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 Creating a family-friendly club
Anabella Bonfa volunteers at 30 or more projects a year with her husband and teenage son. Her Rotary Club of Irvine, California, USA, has gone to great lengths to include her son, whose presence at service events encourages other parents to join the club and gives it a “family-friendly” vibe. Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney has made it a priority of his to make Rotary family-friendly. Read more about the Irvine club’s example in Rotary Voices. READ MORE

Water as an instrument of peace
The Aral Sea in Central Asia was once the fourth largest lake in the world before water management policies left it severely depleted. Rotary District 5340 is providing a global grant scholarship to seven scholars to the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy program, where they are learning valuable lessons about water as an instrument for peace. Scholar Nataliya Chemayeva says her main attraction to the program was the inclusion of representatives from all the states, because solving a problem with friends is easier than with rivals. READ MORE

Share your outstanding project
The Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards recognize exceptional humanitarian projects around the world. Nominate your club or district’s project to receive recognition for your hard work and high-impact, sustainable projects. We’ll share your story with the world and inspire others to take action. NEW this year, clubs and districts may request feedback from Rotary International staff to see how they can improve and strengthen future service projects. READ MORE

Submit your photo
For over 100 years, photography has been one of the ways members of the Rotary family tell their stories to the world. Enter the 2020 Rotarian photo contest for a chance to be featured in The Rotarian! Submit up to three of your best photos by 15 December.READ MORE

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