Roberta Peverelli and Filippo Arcioni By Roberta Peverelli, Rotary Club of Como-Baradello and Filippo Arcioni, Rotary Club Como Many years ago, before our paths crossed, we were each asked to become members of different Rotary clubs. We were honored to be asked, since we felt that Rotary would be a great container for many things:…

The first-ever Tacoma Ocean Fest Youth Story Contest invited youth to write about what the ocean means to them. By Kathleen Figetakis, Rotary Club of Tacoma Sunrise At first, Grace was reluctant. She was on the verge of flunking school through poor attendance. But when Kathleen Figetakis, literacy chair at Tacoma Sunrise Rotary, Washington, USA, asked…

Charlie Ruth Castro leads an exercise class for inmates. Charlie Ruth Castro By Charlie Ruth Castro, Rotary E-Club of Sogamoso Global, Colombia I had to go to prison to understand how education for innovation is the path for empowering millions of Latin American and Caribbean women economically. I’ve never committed a crime; I belong to…

An Instagram story about Miles to End Polio using sound on and clock stickers. By Ashley Demma, social & digital specialist for Rotary International As a social media team here at Rotary headquarters, we are encouraged to see a growing number of clubs adopt social media to promote Rotary and tell their stories. We realize…

The Gray’s home after the fire. By Pam Gray, past district governor and member of the Rotary Club of Paradise, California, USA  While 77 days may seem like a long time, it has been a flash for those of us who were living in Paradise, California, and the surrounding foothills on 8 November, 2018. My…

Pat O’Donnell By Pat O’Donnell, Rotary Club of Olathe, Kansas, USA The People of Action campaign is all about showing and telling the public who Rotary really is – a group of people that unites for good and actually roll up their sleeves and do meaningful projects that help their communities. I know a little about…

Fairwold Interact members and advisors. By Steve Bass, Fairwold Interact Club advisor Fairwold Academy serves children that need emotional support from throughout the area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The opportunities we are able to provide these students are amazing. Our members have designed and sold tree certificates to raise money to purchase and plant thousands of trees…

Younis Sebaggala takes part in a service project. By Younis Sebaggala, professional leadership and development chair and president-elect of the Rotaract Club of Kampala North, Uganda Common wisdom tells us that when you help someone else, you help yourself. But what does that mean? What does it mean to find yourself, or for that matter…

Rotarians participate in the El Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, in 2016. By Gary Hirsch, a member of the Rotary Club of Tucson, Arizona, USA  Roughly 10 years ago, Rotarian Michael J. Harris of the Casas Adobes Rotary was debating ways to help small Rotary clubs take advantage of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s…

Rotary Youth Exchange students share stories and ideas with students from a high school for the deaf. By Daladiana Cunha Lima, co-chair of the Youth Exchange committee for District 4500 (Brazil) Rotary Youth Exchange is my favorite Rotary program. From my experience, I found the challenges of Youth Exchange are fairly universal. Among these, I…

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