Creating a better future

By Angie Mesistrano, International Rear Commodore of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians Sometimes we Rotarians wonder how we can help our communities. Other times, we find the opportunity unexpectedly. This is the case of Marcelo Arteaga, Commodore of the Guayaquil Ecuador fleet of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians. Marcelo was walking a secondary road in … More Creating a better future

Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis

By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff To curb the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have imposed restrictions to keep people washing their hands, limiting social contact, and remaining in their homes. But what if you don’t have a home, access to clean water, or a local support network to begin with? That’s the situation … More Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis

Ways to serve your community during the pandemic

By Jeff Smith, District 7170 Community Service Chair, United States Our district and clubs are taking action during this pandemic to support each other and our communities. Many communities have embarked on recovery strategies which tend to follow three distinct phases: response (0 to 6 months), recovery (3 to 12 months) and resiliency (12 to … More Ways to serve your community during the pandemic

Pioneers of Peace are People of Action

By Reem Ghunaim, Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Executive Director Rotarian leadership is pioneering solutions to our world’s biggest problems and is the power behind Rotary’s century old legacy. This philosophy is affirmed by Paul Harris: “I would like to think that the pioneering days of Rotary have only just begun. There are just … More Pioneers of Peace are People of Action

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

Use Rotary’s online tools for a greater impact

This is the fourth and final blog post in an August series highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month. By Rotary Service and Engagement The Rotary network is vast and the type of service we provide varies from community to community, but with the continued advancement of technology, it’s … More Use Rotary’s online tools for a greater impact

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