Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, and Rotary join to celebrate community

Celebrate Community 2021, a joint initiative of Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International, launched 10-16 October. During this first celebratory week, our organizations asked their clubs to work together on projects to improve and benefit local communities. … More Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, and Rotary join to celebrate community

Increase your impact during Rotary Foundation month

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff The Rotary Foundation enables Rotary members to carry out projects that make a difference locally and around the world. It makes projects, funded with Foundation grants, possible which brings sustainable improvement to communities in need. During Rotary year 2020-21, a year that communities needed our help more than ever, … More Increase your impact during Rotary Foundation month

Million minds, one being: Interact nurtures a passion to do good

By Hiya Jain, member of the Interact Club of Birla Vidya Niketan Interact clubs are a window to the world that lies beyond the reach of our limited access to society’s abundant elements. This resonates with all the community-based exposure Interact has given me. For the past couple of years, Interact has acted as the … More Million minds, one being: Interact nurtures a passion to do good

District 9210 Projects Fair – A first for Rotary in southern Africa

By District Governor Victor Mensah, District 9210 Getting involved in international service can often be a challenge, especially during a pandemic when international travel and general networking is limited. Project fairs are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends while meeting potential project partners and finding projects to … More District 9210 Projects Fair – A first for Rotary in southern Africa

Why support community economic development?

By PDG Jim Louttit, Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise, Canada, and a member of TRF’s Community Economic Development Major Gifts Initiative Committee RI President Shekar Mehta recently stated, “If you feel the need to reignite the spark of service in yourself or your club, October – Community Economic Development Month – is a great time to … More Why support community economic development?

Bitten by a snake: the benefits of the West Africa Project Fair

By Andrews Ofosuhene, President-elect of the Rotary Club of Accra-East Prior to joining the Rotary Club of Accra-East, I had the privilege of working on a health screening exercise at a local health facility on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana. We were told a story of a young person who had been bitten by a … More Bitten by a snake: the benefits of the West Africa Project Fair

Take action to grow local economies

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Rotary members are passionate about finding sustainable solutions to ending poverty. The issue has become even more important because of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected poverty levels and advanced inequality in communities around the globe. During Community Economic Development Month, consider how you can address community needs and … More Take action to grow local economies

Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

Your club members have generously volunteered to host Rotarians from a district in another country as part of their Rotary Friendship Exchange program. Your club’s Rotary Friendship Exchange committee wishes to require all host families and visiting families to complete a background check as a precautionary measure of security. Other club members protest that only … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

Protecting the environment begins at home

By Jojy Michael, member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern.”          –  Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary International President, 2017-18 Riseley made that definitive declaration in 2017 while unveiling the Rotary theme … More Protecting the environment begins at home