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  Dear friends, dear Fellow Rotarians,

it is time to say goodbye. At least, with regard to my role as International President. The past years have been difficult. The pandemic has had a firm grip on the world and has thwarted or complicated many of our plans. So kudos to all of you who have actively kept our Fellowship alive despite the sheer circumstances. My thanks also go to the ever hardworking secretary Sunil. Working with him has been a constant enrichment and a real pleasure. Together we have achieved a lot: numerous new Chapters have been founded, the Fellowship is growing and flourishing. Fantastic. It was with great pleasure that I read all the reports about the numerous activities, how I would have loved to be there everywhere. As promised, I will make up for it in the next few years. It will be wonderful. IFMR is Rotary in its purest form. We build bridges between people and carry out outstanding social projects.

Keep it up, ad multos anos!

I wish Sunil and his secretary Hans-Dieter (a dream team...) the best of luck and success in the new term; please give them both the same trust and support as I was thankfully privileged to experience.
It has been a pleasure and great honour to serve you as International President, a great time of my life.

Take care of yourselves.

Heartfelt greetings
Yours in Rotary

Dirk Jesinghaus

Dirk Jesinghaus
International President 2018-2022
District 1860
RC Saarbrücken
Saarland, Germany
Dirk Jesinghaus




  Dear Friends, Fellow Rotarians and Visitors,

A warm Namaste from India!

Service, Fellowship and Friendship are predominantly the three reasons that drew me towards joining this incredible organization called Rotary. While the home clubs provide with ample occasions to serve, it is the fellowship groups like ours that bring the Rotarians and their Friends closer; foster bonding and lead to better friendship.

After completing a satisfying year as the President of the IFMR India Chapter, I feel it is a privilege for me to have been given this opportunity to serve as the International Secretary from 2019 through 2023.

Filling in for Peter would not be an easy task after his spectacular tenure, however, as a part of my humble attempt to do so, as the incoming International Secretary, my priority would be to assist President Dirk execute his plans for IFMR. Additionally, like Dirk mentioned, I too came across a lot of avid Rotarian riders who are not member of IFMR and many of them are not even aware of existence of such a group. I would work towards popularizing IFMR across the world, increase the footprint of our membership, enhance the communication between our various chapters and bring them closer than ever before.

Like someone said, one should ride, because life looks different from the helmet glass. Find your reason. Gear up!

Happy & safe riding!

Rtn. Sunil Telkar
International Secretary 2019-23, IFMR
Assistant Governor 2019-20, RID3190
Home Club: Rotary Bangalore Kalyan