Gain inspiration at the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference

By Past RI Director Peter Offer, Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference Host Organizing Committee Chair Dear friends, On behalf of the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference organizers, I invite you to join us in Coventry, the City of Peace and Reconciliation, the weekend of 24 February. Join the Rotary family, young …

Presidential Citation celebrates vibrant clubs

By Cate Sauer, Rotary Programs staff Rotary’s distinguishing attributes include our dedication to honoring our history while continuing to evolve with modern advancements, respond to new trends, and capitalize off innovative opportunities. One of our long-standing traditions includes the RI President’s annual Presidential Citation, an inspirational roadmap of goals which guide our club and district …

2016 Presidential Conferences to highlight Rotary’s areas of focus

By Rotary Programs staff Rotary has become a global leader in helping address some of the world's most critical and widespread humanitarian needs. To highlight Rotary's work in the areas of focus, RI President K.R. Ravindran and The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith are jointly convening a series of presidential conferences during the 2015-16 Rotary year. Between January …

How will you Be a Gift to the World this year?

By Ellina Kushnir, RI Programs staff RI President K.R. Ravindran challenges us to use our gifts – talents, knowledge, abilities, and efforts – to make a genuine impact through fellowship and service activities. Through our Rotary network, we have access to many resources to plan projects using our skills, expertise, and passions to improve communities …

Rotary Days light up communities around the world

By Ellina Kushnir, RI staff Since 1 July, thousands of Rotary members across the world have honored President Gary C.K. Huang’s call to Light Up Rotary through unique Rotary Day events in their local communities. These events range from family carnivals, to service projects at food pantries, to environmental projects, to pet-friendly events and more! …

Rotary Day Istanbul inspires the community through fitness, healthy living, and service

By Sedef Acar, Istanbul-Yenikoy Rotary Club charter club president and Rotary Day Istanbul 2014 Committee Member In celebration of Rotary’s 110th anniversary, our club helped organized and sponsor Rotary District 2420’s Rotary Day Istanbul on 19 October. Family, friends, and the community participated in fun activities including sports, concerts, food, and games while learning about the …

Philippine Rotary Day shines a light on Rotary Community Corps

By Jesse Allerton, Supervisor, Rotary Service Connections One of the best aspects of my job is supporting and promoting Rotary Community Corps (RCCs). These are teams of men and women organized with the help of a sponsoring Rotary club to take action and improve their communities. RCCs empower their members to play an active and …