Shelterbox and Rotary extend our partnership in the Philippines

By Rotary Service and Engagement  ShelterBox and Rotary International are Project Partners in Disaster Relief.  By working together, we are ensuring that no family is left without shelter after disaster.  Not only do Rotary and Rotaract clubs around the world support ShelterBox financially, but on many of ShelterBox’s deployments local Rotarians, Rotaractors and Response Teams … More Shelterbox and Rotary extend our partnership in the Philippines

A polio survivor’s commitment to service

By Rotary Service and Engagement  While the world saw the lowest case count of wild polio in history in 2017 (just 22 cases in Afghanistan and Pakistan), transmission has continued into 2018 and challenges in reaching children with the vaccine remain in some countries. World Polio Day, is an opportunity to rally partners, donors, health … More A polio survivor’s commitment to service

Work with ShelterBox, Rotary’s project partner for disaster relief

Rotary and ShelterBox collaborate to provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to stabilize, protect, and support communities affected by disasters and other humanitarian crises. The ShelterBox Response Team trains under intense conditions to be prepared when it’s needed most. In one example, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor faced one last challenge after a grueling year … More Work with ShelterBox, Rotary’s project partner for disaster relief

Rotary Service at the Toronto Convention

Thousands of Rotary members gathered in Toronto this week for the 2018 Rotary International Convention to share ideas, find inspiration, and reconnect with old and new friends. In the House of Friendship, members had the opportunity to network with fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors, Rotary’s partners, service projects, Rotary Project Fairs and learn from the expertise of Rotarian Action … More Rotary Service at the Toronto Convention

How ShelterBox and Rotary are working together in the Philippines

By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff Tropical Storm Urduja made landfall over San Policarpio in the Eastern Samar province of the Philippines during December 2017, dumping the equivalent of two months of rain in just 48 hours. Mudslides and flooding caused considerable damage in the hardest hit areas, with the Government reporting more than 30,000 homes … More How ShelterBox and Rotary are working together in the Philippines

Preventing cervical cancer in Senegal through Peace Corps and Rotary

By Rotary Service  Until the 1950s, cervical cancer killed more women in the U.S. than any other type of cancer. Widespread screening, early detection, timely access to treatment, and interventions have drastically decreased the number of cervical cancer-related deaths in the United States, but the disease remains prevalent in the West African country of Senegal. … More Preventing cervical cancer in Senegal through Peace Corps and Rotary

In times of need, Rotary members work with ShelterBox to provide disaster relief

By ShelterBox and Rotary staff When disaster strikes, Rotary’s project partner ShelterBox works closely with Rotarians and Rotaractors around the world to bring aid to families in their hour of need. The Rotary family provides vital support to ShelterBox through fundraising activities and practical assistance on the ground in the affected areas. Whether helping with logistics … More In times of need, Rotary members work with ShelterBox to provide disaster relief

Strengthening the connection between Peace Corps Volunteers and Rotary members

By Mark D. Walker, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Guatemala (1971-1973) I felt right at home when my wife Ligia and I arrived at the impressive University of Denver campus to participate in the Partnering for Peace workshop, hosted by District 5450 as a precursor to Peace Corps’ annual alumni conference. The forces that shaped my life … More Strengthening the connection between Peace Corps Volunteers and Rotary members

Partnering with Habitat for Humanity to empower communities

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Service and Engagement Committed to the belief that every person deserves a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in Georgia, USA. Families and individuals in need of a helping hand partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve … More Partnering with Habitat for Humanity to empower communities

Souns: An engaging approach to literacy

By Brenda Erickson, Rotary Club of Peachtree City, Georgia, USA, and Montessori school teacher Beyond building little readers, the Souns program helps Rotarians by exposing them to the surprising readiness of young minds. Children want to read more than we want them to acquire these basic skills. As projects go, the Souns program is: Simple … More Souns: An engaging approach to literacy