This Saturday, Can Rotary Maintain Solidarity with its “iGeneration” Interact Club?

This Saturday, March 24th, 2018, the iGeneration will make itself heard on Capitol Hill with their national March for Our Lives.  As Sr Joan Chittister points out in the March 19th, issue of NCR “Between 1900 and 2018, there have been… Continue Reading →

“Real Progress Requires Change, a Belief in the Real Magic of Possiblity”

This is a promotion on the Riconvention in Toronto but listen to its message on how you get transformation from Rotary and apply it to Rotary. Fascinating stuff indeed! On top of that, the production of the video with folded… Continue Reading →

As Rotary Celebrates International Women’s Day, We Lose Ground Where it Matters

Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day. Rotary International appears to be celebrating in two positive ways. Many Club’s are holding a breakfast to celebrate the event. A Google/Bing search will reveal that such events are occurring across much of… Continue Reading →

12 Toronto Rotarians Recommend a Restaurant for RiConvention Delegates

By John Borst with a lot of help from 14 other Toronto Rotarians. On Friday, February 2, 2018, I visited the Rotary Club of Toronto. It is the one that exists in the heart of Toronto’s Central Business District. Many… Continue Reading →

Two key videos released on the Vancouver ‘Environmental Sustainability and Peace’ Conference

In early February, I wrote, under the title Peace Building Reveals the ‘New’ Rotary about the Presidents’ first Peace Building Conference “Environmental Sustainability and Peace”. In it, I lauded the opening “protocol” by Councilor Morgan Guerin of the Musqueam First… Continue Reading →

Social Media, Modern Outrage, Rotary’s Rules of Engagement and Our Peace Initiative

Rotary at all levels encourages its members to take advantage of social media platforms to spread the good news about Rotary. We have embarked on this journey with no real understanding of the implications of doing so. It has been… Continue Reading →

To build peace, we have to understand the world in which we live

“Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.” Below this opening sentence under the heading “Promoting peace,” we learn that… Continue Reading →

Wethe4-Interactive: the question I didn’t ask!

“America’s Failure to Protect Its Children from School Shootings Is a National Disgrace” John Cassidy The New Yorker On gun violence, we are a failed state E. J. Dionne Jr. The Washington Post An Armed Principal Detained a Campus Gunman…. Continue Reading →

Peacebuilding Reveals the ‘New’ Rotary

by John Borst PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON President Ian Riseley’s first Peacebuilding Conference of 2018, is in the books and judging by the attendance and enthusiasm at the Vancouver event Rotarians are strongly in support of “Environmental Sustainability and… Continue Reading →

‘Inspiration’, RAM trucks, Service, MLK, & Advertising

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON ‘Inspiration’, RAM trucks, Service, MLK, & Advertising: who could have guessed that those words in combination could be so toxic. I live in an area of Canada, north of the State… Continue Reading →

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