By Felix Heintz, Founder and Chair of the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship, and member of the Rotary E-Club Bavaria International, Germany Since its founding in 2018, the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship has always focused on inclusion. Every metal music enthusiast is welcome to join. Whether you are part of the family of Rotary or you simply love … More Rock on through a shared love for metal and service
By Madu Bishnu, Chair of the Rotary Fellowship of Rotarian Educators I joined Rotary in 1999 after 9 years of Rotaract. I’m currently a member of e-Club of Melbourne, Australia while residing in Kolkata, India. I joined my first Fellowship, the International Travel & Hosting Fellowship, in 2001, during the RI Convention in San Antonio, … More Keeping education close to our hearts
You are excited to embark on a Rotary Friendship Exchange in another country, organized by your district, and are looking forward to immersing yourself in the local culture. Once you arrive, you find out that your host team has prepared a surprise welcome dinner of local delicacies. You want to be respectful and show appreciation … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
By Keith Madden, Area of Focus Manager for the Environment On 5 June, join us in celebrating World Environment Day. With the environment as one of our area of focus, Rotary is committed to facing some of our greatest planetary challenges: the quickening pace of biodiversity loss and climate change, and the need for sustainable, … More World Environment Day 2022
By Lisa Cook, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff June is Rotary Fellowships month. This is a perfect time to explore your hobbies, interests, or profession by joining one of Rotary’s fellowships. Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of people who have a common interest. With more than 100 officially recognized fellowships, there are many ways to … More Expand your network through Rotary Fellowships
By Christina Sweeney, Rotary Service & Engagement staff If you’re joining us at the 2022 Rotary International Convention from 4-8 June in Houston, Texas, United States, get ready to hear inspirational speeches from keynote speakers, participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions, and make new friends in the House of Friendship. Read about a selection … More Discover new horizons in Houston
For the upcoming year, one of your club’s goals is to engage more young professionals. You’ve decided to host a mentorship meet and greet between current members of your club and community members who are just starting their careers. Some club members want to host the event in person to make it easier to network, … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
By Molly Friend, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Rotary International is thrilled to showcase Rotaract service projects from around the world for the 2022 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. The awarded projects were evaluated by RI’s Rotaract Committee and RI staff for their sustainability, impact in Rotary’s areas of focus, project promotion, and collaboration with local … More Applauding outstanding service in Rotaract
By Vanessa Vegas, Regional Grants Officer The Colombian department of Quindio is one of the four departments that constitute the “Eje cafetero,” or coffee belt, in the country. Among the large array of coffee farmers in this region, a Rotary global grant was initiated to support a group of small farms led by women. The … More Supporting women coffee farmers in Colombia
By Hannah Shin, member of the North Allegheny Interact Club and member of the Inaugural Rotary International Interact Advisory Council As an Interact leader, volunteer, and fan of five years, I am filled to the brim with love for Rotary and Interact, especially as I reflect upon how these communities and experiences have permanently impacted … More Five formative years of Interact: My Rotary journey