Posted by James Ferguson

How I found support and acceptance in my Rotary club

 
By Monica Mulholland, Rotary Club of Queenstown, New Zealand
 
 
When I made the decision to come out as transgender to my Rotary club, my wife and I were worried that we would be shunned by our community and lose many of our friends, including those in the Rotary club. It is common for transgender people to lose half their friends and half their family when they come out. But we couldn’t have been happier with the acceptance and support we received from club members.
 
Like most transgender people, I realized quite early on that something was not right. I didn’t quite fit where people were trying to put me. When I was three or four, my mother caught me parading around in some of her dresses. It was made clear to me that this was not a good idea. She took it as a childhood prank, but looking back, I can see it was probably a lot more than that. I took everything underground after that, but it was there all the time.
 
I knew my girlfriend was the one for me when I was about 21. I didn’t have the words back then to tell her I was transgender, but I did alert her to the fact that I was different in that way. Later, we got married, and I always had my own stash of women’s clothing and makeup at home. My wife and I sometimes traveled together in the U.S. as a female couple.
 
 
Monica Mulholland, right, and wife
 
My wife and I have been members of our Rotary club for more than 15 years. She was the first female president of our club and only the second female governor in our district. We had been planning for me to come out for a year or so … and each time the deadline approached, one of us would get cold feet and we would postpone it. We decided that I would approach the current president and the incoming president. We sat down for coffee and with much trepidation I explained the situation. There was no hesitation from either of them about supporting me.
 
It was decided that I would write a letter to the club explaining my situation. Soon after, the club had a barbecue. We didn’t attend, but the president read the letter and at the end, instead of a stunned silence there was an outbreak of applause.
 
Many of our non-Rotary friends had expected club members, if not the club as a whole, to give me a hard time. I can honestly say that I have never had a negative or snide remark from any of the members. They made me exceptionally proud of them all. So much so, that when they were looking for a new incoming president; I put up my hand and was unanimously accepted. I served as president of the Queenstown Rotary Club in 2017-18.
 
In the final stages of my presidency, I held a Rotary/LGBT Information Exchange meeting where I invited members of the LGBT community in Queenstown to come to our Rotary meeting and tell us what it is like being an LGBT person in our community and how we, as a Rotary club, could help them. This brought the whole LGBT situation out in the open and allowed members to ask questions. The meeting was a big success.
 
My advice on inclusion and diversity is to have a meeting where you invite the LGBT community and let members ask the questions. It is hard to hold a prejudice when you understand somebody’s story! Learn what Rotary’s Secretariat is doing to promote diversity and what your club can do.
 
 
 
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Posted by James Ferguson on Sep 05, 2019

3 ways to make your club more inclusive

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By Katey Halliday, Rotaract Club of Adelaide City and the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light, South Australia, Australia
 
 
Rotary recently adopted a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that sends a strong message that we embrace inclusivity. Rotary has clubs all over the world and reaches a broad range of people with our service projects. So we are already diverse, but a second ingredient, inclusion, is the key to unlocking and maintaining the full benefits of that diversity. How inclusive is your club?
 
Verna Myers, founder of the Verna Myers Company and vice president of Inclusion Strategy at Netflix, has explained the difference between the two concepts as “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.”
 
In the context of Rotary membership, this means it is not enough to invite people from diverse backgrounds to our meetings and events. We need to include them in club planning and decision making, and value their contributions.
Below are some ideas for cultivating inclusion:

Make your club accessible

  • Do you meet in a convenient location for everyone? If not, consider meeting in more than one venue.
  • Can people find information if they are unable to attend?
  • Does the time of your meeting work for the demographic you are trying to attract? You could provide options, such as some morning and some evening meetings. Not every meeting needs to include a meal.
  • Are there any unnecessary costs that block some from attending, such as the cost of a meal? A limited menu can also create unintentional barriers for those with dietary restrictions. Also consider providing the choice of not eating at all.
  • Can you bill for fees on a monthly or quarterly basis instead of annually, for those who would manage better this way? You could set up a small premium to cover the added cost.

Give all members something meaningful to do

This requires club leaders to understand why each member is there and determine what activities would fulfill their passion and purpose for joining. It is sometimes easier to do a task yourself then delegating, but handing tasks over to someone new is a great way to include them.

Provide diversity and inclusion training

Every club can benefit from an honest discussion about these topics. I have received feedback from many members and have heard in consulting with districts that some people hesitate to join because of inappropriate comments or behavior they have experienced. Bring in a speaker or conduct a training session on any of the following topics:
 
  • Using inclusive language: Learn about the effects our words have on creating a culture of normalised behavior. Gendered language, for instance, is a barrier toward achieving gender equality. To achieve the goal of having women comprise 30 percent of membership and leadership by June 2023, we need to take positive action in this arena.
  • Detecting and avoiding unconscious bias and discrimination. Sometimes people can unintentionally be treated unfairly because of a personal characteristic.
  • Understanding and avoiding sexual harassment. The “me too” movement has raised awareness of sexual harassment. Bring in an expert to raise your club’s awareness of the issue and what they can do to prevent it.
  • Calling out inappropriate behavior as a bystander. David Morrison, retired Lieutenant General of the Australian Army, and current chair of Diversity Council Australia, notes “the standard you walk past is the standard you accept.”
  • Participate in International Women’s Day, Harmony Day, your local Pride celebrations and other days that celebrate diversity.
There are many strategies your club can employ. But for any to work, you must accept that change is vital to Rotary’s continued success. We can admire Rotary International for approving the diversity, equity, and inclusion policy. Now it’s up to members to work it down to the club level. Learn what your club can do about diversity.
 
About the author: Katey Halliday is a past president and charter member of the Adelaide City Rotaract Club and recently joined the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light. She has also served as a team leader, coordinator, and trainer for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). She is a project officer and training facilitator in the Diversity and Inclusion Branch of the South Australia Police.
 
