Representatives from around the world are gathering in Chicago 14-18 April for the 2019 Council on Legislation. The Council is Rotary’s process for considering changes to the rules that guide Rotary clubs with the goal of keeping the organization modern and relevant. Some proposals this year build upon flexibility measures adopted by the last council three years ago. Follow all of the action as it happens on our live blog.
Emilse Anabella Palacios began her relationship with Rotary as a Youth Exchange student and later a member of a Group Study Exchange. Later as a Rotary Peace Fellow, she began to hone the leadership skills that would become a permanent part of her life. On the last day of 2018, she joined 89 other women aboard a research vessel to Antarctica as part of the largest female expedition to that continent. The group's goal is to heighten the influence and impact of women on decisions that shape our planet.
Dianne Moore, a Rotary member in Toronto, Canada, got the idea for outdoor pingpong tables after reading an article about how expensive hockey and swimming lessons were for kids. After taking the idea to the Parks and Recreation department, her Rotary club hooked up with a concrete company that built a 2-ton prototype with ball-shaped legs and a permanent steel net. There are now more than 100 throughout Toronto, in France, and in Pakistan.