Tag: Rotary International

Thank you, Rotary, for your interest in my book

There is much to thank Rotary International for–its campaign to eradicate polio worldwide and its “shelter box” aide for regions struck by natural disaster, such as the earthquake in Haiti, among others. But here’s a more personal thanks: I just completed another presentation and signing of my new historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812... Read more »

Update on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio world-wide

Chicago Rotary Chapters are heavily involved Yesterday I described how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with Rotary International to eradicate polio throughout the word. Here is a link to an  Economist story providing more detail It’s an interesting piece on the difficulties of ending polio, even harder than eliminating smallpox. Rotary International,... Read more »

Chop the salaries of 'public servants'

It’s bad enough to suggest that “public servants” forgo raises, even when pay increases in the private sector are as rare as, well, pay increases in the private sector. But imagine the din that will be aroused when someone, in all seriousness, exhorts public servants to take pay cuts. It makes sense. Reductions in pension... Read more »
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