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

How to build international partnerships and make new friends

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month in August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary is a global community of 1.2 million members who share similar values and want to make the world a better place. Your Rotary membership … More How to build international partnerships and make new friends

Ecuador Project Fair leads to a long-term international partnership

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Dr. Vasanth Prabhu from the Rotary Club of Central Chester County (Lionville) in the United States and Galo Alfonso Betancourt Criollo from the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa in Ecuador have been working together on humanitarian projects for over ten years. They first met at the District 4400 (Ecuador) … More Ecuador Project Fair leads to a long-term international partnership

A look inside the Uniendo America Project Fair

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the Uniendo America Project Fair. Uniendo America is the original project fair, started 25 years ago by Rotarians from the United States and Central America to support projects in Central America. The annual event, organized by Districts 4240 … More A look inside the Uniendo America Project Fair

Rotary members gathered in Italy for the 12th Multi-Club Workshop

By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop The 12th Multi-Club Workshop (MCW) in Italy brought together over 200 Rotary members representing 72 clubs from eight districts across six countries. Each year, the Multi-Club Workshop brings together members to propose and plan projects to implement together, while … More Rotary members gathered in Italy for the 12th Multi-Club Workshop

Rotary Service at the Toronto Convention

Thousands of Rotary members gathered in Toronto this week for the 2018 Rotary International Convention to share ideas, find inspiration, and reconnect with old and new friends. In the House of Friendship, members had the opportunity to network with fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors, Rotary’s partners, service projects, Rotary Project Fairs and learn from the expertise of Rotarian Action … More Rotary Service at the Toronto Convention

East Africa’s first project fair

By Dale Knight, Member of the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati, California, USA Rotary project fairs are the best way for Rotarians to meet each other, develop long-term friendships and working relationships. During a fair, international visitors have the opportunity to learn about local projects while experiencing culture and fellowship. My first time attending a … More East Africa’s first project fair

Project Fairs as a catalyst to international service

By David H. Griggs, member of the E-Club of Lake Atitlán-Panajachel, Guatemala A District International Service Chair recently wrote to me about his struggle to get his clubs more involved in international projects. My response to him was to keep working at it – getting a club involved in international service can be a challenge. … More Project Fairs as a catalyst to international service