Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award highlights memorable exchanges

By Kholiwe Mkandawire, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotary members and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotary members around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out international activities and service projects. While … More Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award highlights memorable exchanges

Tapping into our network of experts

By Kiki Melonides, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  Passion and dedication to service unite Rotary and Rotaract members worldwide. Rotary is rich with energy, and rich with diverse members from all professional backgrounds representing hundreds of cultures, customs and traditions. But clubs don’t always have the professional skills amongst their members to design and implement … More Tapping into our network of experts

Connect with social innovators through Ashoka

By Rotary Service and Engagement For 40 years, Ashoka has found exceptional Changemakers from around the world and guided them to grow unexpected ideas into transformative social progress. Ashoka’s network enables over 4,000 social entrepreneurs to learn from one other while creating faster, more impactful large-scale change. Venture and Fellowship, the core of Ashoka’s work, identifies leading social entrepreneurs with transformative ideas … More Connect with social innovators through Ashoka

Attend the upcoming Virtual West Africa Project Fair

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Getting involved in international service can often be a challenge, especially during a pandemic when international travel is limited. Project Fairs are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends while meeting project sponsors and finding international projects for your clubs and district … More Attend the upcoming Virtual West Africa Project Fair

Upcoming virtual events for projects supporting the environment

By the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group Making the most of virtual meeting technology, Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) members will be sharing project ideas and resources virtually with Rotary and Rotaract members around the world. Check out the upcoming virtual events to get inspired and connect with members on projects that promote environmental … More Upcoming virtual events for projects supporting the environment

Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?

Your club has members who come from different backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities. In response to current events, some members want to take a stand against social injustices in your local community and abroad. Other members find these issues political or controversial, and don’t support the club taking action. This has created tension in the club … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?

Tapping into opportunities for international service

By Jon Gresley, member of Rotary Club of Truckee, California, USA Since 2000, I have attended 20 project fairs, 16 in Central American and four in Colombia. Attendance at project fairs provides Rotary members with opportunities for international travel and engagement in service with fellow members.  The first ever project fair was a gathering of Rotary … More Tapping into opportunities for international service

Empower communities to fight the challenges of COVID-19

By Bonaventure Fandohan, Area of Focus Manager for Community Economic and Development COVID-19 is profoundly affecting the working class of the world, especially in developing countries. In addition to the threat to public health, the pandemic harms the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic will result … More Empower communities to fight the challenges of COVID-19

Providing access to affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity

By Rotary Service and Engagement and Habitat for Humanity Staff More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea of everyone’s basic human right to adequate shelter by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. The special designation also serves as … More Providing access to affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity