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

Protecting our oceans

By Angie Mesistrano, Area 2 Commodore of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians  Most of us are aware of the high levels plastic pollution in seas and oceans that are destroying marine flora and fauna. We might even be aware of the large floating island of plastics in the North Pacific Ocean. We also know … More Protecting our oceans

Sprinting into action

By Lutz Bachmann, president of the International Marathon Fellowship of Rotarians (IMFR) and member of The Rotary E-Club of London Centenary On 17 November, 2018, my alarm clock went off at 05:30 reminding me it’s race day! I quickly got up, ate my pre-packed breakfast and changed into my running gear to meet my friends … More Sprinting into action

Join us in Egypt for the first ever Middle East – North Africa Project Fair

By Abdul Hamid El Awa, 2018-19 District 2451 Governor Fellow Rotarians, It gives me great pleasure and honor to invite you to the first project fair to be hosted in Egypt, 1-2 December 2018 in the spectacular city of Cairo. The region’s first project fair will bring together Rotarians from two African and one Middle … More Join us in Egypt for the first ever Middle East – North Africa Project Fair

The Last Straw: Observing World Environment Day

By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Immediate Past Chair of Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) How can you best celebrate World Environment Day, today June 5?  The 2018 theme for this year’s United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP) event is Beat Plastic Pollution.  Celebrate in your home, your club and your community by reducing the role of single-use … More The Last Straw: Observing World Environment Day

4 ways to celebrate Rotaract’s 50th birthday and World Rotaract Week

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Rotaract’s 50th birthday is 13 March! We’re celebrating 50 years of taking action, leading communities, and changing the world throughout World Rotaract Week, 12-18 March. Want to be a part of the celebration? Not sure where to start? Here are four ways you can take action and … More 4 ways to celebrate Rotaract’s 50th birthday and World Rotaract Week

Celebrating success with the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Rotary International recognizes these high-impact, sustainable projects with the Rotaract Outstanding Project Award. Through 1 February 2018, Rotarians and Rotaractors are invited to nominate their best Rotaract project from the past year for … More Celebrating success with the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards

Rotary Fellowships add key ingredient of passion to service projects

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Throughout the month of June, we’ve been honoring Rotary Fellowships Month by sharing exciting stories from various Rotary Fellowships. Although fellowships range in interest, they all find ways to incorporate their passions into service initiatives in various forms. Fellowships enhance the Rotary experience by allowing members to make friends … More Rotary Fellowships add key ingredient of passion to service projects

Rotarian yachting enthusiasts sail into service

By Sergio Santi, Past Chair of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians After chartering three fleets of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) in Africa, I discovered many Africans were drowning in lakes and seawaters. In Kenya, after tourism, fishing is the second economic resource. Thousands of fishermen and families live on the fishing industry. … More Rotarian yachting enthusiasts sail into service