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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 →

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 →

Where can you still find a room for the 2018 RI convention in Toronto at a reasonable rate?

The Request I received the following request for help from a PDG of District 5550 yesterday: I have a question re Toronto ….. we are going but do not have a Hotel booked yet … I guess I am too… 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 →

Wethe4 Interactive: After Polio What?

Wethe4-Interactive: where you write the story. Please write a comment on the social media platform where you read this. I will then gather the responses to this post into a story. Interactive Enquiry #8 After polio what? a) choose one… Continue Reading →

2018 TORONTO RICONVENTION: PRELIMINARY BREAKOUT SESSION LIST RELEASED

Please note: this list is not complete, and titles are likely to change. The following list is preliminary and is downloadable HERE Developing Leadership  2019 Council on Legislation  Best Practices in Multi-Year District Planning  Build Your Legacy… 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 →

Name the one city in the world where you would most like to see the 2026 convention?

Wethe4-Interactive: where you write the story. Please write a comment on the social media platform where you read this. I will then gather the responses into this post to build a story on the city where you would most like… 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 →

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 →

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