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Rotary club on the way to Santiago

azita

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I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#1
Hola,
I was hoping that I can visit some Rotary Club on my trip to Santiago. Is there any fellow Rotarian in this forum that can guide me or you have some experience that you like to share?

Gracias
 

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#2
Hola @azita ,
If you go to https://my.rotary.org/en/search/club-finder, and enter the name of any town you will be travelling through, you will be able to find out the details of the club and where they meet.
My only concern, and the reason I might not be seeking to visit a Rotary club, is that if the dress code is formal, I will not be dressed suitably...
Buen Camino
 

azita

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I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#3
Hola @azita ,
If you go to https://my.rotary.org/en/search/club-finder, and enter the name of any town you will be traveling through, you will be able to find out the details of the club and where they meet.
My only concern, and the reason I might not be seeking to visit a Rotary club, is that if the dress code is formal, I will not be dressed suitably...
Buen Camino
Thank you for the reply and good point on the dress code, I am carrying a dress with me and I think I just have to apology in advance about my footwear. what concerns me most is the language, I don't know if there is a point to visit if I don't understand what they talking about.
 
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Via Gebennensis June 2018
Via Podiensis, Camino Del Norte 2018
#4
Thank you for the reply and good point on the dress code, I am crying a dress with me and I think I just have to apology in advance about my footwear. what concerns me most is the language, I don't know if there is a point to visit if I don't understand what they talking about.
Most clubs will speak some English, after all, a lot of communications to Rotary Clubs from Evanston are in English. I often found that one or two members would look after me and translate if necessary.
In my case, in addition to the lack of appropriate clothing for a Rotary meeting, I have found that where I stop for more than 1 night, and where I could take advantage of visiting a club, the meeting nights don't work.
 

azita

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I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#5
Most clubs will speak some English, after all, a lot of communications to Rotary Clubs from Evanston are in English. I often found that one or two members would look after me and translate if necessary.
In my case, in addition to the lack of appropriate clothing for a Rotary meeting, I have found that where I stop for more than 1 night, and where I could take advantage of visiting a club, the meeting nights don't work.
good to know that, thank you!
 

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#6
Hola, Azita. I was also going to try and visit some clubs on the way if, as AJGuillaume indicated, you happen to be in that town on the night/day of the meeting. If you use the Rotary website and find contact info for the club, it's a good idea to call ahead and confirm that the meeting is happening as advertised. At that point you could raise the dress code question. Most clubs are very welcoming and are happy to suspend any dress code issues for a visitor.
 

azita

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I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#7
Hola, Azita. I was also going to try and visit some clubs on the way if, as AJGuillaume indicated, you happen to be in that town on the night/day of the meeting. If you use the Rotary website and find contact info for the club, it's a good idea to call ahead and confirm that the meeting is happening as advertised. At that point you could raise the dress code question. Most clubs are very welcoming and are happy to suspend any dress code issues for a visitor.
Hola Patric,
Thank you for the reply, I guess I need to do it the today or two before I arrive at any destination that has rotary clubs. Did you manage to visit one?
 
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#8
Hola Patric,
Thank you for the reply, I guess I need to do it the today or two before I arrive at any destination that has rotary clubs. Did you manage to visit one?
A couple of days notice should be fine, Azita. As for me, I start the CF on May 22nd! Looking forward to it! Who knows, we may meet up somewhere!
Buen Camino!
 
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#9
Hola,
I was hoping that I can visit some Rotary Club on my trip to Santiago. Is there any fellow Rotarian in this forum that can guide me or you have some experience that you like to share?

Gracias
Question , are you walking.?
Why should somebody wanted to visit a Rotary Club while on a Camino to Santiago de Compostela.

Please enlight us.
 
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Via Gebennensis June 2018
Via Podiensis, Camino Del Norte 2018
#10
Question , are you walking.?
Why should somebody wanted to visit a Rotary Club while on a Camino to Santiago de Compostela.

