‘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 →


America will lose two Zones & likely one director in 2020 by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Imagine being given the task of realigning Rotary’s Zones with both hands being tied behind your back. That is the… Continue Reading →

A Survey for Rotarians on “Perception of Fascism in American Society”

Editor’s Note: In 2003, Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt… Continue Reading →

5550opinions: 2016 a Year of Blogging in Review

By John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Believe it or not, it is tough to write a blog, any blog but writing about Rotary International appears to be quite a challenge indeed. Here is an illustration of how… Continue Reading →

Five lessons for Rotary gleaned from the 2016 election.

  The “Five Lessons for Rotary gleaned from the 2016 election” has been removed from the 5550opinions website and can now be found at www.wethe4.wordpress.com   

Revolution: It’s a Question of Truth

by John Borst, Communications Rotarians are justifiably proud of the principles embedded in their “Four Way Test”. None is more important than the very first question “Is it the TRUTH?”. Are not the very concepts of freedom and dignity of… Continue Reading →

What Can Rotarians Do to Help President Obama Achieve “Common Sense Gun Reform”?

Editor’s Note: In light of my recent “editorial” calling on Rotarians in America to do something about the loss of life in America from guns, President Obama’s remarks on January 5, 2016, which echoes the same theme, should be seen… Continue Reading →

Under the Influence

by John Borst, Director Communications, District 5550 Rotary includes all kinds of people. It is an example of diversity in action. As a result you would think Rotary would have no trouble attracting new members. Yet for years, now, it… Continue Reading →

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