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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 →

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 →

Indigenous Acknowledgement: Symbol of Canada’s “Incomplete Conquests”

Historian Peter H Russell, in his just-released book Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Base on Incomplete Conquests address a peculiarity of Canada’s development into a Nation. Nowhere is this truer than in our relations with our Indigenous populations where the signing… 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 →

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 →

FaceBook: What we Westerners can learn from Rotarians in the East, but is it legal?

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Perhaps as a result of recent posts, I have been getting “friends” requests on FaceBook from Rotarians from East Asian countries. I think we have a little to learn from them…. Continue Reading →

The 2018-19 Theme Logo: Swan or Wave

Wave is obvious but with a quick fill of bands in grey, the swan becomes very visible. Once you see the swan, it is hard to not see it. I wonder if this was intentional?

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