Designed to offer a home for internationally experienced and expatriate members, we are the ideal first address for foreign Rotarians, looking for a Rotary Club during their visit of the Stuttgart region. We have a large diversity of experience and age, and we have a strong team-spirit. We provide local connectivity as well as access to the esteemed Rotarian network here in Germany and throughout the world.
A Message from Our President
Rotary Club Stuttgart-International (RCSI) is where friends and problem solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to create lasting change. We are a team of currently 50 members (July 2018), consisting of internationally minded and experienced business people, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, doctors, lawyers, consultants and other valued members of their respective communities. Our members represent 14 nations: Germany, USA, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece, France, Bulgaria, Russia, Great Britain, Taiwan, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Niger. At present, the share of female members is 20 percent which we aim to increase to 25 percent by the end of the current Rotarian year. Our Board of Directors has 36 percent female members.
With an age average of 53 years, ranging from 31 to 77 years, we count among the younger Rotary Clubs in the District 1830.
Our mission: Rotary Club Stuttgart-International joins leaders from all cultures and occupations who appreciate teaming up respectfully with other club members to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and advance goodwill and peace around the world. We are a non-political and non-sectarian organization, open to all people with international experience, regardless of race, colour, conviction, religion, gender or political preference.
Our club usually meets weekly at the Le Méridien hotel on Thursdays at 19:30. Any Rotarian and those guests, recommended by other Rotarians, are welcome to attend our meetings. The formal club language is English. In addition to our meetings, we also have frequent social events and outings that take advantage of opportunities in and around Stuttgart and the surrounding area.
Since our foundation in 2011, we had lots of social engagement activities:
> Helping people in need in the Stuttgart region with several hands-on activities: Christmas Party in December in cooperation with Caritas and quarterly breakfast services with Sister Margret in Stuttgart
> Financing an apartment in the Ronald McDonald House in Tübingen to provide a home-away-from-home for families of sick children who are receiving care in a nearby hospital
> Supporting the worldwide “End Polio Now” campaign by collecting plastic caps for recycling. The raised funds are tripled by the Bob and Melinda Gates Foundation.
> Financially supporting a student from the Near East to complete her studies in Stuttgart
> Collecting bikes every 2 years for young South African pupils and financing the construction of a classroom building there. Next collection will be in Spring 2019.
> Financing the purchase of a van for the transportation of young offenders in a reintegration program in Spain, in cooperation with a Madrid Rotary Club
> Helping refugees in the Stuttgart region
Several other projects and further details can be found on this website.
RCSI is an exciting and dynamic club, with members having outstanding international experiences and skills. Our meeting topics cover a very wide range of themes in the field of social matters, ecology, technology, financial areas and politics.
If you have further questions, please contact Barbara Klein: Stuttgartfirstname.lastname@example.org
Maurizio Gasperi, President RCSI 2018/19