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

Combining passion, friendship and service through Rotary Fellowships

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the language Esperanto joined together. In 1947, a group of Rotarian boating enthusiasts began flying the Rotary flag from their crafts, calling themselves the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians; this fellowship now boasts the … More Combining passion, friendship and service through Rotary Fellowships

Leveraging our vocational skills to help disadvantaged youth succeed

By Quentin Wodon, Author of the Rotarian Economist Blog, President of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and Lead Economist at the World Bank In the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Capital City of the United States, more than 17,000 young adults ages 18 to 24 are considered disconnected from work and school. … More Leveraging our vocational skills to help disadvantaged youth succeed

Young Rotary leaders take action to empower their community through education

By Med Yassine Boukhari, Officer of the Interact Club of Tunis Inner City, District 9010, Tunisia During September, Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month, the Interact Club of Tunis Inner City visited the Elderly House of Mannouba. Volunteer teachers accompanied us, and during our visit, we talked with the seniors and reminded them that they … More Young Rotary leaders take action to empower their community through education