Soovan Sharma Dookho, lower left, with other participants in the RYLA sponsored by District 9220 in Madagascar. By Soovan Sharma Dookhoo, president of the Rotaract Club of Riviere Du Rempart, Mauritius Attending a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event hosted by District 9220 in Madagascar has been one of my most cherished experiences both from a…

Mark Daniel Maloney and his wife, Gay, center, with Rotaractors at the 2019 International Assembly. By María Sol Casas, Rotaract Club Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina For a week in January, 60 Rotaractors from all over the world actively participated in the International Assembly, Rotary’s annual training event for incoming leaders, and it was, without any…

The project team from left Lamin Manneh, Beth W. Kealy, Maggie Peterson, and Randy Hutchins. By Maggie Peterson, Rotary Club of Edmonds, Washington, USA Four members of our club left Seattle on 1 February and flew some 30 plus hours to The Gambia, arriving on the evening of 2 February. The purpose of the trip…

Ross Feezer, Mark Walker and Hal Rifken at the outset of the video project. By Mark D. Walker, Membership Chair, Partnering for Peace The recently formed Partnering for Peace (P4P), an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association, brings together a group of professionals with a shared vision to promote peace by creating sustainable projects…

RI Director Jeffry Cadorette, left, with members of the Rotary Club of New Voices. By Marty Peak Helman, growth chair for District 7780 (parts of Maine and New Hampshire, USA ) A new Rotary club, New Voices, was chartered 15 June in my district with 33 new members. What makes this club unique is that…

RI President Barry Rassin, middle, with Rotaractors in Mozambique. By Barry Rassin, 2018-19 RI president Time has really flown by. As the Rotary year draws to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished together. When I started my year as president of Rotary, I set a number…

Mike Norkin leads District 5330’s RYLA as camp director. By Mike Norkin, RYLA camp director for District 5330 (California, USA) I attended my first Rotary club meeting as a 24-year-old guest of a member, and sat in complete awe. Students and members who had attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program the weekend before were…

The Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship booth in the House of Friendship, 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. By Felix Heintz, founder and chair of the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship, with Manouchehr Shamsrizi, co-founder and the fellowship’s director of partnerships What do Rotary and heavy metal music have in common? The similarities may surprise you. Every year,…

People of Action campaign assets are available in the Brand Center. By Ron Janssen, governor of District 6980 (Florida, USA) Our People of Action campaign tells the world Rotarians are people of action. But are we as district leaders being people of action when it comes to that very campaign? Faced with a tight budget,…

The Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore, Ontario, Canada, involves children in all club activities. By Stacey Jones, Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore, Ontario, Canada What is inspiration? To me it means that we are so moved by something, that we are compelled to act. Almost without a conscious thought. That was my experience in Italy…

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