February 3, 2009

Banning Rotary

I was given this article by fellow Rotarian and thought I'd share it here. It's hard to imagine that Rotary and Lions clubs would be banned from any country but a conservative Muslim group in Indonesia is calling for just that.

There lies a huge opportunity to educate the world about the many, many wonderful things that are accomplished through Rotary and other civic organizations. One can understand the hatred towards the United States given the events over the last ten years. I've seen many Rotary dollars and hours spent in countries around the world without regard to religion or political beliefs. Rotary may have been started in the United States and be headquartered in Chicago, but it truly is an International Organization with leaders from around the world.

I hope that these Islamists can rationalize this and participate in the many programs to save and better those less fortunate. The URL to the story is http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14380&geo=5&theme=8&size=A , http://www.indonesiamatters.com/3881/zionist-movement/ . It's a sad day when people publicize half truths to push an agenda.

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