Please enlight us.
@Peter Fransiscus , one of the principles of Rotary is building goodwill and friendship. Rotarians who travel around the world like meeting other Rotarians (and other people, too :)) to develop friendships.
Buen Camino
 

azita

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#11
Question , are you walking.?
Why should somebody wanted to visit a Rotary Club while on a Camino to Santiago de Compostela.

Please enlight us.
A couple of days notice should be fine, Azita. As for me, I start the CF on May 22nd! Looking forward to it! Who knows, we may meet up somewhere!
Buen Camino!
oh wow I start the 16th of May.
bueno Camino
Question , are you walking.?
Why should somebody wanted to visit a Rotary Club while on a Camino to Santiago de Compostela.

Please enlight us.
Hello Peter,
I'm Rotarian, it's always nice to meet other fellow Rotarian around the world and hear about how they are making a difference. learn about their projects locally and internationally and being inspired. It's kind of a custom between Rotarian to pay a visit to other clubs and built up a friendship and possible relationship for the future project.

I will start my walk 15th of May :)
 
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#12
Question , are you walking.?
Why should somebody wanted to visit a Rotary Club while on a Camino to Santiago de Compostela.

Please enlight us.
I was wondering the exact same thing. Now we have a little more info. Still I plan to google Rotary club cuz I don't really understand its purpose or what projects they participate in.
 

azita

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I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#13
I was wondering the exact same thing. Now we have a little more info. Still I plan to google Rotary club cuz I don't really understand its purpose or what projects they participate in.
Question , are you
walking.?
Hello Chris, Rotary international provides humanitarian services
Why should somebody wanted to visit a Rotary Club while on a Camino to Santiago de Compostela.

Please enlight us.
Hello Peter,
Yes I will start my journey on the 15th of May.
I’m a member of i
A couple of days notice should be fine, Azita. As for me, I start the CF on May 22nd! Looking forward to it! Who knows, we may meet up somewhere!
Buen Camino!
oh wow I start the 16th of May.
bueno Camino
 

Maxy

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Norte 2018 cycle
#14
If it interests you please look up the Rotary organisation. There are clubs throughout the world and we do a lot of good - End Polio Now; the Jaipur Limb Project; Aqua boxes; Shelter Boxes are just a few of the examples where we support international projects. My own club has supported the building of a village in Fiji and we are currently trying to outfit a medical centre there. Locally, we support the homeless and vulnerable and many local charities and organisations working in our City. All excellent reasons to join or work with Rotary; however, for me, the main reason was meeting other people and having enjoyment in their company - I start my Camino in June and look forward to the same comradeship on my route as I find in Rotary.
 
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Camino Frances Sept 2016
Camino Portuguse Oct (2018)
#15
Hi Azita

I too am a Rotarian and finished the CF two years ago. I brought two flags with me on the trip. I was able to make an evening meeting in Leon. Yes, I was dressed differently, but was welcomed with open arms. Language was something of an issue, but as the evening wore on communication improved:) Don't miss this opportunity to make new friends and experience how clubs work in different countries. I was amazed at the projects this small club completed (they built a hospital in Africa!!!) One word of caution, start times mean something different in Spain. I showed up at 7:30 for an 8:00PM meeting. The first member appeared at 8:10. It was a late night for this perigrino. Fortunately, we were not walking the next day.

Buen Camino -- Bob
 

azita

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Camino(s) past & future
I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#17
Hi Azita

I too am a Rotarian and finished the CF two years ago. I brought two flags with me on the trip. I was able to make an evening meeting in Leon. Yes, I was dressed differently, but was welcomed with open arms. Language was something of an issue, but as the evening wore on communication improved:) Don't miss this opportunity to make new friends and experience how clubs work in different countries. I was amazed at the projects this small club completed (they built a hospital in Africa!!!) One word of caution, start times mean something different in Spain. I showed up at 7:30 for an 8:00PM meeting. The first member appeared at 8:10. It was a late night for this perigrino. Fortunately, we were not walking the next day.

