A day in the life of Rotary
Golfers from the Rotary Club of Sapporo West, Hokkaido, Japan, celebrate their last tournament of the year as the trees turn color. In Sapporo, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics and where the motto is “Blessed by Snow,” winter comes early. Photo by Noboru Murakami
A s editors of The Rotarian, we know we're lucky. Every day, we produce stories about the amazing work that Rotary clubs accomplish worldwide. But we know there are other stories that we never hear about. Some projects have a huge impact, reaching thousands of people. Many are small in scale, though important to the lives they touch.
So we set aside a day, 10 October -- an ordinary day in an ordinary month -- to showcase ordinary Rotarians. We asked them to take photos and to be themselves. The results were astonishing.
We received more than 2,500 images documenting Rotarians at work -- planting trees, digging wells, fundraising -- but also Rotarians having fun, forging friendships and professional ties. Enjoy the enhanced web photo gallery above, which includes photos that appeared in the magazine and others. For even more photos, visit our Rotary Day in Photos Flickr group.