By Damien Walker, Director of Public Image and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Salisbury City Rotaract Club (Australia) As the public image director for the Rotaract Club of Salisbury City in Australia, my job is to tell my club’s story. I share how we are a dynamic club that provides the entire Rotaract experience without the…

By Rotary staff A friendship exchange. Your club members have generously volunteered to host Rotarians from a district in another country as part of their Rotary Friendship Exchange program. Your club’s Rotary Friendship Exchange committee wishes to require all host families and visiting families to complete a background check as a precautionary measure of security. Other club…

Jeremy Opperman Editor’s Note: In September 2020, Rotary formed a task force charged with assessing the current status of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Rotary and shaping a comprehensive action plan to help us further value and live those principles throughout the organization. This is the fourth in a series of blog posts from…

Jayne Hulbert and her husband, Gene, get ready for the District 5150 Road Rally to End Polio in 2020. By Jayne Hulbert, past governor and Rotary Foundation chair, District 5150 The eradication of polio is personal to me. My sister and my husband’s father both were victims of this dreaded disease when they were only…

Fernando Nercelles films a program for District 4340’s virtual conference. By Fernando Pinto Nercelles, member of the Rotary Club of Pehuén de Las Condes, Chile; District Alumni Committee Chair; and District Peace Fellowships Subcommittee Chair. The last couple of years have been especially challenging for Rotary members, particularly for those of us in leadership positions…

By Rotary staff During the pandemic, your club service projects have been coordinated virtually partnering with local groups that provide community resources. Now your area is allowing in-person gatherings, but you have several members who are immune-compromised or cannot get vaccinated for health reasons. How can your club plan inclusive service activities that won’t exclude…

The Rotary Club of Sandusky’s spouse/partner plan has made it easy for spouses and partners to join. By Maris Brenner, Rotary Club of Sandusky, Ohio, USA As a career Sales/Marketing professional, it was always easier to “close the sale” when our potential client had familiarity with our product. And, in many cases, already liked it.…

Todd Jenkins Editor’s Note: In September 2020, Rotary formed a task force charged with assessing the current status of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Rotary and shaping a comprehensive action plan to help us further value and live those principles throughout the organization. This is the third in a series of blog posts from…

Jim Marshall of King’s Landscaping and Rotary members (from left) Eva Palmer, Rebekah Deal, Stephen Reinsel, and John McCullough stand by the new sign at the entrance to Oil City. By Eva Palmer, assistant governor for District 7280 (Pennsylvania, USA) Our club is very committed to working with our community and telling people about Rotary.…

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