Monthly Archive:: February 2018

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Nowhere to turn

As thousands of refugees streamed into Berlin, they strained the health care system. Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in need. By Rhea Wessel Produced by Andrew Chudzinski On the nightly news and around her city, Pia Skarabis-Querfeld saw

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7 things you did not know about Rotaract

7 things you don’t know about Rotaract Decoding the secrets of their success 1. Rotaractors are experts in their fields The mediator: Joan Nairuba 26, a member of the Rotaract Club of Kololo, Uganda, and a lawyer specializing in mediation I work at a commercial law firm, but I do more mediation

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Rotaract: 50 years of changing lives

50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their lives. The year is 1968.  A wall divides East and West Berlin, as the

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Vision Quest

President-elect Barry Rassin on where Rotary has been, where he hopes to lead it – and how the organization profoundly changed his life President-elect Barry Rassin wants to explore ways of starting new Rotary clubs. Photos by Alyce Henson When Barry Rassin arrived at Rotary headquarters in Evanston at 4 a.m. for

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Interota 2017 recap

2017 Interota recap Rotaractors mark 50 years of Rotaract at their triennial meeting In September, Rotaractors from around the world gathered in Taipei, Taiwan, for their triennial Interota convention. This year’s meeting was a special celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Rotaract, and attendees marked the occasion with song, dance, parties, and