Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world
  1. By Viviana Bennett, president, Plano Community Rotaract Club, Texas, USA I get very excited when it comes to Rotary events, and the 2019 Rotaract Preconvention was no exception. It was one of the most breathtaking experiences of my Rotary journey … Continue reading
  2. By Victor Barnes, Director of Programs & Grants In 2013, Rotary set out on its new grant model under the Future Vision Plan, in the hopes that the approach would enhance the scope, impact, and sustainability of humanitarian projects. More … Continue reading
  3. By Amanda Wendt, vice chair of the RI Communications Committee and a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia I recently saw a story on television about a West Papuan woman who received life-changing facial surgery to fix … Continue reading
  4. By Mauricio R. Pernía-Reyes, president of the Rotary Club of San Cristóbal Metropolitano, Venezuela I recently discovered a valuable resource on Rotary’s website that has strengthened my club’s efforts to serve our community and build peace. When I was selected … Continue reading
  5. By Nurveen Ratty, Rotary Club of Floreal, Mauritius As Rotarians, we pride ourselves in taking collective action to create lasting change. And our fight to eradicate polio is without a doubt one of our finest efforts. For World Polio Day … Continue reading
  6. By Summer Lewis, Rotary Peace Fellow and coordinator of the Rotary-Institute for Economics and Peace Partnership It’s not often that you get to spend International Peace Day, 21 September, surrounded by more than 30 Nobel Peace laureates and 1,200 young … Continue reading
  7. By Vikash Shah, Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay, Tanzania My year as Rotary club president was approaching, and I knew I had to do something substantial to leave my mark. I had participated in a district team … Continue reading
  8. By Terry Beard, Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon, USA You may have heard that most people would rather die than give a speech. Public speaking is the number one fear for many people. For 49 years, I too had a … Continue reading