International Fellowship of Hunting Rotarians
Rotary members come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and professions, but they all care about one thing: improving their own communities and helping those who need us most.
Our mission statement
Rotary is a synonym for friendship in action worldwide. We experience this every week during the meeting. We experience this when we are in embarrassment or even need and a friend extends a helping hand.
Rotary is diversity in action. This is true not only for each individual club, but in general. Rotary is represented worldwide: In 166 countries, around 1.2 million people belong to one of the more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs.
We are united by the four-question test. It is: 1. is it true? 2. is it fair for all concerned? 3. will it promote friendship and goodwill? And 4. will it be for the good of all concerned?
Friendship is strengthened by many things, such as shared experiences or interests. And so it is obvious that Rotarians join together under the umbrella of Rotary International, but across clubs, to form so-called fellowships. As the saying goes, "Better safe than sorry". And he is right. A great example of such an association is the International Fellowship of Hunting Rotarians.
Hunting Rotarians combines hunting passport on the one hand and Rotarian commitment on the other - and this across clubs and countries. As a hunting Rotarian, you are welcome to join us. You can find out more about the aim of this association of friends on our website.
Drs. Richard L. Den Haan MMI
Dr. Rolf Roosen
The idea for the Rotarian Hunting Fellowship was born in 2019 by two Rotarians: Richard den Haan (Netherlands; RC Goeree-Overflakkee) and Anton Schrey (Austria, RC Saalfelden).
At the very first meeting on 08.01.2020, the Hubertus Fellowship had already grown to six people. In the photo from left to right: Anton Schrey and Wolfgang Hettegger (both RC Saalfelden), Richard den Haan (RC Goeree-Overflakkee), Elisabeth Pohl (RC Bad Gastein), Christian Schoiber (RC Zell am See) and Andreas Hörtnagl (RC Bad Gastein). The memorable joint meeting took place at the Erlhof Hotel in Thumersbach.
In March Rolf Roosen (RC Koblenz) joined us, in August Eva K. Schrey (RAC Pinzgau) and in September Governor Friedhelm Dold (RC Wels Burg). Due to Corona, the founding meeting was held as an online meeting on 14.11.2020. The official foundation celebration took place with active participation on 11 June in the hunting lodge Czernin.