Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world
  1. By Jessie Case, Rotaract Club of Pacific Beach, California, USA My very first Interact project was picking up trash at a nearby lake and recreation area. It was so simple, yet I was so moved by the idea that if … Continue reading
  2. By Tony Scaife, Rotary Club of Aireborough, West Yorkshire, England For the last few months, I’ve been helping exuberant members of the Leeds Phoenix Satellite Rotary Club get established. I’ve been on a wonderful voyage watching as a new network … Continue reading
  3. By Celia Giay, past RI vice president and a member of the Rotary Club of Arrecifes, Buenos Aires, Argentina The idea for our firefighter exchange was born when my club received a visit from local volunteer firefighters. Club members listened … Continue reading
  4. By Marie Tornquist, former Rotary Youth Exchange student from Minnesota, USA, to Brazil On the first day of my Rotary Youth Exchange orientation in a Minneapolis suburb, I remember being confused about the nationality of my country officer. She kept … Continue reading
  5. By Salman Ali Rajput, past president of the Rotaract Club of Nawabshah Central, Pakistan, and District 3271 secretary I have always been involved in extracurricular activities practically since I was old enough to walk. But it wasn’t until I joined … Continue reading
  6. By Alma Dhiafira, president of the Rotaract Club of Darmo Raya, Surabaya, Indonesia During my year as president of my Rotaract club, we decided to put on a ludruk. It is a type of theater from East Java that includes … Continue reading
  7. By A.J. Holzer As I landed in the Durango airport, cramped into a small airplane, my entire Rotary career flashed before my eyes. I had joined Interact at the beginning of high school as a way to help my community … Continue reading
  8. By Laurie Smolenski When I learned about the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a think tank dedicated to using empirical research to better understand the drivers of peace, as a Rotary Peace Fellow in 2016, I was fascinated. The … Continue reading