Rotary Youth Exchange students share stories and ideas with students from a high school for the deaf. By Daladiana Cunha Lima, co-chair of the Youth Exchange committee for District 4500 (Brazil) Rotary Youth Exchange is my favorite Rotary program. From my experience, I found the challenges of Youth Exchange are fairly universal. Among these, I…

Immy Julie Nakyeyune Musoke By Immy Julie Musoke Nakyeyune, Rotaract Club of Kampala South, Uganda Last January, Rotary International President Barry Rassin’s presidential theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asked us to inspire change in the world and in each other. I believe that each of us is an inspiration because we accepted to join…

Joi Burton takes a drink from a new well during a trip to Kenya. A grant project between District 5790 and Homa Bay, Kenya, provided the well. By Joi Burton, International Service Chair for District 6170 and member of the Rotary Club of North Garland County, Arkansas, USA I have always had a dream of…

Rotary clubs of Guernsey and Guernesiais light the Government House purple for end polio. Throughout the year, Rotary members have shared their inspiring stories here on our blog. As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the top posts of the year (based on…

Eva (Breuer) Stahl and Tara Nicoll in the Mercuris showroom with 3D-printed pediatric feet. By Tara Nicoll Mt. Pleasant, Pa., USA Had it not been for my Rotary Youth Exchange to Munich, Germany, in 1994-95, I am positive that I would not be where I am now: Living and pursuing a career in global business…

Attendees of a young professionals event held by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee in 2016. By Logan Johnson, Communication Specialist for Rotary Alumni Relations For the past few years, Rotary International has been promoting Reconnect Week as a time to remind Rotary clubs of the value of reaching out and “reconnecting” with alumni of Rotary…

Tajima-san, second from left, and Lorena Rodriguez, right, on the natural farm in Tochigi. By Lorena Rodriguez, 2017-19 Rotary Peace Fellow, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan In November, I traveled to Tochigi, to visit Tajima-san’s farm, where he practices natural farming. Masanobu Fukuoka, a Japanese farmer and philosopher, dedicated his life to demonstrating that “natural…

Rotary members from France and the US held a peace seminar at Loyola University in New Orleans for the city’s 300th anniversary By Jean-Marie Poinsard, president of the France-USA Inter-Country Committee In October, Rotary members from the city of Orléans, France, spent a week visiting Rotary clubs in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, reinforcing the bonds…

Daniel Eduardo Zavala is a District Rotaract Representative. Taking part in a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event set him down a path of Rotary service. By Daniel Eduardo Zavala, Rotaract Club of San Joaquin, Venezuela In 2010, I had my first exposure to Rotary during a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) event in San Cristobal,…

The Miniatur Wunderland Unforgettable moments are made at Rotary conventions, as you connect with members from all over the world. It’s also an opportunity to explore a place you have never been before. We asked local members of Rotaract what they would recommend people see during the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5…

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