Tapping into our network of experts

By Kiki Melonides, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  Passion and dedication to service unite Rotary and Rotaract members worldwide. Rotary is rich with energy, and rich with diverse members from all professional backgrounds representing hundreds of cultures, customs and traditions. But clubs don’t always have the professional skills amongst their members to design and implement … More Tapping into our network of experts

Tapping into opportunities for international service

By Jon Gresley, member of Rotary Club of Truckee, California, USA Since 2000, I have attended 20 project fairs, 16 in Central American and four in Colombia. Attendance at project fairs provides Rotary members with opportunities for international travel and engagement in service with fellow members.  The first ever project fair was a gathering of Rotary … More Tapping into opportunities for international service

Empower communities to fight the challenges of COVID-19

By Bonaventure Fandohan, Area of Focus Manager for Community Economic and Development COVID-19 is profoundly affecting the working class of the world, especially in developing countries. In addition to the threat to public health, the pandemic harms the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic will result … More Empower communities to fight the challenges of COVID-19

Together, We Read: LITRAG and Save the Children partner to support our youngest learners

By Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Literacy Rotary Action Group One of my best memories as a young mom is reading books with my son when he was a newborn and as he grew through being a toddler, little boy, and into to his early school years. Together, through books, we visited so many places … More Together, We Read: LITRAG and Save the Children partner to support our youngest learners

Increasing clubs’ participation in international service projects

By Elva Heyge, District International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Kentville, (Nova Scotia) Canada When I was appointed as District International Service Chair (DISC) in District 7820, my first task was to reach out to the district’s leadership team to work collaboratively on a strategy to increase clubs’ involvement in projects. … More Increasing clubs’ participation in international service projects

Saving lives through blood drives

By Jean-Claude Brocart, Rotary-Club Toulouse-Ovalie, District 1700, France, President of Rotary Action Group for Blood Donation (RAGBD) Did you know that each blood donation can save up to three lives? The different components of blood – red cells, plasma and platelets – can be donated to three different recipients. Rotary members in France wanted to … More Saving lives through blood drives

Interactors prioritize supporting the environment

By Kaitlyn Perry, member of California High School Interact Club, USA With the world’s attention shifting to environmental issues and how we can help save our planet, the Interact Club of California High School knew we wanted to be a part of the change. Our club brainstormed ideas on events such as planting trees and … More Interactors prioritize supporting the environment

Improving lives and fighting for social justice through Rotary Community Corps

By Alex Johnson, President of the Rotary Club of Plano West, Texas, USA Mose Stimpson was a slave transported to a small farm town in Texas called Plano. The master bought him to be his daughter’s playmate.  When she grew up and got married, she gave him his freedom. Years before Mr. Stimpson’s freedom, Andy … More Improving lives and fighting for social justice through Rotary Community Corps

Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

By Binod Khaitan, member of the Rotary Club of Central Calcutta, India The Rotary Club of Central Calcutta was chartered in August 1985 and seven years later, we sponsored a Rotary Community Corps (RCC) in the village of Baghati in West Bengal. RCC members worked with our club to plan and carry out projects in … More Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps