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
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!
For the past 10 months, your club has been working with local health care providers to plan a back-to-school health fair. The three-day event will provide free services such as physical exams, dental cleanings, and vision tests to families with children age 18 and younger. Six months ago, a donor pledged to pay for all … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
By Madu Bishnu, Chair of the Rotary Fellowship of Rotarian Educators I joined Rotary in 1999 after 9 years of Rotaract. I’m currently a member of e-Club of Melbourne, Australia while residing in Kolkata, India. I joined my first Fellowship, the International Travel & Hosting Fellowship, in 2001, during the RI Convention in San Antonio, … More Keeping education close to our hearts
You are excited to embark on a Rotary Friendship Exchange in another country, organized by your district, and are looking forward to immersing yourself in the local culture. Once you arrive, you find out that your host team has prepared a surprise welcome dinner of local delicacies. You want to be respectful and show appreciation … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
By Keith Madden, Area of Focus Manager for the Environment On 5 June, join us in celebrating World Environment Day. With the environment as one of our area of focus, Rotary is committed to facing some of our greatest planetary challenges: the quickening pace of biodiversity loss and climate change, and the need for sustainable, … More World Environment Day 2022
By Lisa Cook, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff June is Rotary Fellowships month. This is a perfect time to explore your hobbies, interests, or profession by joining one of Rotary’s fellowships. Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of people who have a common interest. With more than 100 officially recognized fellowships, there are many ways to … More Expand your network through Rotary Fellowships
By Christina Sweeney, Rotary Service & Engagement staff If you’re joining us at the 2022 Rotary International Convention from 4-8 June in Houston, Texas, United States, get ready to hear inspirational speeches from keynote speakers, participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions, and make new friends in the House of Friendship. Read about a selection … More Discover new horizons in Houston
For the upcoming year, one of your club’s goals is to engage more young professionals. You’ve decided to host a mentorship meet and greet between current members of your club and community members who are just starting their careers. Some club members want to host the event in person to make it easier to network, … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
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