The Rotary Foundation

Can a Rotarian be “excommunicated”?

Just before Easter, a non-Rotarian after reading one of my posts and Ken Jaskot’s comments, asked the question,”Can a Rotarian be excommunicated?” Although the question is expressed in religious terms, I did wonder if a Rotarian can be expelled or… Continue Reading →

The Changing Face of Rotary: a dilemma of leadership and The Rotary Foundation’s role

A recent piece by fellow blogger, Ken Jaskot at “Rethinking Rotary” on Rotary, Capitalism and ‘creeping Socialism’ raises the fundamental question of whether or not our leadership is out-of-sync with the average club Rotarian and whether or not in America… Continue Reading →

Keep the Promise: a polio-free world

by Bill Boyd  Foundation Trustee Chair As I write this, we are still reflecting on the achievement of a full year in India without a case of polio. As recently as 2009, India had more cases than any other country,… Continue Reading →

Make giving to our Foundation an annual tradition

by Bill Boyd, Foundation Trustee Chair As Rotarians, we often reduce our words to initials. We talk of GSEs. VTTs, NIDs, and PHFs. Our district officers are DGs, DGEs, and DGNs, and in Evanston we have a GS. We have… Continue Reading →

You asked: …how much I am worth?

Kalyan Banerjee President, Rotary International In 1885, the London Times ran a series of editorials honouring the 100th birthday of Sir Moses Montefiore, the British financier and philanthropist knighted by Queen Victoria. The editorials commented on his honesty, his generosity,… Continue Reading →

Now’s the time to learn about what the Foundation does

Bill Boyd, Foundation Trustee Chair November is Rotary Foundation Month, and I hope you’ll focus on the Foundation with your club speakers and programs. How can our newer Rotarians understand the Foundation if we do not tell them what it… Continue Reading →

Three things every Rotarian should know about its Foundation

Take pride in the work of The Rotary Foundation and encourage members to give annually Rotary Foundation Month in November is an ideal time for all Rotary leaders to remind their clubs of a simple but important fact: Everything that… Continue Reading →

Rotary should accept the Stenhammar challenge

by John Borst May 31, 2011 Accepting Bill and Melinda Gates PolioPlus challenge was a no-brainer compared to the challenge put before Rotary by Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar during the 2011 New Orleans convention. After all challenging Rotarians to raise money, even… Continue Reading →

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