 
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Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Because of your donations to the Weekly Meeting, we were able to complete this water pipeline project in Subirana, Honduras, with our Rotary partners.
 
Thank You!!
 
You're making the world a better place! :)
 
 
Before the Project
 
 
Construction
 
Final Completion
 
 
Inauguration of Subirana, Honduras water project with our partner club, the Rotary Club of El Progresso. There were 7 kms of new pipe laid, air valves installed along the line for cleaning, operational water purification plant , storage tanks constructed and cleaned.
The community of 2500 participated in surveys pre and post project and in a WASH program in clean water, hygiene and sanitation.
Already we have received videos from the community saying they get water 24 hours a day instead of periodically each week, and now they have access to potable water as well.
This was one of the 3 to 5 year project visions for the E-Club of Canada One International Committee planned by the club in 2015-2016.

Thanks to all who donated and supported this project.
 
You have made a difference!
 
 
 
Lynne Ternosky
 
Past President
Rotary E-Club of Canada One

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Posted by James Ferguson

Because of your donations to the Weekly Meeting, we are able to  continue funding this project in India.

Thank You!!

You're making the world a better place! :)

 

 

E-Club Gadadhar Pathshala, India, Project

President-Elect 2019-20, Biswanath Chakrabarty sponsored a project near Kolkota, India, in 2017 to support a local school for needy children. The support for that school was provided through the Rotary Club of Calcutta Metropolitan East, District 3291, who received the fund and monitored the distribution of the money.

The school located in Ramnagar, Arambagh, West Bengal, India is about 100 km from Kolkota benefited of funding in 2017 and applied for further funding for 2018. Biswanath visited the school in 2018 and was encouraged by the welcome he received and the application of the funds. In February, the Treasurer of the Rotary Club visited the school and submitted the attached report.

While there have been some difficulties forwarding the funds to the Rotary Club, the report shows the benefits of supporting this kind of endeavor.

 
 
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Posted by James Ferguson
Remember that Your Donations Fund Our E-Club Projects.
 
You're Doing Great Things in the World!
Thank You!
 
 
Report on The E-Club of Canada One Donation to Guatemala 
 
 
At the last board meeting of the Rotary E Club of Canada 1 on March 16, 2019, I reported to the board on the use of the $1500 donation that the board donated on June 9, 2018 to Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans to be used for the victims of the devastation of the June 3, 2018 eruption of Volcan Fuego here in Guatemala.
Please find attached the completed report, along with a copy of the receipt of purchases, an excel spread sheet outlining the expenditures, and pictures of the purchases and some of the recipients.
I've also included pictures of the devastation.
 
Vicki Horsfield, Executive Director
Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans
Website: www.creatingopportunitiesforguatemalans.org/
www.facebook.com/CreatingOpportunitiesforGuatemalans
Tel (office): 011 502 7943 9928
Tel (cell): 011 502 5957 7960
 
E-Club Guatemala Donation James Ferguson 2019-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
Click Here for Weekly Meetings After February 3rd, 2019 James Ferguson 2019-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
History of The 4-Way Test
 
The 4-Way Test was conceived by Herbert J. Taylor, a Chicago Rotarian and president of Rotary International in 1954-55. He applied The 4-Way Test to the operation of his company with remarkable results and subsequently shared it with others. The story is told best by Herbert J. Taylor in this description of how the Test came into existence and what effect it had.
 
history of the 4-way test Kitty Bucsko 2019-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Malala at the U.N.; February 4 to 10, 2019 Kitty Bucsko 2019-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
Malala's Speech at the United Nations: February 4 to 10, 2019 Kitty Bucsko 2019-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Ferguson on Jan 27, 2019
Greeter this week: David Werrett     

Inspirational Moment  
 
Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guests attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

 I did the meeting and watched the program on the future of the world with 10 billion people. My sympathies tend to lie with the "wizards", and not the "prophets".  One need only see how Zimmermann's theory of the "phantom pile" has proved to be correct in the 20th and 21st centuries, to understand that the future of mankind, which is special on this Earth, will be safeguarded by our technological and scientific ability to use resources more efficiently, and thus provide for humanity's needs.  As Rotarians, we appreciate this more than most - witness the success of our achievements with polio eradication, and our many water and micro-farming projects...
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I enjoy the opportunity to hear of other people's ideas and the different means of remaining an informed Rotarian when away from my own club. Different perspectives always seem to give me a boost.
Wayne Lannon, RC of Westlock, Alberta, D-5370

Attended weekly online meeting of Canada One featuring Jennifer Jones talking on End Polio Now. As we approach the start of 2019, may this be the year we complete our promise to the children of the world and End Polio for good.
Keith Evans, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Rotary Turns 114 on February 23, 2019
 
Food for Thought
 
Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
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Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
What moral decisions should driverless cars make; Iyad Rahwan; January 28 - February 3, 2019 James Ferguson 2019-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kitty Bucsko
Greeter this week: Jocelyne Ferguson  

Inspirational Moment
A new initiative by UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, aims to have all young people by 2030:
• In school
• In training, or
• Employed
It is the duty of everyone to give this generation the chance they need and deserve.
 
 
Canadiana
 
Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guests attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

The Inspirational Moment was a gem. People such as Maggie Doyne who was recognized for her work in the Kopila Valley of Nepal is our hope for the world and our future.
Don Smith, RC of Bracebridge, D-7010

How we can help young
I very much enjoyed this important topic. The numbers are staggering, and with future automation, and technology it is a huge worry for these young people. I am sure in the future, the young will be able to overcome the many obstacles ahead of them.

Larry Reynolds, RC of Campbell River Lunch, D-5020

Charles Mann's Ted Talk was thought provoking and a call to action but are the right people listening?  Each one of us has a responsibility to leave the world better than when they found it.. are we doing this?
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

How to Survive 10 Billion
The Ted Talk speaker was interesting and depressing. His recommendation for "wizards" and "prophets" to work together does not seem very likely at present.
I also read and enjoyed the article about how to make contributing to TRF more interesting and fun.  I will take some of these ideas to my club!

