Your club has members who come from different backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities. In response to current events, some members want to take a stand against social injustices in your local community and abroad. Other members find these issues political or controversial, and don’t support the club taking action. This has created tension in the club … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Your club meetings have moved online recently and are hosted through a video conferencing platform. During the meetings, members have been sharing personal stories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic and discussing ways for the club to help the local community. Club leaders have decided to record these meetings and share them on social media … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Members of your club have expressed interest in supporting an international project, so, because you’re the international service chair, you contact some members from other countries that you met at the Rotary International Convention. You ask if they have any projects that your club could support. One of them excitedly tells you about the health … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others acquire or refine skills and advance their professional opportunities. By bringing together people from diverse professions and backgrounds, Rotary recognizes the importance of all skills and occupations. A vibrant Rotary club reflects the … More 6 ways to take action during Vocational Service Month
You’re part of your club’s leadership team and are asked to promote service resources and get members more involved in projects. To succeed in your role, you realize you’ll need to work with club leaders who oversee the Foundation, membership, public image, and club administration committees. But when you contact them, they don’t seem to … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
You’re the incoming community service chair for your club and will be serving in this role for the first time. You have been approached by a local Rotaract club to work together on a river cleanup project. Your club doesn’t sponsor this Rotaract club, which works with its sponsor club on other projects but also … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
By Dennis Wong, Co-Founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and member of the E-Club of World Peace Imagine yourself addressing conflicts through the lenses of fellowship, empathy, accountability and trust. That is the Four-Way Test. Imagine the power four questions and twenty-four words can have to help resolve conflicts without violence and fulfill … More A creative look at the Four-Way Test
Your club hosts a fundraiser for scholarships for local high school students who plan to pursue studies focused on promoting peace and resolving conflicts. You are on the planning committee and responsible for promoting the scholarship to potential donors. That includes ensuring that the intent is clear. The scholarships will be awarded to the selected … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Your club wants to get involved in international service and initiate projects with clubs abroad, so it decides to host visitors from another country as a way to build partnerships. You connect with a Rotary member you met at the Rotary International Convention and invite them to bring their club members to your region. As … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Your club president is on the board of a local organization. The organization wants to partner with your club on service projects, but they don’t have many resources that will help enhance your club’s projects. As the service chair for your club, you don’t think that it would be an equal partnership. In fact, you … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?