Frank Spain (RI President 1951/52 - ICCs General Assembly):
The creation of Inter Country Committees is the most important post-war Rotarian event in Europe.
Jack Davis (RI President 1977/78 - ICCs General Assembly):
The most tangible contribution made by Rotary to Europe was through ICC’s and the Contact Clubs
Stan McCaffrey (RI President 1981/82 - ICCs General Assembly):
Their contribution now to world peace and to the unification of humanity
Mat Caparas (RI President 1986/87 - ICCs General Assembly):
ICC’s contribution to international understanding even off limits of Europe, specifically in some African countries
Paulo Costa (RI President 1990/91 - ICCs General Assembly):
Inter Country Committees in Europe are the true pioneers of International Service in Rotary because they open hearts to peace.
Rajendra K. Saboo (RI President 1991/92 - March message to the Rotarian Magazine):
Peace is nourished by truth and principles, and it is strenghtened when we overcome our differences to work together, finding common ground for a noble cause.
Cliff Dochterman (RI President 1992/93 - Montpellier, France - 3th December 1992):
The Inter-Country Committees offer clubs and Rotarians other possibilities for assuming our responsability for world peace
Carlo Ravizza (RI President 1999/2000):
Born in the spirit of wider international understanding and with the aim of strengthening friendship and good will among Rotarians beyond one’s national boundaries, the Inter-Country Committees represent a vital and dynamic element within the Rotary organization.
Frank Devlyn (RI President 2000/01 - ICCs Meeting in Lille, France - March 2001):
I am a great fan of Inter Country Committees and I think that we must imbue as many Rotarians as possible with this idea.
Bicchai Rattakul (RI President 2002/03 - about the establishment of the France-China ICC):
Your suggestion to establish an intercountry committee with China is a very good initiative and I strongly encourage French Rotarians to go on with this process
Jonathan Majiyagbe (RI President 2003/04 RI Presidential Conference, Antibes Juan les Pins, France - October 25th 2003):
We must explore how the development of Inter-Country Committees can contribute to world understanding and the promotion of Rotary’s mission in the world.
They have built bridges of friendship and cooperation and, with their simple, flexible structure, have spread Rotary service to the far reaches of the world and into countries where Rotary was yet unknown.
Bill Boyd (RI President 2006/07 - Visit in Lublin, Poland - September 2006):
During my trip in Poland,, to Lublin and Warsaw, I have better understood in the field the role and intervention of the intercountry committees through the implementation of their projects
Wilfrid Wilkinson (RI President 2007/08 - International Peace Conference in Cannes, March 2008):
One of Rotary’s main successes is the work inter country committees have accomplished towards peace.