Elizabeth Rhoads, RC of Wilmington Delaware, D-7630

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Announcements
2019-20 presidential theme: Rotary Connects the World
Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models. A member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, Maloney unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA.
 
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Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

News from the Rotary E-Club Family: Jeff MacFarlane

This past week has been a pretty big Rotary week in our house.
As many of you know, my daughter Abi is on a long-term exchange in Italy. She left on the Labour Day weekend and will be returning on Canada Day 2019. She lives just outside of Terlizzi and goes to school in Molfetta on the south east coast. I'm trying to get her to join us for a Thursday morning coffee. You can follow her on Instagram at abi.in.italy.
This past weekend, my youngest daughter Claire found out that she too will be going on exchange starting next August. Her first orientation is scheduled for January and there will be two more in March and May before her departure. She doesn't yet know where she will be going but her top choices at the moment are France, Belgium and Spain.
The last piece is that Max who is the inbound exchange student hosted by the Rotary Club of Okotoks came to live with us over the weekend. He is scheduled to be with us until mid-February. He is from Merano, Italy in the north-east near the Swiss and Austrian borders. As an avid snowboarder he is looking forward to more snow and a long winter season. Max is our eighth student. We have previously had students from Sweden (now studying in New Zealand), Germany, Venezuela (now in Argentina), France (now studying in Montreal), two from the Netherlands and one from Spain. I will try to get Max to join us for Tuesday night chats while he is at our house.


Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner
January is Vocational Service Month
What is Vocational Service?
Vocational Service is one of Rotary's Avenues of Service.  Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute
 
Food for Thought
 
Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
 
Donated and Submitted by Kitty Bucsko
"David Foster is Canadian!  I LOVE piano!  I am mesmerized by his talent in both composing and performing!  And this is a nice little memory while there is snow in Canada!  Enjoy!"

Speaker Program
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
How we're harnessing Nature's Hidden Superpowers; Oded Shoseyov; January 14 - 20th, 2019 Kitty Bucsko 2018-12-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kitty Bucsko
Greeter this week: Larry Reynolds    

 
Greeter Message from Larry Reynolds, Campbell River Rotary Club, winner of the club's last quarterly draw.
 
I am in Hawaii for 7 weeks enjoying the sun. I am retired and travel a lot, thus my use of the Rotary E-Club of Canada One website often while I am away. I have been a Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Campbell River since 1971, and past president of our club 1978-79. 
Our very active club of about 87 members was founded in Campbell River in 1946. We are very active in our community, and I refer you to our Clubrunner page (https://www.campbellriverrotary.org/)  to see many of the projects we have undertaken over the years, including our latest building of a suspension bridge across the face of Elk Falls.
We just finished our annual fund raiser (TV auction) netting over $100,000, which we spend on community projects. I hope this gives you an insight to our club and I wish your club the best in the future. I enjoy joining your club weekly meetings when I am away.
Aloha from Hawaii and Thank you.
 
Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Vicarious Vacation!
 
Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guests attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

The rise and fall of a Stanley Cup Champion
A very emotional program; shows you how life can flip on you. It so happens my son works for an organization that helps individuals who have had brain injuries - sad part is that this story is way too common.  Mental health is a real issue and I applaud Rotary E-Club Canada One for putting this out there. One small step in removing the stigma, well done!

John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, Alberta, D-5370

Quite touched by the story about Tanya's granddaughter. It teaches us that no one is invincible.
Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

How will we survive with 10 billion people? I probably won't be here but I do worry for my children and future generations. At our NGO, Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans, our students stuff their inorganic garbage in plastic bottles to be used as bricks in a future construction project. They sew up bean bag chairs and stuff them with used styrofoam. But all this is less than a drop in the bucket unless the whole world gets on board to make drastic changes - which is not likely going to happen. We prefer our comfortable lifestyle even at the great expense of environmental damage.
Vicki Horsfield, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Announcements
 
 
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Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

News from the Rotary E-Club Family
Another picture from the December Fellowship Assembly!
 
Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
A doctor, lawyer, and a Rotarian in charge of fundraising all die and arrive at the Pearly Gates about the same time. St. Peter tells them they may each have one thing to take with them to Heaven.
The doctor is first, and asks for $1 million. This is given and proceeds to enter Heaven. The lawyer, not to be outdone, asks for $2 million. "Very well," say St. Peter and opens the gate to Heaven for the lawyer.
Finally, it is time for the Rotarian, who had just finished a fundraising project for The Rotary Foundation. St. Peter asks him what he would like to take to Heaven. The fundraiser moves up very close to St. Peter, and in a soft voice asks, "It it's not too much trouble, could I just have the names of those two people who were ahead of me in line?"

New Members Corner 
Starting July 2018
Rotary Minute

Food for Thought
Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
 
Donated and Submitted by Jean Michel Crepin
"This music reminds me of the faces of those who loved me and mattered most to me, watching me with my small suitcase boarding a train to the unknown."

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee; AJ Jacobs; January 7 - 13, 2019 Kitty Bucsko 2018-12-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kitty Bucsko
Greeter this week: Kitty Bucsko

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Be curious. Visit http://becurious.canadiana.ca to learn more about our work preserving Canada's heritage. You never know what fascinating things you’ll learn about our great country—or about yourself. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanadianaCA

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guests attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Attended Canada One Online weekly meeting featuring John Marzluff, Crows are smarter than you think. Can there be a new reality tv show in future "Are you smarter than a Crow?"
Keith Evans, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I did the meeting and watched the program on the corvids. It was absolutely fascinating, and a reminder to us all that there are some wondrous and amazingly intelligent animals on this planet of ours.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I enjoyed Kitty's recorded welcome to the meeting.
Great Job Kitty!

Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Fallen Star
This program is another tragic illustration of the consequences of brain injuries incurred in playing contact sports. While much has been learned about these injuries and new protocols adopted to identify and treat them, what strikes me a particularly sad, is the lack of commitment by the leagues and the players representatives to help those who have been injured and are now abandoned.

Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5360

I found all the videos to be attention-grabbing and educational. I thoroughly enjoyed them. I also appreciate the offer for ZOOM training.
Janet Stead, RC of Washago, D-7010

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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you’d like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 – 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We’d love to hear from you!


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat. 
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation. 
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour 
Submitted by David Werrett
 
New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
 

Final Exam
After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response Team. Rotary and ShelterBox collaborate to provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to stabilize, protect, and support communities affected by disasters and humanitarian crises.

Read the rest of the story HERE
 
Food for Thought
Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy. 
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and submitted by Kitty Bucsko
 
Speaker Program
 
 

 
 
 
Sir Alexander Fleming, (born August 6, 1881, Lochfield Farm, Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland—died March 11, 1955, London, England), Scottish bacteriologist best known for his discovery of penicillin.

Read more HERE
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Alexander Belcredi; How a long forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis; December 31, 2018 - January 6, 2019 Kitty Bucsko 2018-12-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Ferguson
Greeter this week: Delwen Stander      

As we move into the Christmas season, and the end of the calendar year, we as Rotarians in the Rotary E-club of Canada look back on what we have been involved in, and how we are impacting the world around us.
Of special note this year, to some, are our ongoing and growing work with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (particularly in the N.W.T.), our contributions and hands-on work in  Project Amigo in Mexico (particularly with Laura Fabiola), and the accomplishment of our soon-to-be concluded major water project in the Subirana area of Honduras.
In the sonnet I have written for this last meeting of 2018, I have touched on these efforts, as well as some of the important things that all Rotarians, anywhere in the world, can be doing to make our Earth a better place.

Merry Christmas!
 
 
Inspirational Moment
How this Alaskan woman is bringing back the art of Inuit tattoos

With her gloves, ink, needles and thread around her, Holly Mititquq Nordlum pierces the skin of her subject's wrist.
"Your skin is tough as nails," she laughs with Madeleine Allakariallak, the host of CBC North's daily Inuktitut TV news program, Igalaaq, who is getting a new wrist tattoo while at a gathering of Inuit in Alaska.
"That's a good thing. You're in television, you have to have thick skin!"

Read more HERE

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guests attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Living downtown Calgary, we often cross path with homeless people on the street or in front of Element, an organization helping some through art. I often wonder: what is their story?
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Remembrance Day
The pictures of Jim Ferguson's trip to Omaha beach and Ypres, Belgium, were great and I enjoyed his Greeter Message.

Martin Secker, RC of Kingston, Ontario, D-7040

The analysis of laughter reminded me of times while in other cultures, and when disasters struck that destroyed personal safety and home when Central Americans would laugh. Their response to my inquiry about this time to laugh was: "What else is there to do?" . This left me grateful throughout the remainder of my life for all that can come to pass but it does not mean if I cannot change a situation I would not try.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Laughter is truly the best medicine. Loved the presentation!
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Nice report from Lynne on the results of the tree planting in El Salvador and that 27,000 trees have been planted.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
 
 
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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.
 
News From The E-Club Family
E-Club member Vicki Horsfield teaches children in Guatemala through her organization, Creating Opportunites for Guatemalans. Some of her students created this Christmas video for your enjoyment!
 
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
End Polio Now; Jennifer Jones; December 24 - 30, 2018 James Ferguson 2018-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: Elly Contreras
       
It always amazes me, that when Rotarians come together for the first time, there is that instant bond; What we all have in common, is the trust we have in each other, the fact that we are professionals and the humanitarians in us, wanting to make this world a better place. The most wonderful of all however, is, that we are family. Whenever the opportunity arises, we make an effort to get together and share a meal.
Ramiro and I announced that we would be spending the night in Calgary enroute to Mexico. A e-pod dinner was scheduled, with David and Sharon Werrett who seldom miss an opportunity and also invited Jeff McFarlane and family, and our newest Associate Member Ethan Oatman with his wife Luyeye and their two year old daughter. Jeff and Ethan, both accountants, had plenty to talk about, and it was deemed to be a great opportunity to ask Jeff, who has many years of Rotary experience, to serve as Ethan's Mentor, who is eager to learn.
Do you have plans to go to a location near your fellow members? I encourage you to make an effort to arrange for a family get-together. I assure you, that you too will feel the bond we have as Rotarians.
Hasta la vista.

Inspirational Moment
 
Canadiana
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Presentation by Peter Denooy, "Why the hospital of the future will be your home". While this is United States based, it is also true in Canada. It's shocking to learn that 45% of patients could be home cared. The other concern is travel time by patients for a short treatment. Why not farm this out to the many drug stores across USA and Canada?
Bill Purdy, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

It is painful to see all the physical issues Joe Murphy displays and how that hit devastated his life. It has taken a long time for society to recognize the devastation head injuries can cause.
Peter Denooy, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Attended Canada One online weekly meeting featuring "W5 Fallen Star" as main feature. Sobering!
Keith Evans, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

There are so many amazing projects Rotarians and Rotary Clubs are involved in. Most non- Rotarians have no idea. It is our duty to educate them.
Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
 
 
Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner
 
Rotary Minute

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Dressing for Confidence and Joy; Stasia Savasuk; December 17 – 23, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-11-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: Peter Denooy             

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky
N.W.T. town adopts Indigenous-language stop signs; man behind project hopes others follow suit
A Fort Smith, N.W.T., man has big dreams for Canada after his small community successfully swapped out its average stop signs for ones in its own language.
"It makes me feel good inside," said Vance Sanderson, coordinator of the Northwest Territories Métis Nation language program. "People come up to me and say it's great to see more language on our stop signage."

