The Knox Art Show went ahead as planned, only entirely online. By Rajeev Wadhwa, President, Rotary Club of Rowville-Lysterfield, Melbourne, Australia When social distancing rules took effect in our area, we shifted to virtual meetings without missing a single meeting. We knew we needed to keep club members engaged and happy in these uncertain times.…

Lea Yague leads an activity with the newly formed Rotary Club of Solana Moonlight. Erika Isabel Yague By Erika Isabel Yague, Rotary Peace Fellow at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia As Rotary Peace Fellows, we find inspiration when we take time to remember and recognize the people who support and motivate us in our…

Members of the Rotaract Club of Dehli Rajdhani test features of the app, designed to provide users with reliable information through a computer-simulated chat. By Uday Nanda, past president Rotaract Club of Dehli Rajdhani, New Dehli, India As a social entrepreneur in New Dehli, India, I have been watching the overload of information coming out…

Elsa Marie D’Silva, 2016 Rotary Peace Fellow. By Elsa Marie D’Silva, Rotary Peace Fellow alumna, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand During the lockdown enforced due to COVID-19, I have been reaching out to all my friends to see how they are doing. The other day I happened to call one of my girl friends who I…

By Rotary International’s Youth Exchange and Youth Protection staff As the world faces extraordinary challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary Youth Exchange students worldwide are facing unique challenges of their own. Rotary International has been working in tandem with Youth Exchange club and district leaders to ensure that the health and safety of students remains…

By Erika Emerick, RI programs and promotions specialist Youth Service Month is a special time in Rotary. Throughout the month of May, members of Rotary clubs, Rotaract, Interact, and those involved in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and Rotary Youth Exchange celebrate the opportunities Rotary provides to connect, grow through service, develop leadership skills, mentor or…

George Ritcheske and an assistant lead a strategic planning session back in February. By George Ritcheske, a member of the Rotary Club of Coppell, Texas, USA The power of strategic planning was on display, and I could not have been more excited. It was a Saturday morning in February, before the pandemic forced us all…

By Rebecca Crall It is easy to see the health crisis created by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. What’s not as easy to see are the long-term impacts of the crisis on peace, particularly in states with government and public health infrastructures weakened by violence or unrest. Fortunately, Rotarians have an amazing capacity to…

Ryan Bell explains what Rotary has to offer young people, including exciting service opportunities that will connect you to others in your community. By Ryan Bell, Iowa City District 6000 Public Image Co-Chair I have a message for all you young people out there who may never have heard about Rotary. Or if you have,…

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