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About John Borst

John Borst’s career in education spans the years 1960 to 1996. During those 36 years, he spent an equal amount of time working int he English language, Public and Catholic school boards. Borst taught in both elementary and high school environments. Positions of responsibilities held included department head in Geography, curriculum coordinator of Social and Environmental Studies, Principal, Education Officer with the Ministry of Education, Superintendent of Schools, and Superintendent of Student Services. Borst retired in 1996 as Director of Education for the legacy Dryden Board of Education. During this time, Borst has lived in the Ontario communities of Brampton, Toronto, Newmarket, Thunder Bay, Aurora and Dryden. Currently, Borst splits his time between Dryden and Toronto. Since retirement, Borst has served as a Supervisory Officer with a remote School Authority; been a freelance writer of articles on education in particular for Education Today, the magazine of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA); founded and edited from 2006 - 2010 the Education blog Tomorrow’s Trust: A Review of Catholic Education; and from 2003-2010 was a trustee of the Northwest Catholic District School Board.

Five lessons for Rotary gleaned from the 2016 election.

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Results Are In: 60% Membership Growth in First Trimester

Originally posted on Rotarian Economist:
No, Rotary International did not suddenly get 720,000 or so more members, or at least not yet! I am talking about the membership growth in my club – the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in…

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Big changes coming to RI as membership continues to decline

The second 2016–17 RI Board of Directors meeting was held from 19th–22nd September, 2016. At this meeting, the Board reviewed 12 committee reports and recorded 64 decisions. Ten key decisions:

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‘Elect to be Civil’ and what if candidates don’t?

by John Borst, Past Pres. Rotary Club of Dryden In the October 2016 issue of “The Rotarian” RI published a timely piece by Steve Almond titled “Elect to be Civil” in which Almond bemoans the “tribal nature” of America’s politics. … Continue reading

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The District website: between and betwixt

by John Borst For over a decade of conventions, RI has spent considerable energy promoting the creation of club websites as a means of informing the public of the work of local Rotarians as well as the good works of … Continue reading

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Join Pres. Germ for Live-streamed EndPolio Status Update on Oct. 24th

By John F Germ, President, Rotary International In 1979, James Bomar Jr., the president of Rotary at the time, traveled to the Philippines as part of Rotary’s earliest work to immunize children against polio. After he had put drops of … Continue reading

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One thousand World Polio Day celebrations is 24 October 2016 target for Rotary clubs

By Kalyan Banerjee, Foundation Trustee Chair In our work to end polio, we’ve noticed a disturbing ­development: People in many parts of the world think polio no longer exists. Even some of our members, especially younger Rotarians who were born … Continue reading

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