Alison Frye at the District 6600 conference in May By Alison Frye, president of the Rotary Club of Perrysburg, Ohio, USA Back in December, the cover of The Rotarian featured a picture of RI President Barry Rassin and his wife, Esther, with a flock of flamingos. The cover received a lot of love on social…

Capture the Moment in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June. Whether you’ll be attending the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, from 1 to 5 June, or you simply want to keep up with everything that’s happening there, you can find all the latest news on riconvention.org and social media using #Rotary19. Every day, the Convention…

Cherry blossoms line the main entrance to ICU in March. By Lorraine Hayman, incoming Rotary Peace Fellow at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, 2019-21 This summer, I will join the 18th class of Rotary Peace Fellows at International Christian University. Here are my top ten reasons for applying to ICU: Cultural immersion: ICU is…

Rick Olson visits with children in Tanzania. By Rick Olson, Rotary Club of Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA Climate change is an impersonal, ambiguous term, which denotes negative impact on people around the world. But on a recent trip to Tanzania in Africa I met some of the innocents who will be most affected by the…

A child treated during the Rotary Club of Gandevi’s medical mission. By Parimal Naik, grant coordinator, Rotary Club of Gandevi, India In January, our club organized a medical mission to provided life-saving health care to the rural and tribal community of Gandevi in the western part of India. Our mission consisted of 26 visiting doctors…

Screenshot of the Power in Our Connections video. You can find it in the Brand Center. By RI’s social & digital team Have you visited the Brand Center lately? We’ve added a new video, “Power in Our Connections,” that you can share on social media. By doing so, you become part of our public image campaign,…

The author, third from left, on her Rotary Youth Exchange in Thunder Bay, Canada. By Xolisile Sithole, former Rotary Youth Exchange student to Canada It has been more than eight years since I embarked on a Rotary Youth Exchange to Thunder Bay, Canada, from South Africa. In many ways, it still seems like yesterday. It…

Rotary Peace Fellow Magdalena Zurita on the Via Francigena By Magdalena Zurita, Rotary Peace Fellow, International Christian University, Japan, 2016-18 In May of 2018, I completed my master’s studies as a Peace Fellow at International Christian University in Japan. As I waited for the graduation ceremonies, I pondered where I should put everything I had…

By Corey Lopardi, membership development chair for District 5020 (parts of British Columbia, Canada, and Washington, USA) Recently, I had the pleasure of  interviewing the newest club president in our district who moved to a small town of 1,770 and started a brand new Rotary club with 42 members. They grew to almost 50 members…

By Steve Solbrack –District 5950 New Club Development Chair and a member of the Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub, Minnesota, USA We chartered our new Rotary club in February 2019 with 25 members and a focus on the environment. The EcoClub is a non-traditional format designed to attract a segment of the population not currently served…

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