Portland Rotary members at a Toastmasters meeting. Terry Beard By Terry Beard, Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon, USA You may have heard that most people would rather die than give a speech. Public speaking is the number one fear for many people. For 49 years, I too had a fear of public speaking. It was…

The Selma Rotary Club partners with business leaders to invest in youth. Jerria Martin By Jerria Martin, past president of the Rotary Club of Selma, Alabama, USA Diversity is important to my club, and that’s a big reason why I am a member and past president. My club is a second family to me, one…

The Friends of Scott-Shiloh Rotary Club holds an event on the air force base. By Steve Bione, Friends of Scott-Shiloh Rotary Club, Illinois, USA  A little more than a year ago, I was looking to join Rotary. I wanted to be involved in Rotary but also help out Scott Air Force Base in St. Claire…

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of reflections on Rotary’s Vision Statement: Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Paddy Rooney By Paddy Rooney, governor of District 7390 (Pennsylvania, USA) Just recently we celebrated…

Alumni of the Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation work with Rotary members on a clean up project. By Masa Kato As a regional communications specialist for Rotary International, I get excited when I hear stories about students who have had their lives changed by Rotary scholarships. Lasitha Eriyawa, a Sri Lankan, came to Japan in 2001…

The Rotary Club of Andong-Central, Korea, provides horticultural training for students with special needs as part of a global grant made possible by your donations to The Rotary Foundation. When you make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, you are helping Rotary members make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the…

Dieter Erhard sculpted a huge bee to draw attention to the plight of bees and the BeeAlive project. By Gundula Miethke Every year Rotaract clubs throughout Germany look for a common initiative to participate in on a country-wide basis to demonstrate their commitment to social action. This effort includes hands-on activities, lectures, and public awareness…

The Asia Team supports Masa Kato, third from right, who is part of the Miles to End Polio team. Masa Kato is a global communications specialist at Rotary International. He is one of six Rotary staff members who will join Rotary General Secretary John Hewko in biking El Tour de Tucson in Arizona 23 November to raise money for polio…

Julien Believe, singer, songwriter and Rotarian, performs at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. Julien is collaborating with other artists and Past RI President Barry Rassin on recovery efforts in The Bahamas. By Julien Believe, singer, songwriter, entertainer, and member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau Three years ago, I penned “I Believe in…

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