Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sustainability Demystified

Book Review If I Had a Water Buffalo: Microfinance as a Means to Sustainability Marilyn A. Fitzgerald, PhD CGS Publishing, Traverse City MI 2012 Pages 196 $18.95 USD by John Borst, Communications Director, District 5550 The most important thing to … Continue reading

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4 and a Half Ways to Increase Club Membership

by John Borst, District 5550, Communications Growing your club’s membership is the only way to ensure that Rotary’s ideals will continue into the future.  Here are five ideas I have participated in during this, my year as president. 1. Get … Continue reading

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Canada – Beacon of Hope for the World?

By David Newman, Q.C., Co-chair, Rotary District 5550 World Peace Partners Born in 1867, Canada lost the last vestiges of external colonialism in 1982. That year, The Constitution Act (1982) opened the door for healing and reconciliation with our “Indigenous … Continue reading

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Trustees Approve New Rotary Foundation Funding Model

The Rotary Foundation Trustees have approved a new model for funding the Foundation’s operating costs. Effective 1 July 2015, the Foundation will direct 5 percent of Annual Fund donations to help pay administrative and fund development expenses and to build … Continue reading

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Two Voices, One Message: ‘End Polio Now…Forever’

Ron D. Burton, President 2013-14 I’ve had a unique opportunity to be a part of the polio eradication campaign from its very beginnings, more than a quarter century ago, to where we are now, which is truly “this close” to … Continue reading

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