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Rotary and the Third Lifetime Generation

This past week the e-zine Quartz had an article titled “There is no such thing as old age”. To that, I say hogwash. But they do have a point, and it is one that has implications for Rotary and its… Continue Reading →

The Subversive Rotarian

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden What words would you use to describe how change occurs in an organisation as large as Rotary International? Slowly? Quickly? With difficulty? Thoughtfully? Haphazardly? Or perhaps subversively?

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 →

Will Rotary’s Research Come Out from Under its Bushel at the 2018 Convention?

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON The 2018 RI Convention is just days away. Those of us who have registered have had a chance to read the program and review the menu of breakout sessions available to… Continue Reading →

The Two “i”s in Rotary: Imagination and Imitation

Part I of 2 There are two “i”s in Rotary. What don’t you see them? You will if you look at the word “international”. The word international made them visible, but they were already there when Rotary began as a… Continue Reading →

Rotary and the Tale of Two Tragedies

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Two tragedies, one in the USA; the other in Canada. Only a few weeks separate them.  The first occurred on February 14, 2018, in Parkland FL. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H…. Continue Reading →

Can a Rotarian be “excommunicated”?

Just before Easter, a non-Rotarian after reading one of my posts and Ken Jaskot’s comments, asked the question,”Can a Rotarian be excommunicated?” Although the question is expressed in religious terms, I did wonder if a Rotarian can be expelled or… Continue Reading →

America’s Children Will Make America Great Again, Will Rotarians Be There to Help?

The start of America’s rebirth didn’t begin with the election of Donald Trump regardless of his slogan “Make America Great Again.” As so often happens, it began with a tragedy, the massacre of 17 students and teachers on Valentine’s Day… Continue Reading →

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 →

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