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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 →

Tattooed for Rotary’s Polio Plus a Creative Way to Raise Dollars

On March 22, 2018, Brenda Banbury the PolioPlus fundraiser for District 5550 gave the Clubs a challenge.  Brenda wrote: “Millions of dollars are still required to wage war against polio.  And this is where you and your clubs can help. … 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 →

Where can you still find a room for the 2018 RI convention in Toronto at a reasonable rate?

The Request I received the following request for help from a PDG of District 5550 yesterday: I have a question re Toronto ….. we are going but do not have a Hotel booked yet … I guess I am too… 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 →

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 →

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