Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group

By Brian Hall, Chair of Operations, WASH Rotary Action Group A Rotarian in Melbourne, Australia needed to know how to remove excess cadmium from spring water in Indonesia. Another Rotarian in Zimbabwe needed information on treating water from a sewerage system for agricultural uses. A third Rotarian needed a review of a hydrogeological survey done … More Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group

Ten years of conflict in Syria

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster response. The Syrian crisis has been the largest and most sustained response in ShelterBox’s history. Since we first responded to the crisis in December 2012, ShelterBox has supported over 400,000 people, providing them with essential aid ranging from tents to warm winter … More Ten years of conflict in Syria

Celebrate #WorldWaterDay

By Service and Engagement Staff It’s easy to take access to water for granted. Your access to water relies on pipes, tanks, treatment systems, and more to get water to your door. Many people lack access to clean water, putting them at risk of dehydration and disease. Every year, UN-Water coordinates the United Nations international … More Celebrate #WorldWaterDay

Habitat for Humanity: Women, housing and the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Asha Misra, Corporate Partnership Implementation Manager, Corporate Relations, Habitat for Humanity International Habitat for Humanity will host: +You: Women, housing and the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic during International Women Build Week (8-15 March). This important discussion will explore the changed status of women throughout the global pandemic and  how safe, decent, and healthy housing has never been … More Habitat for Humanity: Women, housing and the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff International Women’s Day is Monday, 8 March, 2021. In celebration of this day, the Service in Action blog will be posting several stories next week highlighting women and the unique opportunities they face. In celebration of International Women’s Day, you can learn how Rotary supports mothers and children as … More Celebrate International Women’s Day

Be an advocate of Rotary’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their … More Be an advocate of Rotary’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

By Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International During these unprecedented times, we are all experiencing moments of panic, fear, scarcity, and uncertainty, and conflict seems inevitable. But conflict is not inherently bad; it is simply an expression of our diversity – diverse needs, perspectives, and possibilities. Conflict is natural; violence … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

Newly recognized Rotary Action Group for Refugees

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration We are living through a refugee crisis which is only likely to get worse in the long run. The latest global report by UNHCR, the United Nations agency for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), estimates that in 2019, 79.5 million … More Newly recognized Rotary Action Group for Refugees

Use your professional expertise to guide clubs’ projects

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Do you have professional experience or specialized technical skills? Are you a project manager, engineer, health care professional, educator, lawyer, accountant, etc.? If yes, you can offer your skills to local Rotary clubs and help develop service projects with greater impact. Rotary is an organization rich with many resources … More Use your professional expertise to guide clubs’ projects

Fighting Alzheimer’s with a Walk

By 2020-2021 Club President Jamie Wibbenmeyer, Rotary Club of Plymouth Foothills, California It all began in April 2020, when I, as club president-elect, attended Rotary PETs training and had the “AHAH Moment”. Watching the impact of Alzheimers on a good friend, Lacy, and her spouse, Tom, a fellow Rotarian, brought about the idea of doing a fundraising project … More Fighting Alzheimer’s with a Walk