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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. 130 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38


Musimbi Kanyoro

Musimbi Kanyoro is a Kenyan human rights advocate.

March is Rotary's Water and Sanitation Month

President's Message

I hope you have now settled into a new year of work and play and that life is not too frantic for you.


I am pleased that some members have indicated that they are willing to take on more responsibility in the club and I trust that others will also be thinking in the same direction. I sense a good spirit growing in the club. Let's hope that continues. 


You will see that March is Water and Sanitation month for Rotary. This is an important world health issue and you will appreciate that Rotary takes it very seriously. I hope you will seek to understand the needs that are out there in this important area and perhaps suggest ways the club can make a worthwhile contribution.    




Deanne S.

President 2017-18



This week's meeting material 
Featured eClub this week - We have come to the end of the list of known eClubs in Australia. If you know any others please let the webmaster know.
Other Material:
Every day is World Water Day with Rotary - At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water, a grim reminder for Rotary members who make providing clean water and sanitation an organizational priority. While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to provide toilets and latrines and other clean water initiatives in underdeveloped countries. Members also teach these communities to maintain new infrastructure, and organize educational projects to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.
To solve the world's biggest problems, invest in women and girls - As CEO of the Global Fund for Women, Musimbi Kanyoro works to support women and their ideas so they can expand and grow. She introduces us to the Maragoli concept of "isirika" -- a pragmatic way of life that embraces the mutual responsibility to care for one another -- something she sees women practicing all over the world. And she calls for those who have more to give more to people working to improve their communities. "Imagine what it would look like if you embraced isirika and made it your default," Kanyoro says. "What could we achieve for each other? For humanity?" Let's find out -- together.
Brian Norris
Website Manager
This officially ends meeting No.130.
If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact Brian Norris at
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!