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

Bringing Free Preventive Healthcare To All 

By Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention The Rotary Action Group for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) is a Rotary International-recognized action group that mobilizes and guides Rotary members to take on sustainable projects to promote healthy families and communities around the globe. RFHA creates and implements large scale community development … More Bringing Free Preventive Healthcare To All 

Meet the 2022 Rotary Friendship Exchange Award winner

By Gianna Consalvo, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff The 2022-23 Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award theme was Rotary Friendship Exchanges Re-Imagined. Through Rotary Friendship Exchanges, we experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service experiences while building life-long friendships. During the past two years, we’ve been … More Meet the 2022 Rotary Friendship Exchange Award winner

Spread the word about how toilets save lives and our groundwater systems

By Claudia Urbano, Service and Engagement Senior Communications Specialist at Rotary International Do you have access to a clean and safe toilet? Not everybody is so fortunate. Millions of people relieve themselves in the open air because they do not have access to a toilet, which spreads disease and kills thousands of children every day. … More Spread the word about how toilets save lives and our groundwater systems

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Partner to Train Community Mediators

By Lina Stahl, Mediators Beyond Borders International In 2019, a small group of visionaries from four Rotary districts in Zone 22, Southern Africa, approached service partner Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) to build social cohesion throughout the region by training a cohort of 100 community mediators to celebrate the Rotary’s Centennial on the African continent. … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Partner to Train Community Mediators

Ethical dilemma: What would you do?

Your club is dedicating one meeting each month to conversations that focus on social issues that affect your community. These meetings are professionally facilitated, and at the start of each one, the organizers say that all participants are responsible for ensuring a respectful environment in which everyone feels welcome, valued, and able to express their … More Ethical dilemma: What would you do?

Seven ideas to celebrate World Children’s Day in your community

By Claudia Urbano, Service and Engagement Senior Communications Specialist at Rotary International World Children’s Day takes place each year on 20 November. It is UNICEF’S global day of action for children, by children, marking the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The theme for 2022 is “Inclusion, for every child.” Kids … More Seven ideas to celebrate World Children’s Day in your community

Making an impact through international service

By Sheila Hurst, Ed.D., Rotary Club of Redding West, District 5160’s International Service Committee Chair, Health Education and Wellness Rotary Action Group Director In 2006 I was a new member of the Rotary Club of Redding West in District 5160, Northern California when I was invited to go on a trip with Rotary members to … More Making an impact through international service

Celebrate 60 years of Interact this World Interact Week

By Casey Jones, Programs and Communications Specialist, Rotary International Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while engaging in service across their communities. This World Interact Week, Rotary celebrates a legacy of 60 years of Interactors changing the world by demonstrating Service Above Self.   Want to join in the … More Celebrate 60 years of Interact this World Interact Week

Rotary members’ role in facing hunger, poverty, and inequality

By Bonaventure Fandohan, Community Economic Development Manager at Rotary International Livelihood prospects have changed since 2020 for developing and emerging countries. Conflict, extreme weather patterns, and disparities caused by economic shocks and health crises, including the coronavirus pandemic are the main drivers of that change. According to OXFAM International, a non-governmental organization based in the … More Rotary members’ role in facing hunger, poverty, and inequality