Rotary’s Fellowships: Saving our History, Serving the World

By Jesse Davis, Rotary Grants staff With June coming to a close, we hope you enjoyed our selection of unique stories from different Rotary Fellowships about the service activities they undertake, enhanced by their member’s shared interests and expertise. As we have seen throughout the month, service comes in a variety of formats. In some …

Fellowship helps reduce mother and child mortality rates in India

By Past District Governor Dr. Himansu Basu, Rotary District 1120, and founder of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors Getting started Rotary’s Future Vision Pilot Plan gave members of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors, all OB/GYN specialists, inspiration and opportunities to participate in high impact, sustainable programmes. CALMED (Collaborative Action in Lowering of Maternity …

Skiing Fellowship supports disabled athletes

By Tony Sheer, Rotary Club of Sorrento, Victoria, Australia and International Chair of the International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians  This January, the "best in a decade" snow came just in time for our annual International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarian’s North American gathering in Winter Park, Colorado, USA.  The area, which received around 4 feet of …

Mariners support education along the shores of Lake Victoria

By Peter Kasango, Bweyogerere-Namboole Rotary Club and member of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians The Buvuma Islands are a chain of more than fifty islets located a few kilometers off the northern shore of Lake Victoria; the main island, Buvuma, measures about 200 square-miles (517 km²) with a population of nearly 20,000 people. The area …

Passion for the friendly skies fosters international service partnerships

By PDG Michael Graves MD CFIG, member of Rotary Club of Plainview, TX, USA, and World President of International Fellowships of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) Summer of 1990 found me in Washington and Oregon with my young family and some new friends.  Those new friends, International Fellowships of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) members from all over the …

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, …