Celebrate International Day of Peace – and support girl empowerment!

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!

Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!

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!

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Suriname

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

Celebrating 25 years of outstanding Rotaract service

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

How can I cultivate Rotaract in my community?

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?

Rotaractors unite to support ocean conservation

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

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards awardees

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