Unusual Make-Up Meeting Locations


Do you know which Rotarians have to travel the farthest to make up by attending another Rotary club's meeting? That would be the members of the Rotary Club of Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, which is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and is the club that is most remote from any other.   The southernmost Rotary meeting is that of the Rotary Club of Base Marambio-Antartida in Antarctica. To visit the northernmost club, you must travel to the Rotary Club of Svalbard, Norway, on the Svalbard island group north of the Norwegian mainland.

It is said that there is a Rotary meeting being held someplace in the world every hour of every day.  If you attended one meeting per day, it would take more than 80 years to visit all of the 34,000 clubs in the world, and by then, no doubt there would be thousands more new clubs to visit. But today, Rotarians don't even need to leave their homes to make up meetings.  Rotary e-clubs allow you to make up online, 24 hours a day, and join in discussions with Rotarians from every part of the world.