Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world
  1. By Gary Hirsch, a member of the Rotary Club of Tucson, Arizona, USA  Roughly 10 years ago, Rotarian Michael J. Harris of the Casas Adobes Rotary was debating ways to help small Rotary clubs take advantage of the Bill & Melinda … Continue reading
  2. By Daladiana Cunha Lima, co-chair of the Youth Exchange committee for District 4500 (Brazil) Rotary Youth Exchange is my favorite Rotary program. From my experience, I found the challenges of Youth Exchange are fairly universal. Among these, I believe one … Continue reading
  3. By Immy Julie Musoke Nakyeyune, Rotaract Club of Kampala South, Uganda Last January, Rotary International President Barry Rassin’s presidential theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asked us to inspire change in the world and in each other. I believe that … Continue reading
  4. By Joi Burton, International Service Chair for District 6170 and member of the Rotary Club of North Garland County, Arkansas, USA I have always had a dream of going to Africa. Soon after I joined Rotary in 1991, I noticed … Continue reading
  5. Throughout the year, Rotary members have shared their inspiring stories here on our blog. As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the top posts of the year (based … Continue reading
  6. By Tara Nicoll Mt. Pleasant, Pa., USA Had it not been for my Rotary Youth Exchange to Munich, Germany, in 1994-95, I am positive that I would not be where I am now: Living and pursuing a career in global … Continue reading
  7. By Logan Johnson, Communication Specialist for Rotary Alumni Relations For the past few years, Rotary International has been promoting Reconnect Week as a time to remind Rotary clubs of the value of reaching out and “reconnecting” with alumni of Rotary … Continue reading
  8. By Lorena Rodriguez, 2017-19 Rotary Peace Fellow, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan In November, I traveled to Tochigi, to visit Tajima-san’s farm, where he practices natural farming. Masanobu Fukuoka, a Japanese farmer and philosopher, dedicated his life to demonstrating that … Continue reading