Rotary Fellowships Provide Aid to Ukraine

By Arnold R. Grahl, Senior Editor for Rotary International Just a few months before Russian forces invaded Ukraine, Rotary members raised glasses in toasts and kindled friendships in Lviv as they welcomed a group of Ukrainians to the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. On that trip, Ukrainian members showed visitors former Eastern Bloc aircraft at … More Rotary Fellowships Provide Aid to Ukraine

International Day of Peace 2022: Building inclusive and peaceful communities 

By Ellina Kushnir, Service and Engagement Manager at Rotary International  Peace is a cornerstone of Rotary’s mission. By carrying out service projects, becoming peace advocates, and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, we promote peace and take action to address the underlying causes of conflict within our communities. We recognize that conflict often results from inequitable … More International Day of Peace 2022: Building inclusive and peaceful communities 

Support Rotary’s commitment to quality education for all 

By Service and Engagement Staff, Rotary International  The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4—Education—prioritizes ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.  The United Nations reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened a global learning crisis. An estimated 24 million students (pre-primary to university level) may never return to school. … More Support Rotary’s commitment to quality education for all 

Quality Education and Literacy Changes Lives

By Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group “Reading changed my life,” declared the twelve-year-old boy from the back row of the class. This reaction was in response to asking students what they thought about the books that Rotary club and district programs provided to their classrooms in rural Guatemala. … More Quality Education and Literacy Changes Lives

Meet international partners at an upcoming project fair

By Ellina Kushnir, Service and Engagement staff at Rotary International After a two-year pivot to virtual events, project fairs are back in person this year! If you’re eager to get back into the field and meet peers from the Rotary family who are pioneering local service initiatives, considering attending an upcoming project fair. Project fairs … More Meet international partners at an upcoming project fair

2022 Rotary-Peace Corps Week: Peacebuilding on the Ground 

By Partnering for Peace, a group of Rotary members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers  The service partnership between Rotary International and The Peace Corps is the focus of the second annual Rotary-Peace Corps Week taking place 19-23 September 2022. Partnering for Peace (PFP), a group of Rotary members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is hosting … More 2022 Rotary-Peace Corps Week: Peacebuilding on the Ground 

Empower leaders, strengthen communities, and grow Rotary

By Zuhal Sharp, Service and Networking Programs Senior Specialist, RI Staff  The Rotary Community Corps (RCC) program empowers communities to address their own needs through sustainable service initiatives. Since 1986, when the program was first created, RCCs have strengthened communities in South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. While there are … More Empower leaders, strengthen communities, and grow Rotary

In-person Rotary Youth Exchange is back!

By Logan Johnson, Youth Exchange and Youth Protection Staff  After a two-year hiatus, Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE), Rotary’s exchange program for students aged 15-19, has resumed in-person exchanges. As we came to terms with the realities of the pandemic in early 2020, new in-person exchanges were paused indefinitely. With the development and distribution of vaccines … More In-person Rotary Youth Exchange is back!

Making the most of your global community

By Service and Engagement staff From immersive travel experiences with new friends to building a global community around shared passion or identities, to lending your expertise to help fellow clubs with their service goals – there’s something for everyone at Rotary! We’re celebrating Membership and New Club Development during August. Our members come to Rotary, … More Making the most of your global community