Improving lives and fighting for social justice through Rotary Community Corps

By Alex Johnson, President of the Rotary Club of Plano West, Texas, USA Mose Stimpson was a slave transported to a small farm town in Texas called Plano. The master bought him to be his daughter’s playmate.  When she grew up and got married, she gave him his freedom. Years before Mr. Stimpson’s freedom, Andy … More Improving lives and fighting for social justice through Rotary Community Corps

Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

By Binod Khaitan, member of the Rotary Club of Central Calcutta, India The Rotary Club of Central Calcutta was chartered in August 1985 and seven years later, we sponsored a Rotary Community Corps (RCC) in the village of Baghati in West Bengal. RCC members worked with our club to plan and carry out projects in … More Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

By Mehmet Yildiz, President of the Rotary Club of Bursa-Uludag, Turkey Aksu is a village 20 miles outside of Bursa, Turkey established in the 1300s. The village is small with a population of 216 men and 193 women. Most villagers earn their livelihood from fruit and vegetable farming. Over the years, many people moved out … More Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

Collaborating with community leaders for greater impact

By Sarah Odongo, member of the Rotary Club of Port Bell, Uganda It all started when members of our Rotary Club of Port Bell from District 9211 visited Kirombe, a nearby low income suburb of Kampala City, Uganda in 2009 where we were introduced to local residents, mainly women, who had formed a group of … More Collaborating with community leaders for greater impact

Service project resources to take projects to the next level

This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month throughout August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary is founded on the ideal Service Above Self. It’s rooted within our guiding principles and at the core of club activity. Every day, you take … More Service project resources to take projects to the next level

Get inspired and make new friends at the Hamburg Convention

By Rotary Service and Engagement If you’re joining us at the 2019 Rotary International Convention, 1-5 June in Hamburg, Germany you’ll hear inspirational speeches from keynote speakers, participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions, and make new friends in the House of Friendship. Preconvention events Join leaders from around the world at the Rotary … More Get inspired and make new friends at the Hamburg Convention

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

Empowering communities through Rotary Community Corps

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a group of people who share our commitment to changing the world through service projects. An RCC is a team of men and women who aren’t Rotarians but who work in partnership with Rotary clubs to improve their communities. They bring … More Empowering communities through Rotary Community Corps

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?

Creating stronger community ties through Rotary Community Corps

By Carolina Barrios, Member of the Rotary Club of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia In 2010, severe flooding affected a huge part of the Colombian territory and the Caribbean region surrounding Cartagena. Streets had turned into rivers and canoes became the only possible form of transportation. During this time, the Rotary Club Cartagena de Indias connected … More Creating stronger community ties through Rotary Community Corps