Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world
Rotary Voices
  1. By David Jones, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Upper Arlington/Grandview (TriVillage), Columbus, Ohio, USA In 2008, my world changed when my wife of 29 years was killed by an impaired driver. She was returning from a college visit with … Continue reading
  2. By Sajid Pervaiz, past governor of District 3272, member of the Rotary Club of Ruryila, Pakistan In March, members of Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact from both Pakistan and India gathered together at a holy shrine on the border for an … Continue reading
  3. By S.R. Yogananda, past district governor, past regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and a member of the Rotary Bangalore East, Bengaluru, India The year was 1987. I had come back from the Sultanate of Oman and was running a consumer products … Continue reading
  4. By Michelle Davis, past president of the Rotary Club of New Albany, Ohio, USA, and an assistant governor in District 6690 Wash your hands. Wear face masks. Self-quarantine. COVID-19. Pandemic. Whoever thought these phrases or words would become part of … Continue reading
  5. By Rakesh K. Gaur, former Group Study Exchange team member As a citizen of India, I have been troubled by my country’s population growth, economic crisis, poverty, crimes against women, and child abuse. I had the privilege of taking part … Continue reading
  6. By Nathan Rizzo, Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas, USA I have been a member of my club for two years, but it was in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that I learned what it truly means to be … Continue reading
  7. By Curt Harris, past governor, Rotary District 5450 Although I joined Rotary in 1997, it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro as a Rotary-sponsored fundraiser three years later that I really felt … Continue reading
  8. By Tasmain Warren, Rotaract Club of Manhattan New York City, New York, USA Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, our Rotaract club realized the need to stay connected more than ever. We switched to an online platform and started brainstorming ways … Continue reading