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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.
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.
Five Rotarians tell their stories of living with the effects of the disease.
We’re doing so much more than eradicating polio.
As a doctor, Congolese physician Denis Mukwege cares for women brutalized by sexual violence; as their champion, the Nobel laureate cries out for justice.
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.
Three writers explore expedient strategies for reading, the labyrinths of lexicography, and the subtle pleasures of rereading a favorite book.
If you want to get serious about reading, time is not your friend. Here are some suggestions for making each book count.
A longtime lexicographer reveals the rebarbative precision by which dictionaries are made and celebrates the unruly evolution of the English language.
Rereading an old favorite at different stages in life is a chance to discover new things in the text and in ourselves.
These 17 people joined Rotary to make a difference — only to find themselves transformed.
When it comes to epidemics, public health expert Jonathan Quick says we have the solutions. We simply have to embrace them.
A Chicago artist and actor spent a season away from home and found another place to belong.
For nearly 40 years, RI’s new president, Mark Daniel Maloney, and his family have demonstrated that Rotary connects the world.
How one member of a shrinking club took a unique approach to wooing new recruits, starting with the town’s civic leaders.
While dining with an old friend, an acclaimed Chicago author witnesses the enduring repercussions of violence.
Noted writer Alex Kotlowitz, an astute observer of social imbalance, says that whatever our address or economic status, we are all neighbors.
Photographer George Steinmetz has captured panoramic aerial images of the plains of Africa, the vast sand dunes of Brazil, and the frozen expanses of Antarctica. In the process, he has gone from wanting to see the world to wanting to save it.
In judging our photo contest, George Steinmetz selected nine images from more than 600 submissions. He brought to the task four decades of traveling and photo- graphing the world, so he can appreciate a photo both for its aesthetic qualities and for the story it tells.
Rotarians find that bringing red and blue Americans together to talk – and listen – fits neatly with The Four-Way Test.
Al Jubitz and Dennis Wong, two founders of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, are working hard to give peace a chance.
As political passions swirl about, keep your eye on the goals of truth and fairness.
Author Gregg Easterbook argues that even though optimism has gone out of style, the world is in better shape than ever.
Rotarians understand that the whole world is their backyard, which is why they are taking action to fight climate change. We show how they’re doing it.
RI President Barry Rassin talks about Rotary’s role in ensuring the well-being of the planet.
As the Arctic heats up, Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, examines the plight of indigenous Alaskans.
The Citizen’s Climate Lobby tackles a contentious issue on Capitol Hill the Rotary way.
Rotarians are already hard at work on some of the top-ranked solutions to climate change.
7 questions about why polio’s last mile is so important with Michael K. McGovern, International PolioPlus Committee chair
Stephanie Woollard went from Down Under to the top of the world to find out.
President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney maps out a course for Rotary's future.
The Institute for Economics and Peace had done the research on how countries could create and sustain peace. But how to put that research into action at the grassroots level? Enter Rotary.
A year after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, we visited the island to learn how local Rotary members continue to rebuild homes and lives.
It's time to cross "make a list" off your list.
A British-born Sikh who leads the International Storytelling Center in Tennessee, Kiran Singh Sirah believes spinning tales can foster world peace.
How to become a Rotary Peace Fellow.
Fly solo around the world. Win Olympic gold. Fight polio during a coup. Rotarians describe their experiences doing all that and more.
There's more to literacy than books.
Ready for more reading? With Rotarians in mind, we recommend 20 books — non-fiction and fiction, from writers established and new.
Child development advocate Dana Suskind urges parents to talk to their babies early and often.
In its work with the United Nations and other international organizations, the Rotary Representative Network advances a century-old tradition of fostering global harmony.
Rotary Peace Fellow Susan Stigant puts political theory into practice.
One hundred years after Armistice Day, we look back at how World War I unfolded in the pages of The Rotarian.
A Rotaractor ventures deep into her native Uganda with a polio vaccination team as part of Rotary’s newest virtual reality film, Two Drops of Patience.
Two Rotarian pediatricians team up to save babies’ lives.
The challenges facing Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are changing. Here's what you need to know about where we are now.
Drop anchor in Germany’s gateway to the world, where it’s easy to feel like a local.
Take a trip outside your comfort zone and come back with a broader perspective.
Tyrone "Doc" Bledsoe has a prescription to ensure that young black men attend and finish college: the Student African American Brotherhood.
In Rotary’s membership game, everyone’s a winner.
Epidemiologist Gary Slutkin has a new — and successful — strategy to stop violence: Treat it like a disease.
What it takes to be a leader in Rotary.
Since 1993, Rotarians in Chile and the United States have teamed up to provide life-altering reconstructive surgeries.
Rotary’s new president, Barry Rassin, strikes a perfect balance between Bahamian bonhomie and decisive leadership.
After fleeing conflict in their home countries, young people living in a Ugandan refugee settlement establish their own Rotaract club.
In the internet age, literacy means distinguishing between fact and fiction.
Full exposure: Stephanie Sinclair’s photography is just one of the ways she advocates for the rights of girls
Final Exam: Two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response Team
Back to our roots: The best time to plant a tree was when Paul Harris was alive. The second-best time is now.
Cultivating peace: Our peace fellows dig in to Rotary's areas of focus
- Adrien Lokangaka: Saving mothers and children, fighting disease
- Sachin Rane: Promoting peace
- Summer Lewis: Growing local economies
- Muyatwa Sitali: Providing clean water
- Rabia Raja: Supporting education