4 ways to celebrate Rotaract’s 50th birthday and World Rotaract Week

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Rotaract’s 50th birthday is 13 March! We’re celebrating 50 years of taking action, leading communities, and changing the world throughout World Rotaract Week, 12-18 March. Want to be a part of the celebration? Not sure where to start? Here are four ways you can take action and …

Global grant partnership started with a project fair visit

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Program staff In 2015, Pieter Koeleman from the Rotary Club of Campbell River in Canada traveled to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for the annual West Africa Project Fair. Throughout the week-long event, Pieter was immersed in local culture, visited and participated in Rotarian-led service projects, learned about local priorities and gathered information …

4 ways to build peace through Rotary

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people are currently displaced by conflict, violence, or persecution. Rotary members refuse to accept conflict as a way of life and are committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and …

Celebrating success with the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Rotary International recognizes these high-impact, sustainable projects with the Rotaract Outstanding Project Award. Through 1 February 2018, Rotarians and Rotaractors are invited to nominate their best Rotaract project from the past year for …

Vocational training team aims to empower teachers in Tanzania

By Thomas Walsh Jr., Member of the Rotary Club of Ames, Iowa, USA Teacher shortages resulting from an increase in public secondary schools and a new required national testing system has created ongoing challenges for secondary education in Tanzania. As a result, the country has seen an increase in staff turnover, schools are hiring teachers …

Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?

A prominent business leader recently joined your Rotary club. They run a global business and their customers are primarily Rotary members. This new member doesn’t seem interested in club activities or service projects. Every year, your club selects members to send to the Rotary Convention, and your club’s leaderships selects this new member to attend …