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What Makes Life Meaningful

Michael F. Steger is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. He has spent more than a decade researching people’s ability to find meaning in their lives and the benefits of living a meaningful life. In his talk, he asks the question “What Makes Life Meaningful?” and will share what psychological science can tell us about the answer. …

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How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030

Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how …

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What does work look like in a data driven economy?

We live in a data driven economy. What does this mean? This means that everything we do on the internet is tracked and leveraged by companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. Max Baptiste asks the big question: If these companies are making money off of our data, where is our cut? After all, it is our data and it is …

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Paul Harris Fellow Induction of President Elect Rae Beimer

President Elect Rae Beimer was presented with her Paul Harris Fellow by District Governor Kevin Padilla, Governor Elect Ray Sanford, and District Rotary Foundation Chair PDG Roger McGonegal. The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its many programs.  It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, …

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When did Rotary really start?

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A humorous speech from past Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman on the beginning of Rotary.  He discusses the origins of Rotary in Ancient Greece and President Julius, and goes on to talk about all of the “historic” Rotarians.  cliff’s Presidential Theme was “Real Happiness Is Helping Others”.If you’ve never had the chance to see Cliff in person, you don’t want …

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Register for the Presidential Peace Conference in Ontario in Jan.

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RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran and Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith Invitation to Presidential Conferences from Rotary International on Vimeo. We believe all people deserve to live in peace.  There is far too much conflict in our homes, in our schools, in our workplaces and in our communities.  The Rotary World Peace Conference will be a chance to learn from expert …

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Governor Kevin Padilla visits E-Club

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Roger Ebert spent a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

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In 1965, Roger Ebert spent a year abroad as an Ambassadorial Scholar. In this 1998 clip he relates how his experiences in South Africa gave him a more global outlook, and even helped point him toward a career in film criticism.  Ambassadorial Scholars are now part of Rotary’s Global Grants program.  If you or someone you know might be interested, …

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The Worst-Designed Thing You’ve Never Noticed!

Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don’t have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows …

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What it’s like to teach in North Korea

For six months, Suki Kim worked as an English teacher at an elite school for North Korea’s future leaders — while writing a book on one of the world’s most repressive regimes. As she helped her students grapple with concepts like “truth” and “critical thinking,” she came to wonder: Was teaching these students to seek the truth putting them in …

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