Rotary clubs provide access to learning resources during pandemic

By Wilf Wilkinson, RI President 2007-2008 With more than 90 million students globally locked out of schools by the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of parents have been forced into the role of educator. Many are fearful, unsure and even feeling guilty that they will not succeed. The Rotary Club of Belleville in Ontario, Canada and District … More Rotary clubs provide access to learning resources during pandemic

Ways to serve your community during the pandemic

By Jeff Smith, District 7170 Community Service Chair, United States Our district and clubs are taking action during this pandemic to support each other and our communities. Many communities have embarked on recovery strategies which tend to follow three distinct phases: response (0 to 6 months), recovery (3 to 12 months) and resiliency (12 to … More Ways to serve your community during the pandemic

Supporting frontline workers in the Philippines

By Flordeliza Castro Ampatuan, District 3820 Community Service Chair and Assistant Regional Public Image Coordinator for Zone 10B, Philippines To help slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Metro Manila area and Luzon archipelago, the Philippine government enforced a community quarantine on 16 March, 2020. The exact numbers of healthcare workers, particularly doctors … More Supporting frontline workers in the Philippines

Facilitating peace in local communities

By Maiden Manzanal-Frank, Rotary Peace Fellow In 2015, I completed my Rotary Peace Fellowship in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Peace and conflict resolution provided another layer of perspective I needed to be more adaptive and effective in my work with communities and organizations. After my Rotary Peace Fellowship, I moved … More Facilitating peace in local communities

Adding environmentally sustainability to global grants

By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Member of the Rotary Club of Madison, Wisconsin, USA and Director of Communications for the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) To be awakened by a morning bird song, enjoy a plastic-free shore, marvel at the migration of Monarch butterflies, be calmed by a forest grove, or quench my thirst with … More Adding environmentally sustainability to global grants

Petrolheads in Action in Italy

By Dr. Matthijs van den Adel, President of the Antique Classic & Historic Automobile World Fellowship (ACHAFR) Last year, the Antique Classic & Historic Automobile World Fellowship (ACHAFR) celebrated its 30th anniversary making us among the oldest fellowships of Rotary. With nearly 600 members, it is well represented worldwide. ACHAFR and its national chapters organize … More Petrolheads in Action in Italy

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