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In Praise of Seniors; the new Rotary ‘Zoomers’

by John Borst, Past President, Rotary Club of Dryden Rotary International wants to grow and puts nearly all its effort into recruiting young members. This is logical but is proving challenging as few long time Rotarians have much of a… Continue Reading →

Is it ‘Not ready yet’ or because ‘Equality is disruptive’?

by John Borst At District 5550’s recent conference titled “Infinite Possibilities,” it was anything but ‘infinite possibilities’ for women in Rotary. An opportunity presented itself to discuss with an internationally renowned woman the issue of a woman as president anytime… Continue Reading →

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 →

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