E-clubs pioneer innovative partnerships with local groups

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Programs staff Empowering community members to assess and address their own needs leads to the most effective and sustainable project outcomes. While we often hear about how traditional Rotary clubs work with community members to address local issues, e-clubs are also pioneering innovative approaches to partner with communities on hands-on projects. …

Rotary Community Corps of Parker celebrates five years of service and fellowship

By Kam Breitenbach, Rotary Club of Parker, CO, USA, and Rotary Community Corps (RCC) of Parker advisor Do you like to have fun, laugh, volunteer and eat with friends? I certainly do! Today, 20 January, the Rotary Community Corps (RCC) of Parker celebrates five years of friendship, fellowship, and service. This group is different from most …

Top stories from 2014

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1MxNmWM6DM To wind down 2014, we’re taking a look at the past year. Your five favorite stories (based on views): ShelterBox International Partnerships Manager Melissa Martins Casagrande recaps disaster relief accomplishments made possible through the Rotary-ShelterBox partnership. Monique Cooper-Liverpool, a member of the Rotary Club of Monrovia, Liberia, shares updates …

Happy holidays from Rotary Service Connections

By: Rotary Service Connections staff This holiday season, we want to take a moment and thank you for your countless contributions to improve communities near and far. Through our clubs, districts, and Rotary Community Corps, together we extend a warm smile and helping hand to our neighbors with fewer resources. In addition to year-round projects, …

Water, sanitation, hygiene presentations offer assistance with Rotary projects

By Bob Wubbena, Rotary Club of Olympia, WA, USA, and immediate past vice chair of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Last month, I had the pleasure of moderating a three part webinar series hosted jointly by Rotary and Wasrag about conducting more effective water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects. Each of the …

Rotary Friendship Exchanges build life-long friendships between Israel and Sweden

By Rotarian Ephraim Pri-Har, District 2490, Israel We were approached by District 2400, Sweden, almost a year ago and, after some correspondence, agreed for their team to visit our district on a Rotary Friendship Exchange in October 2014. Given the instability in Israel earlier this year, we were uncertain whether the exchange would come through, …