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

Peace Corps and Rotary in North Macedonia: Part of a beautiful global friendship

This story is republished with permission and originally appeared on peacecorps.gov. By Cal Mann My interest in international service began when a friend joined Peace Corps Tonga in 2002, but it wasn’t until 15 years later that I was able to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer myself. During those 15 years I worked, raised … More Peace Corps and Rotary in North Macedonia: Part of a beautiful global friendship

Evoking emotions through visual storytelling

By Sneha Saloni and the Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention “If you do not understand someone’s story, how would you understand someone’s pain?” Jurgen Marx (Badenhorst), a photographer from Pretoria, South Africa, has been chronicling people’s emotions during Rotary member-led public health programs to create a conversation about the importance of … More Evoking emotions through visual storytelling

Use your professional expertise for service 

By: Rotary Service & Engagement Staff  January is Vocational Service Month. This is an opportunity to think about how your club and district engages fellow Rotary and Rotaract members through their professional skills or vocations, and how they bring Rotary’s ideals into their workplace. In bringing together people from diverse professions and backgrounds, Rotary recognizes … More Use your professional expertise for service 

Join the 7th annual Colombia Project Fair

By Jaime Corredor, Project Fair Chairman As in-person events slowly return and gathering together becomes possible once again, the Colombia Project Fair accepted the challenge of planning a hybrid fair from 3-5 February in Paipa, Colombia. Join us virtually or in-person to enjoy Colombia’s natural beauty, have fun with local hosts, and participate in international … More Join the 7th annual Colombia Project Fair

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

Look outside the box: Tap into all your region’s expertise to develop a successful global grant

By Karen Parkhurst, member of the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club and District Resource Network, District 7120 (New York, United States) For the past four years, I’ve served as a global grant advisor in District 7120’s Resource Network (DRN). I’ve had the opportunity to not only mentor club members in my own district, but other clubs in … More Look outside the box: Tap into all your region’s expertise to develop a successful global grant