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
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
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff As we approach the end of 2020, we’re taking a look back. Here are this year’s top five posts (based on number of views) from Rotary Service in Action: 5. In May, Juliana Corredor González, member of the Rotary E-Club of Latin America, shared how her club pivoted to support … More Your favorite stories from 2020
By: Rotary Service an Engagement Staff It is hard to believe that we are in the last month of 2020. We look back to a year that required more of our togetherness, resilience and adaptation to non-conventional ways of staying connected. We are extremely proud of our global Rotary family for quickly pivoting to adapt … More Happy holidays from Rotary International
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.
This December, Rotary’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Month, we are celebrating our devotion to fight diseases and create healthier communities around the world. … More Rotary’s relentless commitment to fighting diseases
By District Governor Grant Hocking, Australia There is no doubt that we are, and will be feeling the impact of the COVID-19 virus for many months to come. Health authorities, Governments and Rotary International are providing advice about what to do to ensure the spread of the virus is limited and our health systems are … More Staying connected is important
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