Buen Camino -- Bob
Hi Azita

I too am a Rotarian and finished the CF two years ago. I brought two flags with me on the trip. I was able to make an evening meeting in Leon. Yes, I was dressed differently, but was welcomed with open arms. Language was something of an issue, but as the evening wore on communication improved:) Don't miss this opportunity to make new friends and experience how clubs work in different countries. I was amazed at the projects this small club completed (they built a hospital in Africa!!!) One word of caution, start times mean something different in Spain. I showed up at 7:30 for an 8:00PM meeting. The first member appeared at 8:10. It was a late night for this perigrino. Fortunately, we were not walking the next day.

Buen Camino -- Bob
Hello Bob,
Thank you for replying!
That is wonderful Bob. I will look up Leon for sure. I'm more excited now;)
 
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May, 2017; return, leaving SJPP May 24, 2018
#20
When I was in Finisterre, last June, there were at least two monuments recognizing Rotary. When I start on May 24, from SJPP, I hope to visit clubs in Spain. It is fun to visit clubs around the World.
For anyone who doesn't know about Rotary, look into it---you will make great friends and will be part of making your community and the World a better place. We Rotarians are all over the World, making a difference---and having fun. Join us.
 

falcon269

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#21
Lions International is regularly represented, too. If you are not aware of Lions, Rotary, and Kiwanis, you should find a service club and join it! I think you will be better for it... ;)
 

azita

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Camino(s) past & future
I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#22
When I was in Finisterre, last June, there were at least two monuments recognizing Rotary. When I start on May 24, from SJPP, I hope to visit clubs in Spain. It is fun to visit clubs around the World.
For anyone who doesn't know about Rotary, look into it---you will make great friends and will be part of making your community and the World a better place. We Rotarians are all over the World, making a difference---and having fun. Join us.
Hello, you are absolutely right. I will start 15th of May but still we might meet some where along the way. Enjoy your walk my friend
 

SimLin

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#23

SimLin

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Machu Picchu, Peru - 2018
Camino Portugues or Norte 2018
Reunion Camino Frances 2020
#24
@azita Hola fellow Rotarian and peregrina! I will be leaving Santiago on the 14th of May ... wish we could have connected and exchanged. I am also visiting Madrid and Barcelona ... found clubs to potentially visit; meeting times do seem to be quite late in the evening. Buen Camino!
 

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Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#25
@Peter Fransiscus , one of the principles of Rotary is building goodwill and friendship. Rotarians who travel around the world like meeting other Rotarians (and other people, too :)) to develop friendships.
Buen Camino
Where does a current member of AHA go when in Spain AJG
Look after the girl,
Regards
David
 

azita

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I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#26
@azita Hola fellow Rotarian and peregrina! I will be leaving Santiago on the 14th of May ... wish we could have connected and exchanged. I am also visiting Madrid and Barcelona ... found clubs to potentially visit; meeting times do seem to be quite late in the evening. Buen Camino!
Hello my friend,
That’s a shame we missed each other this time but hey who knows maybe some where else we meet
Keep up the good work
I’m from Australia, which part of the world you live?
 
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#27
Where does a current member of AHA go when in Spain AJG
Look after the girl,
Regards
David
@Thornley, I am not too sure how I should take your comment. I do not know what membership of AHA refers to, and as I am not walking with the OP, I am not going to look after her.
I am hoping I do not have to read any inappropriate comment in what you wrote.
:confused:
 

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Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#28
@Thornley, I am not too sure how I should take your comment. I do not know what membership of AHA refers to, and as I am not walking with the OP, I am not going to look after her.
I am hoping I do not have to read any inappropriate comment in what you wrote.
:confused:
Your wife you look after Andrew
Australia Hotel Assoc.
See you on your return at the monthly meeting:)
 
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SimLin

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#29
Hello my friend,
That’s a shame we missed each other this time but hey who knows maybe some where else we meet
Keep up the good work
I’m from Australia, which part of the world you live?
I am from Ontario, Canada ... any chance you will be attending the Rotary International Convention in Toronto this June?
 

azita

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I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#30
I am from Ontario, Canada ... any chance you will be attending the Rotary International Convention in Toronto this June?
Lovely!
No I will be on my walk till end of June. I start 15th of May
Well I’m in Sydney so you are welcome any time
 

