Building international bridges during a pandemic

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer at Rotary International   The Open World Program has adapted and built a solid record of virtual programming events for Open World delegates of 2020 and Open World Alumni in light of these uneasy times. The pandemic has shut opportunities for travel and all in-person Open World programs have been suspended since March 2020. While virtual meetings do not replace in-person ones, they offer vital opportunities during these unchartered times.   … More Building international bridges during a pandemic

Vocational Service: a pillar of Service Above Self

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Vocational service is at the core of Rotary, embedded in its history, present and future. It calls on us to foster high ethical standards in business, recognize the value of all occupations, and dignify our occupations as an opportunity to serve our communities. By including men and women from … More Vocational Service: a pillar of Service Above Self

Disasters haven’t stopped for coronavirus. Neither have Rotary and ShelterBox.

By Alex Youlten, Rotary Partnership Manager at ShelterBox “Unprecedented” must be one of the most used words in 2020 – mainly connected to the global impact of the coronavirus but also true of the number of extreme weather events around the world. For ShelterBox, Rotary’s partner in disaster response, the end of the calendar year … More Disasters haven’t stopped for coronavirus. Neither have Rotary and ShelterBox.

Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox

By Yi Shun Lai, ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer First: Stay in place. The families we meet on deployment for ShelterBox are in deep need: Many of their homes have blown away; their villages are in disarray, and the supply chains for necessities like food and water are still down. But they are still alive after hurricanes because … More Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox