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Free ebook 6: Tell Your Story in the Local Media – Write about Your Rotary Partners to Celebrate Volunteer Work
The sixth free ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series has been released. The book tells the story of an initiative by a Rotary club to improve its public image by writing articles in the local media about volunteering opportunities for residents to make a difference in their community. The articles feature great local … Continue reading Free ebook 6: Tell Your Story in the Local Media – Write about Your Rotary Partners to Celebrate Volunteer Work
Free ebooks 4 and 5 – Rotary foundations and grants
Did you know that apart from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, there are close to 4,000 local Rotary foundations in the United States alone? Two new free ebooks on Rotary foundations and grants are now available in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series.  The first book provides an introduction to Rotary foundations and grants … Continue reading Free ebooks 4 and 5 – Rotary foundations and grants
Free ebook 3: What Does Service Mean in Rotary? Simple Stories of Inspiring Rotarians
The third free ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series has been released. Rotary’s motto is “Service above Self.” What does this mean in practice? The book answers this question by providing examples of the work that Rotarians do. The book also explains Rotary’s “avenues of service.” The hope is that through simple stories of … Continue reading Free ebook 3: What Does Service Mean in Rotary? Simple Stories of Inspiring Rotarians
Free ebook 2 – Partner, Innovate, Evaluate: Increasing Rotary’s Impact
The second ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books Series has been published. Partnerships, innovation, and evaluation can increase the quality, scope, and reach of Rotary’s service work in communities. The book suggests with case studies how this can be done. All books in the series are free and available here in multiple formats.  Please share this link widely … Continue reading Free ebook 2 – Partner, Innovate, Evaluate: Increasing Rotary’s Impact
Free ebook 1 – Double Your Membership In Six Months: 10 Lessons from a Rotary Club Pilot
The first ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books Series has just been published. It provides 10 simple lessons for Rotary clubs to grow. The book is based on the success of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in doubling its membership in six months. The book is free and available here in multiple formats.  Please share … Continue reading Free ebook 1 – Double Your Membership In Six Months: 10 Lessons from a Rotary Club Pilot



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Youth Leadership All-Stars
May is Rotary’s Youth Service Month! Rotary is looking for Youth Leadership All-Stars to share their stories and be recognized on the Rotary Voices blog.
Children getting drinking water
In response to survey results, Rotary International has been working to improve the learning experience for club leaders. First, the September mailing of club officer manuals to district governors-elect will move to July this year. The manual Lead Your Club: President will be the only club resource mailed. Other resources will be emailed or appear online.
The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The aim is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas.
To All Zone 33 & 34 Rotarians Registered for the 2017 Convention!
We currently have approximately 800 volunteers and we need 1200 to staff the events and transportation properly.
What motivates everyday women to do extraordinary things — to positively change the lives of people halfway around the world while inspiring so many folks at home? Three Rotary members answered that question at a celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by the World Bank at its Washington, D.C., headquarters 8 March. 
Have you experienced the newly updated End Polio Now website? It’s been completely revamped to include vibrant images, improved navigation, and, thanks to your feedback, an enhanced Resource Center. Get the latest polio news; download tools to help you advocate, fund raise, and educate about polio eradication; and make a contribution at the new
Bill Gates will be the keynote speaker at Rotary International's 108th international convention this summer in Atlanta.
Atlanta is preparing to host Rotary’s international convention from June 10 to 14. Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be one among a lineup of world-class speakers. The Gates Foundation and Rotary International have an ongoing match of 2:1 to support polio eradication efforts up to $35 million a year.
Join the world’s largest service event, Global Youth Service Day!
This 21-23 April, young leaders from around the world will come together for the largest service event in the world, Global Youth Service Day. Show how Interact and Rotaract clubs around the world contribute to this year’s theme of Youth-led Solutions to Real World Problems. Utilize the GYSD learning center to plan a project, post it on the global map, and promote it on social media with #GYSD

Dunnottar is a school for differently-abled children and young adults located in Castries, St. Lucia. For over 20 years the Rotary and the Rotaract Clubs of Saint Lucia have assisted the school in different ways ranging from furnishing classrooms to hosting the all almost 100 students for lunch once a year.
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 was a very special afternoon for the Rotary Club of Princes Town. The Club hosted its third joint meeting for the Rotary year, partnering with the Rotary Clubs of San Fernando and St. Augustine for an afternoon of Rotary fellowship where the Clubs celebrated the induction of new members and benefited from the educational and informative feature address delivered by Independent Senator Taurel Shrikissoon.

The Rotary Club of Antigua in partnership with the Belleview Breakfast Rotary Club of Washington State is in its tenth (10th) year of conducting the Computer for the World Project which started in 2008. In this project a team of Rotarians headed by Mr. John Martinka of the Belleview Breakfast Rotary Club along with and a team of Cisco Systems IT Students and Teachers headed by Mr. Jeff Mason from the Newport High School in Belleview, Washington State have been coming to Antigua & Barbuda and have been installing computers in Government and Private Schools as a donation to the Ministry of Education for the Students of Antigua & Barbuda.
For the second year, the Rotary Club of Schoelcher hosted a costume race, the profits from which are used for collaborative project with associations fighting against the DYS troubles. This year, this initiative called "Schoelcher Carnival Run" took on a whole new dimension.
The Rotary Club of Saint Lucia continued its 50th Anniversary celebrations with it’s Wine and Cheese Fiesta. The event in it’s 15th year was held under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy - Governor General, Paul Harris Fellow and Honorary Rotarian. It took place on the lawn of Government House overlooking Saint Lucia’s capital city Castries where Caribbean chattel houses were set up with lights to accommodate the various gourmet food offerings.
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...