Champion School students fix a soccer goal and clean up a practice field. Muyi Yang Muyi Yang, Rotary Peace Fellow, Uppsala University, 2019-21 If you told me ten years ago that I would be running a non-profit school in a post-conflict country, I would have laughed out loud. At the time, I was working as…

By Liz Thiam, Rotary brand specialist As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo…

By Christian Stephen, Elelenwo Rotaract Club, Nigeria Recently, a friend asked me what Rotaract was all about, and what benefit it provided. It gave me a moment to reflect. Having been a Rotaractor for more than six years, I can boldly say that there has never been a better time than now to embrace the…

A 26-foot truck, emblazoned on all sides with the Million Mask Challenge Tourmessage, distributed face masks to Rotary clubs throughout New England. By Robert Friend, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 32 In the early morning of 29 September, a cargo ship carrying 800,000 face masks arrived at the Port of Boston. Over the…

A peace mural in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The mural is part of a project initiated in 2017 by Yesenia Uribe Rochel, of the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Juarez Emprende, which she helped to found in 2019. The project is designed to promote leadership, open minds, and develop resiliency in the community. By Fergal…

By Genaro da Silva Ribeiro, International Affairs Director, MDIO Rotaract Brazil Rhythm is sound and movement; it is dance, joy, and creativity. Brazilian rhythms are the expression of a plurality of cultures and pride of being one big country, one great people. From the Samba to Carimbó, Veneira to Forró we are united in our…

Jamil Mouawad By RC Jamil Mouawad, Rotary Coordinator from Lebanon and a member of the Rotary Club of Zgharta-Zawié The spark started when I joined Rotary at 24 years-old, and it ignited at 27 when I became president of the Rotary Club of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic. Joining Rotary at a young…

Members of the Metro Bethesda Rotary Club enjoy a service project. By Barton Goldenberg, member of the Metro Bethesda Rotary Club, Maryland, USA I had the pleasure to be invited recently to an online Rotary discussion regarding member apathy. We were two past district governors, an assistant governor, two past club presidents – one from…

Jeffrey Thompson, Elizabeth Piwonka, Madalyn Smith, and Sarah Jenkins were motivated to create a new club from their experience leading RYLA camps in District 5830 in 2019 and 2020. By Sarah Jenkins, president of the E-Club of Leaders in Service (District 5830), Texas, USA In 1996, Rotary District 5830 held its first ever RYLA (Rotary…

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