Archive | September, 2018

Bridging the gap between Rotary’s programs for young leaders

25 Sep

Rotary Voices

Planting a tree Jessie Case plants a tree with the Coronado Rotary Club.

By Jessie Case, Rotaract Club of Pacific Beach, California, USA

My very first Interact project was picking up trash at a nearby lake and recreation area. It was so simple, yet I was so moved by the idea that if you wanted something to happen, you could take matters into your own hands and get it done. I am still moved by that feeling that comes from identifying a problem, finding a solution, and acting upon it.

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Satellite club gets back to Rotary’s roots

21 Sep

Rotary Voices

Leeds Phoenix satellite club Members of the Leeds Phoenix satellite club present their first charity check in dramatic fashion.

By Tony Scaife, Rotary Club of Aireborough, West Yorkshire, England

For the last few months, I’ve been helping exuberant members of the Leeds Phoenix Satellite Rotary Club get established. I’ve been on a wonderful voyage watching as a new network of professionals rediscover Rotary’s roots.

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5 ways Rotaract can change your life

14 Sep

Rotary Voices

Salman Ali Rajput

By Salman Ali Rajput, past president of the Rotaract Club of Nawabshah Central, Pakistan, and District 3271 secretary

I have always been involved in extracurricular activities practically since I was old enough to walk. But it wasn’t until I joined Rotaract in 2015 that I discovered the many ways a young person can learn and grow while serving the local community. My life has been transformed by Rotaract. Before I joined, I felt like a common man. Today, I have been groomed into a proud global citizen. Here are five ways Rotaract can change your life.

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Mobilizing communities to help end modern slavery

6 Sep

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Mobilizing communities to help end modern slavery

6 Sep

Service in Action

By Fiona Stevenson, Previous Member of the Rotary Club of Tenterden, United Kingdom

In the face of overwhelming slavery and human trafficking statistics, it can perhaps be difficult to know where to begin to help.  A few people in the city of Canterbury, United Kingdom have found a way of addressing modern-day slavery in Kent, United Kingdom that I believe could be replicated in many other places throughout the Rotary world.

This group of people first spent time meeting with various organizations, including the police, safe houses, and Stop the Traffik, a human trafficking prevention organization, before forming into a community group called Stop the Traffik Kent.

Dr. Cheryl Mvula, the group’s leader says, “We decided our focus should be on raising awareness around modern day slavery in our local community. Through research, we discovered the most prevalent types of exploitation in Kent. They are: fruit farms and agriculture…

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