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?

Where Have All the Rotarians Gone on Linkedin?

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON 64,507 is the number of members recorded on January 14, 2018, for the official Rotary International Group at Linkedin. On September 16, 2008, the number of Rotarians on the RI Linkedin… Continue Reading →

How to be a Rotary Blogger

By John Borst PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON In 2016 there were 113 resolutions published for the Council on Legislation to consider in 2017. That’s 113 ideas, each started by a Rotarian who wants to see a change throughout… Continue Reading →

Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Speech on Speaking to the Truth is a Reminder to Rotarians

by John Borst PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes will likely go down in history. The part that caught my Rotarian’s… Continue Reading →

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