Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 1

10 tips for conducting a successful service project By Sheena Lilly, Rotary Membership staff During 2013-14, with the help of more than 35 Rotarian presenters, we hosted a Lifecycle of a Service Project webinar series to help you make lasting improvements in communities around the world. Thank you to the more than 2,400 folks who …

Preserving the Magic of our Natural Habitat

By Karen Kendrick-Hands, Co-Chair of the Going Green Fellowship Group, Rotary Club of Madison, WI, USA Wishing on a shooting star, prodding a caterpillar to unzip its feet, picking ripe berries without getting scratched, throwing pine needles on the campfire and watching them spark, and catching (and releasing) slippery bass: all this magic I share …

Promoting literacy by recognizing young authors

By Diana White, past district governor and member of Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, District 7020 It all started when my friend Past District Governor Donna Wallbank opened my eyes to the very successful nationwide youth programs run by Rotary across the UK. I was amazed and inspired by these competition-based programs, particularly “Young Writer”. …

Support international projects at the Ecuador Project Fair

By District Governor-elect Manuel Nieto, District 4440 Before arriving at the 2013 Ecuador Project Fair to find a new international project to support, David Dowd and Mike Quillen from the Rotary Club of Birmingham Sunrise, Alabama, USA, made a stop in Calhuasig to visit the completed water project they first began supporting during the 2012 …

ShelterBox and Rotary work together to assist flood-hit communities in the Balkans

By Melissa Martins Casagrande, ShelterBox staff, and Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff Following May flooding and landslides in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the Balkan region’s worst natural disasters in recent decades, ShelterBox response teams, with the support of Rotary club members, local fire departments and government agencies, have been providing vital aid …

Rotary Family Health Days showcase the power of Rotary and the impact of partnerships

By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment The fourth annual Rotary Family Health Days (RFHDs) took place throughout sub-Saharan Africa in April 2014, providing comprehensive health care services to the most vulnerable and underserved populations in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Lesotho, and Swaziland. RFHDs …

Service project in Nepal leads to greater good

By Divya Wodon and Naina Wodon, Interact Club of Washington International School, and Quentin Wodon, Rotary Club of Washington, Washington D.C., USA, TRF Cadre of Technical Advisors, and authors of Membership in Service Clubs: Rotary’s Experience. In 2009, after several years of planning, Neil Young from the Rotary Club of Towsontowne, Maryland, USA, traveled to …