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?

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

What makes a Rotaract project outstanding?

By Molly Friend, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. Every year, Rotaract clubs around … More What makes a Rotaract project outstanding?

Promoting peace between countries

By Kristin Brown, Rotary Service Connections Manager Past District Governor Anton (Toni) Polsterer is passionate about peace. His district includes Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and part of Austria, and he’s seen firsthand the role that Inter-Country Committees (ICCs) can play in promoting peace between countries, or between different ethnic groups within the same country. He’s also seen … More Promoting peace between countries

Join my quest for peace

By Past District Governor Anton Polsterer, District 1910; Past Chair of Intercountry Committees worldwide I want to share my experience in a multi country district afflicted by war, specifically civil war, and how Rotarians and Rotary clubs can help reestablish mutual understanding and goodwill. Our efforts can help heal the wounds caused by political and … More Join my quest for peace

Happy holidays from Rotary Service Connections

By: Rotary Service Connections staff This holiday season, we want to take a moment and thank you for your countless contributions to improve communities near and far. Through our clubs, districts, and Rotary Community Corps, together we extend a warm smile and helping hand to our neighbors with fewer resources. In addition to year-round projects, … More Happy holidays from Rotary Service Connections

Water, sanitation, hygiene presentations offer assistance with Rotary projects

By Bob Wubbena, Rotary Club of Olympia, WA, USA, and immediate past vice chair of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Last month, I had the pleasure of moderating a three part webinar series hosted jointly by Rotary and Wasrag about conducting more effective water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects. Each of the … More Water, sanitation, hygiene presentations offer assistance with Rotary projects

Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 3

10 tips for securing resources for a successful service project By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff Imagine this scenario: your club has conducted a community assessment and identified which needs should be targeted through a service project, you have put together a project plan, and now you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get … More Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 3

Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 2

Understanding the Community By Mary Jo Jean-Francois, Area of Focus Manager Before implementing a project, you will want to get to know the community you will be working with.  Community assessment empowers people by giving them a voice in the process. This will ultimately lead to higher impact, longer lasting change in the community and … More Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 2

Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 1

10 tips for conducting a successful service project By Sheena Lilly, Rotary Membership staff During 2013-14, with the help of more than 35 Rotarian presenters, we hosted a Lifecycle of a Service Project webinar series to help you make lasting improvements in communities around the world. Thank you to the more than 2,400 folks who … More Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 1