People of Action campaign assets are available in the Brand Center. By Ron Janssen, governor of District 6980 (Florida, USA) Our People of Action campaign tells the world Rotarians are people of action. But are we as district leaders being people of action when it comes to that very campaign? Faced with a tight budget,…

The Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore, Ontario, Canada, involves children in all club activities. By Stacey Jones, Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore, Ontario, Canada What is inspiration? To me it means that we are so moved by something, that we are compelled to act. Almost without a conscious thought. That was my experience in Italy…

Munkhtuul Nyamdorf, from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, checks out the four priorities of Rotary’s new strategic plan in the Future of Rotary Booth during the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. Photo by Monika Lozinska/Rotary International By Jessie Harman, chair of the Rotary International Membership Committee and a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast, Victoria,…

Rüdiger Niemz. 4 June 2019, Hamburg, Germany. Rüdiger Niemz, Rotary Club of Mondseeland, Austria, as told to Diana Schoberg. Photos by Monika Lozinska “When I was invited to join Rotary, instead of giving a presentation about my job, as everyone is expected to do, I did a whiskey tasting. “I became interested in whiskey when…

Ella Lacy. 1 June 2019, Hamburg, Germany. Ella Phillips Lacey, a member of the Rotary Club of Carbondale, Illinois, USA, as told to Jenny Llakmani. Photos by Monika Lozinska “I was a professor at Southern Illinois University’s school of medicine for 22 years. My Ph.D. is in health education. At the end of 1994, I…

Deli Levi-Jensen. 1 June 2019, Hamburg, Germany. Deli Levi-Jensen, Rotary Club of Herning International, Denmark as told to Diana Schoberg. Photos by Monika Lozinska “After I moved from Israel to Denmark, my life felt like it was missing something. I was successful at what I was doing. I have a great family and a lot…

Eduardo Rodrigues da Costa, Rotary Peace Fellow 2010-12; Global Grant Scholar at University of Manitoba, Canada, as told to Diana Schoberg. Photos by Monika Lozinska “I was the first Rotary Peace Fellow from the Brazilian Amazon. The Amazon rainforest has a number of conflicts right now related to development, deforestation, and local indigenous people. I…

Working with your sponsoring Rotary club is critical for a Rotaract Club’s success. Here, Austrian Rotaractors build homes for those affected by the war in Bosnia as part of an intergenerational project. Photo by Stefan Fürtbauer © Rotary International. All Rights Reserved. By Lauren Smyser, president, Rotaract Club of Treasure Valley, Boise, Idaho, USA Last…

Joe Otin By Joe Otin, governor-elect of Rotary District 9212 (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan) I gravitate naturally to statistics despite the negative feelings some people have about them. I think that information is the fuel that our world runs on and without it our systems will sputter, stall, and shut down. That is because…

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