Rotary Foundation

Growing membership means a stronger Foundation

By Kalyan Banerjee, R.I. Trustee Chair, 2016 – 17 Our Rotary Foundation depends on a strong and thriving Rotary membership. It is, after all, our members who provide the generous support that enables our Foundation to tackle some of the world’s… Continue Reading →

TRF: from $26.50 to 1 billion in assets in 100 years

By Kalyan Banerjee, RI Foundation Trustee Chair The start of a new Rotary year is always an exciting time. We have a new inspirational theme, new club officers and exciting new projects to work on. In 2016–17, we also have… Continue Reading →

It’s the end of the movie & Ray Klinginsmith as the cowboy rides away

By Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015 – 16 Western movies were the most popular film genre for several decades, and they were well known around the world. In many of them, after a victorious battle between the good guys and… Continue Reading →

100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation Starts with Seoul Convention

By Ray Klinginsmith Trustee Chair 2015-16 The 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation will occur in June of next year, and a full year of activities is planned leading up to it, starting with the 2016 convention in Seoul and… Continue Reading →

Corporate Social Responsibility: how to get the biggest bang for the buck!

Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from a longer speech By K. R. “Ravi” Ravindran, RI President 2015-2016 These days, the question is not whether or not corporations need to be acting in ways that benefit their communities. The… Continue Reading →

Water and Sanitation in the Canadian Wilderness and Urban Slums: Which is Safer?

By Ken Krebs, District Governor, 2015-2016 District 5550, How many of us go camping in the wilderness, or have gone camping in the wilderness? I know such places are getting harder to find every year, but for some of us… Continue Reading →

TRF: one of the ‘top 10 charities changing the world…’

By Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015 – 16 When Arch Klumph was president of Rotary in 1916-17, he suggested in a speech at the 1917 Atlanta convention that Rotary should start an endowment fund for the purpose of doing good… Continue Reading →

On the Idea of “Rotary Chats”

Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015 – 16 When I joined Rotary many years ago, the fireside chat was a popular, simple, and effective method of communication among Rotarians. One Rotarian would invite a small number of fellow members to his… Continue Reading →

Rotary Tells CHOGM Eradicating Polio an Example of Resilient Society

Editor’s note: The following is the text of a speech by Rotary President K R Ravindran to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Two years ago, CHOGM was held in my own country of Sri Lanka, in my home… Continue Reading →

Five Presidential Conferences Scheduled: January to March of 2016

by Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015 – 2016 Presidential conferences have become popular meetings for Rotarians from around the world, but the conference programs vary from year to year with each president. President Ravi has planned five unique conferences during this Rotary… Continue Reading →

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