As members of an international organization dedicated to world understanding and peace, it behooves Rotarians to exercise restraint in judging our Rotary friends and citizens from other countries when their behavior seems unusual to us. A Rotary policy has existed for more than half a century relating to this dilemma of international relationships.
The Rotary strongly encourages fostering international understanding as a basis for peace. Rotary clubs are usually named after geographical areas to facilitate Rotarians from overseas or from out of town visiting a local club.
There are plenty of interesting international fellowships. The most important annual event is probably the Rotary Convention organized by Rotary International, where 1.2 million Rotarians from 35,000 clubs across 200+ countries all over the world will have the opportunity to gather together for important talks, discussions and fellowship.