THE DUARTE STORY AS TOLD BY DR SYLVIA WHITLOCK

Author of Women Also Serve: Duarte Invites Women to Join Rotary tells her first person account of what it was like to be a woman Rotary pioneer.

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS STATEMENT ON WOMEN IN ROTARY?

Variations of the statement below, I have seen many times over the years. A male, with many years of dedicated service, made it in a Facebook post, this past week.  

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CAN ROTARY MORPH INTO A ‘SMART’ ORGANIZATION?

Eight steps Rotary must take to be a "Smart" Organization

“Smart’ is the word of the century. Smartphones, smart cars, smart cities, and smart organisations fill the pages of city newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals.

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ROTARY’S CHANCE TO RIGHT A HISTORIC INJUSTICE FAILS

The need to replace Sushil Gupta, RIPN 20-21, who resigned for health reason, presented the opportunity for the 20-21 Nominating Committee to correct a historical injustice.

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THE POWER OF ‘CREATING MEMORABLE ROTARY EVENTS’

On May 3, 2019, Past Rotary International Director (PRID 2009-10), Dr John Blount spoke to the delegates attending the 2019 District 5550 conference on the topic “Creating Memorable Rotary Events.

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THE ACT OF GENEROSITY GROUNDED IN ROTARY - MELISSA'S STORY

Drawing from a lifetime of personal and professional experiences, from his humble beginning as an Indigenous youth living in Winnipeg's North End, to working  alongside  business, community and government leaders, Kevin Chief brings a unique voice that is able to attract diverse crowds into inclusive  and healthy conversations about diversity, policy, and social change.

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COL TAKES SMALL STEPS TO STREAMLINE ITS PROCEEDINGS BUT REJECTS THE BIG ONE.

RI’s tax status changed from a 501(c)4 to a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the US Internal Revenue Code.
#6 in a series
Enactments 19-96 to 19-115 dealt with proposed changes to the before, during and after periods of the Council on Legislation itself.

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MEMBERSHIP, RI COMMITTEES AND DUES PROVIDED LOTS TO DEBATE BY COL DELEGATES

# 5 in a series
Rotary has shouted out loud and clear that Rotaract Clubs are now officially clubs of and in Rotary rather then clubs outside of the family of Rotary. The path there had many twists and turns including an appeal to Social Media by President Barry Rassin. His was a post I just happen to read. Then the next thing I knew it I was hearing that Rotaractors would now be Rotarians too.

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MARKETING ROTARY TO OLDER ADULTS: LET’S NOT MISS THE BOAT

May is Youth Services Month. Rotarians in every community quite justifiably put much effort and coin into providing support to its early years’ cohort. Youth Exchange programs, adventure series of various types, scholarships, food programs, literacy supports, are some of the best-known Rotary activities.

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A SHORT STUDY. SHOULD RI CHANGE THE NAME OF ITS MAGAZINE, IF SO TO WHAT?

At the recent Council on Legislation RI was given the authority to change the name of its magazine. Below is a two-question survey which will take about 10-15 seconds to complete on this issue.

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COL MOTIONS ON OUR MAGAZINES, PRIVACY AND PAST-PRESIDENTS ARE A SURPRISE

#4 in a series
I didn’t expect subjects such as District Administration and Rotary International-General to hold anything exciting, but I was wrong as there was much to chew upon.   

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COL REJECTS GLORIOUS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE ROTARY MORE DEMOCRATIC

# 3 in a series
Enactments 19-40 to 19-55 addressed issues of elections and nominations at the President and Governor levels plus two Miscellaneous election items.

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COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION MORE ACTIVE IN ADOPTING CHANGES TO CLUBS

#2 in a series
COL approved ten changes to Clubs in the areas of Administration, Membership and Meetings and Attendance. They also rejected ten proposals. Two items were withdrawn.  

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COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION REJECTS ALL CHANGES TO ROTARY’S AVENUES OF SERVICE, OBJECT OF ROTARY, AND CORE VALUES

#1 in a Series
Making changes to Rotary’s CONSTITUTION and STANDARD ROTARY CLUB CONSTITUTION was impossible in 2019 as the 532 delegates rejected all 15 proposed changes while two were withdrawn.

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# 5 of 30 Women of Excellence to celebrate 30 Years of Women in Rotary
In 2017 Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity formed a partnership to ensure that in the future more people will have access to affordable housing around the globe.

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IT IS TIME TO REPLACE THE “PUBLIC IMAGE COORDINATOR” WITH AN “INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR” 

It has now been five years since Rotary’s new branding initiative launched. To assist Rotarians in implementing the change, Rotary created, at the Zone level, a responsibility portfolio called the Public Image Coordinator. Some but not all Districts followed suit.

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THE EMERGENCE OF THE ROTARY BUTTERFLY BEGINS ON JULY 1ST

June 30, 2019 is nearly here and with it the end of if this Rotary year. But something else associated with Rotary ends too, our current Strategic Plan.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF WOMEN ON ROTARY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Women currently account for 22% of Rotary International's membership.  The growth of woman in Rotary officially began on 4 May 1987, when The United States Supreme Court, confirmed the Californian decision supporting women, in the case Board of Directors, Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte and the Council on Legislation confirmed the decision. 

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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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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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