By Kazi Amdadul Hoque, founding member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG), co-leader of ESRAG’s South Asia Regional Chapter and Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Director of Projects for ESRAG The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: Supporting the Environment. Rotary members … More Supporting the environment, an opportunity for each of us
By Grant Hocking, Past District Governor and member of the Rotary Club of Woodend, Australia Restrictions due to COVID-19 have challenged our communities, our clubs and ourselves. As an Australian, I feel proud of our response and results in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and Rotary members can feel proud of the way we have … More Is it safe to resume in-person meetings?
By David Alexander, District 9810’s International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Manningham, Australia When our club first met with partnering clubs to discuss a global grant project to bring clean water to a remote municipality in Timor-Leste in partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia, the challenges seemed insurmountable. The Rotary … More Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia
By Dr. Amal El-Sisi, member of the Rotary Club ElTahrir, Egypt I am a professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the Cairo University Children’s Hospital. Since the start of pandemic, we have been struggling at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The Cardiac ICU covers emergency medical and post-operative cases. It is also a referral hospital … More The importance of community during a pandemic
By Ana Cutter Patel, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University (2016) On 27 June, Rotary Peace Fellows (RPFs) will convene for a 24-hour global cyber conference Envisioning the World After the Great Pause. The event will feature the perspectives of Rotary Peace Fellows and their colleagues that are leading the efforts to respond to the … More What will the world look like after the pandemic?
By Dr. Devapriya Dev, member of the Bramhall & Woodford Rotary Club in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom I work full-time as a Consultant Pulmonary Physician in Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, England. I have also been a Rotarian for nearly 15 years. Since 20 March, I have been responsible for looking after a newly designated … More Serving on the frontline
By Dr. John Philip, Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors Many of our members are on the front line in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. As the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors, we decided to reach out to them, show support, share views and ideas to learn from each other. We held … More Doctors unite through the Rotary network
By Wilf Wilkinson, RI President 2007-2008 With more than 90 million students globally locked out of schools by the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of parents have been forced into the role of educator. Many are fearful, unsure and even feeling guilty that they will not succeed. The Rotary Club of Belleville in Ontario, Canada and District … More Rotary clubs provide access to learning resources during pandemic
By Reem Ghunaim, Rotary Peace Fellow, member of the Rotary Club of Portland, USA, Host of Together for Peace and Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Now more than ever, humanitarian response is essential to combat COVID-19. In response to the global quarantine, the Together for Peace series was born as … More Together for Peace
By Georgina Richards, District Trainer and member of the Satellite Rotary Club of Orewa-Millwater, New Zealand Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, our local community members posted concerns on our community Facebook page prior to a lockdown in our area and a meeting for community members to express their concerns was … More Bringing the community together