Chiang’s class at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. By Mina Chiang, Rotary Global Grant Scholar to University of Sussex, 2017-18 I will never forget the miracle that changed my life. I call it a miracle because the sheer chance of it happening is close to zero. I was living in…

Rotarian Mike Pollard confers with volunteer Janie Griffin about the price of an item at the barn sale. By Marty Peak Helman, Rotary Zone 32 Innovative Club Associate  The Rotary Club of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in my district has held an annual fundraiser every summer, selling donated items during a live auction the first weekend…

Taking part in a service project in Manila. By Maria Elena “Marilen” Tronqued-Lagniton, past president of the Rotary Club of Cubao Edsa, Quezon City, Philippines I shall pass this way but once. Any good that I can do or kindness I can show let me do it now. But what if today was the last…

Rotary member Su Boertje, right, delivers supplies to The Baby House in Westville, South Africa. By Su Boertje, membership and PR chair, Rotary Club of Westville, South Africa In April, I learned that the Baby House in Westville, South Africa, a safe house for abandoned babies, desperately needed basic supplies. Due to the country-wide lockdown,…

By K.R Ravindran, Chair, The Rotary Foundation Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement of generosity. It is a giving day recognized around the world that empowers us all to give back to our communities through service, kindness and financial support – all beliefs that Rotary values deeply. Every act of kindness makes a…

District 2530 officials hold apples with the special End Polio mark at their district conference. By Motoaki Sagara, District 2530 Public Image & IT Committee Chair, Japan How can we get more people to learn about Rotary’s polio eradication efforts? This is a question my district asked recently. It’s not easy to get the public’s…

Atomic bomb survivor Michiaki Ikeda speaks during the webinar “Bearing Witness from Nagasaki” By Jaclyn McAlester, Rotary Peace Fellow at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan I grew up in New Mexico, USA. I doubt most people think of nuclear testing when they think of New Mexico, but that’s exactly where testing of nuclear devices of…

Erin Maloney watching a recording of the 2020 Virtual Convention on her laptop. (On screen is her brother, 2019-20 Rotary International President Mark D. Maloney By Erin Maloney Until this summer, I had never really thought about joining a Rotary club. Even though I have been involved with service – from anti-domestic violence issues to…

By Rotary International President Holger Knaack For many years in Rotary, we have talked about the importance of Rotaract and how young people have the potential to reshape our organization. Thankfully, in the last few years we have gone beyond talk and have moved into a time of action. This has coincided with the world…

Members of the IFRM Virtual Rotary World Choir during a recent online concert. By Bonnie F. Sirower, past district governor of District 7490 (New Jersey, USA)  A lot of Rotary members are not aware of the opportunities they have to dramatically increase their friendships and connections through a Rotary Fellowship. I first joined the International…

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