By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Do you have professional experience or specialized technical skills? Are you a project manager, engineer, health care professional, educator, lawyer, accountant, etc.? If yes, you can offer your skills to local Rotary clubs and help develop service projects with greater impact. Rotary is an organization rich with many resources … More Use your professional expertise to guide clubs’ projects
By Quentin Wodon, Club President of the Rotary Club of Washington Global, USA A few months ago, we chartered the Rotary Club of Washington Global with the goal of becoming a “knowledge club” within Rotary. We are a new, dynamic, and friendly club. More than two thirds of our members are women, and 40 percent … More Leveraging our skills to support refugees
Your club meetings have moved online recently and are hosted through a video conferencing platform. During the meetings, members have been sharing personal stories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic and discussing ways for the club to help the local community. Club leaders have decided to record these meetings and share them on social media … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Members of your club have expressed interest in supporting an international project, so, because you’re the international service chair, you contact some members from other countries that you met at the Rotary International Convention. You ask if they have any projects that your club could support. One of them excitedly tells you about the health … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Vocational service encourages Rotary members to share their knowledge and guide others in building a successful future through mentorship and training opportunities. By investing time in helping youth develop their skills, members are empowering the next generation. In 2007, Dr. Jim Green, a member of the Rotary … More Empowering the next generation in Zambia
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 professional opportunities. By bringing together people from diverse professions and backgrounds, Rotary recognizes the importance of all skills and occupations. A vibrant Rotary club reflects the … More 6 ways to take action during Vocational Service Month
By Ganesan K, Past District Vocational Service Chair, and member of the Rotary Club of Madras East, India As the District 3232 Vocational Service Chair during the year 2018 – 2019 Rotary year, I worked on various initiatives to promote vocational service throughout my district. Vocational service calls on every Rotary member to work with … More Serving our communities through vocational service
You’re part of your club’s leadership team and are asked to promote service resources and get members more involved in projects. To succeed in your role, you realize you’ll need to work with club leaders who oversee the Foundation, membership, public image, and club administration committees. But when you contact them, they don’t seem to … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Dr. Corina Yatco-Guerrero, member of the Rotary Club of Sta. Ana (Davao), Philippines I am a Neuro-Ophthalmologist and my husband is a Neurologist; we both practice in Davao City, Philippines. When our third child, Emmanuel, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the age of two, we were both stunned and perplexed. Diagnosing our … More Supporting People with Autism
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