By Eric Liswaniso, member of the Rotary Club of Ndola and the Rotaract Club of Lusaka, Zambia One of the most frustrating things about malaria is the preventable suffering it imposes on families. The death of a child or a parent, the loss of work, or economic stability can be devastating. I lost my parents…

By Gundula Miethke, Specialist, Regional Content and Communication • Europe/Africa at RI Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA “Imagine Rotary” is the 2022-23 presidential theme that RI President-elect Jennifer Jones revealed on 20 January. She is asking Rotary members to dream big and take action: “We all have dreams but acting on them is a choice.…

The social media team from Rotary at Global Citizen Live in Paris. From left Pauline Amiel, Tamara Gojkovic, Hanh Minh, and Mona Mousa. By Tamara Gojkovic, past president and treasurer of the Rotaract Club of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Before I joined Rotary, I had only heard of it by name. I didn’t know…

Members of the Rotary Club of Henderson, Texas, spend their Saturday building a wheelchair ramp. By David Higgs, president, Rotary Club of Henderson, Texas, USA When I was asked to serve as president of our local Rotary club, I knew I needed to focus on recruiting new members during my term. Our club was down…

By Dominica Pradere, past president, Rotary Club of Montego Bay, Jamaica Dominica Pradere When Jamaica’s borders closed in March 2020 from the COVID-19 pandemic, I was packed and ready for a trip to Trinidad and Tobago, where I planned to connect with other Rotary members, as I normally do when I travel. Naturally I was…

By Rotary staff A meeting of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, in 2018. During a discussion of candidates for an upcoming club election, a member objects to one candidate on the grounds that she’s a mother of young children and wouldn’t have the time to commit to Rotary. What would you do? Every month, Rotary magazine showcases…

By Samson Tesfaye Woldetensaie, 2020-21 assistant governor for District 9212,  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia In my club, Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Central-Mella, we are currently working on a water project to develop and build wells in 24 rural communities in southern Ethiopia. The evidence and data that we gathered have helped us identify the community’s…

By S Marathe (full name withheld upon author’s request) As a young Rotary member who has lived with a vision impairment, I have come to understand the importance of allies. An ally is anyone that actively aspires to be inclusive and is intentional through their thoughts, actions, and words to consciously promote a respectful and…

https://anchor.fm/rotary-international/episodes/Michigan-club-pairs-students-with-celebrity-and-CEO-mentors-e1b3la7 By Rotary staff A decade ago, Jackie Huie and members of the Rotary Club of St. Joseph & Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA, launched a program that has helped hundreds of local high school students learn more about their dream careers by connecting them with professionals in those fields. The program is still running strong.…

Editor’s Note: Jeremy Opperman is a member of Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion taskforce and a regular contributor to this blog on issues related to disability inclusion. By Jeremy Opperman, Rotary Club of Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa Like countless others I imagine, I watched the compelling events to celebrate the birthday of Archbishop Emeritus…

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