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
By Ana Cutter Patel, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University (2016) On 27 June, Rotary Peace Fellows (RPFs) will convene for a 24-hour global cyber conference Envisioning the World After the Great Pause. The event will feature the perspectives of Rotary Peace Fellows and their colleagues that are leading the efforts to respond to the … More What will the world look like after the pandemic?
By Brett Morey, Founder & Chair of Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship (SURF) What a wild few weeks it has been. In times like these, what connects us all is hope. Hope creates joy and that truly binds us as the family of Rotary. We are also very much aware that in these uncertain times, as … More Continuing to stay united
By Imelda Mercedes Medina, MD, MPH, Member of Rotary Club of Doral, USA and Chair of the Rotarian Public Health Fellowship; Adán Amaya, MD, Member of el Club Rotario de Leon, Nicaragua and Rotaract District 4240 Representative; Irela Pizarro, Member of el Club Rotaract de Leon, Nicaragua; Jorge Aleman, MD, MPH, Member of el Club … More Rotaractors from Nicaragua upholding children’s rights amidst COVID-19 pandemic
By Erin Thomas, Magdalena Zurita, Wes Hedden, Yung Nietschke and ElsaMarie D’Silva, Rotary Peace Fellows and Provisional Board of Directors for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association At the Rotary Peace Symposium and Peace Fellow Conference in June in Germany, 80 Rotary Peace Fellows had the opportunity to come together and share our work, insights … More Working together for peace
By Dr. Matthijs van den Adel, President of the Antique Classic & Historic Automobile World Fellowship (ACHAFR) Last year, the Antique Classic & Historic Automobile World Fellowship (ACHAFR) celebrated its 30th anniversary making us among the oldest fellowships of Rotary. With nearly 600 members, it is well represented worldwide. ACHAFR and its national chapters organize … More Petrolheads in Action in Italy
By Pam Harrison, District 7810 Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair, Canada I had the great joy of leading a Rotary Friendship Exchange to Brazil (in the new District 4751) from my District 7810 in Canada. We were greeted by our hosts at the airport and from there it was non-stop fun with our fellow Rotary members. … More Making new Rotary friends
By Rotary Service and Engagement We’re celebrating our members and their clubs — and all the good they do around the world — during Membership and New Club Development Month in August. One way you can celebrate your membership is by getting involved in the many activities and programs available to you as a member … More Engaging with Rotary to enhance your membership experience
By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer In May, I had the opportunity to observe an Open World Program prepared by the Rotary clubs of Homer-Kachemak Bay and Anchorage International in Alaska. Clubs hosted a Russian delegation of six participants for an eight-day program focused on “Regional Economic Development with emphasis on Sustainable Fishery and … More Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program