March 9, 2018

As refugees streamed into Berlin, Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in need.  Several Rotary Clubs in Berlin have supported these efforts by providing funds and volunteers.  The...

October 22, 2017

More than 1 billion people around the world live in inadequate housing according to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements. Through a partnership between Rotary and Habitat for Humanity, more will have access to safe and affordable housing across the globe. Th...

October 22, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has proven to be an unprecedented disaster in the United States while monsoons have caused extensive flooding in South Asia.  Dave Roos (How Stuff Works) encourages us in his article below to help but to be smart about how we do so.  Unless you live in...

May 12, 2017

There are more refugees today than at any time since World War II.   The Amherst Rotary Club in Nova Scotia decided to do something about it by sponsoring a Syrian refugee family and helping them start new lives in Canada.  While the extent of human suffering around th...

February 15, 2017

Rotary International and Peace Corps share the goals of making the world better by promoting service and understanding across cultures.  Good clubs and good Peace Corps volunteers both understand the importance of partnerships.  In 2015, Rotary International and Peace...

January 5, 2017

Rotarians are part of a global network and are, not surprisingly, committed to promoting global health.  Three of Rotary’s six focus areas: (1) Disease prevention and treatment; (2) water and sanitation; and (3) maternal and child health contribute to global health – a...

November 16, 2016

Rotary was born out of a desire to feel connected to people and places. Paul Harris, like many Americans before and after him, moved around seeking the kind of professional opportunities that eventually landed him in Chicago. However, he missed the sense of belonging h...

October 11, 2016

“The world is in great need of more peace fellows who can work hand in hand with governments and communities to counterbalance the outbreak of war and conflict.” - Abu Sufian Taj Elassfia, 2011-13 Rotary Peace Fellow

Admittedly, I did not know about Rotary Peace Centers...

August 23, 2016

Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most often for forced labor or sexual exploitation and slavery.  Trafficking generates both tremendous suffering and profits.   By some estimates, human trafficking within and between countries generates up to $9.5 billion annu...

July 20, 2016

The Club Finder application will give you the details for all Rotary Clubs in your vicinity.  Hopefully one of them is a good match for you.  It may be though that there are few/no clubs where you live or work or perhaps the clubs that exist are not a good fit because...

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