Talk:Rotary International

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Category:Rotarians[edit]

Can anyone please create a Category:Rotarians? We have one for fellows of the foundation and for leaders, but not for members at large. Many politicians and businesspeople are members, so this could be useful. I don't know how to create one.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:17, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Nazi Germany Focus[edit]

The history during wartime seems to be a diatribe focusing only on Nazi Germany and its treatment of Rotary clubs. I feel this should be a separate article because it diverts from the focus on Rotary International and instead obsesses about how the Nazis dealt with Rotary. A separate article could carry this forward but here it detracts.

Similarly there could be discussion about how the Japanese dealt with Rotarians, established or comandeered clubs in Mukden, dealt with Rotarians in occcupied Shanghai etc --but this does not help give any background on the history of Rotary International - which is the purpose of this article.

Rotary is made up of clubs and clubs of members.

Moreover "War Time" is really dealing with the Second World War - and only here from a European point of view.

Frankly I think this is offensive to the international nature and spirit of Rotary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Primorye (talkcontribs) 14:35, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

I agree[edit]

The section seems irrelevant considering how benign the content is and irrelevant it is to the international and current context of the club. It's not the the club was a secret Nazi organization. Think it was probably crafted by someone with a tinfoil hat.

relationship with masonery[edit]

There are claims that rotary is in fact part of or run by the masonery, still there is no mention of this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.100.203.163 (talk) 16:19, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

We need a Wikipedia:Reliable sources. I have seen that in what I might call fringe documents like the Hamas Charter, but no one offering any evidence.--Bellerophon5685 (talk) 03:25, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

ATHOL EVANS NURSING HOME ZIMBABWE[edit]

Hello there, could any kind person supply me with the E mail address to the Athol Evans nursing home in Zimbabwe. My E Mail is hdawson@uwclub.net. All the best Hugh — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.103.62.29 (talk) 16:14, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Unclear statement[edit]

quote:"In Germany, no club had been formed before 1927, because of "opposition from the continental clubs".[12]" - I don't really get what "opposition from the continental clubs" means - may s.o. clarify ?18:38, 11 October 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.195.69.112 (talk)

Minority membership[edit]

How can the Chinese, Japanese, Indians, et al., be 'minorities' in their own countries, since this is what this section talks about? If it is instead talking about global non-white membership (the implication being that whites constitute the largest global contingent of Rotarians, racially), then why use the term 'minority', which is ambiguous in this case?

Oecology (talk) 03:06, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Agreed with above - this section is absurd! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.208.156.248 (talk) 08:56, 11 March 2014 (UTC)