Rotary International News

Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England, promoted the goals and values of Rotary through her leadership, service, and integrity. Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England bequeathed a generous donation of £1....
Posted: May 8, 2017, 11:00 am
Following the success of its first virtual reality film, released in October, Rotary is working with Google's virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to ...
Posted: May 4, 2017, 11:15 am
The Rotary Support Center has earned BenchmarkPortal's certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry. The certification puts Rotary's Sup...
Posted: April 27, 2017, 10:00 am
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of histor...
Posted: March 29, 2017, 2:15 pm
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 ...
Posted: February 17, 2017, 12:45 pm
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow loc...
Posted: January 10, 2017, 11:45 am
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 2:15 pm
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease,...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 2:15 pm
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s ...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 2:15 pm
Modena, Italy, is known for fine things. The region is home to manufacturers of Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini automobiles. It’s where the artisan cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano is made, as well as...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 2:00 pm
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandf...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 2:00 pm
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thu...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 2:00 pm
Rotary extends its thanks and congratulations to the Rotary Club of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, for having the most club members (35) who made personal contributions through My Rotary on Giving Tuesday, ...
Posted: December 27, 2016, 9:15 am
On 2 December, RI President John F. Germ declared the following candidates for the 2018-20 Board of Directors. The announcement came one day after the deadline passed for receiving proposals of add...
Posted: December 16, 2016, 3:15 pm
We are pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool. The new site has a fresh look and better organization. The grant application includes cle...
Posted: December 14, 2016, 12:00 pm
Three days after he was born, Do Nguyen’s family fled its small Vietnamese village during the First Indochina War. He didn’t have access to school until they returned nine years later. He made up f...
Posted: December 11, 2016, 2:30 pm
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, chi...
Posted: December 9, 2016, 8:45 am
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,0...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 3:00 pm
Three days after Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines in November 2013, Derek Locke was tramping among the sinews of uprooted palm trees, downed power lines, and fragments of homes shattered...
Posted: December 1, 2016, 3:15 pm
Awhile back, I got a call on my landline phone from a pleasant-sounding fellow who claimed to be from Microsoft. He said that a problem with my computer had been detected over the internet and it w...
Posted: December 1, 2016, 3:00 pm

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