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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.
 
 
Brian Norris
President
 
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Welcome to Meeting No. 143 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 

Presidents Message

We need to get working on two fronts. Firstly, two new projects of which one needs to be in Australia and secondly, we need new members. The two are closely related. Please look at the projects page and see if you have a preference in that list and let me know. Maybe you might want to take it on yourself or suggest to me a new project. Membership flows from good projects I am sure you will agree.
This week I followed up on a lead given to me by the District Governor. I also wrote to the representative of a club that has just closed down suggesting that some of members of this club might become members of Latitude 38 or alternatively form a satellite club associated with us. We will see what comes of this.

I wish you a good week.

Brian Norris President.

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This week's meeting material

The Power Of Light

An interesting article that I spotted on the Rotary website. Its a simple idea and the lights are easily installed. Rotary members from Durango, Colorado, USA, team with the Navajo Nation to bring solar lights to remote, off-the-grid homes on the country’s largest Native American reservation. 

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lick Here to view the article
 Author Kate Sieber. Produced by Stuart Cleland
 
Click here to visit the Durango Daybreak clubs website to learn more about how they run their Navajo Solar Lights Project. An interesting idea for a project I thought.
 
TEDxSydney - The Science of Sunshine | Niraj Lal

One in seven households in Australia has solar panels on their roof – more than anywhere else in the world. But what’s actually going on in the shiny structures and how could Buddhist singing bowls and South American butterflies make them more efficient? Niraj Lal examines the science of solar and the future of sunshine. Nij is a Research Fellow at  Monash University and the CSIRO working on using nanophotonics for high-efficiency solar cells.

Click Here to watch the video

 

This officially ends meeting No.143.
If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact Pete at pete@showell.com.au
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, hope you will return soon and invite a guest.
 
Pete Showell
Webmaster

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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!
 
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