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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 →

Exclusive: An interview with Michele Guy Co-chair of Toronto’s Host Organising Committee for the 2018 RI Convention

For the past seven years, Michele Guy of the Rotary Club of Toronto has been the driving force behind the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Canada. To the best of our knowledge, she is the first Rotarian who has… Continue Reading →

Wethe4-Interactive: Match the Convention to the Attendance

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 to this post into a story. Interactive Enquiry #10 Rotary has had some big conventions…. Continue Reading →

As Rotary Celebrates International Women’s Day, We Lose Ground Where it Matters

Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day. Rotary International appears to be celebrating in two positive ways. Many Club’s are holding a breakfast to celebrate the event. A Google/Bing search will reveal that such events are occurring across much of… Continue Reading →

12 Toronto Rotarians Recommend a Restaurant for RiConvention Delegates

By John Borst with a lot of help from 14 other Toronto Rotarians. On Friday, February 2, 2018, I visited the Rotary Club of Toronto. It is the one that exists in the heart of Toronto’s Central Business District. Many… 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 →

Wethe4-Interactive: Why I have never attended an RI 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 to this post into a story. Interactive Enquiry #9 My reasons for having never attended… 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 →

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 →

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