By Angie Mesistrano, International Rear Commodore of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians It is said that the secret to feeling good and enjoyment consists of the ease and speed of adaptation to new situations. And that we have done at the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR). Despite the pandemic, we have continued to work … More How did the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians grow during the pandemic?
By: Rotary Service & Engagement staff Join 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack at one of Rotary’s three virtual preconventions, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention. Register today for the Virtual Preconventions and the Rotary Convention: Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace A key component of Rotary’s peacebuilding strategy, intercountry committees help clubs and districts … More Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!
By Scott Martin, Global Partnership Manager, Mediators Beyond Borders International with Suki Kalra, Partnership Storyteller, Mediators Beyond Borders International The mission of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) is to create a more peace “able” world by empowering community members, with an emphasis on youth being central to that mission. MBBI maintains a sharp focus on … More Youth Lead Peace Conversations
By Dickson Ntwigae, member of the TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers and Rotary Kenya Country Office Trustee In May 2020, when COVID-19 cases were on the rise in Kenya, we, the Rotary Club of Meru Rotarians, decided to reach out to the most vulnerable group in our community: street children in Meru County. At the … More Kids Helping Kids: Rotary Collaborates with an Orphanage to Feed Street Kids in Meru, Kenya
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
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff During the pandemic, it is no secret that parents have faced a uniquely difficult situation – running households, coordinating at-home childcare while working or leaving the workforce, becoming teachers, and the like. Further complicating a difficult situation, most of these roles have moved to the home and are frequently … More How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home
By John Townsend, Chair RMCH and Prof. Emmanuel Lufadeju, RMCH Nigeria National Coordinator A young pregnant mother, Gift, is sitting alone in a rural community in Nigeria and is concerned about the rapid swelling in her feet and increasingly frequent headaches. She is worried that something may be wrong with her pregnancy and that the … More In Nigeria, Rotary is Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children – Here’s How
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
By Karen C. Loeb, Ed.D., PMP®, District 5450 You might have heard a lot about “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” at Rotary. And you might not immediately think about RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) when you think of DEI, but let me share a uniquely adaptive activity through RYLA. District 5450’s RYLA plus is specifically for … More Creating an adaptive RYLA event
By Service & Engagement Staff Maternal and child care is one of Rotary’s main causes. Rotary makes health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. It is estimated that close to 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health … More Rotary supports child and maternal health