Posted by Rob Pope, Chair, District 7070 Rotex

Rotex is a society of past Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) alumni that engages with current Inbound and Outbound Rotary Exchange Students to better their exchange experience overall. Rotex acts as a middleman between Rotary Clubs and exchange students through supporting Rotarians throughout the RYE program via mentoring students on proper etiquette while on exchange, organizing trips and events for Outbound, Inbound, and Rebound Exchange Students, and ultimately being the voice for RYE exchange students in many cities, districts, and countries in the Rotary world.


Rotex D7070 (Rotex in District 7070) was founded in February 2020, jointly by the District 7070 Youth Exchange Committee and former outbound Youth Exchange students.  Rotex helped run the Outbound Rotary Exchange Student Orientation at Ganaraska Forest Centre in February 2020.  

The goals of the Rotex group are to

a. Promote the Rotary Youth Exchange Program 

b. Run events, train and nurture Rotary Youth Exchange Students to provide better and more varied experiences for the both the students and the sponsoring Rotary Clubs.

c. Provide advice and feedback to the District 7070 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee from a different point of view.......

This active District 7070 Rotex  group now consists 15 members strong led by Madelyn Lamer of the Rotary Club of Belleville and Noor Abdo from the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the group has a strong social media presence.   

Rotex along with the District 7070 Youth Exchange Committee have been guest speakers at many Rotary Clubs since May 2020.  With successful presentations at the Rotary Clubs of Belleville, Trenton, Brighton, Etobicoke and illowdale; and we also have a presentation scheduled at the Rotary Club of Oshawa in August.   

The goal of the Youth Exchange Committee is 30 by 30.   That is 30 exchange students in the District 7070 by 2030.   With the help of District 7070 Rotex, , we can get there.

To book your presentation please contact Madelyn Lamer or Noor Abdo at , Facebook @rotex7070  Twitter #rotex7070 or Campbellford Rotarian Rob Pope (our District 7070 Rotex Liason)  at  phone 705 760 1608

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Here is a picture of a Rotex Zoom Meeting  !


Here is a picture of the 2020 Ganaraska Orientation and Training Session with the 2019-2020 Inbound Exchange Sutdents , the 2020-2021 Outbound Exchange Students and members of our District 7070 Rotex 


Rotex is just one of many  Rotary alumni associations. A Rotary alumni association is an active organization of former Rotary Peace Fellows, Ambassadorial Scholars, Group Study Exchange participants, Global and District Grant scholars, Vocational Training Team members, Rotary volunteers, recipients of Grants for University Teachers and Discovery Grants, Interactors, Rotaractors, Rotary Youth Exchange and New Generations Service Exchange participants, and others who experienced Rotary’s programs.


The Rotary Alumni Network is Rotary’s worldwide alumni association, which seeks to keep all alumni connected to Rotary. All alumni and alumni associations are part of the network.


  • To establish and maintain a common bond among Rotary alumni

  • To enable alumni to network with one another and with Rotarians

  • To provide alumni opportunities for involvement in Rotary service

  • To facilitate alumni membership in Rotary and Rotaract clubs, including e-clubs