Manila Presidential Conference to advance outcomes for the environment and the economy

The Philippines is proud to host one of Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta’s seven presidential conferences this Rotary year. The Manila Presidential Conference is open to participants from all over the world and is set to be Rotary’s largest Asia-Pacific event. This virtual experience will take place 26-28 November. … More Manila Presidential Conference to advance outcomes for the environment and the economy

Why support community economic development?

By PDG Jim Louttit, Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise, Canada, and a member of TRF’s Community Economic Development Major Gifts Initiative Committee RI President Shekar Mehta recently stated, “If you feel the need to reignite the spark of service in yourself or your club, October – Community Economic Development Month – is a great time to … More Why support community economic development?

Protecting the environment begins at home

By Jojy Michael, member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern.”          –  Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary International President, 2017-18 Riseley made that definitive declaration in 2017 while unveiling the Rotary theme … More Protecting the environment begins at home

The interrelationship between ShelterBox’s work and the right to education

By Emma Howell, ShelterBox staff  Over the past 21 years, ShelterBox and Rotary International have worked together to support families with emergency shelter following disaster or conflict.   Disaster, conflict and lack of adequate housing significantly reduces a child’s access to education. Nearly 40 million children a year have their education interrupted by disasters, such as earthquakes and disease.1 And the number of child refugees fleeing conflict and extremism, violence or disaster has risen to over 13 … More The interrelationship between ShelterBox’s work and the right to education

Celebrate International Day of Peace – and support girl empowerment!

By Fergal McCarthy, Peace Programs Manager  To mark International Day of Peace on 21 September, we are focusing on girl empowerment one of RI President Shekhar Mehta’s presidential initiatives.   Equality is a fundamental human right, and a key element of many of the eight pillars of positive peace.  It’s a prerequisite for the creation of a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.  Yet still today, girls and young women across the globe continue to endure inequities in all parts of … More Celebrate International Day of Peace – and support girl empowerment!

BEL Rotary Action Group engages Rotarians and Rotaractors in community literacy

Basic Education and Literacy Month takes on even greater importance for Rotarians and Rotaractors this year, as we come to see the profound impact of the pandemic on education and literacy. The Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group is offering three excellent opportunities to assist clubs and districts in their outreach to support literacy in their communities. … More BEL Rotary Action Group engages Rotarians and Rotaractors in community literacy

Webinars and support for WASH projects

By Brian Hall, Chair of Operations, WASH Rotary Action Group During World Water Week, 23-27 August, allow me to share some staggering facts regarding water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries: 50% of the healthcare facilities lack access to piped water 33% lack improved sanitation 39% lack soap for … More Webinars and support for WASH projects

Rotary-Peace Corps Week 20-26 September

By Kim Dixon, President of Partnering for Peace, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and member of Raleigh Midtown Rotary Club 20-26 September 2021 Partnering for Peace (PFP), with support of Rotary International and the U.S. Peace Corps, will host a collaborative week-long virtual celebration to highlight an evolving and ongoing partnership between the two organizations. Please … More Rotary-Peace Corps Week 20-26 September