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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 →

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 →

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 →

This week-write a two-directional ‘marketing poem’ on Rotary

Wethe4-Interactive: where you write the story. Please write a comment on the social media platform where you read this. I will then gather the responses into this post to build a story on Rotary Club’s most successful fundraising events as… Continue Reading →

RiConvention 2018: Discover the Location of the House of Friendship

In the North Path video, I mentioned that “I presume the House of Friendship (HOF) will be in the North Building” of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. I was wrong. A staff person from RI wrote to me and told… Continue Reading →

Name the one city in the world where you would most like to see the 2026 convention?

Wethe4-Interactive: where you write the story. Please write a comment on the social media platform where you read this. I will then gather the responses into this post to build a story on the city where you would most like… Continue Reading →

Complaints in an Age of Social Media – a Rotary Policy Hole

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Having a complaint lodged against you as a member of Rotary is a little like being Dorothy and falling down the hole into the Land of the Wizard of Oz. At… Continue Reading →

Can ‘Super Seniors’ be Rotary’s Salvation?

Editor’s Note: The following poem, in its original form, was composed by the theologian John Chuchman. It was originally about his Christian Church as an institution. As I read it, it reminded me of Rotary and our struggles to grow… Continue Reading →

PATHways To RiConvention 2018: Northside PATH, MTCC To Union Station & TTC Subway

Number 3 in a series of 5 At the conclusion of each day, many Rotarians are likely to take the TTC subway system back to a hotel. To facilitate this transition, I have created a video of the North PATH… Continue Reading →

PATHways to RiConvention 2018 – Walking the Street from ACC to MTCC

Number 4 in a series of 5 The vast majority of Rotarians attending the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Canada will likely take the opportunity to walk between the Air Canada Centre where the opening and closing ceremonies are… Continue Reading →

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