By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Cal Mann is semi-retired industrial designer leading a consulting firm. He has been a Rotarian since 2004, and member of California Rotary Clubs of La Jolla, Del Mar and Oakland. He has also served as director of his club’s Youth Service Committee overseeing Interact clubs, and served … More How Peace Corps can help expand the impact of Rotary clubs
By Jerry Olson, Rotary Community Corps chairman for District 3850 (Philippines) and past president of the Rotary Club of Metro Roxas Central Originally featured on Rotary Voices When then President-elect M.A.T. Caparas, the only RI president from the Philippines, introduced the Rotary Community Corps (RCC) program in 1985, I’ll bet he didn’t envision the effect it … More Making an impact through Rotary Community Corps
By Gregg Alexander, Rotary Club of Bozeman Sunrise For six years now the Bozeman Sunrise Rotary Club (Montana, USA) has provided home repair assistance to local residents through the Bozeman Fix-Up Festival. Giving preference to elderly and disabled homeowners, the Fix-Up Festival strives to provide home improvements to low-income residents that either can’t afford it … More Rotary service project unites an entire community
By: Tom Branum, Jr., District 6560 – Central Indiana, Past District Governor I’m now an Immediate Past District Governor, but mostly I’m back to being a “regular” Rotarian. A few years ago, I started my journey to become District Governor. A common question among my friends was “Why?” and “What do you want to do … More Rotary BetterTogether Conference: Rotarians strive to end hunger
Basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Over the years, we’ve helped make significant progress towards helping achieve the United Nationals Millennium Development Goals, especially within the basic education and literacy area of focus. According to a 2014 progress report, literacy rates among … More Committing to universal education during Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month
By David Bobanick, Mercer Island Rotary Club, Washington, USA; Chair of the Hunger & Malnutrition Rotarian Action Group; Executive Director of Rotary First Harvest Since joining Rotary First Harvest – a program of Rotary District 5030 (USA) in 2001, I have had the unique opportunity to help expand this program’s strategic impact at the local … More Rotarian-built network eliminates food waste, feeds hungry neighbors
By Jesse Allerton, Rotary Programs staff RI President Gary C.K. Huang is encouraging all Rotary members to Light Up Rotary in 2014-15 “by sharing our service, strengthening our clubs, and letting our light shine in our communities.” Hosting a Rotary Day is a great way for clubs to put the President’s theme into action. It’s … More How will you Light Up Rotary this year?