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How can Rotary stop its implosion throughout the Anglo world?

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON For the past three decades, Rotary as an organisation has been imploding throughout most of the English speaking world. America, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand dominate this geographical space. Growth… Continue Reading →

Retention NO! Engagement YES!

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden When is Rotary going to learn that the concept of “Retention” is just old school? Today the buzz word is “Engagement”. And mark my word this is not just a matter of… Continue Reading →

NEW ‘ROTARY ADVENTURES IN HUMAN RIGHTS’ PROGRAM PROVES POPULAR WITH STUDENTS

by John Borst, Past President Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Two Dryden High School students, Abbey Taylor and Sarah Becker were the first Dryden students to take part in a new Rotary District 5550 program called “Rotary Adventures in Human… Continue Reading →

Grown in America, made throughout the World

The implications of exporting an idea like a service club by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON When I put on my jeans this morning, I noticed a tag which said “Made with American cotton”. That is something… Continue Reading →

Democracy, de Tocqueville and Rotarianism

By John Borst Past President, Rotary club of Dryden, ON Writing in the Washington Post, December 29, 2016, Fareed Zakaria, author of “The Rise of Illiberal Democracy” (Foreign Affairs, November/December 1997) has a very challenging statement involving Rotary’s role in… 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 →

Does the scourge of political correctness infect Rotary?

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON Recently, a number of articles have appeared in the popular press regarding the issue of political correctness within society and most specifically, in our educational institutions

Blogging about Rotary: a lost opportunity?

By John Borst Considering that there are over 1.2 million Rotarians there are very few “blogs” dedicated to sharing views about Rotary in existence. In this case, a blog is a format for sharing ideas about Rotary both good news… Continue Reading →

Blogging about Rotary: a lost opportunity?

By John Borst Considering that there are over 1.2 million Rotarians there are very few “blogs” dedicated to sharing views about Rotary in existence. In this case, a blog is a format for sharing ideas about Rotary both good news… Continue Reading →

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 →

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