Empower leaders, strengthen communities, and grow Rotary

By Zuhal Sharp, Service and Networking Programs Senior Specialist, RI Staff  The Rotary Community Corps (RCC) program empowers communities to address their own needs through sustainable service initiatives. Since 1986, when the program was first created, RCCs have strengthened communities in South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. While there are … More Empower leaders, strengthen communities, and grow Rotary

World Refugee Day: five ways to support newcomers and migrants 

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration  UNHCR estimates that there are more than 100 million forcibly displaced people globally today. The number reached 89 million at the end of 2021, according to the latest report on global displacement, and has continued to rise over the past … More World Refugee Day: five ways to support newcomers and migrants 

Applauding outstanding service in Rotaract

By Molly Friend, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Rotary International is thrilled to showcase Rotaract service projects from around the world for the 2022 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. The awarded projects were evaluated by RI’s Rotaract Committee and RI staff for their sustainability, impact in Rotary’s areas of focus, project promotion, and collaboration with local … More Applauding outstanding service in Rotaract

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?