Members of the IFRM Virtual Rotary World Choir during a recent online concert. By Bonnie F. Sirower, past district governor of District 7490 (New Jersey, USA)  A lot of Rotary members are not aware of the opportunities they have to dramatically increase their friendships and connections through a Rotary Fellowship. I first joined the International…

Grant Godino and members of the LGBT Rotarians and Friends Fellowship. Grant Godino By Grant Godino, president-elect of the LGBT Rotarians and Friends Fellowship and member of the Rotary Club of Strathmore, Australia As I have started to share my ideas, opinions, and stories about LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, queer, and…

By Laura Spear, assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 32 How can your club promote your activities and service projects if almost all of it is virtual today? Your club’s website and social media channels are now more important than ever. Many clubs are meeting virtually, using tools like Zoom, WebEx, and GoToMeeting. Capture…

A screenshot of the video Big West Rotaract created for the 2020 Rotaract Post Convention. By Janel Breen, member of the Rotary Club of Cupertino and Rotaract Club of Silicon Valley, General Secretary of Big West Rotaract Multi-District Informational Organization Let’s play a game. I’m American. What assumptions have you just made about me? My parents…

Favour Madu, middle orange vest, and other volunteers clear debris from the shoreline near Lagos, Nigeria. By Favour Madu, president of the District 9110 alumni association Reconnect Week 5-11 October reminds us to keep the many participants and beneficiaries of Rotary programs close to us so we can all enjoy the benefits of this extended…

Nataliya Chemayeva at her desk at the Scientific-Information Center, Interstate Sustainable Development Commission, International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea. Through The Rotary Foundation, we invest in emerging leaders who are using their skills to make the world a better place. We have the amazing opportunity in Rotary to participate in this work by offering…

Rotary Feeding Heroes purchases meals from Black-owned restaurants that are in turn donated to health care workers treating COVID-19 patients at local hospitals. By Jon Blauvelt, president, Rotary District 6970 Alumni Association  In the spirit of Reconnect Week, I am proud to share how our alumni association is engaging with Rotary alumni and area Rotary…

Donor engagement manager Stephanie Adomaitis and her son, Danny, learning to ride his bike. By Stephanie Adomaitis, manager of donor engagement for The Rotary Foundation In my position at Rotary International, I have seen the importance of strengthening our Rotary Foundation. Funds we raise support grants that allow Rotary members to take action to solve…

Mark Burchill By Mark Burchill, DTM, past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, California, USA, and founder and chair of the Rotary Means Business Fellowship Leadership challenges are invigorating. I have launched or led four businesses, a Toastmasters club, a Rotary club, a Rotary International Fellowship, and more. As a Rotarian and a…

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