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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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As a Rotarian, “Everything you do matters”

By John F. Germ, President Rotary International 2016-17 Today, we look ahead toward a Rotary year that may one day be known as the greatest in our history: the year that sees the world’s last case of polio. Wild poliovirus … 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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Rotary’s Need to Take a Trip ‘Back to the Future’: Part 2, Removing Barriers

by John Borst Did you know that Rotary has had two presidents who have never been club president, district governor or a member of the board of directors before their year (s) as president? The first was Paul Harris in … Continue reading

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In the “New Order” 2 out of 4 is not good enough

by John Borst Brian Solis in “The End of Business as Usual” describes 5 stages for a business to achieve “customer-centricity” Stage four is defined as “Adaptive” meaning “informed, agile, and able to rapidly switch direction, grow, and evolve”. Rotary … Continue reading

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Ten Criteria for an Effective Rotary Club

By Rob Wood, Rotary Club of South San Francisco My top ten personal criteria for an effective Rotary club are: . One: The club impacts the local community in multiple, very visible and very personal ways, from the schools to … Continue reading

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Why the Rotary Leadership Model Works

by Chris Offer April 5, 2011 Editor’s Note: The following opinion piece is from Rotary Canada — April 2011 I doubt many experts would point to Rotary’s practice of changing leaders every year as a model organizational structure. By all … Continue reading

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