How will you Be the Inspiration in 2018-19?

By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary service transforms lives and communities. To achieve even more truly transformational service, RI President Barry Rassin encourages us to think differently about our role in Rotary, and Rotary’s role in the world during the 2018-19 year. Globally, Rotary is more relevant than ever before, and its potential for good … More How will you Be the Inspiration in 2018-19?

Rotary International Convention breakout sessions can enhance service projects

If you’re joining us at the 2016 Rotary International Convention, 28 May-1 June, plan to participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions. You’ll have a chance to learn from program experts, explore service opportunities, build new friendships, and connect with prospective project partners. Sessions will be held in the afternoons, 30 May-1 June. Service-oriented … More Rotary International Convention breakout sessions can enhance service projects

Empowering disabled teens and adults through Rotary Community Corps

By Kam Breitenbach, a member of the Rotary Club of Parker, Colorado, USA, and advisor to the Parker Rotary Community Corps In Douglas County, Colorado and many counties in the United States, the school district finishes educating those with disabilities when they turn 21 years of age. How can this population integrate into their community and … More Empowering disabled teens and adults through Rotary Community Corps

Presidential Citation celebrates vibrant clubs

By Cate Sauer, Rotary Programs staff Rotary’s distinguishing attributes include our dedication to honoring our history while continuing to evolve with modern advancements, respond to new trends, and capitalize off innovative opportunities. One of our long-standing traditions includes the RI President’s annual Presidential Citation, an inspirational roadmap of goals which guide our club and district … More Presidential Citation celebrates vibrant clubs

2016 Economic Development Presidential Conference to develop solutions for community growth

          By Past District Governor June Webber, District 9350;  Chair of the Economic Development Presidential Conference host organizing committee Rotary districts of Southern Africa invite Rotarians from around the world to join the dialogue on economic development on Saturday, 27 February, in Cape Town, South Africa, where Rotary’s Presidential Conference on Economic Development … More 2016 Economic Development Presidential Conference to develop solutions for community growth

2016 Presidential Conference on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to help address WASH concerns

By PDG Chit Lijauco, District 3820; Member of the Presidential Conference on WASH organizing committee It’s interesting to watch how the same problem can manifest itself in different ways. Take water, for instance. As I visited different club projects when I was a district governor of District 3820, Philippines, I observed that water was a … More 2016 Presidential Conference on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to help address WASH concerns

2016 Presidential Peace Conference to unite leaders within Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution

By District Governor Rudy Westervelt, Rotary District 5330, Peace Conference Convener The Rotary World Peace Conference 2016, the first in the Presidential Conference Series jointly hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith, will focus on peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Imagine more than 3000 community and business leaders, … More 2016 Presidential Peace Conference to unite leaders within Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Celebrate International #LiteracyDay

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff Every year, International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide by bringing together governments, multi-and bi-lateral organizations, NGOs, the private sector, communities, teachers, learners and experts to recognize. Today, 8 September, International Literacy Day, we join the global community in celebrating the successful growth of literacy rates around the world. In honor of … More Celebrate International #LiteracyDay

2016 Presidential Conferences to highlight Rotary’s areas of focus

By Rotary Programs staff Rotary has become a global leader in helping address some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs. To highlight Rotary’s work in the areas of focus, RI President K.R. Ravindran and The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith are jointly convening a series of presidential conferences during the 2015-16 Rotary year. Between January … More 2016 Presidential Conferences to highlight Rotary’s areas of focus