Rotary and ShelterBox inspire young volunteers to take action

By James Bolton, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland in collaboration with ShelterBox Organizations such as Rotary and our project partners ShelterBox may have an adult profile, but the momentum is growing among a younger generation to create the next big humanitarian wave. ShelterBox had its origins in the Rotary movement 18 years ago, and now … More Rotary and ShelterBox inspire young volunteers to take action

Rotaractors hit the waves with the Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship

By Brett Morey, Founder & Chair of the Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship, and member of the Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle, San Diego, USA Our Rotaract Learn to Surf & Degree 33 Surfboards Demo Event was a tremendous success in San Diego earlier this year. We tried to cap the participants to 25, … More Rotaractors hit the waves with the Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship

Inspiring Women of Action

By ShelterBox Local Rotarians in countries affected by disasters often contribute vital support to ShelterBox responses, providing valuable points of contact for Response Teams through first-hand knowledge, introductions, logistical assistance, and vital links into communities. Throughout August 2018, a series of earthquakes struck the Island of Lombok in Indonesia killing more than 460 people and … More Inspiring Women of Action

Take action to provide water and sanitation

By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people around the world still lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, effecting people’s health. More than 340,000 children under five die annually from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, … More Take action to provide water and sanitation

A creative look at the Four-Way Test

By Dennis Wong, Co-Founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and member of the E-Club of World Peace Imagine yourself addressing conflicts through the lenses of fellowship, empathy, accountability and trust. That is the Four-Way Test.  Imagine the power four questions and twenty-four words can have to help resolve conflicts without violence and fulfill … More A creative look at the Four-Way Test

How to build peace locally: 3 tools for Rotarians

By Summer Lewis, Rotary-IEP Partnership Coordinator When you think about peace, do you think about actions, like how peace is lived and practiced? Are you seeing images of violence and war and thinking peace is the “opposite” of that? Actually, there is no one right way to define peace. There are many ways to work … More How to build peace locally: 3 tools for Rotarians

Building peace through Rotary service

By Soomin Kim, Rotary International Staff Most of the members the Rotary Club of Ulsan Jayu (meaning freedom in Korean) are refugees emigrants from North Korea. Many risked their lives emigrating in pursuit of greater opportunities and are still struggling to adapt to South Korean society. Through the humanitarian service work of South Korean Rotary … More Building peace through Rotary service

Peacebuilder Clubs create momentum for peace within communities

By Reem Ghunaim and Mike Green, members of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace We launched our Peacebuilder Clubs program at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto. Peacebuilder Clubs were pioneered eight years ago by past Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Board Member and Past District 5100 Governor, Mike Caruso as a way of building support for … More Peacebuilder Clubs create momentum for peace within communities

Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?

Your club hosts a fundraiser for scholarships for local high school students who plan to pursue studies focused on promoting peace and resolving conflicts. You are on the planning committee and responsible for promoting the scholarship to potential donors. That includes ensuring that the intent is clear. The scholarships will be awarded to the selected … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?

Empowering communities through Rotary Community Corps

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a group of people who share our commitment to changing the world through service projects. An RCC is a team of men and women who aren’t Rotarians but who work in partnership with Rotary clubs to improve their communities. They bring … More Empowering communities through Rotary Community Corps