Rotarians in Service for Equality (RISE) formed in 2022 and we are one of the youngest Rotary Clubs. Our club formed using a slightly different model than the traditional Rotary Club structure: we meet online, and have members from all across the country. While most clubs are tied to a specific geographic location, our club uses Zoom to come together. Prior to the global pandemic of 2019, this would have been unthinkable.

With modern tools and technology at our disposal, we are rethinking what it means to be part of the global Rotary community. While some of our service projects can't help but be impactful to a specific location, we seek to increase awareness of LGBTQIA+ topics using a national lens.