By Rotary Service and Engagement staff While we join Rotary for many varied reasons, we remain part of the family because of the value it adds to our lives. However we choose to serve, we do so because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others and we remain engaged largely … More How are you Making a Difference?
By Azka Asif, Rotary Service Connections Staff Service to humanity has been the cornerstone of Rotary since its earliest days, and has been its main purpose ever since. RI President John F. Germ believes no other organization effectively brings together committed, capable professionals in a wide variety of fields, and enables them to achieve … More How will you celebrate Rotary and our service to humanity?
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 … More Presidential Citation celebrates vibrant clubs
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 … More 2016 Presidential Conferences to highlight Rotary’s areas of focus
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 … More How will you Be a Gift to the World this year?
By Ellina Kushnir, RI Programs staff Over the past year, we expanded our impact by inviting the community to learn about our good work as we celebrated our accomplishments through a variety of community engagements. More than 400 clubs and districts around the world heeded President Gary C.K. Huang’s call to Light Up Rotary through unique Rotary Day events. … More Celebrating our accomplishments through Rotary Days
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! … More Rotary Days light up communities around the world
By Mohamed Shedou, Rotary Programs staff Since I started working at Rotary, reading about Rotarian service projects seeking resources and promoting completed efforts has been part of my daily routine. I learn about many inspiring projects but had my first opportunity to see them in real life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this past November. I … More Rotary lights up Malaysia
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 … More Rotary Day Istanbul inspires the community through fitness, healthy living, and service
By Julie Kamuzze-Musoke, Rotary Club of Kasangati, Uganda On Saturday, October 11, our club held a Rotary Day at Kaggo Ssaza Grounds, an outdoor public venue in Kasangati, Uganda. This special event coincided with our club’s 12th charter anniversary. We were inspired by RI President Gary Huang’s call for clubs to Light Up Rotary by … More Ugandan club’s Rotary Day brings the community together with fun and entertainment