Posted by Bob Ruehl on Jun 21, 2024
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Rotary Service and Engagement
June 2024Connect. Partner. Serve.
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
Rotary Fellowships Month this June is a great time to reflect on your hobbies, interests, or profession and connect with a fellowship. Or consider forming your own! Rotary Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of people who have a common interest or profession. They host activities and networking events, and they offer professional development opportunities virtually and around the world. With more than 100 officially recognized fellowships, you have so many ways to connect and build community with new friends throughout the Rotary world. View the full list of Rotary Fellowships to find one that fits your interests, or write to if you have an idea for a new fellowship.
Avenue of Service: Community Service
Rotary honors six members as People of Action
Rotary recognized six extraordinary members as People of Action: Champions of Impact earlier this year. This distinction celebrates the honorees’ successes in projects that have had a positive, long-term impact in communities around the world. Among other things, these projects promoted mental health, protected mangrove forests, and helped Indigenous young people expand their economic opportunities. Learn more about the Champions of Impact.
Increase your impact
Sponsor a Rotary Community Corps to increase your club’s impact

To make lasting change in your community, partner with a passionate group of local leaders. A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is made up of your neighbors, who understand the unique challenges and opportunities in your community. Each RCC is sponsored by a local Rotary club and, together with the club, plans and carries out projects in the community. This collaborative effort increases the impact of projects by creating local solutions for local problems. Consider sponsoring an RCC in your community. Visit the Rotary Community Corps page.

Enhance Engagement
Designing your Rotary experience

Do you want to make a difference, build connections, and grow as a leader? Our guide, Designing Your Rotary Experience, is full of ways to personalize your Rotary journey. Whether you’re new or a seasoned member, discover opportunities to:

  • Get involved in meaningful service projects
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Connect with passionate people
  • Expand your worldview

Read Designing Your Rotary Experience, and design the experience that works best for you

From the blog
Seven new Rotary Fellowships unite our global community

Rotary celebrates Rotary Fellowships Month with seven new groups! These Rotary Fellowships focus on weather, education, mental wellness, writing, Egyptology, information technology, and traditional fashion. Join a fellowship to make friends around the world, learn new skills or hobbies, and work on meaningful projects.

Rotary news
Review the Rotary Action Groups’ 2022-23 annual report
Rotary Action Groups had another year full of accomplishments in supporting clubs and communities in achieving their service goals. During the 2022-23 Rotary year, action groups supported 1,244 club or district-led service projects. The groups raised a total of US$1,123,326 used solely for these projects. Out of 25 action groups, 16 supported at least one Rotary Foundation-funded global grant project. Six groups participated in Programs of Scale in 2022-23 by partnering on, reviewing, or providing feedback on proposals. Read more action group highlights from the past year.
Rotary Citation name change 
The name of the Rotary Citation is changing to the Club Excellence Award on 1 July. Although the name is changing, the purpose and requirements of the award will remain the same. It recognizes Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs that achieve certain goals that are aligned with Rotary’s Action Plan. The RI Board changed the name to better convey the award’s purpose of honoring clubs for their excellence. If you have any questions, write to
Apply for the 2025 Programs of Scale grant
The application process for the 2025 Programs of Scale grant has begun. In the first step of the process, qualified Rotary and Rotaract clubs and districts submit concept notes that summarize evidence-based programs that are ready to scale over three to five years in collaboration with other organizations. Concept notes will be accepted until 1 August 2024.
The Grant Competition HandbookConcept Note Template, and Frequently Asked Questions have all been updated. They include details about the application, financial requirement, and selection process. Learn more about the Programs of Scale application process and about past recipients and finalists on the Programs of Scale pages of My Rotary.


The Rotary Service newsletter helps members plan effective and inspired service projects. It’s sent every two months to subscribers, district governors, district community service chairs, district Rotary Friendship Exchange chairs, district International Service chairs, Rotary Action Groups officers, Fellowship officers, and  district Rotary Foundation chairs. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested. 
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