Members of the Interact Club of South Delta Secondary, British Columbia, Canada, with Canadian Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister Carla Qualtrough. By Devon Joy and Joelle Hamilton, co-presidents of the Interact Club of South Delta Secondary, British Columbia, Canada “How does Interact affect Positive Peace? That is the question we had to ask ourselves…

Health workers administer polio vaccine to migrant families during a National Immunization Day organized by UNICEF and its GPEI partners in Ghaziabad, India, in January. By Stephanie Herzfeld On 27 March 2020, the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Region recognizes six years of polio-free certification. To be sure, this is an important benchmark as we…

District 6440 Governor Suzanne Gibson By Suzanne Gibson, governor of District 6440 (northern Illinois, USA) For many of us, our Rotary family is an important part of our lives. These friendships connect us to our communities and the world and provide avenues of soul-enriching service. These uncertain times caused by the coronavirus pandemic challenge us…

Keep members engaged through virtual meeting platforms. By George Robertson-Burnett, Zone 34 Rotary Coordinator and past governor of Rotary District 6890 These are certainly interesting times we live in. None of us could have foreseen these extraordinary circumstances brought on by the pandemic of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Rotary clubs everywhere…

A youth tests his new prosthesis  made through 3-D printing. By Rafael Vazquez Barragan, Rotaract Club of Monterrey Cumbres, Nuevo León, Mexico Three years ago, the nephew of one of my best friends was born with a congenital condition that required one hand to be amputated. As a result, he had trouble keeping his balance…

Rotarians, Rotary Peace Fellows, Rotaractors, and Rotary Scholars participate in a Positive Peace workshop. By Chris Offer, Rotary Club of Ladner, Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and chair of the Peace Major Gifts Initiative I spent three days in Ontario, California, USA, in January with a group of passionate peacebuilders learning to be Rotary Positive Peace…

Former Rotary Peace Fellow Megumi Nishikura filming with a DSLR camera. Megumi Nishikura By Megumi Nishikura, 2006-08 Rotary Peace Fellow, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan When I was six years old, my Japanese father and American mother took me to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii. When I saw the wreckage of the USS…

Students in Santa Lucia, Guatemala, are making soap from volcanic ash as part of the district grant project to empower students and keep them in school. By Maureen Duncan, a member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers and a returned Peace Corps volunteer  As a member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical…

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