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Five lessons for Rotary gleaned from the 2016 election.

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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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Three Legislative Actions to Enhance the Likelihood of a Woman as President

Editor’s Note: The following is a fourth excerpt from the 2013 paper “Women Still a Challenge for Rotary” by 14 Rotarians, representing 11 zones, 14 Districts and 13 countries. Our desire is to enhance the opportunities for women to experience … Continue reading

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The Issue of Stagnation and What were male Rotarians doing in 1995?

Editor’s Note: The following is a third excerpt from the 2013 paper “Women Still a Challenge for Rotary” by 14 Rotarians, representing 12 zones, 14 Districts and 12 countries. As observed, the issue of gender equity is complicated by the … Continue reading

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Why a woman will not be Rotary President anytime soon

Or Barriers that make the glass ceiling so thick! By John Borst with the assistance of 14 other Rotarians* Barriers exist to a woman becoming RI President in both the bylaws and particularly the undefined practices of Rotary. They make … Continue reading

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Revolution: It’s a Question of Truth

by John Borst, Communications Rotarians are justifiably proud of the principles embedded in their “Four Way Test”. None is more important than the very first question “Is it the TRUTH?”. Are not the very concepts of freedom and dignity of … Continue reading

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Will this Canadian be Rotary’s First Woman President?

Rotary International is making slow progress towards the day when for the first time it will install a woman as president. There have now been 8 women as Directors on the RI Board. [Catherine Noyer-Riveau (08), Elizabeth S. Demaray (12), … Continue reading

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