By Arnold R. Grahl, Senior Editor for Rotary International Just a few months before Russian forces invaded Ukraine, Rotary members raised glasses in toasts and kindled friendships in Lviv as they welcomed a group of Ukrainians to the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. On that trip, Ukrainian members showed visitors former Eastern Bloc aircraft at … More Rotary Fellowships Provide Aid to Ukraine
By Service and Engagement Staff, Rotary International The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4—Education—prioritizes ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. The United Nations reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened a global learning crisis. An estimated 24 million students (pre-primary to university level) may never return to school. … More Support Rotary’s commitment to quality education for all
By Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group “Reading changed my life,” declared the twelve-year-old boy from the back row of the class. This reaction was in response to asking students what they thought about the books that Rotary club and district programs provided to their classrooms in rural Guatemala. … More Quality Education and Literacy Changes Lives
By Ellina Kushnir, Service and Engagement staff at Rotary International After a two-year pivot to virtual events, project fairs are back in person this year! If you’re eager to get back into the field and meet peers from the Rotary family who are pioneering local service initiatives, considering attending an upcoming project fair. Project fairs … More Meet international partners at an upcoming project fair
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
For the past 10 months, your club has been working with local health care providers to plan a back-to-school health fair. The three-day event will provide free services such as physical exams, dental cleanings, and vision tests to families with children age 18 and younger. Six months ago, a donor pledged to pay for all … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
By Service and Engagement Staff Rotary International is excited to announce the chartering of five new Rotary International Fellowships: Camping, Entrepreneurs, Kites, Military Veterans, and Vintage Collectables. Rotary’s more than 100 Fellowships provide members and friends the opportunity to unite globally around a common hobby, profession, or shared identity. Read more about our newest Fellowships, … More Five new Rotary Fellowships to join this year
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
By Madu Bishnu, Chair of the Rotary Fellowship of Rotarian Educators I joined Rotary in 1999 after 9 years of Rotaract. I’m currently a member of e-Club of Melbourne, Australia while residing in Kolkata, India. I joined my first Fellowship, the International Travel & Hosting Fellowship, in 2001, during the RI Convention in San Antonio, … More Keeping education close to our hearts
You are excited to embark on a Rotary Friendship Exchange in another country, organized by your district, and are looking forward to immersing yourself in the local culture. Once you arrive, you find out that your host team has prepared a surprise welcome dinner of local delicacies. You want to be respectful and show appreciation … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?