Laurie Smolenski, right, joins Rotary members, Rotary staff, and Rotary partners in planning the 2019 Positive Peace Workshop in Mexico. By Laurie Smolenski When I learned about the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a think tank dedicated to using empirical research to better understand the drivers of peace, as a Rotary Peace Fellow in…

Dinesh Gajeelee By Dinesh Gajeelee, Rotary Club of Haute Rive, Mauritius One of the ongoing challenges in Rotary is maintaining a healthy level of membership. My club of Haute Rive is no exception. We started the club in 2014 with 20 members, and despite the fact that we have gained new members since then, we’ve…

The Dutch Rotarians took 11 cars to The Gambia, which were auctioned off to support women’s education. By Tineke Ruijter, Rotary Club of Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands Our adventure started on 21 October 2017. Rally teams of six Dutch Rotary clubs, accompanied by five independent supporting teams, departed from Zwijndrecht in the Netherlands for a challenging…

Joyce Lau’s Rotary experience helped her land a position with a major financial firm in Hong Kong. Four Rotarians serve on the board of directors. By Joyce Lau, past president of the Rotary Club of Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong On my first day at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a college senior invited…

John Smerdon and Daniel Vankov prepare sausage sizzle for the homeless in Brisbane. By Daniel Vankov, Immediate Past President, Rotary Club of Brisbane, Australia Rotary’s secret is cooperation. Alone we are useless. Together we are powerful. And together in a million we are unstoppable. I had the honor of serving as president of the Rotary…

Francine Falk-Allen By Francine Falk-Allen One of the first misconceptions that confronted me as a handicapped child was that people – children, adults, everyone – would often say, “I saw your picture on the March of Dimes poster!!”  The March of Dimes was a campaign initiated to pay for polio vaccinations and patient care. Most…

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