Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award: Embracing diversity

By Kholiwe Mkandawire, RI Staff Through Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFEs), we experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service opportunities while building life-long friendships. The Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award showcases memorable exchanges around the world. The 2021-22 award theme was Embracing Diversity. Participants were asked … More Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award: Embracing diversity

Rotary Friendship Exchange knows no borders

By Živilė Savickaitė, 2020-21 Rotary Friendship Exchange for District 1462, Lithuania, and Charter President of Rotary Club Vilnius Vytis The 2020 pandemic has been a difficult challenge for everyone in every corner of the world. Even though the virus closed many doors with people locked down at home, online solutions provided new opportunities for safe … More Rotary Friendship Exchange knows no borders

ITFR: Tennis, fellowship and projects, without Covid-19

By Marcos Anselmo Ferreira Franco, ITFR President 2020-22, PGD 2010-11 District 4420 2-5 December is a landmark in the history of the International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians (ITFR). During this time, 19 Brazilian Rotarian tennis players and their families held the 8th ITFR Brazilian Championship, to keep the flame of fellowship alive, one of the … More ITFR: Tennis, fellowship and projects, without Covid-19

Celebrating 25 years of outstanding Rotaract service

By Erika Emerick Rotaract is a global movement of young leaders improving their communities, building relationships, and developing professional skills. For the past 25 years, Rotary International has asked Rotaract clubs around the world to nominate their top service projects to the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. The Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards is an opportunity for … More Celebrating 25 years of outstanding Rotaract service

Rotary supports child and maternal health 

By Service & Engagement Staff Maternal and child care is one of Rotary’s main causes. Rotary makes health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. It is estimated that close to 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health … More Rotary supports child and maternal health 

Brazil clubs help kids develop a love of reading

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs. Original article featured in March 2013 Rotary Leader Determined to reverse the region’s falling literacy rates, 12 clubs from District 4420, Brazil, worked together to establish Project READ (Reading and Education Center) to set up reading rooms for children in underserved communities. With the assistance of a Rotary district grant, … More Brazil clubs help kids develop a love of reading

Brazilian Rotary clubs provide lifesaving services for newborn babies

By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment I asked the mother what the child’s name was and she answered “Felipe”. I told her one of my best friends was Brazilian and his name was Felipe. She gave me an enormous hug and kiss on the … More Brazilian Rotary clubs provide lifesaving services for newborn babies