Read more HERE
 
 

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Turning Point of History: D-Day at Juno Beach
Two years ago while at Juno Beach on a grey and windy day, we tried to imagine the landing. In spite of the pictures at the Memorial Building, the sound of the waves and the rustling noise of the wind through the grasses I could not bring myself to imagine what it could have been like on D-Day.

Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

There are no words than can adequately thank the soldiers who faced the nearly impossible tasks before them in the landing at Juno Beach. We can only continue to honour and remember them for having the courage to face the challenge so that we have the privilege to live in Canada with all the freedoms and benefits we enjoy today.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5370

This is my first online meeting. I joined Rotary in October 1986 and this year I am working on 32 years perfect attendance.
Bill Purdy, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
 
 
Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards
 
Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.
 
News from the E-Club Family
Amelia - PDG Tanya's grand-daughter

Pathways Health Centre for Children received a $600,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Sarnia as the second phase of its $1.6 million campaign to rebuild its therapeutic pool kicked off Tuesday morning.
Amelia is the grand-daughter of our Honorary Member, PDG Tanya Wolff.
PDG Tanya writes:
"In my 26 years with the Rotary Club of Sarnia, we have contributed over 2.5 million dollars through the club's charitable foundation to support Pathways.
During all of those years as a member, it didn't occur to me that my own granddaughter would benefit from the services of Pathways one day. That day is here...."
A lovely story!
 
Click HERE to read more
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
The Rotary Foundation receives highest rating
For the 11th straight year, The Rotary Foundation has received a four-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator.

Read more HERE

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
 
Donated and Submitted by Doug Dyer
 
"This is a dear friend of mine from London, Ontario. This song has just been released."

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? ; Charles C. Mann; December 10 - 16th, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: Delwen Stander       
(L-R: Ramiro Contreras, Elly Contreras, Veronica Stander, Delwen Stander)
A Comfortable Old Sweater
We all have one.  You know, the one that may no longer be in style, may be a little worn, and may not have kept a vibrant colour, but you love it, it fits you so well, and it always brings back memories of good times.
And, dear readers, doesn't this remind you of Rotary, and particularly fellowship with your Rotary friends? 
For us, as e-club members, we don't see each other each week, and sometimes not even each month, but when we do - on a Thursday morning video chat over coffee, or a monthly fellowship meeting online, or at a "pod" gathering in person - it's as though we were never apart.  We share so many common experiences and values as Rotarians, that this becomes a link of intimacy, so that we simply fit with each other in a most comfortable, reassuring, and pleasurable way. (And, I would argue, the same holds true, to an extent, when one meets fellow Rotarians anywhere, at make-ups and gatherings around the world.)
When the "Osoyoos mini-Pod" (Elly Contreras, and husband Romero, who live there, and me and wife Veronica, who have a vacation place there) met for dinner on October 26, there was no need for introduction or ice-breaking - we simply picked up where we last left off from our last get together as friends. We slipped on that comfortable old sweater of Rotary fellowship, and thoroughly enjoyed a fun evening of chatting about service projects, travel, and, of course, wine.
Rotary is a powerful force for good in this world, and it is the fellowship between the Rotarians within it which drives it every day.

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

I am fairly familiar with the role of Rotary in Polio eradication, but have never actually researched the intricacies of the disease itself and how it attacks the nervous system, so the video was very informative.  I like your e-club page format better than others I have visited.  It is straight forward and easy to navigate.
Todd Colbourne, RC of Kingston, Ontario, D-7040

X-Ray Audio: The Documentary
Fascinating documentary where creative entrepreneurs in Russia overcame gov't restrictions so they had access to western music that they'd recorded on x-ray film. Unbelievably wonderful how people overcome adversity to have joy from music.

Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary, Alberta, D-5370

Attended the weekly meeting from Cambodia.
Danie Hardie, RC of Edmonton South, D-5370

I did the meeting and watched the fascinating program on music cut on x-rays. This was a testament to the ingenuity of man, and his power to find a way to be free, despite all of the forces of coersion and oppression.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
 
 
Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.
 
News from the E-Club Family

Associate E-Club member Kitty Bucsko attended the Rotary Club of Sarnia's TV Auction recently.

To read her article, please click HERE

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

New Members Corner
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
 
Rotary Minute
 
Food for Thought

"It is better to fall short of a high mark then to reach a low one."
 
- H.C. Payne

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Delwen Stander

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
How we can help young people build a better future; Henrietta Fore; December 3 - 9th, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: Lynne Ternosky

This Certificate is one more recognition for the Rotary E-Club of Canada One and its endeavor through our members to respond to The Rotary Challenge given to us in the year of Canada's 150th birthday.
Formally our E-Club is continuing this effort by supporting the Tree Nursery Program in El Salvador. To date this year you Weekly meeting readers have enabled them to plant 27,000 trees in El Salvador and they report with weather extending the planting season and water now flowing in their cisterns, thanks to the tools, pumps and waterlines we supported them with this year, they hope to plant 2000 more trees before the season ends. This group is forming a legal entity with the help of local volunteers and council of the Rotary Club of Santa Ana who visited their site and opened their eyes to tree needs in the country and how to sustain this program. They also are planting flowers for the youth to sell locally. Trees planted in this region include native trees, fruit trees and medicinal ones as well as production trees for cacao and coffee which will eventually create or sustain employment locally for local needs.
Dear reader, I would love to hear how your tree planted is prospering. Any photos or stories you can share?
Contact our E-Club via: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca

Canadiana/Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Fellowship Assembly
Very interesting meeting.  Bruce Clemens spoke about the Lake Atitlan, Guatemala project and Jim Kenyon spoke about his experiences dam building in Pakistan.

