Calum Thomson

Calum Thomson

Senior Historian for Rotary Global History FellowshipSr. VP Features: Calum Thomson, CPF, PHF, Major Donor, Benefactor. Transport Management, RC of Longniddry & District, RI D1020 Zone 17.

District 1020 District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair 2007-10, District Grants Sub-committee Chair 2004-07, Member, RIBI Foundation Committee 2009-10, Zone 17 Co-ordinator RI Health and Hunger Resource Group 2009-10, Researcher/writer and History Fellow for Rotary Global History since the winter of 2001 Cal is also the coordinator for the conventions and convention host clubs sections. He is also contributing editor for ”Our Foundation Newsletter” and a former contributing Editor of “What Paul Harris Said” 2006-08.

He was awarded the “Ches Perry” Fellowship by the Rotary Club of Chicago.
Appointed to the board in January of 2004.
Elected to the 2004 Board and served as vice-chairman to the 2005-06 Board.
Calum served as Chairman/President of RGHF from 2006-2007.

 

Calum Thomson Has both LLB and MA degrees and is a member of the Institute of Transport and Logistics (MILT) – and an Associate Member of the Institute of Transport Administration (AMInstTA).

“Looking at my Pelican History of America’s index, I cannot find any references to “Rotary” or “Paul Harris”.  I do, incidentally, find the names of some eminent Rotarians such as Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D Roosevelt.

We shall have to find our own history.

Though there are records of various histories, one can refer to, sometimes we will have to create our own history. It will then be talked about or referred to by others and the generations to come. When you do something that changes the world or the way people do something, it creates history and goes down in the books as a historical event.

If the find is useful and people benefit greatly from it, it will be well remembered and use as a reference even if the product or service itself becomes obsolete.

One such thing that will be well remembered and change the way people work will be The Brit Method. This is an automated trading platform where anyone can trade in binary options, without having to learn about the market or deal with a trader in person. The binary robot will receive trade signals and make all the investment moves by itself, based on the investor’s preferences, risk appetite, etc.

This enables anyone and everyone to trade in binary options. This is one of the investment options that has great returns without much risk or time. There are only two outcomes to the investment and the trader has to decide if the asset value will increase or decrease. If the trader predictions come true, he stands to gain immensely.

Now, with the automated system, the  need for a trader is removed and the investor can invest himself, with the help of this software. The system will take care of the rest and invest in the best possible options.

Understanding the past is, obviously, important in helping to explain the present. Why, for example, did the movement expand so rapidly? The answer lies with the early pioneers who understood that the “Booster” concept of self interest was flawed and only appropriate for short-term advantage. If the movement could adapt to serve the community both at home and abroad, it would be able to attract men (and women) from every part of the globe.

Rotary has to provide  history as a resource for all of its 30,000 clubs. In the age of the world-wide web, it is so easy for one inaccuracy to spread like a common cold. The “History of Rotary” Project web site should be a repository of all definitive answers.

Rotarians, the world over, can examine the past and also read of Rotary critics such as G. B. Shaw or H. L. Mencken and realise that in reality, the sternest critics are club members themselves.

So, let us learn from the past and try to live up to those who began these Adventures in Service.”