The Rotarian

October 2019

The plus in PolioPlus

We’re doing so much more than eradicating polio.

The Rotarian Conversation: Denis Mukwege

As a doctor, Congolese physician Denis Mukwege cares for women brutalized by sexual violence; as their champion, the Nobel laureate cries out for justice.

More from the October issue of The Rotarian

Our world

Secily Wilson’s wow factor
Q&A with Tom Sauer
People of action around the globe
Project fair forges strong friendships


Small change
Extra helping

Our clubs

Ear, ear!
4 questions about our new strategy to end polio
Club innovation: Wiarton, Ontario
Convention countdown: Good neighbors

September 2019

Aloha Rotary

Say hello to Honolulu, home to the 2020 Rotary International Convention. And the best way to see this island paradise? Hang with local Rotarians and Rotaractors.

Text Messages

Three writers explore expedient strategies for reading, the labyrinths of lexicography, and the subtle pleasures of rereading a favorite book.

Book Smarts

If you want to get serious about reading, time is not your friend. Here are some suggestions for making each book count.

High Definition

A longtime lexicographer reveals the rebarbative precision by which dictionaries are made and celebrates the unruly evolution of the English language.

Book Returns

Rereading an old favorite at different stages in life is a chance to discover new things in the text and in ourselves.

Our world

Rotarian rides again
Coral reef revival
Q&A with Anabella Palacios
People of action around the globe


How I met my sister

Our clubs

Tokyo rise
4 questions about family-friendly projects
Club innovation: Roseville, California
Convention update: Turtle power

August 2019

What Happens When You Say Yes To Rotary

These 17 people joined Rotary to make a difference — only to find themselves transformed.

The Rotarian Conversation: Jonathan Quick

When it comes to epidemics, public health expert Jonathan Quick says we have the solutions. We simply have to embrace them.

What We Learn By Living Somewhere Else

A Chicago artist and actor spent a season away from home and found another place to belong.

Our world

Right at home
Class project
Q&A with Noelle Volin
People of action around the globe


Don’t play it again, Dad

Our clubs

Comeback club in Indiana
4 questions about international project partnerships with Beth Keck
Club innovation: Northern Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Convention update: Honolulu museums

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