Jim Marshall of King’s Landscaping and Rotary members (from left) Eva Palmer, Rebekah Deal, Stephen Reinsel, and John McCullough stand by the new sign at the entrance to Oil City. By Eva Palmer, assistant governor for District 7280 (Pennsylvania, USA) Our club is very committed to working with our community and telling people about Rotary.…

Sofia Brega founded Activators de Paz Ciudad Juárez, a group that trains other agents of change and develops Positive Peace content for schools. By Sofía Brega, Rotary Positive Peace Activator and member of the Rotaract Club of Juárez Centro, Chihuahua, Mexico. Growing up in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, I always knew I wanted to work on…

Isaac Owolabi, third from left, with Rotary members preparing meals at the Veteran’s Restoration Quarters in Asheville, North Carolina. Isaac Owolabi By Isaac B. Owolabi, past governor of Rotary District 7670 and a member of the Rotary Club of Asheville-Biltmore, North Carolina, USA I am grateful for my involvement in Rotary, not only because it…

By David Wick, President, Rotary E-Club of World Peace International Day of Peace poster As members of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace, we will be joining other members and people around the world in participating in the United Nations International Day of Peace on 21 September. It is fitting for us to do so…

Kiran Sirah Singh at the International Storyelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, USA. By Kiran Singh Sirah, a 2011-13 Rotary Peace Fellow and president of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, USA The news coming out of Afghanistan has been painful to watch. So many of these images of suffering — the cargo plane filled…

By Barton Goldenberg, immediate past governor of District 7620 (Maryland and Washington D.C., USA) Running a successful Rotary club is a bit like baking a cake. You need the right ingredients. If you’re a baker, you know that a great cake is made up of individual ingredients that come together to produce something special. A…

Maria’s family had to abandon their house in search of safer shelter. The aid they received from ShelterBox helped them rebuild their home after the storm. Photo courtesy ShelterBox By Céline Chhea Operations Coordinator, ShelterBox Through my work as an Operations Coordinator at ShelterBox, I have had the opportunity to work with Rotary clubs around…

By Ken Masson, President, The Rotary Club of World Disability Advocacy Ken Masson The need for human rights for people with disabilities is worldwide. From the largest to the smallest countries, there are opportunities for Rotary to improve the dignity, respect, and quality of lives for people with disabilities. That is why we chartered the…

Andy Rajapaske with members of the Gold Coast Passport Rotary Club and friends at a rally to end domestic violence. Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts for Membership Month inviting experts to share how they reach out to prospective members, keep existing members engaged, and create an environment that allows new clubs to form and thrive.   By…

Valarie Wafer Editor’s Note: In September 2020, Rotary formed a task force charged with assessing the current status of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Rotary and shaping a comprehensive action plan to help us further value and live those principles throughout the organization. This is the second in a series of blog posts from…

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