Rotaract and Rotary clubs in Dhaka distributed 25,000 masks in April. By Abdullah Al Fahad, Rotaract Club of Dhaka Orchid, Bangladesh In Bangladesh, the infection rate from COVID-19 had been increasing daily earlier this year. The death rate was also frighteningly high. It’s a threat to our country’s health and economy. Our population density is…

The author immunizes a child against polio in India. By S.R. Yogananda, past governor of District 3190 and 2011-14 regional Rotary Foundation coordinator I had just come back from an assignment overseas in 1987 when I rejoined the Rotary Club of Bangalore East after an absence. I enjoyed the fellowship before meetings when I could…

Editor’s Note: In September 2020, Rotary formed a taskforce 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 principals throughout the organization. This is the first installment of a series of blog posts from DEI Taskforce…

Members of the Rotary Club of Plano West, Texas, USA, spend Saturdays distributing information about vaccinations on door hangers in Spanish-speaking neighborhoods. By Alex Johnson, President of Rotary Club of Plano West, Texas, USA From my town of Plano, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, we see the virus devastating lives in India. Last year, COVID-19…

By Rotary magazine staff Every month in Rotary magazine, we showcase answers to ethical questions that members might face in their Rotary clubs, to help members share best practices with each other as they make their clubs stronger. Below is the ethical challenge we will tackle in the September issue of the magazine. You’ve been…

The Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone is partnering with YesLiberia to provide tuition assistance and a bus for children to attend one of several YMCA-sponsored schools they could otherwise not afford. By Meg Ramey and Duke Adams, Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone, Pennsylvania, USA Since I was first introduced to Rotary in 2016, I have…

By Liz Courtney, assistant public image coordinator for Zone 8 (Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands) Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working in a virtual world and it has created a huge upsurge in using technology to communicate. We know that using social media and online marketing tools can reach a huge audience in…

By Dorothy Gilmour, Rotary Club of Melbourne, Australia As a grief therapist, I have assisted individuals impacted by suicide. My work as a therapist and as a lecturer in the areas of trauma, loss, and grief counseling included explaining to people how we cannot “save” a suicidal person ourselves, but need to refer them to…

By Tom Gump, governor of Rotary District 5950, member of the Rotary Club of Edina/Morningside, Minnesota, USA My district has several new and vibrant clubs. They are all flourishing. Not just because they formed, but also, because they keep on growing.  A majority of charter members, about 88%, are new to Rotary. So, we need to nurture these…

By Vicki Brentin, a member of the Houston Skyline Rotary Club, Houston, Texas, USA Anticipation. Excitement. Nervousness. Uncertainty. Hopefulness. Relief. Gratitude. I had all of these not-so-surprising emotions as I passed through the various stations at the mega vaccine site in Houston to receive my COVID-19 vaccination. At each station, the volunteers looked into my…

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