Connecting the World through Rotary Friendship Exchange

By Rita Kalra, member of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Mid Town, India The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotary members and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out international activities … More Connecting the World through Rotary Friendship Exchange

Join us in Peru for our first project fair

By Jessica Liñán, District 4455 Community Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Centenario de San Borja, Peru Connecting through Rotary gives you many opportunities to support a developing country, community, and people. A few months ago, our District Governor, Daniel Salas, asked some members how we can connect our District 4455 (Peru) to … More Join us in Peru for our first project fair

Creating partnerships in Russia through the Multi-Club Workshop

By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop Another Multi-Club Workshop (MCW) has just ended! We hosted the 13th MCW in Moscow to encourage Russian clubs to get involved in global grants as international partners. District 2223 hosted the event to help local clubs become more involved … More Creating partnerships in Russia through the Multi-Club Workshop

Petrolheads in Action in Italy

By Dr. Matthijs van den Adel, President of the Antique Classic & Historic Automobile World Fellowship (ACHAFR) Last year, the Antique Classic & Historic Automobile World Fellowship (ACHAFR) celebrated its 30th anniversary making us among the oldest fellowships of Rotary. With nearly 600 members, it is well represented worldwide. ACHAFR and its national chapters organize … More Petrolheads in Action in Italy

Forming international service partnerships at the Colombia Project Fair

By Steven Kirby, member of the Rotary Club of Hercules, California, USA In an effort to expand Rotarian involvement in international service, my District 5160’s International Service Chair (DISC) introduced a new grant opportunity for clubs to attend a project fair. Clubs could apply for $2000 USD grants for selected club members to attend a … More Forming international service partnerships at the Colombia Project Fair

Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer In May, I had the opportunity to observe an Open World Program prepared by the Rotary clubs of Homer-Kachemak Bay and Anchorage International in Alaska. Clubs hosted a Russian delegation of six participants for an eight-day program focused on “Regional Economic Development with emphasis on Sustainable Fishery and … More Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program

Protecting our oceans

By Angie Mesistrano, Area 2 Commodore of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians  Most of us are aware of the high levels plastic pollution in seas and oceans that are destroying marine flora and fauna. We might even be aware of the large floating island of plastics in the North Pacific Ocean. We also know … More Protecting our oceans

A new Rotary Fellowship for Executive Managers

By Carlos Brazao, founder of the Rotarian Executive Managers Fellowship Imagine going from being an excellent doctor or engineer to becoming a General Manager of the Hospital or creating your own company: suddenly your co-workers no longer share the same world as you and can’t relate to you. Oftentimes, when a Rotarian Executive Manager faces … More A new Rotary Fellowship for Executive Managers