The purpose of the International Marathon Fellowship of Rotarians is to promote long distance running among Rotarians and to raise funds for Rotary projects, mostly focusing on the Rotary Foundation’s aim to eradicate polio. Each year, IMFR nominates an international Marathon where members will gather to have fellowship and take part in the running event.
Number of Members
The current number of members of the IMFR is 120 from 15 different countries.
The cost of membership is 20 Euro per annum.
The 2010 annual meeting was held on Saturday 17, April 2010. The day before there was the Board Meeting at the Restaurant “Pfarrwirt” in Vienna.
Participation in International Marathons
In April 2010, our annual fellowship event occurred at the Marathon of Vienna. 36 Rotarian runners took part at this Marathon in the capital city of Austria. Some Rotarians who had planned to take part were unfortunately the victims of the volcanic ash from Iceland and they could not fly to Vienna.
The program for the IMFR members was organised by Engelbert Lutz of the R.C. Wien-Schwechat with the help of the IMFR Board. The program included the Pasta Party in the Stift Klosterneuburg on Saturday April 17 and a celebration dinner on Sunday April 18 at the Schloss Wilhelminenberg. Both were very successful events and we appreciate the efforts of all involved, especially Engelbert.
The funds raised from the event were 1000 Euro and these were transferred to “endpolionow”.
From Austria to Australia!
The next IMFR event at an international marathon is planned in Townsville in August, 2010. This weekend will be organised by the IMFR-President Keith Fagg from the Rotary Club of Highton-Kardinia, Australia.
Homepage of the IMFR
The homepage of our fellowship, written in German and in English, is:
Next annual meeting
The next annual meeting will be held in August 2011 in Townsville, Australia.
President - IMFR
R.C. Highton-Kardinia, District 9780