Judy Brown, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Very nice explanation about the poliomyelitis syndrome.
Peter Denooy, Rotary E=Club of Canada One, D-5370

Looking forward to the day when the world is polio-free.  Then Rotary can focus on yet another worthwhile matter.... because that's what we do!
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I really thought I knew enough about polio, but this program taught me so much more.  It should be mandatory viewing for all new Rotarians - it really puts our PolioPlus efforts into perspective.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
 
 
Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner
November is Rotary Foundation Month

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Food for Thought

"Rotary believes that the citizen who best serves his country is the one who wishes
to know the truth about his neighbors, and who desires to replace hatred between
nations with friendship."

- George C. Hager Address to 1939 Rotary Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jean Michel Crepin

Speaker Program
Submitted by Elly Contreras

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Why We Laugh; Sophie Scott; November 19 - 25th, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield

Rotary is adapting to the changes and needs of its members and potential members. Our club, Rotary E-Club of Canada 1, has just developed an Associate Member classification to enable more people to participate in Rotary in a more flexible way. I recently attended a meeting at the Carpinteria Morning Rotary Club in Antigua, Guatemala. They are a small satellite club under the auspices of a Rotary club in Carpinteria, California.  Their membership, like ours, is far-flung geographically so some members were attending the meeting on Skype and several others attended the meeting with a phone call on their cell phones. They were very interested to learn that our club meets on Zoom so they are now connected with our very own Peter Denooy to learn how Zoom can benefit their club. And I now have another banner for my Rotary wall!

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

"Forest Man" (submitted by Kitty Bucsko)
A powerful testimony to the lasting impact of a truly visionary person.

Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary, Alberta, D-5360

I watched the Forest Man video.  It is amazing what one person can achieve when they set their mind to it.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Squeezing in a Rotary meeting while preparing for a dinner party, can only be done by E-clubbers. Great speaker!!!
Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Whatever your circumstances, don't let them imprison you. It is up to you to decide how you will live your life and be free.
Marvin Walters, RC of Western Fort Worth, Texas, D-5790

I did the meeting and watched the program on healthcare in the home. It certainly struck a cord. I would much rather have had my late father cared for in his own home, as he was dying of cancer, than be stuck in the ignominious conditions of a hospital.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.
 
Family of Rotary
During a recent soup and sandwich fundraiser with the Rotary District 6330 Polio Plus fundraiser at PDG Martin Ward's home in Grand Bend, Ontario,  Fellow E-Club members Kitty Bucsko and Lynne Ternosky finally met in person. $12000 was raised that day by the donors who dropped by. Many neighbours, friends and other supporters also attended.
These socials are held monthly with opportunities to serve, including other club events.
 

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Me:  I was doing an overnight at a hotel away from home. I took my computer down to the bar to do some data entries.
I sat down at the bar and I asked the bartender ,  'What's the wifi  password?'
Bartender:  'You need to buy a drink first!'
Me:  'Okay, I'll have a beer.'
Bartender:  'We have Molson's Canadian on tap.'
Me:  'Sure. How much is that?'
Bartender:  '$8.00.'
Me:  'Here you are. OK now, what's the wifi password?'
Bartender:  "youneedtobuyadrinkfirst"; No spaces and all lowercase.'

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Watch for E-Club Past President Lynne Ternosky, and Honourary Member PDG Tanya Wolffe. Filmed by fellow E-Club member Kitty Bucsko

Food for Thought

"Reason helps us to understand that other people, wherever they are, are like us, that they can suffer as we can. ... So I think reason is not just some neutral tool to help you get whatever you want. It does help us to put perspective on our situation."
-
Peter Singer

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
W5: The rise and fall of a Stanley Cup champion; November 12 - 18th, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: James (Jim) Ferguson     
Last May my wife, Jocelyne, and I were able to visit the World War II D-Day beaches of Normandy, France, and also Ypres, Belgium, the site of heavy fighting in World War I between the Germans, and mainly the Canadian, French, British, and other British Commonwealth troops.
We both had some ties to the areas, as my Uncle Gordon, who had enlisted in the Regina Rifles, a Canadian Infantry Regiment, was killed by a German sniper shortly after D-Day, while advancing through the Belgian countryside.
Jocelyne's Grandfather, Prosper, was wounded (and gassed) in France during World War I, while fighting for Canada.
Luckily, he survived, and so did my dad, Hugh, who had enlisted in the Canadian Army, and Uncles Doug and Jack (both Canadian Air Force).
But many young men didn't come back from the wars in Europe.
It was sobering to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France located on a bluff that overlooks Omaha Beach, that honors American troops who died in Europe in World War II.
More than 9,000 are buried there.

Just outside of Ypres, Belgium, in Tyne Cot Cemetery, is the resting place of 11,954 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces. This is the largest number of burials contained in any Commonwealth cemetery of either the First or Second World War. It's the largest Commonwealth military cemetery in the world.
Many soldiers buried there have the inscription "Known Unto God", as they couldn't be completely identified.

While visiting the site, we were able to find the gravesite of a Canadian Private, James Ferguson, who was also from Saskatchewan, and died aged 19 years, far from home.

Not far from the cemetery is the site of Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's Advanced Dressing Station that was just basically a bunker dug into a dyke, and was only about 8 feet by 8 feet.

His good friend, Lt. Alexis Helmer, was killed in the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915, close to the bunker, and his burial inspired John to write the classic Remembrance Day poem, "In Flanders Fields", while sitting in back of an ambulance:
 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow                                                 
    Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead.   Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.

We should never forget their sacrifice for all the liberties that we enjoy today.
 
Canadiana
Remembering the 'Farmer Johns' of the Regina Rifles Regiment
They were farmers, students, northern fur trappers - ordinary young Saskatchewan men from all walks of life transformed into extraordinary warriors who helped end Nazi tyranny in Europe.
They were the men of the Regina Rifles Regiment, who were part of the invasion of Nazi-occupied France that began with the D-Day battle in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Read more HERE

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?
 

Very convenient and easy to schedule.

Ricki Gibson, RC of Strathcona Sunrise, D5020

The Forest Man presentation this week shows each of us what we are capable of doing to change the world for the better, even our small piece of it.  This is one of the reasons I became a Rotarian.

Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Convenience.

Jody Patfield, RC of Barrie, D-7010

Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island from erosion. He has singlehandedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. The island has eroded almost 50% in the last century due to most deforestation speeding the process up. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis and once again a habitat for elephants, tigers, rhino's and the recent return of vultures.

Michael Thomas, Rotary Club of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

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Announcements
Welcome to the 23,027 new Rotarians since July 1st, 2018!
I'm pleased to report our worldwide membership is 1,218,134 as of 30 September 2018 (This represents growth of 23,027 above the 1 July start figure).
To find the membership report by zone and district for the month ended 30 September 2018, please click on the following link:

Comparison to Start Figures: September 2018

Please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of your Membership Development staff with any questions.
Thank you for making membership a priority!

Brian King
Director of Membership Development
Rotary International
 
 
 
A Little Humour

Rotary Minute
Rotarian Kitty Bucsko is the Charter President and founder of the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, in District 7020, and also a member of the Rotary E-Club of Canada One, and helps out with material for our weekly meeting.
Kitty lives in Sarnia, Ontario for part of the year (spring, summer, fall), and lives in Anguilla the rest of the year (winter mostly).
As a Rotarian that lives in Northern Alberta during the winter, that fact makes me kind of sad :(
To read her report on "The Brown Bag Lunch" Program in Sarnia, Ontario,

Please click HERE

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Turning Point of History: D-Day Juno Beach; CH 1201; November 5 - 11, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: Jim Ferguson         

As I write this Greeter's message, it's currently Thanksgiving Day in Canada.
What do we have to be thankful for?
Easy. It's friends, family, love, health, Rotary, ....... the list is endless.
Another thing to be thankful for is our freedom, something that we don't always really think about, and sometimes take for granted living in Canada.
My son, Ryan, and I share a love for music, and have travelled to and attended many concerts over the years.
Growing up, Ryan learned how to play guitar, played in bands, still plays multiple musical instruments, and also collects music, amplifiers, guitars, concert posters, etc.
He showed me a very interesting record that he was able to acquire from a Russian friend.
It was from the days of the Cold War, when the Soviet Union clamped down on any music or art coming out of the West that officials deemed decadent or culturally corruptive.
An underground culture sprang up, where Russian youths anxious for western music, used old x-rays from hospitals to copy smuggled music and then usually sold it, or gave it away to their friends.
Ryan's "bone record" is of a song called Domani Cosa Sara, and it actually wasn't a bad recording, considering it's on a Russian hospital x-ray!
I hope that you enjoy this week's Speaker Program on the "bone records" and enjoy your freedom, something to be truly thankful for.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inspirational Moment

In Indonesia, commuters pay for the bus with plastic waste
RESIDENTS of Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya can now pay for the bus in a novel way - by trading in used plastic.
The city's mayor Tri "Risma" Rismaharini last month announced the roll out of the new Suroboyo Bus, comfortable, air-conditioned buses which are, importantly, accessible for disabled, elderly and pregnant passengers.
While the buses might be shiny and new, passengers are invited to pay for their rides not just with money, but with plastic they turn in at designated bus stops and recycling stations around the city.

Read more HERE
 
Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?
 
Attended a joined meeting of 3 e-clubs in the UK. 35 People from all around the world attended. Great presentation and fellowship!
Peter Denooy, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I would like to record members with a "live" greeting and also with a live Four-Way Test.  It would be very nice for members to actually view other members "live."  Just a thought. 
Kitty Bucsko, Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, D-7020

Why the hospital of the future will be your own home; Niels van Namen (Oct 1-7)
Going through a medical situation now I appreciate the speaker's views on being attended to in your home and not a hospital or clinic.  It is a much better solution.

Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Very interesting program.  Not that long ago my Mom had a serious stroke and fortunately we were in the position to be able for her to spend her final months in her own home; what a huge difference from other experiences I've had. Not sure how that could be possible for others but it is a great conversation to start having especially as us baby boomers get inevitably older!
John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, D-5370

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Announcements
 

Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.
 
News from the E-Club
"Together we can make a difference, no matter how far apart we live or know of others who can participate in this effort and our donations, no matter how small, make a difference."
-Past President Lynne Ternosky 2017 - 2018
 
 
Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.
 
A Little Humour

New Members Corner
November is Rotary Foundation Month

Rotary Minute
Created and Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Think you know a lot about Rotary?
Try to solve this Rotary crossword puzzle!

Click HERE

Food for Thought
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
Submitted by Ryan Ferguson

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
X-Ray Audio: The Documentary; The Vinyl Factory; October 29th to November 4th, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: David Werrett        

World Polio Day and PolioPlus
As all Rotarians know since 1985 Rotary has been very closely associated with the work to eradicate polio. Although there are only three countries left where polio is endemic we have recently been made aware of an outbreak in Papua New Guinea. Al Jazeera, a news organisation, reported on its website that "Papua New Guinea (PNG) is gearing up for a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect citizens against polio 18 years after the disease was eradicated from the country".
Nine cases were found in remote parts of the country where polio vaccine coverage is low. Sanitation, hygiene and clean water are serious challenges in the region, which adds to the difficulty of controlling the highly infectious virus. More recently an infected child was diagnosed in the capital Port Moresby.
Vaccination has begun and the Papua New Guinea Post Courier reports "The polio vaccination campaign in Papua New Guinea is organized by the National Department of Health (NDOH) and the Provincial Health Authorities, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Rotary International and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The GPEI is spearheaded by national governments, WHO, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF".
October 24 is World Polio Day so this outbreak serves as a reminder that Rotary's work is not done yet so consider making a donation to PolioPlus this October and remember, for every dollar you contribute for polio eradication the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives two more.

Click HERE to donate.  
 
