Rotary Fellowships: service inspired by passion

By Jesse Davis, Rotary Programs staff Throughout the month of June, in honor of Rotary Fellowships month, we will share unique stories from different Rotary Fellowships about the service activities they are undertaking, enhanced by their member’s shared interests and expertise. Rotary Fellowships empower their members to pursue their passions and connect with new friends in …

20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee

By Jesse Allerton, Rotary Programs staff Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world: women there have a 1 in 23 lifetime risk of dying in childbirth. In 2010, a five-year Rotary pilot project concluded in the rural northern states of Kaduna and Kano Nigeria. Led by the Rotarian Action …

Register for the Lifecycle of a Service Project Webinar: Evaluation and Promotion

Lifecycle of a Service Project (Part 5):  Evaluation and Promotion We are pleased to present the final installment of the five-part Lifecycle of a Service Project webinar series to support the Rotary family in producing sustainable service projects. The series has highlighted different strategies, best practices, and Rotary resources available to help clubs and districts undertake successful, …

From Poverty to Winning a National Gymnastics Competition

By Divya Wodon and Naina Wodon, Interact Club of Washington International School, and Quentin Wodon, Rotary Club of Washington, Washington D.C., USA, and the TRF Cadre of Technical Advisors. Maria Nelly Pavisich has been a Rotarian for more than two decades. She has led international projects including a new $151,500 global grant approved by The Rotary …

Rotary Family Health Days bring preventative health services to more than 350,000 in Africa

By Jesse Allerton, Rotary Programs staff After tragically losing her son to AIDS in 1994, Marion Bunch, a member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia, USA, resolved to help other children with HIV. Ten years later, Marion founded Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, Inc. (RFHA), a Rotarian Action Group helping clubs and …

Microloans, the single largest anti-poverty tool?

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs. Original interview aired 1 April 2014 on Calgary West's News Radio 770 Past District Governor Steve Rickard, District 5360, Canada, founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance & Community Development (RAGM), talks to Angela Kokott, host of Calgary Today, the afternoon radio program on Southern Alberta's talk show powerhouse, NEWS TALK 770 (CHQR) about …