By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Modern day slavery – whether in the form of forced labor in supply chains, sex trafficking, domestic servitude, or human trafficking – is a transnational multi-billion dollar criminal activity that is impacting millions of people on any given day in more than 167 countries. According to the Global Slavery … More Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Virtual Summit
During this pandemic, your club has been flexible and innovative in finding ways to meet and participate in service virtually for quite some time now. For the second half of the Rotary year, your club president wishes to continue to innovate and has tasked the club service projects committee, which you chair, with creating a … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: What would you do?
By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Now more than ever, access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene is critical to health of families around the world. That’s why Rotarians’ commitment to provide safe water, hygiene and sanitation products and facilities to all communities continues to grow. Founded in 2007, the mission of the WASH Rotary Action Group is to provide … More Learn from WASH experts: how to design & implement sustainable WASH projects?
By Stephen Sehnert, BREW Fellowship Director and member of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs With the cancellation of the world’s largest beer festival “Oktoberfest” 2020 in Munich, Germany, members of the Rotary Fellowship BREW – Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide – stepped up to offer a virtual Oktoberfest. Starting at 1700 hours in New Zealand, … More 24 hour virtual Oktoberfest – it’s 5 O’clock somewhere!
By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer at Rotary International The Open World Program has adapted and built a solid record of virtual programming events for Open World delegates of 2020 and Open World Alumni in light of these uneasy times. The pandemic has shut opportunities for travel and all in-person Open World programs have been suspended since March 2020. While virtual meetings do not replace in-person ones, they offer vital opportunities during these unchartered times. … More Building international bridges during a pandemic
By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Vocational service is at the core of Rotary, embedded in its history, present and future. It calls on us to foster high ethical standards in business, recognize the value of all occupations, and dignify our occupations as an opportunity to serve our communities. By including men and women from … More Vocational Service: a pillar of Service Above Self
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff As we approach the end of 2020, we’re taking a look back. Here are this year’s top five posts (based on number of views) from Rotary Service in Action: 5. In May, Juliana Corredor González, member of the Rotary E-Club of Latin America, shared how her club pivoted to support … More Your favorite stories from 2020
By Ulrich Guntram, Rotary member of Bonn-Süd-Bad Godesberg Club, District 1810 and Clara Bräuer, Project Manager at Ashoka Deutschland gGmbH As Rotarians and Rotaractors, we can move mountains if we just connect with the right partners. While there may be challenges, the rewards can be monumental. Strong partnerships, whether with other clubs in your country … More Moving Mountains with Rotary and Ashoka
By: Rotary Service an Engagement Staff It is hard to believe that we are in the last month of 2020. We look back to a year that required more of our togetherness, resilience and adaptation to non-conventional ways of staying connected. We are extremely proud of our global Rotary family for quickly pivoting to adapt … More Happy holidays from Rotary International
By Alex Youlten, Rotary Partnership Manager at ShelterBox “Unprecedented” must be one of the most used words in 2020 – mainly connected to the global impact of the coronavirus but also true of the number of extreme weather events around the world. For ShelterBox, Rotary’s partner in disaster response, the end of the calendar year … More Disasters haven’t stopped for coronavirus. Neither have Rotary and ShelterBox.