Rotary members and Rotarian dentists support dental hygiene in their communities

By Christophe Courjon. This article originally appeared in Rotary Mag, the French regional magazine. Disease prevention and treatment is one of Rotary International’s areas of focus, but dental hygiene, which plays an important role in the well-being of the individual, is sometimes forgotten. This is the reason why Rotary clubs take action all over the … More Rotary members and Rotarian dentists support dental hygiene in their communities

Rediscover Rotary Action Groups

By Zuhal Sharp, Service and Networking Programs Senior Specialist, Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary Action Groups are undiscovered gems in the Rotary family. Many of our members have heard of them, but few are fully aware of their purpose, scope, and the opportunities they offer.    Rotary Action Groups are international, RI-recognized groups whose members … More Rediscover Rotary Action Groups

International partnership helps establish maternity clinic in Uganda

By Larry Hutchings, member and past president of the Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise, District 5160, California On 31 March I was at home in the San Francisco Bay Area, wishing I could be with my Rotary friends in Uganda. They were dedicating the new Pediatric wing of the Nsawo Village Maternity Clinic that … More International partnership helps establish maternity clinic in Uganda

Vocational Training Team (VTT) in Togo: a strong Rotary and human experience

By Lia Puggioni – Physician, Gynecologist, and Obstetrician, member of the Rotary Club Ogliastra, Italy It was Saturday, 30 March 2019. I was awaiting the arrival of my fellow travelers at Fiumicino International Airport in Italy and reflecting on this new Rotary adventure on which I was about to leave to reach the Momè Katihoe … More Vocational Training Team (VTT) in Togo: a strong Rotary and human experience

Supporting the resettlement of refugees

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration According to the latest statistics from UNHCR, an estimated 84 million people have been forcibly displaced globally as of mid-2021. Within this group, 26.6 million are refugees and 4.4 million are seeking asylum. As the number of displaced individuals grows … More Supporting the resettlement of refugees

Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

As your club’s service chair, you lead a discussion in your weekly meeting about what projects your club should plan for the upcoming year. Long-time members mention that you already run an annual fundraiser that benefits a local food bank and they’d like to continue the tradition. However, your club has gained several new members … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

Rotary Peace Fellow using the media to create peace in Zimbabwe

By Patience Rusare, Rotary Peace Fellow at Makerere University When I applied for my Rotary Peace Fellowship for a professional development postgraduate diploma in March 2020, I deliberately chose the new center in Africa, Makerere Rotary Peace Centre in Uganda. In my application, I noted: “My first preference is Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Makerere is located in the … More Rotary Peace Fellow using the media to create peace in Zimbabwe

ShelterBox’s response in Yemen

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Executive, ShelterBox ShelterBox and Rotary members have a mutual concern about the rising levels of global displacement and a shared passion to support those whose lives are torn apart by disaster and conflict. When war and conflict destroy homes and displace people, shelter is one of the essential building blocks … More ShelterBox’s response in Yemen

2021 Interact Award Winner: Learning through service

By Isabelle Oh and Meththa Sumanasekara, Balwyn High School Interact Committee, Australia Editor’s note: this essay was submitted to Rotary International’s 2021 Interact Awards. Walking down Flinders Street, the constant banging of coins echoed in my ear. I took in a sharp breath as the harsh clinking carried on, before it was lost to the … More 2021 Interact Award Winner: Learning through service

Healthcare professionals unite in Rotary fellowship

By Christina Sweeney, Rotary Service & Engagement Staff In Rotary, our profession and our passion for service goes hand-in-hand. Our organization provides opportunities to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new professional opportunities and interests. One way to take action through vocational service is … More Healthcare professionals unite in Rotary fellowship