Increasing clubs’ participation in international service projects

By Elva Heyge, District International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Kentville, (Nova Scotia) Canada When I was appointed as District International Service Chair (DISC) in District 7820, my first task was to reach out to the district’s leadership team to work collaboratively on a strategy to increase clubs’ involvement in projects. … More Increasing clubs’ participation in international service projects

Connecting virtually at the Ecuador Project Fair

By Amparo Albuja, member of the Rotary Club of Quito, Ecuador After fourteen years of hosting our annual Ecuador Project Fair where local clubs’ projects were presented to Rotarians from the United States, Canada and Europe, lifelong friendships have been built and a huge number of projects have been successfully carried out with the support of … More Connecting virtually at the Ecuador Project Fair

Developing international friendships through the Open World Program

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

Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia

By David Alexander, District 9810’s International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Manningham, Australia When our club first met with partnering clubs to discuss a global grant project to bring clean water to a remote municipality in Timor-Leste in partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia, the challenges seemed insurmountable. The Rotary … More Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia

Join service-related July breakout sessions

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Thousands of Rotary and Rotaract members around the world came together in late June for the first-ever Rotary Virtual Convention to connect, learn, and share their passion for doing good in the world. Through the general and featured breakout sessions, members connected with the family of Rotary to discover … More Join service-related July breakout sessions

Rotaractors unite to support ocean conservation

By Giovanni Cappa, member of the Rotaract Club of Pavia, Italy Two Rotaract districts on two continents, Italy and Africa, joined forces to help defend the oceans. Over several months, Rotaract members from District 2050, Italy and District 9150, Africa worked with pharmaceuticals and industry professionals to collect medications and medical instruments to be brought … More Rotaractors unite to support ocean conservation

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

Join us in Peru for our first project fair

By Jessica Liñán, District 4455 Community Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Centenario de San Borja, Peru Connecting through Rotary gives you many opportunities to support a developing country, community, and people. A few months ago, our District Governor, Daniel Salas, asked some members how we can connect our District 4455 (Peru) to … More Join us in Peru for our first project fair

Creating partnerships in Russia through the Multi-Club Workshop

By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop Another Multi-Club Workshop (MCW) has just ended! We hosted the 13th MCW in Moscow to encourage Russian clubs to get involved in global grants as international partners. District 2223 hosted the event to help local clubs become more involved … More Creating partnerships in Russia through the Multi-Club Workshop