By Rotary Voices staff The COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges in education. Developing remote learning plans and using new technology compounds the already complex task of teaching children and achieving the desired educational outcomes. Rotarians are quick to want to help, but not all responses have the same kind of impact. Read these suggestions…

New members of the Sunrise after Dark satellite club during an induction ceremony earlier this year. By Tracey Antee, past president of the Rotary Club of Opelousas Sunrise, Louisiana, USA During my tenure as club president in 2019-20, I made a goal of starting a satellite club that would meet after regular business hours, hence…

Eva Kurniaty harvests a paddy field that was turned into productive land through a global grant. Eva Kurniaty By Eva Kurniaty, Rotary Coordinator, Past District Governor, and member of the Rotary Club of Jakarta Sunter Centennial, Indonesia When I was a district governor in 2013, there was a Rotary club in my district, in Cilacap,…

Editors note: The following blog post was written before COVID-19. It has been edited with permission to reflect the impact of social distancing and meeting virtually. Please visit the Rotary and Toastmasters websites for further info about how these organizations are keeping members safe and connected during the pandemic. Al Brothers By Alfred Brothers, governor…

Martin Cohn holds up containers of Green Mountain Yogurt made from surplus milk. By Martin Cohn, past president of the Rotary Club of Brattleboro, Vermont, USA  In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vermont dairy farmers were in trouble. With the close of colleges and restaurants, there was too much supply of milk. This…

Hall full of food purchased by the Rotary Club of Newlands for distribution to 17 Early Childhood Development Centres in Langa, Cape Town, South Africa. By Vanessa Rousseau, Rotary Club of Newlands, South Africa As members of the Rotary Club of Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa, we could not stand by watching the devastating…

The Degree 33 Surfboard Team consists of a half dozen members of Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship who raised more than $400,000 last year in the 100 Wave Challenge. This year due to COVID-19, participants can take part around the globe during an extended two-month period. By Brett Morey, chair of Surfers Unite Rotarian Fellowship and…

Tory Paxson and her family By Tory Paxson, vice president, Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club, District 7780, Maine, USA What’s life like for people between the ages of 18 and 35 in the Boothbay Region of Maine? Through Rotary, young people take on leadership positions that expand their skills while they serve. Rotary does more than…

By David Peterson, Club and District Support Manager, and Victoria Schiffman, Member and Club Management Product Owner, Rotary International Imagine this: You meet a fellow Rotarian at an event. You are interested in collaborating on a project and promise to follow up. A few days later, you realized you’ve misplaced their contact information. Now what?…

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