You are excited to embark on a Rotary Friendship Exchange in another country, organized by your district, and are looking forward to immersing yourself in the local culture. Once you arrive, you find out that your host team has prepared a surprise welcome dinner of local delicacies. You want to be respectful and show appreciation … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
For the upcoming year, one of your club’s goals is to engage more young professionals. You’ve decided to host a mentorship meet and greet between current members of your club and community members who are just starting their careers. Some club members want to host the event in person to make it easier to network, … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
One of your club members, a well-known local business owner and an active participant in your club’s community service projects, has been sharing inflammatory political posts on their personal social media. Community members know that this person is a vocal and active member of your club, and over the past few weeks, their social media … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
As your club’s service chair, you lead a discussion in your weekly meeting about what projects your club should plan for the upcoming year. Long-time members mention that you already run an annual fundraiser that benefits a local food bank and they’d like to continue the tradition. However, your club has gained several new members … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
Your club has been meeting at a restaurant for 35 years. Your meeting contract extends for another five years, and your members like the venue and say the location is convenient. You recently learned that several restaurant staff members resigned and that the management is being investigated for serious discrimination allegations. What would you do? … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
A fellow club member is always promoting his company’s service to members at every meeting. Your club wants to provide opportunities for business networking because you realize that it is a benefit of Rotary, but some members have been complaining of feeling pressured. What would you do? Every month, Rotary magazine showcases answers to an … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
During a discussion of candidates for an upcoming club election, a member objects to one candidate on the grounds that she’s a mother of young children and wouldn’t have the time to commit to Rotary. What would you do? Every month, Rotary magazine showcases answers to an ethical question that members might face in their Rotary or Rotaract … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
You are part of the planning committee for your upcoming district conference with both in-person and virtual participation options. Part of your committee’s job is to decide how to involve Rotaract members during the event. One committee member suggests that Rotaract members manage the Zoom registration and technical support for the virtual participants to leverage … More Ethical dilemma: What would you do?
Your club members have generously volunteered to host Rotarians from a district in another country as part of their Rotary Friendship Exchange program. Your club’s Rotary Friendship Exchange committee wishes to require all host families and visiting families to complete a background check as a precautionary measure of security. Other club members protest that only … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?
During the pandemic, your club service projects were coordinated virtually with local groups providing community resources. Now that your club’s area is opening up after vaccination efforts and a reduction in cases, you can plan your first in-person service project in your community. However, there are members in your club who are immune-compromised or cannot vaccinate due to health reasons. Therefore, … More Ethical dilemma discussion – What would you do?