SimLin

I am a miracle in motion! Buen Camino!
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Returning and ReStarting Frances April/May (2016)
The West Highland Way, May (2017)
Camino Frances, SJPDP-Finisterre, Aug/Sept/Oct (2017)
Machu Picchu, Peru - 2018
Camino Portugues or Norte 2018
Reunion Camino Frances 2020
#31
Lovely!
No I will be on my walk till end of June. I start 15th of May
Well I’m in Sydney so you are welcome any time
A good time to start. Wishing you a superb journey! Buen Camino! If I am ever in Sydney I will look you up!
 

azita

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I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#32
A good time to start. Wishing you a superb journey! Buen Camino! If I am ever in Sydney I will look you up!
Please do
Can you tell me how cold is the weather now?
 

Chizuru

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#34
Greeting Azita and other Rotarians.
I have just started a discussion group as the beginning of making a Fellowship of Rotary Friends of the Camino. I would love to have other Rotarians join this group and pool informations such as you seek: where, what day and when the clubs meet along the various routes. I also want to design a patch to put on our packs to be able to identify fellow Rotarians.
I have a hope that we can also do something to give back to the Camino and fellow travellers and was thinking of a project to put toilets on the route that are in some of those extra long stretches where people have no choice but to squat beside the road which is very unhygienic for the poor farmers.
I am an Australian from country Victoria and will going to the RICON in Toronto and would love to meet other Pilgrims. I will be walking from StJPP to Santiago in September /October this year.
Could you all please take notes of any Rotary Club meetings along the Way and let me know so that I can compile a list.
 
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#36
I think it would be a great idea to start a Fellowship, but I am not sure how. I visited the Rotary club in Leon Spain. They were a wonderful bunch. Just be aware that 8:00pm may not mean 8:00. The president showed up at 8:10. One of my club members attended the meeting in Santiago. It too was memorable. anyway count me in the Fellowship.

This year I begin an interesting Camino on Sept 26. My best friend and I will leave SJPP on Sept 26 and walk to Pamplona. then a plane to Porto to meet two more friends and we'll finish the Portuguese Camino.
 

azita

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I m planning to walk the Camino May 2018. I will arrive 15th of May.
#37
Greeting Azita and other Rotarians.
I have just started a discussion group as the beginning of making a Fellowship of Rotary Friends of the Camino. I would love to have other Rotarians join this group and pool informations such as you seek: where, what day and when the clubs meet along the various routes. I also want to design a patch to put on our packs to be able to identify fellow Rotarians.
I have a hope that we can also do something to give back to the Camino and fellow travellers and was thinking of a project to put toilets on the route that are in some of those extra long stretches where people have no choice but to squat beside the road which is very unhygienic for the poor farmers.
I am an Australian from country Victoria and will going to the RICON in Toronto and would love to meet other Pilgrims. I will be walking from StJPP to Santiago in September /October this year.
Could you all please take notes of any Rotary Club meetings along the Way and let me know so that I can compile a list.
 

Chizuru

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Camino Frances (2018)
#40
Hello,
What an great idea. I’m on the way right now and yet not able to visit a club. If I come a cross one I will make a note. I’m also from Australia sydney, I have been walking with my cap for the past 10 days.
Have a wonderful trip. It is a great idea to wear the Rotary cap. It will be interesting to see how many Rotarians you meet through the cap. Buen Camino.
 

Thornley

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Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#41
StJPP to Santiago in September /October this year.
Only two i suspect;
Logrono and Santiago de Compostela according to family.
More available on Norte and Madrid Camino's paths.
 
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#42
If it interests you please look up the Rotary organisation. There are clubs throughout the world and we do a lot of good - End Polio Now; the Jaipur Limb Project; Aqua boxes; Shelter Boxes are just a few of the examples where we support international projects. My own club has supported the building of a village in Fiji and we are currently trying to outfit a medical centre there. Locally, we support the homeless and vulnerable and many local charities and organisations working in our City. All excellent reasons to join or work with Rotary; however, for me, the main reason was meeting other people and having enjoyment in their company - I start my Camino in June and look forward to the same comradeship on my route as I find in Rotary.
Where and when are you starting your Camino in June?
 
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