XII Rotary Project Fair

Would you like to assist through humanitarian projects
the many victims from the 7.8 earthquake that struck
Ecuador on April 16, 2016?

Dear fellow Rotarian,

It is our pleasure to invite you and your Club to attend our XII Rotary Project Fair to be held in Cuenca at the Hotel Oro Verde on Friday 11th , Saturday 12th , and Sunday 13th of November, 2016.

A project fair is a program which enables Clubs to find international partners for developing humanitarian projects financed with Global Grants. During this three-day Rotarian encounter, Ecuadorian clubs will exhibit their projects to visiting Rotarians who will learn about them and, if interested, make agreements for joint work and support.

Due to the severe 7.8 earthquake that struck in April 16 the Provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas, many projects prepared by Ecuadorian clubs to assist the numerous victims of this disaster will be presented at this Fair.

Besides the convenience for choosing an international project, visitors will personally meet their promoters and other local Rotarians establishing important partnerships as well as long lasting friendships.

It is also an opportunity for Clubs to fulfill the requirement of participating in an international project in one of the 6 Areas of Focus outlined in the Future Vision Plan in order to obtain the 2016-2017 Presidential Citation.

The fair is also useful for foreign clubs to offer their projects to local clubs and establish working partnerships.

As you are aware, all projects financed with Global Grants have to abide to the Future Vision Plan, which may be still new to many Districts and Clubs. However, our District 4400 was selected as a Pilot District in 2010 and now has the necessary knowledge and experience to develop projects in compliance with the Plan.

Thus, we have the know-how to guide other Districts and Clubs in fulfilling requirements and processing the necessary paperwork with The Rotary Foundation in a very fast and effective manner, so that projects can be started very quickly.

The beautiful city of Cuenca, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, has become one of the favorite and most appealing retirement spots in the world. For the delight of our Rotarian visitors, the program includes a tour to its Historical Center. We have also selected exciting and high-end excursions to the worldwide known Galapagos Islands, to the Amazonian Jungle, to Quito and the Andean Sierra, to Vilcabamba – well known for the longevity of its population – and to other interesting destinations.

Please contact our Chair of the XII Project Fair Committee, PDG Manuel Nieto (gob15_16d4400@hotmail.com or a.albuja.comunicacion@hotmail.com ) for any information you may need. You can also visit our district webpage www.rotaryecuador.org

For on-line registration, please access the following link:

We hope to greet you soon in our country well known for its hospitality.

Yours in Rotary,

Fressia Abad
District 4400 – Ecuador


  • Wednesday, November 9 or prior
Arrival to Cuenca
  • Thursday, November 10
Tour to the Historical Center of Cuenca (morning)
  • Friday, November 11
First session of the Fair at the Hotel Oro Verde
  • Saturday, November 12
Second session of the Fair
  • Sunday, November 13
Third session of the Fair
  • Monday, November 14
Beginning of tours


Costs for visiting Rotarians and their companions:

Registration fee – US$ 200 per person which includes a guided tour to the Historical Center of Cuenca, lunches during the 3 days of the Fair, coffee breaks, welcome dinner and its transportation

Lodging at Hotel Oro Verde – UD$ 103.70 in single room and US$ 109.80 in double room, incl. taxes per day

EXCURSIONS AND TOURS (at very affordable costs!!)

Detailed information on tours and costs are published at our District 4400 webpage www.rotaryecuador.org.

Or please contact mortega@creter.com.ec


  • Quito, Otavalo and other   / Andean Sierra Program [Download]
  • Amazonian Jungle Tour [Download]
  • Galapagos Islands Hopping [Download]
  • Vilcabamba, Machala ,Guayaquil [Download]