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Rotarians in Action!!!!  

 
Rotarians all over the world responded to the needs in Ukraine and to refugees.  A Disaster Relief Fund was established and has already received $15 Million in contributions and MANY Rotarians around the world have opened their homes to refugees needing a place to call home as they fled Ukraine with little more than what they could carry. Read more about Rotarians responding to the humanitarian need below.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship caused by the war in Ukraine. We’re using our deep networks and decades of experience to take swift action in the region.

Find out more about what Rotary is doing and how you can support relief efforts.

How we are taking action

Your donations at work 

All donations to our Disaster Response Fund from 3 March to 30 April 2022 have been prioritized for use providing humanitarian aid to regions that are supporting Ukrainian refugees or other victims of the war.

Thanks to the generosity of donors around the world, we raised more than $15 million in contributions that are already helping provide people with essential items such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing.

So far, 128 disaster response grants totaling $3.3 million have been awarded to support people affected by the war. The Rotary Foundation will continue to use the donations for humanitarian aid in and around Ukraine, and districts can apply for these grants until 31 December 2022.

Donations made to the Disaster Response Fund after 30 April will be available to all communities around the world that need assistance recovering from disasters.

Contact information and how to support local club and district-led efforts

Many clubs and districts have organized local humanitarian response initiatives in Ukraine and the surrounding region. Find out how to engage with Rotary clubs and districts, find contacts for hosting refugees, and more local efforts. You can directly support these local projects.

Download a list of relief efforts and relevant Rotary contact information (PDF)

District 2232 (Ukraine) formed a committee to help victims of the war in Ukraine. They identified urgent medical supplies to help injured civilians. Download the list of needed medical supplies (PDF).

Learn how Rotary is responding

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world are working with members nearby to provide information, transportation, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.

Find out what clubs are doing

    Please share these amazing fellowships / scholarships broadly. NON-Rotarians are the recipients of these incredible financial opportunities as Rotary made this commitment to its mission toward world peace.

    Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers.

     

    Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

    Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,400 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.

    Our fellowships

    The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities.

    Choose the program that's right for you

    Master’s degree programs

    Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves.

    Professional development certificate program

    During the one-year blended learning program, experienced peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and across the globe. Fellows complete field studies, and they also design and carry out a social change initiative. This program is intended for working professionals.

    Master's degree programs

    Click here to learn more about Master's degree programs

    Professional development certificate program

    Click here to learn more about the Professional development certificate program
    Club Information
    The Rotary Club of Amigos Milwaukee After Hours is a multilingual club with a passion for diversity in Milwaukee
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    Rotary Spotlight

    Liz Nevitt Selected as District Governor Candidate for the 2025/26 Rotary Year

    We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth “Liz” Nevitt has been selected as our candidate for District Governor for the 2025/2026 Rotary year, subject to approval by Rotary International and ratification by the District members at the annual business meeting in the spring of 2023.

    Liz is a fourth generation Rotarian. She joined the Menasha Rotary Club in 1998 and moved to the Ripon Rotary Club in 2012. Liz served as President of each club twice, and held other club leadership roles. At the District level, she served as Assistant Governor for three years, District Family of Rotary Resource Group Coordinator and has been the District Stewardship Subcommittee Chair for the past three years. Liz is also a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, Paul Harris Sustaining Member, and the District's newest PolioPlus Society member.

    Please join us in congratulating her and thanking her for her continuing service to Rotary.
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