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John Borst

Toronto Rico Video by D5050 “Beauty has many faces”

Let this city put a spell on you.

Update on Rotary Involvement in Support of the Victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. Tragedy

How can we better share our efforts of compassion? Although a search of the internet did not find this effort by the Rotary Club of Coral Springs-Parkland for my April 12,  2018 post  Rotary and the Tale of Two Tragedies,… Continue Reading →

Talk Like a Canadian – 50 terms unique to Canada

Canadians and Americans are more or less indistinguishable from one another until that is we start talking. Here is a short primer on how to figure out to which cousin you are talking. 1 Eh Pronounced ay -place at the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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