As a member of your club’s planning committee for an upcoming fundraiser dinner, you are responsible for planning the event’s live auction. You’ve spent weeks securing sponsors and items for the auction. The dinner is a huge success and your club meets its fundraising goals. At the end of the year, your club president asks … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?
After moving to a new town, you join a newly formed Rotary club as one of its charter members. During the club’s second year, the president-elect brings her partner as a guest to many of the meetings. The president-elect, displeased with the club’s web and digital media coordinator, confers with the club’s board to make … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?
Your club is formalizing a partnership with a local organization. Since the organization’s work aligns well the work of your club and Rotary, the partnership is highly beneficial. A member of your club with experience working with the organization is very passionate about the partnership. As you spearhead the relationship, the club member is constantly … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Your club is working to provide technology and training for teachers and children at a school in a very low-income area with limited educational resources. During your search for sponsors, a club member in a senior position at a well-known business offers to pay most of the project’s costs. This sponsorship would allow you to … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what do you do?
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?