Founding President Andres Goyanes receives the official Club Charter certificate from District Governor (2011-2012) Art Brown, effectively chartering our Rotary Club of International Drive in Orlando on January 25th, 2012.
International Drive is commonly known by locals as “I-Drive” and the area welcomes millions of visitors every year who come to enjoy our Orlando’s hospitality
The Rotary Club of International Drive – Orlando is located in the Heart of Central Florida’s hospitality and convention venues’ corridor, in the popular tourist destination of International Drive. Known as I-Drive, this Central Florida tourist hotspot is known for its amazing restaurants, souvenir shopping and more than 100 hotel properties.
Originally chartered on January 25, 2012, the Rotary Club of International Drive – Orlando has since become a premier “makeup visit” Rotary Club in Orlando. Our friendly and relaxed approach to meetings is aligned with the amazing hospitality venue where we meet, The Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando.
The effort to launch a Rotary Club on International Drive was spearheaded by Founding President Andres Goyanes, who knew there was a need to have a Rotary Club that could welcome visiting Rotarians on vacation or business travel. And thanks to the sponsorship of the neighboring Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista and the Rotary Club of Doctor Phillips, this new Rotary Club in Orlando became a reality.
The Charter Ceremony for our Rotary Club of International Drive was presided by then District Governor Art Brown and District Club Expansion Chair Sonny Buoncervello, whose support was instrumental in the creation of a new club in the vibrant International Drive community.
Living up to its “international” moniker, the Rotary Club of I-Drive proudly embraces its diversity in career classifications, cultures and nationalities. The Club currently meets every Wednesday at 6:15pm for fellowship with our meeting promptly starting at 6:30 pm. Members and guests often stay to socialize in fellowship well after the meeting has ended.
Club meetings are held in English, but our members speak a variety of other languages, including Spanish and Portuguese.
The dress code for our Rotary Club of I-Drive is casual, given the tourist nature of the area, but we ask that you refrain from wearing beach attire such as flip flops or tank tops as a courtesy to your fellow Rotarians. While there are many Rotary Clubs in Orlando, we can proudly say ours enjoys many repeat visitors.
The Rotary Club of International Drive – Orlando welcomes visitors and would love to have them trade a banner for our unique Rotary Club pin, which features the Rotary logo wheel surrounded by international flags.
As a general note, any time a Club Meeting falls on a 5th Wednesday of the month, our Rotary Club of International Drive moves the meeting to a local bar or lounge for a social evening. You can always check to 5th Wednesday Socials on our Facebook Page.
Weekly Club Meeting
The Rotary Club of International Drive – Orlando meets every Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30 pm at the Rosen Inn International, located at 7600 International Drive, in Orlando, Florida, near the intersection with Sand Lake Road.
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