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Cowboy Ethics and the Rotary Brand

Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015-16 “Cowboy Logic,” as sung by Michael Martin Murphey, has been one of my favorite songs for many years because of its happy music and thoughtful lyrics. It has relevance to Rotary because of its emphasis … Continue reading

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Rotary: Local community vs. World Community – Serve One; Serve the Other

K.R. Ravindran, President 2015-16 There is a story told in my Hindu tradition of two sages, Shaunaka and Abhipratari. They were worshippers of Prana, the wind god. One day, the two men were about to sit down to lunch when … Continue reading

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Why is November “Foundation Month”?

Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015-16 It is well-established that The Rotary Foundation is the focus of attention in the month of November, and we try our best to publicize our Foundation programs and to raise money to fund the programs … Continue reading

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RI Quietly Launches ‘Rotary Global Rewards’ Program

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, President 2015-16 There was once a strong young man who was offered a job as a woodcutter. He set about his task with energy: The first week, he turned 18 trees into firewood. The second week, he … Continue reading

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Have Some Fun: Analyze Rotary’s Emotions

By John Borst Each year the incoming president releases his personal theme for the year. Color is very symbolic of emotion. I thought it might be fun to consider the colors used in the “theme graphics” for the forthcoming and … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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What is Exchange ?

“What is exchange?” Editor’s Note: The following article was sent to me by the 2010-11 District 5550 exchange student Maela Cataldi of France. She was hosted by the Rotary Club of Dryden.  In her words it is a “wonderful description … Continue reading

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