Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world
Rotary Voices
  1. By Vicki Brentin, a member of the Houston Skyline Rotary Club, Houston, Texas, USA Anticipation. Excitement. Nervousness. Uncertainty. Hopefulness. Relief. Gratitude. I had all of these not-so-surprising emotions as I passed through the various stations at the mega vaccine site … Continue reading
  2. By Dave Rhylander, president of the Rotary Club of Collierville, Tennessee, USA Is it possible to grow your club in the midst of a pandemic? We have found the answer to be a resounding yes. Despite all the challenges that … Continue reading
  3. By Jill Johnson, member communications team lead, Corporate Communications, Rotary International My cheeks hurt from smiling, which was weird because I wore a mask all day. It’s not as if anyone saw my smile, but I couldn’t help it. It … Continue reading
  4. Youth Service Month is a special time in Rotary. Throughout the month of May, members of Rotary clubs, Rotaract, Interact, and those involved in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Rotary Youth Exchange celebrate the opportunities Rotary provides to connect, … Continue reading
  5. By Rotary magazine staff Every month in Rotary magazine, we showcase answers to ethical questions that members might face in their Rotary clubs, to help members share best practices with each other as they make their clubs stronger. Below is … Continue reading
  6. By Paul Elsley, Rotary Club of Kingston, Ontario, Canada A little over a year ago, my club could not have foreseen that we would add 18 new members during 2020 and do so in the midst of a global pandemic. … Continue reading
  7. By Caitlin Cangialosi, Rotary International Programs and Engagement Specialist Every year, over 350,000 youth participate in Rotary’s youth programs. Yet, until recently, Rotary didn’t have resources that directly engaged them in service, a fact that surprised me when I first … Continue reading
  8. By Joe Otin, past district governor of Rotary District 9212 (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan) It’s no wonder that rivers have a special place in art, music, and legend. The founders of mighty cities secured foundations mostly where the life … Continue reading