Swing into action with the Golfing Fellowship

By Graeme L. Woolacott, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of the Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians The Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians (AGFR) held our 40th Annual Tournament in the delightful rural city of Murray Bridge, situated along the Murray River, an hour drive from Adelaide, Australia. The Australian chapter of the fellowship holds its annual …

School environmental clubs pioneer sustainable community development in Tanzania

By Dr. John Philip, Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors and Member of the Rotary Club of Newbury, United Kingdom The island of Ukerewe in Lake Victoria, Tanzania is only accessible by a three and half hour ferry journey from the mainland town of Mwanza. The island’s 350,000 residents are subsistence farmers and …

Connect with the International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators

By Dr. Charles Grant, Rotary Club of North Shore (Houston), Texas, USA, and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. One of Rotary’s focuses is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education …

The Last Straw: Observing World Environment Day

By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Immediate Past Chair of Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) How can you best celebrate World Environment Day, today June 5?  The 2018 theme for this year’s United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP) event is Beat Plastic Pollution.  Celebrate in your home, your club and your community by reducing the role of single-use …

Make new friends through a Rotary Fellowship at the Toronto Convention

By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary offers endless opportunities to connect with others who share similar passions within your club and district. However, there are many opportunities to connect with members globally as well. Rotary Fellowships provide a great way to make new friends around the world and enhance your Rotary experience. Rotary Fellowships are international, independently …

Partner for success at the Multi-Club Workshop

By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop The search for international partners and funding is a particularly challenging step to implementing large scale global grants. Partnering with organizations with a common goal can help support projects. Through my experience with the Multi-Club Workshop, I’ve had the …

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 …

Peace building conversations that can lead to connecting communities

By Scott R. Martin, 2017 Rotary Peace Fellow and Founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International As my Rotary Peace Fellowship came to a close in Bangkok, I was already planning my next steps but I had no idea how quickly the plan would unfold. I took three major lessons from my peace education: The …