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…

Vivek Khandelwal (left) and the 2009 Group Study Exchange team to Switzerland. By Vivek Khandelwal In 2008, I happened to see a newspaper ad promoting Group Study Exchange through Rotary. Intrigued, I applied for the program never suspecting the many ways this simple action would impact my life. Dharmendra Gangrade, a Rotary member who had…

Lancaster Noon Rotary Club President-elect Jamie Culver interviews Christine Collins for one of the member spotlights. By Laura Tussing, Rotary Club of Lancaster, Ohio What can you do when a global pandemic shuts down international and regional travel, the ability to visit your favorite restaurants, or even the ability to attend your regular Rotary club…

A mother adjusts the strap on her son’s new prosthesis. By K V Mohan Kumar, charter president of the Rotary Club of Bangalore, Prime, India, and an ambassador of the Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation As members of Rotary, we can show our support for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) not only by our words,…

The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Ride to End polio team. By Kristin Brown, past president, Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse We ride so that others may walk. I don’t know who said it first, but the phrase has become a tagline for Rotary cyclists around the world, pedaling for PolioPlus, logging miles, and raising funds in…

By Rotary staff You are on the planning committee for your district conference that will be held in-person and virtually. Part of your committee’s job is to decide how to involve members of Rotaract. Someone suggests they be asked to manage the Zoom registration and provide technical support for virtual participants to leverage their tech…

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 I had just finished keying in my pin number on the card reader at the supermarket checkout…

By Bernd Meidel, District 1950 Public Image Chair (Germany) Bernd Meidel It’s important that Rotary and Rotaract clubs tell their stories in ways that help communities understand what Rotary does and why our work matters so as to inspire others to get involved. Appointing a club public image chair can increase your success at making…

Carolyn Schrader works with local Rotary members in Zimbabwe on an economic development project. By Carolyn Schrader, Rotary Club of Denver Mile High, Colorado, USA When I first joined Rotary, I was encouraged by another member to join in sponsoring a $14,000 AIDS awareness grant in Harare, Zimbabwe. I helped raise funds and worked with…

By Tom Gump, immediate past governor of District 5950 and a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Edina / Morningside, Minnesota, USA Rotary’s recently launched Membership Society for New Member Sponsors has created a high level of enthusiasm for bringing new members into our organization and forming new and innovative Rotary and…

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