Category Archives: Columnists

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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Our Foundation in support of literacy worldwide

by Kalyan Banerjee,Trustee Chair 2016 – 17 A few months ago, I read a story in this magazine about a man named Carl Sanders, a member of the Rotary Club of Kenosha, Wis. Sanders had developed a successful painting business despite … Continue reading

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The power of combined effort knows no limitation

by John F Germ, RI President 2016-17 In the summer of 1917, only a few months after the United States entered the first world war, Rotary held its eighth annual convention in Atlanta. Although many Rotarians at the time thought … Continue reading

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How company time has changed, a recruitment challenge

By John F. Germ, R.I. President, 2016-17 Forty years ago, a man named George Campbell, the owner of the company I worked for, invited me to join Rotary. Back then, that was a common practice in the United States. Your … Continue reading

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Growing membership means a stronger Foundation

By Kalyan Banerjee, R.I. Trustee Chair, 2016 – 17 Our Rotary Foundation depends on a strong and thriving Rotary membership. It is, after all, our members who provide the generous support that enables our Foundation to tackle some of the world’s … Continue reading

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TRF: from $26.50 to 1 billion in assets in 100 years

By Kalyan Banerjee, RI Foundation Trustee Chair The start of a new Rotary year is always an exciting time. We have a new inspirational theme, new club officers and exciting new projects to work on. In 2016–17, we also have … Continue reading

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