Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world
  1. By Florian Wackermann, Rotary Club of Germering, Germany You don’t have to be a Rotaractor to enjoy the Rotaract Preconvention. In fact, there are plenty of reasons for Rotarians to attend, as well. Perhaps one of the best is getting … Continue reading
  2. By Alexandra Hudson, former Rotary Global Grant Scholar Looking back on my year in London as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all that Rotary has enabled me to do. On one level, I was born … Continue reading
  3. By Konrad Niemann, President of the Rotary Club of München-Münchner Freiheit, Germany In February, my son and I were driving in Germany when we began passing a bunch of strange-looking cars on the highway. We discovered they were part of … Continue reading
  4. By Tetsuzo Fukuda, Rotary Club of Nagoya-Wago and polio plus committee chair for District 2760 (Japan) We held our sixth annual World Food and Fureai Festival 27-28 October in a park in downtown Nagoya (fureai is a Japanese word meaning interaction). … Continue reading
  5. By Yesenia Uribe, Rotaract Club of Juárez Integra, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico I have always been concerned about the situation in my city. Ciudad Juarez is sadly known for a high crime rate and violence related to drug trafficking which creates … Continue reading
  6. By Viktorija Trimbel, District 1462 (Lithuania) Youth Exchange Chair, and Governor nominee for 2020-2021 Days before the Rotary Convention, over 500 Youth Exchange Officers (YEOs) from all over the world get together to learn and share best practices. The YEO … Continue reading
  7. By Eric Schmelling, chief philanthropy officer, The Rotary Foundation As Rotary staff members, we can never take enough time in our daily responsibilities to fully express our gratitude to you, our generous donors, who make the work of The Rotary … Continue reading
  8. By Erika Emerick, RI Programs for Young Leaders promotions specialist Interact clubs empower young people ages 12 to 18 to take action in their community, develop leadership skills, and gain a global perspective. Every year we celebrate the accomplishments of … Continue reading