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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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To tolerate discrimination against women is to doom Rotary to irrelevance

By K.R. Ravindran, President 2015-16 Some years ago, in the Kano plains of Kenya, a well-meaning development agency took on the task of improving water availability to a rural community. Committees were formed, meetings were held, and the local people … Continue reading

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RI President Calls on Rotarians to Preserve Paul Harris Home, “Comely Bank”

By Ron Burton, President, Rotary International One winter day, Rotary founder Paul Harris took a walk down a well-kept street just outside Chicago. Watching children sledding down a hillside, he recalled his own boyhood in New England. At that moment, … Continue reading

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