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MAE CONCEPCION DOLENDO, PP OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF WALING-WALING DAVAO PHILIPPINES IS KNOWN FOR HER  ‘HOUSE OF HOPE” AND ITS FOUNDATION

# 4 of 30 Women of Excellence to celebrate 30 Years of Women in Rotary

Nominated by Maria Victoria C. Jimenez, a Past President of the Rotary Club of Waling-Waling Davao Philippines, edited by John Borst

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THE LADY ROTARIAN, THE GENTLEMAN ROTARIAN: WHY DO WE SEE ONE AND NOT THE OTHER?

If women are equal to men in Rotary, why is it then that we frequently see the term “Lady Rotarian” but never the term Gentleman Rotarian?

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ALEXANDRIA RITCHIE ONLY TWENTY-FOUR AND ALREADY A  ROTARY WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE

#3 of 30 Women of Excellence to celebrate 30 Years of Women in Rotary

Nominated by Richard Cunningham, edited by John Borst

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JUDITH DIMENT OF THE MAIDENHEAD THAMES ROTARY CLUB, AN ADMINISTRATIVE STAR IN ROTARY'S CAMPAIGN TO ERADICATE POLIO

#2 of 30 Women of Excellence to celebrate 30 Years of Women in Rotary

Nominated by Greg Wilkinson, text edited by John Borst

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PP DR ANJANA MAITRA OF ROTARY CLUB OF ROURKELA STEEL CITY, D 3261

#1 of 30 Women of Excellence to celebrate 30 Years of Women in Rotary 
Submitted by Putul Rahul and edited by John Borst

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HELP CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF WOMEN IN ROTARY

The following call for submissions is patterned after a call at District 9940 in New Zealand.
Twenty-nineteen marks the 30th year Rotary International has officially welcomed women as members.

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ROTARY CLUBS IN THE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2019

A compendium of Rotary Clubs in the news for February 25, 2019

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ROTARY’S OBLIGATION TO PROMOTE A CIVILIZED SOCIETY

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the esteemed Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, left many opinions which guided the creation of civil society in America for much of the Twentieth Century.

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TO HOPE OR DESPAIR, THAT IS THE QUESTION?

I am proud to say I am an American because I have the good fortune to live in a country that listens and reports – it provides a journalistic communication mechanism which gives prominence to controversial personalities and their radical ideas. At the end of the day, when the disillusion with the status quo reaches a critical point, incredible change happens through the ballot box, and new ideas are put to the test for at least four years. At the individual level, the process can be so disruptive and painful that many want only that it will end. The first view offers hope; the latter only leads to despair.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING THE ROTARY PIN

I am a Japanese businessman, and I wear a suit almost every day. The Rotary pin is always on my lapel. It is there because I am proud to be a Rotarian. Anywhere I go, people will see the pin and know who I am. Other Rotarians will see it and know that I am a friend, and people who are not Rotarians will see it as well. I want to be sure that all of them also understand the meaning of this pin.

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A REVOLUTION IN THE TYPES OF ROTARY CLUBS IS UNDERWAY

Gone are the days when all Rotary Clubs met weekly over a meal and attendance was taken and tracked. Over the past decade, flexibility and innovation have become the mantra of Rotary International. And the grassroots have taken up the challenge of creating new ways for clubs to meet the demands of modern society and different cultures.

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