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

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?

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

Sharing joy during the holiday season

By Rotary Service & Engagement staff This holiday season, we’re grateful for the generosity and dedication of Rotary members. Amid the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, members are still finding innovative ways to make connections and serve their communities. Whether it’s providing meals and essentials to those in need, supporting public health efforts, or … More Sharing joy during the holiday season

Rotary Community Corps: Steadfast support amidst a series of unfortunate events

By Mary Ann V. Castillejos, Vice President of Rotary Community Corps – Pasig Premier, Philippines In April 2019, months before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Rotary Club of Pasig Premier decided to sponsor a Rotary Community Corps (RCC). Our community group had worked with the Rotary club on previous projects and were glad to form … More Rotary Community Corps: Steadfast support amidst a series of unfortunate events

Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, and Rotary join to celebrate community

Celebrate Community 2021, a joint initiative of Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International, launched 10-16 October. During this first celebratory week, our organizations asked their clubs to work together on projects to improve and benefit local communities. … More Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, and Rotary join to celebrate community