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

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

Cricket connected me to Rotary’s international community  

By KRP Sarathy, World Chair of the International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians  When I joined the International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians (IFCR), my entire Rotary experience changed. The way it has connected me with others from across the Rotary world has been phenomenal. After joining Rotary in 2003-04, I chanced upon the International … More Cricket connected me to Rotary’s international community  

Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

You are excited to embark on a Rotary Friendship Exchange in another country, organized by your district, and are looking forward to immersing yourself in the local culture. Once you arrive, you find out that your host team has prepared a surprise welcome dinner of local delicacies. You want to be respectful and show appreciation … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

Expand your network through Rotary Fellowships

By Lisa Cook, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff June is Rotary Fellowships month. This is a perfect time to explore your hobbies, interests, or profession by joining one of Rotary’s fellowships. Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of people who have a common interest. With more than 100 officially recognized fellowships, there are many ways to … More Expand your network through Rotary Fellowships

Develop leadership skills through Rotary Fellowship

By Rebecca Fry, Co-Founder of Rotary Fellowship of LEAD, Past President of the Social Impact Network Rotary Club “Perhaps dreaming is not so bad if one dreams good dreams and makes them come true.” – Paul Harris All projects and initiatives in Rotary start with someone’s dream for a better world. Our dream for the … More Develop leadership skills through Rotary Fellowship