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The long struggle to bring women into Rotary

Editor’s note: the following is an edited excerpt from “Rotary News” in a May 7th article. I have long known of the struggle of the Duarte Club, however, I had no idea the issue dated as far back as 1950. 

Grafton Rotary Club (Australia, District 9640) member Brenda Thompson, gave a brief history of the long process that took place before women were allowed to join Rotary Clubs.

According to Thompson, it was in 1950 that the first step was taken by a Rotary Club in India, who made a proposal that the word “male” be deleted from the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. Continue reading “The long struggle to bring women into Rotary”

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ClubRunner’s place among the 4 major RI website providers

This slide share from the RI Atlanta Convention provides a comparison of data for Club Collaborator, DACdb, Roster on Wheels and ClubRunner

The ‘Wonder Woman’ I have known in Rotary

Within Rotary in North America, “the growth in the power of women” is now well entrenched.

by John Borst, Past President Rotary Club of Dryden, ON

In February 1941, Dr. William Moulton Marston, an internationally famous psychologist submitted a draft of his first script, explaining the “under-meaning” of Wonder Woman’s Amazonian origins in ancient Greece, Continue reading “The ‘Wonder Woman’ I have known in Rotary”

Preserving the Place of America in Rotary’s Future

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden ON

The recent re-zoning of Rotary has highlighted as nothing before the need to consider America’s place within Rotary. Continue reading “Preserving the Place of America in Rotary’s Future”

IN ROTARY’S 2020 REALINEMENT IT’S ASIA WHICH GAINS TWO ZONES

India and South Korea reap benefit of America’s declining membership

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden ON

Further analysis of the material supplied by Rotary International reveals that the new Zones were created in the South-eastern Asian countries of India and South Korea. Continue reading “IN ROTARY’S 2020 REALINEMENT IT’S ASIA WHICH GAINS TWO ZONES”

MY CLUB CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF ROTARY IN DRYDEN

by John Borst & Will Vermeer, both PP Rotary Club of Dryden

Approximately 100 Rotarians and guests converged on The Centre in Dryden on April 22nd for the celebration of 75 years of Rotary in Dryden.

 

Continue reading “MY CLUB CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF ROTARY IN DRYDEN”

ROTARY ZONE REALIGNMENT VERY COMPLEX, POORLY COMMUNICATED

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 task that Rotary’s Zones Review Committee (ZRC) was given. At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure as recommended by the ZRC. Continue reading “ROTARY ZONE REALIGNMENT VERY COMPLEX, POORLY COMMUNICATED”

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”

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