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Making the most out of International Programmes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Thursday, 06 December 2007 00:33


            If you have ever been on an International RYLA programme, a Rotary exchance programme, a Scholar Ship voyage or a Scout Jamboree, you might have wondered prior to your experience how you could have been best prepared for the experience.   As you have returned back home and were asked to share your experience with friends, with Rotarians, with your Scouts troop, you may have wondered if you could have done even more. 

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 December 2007 22:47 )
The Importance of Community Building PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Thursday, 06 December 2007 00:06


             Today's society is built around mobility.  I see it in Canada, where I live, but I am ready to bet that no matter where you live, something quite similar is happening too. Canada's population over the age of 15 is made up of 73,84% of immigrants, and urban areas attract more population from rural areas each year.  In our university alone, 4 443 students, which represents about 10% of the student body in 2006-2007 academic year, are International Students, away from home and attempting to find a sense of community in a university of 40 000 students.  Yet life in this city and at school is not built around a concept of community; it is not uncommon for neighbours to be strangers, and the societal structure in place is made in a way that people are isolated with technologies such as television, cell phones and internet, rather than interacting with their immediate environment.  It comes at no surprise therefore, that many university students and young professionals feel minimal attachment, if not disconnection from the place where they live. 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 December 2007 02:24 )
Relationships at Work PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 23:45


A main challenge with Rotaract Clubs (and other organizations such as Scouts, Leo's clubs, and AIESEC) all over the world is they are all self-governing. They may each choose to operate in different ways, they are independent of what others clubs do and they can use their resources in different combinations. With over 163 countries represented through 7000 Rotaract clubs, it is difficult to maintain somewhat of a unity. Certain bodies, such as district representatives, can assist in building a sense of community, inclusive of all the clubs of their district – a collection of clubs, encompassed in two or three countries. At a micro-level, however, presidents have a similar task of getting individuals with different interests and aptitudes to feel united under the umbrella of their club. This task remains challenging at each level.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 December 2007 02:25 )
The Social Responsability of Non-for-Profit Organizations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 23:32


The idea of social responsability not only towards the community, but also towards its very members, finds an echo in Rotary International President Wilfrid J. (Wilf) Wilkinson in his December 2007 message to Rotarians :


“ When you put the family of Rotary idea next to such enormous needs as nutritious food and clean water, it might seem much less important. After all, as Rotarians, we’re here to help everyone and look out for all those who need us. [...] But if we focused all our attention on nothing but that lifesaving and life-altering work, then that work would eventually come to an end. Rotary would die out in a generation if we did not also pay attention to the health of our own organization – our members, our clubs[...]. Our [2 million members] family is strong because it’s close, and because it’s always forming new ties.”

Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 December 2007 02:20 )
After Vista : How to fall in love with your computer again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 23:10



This might sound familiar to you. You just came back from the store with a brand new laptop. You're excited about all of its new features. It's got a state of the art fingerprint reader, an integrated camera, a remote controle for DVDs, and every gadget possibly imaginable. And then you open it... and the charm ends. Adds are sprawled all over your desktop before you even have a change to install your own pictures, your old software isn't compatible, there's bugs with the camera and other periphericals... If you're nodding to this, then keep on reading.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 December 2007 13:23 )
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