Quality Education and Literacy Changes Lives

By Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group “Reading changed my life,” declared the twelve-year-old boy from the back row of the class. This reaction was in response to asking students what they thought about the books that Rotary club and district programs provided to their classrooms in rural Guatemala. … More Quality Education and Literacy Changes Lives

Empower leaders, strengthen communities, and grow Rotary

By Zuhal Sharp, Service and Networking Programs Senior Specialist, RI Staff  The Rotary Community Corps (RCC) program empowers communities to address their own needs through sustainable service initiatives. Since 1986, when the program was first created, RCCs have strengthened communities in South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. While there are … More Empower leaders, strengthen communities, and grow Rotary

Applauding outstanding service in Rotaract

By Molly Friend, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Rotary International is thrilled to showcase Rotaract service projects from around the world for the 2022 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. The awarded projects were evaluated by RI’s Rotaract Committee and RI staff for their sustainability, impact in Rotary’s areas of focus, project promotion, and collaboration with local … More Applauding outstanding service in Rotaract

Five formative years of Interact: My Rotary journey

By Hannah Shin, member of the North Allegheny Interact Club and member of the Inaugural Rotary International Interact Advisory Council As an Interact leader, volunteer, and fan of five years, I am filled to the brim with love for Rotary and Interact, especially as I reflect upon how these communities and experiences have permanently impacted … More Five formative years of Interact: My Rotary journey

Rotary members and Rotarian dentists support dental hygiene in their communities

By Christophe Courjon. This article originally appeared in Rotary Mag, the French regional magazine. Disease prevention and treatment is one of Rotary International’s areas of focus, but dental hygiene, which plays an important role in the well-being of the individual, is sometimes forgotten. This is the reason why Rotary clubs take action all over the … More Rotary members and Rotarian dentists support dental hygiene in their communities

Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

One of your club members, a well-known local business owner and an active participant in your club’s community service projects, has been sharing inflammatory political posts on their personal social media. Community members know that this person is a vocal and active member of your club, and over the past few weeks, their social media … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

As your club’s service chair, you lead a discussion in your weekly meeting about what projects your club should plan for the upcoming year. Long-time members mention that you already run an annual fundraiser that benefits a local food bank and they’d like to continue the tradition. However, your club has gained several new members … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

2021 Interact Award Winner: Learning through service

By Isabelle Oh and Meththa Sumanasekara, Balwyn High School Interact Committee, Australia Editor’s note: this essay was submitted to Rotary International’s 2021 Interact Awards. Walking down Flinders Street, the constant banging of coins echoed in my ear. I took in a sharp breath as the harsh clinking carried on, before it was lost to the … More 2021 Interact Award Winner: Learning through service