By Monica Mulholland, Rotary Club of Queenstown, New Zealand When I made the decision to come out as transgender to my Rotary club, my wife and I were worried that we would be shunned by our community and lose many of our friends, including those in the Rotary club. It is common for transgender people…

The inside of the new Leadership Library in Mare Tabac, looking through the reading room. By Frederic Nullathemby, 2018-19 president of the Rotary Club of Rose-Belle, Mauritius If you want to be a leader, you have to read. If you want to develop leaders, you have to provide a place for young people to read.…

Members of the Rotary Club of Silverdale interview a job seeker (left, back to camera) By Cathy Bisaillon, President & CEO of Easterseals Washington, and a member of the Rotary Club of Silverdale, Washington, USA. Video and photos by Steven Boe, Rotary Club of Silverdale When I shared with my fellow Rotarians last fall that 70…

Kiran Singh Sirah (middle with sunglasses) and other Rotary Peace Fellows at the Rotary Peace Symposium in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by Monika Lozinska/Rotary International. By Kiran Singh Sirah, Rotary Peace Fellow and president of the International Storytelling Center Earlier this year, I had the privilege of visiting Hamburg, Germany, to present a series of talks…

By Katey Halliday, Rotaract Club of Adelaide City and the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light, South Australia, Australia Rotary recently adopted a diversity, equity, and inclusion policy that sends a strong message that we embrace inclusivity. Rotary has clubs all over the world and reaches a broad range of people with our service projects. So…

Members of the Y Garth club at its charter event. By Douglas Nash, past president of the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge, England A while ago, when my good friend Charles and I started talking about Rotary and the possibility of him becoming a member, he was a little apprehensive. That is until I explained…

Rotary and Rotaract members in Taipei, Taiwan, take part in an after-hours service project. Creating a separate after-hour meeting can be an effective strategy to attract members your main group isn’t reaching. By Galen Engel, Rotary Club of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA When I first became a member, I was interested in membership. I was…

Georgi Kardzhaliyski at the Coney Island half marathon. By Georgi Kardzhaliyski, a member of the Rotaract Club of Boston, Massachusetts, USA My love affair with Rotary started when I was a junior in high school and was selected by the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission for their United States Achievers Program. One of the participants told me…

German Rotaractors build hotels for wild bees as part of the BeeAlive project. By Henrik Thiele, a member of the Rotaract Club of Paderborn, Germany, and president of the Rotaract Germany Committee  Recently, Rotaract clubs throughout Germany were looking for a signature project and decided to concentrate on the environment. After watching a Swiss documentary…

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…

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