Rotary International is excited to announce the chartering of three new Rotary International Fellowships: Friends of Alsace, Pickleball, and Urban Gardening. … More New Friends of Alsace, Pickleball, and Urban Gardening fellowships
By Jessica Liñán, District 4455 grants subcommittee chair and member of the TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers Thinking to connect our communities, encourage friendship, and foster international partnerships, we decided to continue with our virtual Project Fair this year. I remember February 2020 when we decided to host our first Project Fair in Peru and … More Use your passion to make an impact at the Inka Project Fair
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff During August we’re celebrating Membership and New Club Development Month. Our surveys have confirmed that the main reasons our members join and stay with Rotary are community service and friendship. That makes this month the perfect time of year to learn more about how to further engage with our … More What motivates Rotary members?
By Marcos Anselmo Ferreira Franco, ITFR President 2020-22, PGD 2010-11 District 4420 2-5 December is a landmark in the history of the International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians (ITFR).. During this time, 19 Brazilian Rotarian tennis players and their families held the 8th ITFR Brazilian Championship, to keep the flame of fellowship alive, one of the … More ITFR: Tennis, fellowship and projects, without Covid-19
By Carolyn Feuille, District 5190 International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Nevada City, California In September 2014, when my Rotary Club of Nevada City decided to apply for the Open World program and host a visiting delegation from Kazakhstan in 2015, we really didn’t know what we were getting into. … More Developing international friendships through the Open World Program
By Pam Harrison, past District 7810 District Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair, Canada In 2019, my District 7810 (Canada/USA) decided to arrange a Rotary Friendship Exchange with District 2380 (Sweden) to take place in May 2020. Rotary Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting … More Building new Rotary friendships during a pandemic
By Natalia Sineaeva-Pankowska, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Europe Coordinator of the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association, and member of NEVER AGAIN Association From Poland, Sweden, France, and Spain to Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan, from the Phillipines and Bangladesh to Iraq, Bolivia and Mexico, from Ukraine to Cyprus and the UK – the … More Imagine…everyone living life in peace
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather an invitation to endless opportunities. Acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need help. Rotary Opens Opportunities, everything you do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere. Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their … More Rotary Opens Opportunities
By Grant Hocking, Past District Governor and member of the Rotary Club of Woodend, Australia Restrictions due to COVID-19 have challenged our communities, our clubs and ourselves. As an Australian, I feel proud of our response and results in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and Rotary members can feel proud of the way we have … More Is it safe to resume in-person meetings?
By Lee Denlinger, International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians Global Chair The International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians (IFRM) has been meeting regularly online to prepare and present virtual choral performances. Members receive rehearsal material (musical score, a recording of accompaniment and vocal parts) in advance, and then they come together from their respective homes via Zoom … More Bringing people together through music