By Steven Kirby, member of the Rotary Club of Hercules, California, USA In an effort to expand Rotarian involvement in international service, my District 5160’s International Service Chair (DISC) introduced a new grant opportunity for clubs to attend a project fair. Clubs could apply for $2000 USD grants for selected club members to attend a … More Forming international service partnerships at the Colombia Project Fair
This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month throughout August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary is founded on the ideal Service Above Self. It’s rooted within our guiding principles and at the core of club activity. Every day, you take … More Service project resources to take projects to the next level
By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop In 2007, the Rotary clubs of Ravenna in Italy and Stockholm Strand in Sweden decided to meet in Stockholm with other clubs to plan projects they could implement together while promoting fellowship and experiencing a new culture. They called … More Attend the 12th Multi-Club Workshop in Matera, Italy
By Greg Batz, a member of the Rotary Club of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA Twelve years ago I was invited by a fellow Rotarian from a neighboring club to chauffer a delegation of Russian judges to the federal court house in Minneapolis for a tour and meetings on a Friday morning. Little did I … More Open World Program promotes global understanding
By Chelsea Mertz and Rebecca Hirschfeld, Rotary Service staff Does your club want to try a new type of service project or want to find a project in another region to partner on and are not sure where to start? The Project Lifecycle Kit tools can help with all your service project needs. These online … More Start a new service project today!
As we head into the new year, we’re taking a look at back at 2016. Here are your five favorite stories from this past year (based on views): Rotary offers many programs that allow you to engage with fellow members and make new connections outside your club and district. Learn how to make the most of … More Your favorite stories from 2016
By Dr. John Philips, Past District Governor of District 1040 and Chairman International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors Natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes bring the best out of Rotarians. We roll up our sleeves, rattle tins, raise money and deliver support, care and assistance. When a Rotarian colleague recently told me he was disappointed … More West Africa Project Fair exhibits the power of Rotary
By Beth Keck, member of the Rotary Club of Bentonville, AR, USA, and member of RI’s Vocational Service Committee My club does not have a vocational service committee. However, last year when I surveyed my colleagues, it became apparent that the concept of vocational service is deeply integrated into the fabric of our club. My … More Bringing vocational service to life through club projects
By Ellina Kushnir, RI Programs staff RI President K.R. Ravindran challenges us to use our gifts – talents, knowledge, abilities, and efforts – to make a genuine impact through fellowship and service activities. Through our Rotary network, we have access to many resources to plan projects using our skills, expertise, and passions to improve communities … More How will you Be a Gift to the World this year?