The Rotarian

February 2020

More than a library

After the 1994 genocide, Rotarians led a successful campaign to build Rwanda’s first public library. It’s now a lively gathering place and a bastion against ignorance and tyranny.

Rwanda's no-so-distant horror

The Rotarian went to Rwanda 10 years after the genocide and described both the horror and the hope as Rotarians sought to rebuild. The story is as powerful now as it was in 2004.

How to tell fact from fiction...

... and trust the news again. Professional fact-checkers share their techniques.

Toward a more lasting peace

With a new peace center in Africa, a reimagined peace fellowship program, and ambitious plans for the future, Rotary International advances its push for global harmony.

More from the February issue of The Rotarian

Our world

Earl of sandwiches
Q&A with Pat Rains
People of action around the globe
Halfway around the world in 36 days


Braking news

Our clubs

Service in Stumptown
4 questions about programs of scale grants
Club innovation: Downtown Franklin, Tennessee
Convention countdown: Convenient cuisine

January 2020

What it's like to...

Donate a kidney to a friend. Receive a kidney from a friend. Fly a chopper in Vietnam. Plant a garden with the first lady. In our fifth annual What It’s Like feature, Rotarians have some amazing stories to tell. Illustrations by Sébastien Thibault

Our world

Easy rider
Q&A with Joe Richardson
People of action around the globe
Three Rotary alums build on their friendship


Thanks for not sharing
The dry eye blues

Our clubs

Mile-high spirit in Denver
5 questions about leading a vocational training team
Club innovation: Jefferson City Evening, Missouri
Convention countdown: Come sale away

December 2019

The Sustainability Challenge

Ten years into the Rotary-USAID water and sanitation partnership, here's what worked, what didn't — and why.

A grand (and great-grand) tradition

Proud your parents were Rotarians? Some Rotary families go back five generations.

Our world

Nancy Leonhardt's new chapter
All well and good in Ghana
Q&A with Santosh Kale
People of action around the globe


Bringing up Daddy

Our clubs

No place like Rome
4 questions about starting a Rotary Fellowship
Club Innovation: An online home abroad
Convention countdown: Dessert island

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