Category Archives: Guest Column

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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‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ is 2016-2017 Presidential Theme

John Germ President, Rotary International, 2016-17 Rotary has been many things, to many people, in the last 111 years. Through Rotary, our members have found friends, community, and a sense of purpose; we’ve forged connections, advanced our careers, and had … 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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Top 10 things you should know about the new Rotary Foundation funding model

This is a followup to the May 2, 2014 post Trustees Approve New Rotary Foundation Funding Model By Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Trustee, Foundation Finance Committee chair I’ve been very involved in the development of our Foundation’s new funding model … Continue reading

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Embracing the True Potential of Rotary

By Mara B. Huber, PhD, Past President Buffalo Sunrise Rotary Club I am not a joiner. On the contrary, I have gone to great lengths to avoid all groups with official names and rules. I have zero interest in badges … Continue reading

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Why we chose to Charter a Club for ‘Young Professionals’

by Wei Chien, Aaron Miller, and Julie Caron There are many reasons as to why, when it came to getting involved with Rotary, we as young professionals felt more inclined to charter our own unique Rotary Club, the Rotary Club … Continue reading

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Risking Obsolescence with Out a Story to Tell

by Ed Thompson, District Governor 5550 Why is it that superior technology does not always win out?  Why do some enterprises fare better than others?  Why do some charities become better funded and better known than others?   Is there a common … Continue reading

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