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Backfire!

Editor’s Note: The following is an edited commentary from the District 5320 website. By George Cooper, Rotarian International Service projects in the many lands Rotarians attempt to help can easily backfire if the culture of a particular area is ignored… Continue Reading →

‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ is 2016-2017 Presidential Theme

John Germ President, Rotary International, 2016-17 Rotary has been many things, to many people, in the last 111 years. Through Rotary, our members have found friends, community, and a sense of purpose; we’ve forged connections, advanced our careers, and had… Continue Reading →

Rotary Tells CHOGM Eradicating Polio an Example of Resilient Society

Editor’s note: The following is the text of a speech by Rotary President K R Ravindran to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Two years ago, CHOGM was held in my own country of Sri Lanka, in my home… Continue Reading →

Top 10 things you should know about the new Rotary Foundation funding model

This is a followup to the May 2, 2014 post Trustees Approve New Rotary Foundation Funding Model By Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Trustee, Foundation Finance Committee chair I’ve been very involved in the development of our Foundation’s new funding model… Continue Reading →

Canada – Beacon of Hope for the World?

By David Newman, Q.C., Co-chair, Rotary District 5550 World Peace Partners Born in 1867, Canada lost the last vestiges of external colonialism in 1982. That year, The Constitution Act (1982) opened the door for healing and reconciliation with our “Indigenous… Continue Reading →

‘Rotaractor here!’

By Guillermo Galdamez, Past President, Rotaract Club of San Salvador – Cuscatlan Rotaractor here! I feel Rotaract, as a leadership development program, is an excellent way to recruit Rotarians. But often we get a lot of flak because for the… Continue Reading →

Embracing the True Potential of Rotary

By Mara B. Huber, PhD, Past President Buffalo Sunrise Rotary Club I am not a joiner. On the contrary, I have gone to great lengths to avoid all groups with official names and rules. I have zero interest in badges… Continue Reading →

Why we chose to Charter a Club for ‘Young Professionals’

by Wei Chien, Aaron Miller, and Julie Caron There are many reasons as to why, when it came to getting involved with Rotary, we as young professionals felt more inclined to charter our own unique Rotary Club, the Rotary Club… Continue Reading →

Risking Obsolescence with Out a Story to Tell

by Ed Thompson, District Governor 5550 Why is it that superior technology does not always win out?  Why do some enterprises fare better than others?  Why do some charities become better funded and better known than others?   Is there a common… Continue Reading →

Rotary’s PR Department Hard at Work Telling Rotary’s Story

Editor’s Note: Rotarian’s often complaint that Rotary’s role in the eradication of Polio is often ignored and receives no mention in the Fifth Estates reporting. In this post at LinkedIn the author shares how Rotary is attempting to correct that… Continue Reading →

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