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Rotary & International Women’s Day – Let’s Start a New Goal “50/50 by 2050”

By John Borst, PP, Rotary Club of Dryden Today is International Woman’s Day and Rotary is sponsoring an event at the World Bank this afternoon. Yesterday at their blog Rotary also posted a piece by Clara Montanez, a member of … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Democratization of Rotary

by John Borst, Communications Director, District 5550 With the invention of the Internet, society is going through the most profound change in the history of humankind. It is a change even bigger than the one ushered in by the printing … Continue reading

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Rotary’s Annual Themes, an Internet P. R. Nightmare.

by John Borst, Oh, Lord, I’m still not sure what I stand for oh What do I stand for? What do I stand for? Most nights I don’t know anymore… Lyrics “Some Nights” by fun The above lyrics from “Some … Continue reading

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Age: Can it be a Barrier to Leadership Opportunities in Rotary?

by John Borst, Communications Director, District 5550 I doubt very much when Rotary International finalized its “nomination process” in 1995 it ever imagined that it was establishing a system of governance which would inadvertently raise the average age of presidents … Continue reading

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Where are the Peace Scholars?

Where are the Peace Scholars? When I asked myself that question I was surprised to discover that Rotary’s Peace Scholarship program only began in 2002. So in a way it is quite remarkable the extent to which Rotarians worldwide have … Continue reading

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Rotary, Peace Through Service, Families and Guns in America

by John Borst, A nation that lives in peace is a nation that controls its guns.  Is that too political a statement for the President of Rotary International to make? The “tragedy of Newtown” is the tragedy of Everytown, in … Continue reading

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Rotary and the Future of Fundraising

by John Borst, Communications Director , District 5550 Is Rotary ready for the future of fundraising? Compare these two recent successful fundraising endeavors: Both raised over $100,000,000. Both involved approximately 1,200,000 participants. Both took place simultaneously across many countries of … Continue reading

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