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Growing membership means a stronger Foundation

By Kalyan Banerjee, R.I. Trustee Chair, 2016 – 17 Our Rotary Foundation depends on a strong and thriving Rotary membership. It is, after all, our members who provide the generous support that enables our Foundation to tackle some of the world’s … Continue reading

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TRF: from $26.50 to 1 billion in assets in 100 years

By Kalyan Banerjee, RI Foundation Trustee Chair The start of a new Rotary year is always an exciting time. We have a new inspirational theme, new club officers and exciting new projects to work on. In 2016–17, we also have … Continue reading

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It’s the end of the movie & Ray Klinginsmith as the cowboy rides away

By Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015 – 16 Western movies were the most popular film genre for several decades, and they were well known around the world. In many of them, after a victorious battle between the good guys and … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation Starts with Seoul Convention

By Ray Klinginsmith Trustee Chair 2015-16 The 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation will occur in June of next year, and a full year of activities is planned leading up to it, starting with the 2016 convention in Seoul and … Continue reading

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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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On the Idea of “Rotary Chats”

Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015 – 16 When I joined Rotary many years ago, the fireside chat was a popular, simple, and effective method of communication among Rotarians. One Rotarian would invite a small number of fellow members to his … 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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