Rotary International

Barry RassinA word from our ROTARY INTERNATIONAL President, Barry Rassin

Since Rotary was founded 113 years ago, its role in the world and in the lives of its members has been in a state of continuous evolution. In its earliest days, Rotary offered its members a way to find fellowship and friendship and to build connections within their communities. Soon after, service found a place in Rotary, and as our organization expanded, so did its influence. In time, Rotary’s service, supported by our Rotary Foundation, would change the lives of families and communities across the world. We formed partnerships and focused our service to increase our impact. We launched the world’s largest public-private health initiative, partnering with governments, international organizations, and countless local and regional health agencies to eradicate polio. More and more, our members came to us seeking not just friendship but a way to take action for good.

Rotary still is, and always will be, the organization Paul Harris envisioned: a place where people from every corner of the earth can come together to become something greater than themselves. Yet Rotary today offers something of singular and enduring value: the chance to be part of a global network of people who have the talent and the drive to change the world. We are men and women who believe in the power of community action to make a global impact — and together, we have the capacity and the resources to achieve almost anything.

Globally, Rotary is more relevant than ever before, and its potential for good is vast. Unfortunately, not enough people fully understand what Rotary is and does. Even within our clubs, many Rotarians don’t know enough about Rotary to take full advantage of what Rotary membership offers.

Rotary service transforms lives and communities. To achieve even more of that truly transformational service, we need to think differently about our role in Rotary, and Rotary’s role in the world. We need to put more emphasis on our public image, using social media to build our membership and attract the partners that can help us scale up our service. We need to focus on larger projects that have a more lasting impact, taking the time to research and plan work that spans Rotary years and terms of office. Most important of all, we need to Be the Inspiration for positive change, inspiring our clubs, our communities, and our organization to face today’s challenges head on, with courage, optimism, and creativity.

As Paul Harris put it, “Rotary is a microcosm of a world at peace, a model which nations will do well to follow.” To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration. It shows us what is possible, inspires us to reach for it, and gives us a path to act — and to Be the Inspiration to our world.

Barry Rassin
President, Rotary International, 2018-19


For more information, please visit Rotary International’s website.


Please visit Rotary International’s Foundation page to learn about the incredible ways that people worldwide have been helped with the support of donations and also contributions from each and every Rotary club globally.

One of our most famous and long-lasting campaigns is ‘END POLIO NOW’. For 30 years, Rotarians have been raising money and working hard to travel across the globe, vaccinating children in many countries in a massive effort to stamp out this horrid disease. We are almost there – in 2019, there have been less than 20 cases reported worldwide. We are so close.

We have been honoured to have the very welcomed help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

For every pound raised via Rotary for the eradication of Polio, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation treble it, thereby making an incredible contribution to the worldwide effort.

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Rotary member Dr. Hemendra Verma is committed to reaching every child with the polio vaccine. Find out how we can end polio forever during our World Polio Day global update. Sign up now: on.rotary.org/30lpLhn ... See MoreSee Less

Rotary member Dr. Hemendra Verma is committed to reaching every child with the polio vaccine. Find out how we can end polio forever during our World Polio Day global update. Sign up now: https://on.rotary.org/30lpLhn

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Good job....we r proud of you..

You make us proud to be rotarians

Great work 💐

👏👏👏

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"[My mother] told me if I wanted to pursue peace, I should become educated and have empathy and compassion for others in my heart. She taught me that service is a duty, not an option. These stories shaped my dreams and aspirations for peace."
—Reem Ghunaim, Rotary Peace Fellow on.rotary.org/34QJHfq
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[My mother] told me if I wanted to pursue peace, I should become educated and have empathy and compassion for others in my heart. She taught me that service is a duty, not an option. These stories shaped my dreams and aspirations for peace. 
—Reem Ghunaim, Rotary Peace Fellow https://on.rotary.org/34QJHfq

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God bless you

Great mother--you too🙏🍀⛩️

God bless you

GOD bless you

very good..God bless you to serve more..

Reem, what joy to see you featured on Rotary Voices. Thank you for sharing your story.

Nice memory

How glad am I to know you!!!

