Rotary Voices

Stories of service from around the world
  1. By Reem Ghunaim I am a Rotary Peace Fellow from Palestine. My mother is a Palestinian refugee who fled her home with her family in 1948. My father’s entire village was displaced for two weeks in 1967. In fact, nearly … Continue reading
  2. By Nancy Leonhardt, 2018-19 membership chair for District 6150, Arkansas, USA When it comes to membership growth, there are no magic potions. Our district was blessed to add more than 65 new members last year, one of only four districts … Continue reading
  3. Report compiled by Diana White, past district governor, and District 7020 Rotarians The destruction left behind by Hurricane Dorian is devastating. In parts of the Bahamas, literally everything is gone, replaced by piles of rubble where homes once stood. Roads … Continue reading
  4. By Jayde Purnell, Gold Coast Passport Rotary Club, District 9640 (Australia) A passport Rotary club is designed to attract a diverse demographic, and from my perspective, it’s working. On the last Tuesday of each month, I merrily waltz my way … Continue reading
  5. By Charlie Flynn When I first walked into a meeting of the Rotaract Club of Jacksonville’s Beaches, I couldn’t have possibly known all the unique and rewarding experiences my involvement would afford me. I had no idea what was in … Continue reading
  6. By Kathleen Rose, vice president of the Rotary Club of Gilroy, California, USA I attended the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, in June, to widen my own leadership experience as I prepare to serve as club president next year. … Continue reading
  7. By Thineskumar Asokokumara, past president of the Rotary Club of Subang, Malaysia In June, my company held interviews to fill an opening for manager of our Kuala Lumpur support center. We are a company of over 2,000 employees listed on … Continue reading
  8. By Christoph Ahlmann-Eltze, president of the Rotary Club of Bordesholm, Germany Our club chartered 10 years ago, and from the very start, equality between the genders has been a priority. We alternate between a male member and a female member … Continue reading