By Service and Engagement staff From immersive travel experiences with new friends to building a global community around shared passion or identities, to lending your expertise to help fellow clubs with their service goals – there’s something for everyone at Rotary! We’re celebrating Membership and New Club Development during August. Our members come to Rotary, … More Making the most of your global community
By KRP Sarathy, World Chair of the International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians When I joined the International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians (IFCR), my entire Rotary experience changed. The way it has connected me with others from across the Rotary world has been phenomenal. After joining Rotary in 2003-04, I chanced upon the International … More Cricket connected me to Rotary’s international community
By Lisa Cook, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff June is Rotary Fellowships month. This is a perfect time to explore your hobbies, interests, or profession by joining one of Rotary’s fellowships. Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of people who have a common interest. With more than 100 officially recognized fellowships, there are many ways to … More Expand your network through Rotary Fellowships
A fellow club member is always promoting his company’s service to members at every meeting. Your club wants to provide opportunities for business networking because you realize that it is a benefit of Rotary, but some members have been complaining of feeling pressured. What would you do? Every month, Rotary magazine showcases answers to an … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Rotary Fellowships are a fun way to make new friends, enhance your Rotary experience, and find service opportunities through the topics you’re interested in. Fellowships are international, independently organized groups who have a common interest, passion, or profession. We asked Bill Harvey, President of the Fellowship of Rotarian Genealogists, to … More Making connections with the Fellowship of Rotarian Genealogists
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 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
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 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 Reem Ghunaim, Rotary Peace Fellow, member of the Rotary Club of Portland, USA, Host of Together for Peace and Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Now more than ever, humanitarian response is essential to combat COVID-19. In response to the global quarantine, the Together for Peace series was born as … More Together for Peace