Tapping into our network of experts

By Kiki Melonides, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  Passion and dedication to service unite Rotary and Rotaract members worldwide. Rotary is rich with energy, and rich with diverse members from all professional backgrounds representing hundreds of cultures, customs and traditions. But clubs don’t always have the professional skills amongst their members to design and implement … More Tapping into our network of experts

Saving lives through blood drives

By Jean-Claude Brocart, Rotary-Club Toulouse-Ovalie, District 1700, France, President of Rotary Action Group for Blood Donation (RAGBD) Did you know that each blood donation can save up to three lives? The different components of blood – red cells, plasma and platelets – can be donated to three different recipients. Rotary members in France wanted to … More Saving lives through blood drives

Increase your humanitarian impact and reach through Rotary Action Groups

By Celia Giay, Past RI Vice President; Chair, 2019-20 Networking and Service Groups Committee Through subject-matter expertise, resources, and connections they provide to clubs and districts, Rotary Action Groups increase Rotary’s service impact and reach around the world. Action Groups also offer members and participants opportunities to get involved in service beyond their local community, … More Increase your humanitarian impact and reach through Rotary Action Groups

Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia

By David Alexander, District 9810’s International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Manningham, Australia When our club first met with partnering clubs to discuss a global grant project to bring clean water to a remote municipality in Timor-Leste in partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia, the challenges seemed insurmountable. The Rotary … More Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia

6 ways to take action during Vocational Service Month

Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others acquire or refine skills and advance their professional opportunities. By bringing together people from diverse professions and backgrounds, Rotary recognizes the importance of all skills and occupations. A vibrant Rotary club reflects the … More 6 ways to take action during Vocational Service Month

Dolphins helping people with autism

By Past District Governor Richard Clarke, member of the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise-Courtenay, Canada We are accustomed to seeing some of our favorite animals such as dogs or horses providing support in therapeutic programs. Working with domesticated dolphins for therapy is uncommon and was certainly new for me when Rotary Foundation Trustee Per Hoyen, … More Dolphins helping people with autism