By Logan Johnson, Youth Exchange and Youth Protection Staff After a two-year hiatus, Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE), Rotary’s exchange program for students aged 15-19, has resumed in-person exchanges. As we came to terms with the realities of the pandemic in early 2020, new in-person exchanges were paused indefinitely. With the development and distribution of vaccines … More In-person Rotary Youth Exchange is back!
By Amparo Albuja, member of the Rotary Club of Quito, Ecuador After fourteen years of hosting our annual Ecuador Project Fair where local clubs’ projects were presented to Rotarians from the United States, Canada and Europe, lifelong friendships have been built and a huge number of projects have been successfully carried out with the support of … More Connecting virtually at the Ecuador Project Fair
By Rita Kalra, member of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Mid Town, India The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotary members and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out international activities … More Connecting the World through Rotary Friendship Exchange
By Dale Knight, Member of the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati, California, USA Rotary project fairs are the best way for Rotarians to meet each other, develop long-term friendships and working relationships. During a fair, international visitors have the opportunity to learn about local projects while experiencing culture and fellowship. My first time attending a … More East Africa’s first project fair
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff February is Rotary’s Peace and Conflict Resolution Month, a great time to take action in promoting peace worldwide. Rotary offers a variety of programs that allow members to discover new cultures, exchange ideas, promote global understanding, and develop leaders who become catalysts for peace. Here are a few ways you … More Rotary programs offer opportunities to advance world peace
By Azka Asif, Rotary Service Connections Staff International service opportunities allow members to make new friends around the world while empowering a community in need. What is one way to dive into international service? By attending a project fair! Project fairs are the perfect way to make a global impact. Project fairs are regionally hosted … More Are you ready to make a global impact?
By Franco Clemente, Rotary E-Club of Rom@.it and Chair of the Italian Culture Worldwide Rotarian Fellowship My first encounter with Rotary Fellowships was in 1993 when the Magna Graecia Fellowship hosted their annual tour in South Italy. This was the first time I met Rotarians from around the world and enjoyed their fellowship. In 1994, … More Fostering international understanding through Rotary Fellowships
By David Griggs, member of the Rotary E-Club of Lake Atitlán-Panajachel, Guatemala The Rotary clubs in Central America are divided into two groups: District 4240 with the countries of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, and District 4250 with Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. Each year, the two districts participate in a joint Project Fair, … More Reflections from the 2016 Uniendo America y Project Fair in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
By Leonardo de Angelis, 2013-2016 District Rotary Foundation Chair, District 2072 (Italy) Dear friends, Registration is now open for the 10th annual Multi-Club Workshop, scheduled for 7-11 September 2016 in Palermo, Italy. Similar to project fairs, Rotarian friends are invited to come learn about European service projects in need of support at our September event. Join … More Foster service partnerships and new friendships at the 10th annual European project fair
By Wendy Ayestas, District 4250; Chair of the Uniendo America Project Fair 2016 Projects fairs are the basis of new relationships for Rotary clubs engaged in helping their communities develop and cover basic needs that have not yet been met. Imagine communities with schools lacking learning materials, hungry and shoeless students walking miles to attend … More Immerse yourself in international service by attending the Uniendo America Project Fair