Forming international service partnerships at the Colombia Project Fair

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

Rotary Day celebrates partnerships for service

By Past President Linus Okezie EZE, Rotary Community Corps, Service Chair for District 9142 in Nigeria The Rotary Club of Eziama-Sunrise located in Nigeria partnered with the Rotary Community Corps of Amaokwe Item to host a Rotary Day to celebrate the opening of the Amaokwe Item Women Skill Acquisition and Development Centre. The celebration also … More Rotary Day celebrates partnerships for service

Rotary and ShelterBox inspire young volunteers to take action

By James Bolton, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland in collaboration with ShelterBox Organizations such as Rotary and our project partners ShelterBox may have an adult profile, but the momentum is growing among a younger generation to create the next big humanitarian wave. ShelterBox had its origins in the Rotary movement 18 years ago, and now … More Rotary and ShelterBox inspire young volunteers to take action

How to build peace locally: 3 tools for Rotarians

By Summer Lewis, Rotary-IEP Partnership Coordinator When you think about peace, do you think about actions, like how peace is lived and practiced? Are you seeing images of violence and war and thinking peace is the “opposite” of that? Actually, there is no one right way to define peace. There are many ways to work … More How to build peace locally: 3 tools for Rotarians

Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

By Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mary Holcomb, and Mark Gibson, Members of the Rotary Club of Barrington Breakfast, Illinois, USA At 54%, Guatemala has the highest malnutrition index in children younger than 5 years of age and has the highest chronic malnutrition index in Latin America and the Caribbean. Malnutrition in children increases the risk … More Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

Why Peace Corps and Rotary are the perfect fit

By Erica Brouillette, President of the Falls Church Rotary Club, Virginia, United States and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia from 2007- 2009, teaching environmental conservation and awareness to youth aged 10-16 in the small village of Aygut. I taught in an after school program with the amazing … More Why Peace Corps and Rotary are the perfect fit

Three new Rotarian Action Groups to assist with Rotary projects

The RI Board of Directors recently recognized three new Rotarian Action Groups. Each of these RAGs  have a unique area of expertise and is available to provide any support that Rotarians may seek regarding their areas of specialty: Disaster Assistance Disaster Network of Assistance Rotarian Action Group (DNA RAG) DNA RAG will develop an interactive … More Three new Rotarian Action Groups to assist with Rotary projects

Honoring World Food Day through the Rotary network

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Programs staff On 16 October, World Food Day, Rotary had the privilege of hosting a Twitter chat with prominent food experts to exchange ideas on effectively addressing hunger, malnutrition, and food waste. Experts from Rotary First Harvest, the Global FoodBanking Network, and the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group provided great … More Honoring World Food Day through the Rotary network

Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 3

10 tips for securing resources for a successful service project By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff Imagine this scenario: your club has conducted a community assessment and identified which needs should be targeted through a service project, you have put together a project plan, and now you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get … More Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 3