A member from your club made a new Rotarian friend from abroad at the Rotary Convention and now is excited about the prospect of hosting this friend. Your fellow member wants to use club funds to sponsor that trip. Although the trip won’t be linked to a club program or activity, the visitor would attend … More Ethical dilemma discussion: what do you do?
Your club is working on a literacy project with a school in a poor rural community with which the club has a long-standing relationship. The school has identified a need for teacher trainings, along with new books and computers. You and fellow club members have worked hard to develop a project plan and the club … More Ethical dilemma discussion: what would you do?
According to survey results and a discussion at the start of the Rotary year, the majority of your fellow club members are very interested in partnering with local organizations that offer hands-on volunteer opportunities for club members and their families. As this years’ service chair, you have worked very hard to secure speakers who can … More Ethical dilemma discussion: what would you do?
Your club commits to covering airfare for a local high school student embarking on a year long Rotary Youth Exchange. Club members form three committees, each responsible for hosting a fundraising event to collect money that will pay for the student’s round trip international airfare. The first two events raise the targeted amount, but bad … More Ethical dilemma discussion: what would you do?
One of your club members, a well-known local business owner and a strong advocate of your club’s service projects, is going through a tough business transition and has made drastic financial decisions, in turn adversely impacting many of her clients. Community members are questioning her integrity as a business owner and her interest in improving the … More Ethical dilemma discussion: what would you do?
Every so often, the question of using Rotary as a means for personal business surfaces at meetings and on Rotary’s social media pages. If a dedicated Rotarian sees a new business opportunity which primarily profits off Rotarian customers or clients, is it ethical for the Rotarian to pursue the endeavor? What do you think?
Your club decides to send four members to a conference on fundraising techniques for humanitarian projects being held in New York City. All the members pool their resources to cover the expenses for the four during their three days at the conference. As the club treasurer, you review the members’ receipts after they return in … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?
Your club is planning to construct a new community playground. You are not on the project planning committee, but you’ve been actively fundraising on behalf of your club: your friends, family, and business associates have all donated generously to your club’s service project fund. At your next club meeting, the project planning committee announces that … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?
Your club has a long-standing relationship with a poor rural community. The community has recently self-identified a need for sustainable water filters to be installed in homes to provide safe drinking water for families. A member of your club owns a company that mass-produces water filters at a low cost. Through this connection, your club … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?