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Are you an inspiration, and more?

Are you an inspiration, and more? | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
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.
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Mt. Pleasant to Munich: a Rotary Youth Exchange journey

Mt. Pleasant to Munich: a Rotary Youth Exchange journey | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
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 business development at an innovative German medtech startup.
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How RYLA changed my life

How RYLA changed my life | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Daniel Eduardo Zavala, Rotaract Club of San Joaquin, Venezuela In 2010, I had my first exposure to Rotary during a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) event in San Cristobal, a beautiful city in my country of Venezuela.
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5 ways to reconnect with alumni in 2019

5 ways to reconnect with alumni in 2019 | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
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 programs like Interact, Rotaract,...
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5 things to see in Hamburg: Tips from local Rotaractors

5 things to see in Hamburg: Tips from local Rotaractors | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
Unforgettable moments are made at Rotary conventions, as you connect with members from all over the world. It’s also an opportunity to explore a place you have never been before. We asked local members of Rotaract what they would recommend people see during the 2019 Rotary International Convention...
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An innovative idea to promote Rotary in Ghana

An innovative idea to promote Rotary in Ghana | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Dominic Kornu, president-elect, Rotary Club of Sunyani Central, Ghana In Ghana, the public’s understanding of Rotary is still not where we would like it, especially as most projects take place in communities with little or no formal education, away from the larger cities where potential members...
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Why attend the Rotaract preconvention?

Why attend the Rotaract preconvention? | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Florian Wackermann, Rotary Club of Germering, Germany You don’t have to be a Rotaractor to enjoy the Rotaract Preconvention. In fact, there are plenty of reasons for Rotarians to attend, as well.Perhaps one of the best is getting to know this vibrant part of the Rotary family and building connections...
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Living life forward in Rotary

Living life forward in Rotary | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Alexandra Hudson, former Rotary Global Grant Scholar Looking back on my year in London as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all that Rotary has enabled me to do. On one level, I was born into a family of Rotarians: my grandmother was a founding member for her club...
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Painting the way to peace

Painting the way to peace | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Yesenia Uribe, Rotaract Club of Juárez Integra, Cuidad Juárez, Mexico I have always been concerned about the situation in my city. Cuidad Juarez is sadly known for a high crime rate and violence related to drug trafficking which creates an atmosphere of insecurity.
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Thank you, Foundation donors

Thank you, Foundation donors | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Eric Schmelling, chief philanthropy officer, The Rotary Foundation As Rotary staff members, we can never take enough time in our daily responsibilities to fully express our gratitude to you, our generous donors, who make the work of The Rotary Foundation possible.
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7 tips for creating compelling social media content

7 tips for creating compelling social media content | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Ashley Demma, social & digital specialist for Rotary International It’s hard to believe that social media has been around for more than twenty years.From the early days of crafting the perfect AIM away message in the late ‘90s to the rise of sharing photography on Instagram … social media has ...
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How to improve your photography: telling Rotary’s story in pictures

How to improve your photography: telling Rotary’s story in pictures | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Alyce Henson, Rotary International staff photographer Over the last year, I have worked on a few assignments highlighting club projects in Nassau, Bahamas, and Seattle, Washington, USA. Each project demonstrates how Rotarians take action to solve problems in their own communities.
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Rotary’s impact on clean water in Ghana

Rotary’s impact on clean water in Ghana | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
Editor Note: Rotary International partners with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support lasting, positive change in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This is part of a series of occasional blog posts from local Rotary members describing their visits to...
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What a Rotary club can do with even a little bit of money

What a Rotary club can do with even a little bit of money | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
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 an article in The Rotarian that a Rotary club from Eugene, Oregon, was going...
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Our top stories of 2018

Our top stories of 2018 | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
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 on views).
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Natural farming and the sanctity of life

Natural farming and the sanctity of life | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
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 "natural...
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French, American Rotarians celebrate peace as New Orleans turns 300

French, American Rotarians celebrate peace as New Orleans turns 300 | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Jean-Marie Poinsard, president of the France-USA Inter-Country Committee In October, Rotary members from the city of Orléans, France, spent a week visiting Rotary clubs in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, reinforcing the bonds of friendship and peace between our two countries.
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Lessons from a new club in Nuremberg

Lessons from a new club in Nuremberg | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Kerstin Dolde, Rotary Club of Hof-Bayerisches Vogtland, Germany It is beyond question that Rotary club charters are something special. The fact that the latest Nuremberg addition to the Rotary family was personally welcomed by RI President-elect Mark Maloney is even more memorable for the new...
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New Rotaract club creates community in Ohio

New Rotaract club creates community in Ohio | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Evelyn Aaron, Communication Director, Rotaract Club of Canal Fulton, Ohio, USA If you ask any one of the members of the Canal Fulton Rotary Club why they joined, they will tell you it’s the sense of community that binds us all together.
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Who knew attempting a world record could transform our club?

Who knew attempting a world record could transform our club? | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Joanna Chrzanowska, president, Rotary Club of Marabella-Guadalmina, Spain The event planning team from the Rotary Club of Marbella-Guadalmina, Spain, was awed by the first sight of the hall they had to fill.
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Mixing food, fun, and Rotary service in Nagoya

Mixing food, fun, and Rotary service in Nagoya | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Tetsuzo Fukuda, Rotary Club of Nagoya-Wago and polio plus committee chair for District 2760 (Japan) We held our sixth annual World Food and Fureai Festival 27-28 October in a park in downtown Nagoya (fureai is a Japanese word meaning interaction).
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Why I love YEO Preconvention

Why I love YEO Preconvention | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Viktorija Trimbel, District 1462 (Lithuania) Youth Exchange Chair, and Governor nominee for 2020-2021 Days before the Rotary Convention, over 500 Youth Exchange Officers (YEOs) from all over the world get together to learn and share best practices.
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3 ways to celebrate World Interact Week

3 ways to celebrate World Interact Week | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Erika Emerick, RI Programs for Young Leaders promotions specialist Interact clubs empower young people ages 12 to 18 to take action in their community, develop leadership skills, and gain a global perspective.
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Fighting malnutrition with better corn

Fighting malnutrition with better corn | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Don Reiman, Rotary Club of Boise, Idaho, USA Semilla Nueva means “New Seed.” In Guatemala the "new seed" developed by Semilla Nueva is creating new life for some of the world’s most malnourished children.
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Can you top these creative polio fundraisers?

Can you top these creative polio fundraisers? | Rotary News and Ideas | Scoop.it
By Arnold R. Grahl From riding the rails in Sydney, Australia, to crossing mountain paths on the way to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru, members of Rotary have been coming up with creative ways to raise money and awareness for polio eradication leading up to World Polio Day 24...
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