Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier Philippines

Krista Ryanne O. Palabrica, Member of Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier [Note from the editor: This letter was submitted to RI’s 2020 Interact Award and has been published with permission from the author.] I am not leader material. This was my immediate thought when our first ever Leadership Training Program – unofficially named … More Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier Philippines

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

By Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International During these unprecedented times, we are all experiencing moments of panic, fear, scarcity, and uncertainty, and conflict seems inevitable. But conflict is not inherently bad; it is simply an expression of our diversity – diverse needs, perspectives, and possibilities. Conflict is natural; violence … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

Newly recognized Rotary Action Group for Refugees

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration We are living through a refugee crisis which is only likely to get worse in the long run. The latest global report by UNHCR, the United Nations agency for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), estimates that in 2019, 79.5 million … More Newly recognized Rotary Action Group for Refugees

Use your professional expertise to guide clubs’ projects

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Do you have professional experience or specialized technical skills? Are you a project manager, engineer, health care professional, educator, lawyer, accountant, etc.? If yes, you can offer your skills to local Rotary clubs and help develop service projects with greater impact. Rotary is an organization rich with many resources … More Use your professional expertise to guide clubs’ projects

Fighting Alzheimer’s with a Walk

By 2020-2021 Club President Jamie Wibbenmeyer, Rotary Club of Plymouth Foothills, California It all began in April 2020, when I, as club president-elect, attended Rotary PETs training and had the “AHAH Moment”. Watching the impact of Alzheimers on a good friend, Lacy, and her spouse, Tom, a fellow Rotarian, brought about the idea of doing a fundraising project … More Fighting Alzheimer’s with a Walk

Learn from experts about solar refrigeration to safely store vaccines and system-wide solutions to food waste

By Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) Through End Polio Now, Rotary members have worked passionately to ensure that children in the most remote corners of the world get vaccinated. Now, to help Rotarians and Rotaractors respond to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ESRAG Renewable Energy Task Force is hosting a webinar where experts will explain … More Learn from experts about solar refrigeration to safely store vaccines and system-wide solutions to food waste

Connect with Rotary’s peacebuilding ambassadors

By Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association In 1921, at its 12th annual convention in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rotary vowed “to aid in the advancement of international peace” when it amended the objects, or goals, of the organization.  Nearly a century later, The Rotary Representative Network is a group of Rotarians from diverse backgrounds who represent Rotary … More Connect with Rotary’s peacebuilding ambassadors

Keys to successful basic education and literacy projects

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff According to UNESCO data, nearly 1.6 billion learners worldwide, representing 94% of the student population, have been impacted by closure of schools due to COVID-19. Although many students will be able to return to their classrooms once the pandemic is over, UNESCO projects 24 million learners to face prolonged … More Keys to successful basic education and literacy projects

Building international partnerships during a pandemic

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Finding meaningful service opportunities and impactful projects to support is already a daunting task, which feels immensely more challenging while need grows during the global pandemic. Getting involved in international service can often be a challenge, especially during a pandemic when international travel is limited. Support your club with … More Building international partnerships during a pandemic