K

Your legacy should be shared by all women around my mother also shared your legacy

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Polio immunization campaigns in India take thousands of people that dedicate themselves to keeping the country polio-free. Meet these heroes on October 24 during our World Polio Day global update. Take part: endpol.io/wpdenfb ... See MoreSee Less

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What a great honor and privilege to have participated in this effort. We must keep on the fight to conquer polio.

I love Rotarians. I am a polio victim and happy for their great jobs to end polio.

I feel proud to be Rotarian.

Proud to be a Rotarian thanks for the hard work All of you Rotarian GB

Congratulation,good efforts

Proud to be a Rotarian.

VERY NICE. THANKS.

Good Efforts Congrats

Good Efforts Congrats

Special thanks to all the volunteers.

So thankful!

We are proud, India has done it. We are now polio-free.. Great Contribution by Rotary International...

It was such an honor to be part of such a great organization, District 5300. God willing I will be able to do again in the near future.

Congratulations

Best wishes

This is ROTARY.... great job.congrats to all who are very much involved in this project..

great

Good job. God bless you guys.

Great achievement

Keep the great job!!!

Great job!

21.09.2019: Suprabhat Ji. & have a Peaceful Day. God Bless.

Very Very nice permanent project for world 👌 Thanks to Rotary

Congrats Rotarians District 5300! END POLIO NOW! From ROTARY CLUB SOUTH TRIANGLE, PHILIPPINES!

amazing....💕

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Register your World Polio Day event! We are asking clubs to host 5,000 events throughout this year and need your help. Add your support and be counted. endpol.io/regevent ... See MoreSee Less

Register your World Polio Day event! We are asking clubs to host 5,000 events throughout this year and need your help. Add your support and be counted. https://endpol.io/regevent

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Thank you for the information cheers.

Thank you for information

Thanks Rotarians

Best wishes from Rotaract District Organization 3282 Bangladesh

Rotarian the way

that's nice going by primary goal

Samar Ben Aissa

Drumil Gajjar, Shubham Sadhana, Rtr Nikhil Chaudhari!

Polio Free World Together We Can #Rotary #PeopleofAction #EndPolio

Watch this space Northampton. Rotary Becket have a plan!

First step: postmark for end polio day...it is only the first

Polio free world

Myles Dykes Laura Charrois

Richard Mason thoughts?

Richard Mason thoughts?

Danae Checa para que nos registres

Thanks for recognizing me as the Top fan of Rotary International. ..Since 2011 I'm supporting Polio Eradication by motivating Rotarians for creating awareness among the public for giving Polio drops to their childrens... ..In my speech as Guest Speaker in most of the clubs I contribute Polio fund to the club requesting their contribution also which is very successfully going on... ..On my motivation Rotaractors and Interactors also contributing and creating awareness to their villages on the day of pulse polio every year. ..Our club every year we are doing vast propaganda in auto over all nearby villages . ..We are planning a Polio fund raising program . ..My efforts jointly with the support of my home club and Rotarians will continue till it becomes A POLIO FREE WORLD... 🙏👍

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Say hello to Honolulu, home of the 2020 Rotary International Convention. And the best way to see this island paradise? Hang with Rotary members! 🌴 on.rotary.org/2UHETVf ... See MoreSee Less

Say hello to Honolulu, home of the 2020 Rotary International Convention. And the best way to see this island paradise? Hang with Rotary members! 🌴 https://on.rotary.org/2UHETVf

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I wish I can join Ditrict 327

Great, Global event. Enrich & Enjoy.

Greetings from District 3790

Aloha 🌸🌺 Mabuhay from the Philippines🇵🇭 - Rotary Club of Cebu Fuente, District 3860. See you next Year 👍

Best wishes

Greetings from ANTALYA, Turkey wishing all the best.

Greetings from RI District 2981...

Best Wishes ❤

Best wishes

I can’t wait!

hope i can join from nigeria

Magnifique

Hello

Why don’t you join?

Can’t wait!!

😍

💧☔👍

Dean Ryerson are you goin?

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Past Rotary President Barry Rassin spoke to NPR on recovery and reconstruction after Hurricane Dorian. Find out how you can help in the Bahamas: on.rotary.org/302a8j2 ... See MoreSee Less

Past Rotary President Barry Rassin spoke to NPR on recovery and reconstruction after Hurricane Dorian. Find out how you can help in the Bahamas: https://on.rotary.org/302a8j2

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I am very proud to be a member of Rotary International in Dominican Republic, where we have done so much for the less fortunate communities!!!👏👏👏🙏🏻 and continue to do so every week!!!

