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 →

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 →

Advertisements on Rotary Club Websites: it’s not a simple matter

By John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON You would think advertisements on Rotary club websites would be a simple matter. Instead, it can often get quite complicated. There are three main reasons for this: A philosophical difference among… Continue Reading →

Four reasons your club website should use a home page video

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden Does your Rotary club website use video on its home page? Like it or not today’s world is saturated with media. We are simply overwhelmed with text, pictures, graphics and video.

Stop the Decline: Rev Up the Vision

By Richard Cunningham, PP Rotary Club of James River, Richmond, Virginia, USA I would venture most Rotarians understand the advantages of compound interest. But I wonder if we give much thought to the compounding effects of a rate of decline.


(play The Sound of Silence as you read)

Club Service – Who Cares?

By Richard Cunningham, PP Rotary Club of James River, Richmond, Virginia, USA Rotary International appears to have forgotten about the importance of “Club Service” as an avenue of service for the growth of Rotarians and the health of our clubs. Two… Continue Reading →

Report on Council on Legislation from District 5050 Representative

By Larry Jubie, COL Representative, District 5050 The Council on Legislation meets every three years to discuss and vote on proposed enactments and resolutions. These items are brought forth by Rotary Districts, Rotary Clubs and the RI Board of Directors…. Continue Reading →

Goodbye Rotaract; Hello Rotary

by John Borst, District 5550, Communications* Certainly, one of the most unexpected and welcome decisions emanating from the 2016 Council on Legislation is the decision to offer simultaneous membership in Rotaract and Rotary. A review of the proposed “enactments” shows… Continue Reading →

RotaryFlex: New Ways to do Member Make Ups

There are few things that bedevil the future of Rotary clubs more than member attendance. Only venerable senior Rotarians concern themselves with achieving 100% attendance in this day and age. In earlier threads thousands of words were spilled predicting how… Continue Reading →

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