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…

Shahroz Ahmed speaks at a membership seminar. Ahmed credits Rotaract with boosting his confidence and public speaking skills. By Shahroz Ahmed, Rotaract Club of Faisalabad City, Pakistan My journey in Rotaract has been transformative, marked by personal growth and the acquisition of valuable skills. Prior to joining Rotaract, I struggled with speaking in public. Rotaract…

Taiwo Orbs, public image director for Rotaract District 9110, addresses members of the Rotaract Club of Lagos State University, Nigeria. By Taiwo Orbs, past president of the Rotaract Club of Surulere South, Lagos, Nigeria, and a public image director for Rotaract District 9110 Since joining Rotaract in 2017, I’ve witnessed firsthand how even the smallest…

Members of the Rotary Club of Cubao Edsa visit with children at Cottolengo Filipino in Rodriguez, Philippines. By Maurice Librea, past president of the Rotary Club of Cubao Edsa, Quezon City, Philippines Recently, we celebrated the fourth year of our signature project by dedicating three hours to a facility that offers residential care for abandoned,…

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