What I Gain from Ashoka and Rotary, and How We Can Work Together

By Lynn Price, Ashoka Fellow and member of the Rotary Club of Denver Southeast Growing up in foster care, I held the label of foster kid destined to failure. To make matters worse, my older sister and I lived in different homes. Brothers and sisters fight, argue, and tease. Yet, they are the first to … More What I Gain from Ashoka and Rotary, and How We Can Work Together

Vocational Service: nurturing more responsible, sustainable, prosperous communities

By Ellina Kushnir, Service and Engagement Manager at Rotary International   Vocational service, embedded in our history and guiding our future, is the foundational cornerstone of Rotary. As Rotarians and Rotaractors, we hold a dual responsibility: represent our occupations within our club and exemplify the ideals of Rotary in our professional work and workplaces. Vocational service … More Vocational Service: nurturing more responsible, sustainable, prosperous communities

The Rotary Action Group for Addiction and Prevention can help your club fight drug abuse and addiction in your community

By Rotary Action Group for Addiction Prevention Do you have a drug addiction problem in your community? The Rotary Action Group for Addiction Prevention (RAG-AP) can help. We are a group of Rotary-affiliated specialists who help clubs and districts develop community action plans for the prevention of addiction and illicit drug use. This global problem … More The Rotary Action Group for Addiction and Prevention can help your club fight drug abuse and addiction in your community

Bringing Free Preventive Healthcare To All 

By Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention The Rotary Action Group for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) is a Rotary International-recognized action group that mobilizes and guides Rotary members to take on sustainable projects to promote healthy families and communities around the globe. RFHA creates and implements large scale community development … More Bringing Free Preventive Healthcare To All 

Meet the 2022 Rotary Friendship Exchange Award winner

By Gianna Consalvo, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff The 2022-23 Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award theme was Rotary Friendship Exchanges Re-Imagined. Through Rotary Friendship Exchanges, we experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service experiences while building life-long friendships. During the past two years, we’ve been … More Meet the 2022 Rotary Friendship Exchange Award winner

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Partner to Train Community Mediators

By Lina Stahl, Mediators Beyond Borders International In 2019, a small group of visionaries from four Rotary districts in Zone 22, Southern Africa, approached service partner Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) to build social cohesion throughout the region by training a cohort of 100 community mediators to celebrate the Rotary’s Centennial on the African continent. … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Partner to Train Community Mediators

Ethical dilemma: What would you do?

Your club is dedicating one meeting each month to conversations that focus on social issues that affect your community. These meetings are professionally facilitated, and at the start of each one, the organizers say that all participants are responsible for ensuring a respectful environment in which everyone feels welcome, valued, and able to express their … More Ethical dilemma: What would you do?

Seven ideas to celebrate World Children’s Day in your community

By Claudia Urbano, Service and Engagement Senior Communications Specialist at Rotary International World Children’s Day takes place each year on 20 November. It is UNICEF’S global day of action for children, by children, marking the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The theme for 2022 is “Inclusion, for every child.” Kids … More Seven ideas to celebrate World Children’s Day in your community

Making an impact through international service

By Sheila Hurst, Ed.D., Rotary Club of Redding West, District 5160’s International Service Committee Chair, Health Education and Wellness Rotary Action Group Director In 2006 I was a new member of the Rotary Club of Redding West in District 5160, Northern California when I was invited to go on a trip with Rotary members to … More Making an impact through international service

Celebrate 60 years of Interact this World Interact Week

By Casey Jones, Programs and Communications Specialist, Rotary International Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while engaging in service across their communities. This World Interact Week, Rotary celebrates a legacy of 60 years of Interactors changing the world by demonstrating Service Above Self.   Want to join in the … More Celebrate 60 years of Interact this World Interact Week