Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world
  1. By Alison Frye, president of the Rotary Club of Perrysburg, Ohio, USA Back in December, the cover of The Rotarian featured a picture of RI President Barry Rassin and his wife, Esther, with a flock of flamingos. The cover received … Continue reading
  2. Whether you’ll be attending the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, from 1 to 5 June, or you simply want to keep up with everything that’s happening there, you can find all the latest news on and social … Continue reading
  3. By Lorraine Hayman, incoming Rotary Peace Fellow at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, 2019-21 This summer, I will join the 18th class of Rotary Peace Fellows at International Christian University. Here are my top ten reasons for applying to … Continue reading
  4. By Rick Olson, Rotary Club of Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA Climate change is an impersonal, ambiguous term, which denotes negative impact on people around the world. But on a recent trip to Tanzania in Africa I met some of the … Continue reading
  5. By Parimal Naik, grant coordinator, Rotary Club of Gandevi, India In January, our club organized a medical mission to provided life-saving health care to the rural and tribal community of Gandevi in the western part of India. Our mission consisted … Continue reading
  6. By RI’s social & digital team Have you visited the Brand Center lately? We’ve added a new video, “Power in Our Connections,” that you can share on social media. By doing so, you become part of our public image campaign, helping … Continue reading
  7. By Xolisile Sithole, former Rotary Youth Exchange student to Canada It has been more than eight years since I embarked on a Rotary Youth Exchange to Thunder Bay, Canada, from South Africa. In many ways, it still seems like yesterday. … Continue reading
  8. By Magdalena Zurita, Rotary Peace Fellow, International Christian University, Japan, 2016-18 In May of 2018, I completed my master’s studies as a Peace Fellow at International Christian University in Japan. As I waited for the graduation ceremonies, I pondered where … Continue reading