The Philippines is proud to host one of Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta’s seven presidential conferences this Rotary year. The Manila Presidential Conference is open to participants from all over the world and is set to be Rotary’s largest Asia-Pacific event. This virtual experience will take place 26-28 November. … More Manila Presidential Conference to advance outcomes for the environment and the economy
You are part of the planning committee for your upcoming district conference with both in-person and virtual participation options. Part of your committee’s job is to decide how to involve Rotaract members during the event. One committee member suggests that Rotaract members manage the Zoom registration and technical support for the virtual participants to leverage … More Ethical dilemma: What would you do?
By District Governor Victor Mensah, District 9210 Getting involved in international service can often be a challenge, especially during a pandemic when international travel and general networking is limited. Project fairs are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends while meeting potential project partners and finding projects to … More District 9210 Projects Fair – A first for Rotary in southern Africa
By Andrews Ofosuhene, President-elect of the Rotary Club of Accra-East Prior to joining the Rotary Club of Accra-East, I had the privilege of working on a health screening exercise at a local health facility on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana. We were told a story of a young person who had been bitten by a … More Bitten by a snake: the benefits of the West Africa Project Fair
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff We invite you to join Rotary’s service partner, Habitat for Humanity International, for a discussion on Friday, 22 January: +You: Building the Beloved Community. The event will be streamed live on YouTube from 12-1 p.m. EST. Having recently marked the 35th anniversary of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Habitat will reflect … More Habitat for Humanity +You event: Building the Beloved Community
By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Candlelight Vigil to End Slavery and Human Trafficking, Rotary International Convention, 10 June 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Modern day slavery – whether in the form of forced labor in supply chains, sex trafficking, domestic servitude, or human trafficking – is a transnational multi-billion dollar criminal activity that is … More Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Virtual Summit
During this pandemic, your club has been flexible and innovative in finding ways to meet and participate in service virtually for quite some time now. For the second half of the Rotary year, your club president wishes to continue to innovate and has tasked the club service projects committee, which you chair, with creating a … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: What would you do?
By Stephen Sehnert, BREW Fellowship Director and member of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs With the cancellation of the world’s largest beer festival “Oktoberfest” 2020 in Munich, Germany, members of the Rotary Fellowship BREW – Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide – stepped up to offer a virtual Oktoberfest. Starting at 1700 hours in New Zealand, … More 24 hour virtual Oktoberfest – it’s 5 O’clock somewhere!
By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer at Rotary International The Open World Program has adapted and built a solid record of virtual programming events for Open World delegates of 2020 and Open World Alumni in light of these uneasy times. The pandemic has shut opportunities for travel and all in-person Open World programs have been suspended since March 2020. While virtual meetings do not replace in-person ones, they offer vital opportunities during these unchartered times. … More Building international bridges during a pandemic