Evoking emotions through visual storytelling

By Sneha Saloni and the Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention “If you do not understand someone’s story, how would you understand someone’s pain?” Jurgen Marx (Badenhorst), a photographer from Pretoria, South Africa, has been chronicling people’s emotions during Rotary member-led public health programs to create a conversation about the importance of … More Evoking emotions through visual storytelling

Use your professional expertise for service 

By: Rotary Service & Engagement Staff  January is Vocational Service Month. This is an opportunity to think about how your club and district engages fellow Rotary and Rotaract members through their professional skills or vocations, and how they bring Rotary’s ideals into their workplace. In bringing together people from diverse professions and backgrounds, Rotary recognizes … More Use your professional expertise for service 

Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

A fellow club member is always promoting his company’s service to members at every meeting.  Your club wants to provide opportunities for business networking because you realize that it is a benefit of Rotary, but some members have been complaining of feeling pressured. What would you do? Every month, Rotary magazine showcases answers to an … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

Join the 7th annual Colombia Project Fair

By Jaime Corredor, Project Fair Chairman As in-person events slowly return and gathering together becomes possible once again, the Colombia Project Fair accepted the challenge of planning a hybrid fair from 3-5 February in Paipa, Colombia. Join us virtually or in-person to enjoy Colombia’s natural beauty, have fun with local hosts, and participate in international … More Join the 7th annual Colombia Project Fair

Your favorite stories from 2021

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff As 2021 comes to a close, let’s revisit the most popular Rotary Service in Action posts from this year: 5. In September, Kim Dixon, President of Partnering for Peace, announced Rotary-Peace Corps Week 20-26 September. Hosted with the support of Rotary International and the U.S. Peace Corps, this event celebrated ongoing … More Your favorite stories from 2021

Making connections with the Fellowship of Rotarian Genealogists

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Rotary Fellowships are a fun way to make new friends, enhance your Rotary experience, and find service opportunities through the topics you’re interested in. Fellowships are international, independently organized groups who have a common interest, passion, or profession. We asked Bill Harvey, President of the Fellowship of Rotarian Genealogists, to … More Making connections with the Fellowship of Rotarian Genealogists

Sharing joy during the holiday season

By Rotary Service & Engagement staff This holiday season, we’re grateful for the generosity and dedication of Rotary members. Amid the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, members are still finding innovative ways to make connections and serve their communities. Whether it’s providing meals and essentials to those in need, supporting public health efforts, or … More Sharing joy during the holiday season

Protecting health and saving lives through Rotary Fellowship

By Imelda Mercedes Medina, MD MPH Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Chair of the Rotarian Public Health Fellowship and President of Familias Unidas International, Inc. “The future is made of us, of our encounters … Everyone’s existence is deeply tied to that of others:  Life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions … More Protecting health and saving lives through Rotary Fellowship

Look outside the box: Tap into all your region’s expertise to develop a successful global grant

By Karen Parkhurst, member of the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club and District Resource Network, District 7120 (New York, United States) For the past four years, I’ve served as a global grant advisor in District 7120’s Resource Network (DRN). I’ve had the opportunity to not only mentor club members in my own district, but other clubs in … More Look outside the box: Tap into all your region’s expertise to develop a successful global grant

How shelter supports disease prevention

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox Disease prevention and treatment is at the very heart of Rotary. As Rotary’s partner in disaster response, ShelterBox is proud to be providing emergency shelter and other essential items to help families stay safe from disease when they have been displaced from their homes. Shelter plays a vital … More How shelter supports disease prevention