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7 Steps Rotary Can Take to Increase Diversity in its Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following is a fifth excerpt (with a slight reformatting) from the 2013 paper “Women Still a Challenge for Rotary” by 14 Rotarians, representing 12 zones, 14 Districts and 12 countries. To this end, we request Rotary International… Continue Reading →

Three Legislative Actions to Enhance the Likelihood of a Woman as President

Editor’s Note: The following is a fourth excerpt from the 2013 paper “Women Still a Challenge for Rotary” by 14 Rotarians, representing 11 zones, 14 Districts and 13 countries. Our desire is to enhance the opportunities for women to experience… Continue Reading →

The Issue of Stagnation and What were male Rotarians doing in 1995?

Editor’s Note: The following is a third excerpt from the 2013 paper “Women Still a Challenge for Rotary” by 14 Rotarians, representing 12 zones, 14 Districts and 12 countries. As observed, the issue of gender equity is complicated by the… Continue Reading →

Implementation of Gender Equity in Rotary since 1987: A story of mixed messages

Editor’s Note: The following is a second excerpt from the 2013 paper “Women Still a Challenge for Rotary” by 14 Rotarians, representing 11 zones, 14 Districts and 13 countries. The implementation of gender equity in clubs and across districts and… Continue Reading →

Why a woman will not be Rotary President anytime soon

Or Barriers that make the glass ceiling so thick! By John Borst with the assistance of 14 other Rotarians* Barriers exist to a woman becoming RI President in both the bylaws and particularly the undefined practices of Rotary. They make… 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 →

Revolution: It’s a Question of Truth

by John Borst, Communications Rotarians are justifiably proud of the principles embedded in their “Four Way Test”. None is more important than the very first question “Is it the TRUTH?”. Are not the very concepts of freedom and dignity of… Continue Reading →

Rotary & International Women’s Day – Let’s Start a New Goal “50/50 by 2050”

By John Borst, PP, Rotary Club of Dryden Today is International Woman’s Day and Rotary is sponsoring an event at the World Bank this afternoon. Yesterday at their blog Rotary also posted a piece by Clara Montanez, a member of… Continue Reading →

Water and Sanitation in the Canadian Wilderness and Urban Slums: Which is Safer?

By Ken Krebs, District Governor, 2015-2016 District 5550, How many of us go camping in the wilderness, or have gone camping in the wilderness? I know such places are getting harder to find every year, but for some of us… Continue Reading →

Will this Canadian be Rotary’s First Woman President?

Rotary International is making slow progress towards the day when for the first time it will install a woman as president. There have now been 8 women as Directors on the RI Board. [Catherine Noyer-Riveau (08), Elizabeth S. Demaray (12),… Continue Reading →

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