Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cowboy Ethics and the Rotary Brand

Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015-16 “Cowboy Logic,” as sung by Michael Martin Murphey, has been one of my favorite songs for many years because of its happy music and thoughtful lyrics. It has relevance to Rotary because of its emphasis … Continue reading

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Rotary: Local community vs. World Community – Serve One; Serve the Other

K.R. Ravindran, President 2015-16 There is a story told in my Hindu tradition of two sages, Shaunaka and Abhipratari. They were worshippers of Prana, the wind god. One day, the two men were about to sit down to lunch when … Continue reading

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Shame on America’s Rotarians and their Silence on Guns

Three years ago this month, December 15th, to be exact, I wrote in these pages of 5550opinions, calling on then President Tanaka, whose theme was “Peace Through Service” to use that theme and our “Peace” focus to make a statement … Continue reading

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Rotary Tells CHOGM Eradicating Polio an Example of Resilient Society

Editor’s note: The following is the text of a speech by Rotary President K R Ravindran to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Two years ago, CHOGM was held in my own country of Sri Lanka, in my home … Continue reading

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By Being a ‘Gift to the World’ Rotary Multiplies JOY

by K R Ravindran, President 2015 – 16 When the Canadian army liberated the Netherlands in 1945, they found the country on the brink of starvation. Seeing the suffering of so many, and especially moved by the faces of the children, … Continue reading

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Five Presidential Conferences Scheduled: January to March of 2016

by Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015 – 2016 Presidential conferences have become popular meetings for Rotarians from around the world, but the conference programs vary from year to year with each president. President Ravi has planned five unique conferences during this Rotary … Continue reading

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