Archive | February, 2018

Promoting peace alongside Palestinian community leaders

28 Feb

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Promoting peace alongside Palestinian community leaders

28 Feb

Service in Action

By the Rotarian Action Group for Peace

In January, the Rotarian Action Group for Peace’s (RAGFP) Executive Director, Reem Ghunaim, journeyed from the RAGFP headquarters in Portland, Oregon, to conduct a peace tour in her home country of Palestine. Reem is a Rotary Peace Fellow from the Duke-UNC Peace Center in North Carolina, USA. As a native of Palestine, she is pleased to promote positive peace-building within her community.

RAGFP’s mission of supporting Rotarian peacebuilders was both accepted and appreciated in this fragmented part of the world. Reem’s travels allowed her to build peace while bridging Rotarians and influential Palestinians including business and legislative leaders, educators and students, human rights advocates, and even a pop star.

Rotarians in Palestine are visibly active in their communities. Reem met with Rotary peacebuilders who are making a difference by undertaking infrastructure projects and serving public needs that might otherwise be neglected in…

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Attend the 12th Multi-Club Workshop in Matera, Italy

27 Feb

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Attend the 12th Multi-Club Workshop in Matera, Italy

27 Feb

Service in Action

By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop

In 2007, the Rotary clubs of Ravenna in Italy and Stockholm Strand in Sweden decided to meet in Stockholm with other clubs to plan projects they could implement together while promoting fellowship and experiencing a new culture. They called this meeting the Multi-Club Workshop (MCW). Since then, representatives from various Rotary clubs meet every year in a European town to relive that experience.

Over the past 11 MCWs, Rotary members have been able to build relationships and implement 36 projects together, totalling approximately US $2,000,000. Between 2013 and 2016 alone, clubs from D2072 (Italy) implemented 29 global grants, 19 of which found supportive funding partners at MCWs.

The vocational expertise of Rotarians is essential to the success of projects. Many past participants of the MCW have been club presidents and/or members of their District Rotary…

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4 ways to celebrate Rotaract’s 50th birthday and World Rotaract Week

26 Feb

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4 ways to celebrate Rotaract’s 50th birthday and World Rotaract Week

26 Feb

Service in Action

By Erika EmerickRotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff

Rotaract’s 50th birthday is 13 March! We’re celebrating 50 years of taking action, leading communities, and changing the world throughout World Rotaract Week, 12-18 March.

Want to be a part of the celebration? Not sure where to start? Here are four ways you can take action and celebrate this historic milestone during World Rotaract Week:

1) Celebrate with service
Rotaract clubs are all about developing young leaders through service. Coordinate joint projects with local Rotary and Rotaract clubs to fundraise for The Rotary Foundation, raise awareness around a local cause, or organize a service project.

Need inspiration for your service project? Visit Rotary Showcase for more fun ideas and to celebrate your success with the Rotary community and the world.

2) Foster friendship and fun
Rotaractors are experts at creating friendships and having fun. Partner with local Rotaract clubs…

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Building Peace through Environmental Sustainability in Vancouver

23 Feb

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