At Rico 2018: Shop till you drop at Toronto’s Top 5 Malls Accessible by Subway

Shopping malls in Toronto are places we all love to hate but still find ourselves time after time when we’re hunting for an outfit, grabbing a bite to eat, or looking for an escape from bad weather.   Here are… Continue Reading →

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 Convention 2018: Transit options

Editor’s note: based on an article by Randi Druzin at Rotary International. I have added more information. After you land at Pearson International Airport for the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto, from 23 to 27 June, there are many… Continue Reading →

Tattooed for Rotary’s Polio Plus a Creative Way to Raise Dollars

On March 22, 2018, Brenda Banbury the PolioPlus fundraiser for District 5550 gave the Clubs a challenge.  Brenda wrote: “Millions of dollars are still required to wage war against polio.  And this is where you and your clubs can help. … 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 →

Hotels to Consider for RI Convention Toronto 2018 in Vaughan at Metropolitan Centre Subway

Finding a hotel in the Toronto area from June 23 to 25 2018 is at the stage where it requires one to think outside the box. In December 2017, Toronto opened its latest subway extension. It now ends at the… 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 →

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