Monthly Archives: April 2016

To tolerate discrimination against women is to doom Rotary to irrelevance

By K.R. Ravindran, President 2015-16 Some years ago, in the Kano plains of Kenya, a well-meaning development agency took on the task of improving water availability to a rural community. Committees were formed, meetings were held, and the local people … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation Starts with Seoul Convention

By Ray Klinginsmith Trustee Chair 2015-16 The 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation will occur in June of next year, and a full year of activities is planned leading up to it, starting with the 2016 convention in Seoul and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Rotaract; Hello Rotary

by John Borst, District 5550, Communications* Certainly, one of the most unexpected and welcome decisions emanating from the 2016 Council on Legislation is the decision to offer simultaneous membership in Rotaract and Rotary. A review of the proposed “enactments” shows … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility: how to get the biggest bang for the buck!

Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from a longer speech By K. R. “Ravi” Ravindran, RI President 2015-2016 These days, the question is not whether or not corporations need to be acting in ways that benefit their communities. The … Continue reading

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Revolution: It’s a Question of Truth

by John Borst, Communications Rotarians are justifiably proud of the principles embedded in their “Four Way Test”. None is more important than the very first question “Is it the TRUTH?”. Are not the very concepts of freedom and dignity of … Continue reading

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Can you put your hands, heart & sweat into doing the dirty work?

By K R Ravindran President 2015 – 16 Many years ago, in Kolkata, India, I had the chance to meet Mother Teresa. She was an incredible woman with an incredible force of personality. When she walked down the street, the … Continue reading

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‘The Sky is the Limit’ for Rotarians

By Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015 – 16 The numbers are impressive: Rotary comprises more than 35,000 clubs with 1.2 million members in 200 countries and geographic regions. It’s big enough to be a major partner in the eradication of … Continue reading

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