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Five lessons for Rotary gleaned from the 2016 election.

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Results Are In: 60% Membership Growth in First Trimester

Big changes coming to RI as membership continues to decline

The second 2016–17 RI Board of Directors meeting was held from 19th–22nd September, 2016. At this meeting, the Board reviewed 12 committee reports and recorded 64 decisions. Ten key decisions:

‘Elect to be Civil’ and what if candidates don’t?

by John Borst, Past Pres. Rotary Club of Dryden In the October 2016 issue of “The Rotarian” RI published a timely piece by Steve Almond titled “Elect to be Civil” in which Almond bemoans the “tribal nature” of America’s politics…. Continue Reading →

The District website: between and betwixt

by John Borst For over a decade of conventions, RI has spent considerable energy promoting the creation of club websites as a means of informing the public of the work of local Rotarians as well as the good works of… Continue Reading →

Join Pres. Germ for Live-streamed EndPolio Status Update on Oct. 24th

By John F Germ, President, Rotary International In 1979, James Bomar Jr., the president of Rotary at the time, traveled to the Philippines as part of Rotary’s earliest work to immunize children against polio. After he had put drops of… Continue Reading →

One thousand World Polio Day celebrations is 24 October 2016 target for Rotary clubs

By Kalyan Banerjee, Foundation Trustee Chair In our work to end polio, we’ve noticed a disturbing ­development: People in many parts of the world think polio no longer exists. Even some of our members, especially younger Rotarians who were born… Continue Reading →

How to get more bang out of your bulletin

Our Foundation in support of literacy worldwide

by Kalyan Banerjee,Trustee Chair 2016 – 17 A few months ago, I read a story in this magazine about a man named Carl Sanders, a member of the Rotary Club of Kenosha, Wis. Sanders had developed a successful painting business despite… Continue Reading →

The power of combined effort knows no limitation

by John F Germ, RI President 2016-17 In the summer of 1917, only a few months after the United States entered the first world war, Rotary held its eighth annual convention in Atlanta. Although many Rotarians at the time thought… Continue Reading →

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