Empower leaders, strengthen communities, and grow Rotary

By Zuhal Sharp, Service and Networking Programs Senior Specialist, RI Staff  The Rotary Community Corps (RCC) program empowers communities to address their own needs through sustainable service initiatives. Since 1986, when the program was first created, RCCs have strengthened communities in South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. While there are … More Empower leaders, strengthen communities, and grow Rotary

In-person Rotary Youth Exchange is back!

By Logan Johnson, Youth Exchange and Youth Protection Staff  After a two-year hiatus, Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE), Rotary’s exchange program for students aged 15-19, has resumed in-person exchanges. As we came to terms with the realities of the pandemic in early 2020, new in-person exchanges were paused indefinitely. With the development and distribution of vaccines … More In-person Rotary Youth Exchange is back!

Making the most of your global community

By Service and Engagement staff From immersive travel experiences with new friends to building a global community around shared passion or identities, to lending your expertise to help fellow clubs with their service goals – there’s something for everyone at Rotary! We’re celebrating Membership and New Club Development during August. Our members come to Rotary, … More Making the most of your global community

Five new Rotary Fellowships to join this year

By Service and Engagement Staff  Rotary International is excited to announce the chartering of five new Rotary International Fellowships: Camping, Entrepreneurs, Kites, Military Veterans, and Vintage Collectables. Rotary’s more than 100 Fellowships provide members and friends the opportunity to unite globally around a common hobby, profession, or shared identity. Read more about our newest Fellowships, … More Five new Rotary Fellowships to join this year

Rotary clubs and Habitat for Humanity Brazil partner for access to water 

By Carrie Golden, Rotary Service & Engagement  Earlier this year, Rotary members from Caruaru Sul in Pernambuco, Brazil, and Johnson City, Tennessee, United States, received a global grant for a humanitarian project, “Water for Lives,” which they are undertaking in cooperation with Rotary’s service partner Habitat for Humanity International’s Brazil Office (Habitat Brazil). The project … More Rotary clubs and Habitat for Humanity Brazil partner for access to water 

Rock on through a shared love for metal and service

By Felix Heintz, Founder and Chair of the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship, and member of the Rotary E-Club Bavaria International, Germany Since its founding in 2018, the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship has always focused on inclusion. Every metal music enthusiast is welcome to join. Whether you are part of the family of Rotary or you simply love … More Rock on through a shared love for metal and service

World Refugee Day: five ways to support newcomers and migrants 

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration  UNHCR estimates that there are more than 100 million forcibly displaced people globally today. The number reached 89 million at the end of 2021, according to the latest report on global displacement, and has continued to rise over the past … More World Refugee Day: five ways to support newcomers and migrants