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There are so many inspiring stories to tell across Rotary, where people unite to take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.

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Current edition

April - May 2023
Ukraine: One year on

In this edition:

  • The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted an amazing response from Rotarians globally, with The Rotary Foundation awarding nearly $15 million in disaster response grants to more than 270 districts worldwide.
  • Each of these projects has had a direct bearing on coping with the enormity of the humanitarian disaster which has followed in the wake of war in eastern Europe.
  • In this magazine, we reflect on the work of the Ukraine Taskforce over the past 14 months, and take a Ukrainian viewpoint on the impact of that work

Past editions

February - March 2023
Rotary's Rock Solid Foundation

In this edition:

  • The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, it has distributed more than $4 billion in grant funding to sustainable and impactful humanitarian projects around the world. Since then, it has become one of the world's most trusted charities. In this issue, we take a close look at the Foundation, how it works and the difference it is making through projects and scholarships around the world.

December 2022 - January 2023
Rotaract: The present and future of Rotary

In this edition:

  • We take a closer look at Rotaract, a branch of Rotary for young leaders aged 18 and over. We speak to Rotaract members from across Great Britain and Ireland, including Chair James Thomas, about their journey, what they love about Rotaract and how it helps them give back to their communities.
  • Enjoy stories of Rotarians overcoming personal challenges, from rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, to conquering a stammer to speak confidently in public.

October - November 2022
Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

In this edition:

  • We pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II for her amazing life of service which touched people's lives in an unprecedented way.
  • We also focus on polio to coincide with World Polio Day on October 25th. There are spotlights on Afghanistan and Pakistan, two countries which have endured turbulent times, most notably with the devastating floods which swept Pakistan during August.

August - September 2022
Poliovirus in the UK - should we be concerned?

In this edition:

  • The UK was shocked when it was announced that poliovirus has been found from sewage sampling in London. In this month's issue of Rotary magazine, we shed a light on what happened in London and what lessons are to be learned.
  • This magazine also highlights the life-saving work of humanitarian organisations started by Rotarians including Shelterbox and Aquabox.

June - July 2022
Homes for Hope - Giving Shelter to Ukrainian Families

In this edition:

  • Homelessness is a major issue worldwide with people being affected by it for various reasons, often not necessarily their fault, resulting in isolation, loneliness and fear of what will happen next. We take a closer look at this complex issue and some Rotary projects seeking to address it.
  • Families across Ukraine have felt the impact of homeless, losing their homes and fleeing for safety into the unknown. As the war in Ukraine rages on, we explore the work Rotary has done to support those whose lives have been turned upside down.

April - May 2022
We Stand With Ukraine

In this edition:

  • After Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, we speak to Rotarians in Ukraine about the conflict, Rotary in their country and their hopes and fears for the future. Plus, we look at how Rotarians in the UK and Ireland have been stepping up to support.
  • We also speak to Jennifer Jones, who is set to become Rotary International's first female president when she takes office in July. We get the perspective of four women who have lead Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland on this historic milestone.

February - March 2022
Saving the children of Medellin

In this edition:

  • Empowering Girls has been a key initiative for Rotary across the world over the last year. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we explore a number of issues relating to this topic, including period poverty, women's health and more.
  • For our cover story, we meet Father Peter Walters, a Rotarian and priest working to protect children on the streets of one of the world's most dangerous cities; Medellin in Colombia.

December 2021 - January 2022
It's time to wake up to climate change

In this edition:

  • We reflect on the urgency of the climate crisis. This includes looking back at Rotary's presence at COP26 in Glasgow, as well as a number of club projects addressing the issue and changes we can all make to have an impact.
  • We also speak to broadcaster Ade Adepitan about what he's seen while filming his BBC documentary series 'Climate Change: Ade on the Front Line'.

October-November 2021
What hope for polio in Afghanistan?

In this edition:

  • To coincide with World Polio Day, we look at the situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover, and how that is going to impact on effort to tackle polio.
  • We explore the work of the Rotary Foundation and the need for legacy-giving.
  • Plus, we find out more about some impactful Rotary projects and collaborations, including what could be the world's longest running Rotary project and how Rotary is working with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust to support young people living with cancer.

August-September 2021
Rotary lends a helping hand

In this edition:

  • Rotary clubs have lent an incredible £1.3 million in mirco-finance loans to entrepreneurs through the charity Lendwithcare.
  • We take a look how credit unions, community savings and loan co-operatives, are helping families through the pandemic.
  • Plus, we investigate what can be done to tackle child abuse, we look back at 50 years of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and we go to the front line of the climate crisis with disaster relief charity ShelterBox.

June-July 2021
HRH Prince Philip: A Friend of Rotary

In this edition:

  • Following the passing of HRH Prince Philip earlier this year, we look back at his life of public service and close connection to Rotary.
  • Literacy special - we take an in-depth look at a number of projects tackling one of Rotary's Areas of Focus; Supporting Education.
  • Plus, we spotlight a food waste project in North London, the charity Jaipur Limb and their work in India, as well as looking back at Volunteer Expo.

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