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Four reasons your club website should use a home page video

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden

Does your Rotary club website use video on its home page?

Like it or not today’s world is saturated with media. We are simply overwhelmed with text, pictures, graphics and video. Continue reading “Four reasons your club website should use a home page video”

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 you do not see too often when it comes to clothes.

The role of manufacturing has changed drastically in America during the past 50 years Continue reading “Grown in America, made throughout the World”

Stop the Decline: Rev Up the Vision

By Richard Cunningham, PP Rotary Club of James River, Richmond, Virginia, USA

I would venture most Rotarians understand the advantages of compound interest. But I wonder if we give much thought to the compounding effects of a rate of decline. Continue reading “Stop the Decline: Rev Up the Vision”

ROTARY LIVES UP TO ITS PRINCIPLES WITH NEW BYLAW 2.100 AND BREAKS ‘THE SOUND OF SILENCE’

(play The Sound of Silence as you read) Continue reading “ROTARY LIVES UP TO ITS PRINCIPLES WITH NEW BYLAW 2.100 AND BREAKS ‘THE SOUND OF SILENCE’”

Club Service – Who Cares?

By Richard Cunningham, PP Rotary Club of James River, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Rotary International appears to have forgotten about the importance of “Club Service” as an avenue of service for the growth of Rotarians and the health of our clubs. Two new initiatives provide evidence of forgetfulness. Continue reading “Club Service – Who Cares?”

Striving for Gender Equity in Members: It’s Tough!

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden

The Rotary Club of Dryden, Ontario, Canada has been close to achieving an equal number of men and women Rotarians ever since I joined in December of 2009. Continue reading “Striving for Gender Equity in Members: It’s Tough!”

Pilgrims all: a deeply moral dilemma!

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON

It will come as no surprise that I have been pondering the question, “What can or should Rotary do in light of President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigrants and Refugees”. Continue reading “Pilgrims all: a deeply moral dilemma!”

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 found they all had 14 elements in common.  He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism.  The excerpt is in accordance with the magazine’s policy.

The 14 Characteristics of Fascism

by Lawrence Britt; Spring 2003. Free Inquiry magazine

The 14 characteristics are:

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

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