Forming international service partnerships at the Colombia Project Fair

By Steven Kirby, member of the Rotary Club of Hercules, California, USA In an effort to expand Rotarian involvement in international service, my District 5160’s International Service Chair (DISC) introduced a new grant opportunity for clubs to attend a project fair. Clubs could apply for $2000 USD grants for selected club members to attend a … More Forming international service partnerships at the Colombia Project Fair

Service project resources to take projects to the next level

This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month throughout August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary is founded on the ideal Service Above Self. It’s rooted within our guiding principles and at the core of club activity. Every day, you take … More Service project resources to take projects to the next level

How to build international partnerships and make new friends

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month in August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary is a global community of 1.2 million members who share similar values and want to make the world a better place. Your Rotary membership … More How to build international partnerships and make new friends

Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience

By Rotary Service and Engagement We’re celebrating our members and their clubs — and all the good they do around the world — during Membership and New Club Development Month in August. One way you can celebrate your membership is by getting involved in the many activities and programs available to you as a member … More Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience

Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer In May, I had the opportunity to observe an Open World Program prepared by the Rotary clubs of Homer-Kachemak Bay and Anchorage International in Alaska. Clubs hosted a Russian delegation of six participants for an eight-day program focused on “Regional Economic Development with emphasis on Sustainable Fishery and … More Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program

ShelterBox and Rotary work together in Malawi

By Jim Robinson, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Rotary Liaison at ShelterBox At ShelterBox we are incredibly proud of our partnership with Rotary. As project partners in disaster relief since 2012, we have worked together since our inception in 2000.  Around 90% of our responses feature engagement with and support from Rotary members on the ground, right … More ShelterBox and Rotary work together in Malawi

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards awardees

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Through Rotaract clubs, people ages 18-30 develop leadership and professional skills, exchange ideas with community leaders, and have fun through service. Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world develop projects to address community challenges. Rotary International recognizes the best high-impact, sustainable projects with the Rotaract Outstanding … More Congratulations to the 2018-19 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards awardees

Rotary Connects the World

By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary is built on connections. Rotary International provides a way to connect to our communities, to network professionally, and to build strong and lasting relationships. Our membership connects us to a global community through our countless projects and programs. Our service connects us to people who share our values, who … More Rotary Connects the World

Protecting our oceans

By Angie Mesistrano, Area 2 Commodore of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians  Most of us are aware of the high levels plastic pollution in seas and oceans that are destroying marine flora and fauna. We might even be aware of the large floating island of plastics in the North Pacific Ocean. We also know … More Protecting our oceans