Significant Achievement Award recognizes outstanding club projects

By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs staff For many Rotary clubs, service begins at home. Each year clubs take on numerous initiatives and conduct various projects to help address a significant need or problem in their community. Some of these outstanding projects are honored through the Significant Achievement Award. Last year, 207 clubs from more than 40 …

Cruising trips inspire fellowship and service

By Rhonda Whitton, Kardinia Rotary Club, Victoria, Australia; member and Online Content Manager of the Fellowship for Cruising Rotarians A few years ago, a group of Rotarians from the United Kingdom and Australia boarded a P&O cruise ship ready for an exciting vacation. When the group of Rotarians gathered for an onboard meeting advertised in …

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, …