By Živilė Savickaitė, 2020-21 Rotary Friendship Exchange for District 1462, Lithuania, and Charter President of Rotary Club Vilnius Vytis The 2020 pandemic has been a difficult challenge for everyone in every corner of the world. Even though the virus closed many doors with people locked down at home, online solutions provided new opportunities for safe … More Rotary Friendship Exchange knows no borders
During the pandemic, your club service projects were coordinated virtually with local groups providing community resources. Now that your club’s area is opening up after vaccination efforts and a reduction in cases, you can plan your first in-person service project in your community. However, there are members in your club who are immune-compromised or cannot vaccinate due to health reasons. Therefore, … More Ethical dilemma discussion – What would you do?
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff To wrap up June’s Fellowships month we celebrate and recognize our more than 90 Fellowships creating a community within Rotary. Our list of Fellowships continues to grow, read on to learn about our newest groups! During the last year, the Internet, LGBT+, and Metalheads Fellowships coordinated service projects and … More Fellowships Month Wrap Up
By: Jean-Luc Berger Chair The International Fellowship Cycling to Serve, was unable to organize and/or participate in the usual major events that are held annually: 4 Days, World Championships, and the Ride to End Polio in Tucson. However, COVID-19 brought out the imagination and creativity of cycling Rotarians, Rotaractors and their family members. Here are … More Cycling through COVID-19
By Marcos Anselmo Ferreira Franco, ITFR President 2020-22, PGD 2010-11 District 4420 2-5 December is a landmark in the history of the International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians (ITFR).. During this time, 19 Brazilian Rotarian tennis players and their families held the 8th ITFR Brazilian Championship, to keep the flame of fellowship alive, one of the … More ITFR: Tennis, fellowship and projects, without Covid-19
By Lynn Lewis, Rotary Club of Mississauga and Secretary of the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians At IGFR-International, the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic was evident since the outbreak in early 2020. Tournaments had to be moved, cancelled, and, therefore, fellowship became difficult. What was a thriving time … More International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians maintain connection and improve communications during COVID-19 pandemic
By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster response Thanks to the support of Rotary and Rotaract clubs around the world, ShelterBox has now supported more than 2 million people across 98 countries. Together, we have provided 2 million people with emergency shelter aid, essential items and training to help … More Changing 2 Million Lives Together
By Angie Mesistrano, International Rear Commodore of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians It is said that the secret to feeling good and enjoyment consists of the ease and speed of adaptation to new situations. And that we have done at the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR). Despite the pandemic, we have continued to work … More How did the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians grow during the pandemic?
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Do you have a hobby or passion you would like to explore with friends from around the world? Do you want to build community around your profession or cultural identity globally? Rotary’s Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion or identity. Being part of a fellowship is … More June is Rotary Fellowships Month
By: Rotary Service & Engagement staff Join 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack at one of Rotary’s three virtual preconventions, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention. Register today for the Virtual Preconventions and the Rotary Convention: Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace A key component of Rotary’s peacebuilding strategy, intercountry committees help clubs and districts … More Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!