Your club meetings have moved online recently and are hosted through a video conferencing platform. During the meetings, members have been sharing personal stories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic and discussing ways for the club to help the local community. Club leaders have decided to record these meetings and share them on social media … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
By Lisa Cook, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, join a global community built around a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. Currently, 91 fellowships unite members in friendship … More Why join a Rotary Fellowship?
By Wilf Wilkinson, RI President 2007-2008 With more than 90 million students globally locked out of schools by the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of parents have been forced into the role of educator. Many are fearful, unsure and even feeling guilty that they will not succeed. The Rotary Club of Belleville in Ontario, Canada and District … More Rotary clubs provide access to learning resources during pandemic
By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff To curb the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have imposed restrictions to keep people washing their hands, limiting social contact, and remaining in their homes. But what if you don’t have a home, access to clean water, or a local support network to begin with? That’s the situation … More Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis
By Reem Ghunaim, Rotary Peace Fellow, member of the Rotary Club of Portland, USA, Host of Together for Peace and Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Now more than ever, humanitarian response is essential to combat COVID-19. In response to the global quarantine, the Together for Peace series was born as … More Together for Peace
By Juliana Corredor González, member of the Rotary E-Club of Latin America This first E-RYLA in Latin America is an initiative started by my Rotary E-Club of Latin America and our E-Rotaractors of Latin America, two completely virtual clubs. The event will be taking place over three Sundays in May, each consisting of a 4-hour … More Virtually connecting young leaders through RYLA
By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff For 23 years, Rotary International has recognized high-impact, sustainable projects by Rotaract clubs with the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. This year, over 600 clubs and districts nominated their best local or international service projects. Six were chosen from these nominations as the best projects in their … More Celebrating Rotaract clubs
By Jeff Smith, District 7170 Community Service Chair, United States Our district and clubs are taking action during this pandemic to support each other and our communities. Many communities have embarked on recovery strategies which tend to follow three distinct phases: response (0 to 6 months), recovery (3 to 12 months) and resiliency (12 to … More Ways to serve your community during the pandemic
By Flordeliza Castro Ampatuan, District 3820 Community Service Chair and Assistant Regional Public Image Coordinator for Zone 10B, Philippines To help slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Metro Manila area and Luzon archipelago, the Philippine government enforced a community quarantine on 16 March, 2020. The exact numbers of healthcare workers, particularly doctors … More Supporting frontline workers in the Philippines
By Diane Weber Although I am not a Rotary member, I am constantly inspired by the work members are doing. Most recently, I was inspired by sister Carol Stewart, who is the President of the Rotary Club of North Jefferson in the United States. After 30 years in the medical field, Carol knew firsthand how … More Providing communities with protective masks