Tag Archives: Rotary International

Our Foundation in support of literacy worldwide

by Kalyan Banerjee,Trustee Chair 2016 – 17 A few months ago, I read a story in this magazine about a man named Carl Sanders, a member of the Rotary Club of Kenosha, Wis. Sanders had developed a successful painting business despite … Continue reading

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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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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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A wall of flame will burn forever in my memory, dancing with light, shifting in shadow

By K R Ravindran, President 2015 – 16 British writer and Royal Air Force pilot Roald Dahl was also an avid photographer who carried his beloved Zeiss camera on his many adventures. At a time when each photograph had to … 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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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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