Opening Opportunities for Peace through Intercountry Committees

By Cyril Noirtin, 2020-22 Chairman of the Intercountry Committee Executive Council and Chairman of the 2021 Intercountry Committee Preconvention It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2021 Intercountry Committee Preconvention Conference: Opening Opportunities for Peace, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention. This two-day program, the first of its kind, … More Opening Opportunities for Peace through Intercountry Committees

Earth Day 

By Service and Engagement Staff Today we celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was started in 1970 and is held annually to demonstrate support for protection of the environment.   Rotarians and Rotaractors understand that the whole world is their backyard and this year’s Earth Day is especially meaningful. Starting in a few months on 1 July, 2021, the environment will officially be Rotary’s newest … More Earth Day 

Three new fellowships

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Rotary International is excited to announce the chartering of three new Rotary International Fellowships. Currently Rotary International recognizes over 90 active Rotary Fellowships. A Rotary fellowship is a group of individuals who globally unite around a common interest, vocation, or recreational activity with the primary purpose to network and … More Three new fellowships

Building international partnerships during a pandemic

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Finding meaningful service opportunities and impactful projects to support is already a daunting task, which feels immensely more challenging while need grows during the global pandemic. Getting involved in international service can often be a challenge, especially during a pandemic when international travel is limited. Support your club with … More Building international partnerships during a pandemic

24 hour virtual Oktoberfest – it’s 5 O’clock somewhere!

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!

Reimagining service opportunities during a pandemic

By Rotary International Staff Although our ability to travel internationally, gather for fellowship and friendship, and build partnerships for service has been disrupted, our ingenuity and creativity has opened opportunities in unprecedented ways. And while we can’t replace in-person experiences, virtual opportunities are redefining how we build partnerships and continue supporting communities through remote service … More Reimagining service opportunities during a pandemic

Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award highlights memorable exchanges

By Kholiwe Mkandawire, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotary members and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotary members around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out international activities and service projects. While … More Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award highlights memorable exchanges

Attend the upcoming Virtual West Africa Project Fair

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Getting involved in international service can often be a challenge, especially during a pandemic when international travel is limited. Project Fairs are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends while meeting project sponsors and finding international projects for your clubs and district … More Attend the upcoming Virtual West Africa Project Fair

Tapping into opportunities for international service

By Jon Gresley, member of Rotary Club of Truckee, California, USA Since 2000, I have attended 20 project fairs, 16 in Central American and four in Colombia. Attendance at project fairs provides Rotary members with opportunities for international travel and engagement in service with fellow members.  The first ever project fair was a gathering of Rotary … More Tapping into opportunities for international service