The Rotary Club of Stockholm International is a young, vibrant member of the Rotary International family. Started in May 2003, the club is located in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital city, and is the only Rotary club in Stockholm that conducts its meetings in English. The membership is international, culturally diverse and often has representatives from foreign embassies as well as from the business, professional, vocational and artistic sectors.
RCSI adheres to the vision, mission and principles of Rotary International. Being the only English-speaking club in Stockholm we also welcome non-Swedish speaking Rotaract members from other countries and those Rotaract members living in the Stockholm area to join our club or simply participate in our weekly meetings on a regular basis.
The idea to create a club to meet the needs of the international and English-speaking community in Stockholm was the brainchild of Carl Vernersson, Governor of Rotary District 2350 during 2000-2001. His idea was developed by Ronald Pavellas, a Rotarian of 22 years, who in 2002 relocated from San Jose, California to Stockholm. Then District Governor, Ingvar Mattsson, appointed Vernersson as the District’s special representative to oversee and support the formation of RCSI. Ron became the first president of the Club.