Members of the Rotary Club of Collierville with the Non Profit of the Year Award they received from the Chamber of Commerce for their service projects in the community. By Dave Rhylander, president of the Rotary Club of Collierville, Tennessee, USA Is it possible to grow your club in the midst of a pandemic? We…

By Jill Johnson, member communications team lead, Corporate Communications, Rotary International My cheeks hurt from smiling, which was weird because I wore a mask all day. It’s not as if anyone saw my smile, but I couldn’t help it. It was a great day. I volunteered at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in my town on…

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 August issue of the magazine. Your club…

Paul Elsley, in red coat, packs food boxes to deliver to families in the Kingston area. By Paul Elsley, Rotary Club of Kingston, Ontario, Canada A little over a year ago, my club could not have foreseen that we would add 18 new members during 2020 and do so in the midst of a global…

By Caitlin Cangialosi, Rotary International Programs and Engagement Specialist Every year, over 350,000 youth participate in Rotary’s youth programs. Yet, until recently, Rotary didn’t have resources that directly engaged them in service, a fact that surprised me when I first began working for Rotary International’s Programs for Young Leaders team in the spring of 2019.…

Joe Otin By Joe Otin, past district governor of Rotary District 9212 (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan) It’s no wonder that rivers have a special place in art, music, and legend. The founders of mighty cities secured foundations mostly where the life blood of mother nature offered a continuous supply of refreshment. Primitive societies worshiped…

Senerita Pouvi, 9, receives a measles vaccination in December 2019 as part of a UNICEF-supported National Vaccination Campaign in response to a measles outbreak in the Pacific region. Photo Courtesy UNICEF. By James Allen, Project Director and member of Rotary Club of Sydney, Australia I am part of a team of Rotarians that came together…

By Usha Reddi, president, Rotary Club of Community Action Against Human Trafficking As a teacher, I have heard about children in my school as young as six years old being sexually exploited for money, and I felt powerless to do anything about it. This was happening within families as a business and to support drug…

By Alex Ritchie and Taylor Huie, executive co-directors of the Ascension Rotaract MDIO, and Ally Fisher, chair of the RotarActs of Kindness campaign As life-long members of the Rotary family, we are passionate about Rotary and Rotaract from the deep friendships we have formed and the meaningful service we have taken part in. These last…

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