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It’s Time to Melt the “Frozen Middle” and Create a “River of Hope”

John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON The issue of climate change and the melting of the polar caps is everywhere at this moment in history. However, according to one former  Rotary International director Rotary also has its ice… Continue Reading →

Transparency – An Issue of Search or Policy: Part One – Governance

Last week I went looking for data on how many Rotarians were women. Although I found one outdated statistic, I could not find an actual membership report with even the raw data. About six years ago, an international group of… Continue Reading →

It’s Time for a More Democratic Rotary

If one looks at the evolution of democratic institutions, three features, stand out. Men created them; those men were the educated elite of society, and as the elite, they didn’t trust the male rabble to whom they gave a vote…. Continue Reading →

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 →

Visit Booth 1122, Meet Derek Rickwood – Fine Artist and Rotarian

Be sure to check out the artwork of Derek Rickwood BFA. Derek’s “purpose” as a Rotarian artist is to use his art “to teach important subjects that will improve humanity and the earth.” RICO 2018 will be the unveiling of… Continue Reading →

Visit Both 413 to Teach a Mother: Change the World

Imagine if you could teach 120 people to be literate in one year for only $5.00 CDN/pupil.  Impossible you would say. However, if you visit Booth 413 called Teach a Mother: Change the World you can find out how a… Continue Reading →

Find your breakout session room fast with this guide at RICO 2018

 Overview: Breakout sessions use only rooms on Floors 100, 200 and 700. No rooms on Floors 700 or 800 are used. Floor 100 is confusing. Rooms numbered 105, 106, and 107 do not appear on the maps provided however are… 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 →

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 →

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