Monthly Archives: November 2011

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

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Rotary Must Involve Families

by Kalyan Banerjee, Rotary International President In late August, Binota and I were in Ghana, where Rotary Foundation Trustee Vice Chair Sam Okudzeto and enthusiastic local Rotarians took us to the ribbon-cutting for a water project in a little village, … Continue reading

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India’s growing presence in Rotary and Rotary’s fight to eradicate the polio scourge in India

By John Hewko, General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation It’s almost a cliché to describe India as a nation of contrasts, but as I return to the country after a 30 year hiatus … Continue reading

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TRF Trustee Calls for Radical Changes to Rotary Leadership Model

Editor’s Note: The following address was located in the record of the RI 2011 Conventions Proceedings, page 32. By Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, 2010-2011 Trustee Chair Now, ladies and gentleman, I would like to give my vision, my own private vision (emphasis … Continue reading

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Headed for Extinction?

  Ron Nethercutt, ROTI (Rotarians on the Internet) past-chair (2007-09), Philippines I suspect that a large number of our readers have seen many changes in their lifetime. Some of these include airplane travel moving from propeller to jet engines, the development of … Continue reading

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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

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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

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