About ICFR


ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS

ICFR (the International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians) was started in 1967 by a group of British Rotarians who decided to travel with their caravans to the RI Convention at Nice in France. Since 1967 similar Rotary groups have been established all over the globe; in France, the Netherlands, Germany, North America, New Zealand and Australia. Different continents, different languages but one simple concept... Fun and fellowship with fellow Rotarians, using your own caravan or motorhome.


WHAT DO WE DO?

During the day

On most days at a rally we all just do our own thing, exploring the local area - or just relaxing.  On some days there might be a group walk or a group visit to some local tourist attraction.

In the evening

In the evenings we get together to enjoy a variety of social events, mostly very informal:  BBQs; suppers; social evenings; quizzes and entertainments (sometimes home-made!).


WHAT SORT OF RALLIES ?

                LOCAL

We have about 25 local rallies each year. These smaller rallies are organised by local Rotarians who are able to use their local knowledge to our advantage. They generally last for five nights and involve 12 to 30 units (i.e. 24 to 60 people).

                NATIONAL

We also organise a couple of larger national rallies with unlimited numbers, perhaps ranging up to 150 people at an AGM rally.

                CONFERENCE

When there is sufficient interest we endeavour to organise rallies to coincide with RI or RIBI conferences.

                EUROPEAN

Each year we usually have three or four continental rallies, with France and Germany being the most popular destinations.

                INTERCONTINENTAL

Every few years we have an intercontinental fly/hire rally. Our 2017 trip had nearly forty British and South African Rotarians and partners touring South Africa.  Other long-distance destinations have included New Zealand and North America.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of ICFR is open to Rotarians and their partners, to family members of Rotarians and to alumni of Rotary programmes.

Our current membership numbers of over 800 are well above the average of 500+ for other Rotary fellowships.  In a twelve-month period we registered 2,896 unit-nights on our rallies.  Since most units contain two people that amounts to over 5,500 person-nights - which is certainly not bad as a measure of member participation!


WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Definitely: A caravan or motorhome; £10 for your annual subscription;

Preferably:You will need enthusiasm for encountering new people and visiting new places.

What do you get for your £10?

The opportunity to go on ICFR rallies; Our magazine, News & Views, twice a year; Fun and fellowship - on wheels!


For further information contact our Secretary; Derek Rogers, Kerina, Glebe Close, Frampton on Severn, Glos, GL2 7EL

  Like all Rotary Fellowships, ICFR operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but it is not an agency of, nor controlled by, Rotary International..

App.Form2018a.pdf

IF YOU WOULD LIKE JOIN ICFR,  you must complete a application form. Click the “Join Us Now” to download the form, print and complete the form and send it to :- The Membership Secretary, Derrick Sanders, 50 Springhill Park, Lower Penn, Wolverhampton, WV4 4TR.

Following acceptance you will receive:- Your ICFR members handbook, a copy of the ICFR constitution. Membership sticker for your caravan and “News & Views” our magazine with full details of forthcoming rallies. If you join after the 1st September, your first subscription will carry you right through to the 1st January in the year after next.