I'm A Rotarian

I'm A Rotarian

Everyone knows the Rotary wheel, you've seen it on benches, or a school playground. But do you know any Rotarians? NO? Well, this is the podcast to fix that. Join producer and Rotarian Gwen Jones as she interviews some of the many men, women, famous or under the radar Rotarians that live all around the US, and even the world. Join us as she talks to them about the history of Rotary, how each became a Rotarian, and where they see Rotary international going in the 21 century and beyond. lisen in won't you? Who knows maybe someday you'll say "I'm a Rotarian" too.

Episodes

June 12, 2024 49 mins

At the end of the Rotary year, it's a big time for change so it's no better time to have psychologist and Author Dr. Katie Eastman to talk to us about "harnessing changes potential." It's a great conversation about looking at ourselves, others, and the way that change can be good for all, join us for the conversation

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It is time to break the mold of what people think about Rotarians. You know, old white hair men writing charity checks over lunch. NO WAY!!!!!! join me as i'm off to Germany to talk to Felix Heintz and the  Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship!!!!
ROCK ON ROTARY!!!!

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WE ARE HEADING WAY, WAY ,BACK TO SEASON 3 FOR THIS MONTHS ENCORE
 
What's it like to be the president at one of the oldest Rotary groups in the world? Meet the President of Seattle 4, Jeff Borek, this week on the podcast

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ENCORE SHOW: Today it's time to meet a real life Rotarian and Superhero Noel Jackson better known as Captain Rotary! Noel is joining me for the podcast and he's going to teach us how we all can be Rotary superheroes!! Grab your cape and join us won't you?

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Spring is here, and the Bees are BUZZ,BUZZ,BUZZING around. No better time to talk about our busy buzzy friends then with Anton Gradisek president of the International Bee Rotary Fellowship

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I'm off to Grapevine TX to talk wine with Presisident of the Rotary Wine Enthusiasts Fellowship Conrad Heede. We're talk all things wine and fun. If you know a little or a lot about wine, this is the show for you!

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Today we're talking rolling hippos !Now this has nothing in common with tipping cows but everything to do with water, empowering women and making the chore of getting water faster, easier and more productive .

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Well, the 2024 /2025 Rotary International presidential year is starting in just a few months and we have Stephanie Urchick and Tom Gump back to tell us all about their plans and if they are "ready to go".

 It's great to have Stephanie back after we talk to her when she was just PN now with just a few months to go,we have lots of questions and she has lots of wonderful answers about her up coming year.  Frien...

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APRIL ENCORE SHOW: Meet "Days for Girls" founder Celeste Mergens as she speaks to me about how DaysForGirls.org is bringing women's healthcare and understanding to the world

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We are off to one Rotary Plaza this week to meet my new friend, Molly Friend, that is. She is the Program for Young Leader Supervisor at Rotary international .

Moll's four person team works year-round to find programs for young adults in Rotary. These programs are not only for interactors, but for Rotarians as well. There's big plans in the future of young Rotarians, and we want to tell you all about it.

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Join me as I introduce you to my very first Peace fellow Wisdom Addo. He speaks to me from Ghana Africa. 

On the call we are also joined by Peace fellow sponsor Julie West. They both tell us about the West African Center for Peace Foundation and tell us about Peace Jams that's right Peace Jams! Great name don't you think? 

Join us for a conversation about the fascinating and wonderful work being done to ...

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It's" high cotton" time when I talk to Past District Governor's Fellowship board of Directors member, and WASH action group leader Brian Hall. You know how I love action groups, and fellowship, why not combined the wonderful story about both of these action and fellowship groups with a man who helps leads both. Time to meet Brain Hall, today on the show 

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I have a great ENCORE show for you this March:
Meet the Rotarian Peacekeeper Dennis Wong, this week on the show. Learn how rotary's peacekeeping efforts are needed now more than ever.

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Today we're talking to Shirley Pat Gale about the literacy equity project. A library project, bringing literacy and libraries to indigenous peoples of Canada, a fascinating conversation about books, heritage and bringing them together for a better future. 

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Well, you know how much I love Rotary exchange students but up to this point I have only interviewed ones from the United States. Well today I am off to Sweden to introduce you to Sara who starts her amazing journey in Sweden and ends up in Italy. she meets new friends, learns the language and starts her culinary adventure that will last a lifetime.

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WELCOME TO SEASON  10!
It is my honor to interview Rotary Trailblazer, and first woman Rotary Club President Sylvia Whitlock. Join us as we hear about her Rotary life, but also her personal life that has it's own Trailblazing moments.

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What a great encore show for you this month!Get to know the Rotary LBGTQ Fellowship as I talk to member Anderson Tzerwes just before he and his fellowship take the stage and breakout sessions at this Rotary Convention 2021 #Rotary21

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Is there a place for kids in Rotary? Young kids at places like district conferences, or even international convention interesting topic, and one that keeps popping up all the time. Especially with our Roteractors wanting to be part of the overall conversation and celebration of Rotary. with their kids along for the ride.
Return guest and Mom Brittany Arthur joins me for an in-depth conversation about where kids, little kids tha...

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This week I'm off to Johannesburg South Africa to be joined by inspirational Rotarian Annemarie Mostert !
We're going to be talking, ICC, Inter Country Communities, aqua-ponics in other words, using fish to grow veggies and feed the masses and we're going to talk about human  dignity for girls, positive peace and more! 
Quite a long list and each bit of this talk will inspire you in so many ways.

Tha...

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Hey Rotarians, it's Rotary birthday month!! And what better way to celebrate Rotary 119th birthday then with a trip around the world with the lasdies of  "The Sun Never Sets in Rotary"
 Today on the show three ladies from three different continents are joining me to tell us about the sun never sets in Rotary and how for 24 hours you can travel around the world and meet all your Rotary friends.
 Join us for an...

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