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The Two “i”s in Rotary: Imagination and Imitation

Part I of 2 There are two “i”s in Rotary. What don’t you see them? You will if you look at the word “international”. The word international made them visible, but they were already there when Rotary began as a… Continue Reading →

Rotary and the Tale of Two Tragedies

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Two tragedies, one in the USA; the other in Canada. Only a few weeks separate them.  The first occurred on February 14, 2018, in Parkland FL. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H…. Continue Reading →

Can a Rotarian be “excommunicated”?

Just before Easter, a non-Rotarian after reading one of my posts and Ken Jaskot’s comments, asked the question,”Can a Rotarian be excommunicated?” Although the question is expressed in religious terms, I did wonder if a Rotarian can be expelled or… Continue Reading →

America’s Children Will Make America Great Again, Will Rotarians Be There to Help?

The start of America’s rebirth didn’t begin with the election of Donald Trump regardless of his slogan “Make America Great Again.” As so often happens, it began with a tragedy, the massacre of 17 students and teachers on Valentine’s Day… Continue Reading →

This Saturday, Can Rotary Maintain Solidarity with its “iGeneration” Interact Club?

This Saturday, March 24th, 2018, the iGeneration will make itself heard on Capitol Hill with their national March for Our Lives.  As Sr Joan Chittister points out in the March 19th, issue of NCR “Between 1900 and 2018, there have been… Continue Reading →

“Real Progress Requires Change, a Belief in the Real Magic of Possiblity”

This is a promotion on the Riconvention in Toronto but listen to its message on how you get transformation from Rotary and apply it to Rotary. Fascinating stuff indeed! On top of that, the production of the video with folded… Continue Reading →

As Rotary Celebrates International Women’s Day, We Lose Ground Where it Matters

Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day. Rotary International appears to be celebrating in two positive ways. Many Club’s are holding a breakfast to celebrate the event. A Google/Bing search will reveal that such events are occurring across much of… Continue Reading →

12 Toronto Rotarians Recommend a Restaurant for RiConvention Delegates

By John Borst with a lot of help from 14 other Toronto Rotarians. On Friday, February 2, 2018, I visited the Rotary Club of Toronto. It is the one that exists in the heart of Toronto’s Central Business District. Many… Continue Reading →

Two key videos released on the Vancouver ‘Environmental Sustainability and Peace’ Conference

In early February, I wrote, under the title Peace Building Reveals the ‘New’ Rotary about the Presidents’ first Peace Building Conference “Environmental Sustainability and Peace”. In it, I lauded the opening “protocol” by Councilor Morgan Guerin of the Musqueam First… Continue Reading →

Social Media, Modern Outrage, Rotary’s Rules of Engagement and Our Peace Initiative

Rotary at all levels encourages its members to take advantage of social media platforms to spread the good news about Rotary. We have embarked on this journey with no real understanding of the implications of doing so. It has been… Continue Reading →

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