Guest Column

Polio and Vaccination: A Memoir of What We’ve Forgotten

What I learned from getting polio 70 years ago? Amnesia is a traitor that lets old enemies through the gates. By Crawford Kilian  Editor’s note: the following article first appeared in The Tyee a web publication out of Vancouver Canada. It… Continue Reading →

Chrystia Freeland’s speech a reminder Rotarians are Peace Ambassadors Throughout the World

Preamble: By John Borst PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON By the end of this week, Rotarians from across the globe will be in Toronto, Canada. No doubt the largest contingent will be from across our border to the South,… Continue Reading →

Tick-Talk, Tick-Talk, Tick-Talk: Rotary and Generational Change in America

Editor’s Note: This article by Paul Taylor was originally published under the title What’s Next for Rotary in the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian Demographic change is a drama in slow motion. It unfolds incrementally, tick by tock, but it transforms… Continue Reading →

Blogging about Rotary: a lost opportunity?

By John Borst Considering that there are over 1.2 million Rotarians there are very few “blogs” dedicated to sharing views about Rotary in existence. In this case, a blog is a format for sharing ideas about Rotary both good news… Continue Reading →

What might a Rotary club look like in 2026?

By John Borst and Richard Bosworth With the new flexible membership and club meeting rules, approved at the 2016 Council on Legislation session, one has to wonder what a Rotary Club might look like 10 years from now. Already under… Continue Reading →

Report on Council on Legislation from District 5050 Representative

By Larry Jubie, COL Representative, District 5050 The Council on Legislation meets every three years to discuss and vote on proposed enactments and resolutions. These items are brought forth by Rotary Districts, Rotary Clubs and the RI Board of Directors…. Continue Reading →

Corporate Social Responsibility: how to get the biggest bang for the buck!

Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from a longer speech By K. R. “Ravi” Ravindran, RI President 2015-2016 These days, the question is not whether or not corporations need to be acting in ways that benefit their communities. The… Continue Reading →

Examples Big and Small are Centerpiece of Rotary World Peace Conference

Editor’s Note: The following report was published at LinkedIn on January 23, 2016 By John Bernaden, Past president of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, More than 1,000 Rotarians from 40 countries, including myself, attended the Rotary World Peace Conference on January 15-16th in Ontario,… Continue Reading →

Rotary Peace Building Initiative to Achieve Sustainable World Peace: a Proposal

By Don Higgins, Rotary Club of Pinellas Park and Honorary Board Member, Rotarian Action Group for Peace Within the next few years it appears that Rotary International (RI) working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations around the… Continue Reading →

5550’s Co-sponsored ‘Emerging Issues in Human Rights’ Program Praised by Participant

Editor’s Note: The following is a portion of a speech given to the Rotary Club of Winnipeg By Quinn Ferris The Emerging Issues in Human Rights Course, formerly titled Rotary Adventures in Global Citizenship (RAGC) helped me build on the… Continue Reading →

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