Speaker Date Topic
Cleveland Rotarian Vitaliy Bezrodnov (via Zoom) Mar 29, 2021 12:00 PM
The Rotary Fund: RCF

Vitaliy Bezrodnov is a founder of the ROTARY International Fund RCF (originally called the "Rotary Childrens Fund").  RCF is a 501(c)3 fund now primarily supporting the international Cultural Exchange Program called GOLDEN GATES.  Vitaliy has been the coordinator of this program since its inception.  The program has reached over 1 Million people in the US.  Over 500 youth and young adults have had the opportunity to travel Internationally as cultural ambassadors in the program.  Since 2003, he has coordinated the participation of over 40 groups from different countries.  The GOLDEN GATES program, with primary funding through RCF, connects and builds cultural bridges between the US and the World.

Note:  Vitaliy Bezrodnov was born in Kazakhstan and, as a young man, immigrated to the US from Russsia in the 1990's.

Also note:  He is a professional musician and is the leader of a trio called "Moscow Nights" that performs Russian folk music played on Russian instruments.