Rotary members and Rotarian dentists support dental hygiene in their communities

By Christophe Courjon. This article originally appeared in Rotary Mag, the French regional magazine. Disease prevention and treatment is one of Rotary International’s areas of focus, but dental hygiene, which plays an important role in the well-being of the individual, is sometimes forgotten. This is the reason why Rotary clubs take action all over the … More Rotary members and Rotarian dentists support dental hygiene in their communities

Interact: Unlocking young people’s potential

By Valentina Rigamonti, member of the Interact Advisory Council 2021-22, Rotary Youth Network team member, President of the Interact Club of Vigevano Lomellina (Italy, District 2050) When I first learned about Interact clubs, I had an inexplicable gut feeling that joining was the right choice to make and that it would lead me to other … More Interact: Unlocking young people’s potential

Partnerships that save women’s lives

By John W Townsend, PhD, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health According to the United Nations Population Fund, despite a nearly 50% drop in global maternal deaths in the past decade—from over 300 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births to around 150 maternal deaths per 100,000 births—there are still … More Partnerships that save women’s lives

Rotary Youth Exchange creates connections between Venezuela and the United States

By Anniela Carracedo, member of the Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, United States and Rotary Youth Exchange Alumna When I decided to become a Rotary Youth Exchange student, I had no idea how much it would change my life and the lives of everyone around me. In 2017, I was invited to the … More Rotary Youth Exchange creates connections between Venezuela and the United States

Develop leadership skills through Rotary Fellowship

By Rebecca Fry, Co-Founder of Rotary Fellowship of LEAD, Past President of the Social Impact Network Rotary Club “Perhaps dreaming is not so bad if one dreams good dreams and makes them come true.” – Paul Harris All projects and initiatives in Rotary start with someone’s dream for a better world. Our dream for the … More Develop leadership skills through Rotary Fellowship

Rediscover Rotary Action Groups

By Zuhal Sharp, Service and Networking Programs Senior Specialist, Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary Action Groups are undiscovered gems in the Rotary family. Many of our members have heard of them, but few are fully aware of their purpose, scope, and the opportunities they offer.    Rotary Action Groups are international, RI-recognized groups whose members … More Rediscover Rotary Action Groups

Rotary members and partners fight to end malaria

By Nyreese Castro-Espadas, MD, MPH, CPH, Area of Focus Manager-Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal and Child Health World Malaria Day, 25 April 2022, will be observed under the theme “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.” Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease, spread by infected mosquitos, that continues to have … More Rotary members and partners fight to end malaria

International partnership helps establish maternity clinic in Uganda

By Larry Hutchings, member and past president of the Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise, District 5160, California On 31 March I was at home in the San Francisco Bay Area, wishing I could be with my Rotary friends in Uganda. They were dedicating the new Pediatric wing of the Nsawo Village Maternity Clinic that … More International partnership helps establish maternity clinic in Uganda

Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

One of your club members, a well-known local business owner and an active participant in your club’s community service projects, has been sharing inflammatory political posts on their personal social media. Community members know that this person is a vocal and active member of your club, and over the past few weeks, their social media … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

How your projects can support mothers and children

By Nyreese Castro-Espadas, MD, MPH, CPH, Area of Focus Manager-Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal and Child Health Maternal and Child Health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, and the health of children under five. According to the WHO, in developing countries, 1 in 45 women is at risk … More How your projects can support mothers and children