By Fergal McCarthy, Peace Programs Manager To mark International Day of Peace on 21 September, we are focusing on girl empowerment one of RI President Shekhar Mehta’s presidential initiatives. Equality is a fundamental human right, and a key element of many of the eight pillars of positive peace. It’s a prerequisite for the creation of a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Yet still today, girls and young women across the globe continue to endure inequities in all parts of … More Celebrate International Day of Peace – and support girl empowerment!
By: Rotary Service & Engagement staff Join 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack at one of Rotary’s three virtual preconventions, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention. Register today for the Virtual Preconventions and the Rotary Convention: Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace A key component of Rotary’s peacebuilding strategy, intercountry committees help clubs and districts … More Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!
By Amanda Sheombar It’s Saturday morning, the first day of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Suriname hosted in district 7030, and enthusiastic Rotary volunteers begin to arrive. All help is needed, since the facilitation and logistics of the three-day event fully relies on Rotary members. It’s my third consecutive year joining the Rotary Suriname team … More Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Suriname
By Erika Emerick Rotaract is a global movement of young leaders improving their communities, building relationships, and developing professional skills. For the past 25 years, Rotary International has asked Rotaract clubs around the world to nominate their top service projects to the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. The Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards is an opportunity for … More Celebrating 25 years of outstanding Rotaract service
By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff For 23 years, Rotary International has recognized high-impact, sustainable projects by Rotaract clubs with the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. This year, over 600 clubs and districts nominated their best local or international service projects. Six were chosen from these nominations as the best projects in their … More Celebrating Rotaract clubs
By Johnny Archer, past president of the University of Oregon Rotaract Club and past District Rotaract Representative for District 5110 Over the last couple years, I have heard many Rotarians seeking to start up Rotaract in their communities or to connect with a club already in place. I have been a Rotaractor for nearly six … More How can I cultivate Rotaract in my community?
By Giovanni Cappa, member of the Rotaract Club of Pavia, Italy Two Rotaract districts on two continents, Italy and Africa, joined forces to help defend the oceans. Over several months, Rotaract members from District 2050, Italy and District 9150, Africa worked with pharmaceuticals and industry professionals to collect medications and medical instruments to be brought … More Rotaractors unite to support ocean conservation
By Ludovic Grosjean, member of the Rotaract Club of Melbourne City, Australia Success starts at home. This is why every month we invite Rotary and Rotaract clubs in our district to join us for a walk along the river near Flinders station in Melbourne, Australia, to participate in cleaning trash and debris from the … More Cleaning up our waterways
By Carla Sateriale, member of the Rotaract Clubs of Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green in England and 2018-19 Communications Officer for Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland ShelterBox delivers boxes of aid in disaster zones, right? That’s what I used to think. Since I got involved in Rotaract in 2014, I’ve heard various people … More What is ShelterBox all about?
By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Through Rotaract clubs, people ages 18-30 develop leadership and professional skills, exchange ideas with community leaders, and have fun through service. Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world develop projects to address community challenges. Rotary International recognizes the best high-impact, sustainable projects with the Rotaract Outstanding … More Congratulations to the 2018-19 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards awardees