Monthly Archives: August 2012

We need to highlight our Foundation’s good work

By Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, Foundation Trustee Chair In July, I outlined the goals that your Rotary Foundation has set for 2012-13. In August, I emphasized that while it is essential to have goals, we can’t achieve them without a plan. … Continue reading

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What is Exchange ?

“What is exchange?” Editor’s Note: The following article was sent to me by the 2010-11 District 5550 exchange student Maela Cataldi of France. She was hosted by the Rotary Club of Dryden.  In her words it is a “wonderful description … Continue reading

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To achieve our Foundation goals, we need every Rotarian

by Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, Foundation Trustee Chair At the RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand, in May, I spoke about The Rotary Foundation’s five important goals for this year. Goals that require great efforts, not only by the leadership of Rotary, … Continue reading

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Share your Passion for Rotary to Grow Membership

by Sakuji Tanaka, President, Rotary International What is Rotary? When I ask Rotarians this question, they often give vague answers. And when I asked myself this question, I had to think about it. August is Membership and Extension Month in … Continue reading

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Rotary’s Need to Take a Trip ‘Back to the Future’: Part 2, Removing Barriers

by John Borst Did you know that Rotary has had two presidents who have never been club president, district governor or a member of the board of directors before their year (s) as president? The first was Paul Harris in … Continue reading

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Rotary’s Need to Take a Trip ‘Back to the Future’: Part 1, The Problem

by John Borst As Rotary struggles to grow its membership perhaps it is an appropriate time to review how Rotary has changed to see if there might be clues to how it might recapture some of the youthfulness of its … Continue reading

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