Adding vocational service to our project

By Jerry Kallman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA Rotary’s guiding principles were developed to provide Rotarians with a unifying common purpose and direction. The Avenues of Service have always served as a foundation for our relationships with other members and the type of action we take in the world. … More Adding vocational service to our project

A quest for international service led to my Rotary moment

By Jerry Kallman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA When I first served as president of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood in 2008, I sought out an international service project to complement the several community service activities our club traditionally supported.  During that year’s District Conference, I learned the Rotary … More A quest for international service led to my Rotary moment

Prioritizing women’s and girl’s health through Rotary and Peace Corps

By Katie Northcott, Rotary Global Grants Scholar and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer “Je ne sais pas quoi faire”. I don’t know what to do. Six words that can define any experience with an unintended pregnancy, especially for a teenager. In this case, I was standing in front of a 16-year-old Burkinabe girl who had participated … More Prioritizing women’s and girl’s health through Rotary and Peace Corps

Empowering women today, and every day

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement staff  Today, International Women’s Day, is a time to celebrate the progress that’s been made in gender equality and women’s empowerment, and to call for continued action. The Sustainable Development Goals number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and … More Empowering women today, and every day

Celebrating women and promoting gender equality

By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff Today, International Women’s Day, the world is celebrating the progress we’ve made towards gender equality and empowering women. Although much has been accomplished, there is still much more to be done. To learn how we can assist the Rotary family in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 5: … More Celebrating women and promoting gender equality

Growing local economies and communities

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  To promote growth and development of local economies and communities, the United Nations (U.N.) Millennium Development Goals encourage us to focus on eradicating poverty, uplifting and empowering women, creating global partnerships for development, and ensuring environmental sustainability. According to the 2014 U.N. progress report, extreme poverty has been reduced by … More Growing local economies and communities