Learn about initiatives for the 2021-22 Rotary year

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Welcome to the new Rotary year!  With each new Rotary year, a new theme, President, and set of initiatives are announced. Elected for the 2021-22 term, Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta is a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India. You can learn about his theme, … More Learn about initiatives for the 2021-22 Rotary year

Rotary Friendship Exchange knows no borders

By Živilė Savickaitė, 2020-21 Rotary Friendship Exchange for District 1462, Lithuania, and Charter President of Rotary Club Vilnius Vytis The 2020 pandemic has been a difficult challenge for everyone in every corner of the world. Even though the virus closed many doors with people locked down at home, online solutions provided new opportunities for safe … More Rotary Friendship Exchange knows no borders

Cycling through COVID-19

By: Jean-Luc Berger Chair The International Fellowship Cycling to Serve, was unable to organize and/or participate in the usual major events that are held annually: 4 Days, World Championships, and the Ride to End Polio in Tucson. However, COVID-19 brought out the imagination and creativity of cycling Rotarians, Rotaractors and their family members. Here are … More Cycling through COVID-19

Changing 2 Million Lives Together

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster response Thanks to the support of Rotary and Rotaract clubs around the world, ShelterBox has now supported more than 2 million people across 98 countries. Together, we have provided 2 million people with emergency shelter aid, essential items and training to help … More Changing 2 Million Lives Together

How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff During the pandemic, it is no secret that parents have faced a uniquely difficult situation – running households, coordinating at-home childcare while working or leaving the workforce, becoming teachers, and the like. Further complicating a difficult situation, most of these roles have moved to the home and are frequently … More How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home

Earth Day 

By Service and Engagement Staff Today we celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was started in 1970 and is held annually to demonstrate support for protection of the environment.   Rotarians and Rotaractors understand that the whole world is their backyard and this year’s Earth Day is especially meaningful. Starting in a few months on 1 July, 2021, the environment will officially be Rotary’s newest … More Earth Day 

Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff International Women’s Day is Monday, 8 March, 2021. In celebration of this day, the Service in Action blog will be posting several stories next week highlighting women and the unique opportunities they face. In celebration of International Women’s Day, you can learn how Rotary supports mothers and children as … More Celebrate International Women’s Day

Connecting the World through Rotary Friendship Exchange

By Rita Kalra, member of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Mid Town, India The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotary members and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out international activities … More Connecting the World through Rotary Friendship Exchange