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Wethe4-Interactive: the question I didn’t ask!

“America’s Failure to Protect Its Children from School Shootings Is a National Disgrace” John Cassidy The New Yorker On gun violence, we are a failed state E. J. Dionne Jr. The Washington Post An Armed Principal Detained a Campus Gunman…. Continue Reading →

Peacebuilding Reveals the ‘New’ Rotary

by John Borst PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON President Ian Riseley’s first Peacebuilding Conference of 2018, is in the books and judging by the attendance and enthusiasm at the Vancouver event Rotarians are strongly in support of “Environmental Sustainability and… Continue Reading →

‘Inspiration’, RAM trucks, Service, MLK, & Advertising

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON ‘Inspiration’, RAM trucks, Service, MLK, & Advertising: who could have guessed that those words in combination could be so toxic. I live in an area of Canada, north of the State… Continue Reading →

Complaints in an Age of Social Media – a Rotary Policy Hole

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Having a complaint lodged against you as a member of Rotary is a little like being Dorothy and falling down the hole into the Land of the Wizard of Oz. At… Continue Reading →

FaceBook: What we Westerners can learn from Rotarians in the East, but is it legal?

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Perhaps as a result of recent posts, I have been getting “friends” requests on FaceBook from Rotarians from East Asian countries. I think we have a little to learn from them…. Continue Reading →

Can ‘Super Seniors’ be Rotary’s Salvation?

Editor’s Note: The following poem, in its original form, was composed by the theologian John Chuchman. It was originally about his Christian Church as an institution. As I read it, it reminded me of Rotary and our struggles to grow… Continue Reading →

One more time: Trying to Find a Non-Political Way for Rotary to Deal with America’s Most Avoidable Health Problem – Gun Violence

By John Borst PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON In 2017 when Rotary created a policy placing restrictions on the use of its Marks of Excellence for events and promotions involving guns many American Rotarians were outraged, claiming that it… Continue Reading →

A Grammatical Dilemma: what would you do?

By John Borst PP  Rotary Club of Dryden, ON The current post at the Rotary Service Connections blog is one of their “Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?” topics. A prominent business leader recently joined your Rotary club. They… Continue Reading →

Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Speech on Speaking to the Truth is a Reminder to Rotarians

by John Borst PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes will likely go down in history. The part that caught my Rotarian’s… Continue Reading →

Supporting Education: An Area of Focus Without Coherence

By John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Reading Rotary’s Annual Report-2017 reminds me once again that Rotarians have no idea of where to put their energy and money when it comes to supporting education. This lack of focus… Continue Reading →

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