Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Age: Can it be a Barrier to Leadership Opportunities in Rotary?

by John Borst, Communications Director, District 5550 I doubt very much when Rotary International finalized its “nomination process” in 1995 it ever imagined that it was establishing a system of governance which would inadvertently raise the average age of presidents … Continue reading

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Where are the Peace Scholars?

Where are the Peace Scholars? When I asked myself that question I was surprised to discover that Rotary’s Peace Scholarship program only began in 2002. So in a way it is quite remarkable the extent to which Rotarians worldwide have … Continue reading

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Reviewing Our Goal: ‘Doing Good in the World’

by Sakuji Tanaka, President, Rotary International The year 2012 is nearly gone, and we have reached the midpoint of this Rotary year. It is time to take stock of the goals we have set for ourselves, and the progress we … Continue reading

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Is the Foundation on track to reach its goals?

by Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, Foundation Trustee Chair It’s hard to believe that we have already reached the month of December, the month that celebrates the family of Rotary. We are also nearing the halfway point of our Foundation’s year. Now … Continue reading

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Rotary, Peace Through Service, Families and Guns in America

by John Borst, A nation that lives in peace is a nation that controls its guns.  Is that too political a statement for the President of Rotary International to make? The “tragedy of Newtown” is the tragedy of Everytown, in … Continue reading

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Rotary and the Future of Fundraising

by John Borst, Communications Director , District 5550 Is Rotary ready for the future of fundraising? Compare these two recent successful fundraising endeavors: Both raised over $100,000,000. Both involved approximately 1,200,000 participants. Both took place simultaneously across many countries of … Continue reading

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