April Overview 2023-03-29 17:00:00Z 0
We Need You to Empower Girls of Vietnam 2023-03-26 17:00:00Z 0
March Overview 2023-03-04 17:00:00Z 0
February Overview 2023-01-24 17:00:00Z 0
January Overview 2023-01-09 17:00:00Z 0
Rotary Get Together Vietnam-Germany 2022 2022-12-20 17:00:00Z 0
Nui Tuong Trip - Club's weekend outing and getaway 2022-09-04 17:00:00Z 0
RCSI - Evening Club Meeting - Corporate CRS 2022-09-04 17:00:00Z 0
September Monthly Overview 2022-09-04 17:00:00Z 0
Books donation for auction workshop 2022-08-21 17:00:00Z 0
Dinner Workshop Meeting 2022-08-21 17:00:00Z 0
Membership seminar: CULTURE TRANSFORMATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION! 2022-07-10 17:00:00Z 0
July - Monthly Overview Hao Quach 2022-07-03 17:00:00Z 0

Global President of Rotary International to Visit Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, 25 April 2022
Global President of Rotary International to Visit Ho Chi Minh City
Three of Rotary International’s youngest clubs will share a proud moment when they host the 2021-22 President, Mr Shekhar Mehta in Ho Chi Minh City from May 4th to May 7th, 2022. The presidents of the three clubs, Rotary Club Saigon, Rotary Club Saigon International and Rotary Club Danang will invite members and senior members of the diplomatic, business and non-profit communities to meet with RI President Shekhar over a series of events, culminating in the official recognition of the inauguration of the 3 clubs.

Mr Mehta’s visit will include:
VIP Lunch at Caravelle Hotel – 5th May
12:00-14:00     With attendance Of Ambassadors, Members Of The Consular Corps HCMC, Senior Government Officials, Department Heads, Representatives Of Chambers Of Commerce And Friendship Associations, And Business Community
Audience with Rotarians
15:00                 (In the format of a townhall meeting) at Conference Room, Mezzanine, Deutsches Haus
Presidential Reception dinner – Chartered Club Inauguration Ceremony
18:30-22:00     RI President Shekhar, the club presidents of the 3 Vietnam Rotary clubs and delegates from District 3350 will host a dinner reception for Rotarians and VIP guests. The highlight of the dinner will be the official recognition of the Vietnam Clubs as members of the Rotary International network.
All Rotarians in Vietnam are strongly encouraged to join all of the listed events – register here.
Global President of Rotary International to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Matt Millard 2022-04-23 17:00:00Z 0

Rotarian virtual swarming

Videos - Rotarian outing on screen

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The virtual swarming of the RC Saigon International in the Year of the Tiger


More than 70 participants followed the invitation of District 1940 to RC Saigon International, chartered in Jun 2021. The 22 members, led by their president, Anh Vu, impressively presented the beauty of the country, but also the important projects the young club has already carried out to make life more bearable in the region. In cooperation with other clubs, 368 wheelchairs have been distributed to those in need, ten oxygen concentrators for a Covid hospital ward, new incubators have been procured to support workers who have not been allowed to return to their hometown due to COVID restrictions, and much more.

Rotarian virtual swarming Edgar Friedrich 2022-03-07 17:00:00Z 0

Christmas Fundraiser

As we approach the end of a very eventful year it is time to reflect on our actions and how we all managed to live through the most uncertain times we could ever imagine. Covid has cost many lives and has shuttered the existence of countless individuals and companies. In the spirit of Rotary, Rotary Club Saigon International is organizing a fundraising event on an international scale and we are asking our friends and partners around the world to open their hearts and wallets to support our first online charity event. 
Offical Sponsor Letter – Download attached file to read more (top left corner)
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Rotary Club Saigon International Appeal for Emergency Support in Ho Chi Minh City

Hospitals across Ho Chi Minh City are struggling to treat COVID-19 patients due to a severe shortage of equipment.

To tackle with the urgent situation in the hospital and try to help lower the mortality rate due to lack of equipment, Rotary Club Saigon International will raise funds to join forces with Rotary International and purchase 100 oxygen concentrators to support the field hospitals in Vietnam.

Our Appeal For Help – Download attached file to find out (top left corner)

Rotary Club Saigon International Appeal for Emergency Support in Ho Chi Minh City Emelie Cruickshank 2021-08-19 17:00:00Z 0 Covid,Emergency Appeal,Fundraising,Medical equipment,Vietnam,partnership

Rotary Club Saigon International Supports Wheelchair Distribution

In close cooperation with our sister club, Rotary Club Saigon, we have arranged for over one hundred wheelchairs to be received and distributed to individuals in need. The effort has been coordinated by The Projects and Services Committee.
The wheelchairs were bequeathed to Vietnam by a lady called Nancy as a legacy gift, and the gifting was coordinated by Mr Frank Yih of the Hua Qiao Foundation, based in Shanghai. Frank Yih established HuaQiao Foundation with a group of warm-hearted overseas Chinese with the purpose of paying back to motherland. HuaQiao (华桥), representing building the bridge of communication between overseas Chinese and domestic Chinese, is the homonym of Huaqiao (华侨) which means “overseas Chinese”. HuaQiao mainly provides humanitarian assistance to underdeveloped areas in East Asia, focusing on education, health, and public welfare. 
Ms Nancy's gift will initially give mobility and freedom to almost 400 people in Ho Chi Minh City and Khanh Hoa. A second container with a similar number of chairs is expected to arrive in the coming weeks. 
Rotary Club Saigon International Supports Wheelchair Distribution Matt Millard 2021-07-20 17:00:00Z 0 Huaqiao,Mobility,china,gift,partnership,wheelchair

Rotary at the Start of the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 


Rotary at the Start of the United Nations 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

History of Women in Rotary

Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 
The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
History of Women in Rotary 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia

In early 1919, Rotarian Roger Pinneo of Seattle, Washington, USA, traveled to the Philippines to try to organize a Rotary club in Manila. Leon J. Lambert, a Manila business leader helped Pinneo establish the club. Several months later, on 1 June 1919, the Rotary Club of Manila was chartered and became the first Rotary club in Asia.

The club would be the only one in the country for more than 12 years. Eventually, Manila club members organized Rotary clubs in the Philippine cities of Cebu (1932) and Iloilo (1933). Iloilo club members then started a club in Bacolod (1937), and Rotary continued to expand across the country.

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic 2020-11-04 17:00:00Z 0