The Rotarian

November 2019

Hoops on the Hudson

In Yonkers, New York, a new basketball court four years in the making provides valuable life lessons to the community’s kids — and its adults.

The Rotarian Conversation: Henrietta Fore

Connecting 1.8 billion young people with education and jobs is a tall order. Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF, is calling on Rotarians for ideas.

The Price of Polio

Five Rotarians tell their stories of living with the effects of the disease.

More from the November issue of The Rotarian

Our world

Chris Wells’ fresh start
Special collections in Barbados
Q&A with Julia Caussil
People of action around the globe
A Foundation to build on


How kindness appreciates
Matchmaker, matchmaker

Our clubs

Go with the flow in Hawaii
4 questions about how to make your club irresistible
Club innovation: Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay, Tanzania
Convention countdown: Family fun

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.

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

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