Feature Archive


While the picturesque Valley of 1,000 Hills outside Durban, South Africa, offers stunning scenery to visitors, job prospects for the Zulu people who live on tribal land there are bleak. Three years ago, the nearby Rotary Club of Hillcrest addresse... Read more


In January 1946, just months after the end of World War II, The Rotary Foundation embarked on a mission to help heal the wounds from the conflict. The Foundation decided to nurture an understanding of other nations and cultures by providing schola... Read more


Several years ago, I had an experience that forced me to confront an aspect of myself I had denied for many years.

It began when a friend forwarded me a link to a prominent literary blog launched by a guy who clearly was not a fan of my wri... Read more


The great city of Atlanta suffered extensive damage during the Civil War, and many of its prewar structures were lost. However, stories of Georgia’s nearly 300-year history abound – you just have to know where to find them.

Only a short rid... Read more


As a teenager growing up in central Iowa, Nora Tobin had ready access to food, clean water, and medical care. “The only time I didn’t eat was when I didn’t like what was on my plate,” she recalls.

Today Tobin, now 28 and a member of the Rot... Read more


Apostolos Mamatas arrived in America armed with a full scholarship to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But things quickly turned bleak as his funding got delayed, and he had to work odd jobs to live. He slept wherever he could,... Read more


While the fight to eradicate polio suffered a blow this year when the virus re-emerged in Nigeria, Rotary leaders and top health experts focused Monday on the big picture: the global presence of the paralyzing disease has never been smaller.

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