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January 2018

Welcome to the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38

What is an eClub? An eClub is like any other Rotary clubs: it carries out service projects, supports The Rotary Foundation and members connect with each other as well as with members of other Rotary clubs. The difference is that we connect regularly online, not necessarily at the same time but at a time that’s convenient to each member.

How does an eClub operate?
The eClub's website is the meeting place where the weekly meeting is posted (see below), club project details are displayed and regularly updated and suitable videos and other material is available to enhance your Rotary knowledge in the area of community service. Some eClub members also meet in person at service projects, social activities, district conferences or the Rotary International Convention.
What do I commit to as a member of the Rotary club of Latitude 38?
You will be encouraged to:
  • Work through the weekly meeting below and if appropriate make comments on the club's facebook page (this should take about 30 minutes each week);
  • Participate in club projects (see projects page), engage with a project of a local Rotary Club or local community organisation and tell the other members about it on the Facebook page;
  • Spend at least 12 hours a quarter on Rotary related activities;
  • Support the Rotary Foundation; and
  • Plan to attend an annual Rotary Conference or Rotary International convention.
Who can join an eClub?
Each eClub is based in a specific district but its members can be from anywhere in the world. Some eClubs focus their membership in a particular region or community.
An eClub could be right for you if you:
  • Have a busy schedule and need a flexible meeting time
  • Live in different places throughout the year
  • Travel frequently
  • Have limited mobility
We welcome your enquiry.
Deanne Smith

Welcome to Meeting No. 124 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38



Marily Oppezzo
January is Vocational Service Month

President's Message

Brian sent out the following message to all members on behalf of Kerrie on 28 November 2017 in the hope that we could get conversations going within the club. I understand that a few contacts have been made but could I encourage you to move these along please along the lines suggested. Some of the newer members need to be added to the list and Kerrie will do that shortly.


Here's the message again:


"At our last Board meeting Kerrie was tasked with putting mentors in place for new members and getting conversations going across our club. She has put the following list together on the basis that you've got something in common. A similar post is on the clubs Facebook page. It's not meant to be onerous - in traditional clubs new members have a "go to" person to help them learn so this is an adaption of that system for busy people trying to learn and serve others on the run. The idea is to touch base with others in your group via  F/B, email, phone, or in person before the end of the year. Send a Christmas message, look back through posts to find an ice breaker or just rely on the fact that we are all members of a world wide organisation that makes a difference in the lives of others. By all means contact others but start as suggested: 

1. Deanne, Ian and Carol, 

2. Ian, Grant and Pete, 

3. Grant, David and Deanne, 

4. Brian, Anthony and Phil, 

5. Pete, Soph and Anthony, 

6. Janet, Ruth and Kerrie, 

7. Cindy, Bill and Kerrie, 

8. Brian, Tom and Amy, 

9. Amy, Phil and Heather,

10. Tom, David and Cindy, 

11. Bill, Carol and Janet, 

12. Ruth, Sophanit and Heather. 


The contact could be as simple as a welfare check.... are you ok?"


If you need any help with contact details please get on to Kerrie or Brian.


I look forward to hearing how the conversations go.  


Some late news: Pete S.'s father has died suddenly in Orange NSW and he is flying home from Vietnam where he works. Our thoughts go out to Pete and his family at this time.




Deanne S.

President 2017-18


Register for the D9820 Conference to be held in Sale on 16 -18 February 2018. Go to:

This week's meeting material 

Want to be more creative? Go for a walk - When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioural and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. In this fun, fast talk, she explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm.

Brian Norris
Website Manager

Club Projects

This officially ends meeting No.124.
If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact Brian Norris at eclublatitude38@mail.com
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, hope you will return soon and invite a guest.
Have a personal Rotary Membership Plan
Membership of Rotary, like any other activity in life, works better if you have a personal plan about how to get the most out of it. At the beginning of every Rotary year (1 July), or at any other time, why not sit down and plan how you will maximise your membership. In an eClub this is especially important as we don’t have the impetus of a weekly face-to-face meeting to give us a “push along”.
Here are some suggestions. You may think of other things you might do.
·         Run your eye over Rotary Basics to refresh yourself about what Rotary is about.
·         Work through the weekly meeting on the website and make comments on the club’s Facebook page.
·         Make regular posts on the Facebook page and respond to posts already there.
·         Look at the club’s projects page to see what projects you might become involved in.
·         Commit to contributing $A100 to the Rotary Foundation during the year through the Centurion
          Program. The club can organise this for you.
·         Commit to attending the District 9820 Conference or the district conference where you live.
·         Make suggestions on how the club can work better.
·         Participate!