Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

By Binod Khaitan, member of the Rotary Club of Central Calcutta, India The Rotary Club of Central Calcutta was chartered in August 1985 and seven years later, we sponsored a Rotary Community Corps (RCC) in the village of Baghati in West Bengal. RCC members worked with our club to plan and carry out projects in … More Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19

By Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) and member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton, Canada Rotary International has long committed access to safe water and sanitation as one of our Areas of Focus. The reality is that the majority of healthcare facilities in developing countries do … More The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19

Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

By Mehmet Yildiz, President of the Rotary Club of Bursa-Uludag, Turkey Aksu is a village 20 miles outside of Bursa, Turkey established in the 1300s. The village is small with a population of 216 men and 193 women. Most villagers earn their livelihood from fruit and vegetable farming. Over the years, many people moved out … More Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

Collaborating with community leaders for greater impact

By Sarah Odongo, member of the Rotary Club of Port Bell, Uganda It all started when members of our Rotary Club of Port Bell from District 9211 visited Kirombe, a nearby low income suburb of Kampala City, Uganda in 2009 where we were introduced to local residents, mainly women, who had formed a group of … More Collaborating with community leaders for greater impact

Forming international service partnerships at the Colombia Project Fair

By Steven Kirby, member of the Rotary Club of Hercules, California, USA In an effort to expand Rotarian involvement in international service, my District 5160’s International Service Chair (DISC) introduced a new grant opportunity for clubs to attend a project fair. Clubs could apply for $2000 USD grants for selected club members to attend a … More Forming international service partnerships at the Colombia Project Fair

Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience

By Rotary Service and Engagement We’re celebrating our members and their clubs — and all the good they do around the world — during Membership and New Club Development Month in August. One way you can celebrate your membership is by getting involved in the many activities and programs available to you as a member … More Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience

Leveraging our vocational skills to help disadvantaged youth succeed

By Quentin Wodon, Author of the Rotarian Economist Blog, President of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and Lead Economist at the World Bank In the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Capital City of the United States, more than 17,000 young adults ages 18 to 24 are considered disconnected from work and school. … More Leveraging our vocational skills to help disadvantaged youth succeed

Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 2

Understanding the Community By Mary Jo Jean-Francois, Area of Focus Manager Before implementing a project, you will want to get to know the community you will be working with.  Community assessment empowers people by giving them a voice in the process. This will ultimately lead to higher impact, longer lasting change in the community and … More Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 2