Wildfires, heatwaves, droughts, and floods leave many people wondering what they can do to address the environmental challenges facing our world. In Rotary, the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) has provided a platform for environmentally-minded Rotary and Rotaract members to come together to seek solutions that have a sustainable impact. For Earth Day, 22…

Members of Activate Victoria, which uses a club model that attracts members through community service projects. By Amanda Wendt, past governor of District 9800 During my year as district governor, we wanted to charter a club that would be different and offer a pathway for new Rotarians to pursue their passion for community service and…

Rotaractors enjoy last year’s Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference in Seoul, Korea. By Divagaran S/O Kalaivanan, Rotaract Club of Raffles City, Singapore, and chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference As a dedicated Rotaractor deeply invested in fostering positive change within our communities, the upcoming Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference (APRRC) 1-4 June is…

Rotarians have partnered with a solar energy company to provide solar generators that power critical medical equipment at front-line hospitals in Ukraine. Photo by Olena Vynohradova By Heidi Rickels, past president of the Rotary E-club of WASH As a Rotarian and development professional, I’ve witnessed many remarkable stories of resilience and compassion. One that deeply…

Craig Valentine, the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, delivers his message using storytelling. By Craig Valentine Over the past 20 years, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to speak to audiences about the importance of leadership and presentation skills. The main tool I’ve used to accomplish this is storytelling. Storytelling helps both leaders and presenters…

An Open World delegation attends a Rotary Club meeting in Maine, USA. In 2023, Brenda Pollock’s Rotary Club of Biddeford-Saco, Maine, USA, was selected to host a delegation from Ukraine through the Open World program. For Rotary and Rotaract members seeking international service opportunities, the program allows clubs to host and curate multi-day visits for…

One of Lewis’ oil paintings, a pet portrait. By George Lewis, Rotary Club of Venice-Nokomis, Florida, USA Extraordinary.Amazing.Spectacular. This is how I feel about Rotary. I’ll be 90 years old in June and joined Rotary at a relatively late age. I went on my first volunteer trip to Guatemala in 2006 to help install stoves…

The recipient of a prosthetic hand during one of the Rotary club’s medical camps. By Mohan Kumar K V, member of the Rotary Club of Bangalore Prime, India Guided by Rotary’s Action Plan, we embarked on a journey of service and empowerment, reaching the unreached by providing free below-the-elbow prosthetic hands to those who had…

Collaborative efforts between Rotary Peace Fellows, Positive Peace Activators, local Rotarians, and cooperating organizations are providing access to clean water in rural Bolivia. By María Antonia Pérez, Rotary Positive Peace Activator and Rotary Peace Fellow I am excited about a project I have been part of in Bolivia that underscores water’s critical role in fostering…

By Lee Ann Searight, RI membership resources specialist This International Women’s Day, 8 March, the Membership Development team at RI produced a webinar on the future of women in leadership. As I researched the issue, I read an article about women’s place in the global economy and their challenges in achieving gender equity. The UN…