Barry you are an inspiration I wish everyone knew about Rotary and how to make the world a better place!

Barry thank you for being direct in terms of the need for cash distributed locally. As a Rotarian I was pleased to take your message back to our club

Barry......always the Inspiration.

So proud to be a Rotarian! Thank you Barry Rassin for leading these recovery efforts in the ravaged Bahamas !!

Proud to be a Rotarian, Thanks for all the great work you’re doing and our thoughts are with you during these hard times. Greetings from Northern California

Please check your state for unclaimed property. I have looked there are a lot of Rotary Club's with unclaimed money. Same with other organizations, churches, etc.

Thanks for my scholarship ...1957 in Tucson to the University of

Thank you Barry!! We support you and your efforts 150%!! Thanks again!

Prayers thank you for your service

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the thousands of people impacted in Alabama......O.o

Thank you Barry for always working to make the world a better place!

Thank you Barry

We Love Our Rotary Club!!!🥰🇨🇱🇺🇸🙏🙏

Rotarian At Work. Always Inspirational & Connect The World. #Rotary #PeopleofAction #BeTheInspiration #ConnectsTheWorld

You all are so awesome!!! Thank you!!❤️

This is great!

Great to see Rotary so closely involved with the relief effort at all levels

It was a great listen.

Well done Barry! 😊

Service continues

Met Barry at Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. He is indeed dedicated service to humanity!

George E Anderson... did you find out any information on helping Dorian relief efforts? This post may help you. The previous query I put on your post didn’t respond likely due to the fact he is already in Bahamas and not looking at his FB feed

Rotarian hallways Rotarian

Well done Barry! 🇮🇹

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Rotary member Edwin Velarde turned his type 1 diabetes diagnosis into a passion for cycling. He has biked to four Rotary Conventions while spreading his message of ending the diabetes epidemic. on.rotary.org/349GPdy ... See MoreSee Less

Rotary member Edwin Velarde turned his type 1 diabetes diagnosis into a passion for cycling. He has biked to four Rotary Conventions while spreading his message of ending the diabetes epidemic. https://on.rotary.org/349GPdy

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great.. Edwin Velarde.. good inspiration to others..👍

Great idea and an important message. My oldest daughter has T1 as well which made me aware of diabetes and the increasing amount of people who have it.

Très belle initiative bon courage pour la suite .

Example

A strong man.

GRAN EJEMPLO 💝

Edwin A. Velarde

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Looking back to 1928, when Rotarian James Davidson, his wife, and daughter embarked on a 2.5 year journey that resulted in the chartering of 23 Rotary clubs from Greece 🇬🇷 to Thailand 🇹🇭. Read about their adventure at rotary.org/history-james-davidson ... See MoreSee Less

Looking back to 1928, when Rotarian James Davidson, his wife, and daughter embarked on a 2.5 year journey that resulted in the chartering of 23 Rotary clubs from Greece 🇬🇷 to Thailand 🇹🇭. Read about their adventure at rotary.org/history-james-davidsonImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thanks John ... everyone should shout out all the good work that Rotary does .... Grampa Davidson would want that even when he was at tall,quiet, Marco Polo Of Rotary .... he got the message out across the World♥️♥️

Nice memories. 💐💐

4 years ago I donated his scrap book to the University of Alberta .The scrapbook is a made up legacy of travelling to the North Pole on the Perry expedition.

Great memories

James Davidson is the grandfather of Don Abramson whose wife Leslie is one of our (quieter) members in the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. Rotary still flows through their veins. Proud to know such celebrities!

Thankyou to The Davidsons to bring service above to other parts of the world & all Rotarians since.👍🏻👏🏻🇨🇦🇺🇸🇺🇦

That's amazing!!!!!🙂

Love this!

Thought you might like to see how well documented JWD is 335 pages.

Great History!! You can talk about Herbert Coates in South America too 😉

Rotary is good

SP. Mentioned Perry expedition s/b Peary

Rotary Club of North Ridgeville, OH

Interesting

Bienvenidos a Rotary Club de Córdoba Argentina. Los esperamos

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