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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.
 
 
Grant Ellers
President
 
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Welcome to Meeting No. 208 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 


This week's meeting material

Act For Kids

Act for Kids is an Australian charity providing free therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced, or are at risk of child abuse and neglect. We have helped thousands of children and families for over 30 years. Act for Kids operates 26 centres with a team of over 350 staff from Adelaide all the way up to the Cape York Peninsula. Our services have expanded to include integrated therapy, support for vulnerable families, special workshops to empower kids and safe houses in remote Aboriginal communities. Visit their Facebook page to discover more about this organisation

Upcoming Project Trips

In November, Janet, Grant and myself will visit Cambodia for a rice drop and to visit Free To Shine and participate in their activity called 'A Mile in Serey’s Shoes '. All are welcome to join us and I will put some more info up in the coming weeks. Donate via our GoFundMe page. Remember just a small donation can make a big change to the lives of the Cambodian children.

In January 2020 I will visit Vietnam to donate funds for SAPP ( Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients ) for the purchase of Vietnamese Health Insurance Cards. If you can make a donation it would be greatly appreciated and will allow me to purchase more cards to assist needy Vietnamese in Ben Tre province. Visit our projects page to see photos and information from my trip early this year. 

Social Media Phishing

Being safe online is a topic that we have discussed before so I was interested to see this article from the Rotary Down Under Facebook page about the Rotaract Club of Canberra being targeted by a phishing scam. Read the story here

Polio in the Philippines

An article about a recent outbreak of polio in the Philippines. Read the full story from the WHO website here

eSpeaker Series

Amazing talk with Nicky Mih from Free To Shine in Cambodia on the 2nd Sep. Stay tuned for more details on how to watch that session on Youtube and details of our next speaker. Thanks Anthony for your work with putting the eSpeaker series together and thanks Nicky for sharing with us the amazing work that you and your team do. I am looking forward to our next eSpeaker session. 

View the last eSpeaker Stephanie Urchick - Transforming Rotary's future through strategic change, Click here to watch the full session

Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting - 11 November at 7:30 PM. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/914062194

Rotary Training

Our next Rotary Training session - 21 October 6 September at 7:30 PM. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/914062194 

General Meeting.

The next General Meeting - 28 October at 7:30 PM. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/914062194

Facebook Updates

Keep posting your updates to Facebook or email them to me and I will add them. If you have more photos or info for our current projects please send them to me so I can update our projects page.

This officially ends meeting No.208. Let me know on our Facebook group what you thought of the meeting material. Serious, leave a comment. It helps to get some feedback on the meeting and also to hear your thoughts and ideas. For club members go to the closed group here Closed Group Facebook page and for non members please leave a comment on our Public Facebook page, like, and share.

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

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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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