President Speaks – October 2015

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Last month, after confirming a full year without a single case of wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of the world’s polio-endemic countries. It was the last polio-endemic country in Africa. Today, only two countries — Afghanistan and Pakistan — harbour the world’s final reservoir of endemic

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Dear Fellow Rotarians, There was once a strong young man who was offered a job as a woodcutter. He set about his task with energy: The first week, he turned 18 trees into firewood. The second week, he worked just as hard, but was surprised to find he had chopped only 11

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Dear Fellow Rotarians, In the 1930s, Ole Kirk Christiansen, a Danish carpenter, had a wooden sign hanging on his wall that read, Det bedste er ikke for god: “Only the best is good enough. ” Today, Christiansen is remembered as the inventor of Lego, the colorful plastic bricks beloved by children around the

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Dear Fellow Rotarians, We in Rotary aspire to great deeds. We admire those who gave great gifts to humanity: Abraham Lincoln, who gave the gift of human dignity to the downtrodden; Mother Teresa, who gave the gift of compassion to the forgotten; Mahatma Gandhi, who gave the gift of peaceful change to

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