Paulo Melo of Pacific Beach Rotaract Club, from left, with Derren Lechuga of the Rotary Club of San Diego Coastal, Karla Prieto, Brett Morey, Founder of SURF, and Robert Chamberlain of the Rotary Club of San Marcos during the 2022 Switchfoot BroAM By Raquel D’Garay-Juncal, president of the Rotary Club of Worldwide Impact (District 1550)…

Kunle Adeyanju, left, poises for a selfie with one of the many people he met on his motor ride from London to Lago. By Kunle Adeyanju, Rotary Club Ikoyi Metro A.M, Lagos, Nigeria Nothing worth accomplishing has ever been achieved effortlessly. And this was certainly true of my amazing road trip from London to Lagos…

Jahan Taganova No matter who you are or where in the world you come from, there is one thing that unites us all and makes us uniquely human: our need for clean water. Jahan Taganova is the recipient of a global grant scholarship from District 5340 to pursue a master’s degree in the Water Cooperation…

People displaced by the war in Ukraine arrive at a train station in Pardubice, Czech Republic. April 2022. World Refugee Day, 20 June, is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. Members of Rotary and Rotaract clubs have been taking action through a variety of international projects to…

Incoming club directors listen to training in advance of taking on roles to lead their club. Innovative sessions with case studies and inspired speakers can help a new board lead a club forward. By Vivek Khandelwal, a former Group Study Exchange participant and member of the Rotary Club of Deonar, Mumbai, India What makes one…

By Jeris Gaston, Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA A Rotary convention is a time to reflect upon the past year, look forward to the year ahead, and connect with friends, old and new, from around the globe. But it’s also a celebration of all things Rotary. The people gathered together are what make this…

Dr. Olha Paliychuk, a gynecologist and Cherkasy Regional Oncologist in Ukraine, speaks at the general session of the Rotary International Convention in Houston 6 June. Photo by Monika Lozinska/Rotary International Editor’s note: The following is an adapted version of Dr. Olha Paliychuk’s remarks to the Rotary International Convention in  Houston, 6 June 2022 By Olha…

Tom Gump at the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. By Tom Gump, past governor of District 5950 and a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Edina / Morningside, Minnesota, USA Serving as a Zone Promotion Coordinator for both the Toronto and Hawaii Conventions and as an Assistant Zone Promotion…

Mickey O’Brien, senior Kaurna Man, welcomes Rotary members to Kaurna country during a July 2021 event launching the Rotaract Club of Adelaide City, South Australia, Reconciliation Action Plan. By Katey Halliday, Rotaract Club of Adelaide City, South Australia, Australia, and a member of Rotary International’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce As a leading community service…

A woman in Uganda uses a new tippy tap to wash her hands in front of a latrine built by Rotary members. By Chris Roesel, a member of the Rotary E-Club of WASH, District 9980 Chris Roesel I am a Rotary member and the son of a Rotarian, and grew up in rural Georgia, USA,…

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