By Rotary Service and Engagement Vocational Service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world. Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others acquire or refine skills and advance their … More Vocational Service in Action
By Beth Keck, member of the Rotary Club of Bentonville, Arkansas, United States As Rotarians, we don’t have to look far to see Vocational Service in action. In my club, the Rotary Club of Bentonville in the United States, we are gearing up for our fourth International Women’s Day. This year we are focusing on … More Rotary’s network of experts
By Lauren Ribant, Regional Grants Officer As a Regional Grants Officer for The Rotary Foundation, my job is to review Rotary grant applications and support Rotary club members in creating sustainable humanitarian projects. I have had the pleasure of working with a number of passionate Rotarians striving to make a difference in the world. So … More Empowering healthcare professionals in Moldova
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff As we approach the end of 2018, we’re taking a look back. Here are this year’s top five posts (based on number of views) from: During Rotary’s Water and Sanitation Month in March, we posted five ways to provide clean water and sanitation in your communities. In August, Sean … More Your favorite stories from 2018
Your club wants to get involved in international service and initiate projects with clubs abroad, so it decides to host visitors from another country as a way to build partnerships. You connect with a Rotary member you met at the Rotary International Convention and invite them to bring their club members to your region. As … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
By Rotary Service and Engagement Today we join the global community in celebrating International Literacy Day: a day uniting governments, civil society organizations, communities, teachers and key stakeholders to highlight our achievements in basic education and literacy while looking ahead on ways to address remaining challenges. This year’s theme, Literacy and skills development, focuses on … More How you can you use vocational skills to address literacy needs?
Since Rotary’s inception, the Avenues of Service have served as the foundation for our relationships with other members and the types of action we take in the world. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the second Object of Rotary, which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and … More Enhancing our impact through Vocational Service
By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer Rotarians from Parker, Colorado, recently participated in the Open World Program by hosting six delegates from Ukraine. Ukrainian visitors explored the Fire Department, EMT Management and Volunteerism hosting theme during their 8-day stay in Parker. Rotarian Alvaro Pizoni, a long-time supporter of the Open World Program, lead the … More Promoting world peace through the Open World Program
By Vanessa Vegas, Regional Grants Officer at Rotary and Bonaventure Fandohan, Rotary’s Economic and Community Development Area of Focus Manager Throughout March, we celebrated women in many countries around the globe. It is a month when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It’s … More Empowering women in Honduras
By George Poulakos, Member of the Rotary Club of Ventura, United States The only crossing between the South African country of Zambia and its neighbor Botswana is in Kazungula. The Zambesi River flows between the two countries, and all vehicles must be carried over on a pontoon. Commercial trucks wait in a queue for up … More Global Grant provides an opportunity for empowerment