big [...]

Showcase: Rotex 3490

Rotex 3490 was founded nearly a decade ago. With around 120 overall members and 60 active members, we work with the D3490 Rotary Youth Exchange committee to organize about 30 events annually pertaining to Inbound cultural activities and Outbound training events. To help Inbounds adapt to Taiwanese life, we organize a [...]

June 2017

Rotex needs a “code of honor”

After attending the “Beyond the 4 D’s” workshop at the Rotary International Convention 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, we got tasked with developing a “Code of Honour” for Rotary Youth Exchange students. While the 4 D’s will still apply, Rotary would like to set new guidelines from more of a peer-to-peer [...]

Showcase: Rotex 1461

ROTEX 1461 is the newest member of Rotex International, founded in November 2016. Rotex 1461 is also the only Rotex club in Denmark run by Rebound students. “While being new, I already feel confident that we have the right foundation for making our organization work. We have already organized a great [...]

Showcase: Rotex Austria

Our showcase this week is Rotex Austria! In Austria, every returning exchange student is automatically a member of Rotex Austria. Currently we have 605 members registered in our database, which are, of course, not all active members. Our mission and goals are based on three areas: • Support • Participate • Connect Support Outbounds, Inbounds, [...]

Showcase: Rotex Finland

Today we present to you the wonderful RotEx Finland! We are a very active Rotex club with more than 50 active members. Rotex Finland works under the Finnish multi-district organization and alongside the Estonian Rotexes as well. Rotex Finland is involved with our lovely exchange students throughout their entire exchange journey. We [...]

Rotex in Atlanta

Rotex International Board Member Shang-Hans Lee just presented about the 4th Rotex International Convention 2018 at the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (Official Event Page)! Remember that registration for the convention starts on July 1st! We hope that many of you will be joining us!

Rotex presenting at the pre-convention

The presentations and efforts of Shang-Hans Lee, Sophie Richter, and Helen Salminen representing Rotex International at the pre-convention have been really well-received and discussion for future showcasing of Rotex within the Rotary world is underway! We’re really excited about the networking taking-place and the goals being set for the future of Rotex! Stay-tuned for [...]

Rotex goes to the Rotary Convention

And we’re off! Three members of the Rotex International Board, Shang-Hans Lee, Sophie Richter, and Helen Salminen, are off to the Rotary International Convention 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia to take-part in the convention itself and the pre-convention, which specifically focuses on Rotary Youth Exchange and youth involvement in Rotary. They will present our vision [...]

Showcase: Rotex Curitiba

Rotex Curitiba (D4730) is located in southern Brazil, east of the state of Paraná. We were founded in 2008 and have 26 active members. We organize about seven weekends and/or events during the year for our lovely Inbounds and Outbounds, including: – Inbound Immersion Weekend: The first contact we have with [...]

May 2017

Showcase: Rotex Nederland

We are happy to present to you, Rotex Nederland, the Dutch Rotex! Founded in 1980, our group of active Rotex members has grown to over a hundred! Together with Rotary we try and ensure the best exchange experience possible for everybody involved in the Dutch exchange program. From start to finish, we [...]

Rotexers everywhere

We have another great story of Rotexers meeting up with each other in the world! Here is Alli Palojärvi (Finland to Taiwan) and Constanze Boll (Germany to Brazil). They met for the first time at the 3. International Rotex Convention 2016 in Hanover in August and are now both studying in Tartu, Estonia and [...]

Showcase: Rotex Belgium

Now presenting: Rotex Belgium! Our committee has 6 members, not to mention the countless volunteers that lend a hand wherever needed. This year, the newly elected president is Julien Robert. For this amazing upcoming year, we are planning several activities, including:  – The Scavenger Hunt will take place in Bruges around the whole [...]

Showcase: Rotex 1800 e.V.

Today we would like to introduce you to Rotex 1800 e.V. in Northern Germany. With around 80 active members and foundation dating back to 1989, we are one of the biggest and oldest clubs in Europe. We organize about 6 weekends each year for Inbounds and Outbounds. One special weekend is our [...]

Rotexers all over the world

We love seeing Rotexers from all over the world meeting up in different countries! This past week, Joel Falk (Sweden to South Africa, 2011-2012) was visiting Berlin and met up with Rotex International Board Member, Shang-Hans Lee(Taiwan to Germany, 2011-2012)! Joel and Hans initially met at the 2nd International Rotex Convention and 3. International Rotex Convention 2016 [...]

Showcase: Rotex Aguascalientes 4110

Hi everyone! Rotex International would like to showcase our wonderful Rotex clubs worldwide to continue to develop the Rotex image and spirit while also sharing best practices with one another. If you’d like to be profiled, please send a picture and a brief introduction of your club to contact@rotex-international.org. We’d love [...]

Atlanta, here we come!

Atlanta, here we come! On Sunday, two of our board members, Shang-Hans Lee and Sophie Richter, visited Rotary International Youth Exchange Committee Chair, Ekkehard Musick. Together they prepared the workshops and discussions for the Rotary International Convention coming up in June. There is a lot to look forward to in the coming months for Rotary [...]

April 2017

February 2017

We are going to Atlanta!

Three members of the Rotex International Board will be attending the Rotary World Convention in Atlanta from June 7-14, 2017. Together with Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Chair Ekkehard Musick our board members Helen Salminen, Shang-Hans Lee, and Sophie Richter will be participating in workshops and discussion at this year’s [...]

Rotex at NAYEN conference 2017

  Are any Rotexers interested in attending the North American Youth Exchange Network (NAYEN) Conference for 2017? The conference will be held in Calgary, Canada from March 9th to 11th and offers you the ability to network and collaborate with like-minded people who are passionate about the Rotary Youth Exchange program. The [...]

January 2017

Rotex developments in Brazil

In November 2016, Rotex International was represented in Brazil at the 5th National Rotex Conference in the city of Aracaju by our committee member, Gabriel Araújo. The conference happened from November 3-5 and its goal was to connect Rotex Clubs from different parts of the country for collaboration, development, [...]

October 2015

Welcome to our new Blog

We – the first Board of Rotex International – are really happy to introduce you to our brand-new news blog. We will constantly be posting articles about our work and developments underway in order to keep all Rotexers, Rotex Clubs, participants from the 3rd International Rotex Convention, who were present for our election, and [...]