Inspirational Moment
 

Canadiana
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

It is an interesting concept, about having home care rather than spending time in hospitals.  That should be the way of the future.
Judy Brown, RC of Edmonton Riverview, D-5370

After spending 10 days with my sister-in-law, I saw the benefit of home care when every day she received the service of a home care professional. And it happened while she was our hostess. She could not have done the service herself and would have had to be in the hospital.
Jean-Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Always enjoy hearing about Rotary Exchange students lives in a new country and I look forward to reading more about (member) Jeff MacFarlane's daughter's experiences during her year in Italy.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I think that in many cases, with proper care, people recover better when treated at home.
Jim Williams, RC of Barrie, Ontario, D-7010

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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
Donated and Submitted by Delwen Stander

Speaker Program
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
What is Polio? Imannari; October 22 to 28th, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield    

On June 3 of this year, an active volcano in Guatemala erupted like it had never erupted before. Although it spews smoke four or five times a day and erupts quite frequently, lava had previously only flowed about a third of the way down the side of the volcano. On June 3, the eruption was so great that lava reached the bottom of the volcano, wiping out several villages in its path. I recently went with Dr. David Tufts through the devastation to one of the buried villages. The site was overwhelming and extremely sad. Although the government called off the search for victims two weeks after the eruption, surviving family members are still digging out what they can find of their homes in an effort to find remains of family members. As we walked over the lava and ash, we had to wear masks to protect ourselves from breathing the gases still coming off the lava. Even so, the smell of death was evident. We heard stories of how people just grabbed their children and ran. Some made it but many did not - either overcome by the gases or because they were not able to outrun the flow of lava.  The surviving villagers estimate that more than 1500 people are still unaccounted for. The above picture is/was the local elementary school.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Are we alone in the Universe? If so, we must appreciate this Planet of ours...
Nosberto Lou, RC of Guatemala North, D-4250

I love the idea of gleaning of fields and of restaurants donating leftovers to the homeless and any less fortunate human being.
Steven Sandlin, RC of Decatur Daybreak, D-6860

Michael Crossland grew up beating the odds each and everyday to live another day. It all started at 11 months old. Michael has realized his joy has been from giving back each and everyday and grateful for every moment he can bring joy to others through his humanitarian work.
Michael Thomas, RC of Stony Plain, D-5370

I suggest that the reason we prefer to focus on Canada's role in the "underground railway" when it comes to the issue of slavery, is that this is a more modern example, and is more indicative of our recent history as a country (occurring, as it did, around the time of our actual confederation).  This story of the execution of a slave, and any controversy regarding the proof of her crime (which we cannot possibly accurately review from this vantage point in 2018) is an aberration, and should not cause present day self-flagellation.  We are a generally a good country, with sound values, which treats all people with respect.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
 
Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
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Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

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Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
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Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
What's Your Prison?; Paul Wood; October 15 to 21st, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson
Greeter this week: Elly Contreras
    
Since our charter in 2013, I have spoken with numerous Rotarians who were looking for an alternative to a Terra club for various reasons. Many indicate they would not consider an e-club, as they feel that there are no opportunities for Fellowship. Those of us however, who participate in the Weekly FellowSIP Coffee Chats or FellowSIP Assemblies, or gather for regional Pod Meetings know better.
These events are a great way to get to know each other. There is a lot of laughter, friendships develop and get-togethers are planned. For Prospective members it is a wonderful introduction to our members, while enjoying your favorite beverage.
If the weekly Thursday 8:00 am Coffee Chat or the Monthly 3rd Tuesday 6:00pm is not convenient for you, why not schedule an alternate time during lunch, The same link can be used for ALL FellowSIP events, just contact Peter Denooy to ensure no other Zoom meetings are schedules at that time.
Details can be found on our website under Upcoming Events. Always use this same LINK: https://zoom.us/j/709771987
We hope to see you at our next FellowSIP Event.

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Emmanuel Jal; The Music of a War Child; August 20 - 26, 2018
Again the TED Talk video was great and inspiring to hear how someone from so far down can rise so far up.  Especially liked his final line "go save the life of a child".  Went and did some research on Jiggers Disease as I had never heard of it before so very informative and how they are supplying flip flops to help prevent it in Africa. 

Bryce Lambert, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Shelterbox
Such a worthy cause. International humanitarianism at it's Rotary finest!

Margaret Hegan, RC of Edmonton Strathcona, D-5370

This story about the possibility or lack of evidence of the presence of aliens got me thinking. But what struck my interest in this web meeting was the record of the 303 combines at work. It reminds me of my work as a combine operator for a contractor in 1962. No cabs and lots of dust, Farming has become a lot more comfortable.
Jean-Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I enjoyed the "Canadian Slavery Story".  It is always interesting to hear stories of our history even if they are sad and unfortunate events.
Chantale Doucette-Chalifoux, RC of Swan City, Grande Prairie, D-5370

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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 
Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

Join Rotary!

Rotary Minute

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Inspirational Moment /Speaker Program
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Forest Man; William D. McMaster; October 8 to 14th, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Ferguson on Sep 29, 2018
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield         

Dr. David Tufts packed up his comfortable life in Kentucky to come and serve in Guatemala. Although not a member of any club, Dr. David has the heart of a Rotarian. When Volcan Fuego in Guatemala erupted on June 3, 2018, he filled his car with whatever medical supplies he could gather and along with his nurse/wife, he drove into the site of the devastation to administer medical care to those affected by the volcano eruption. Since then, he has not taken a day off but continues to hold clinics out of the back of his car, in semi-destroyed buildings or on the side of the road. Many survivors of the volcano eruption suffer from respiratory problems, eye infections and burns, to name a few. Because no medical care is available in the area and the cost of travel to a hospital is not financially possible, the only source for many of the survivors is Dr. Tufts' service.
At a recent board meeting of our Rotary E Club of Canada 1, I was asked to give an update on the volcano devastation. As a result, the board decided to make a donation to the Volcan Fuego Relief Fund of our organization, Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans. I am happy to report that a portion of that donation was used to buy medicine for Dr. Tufts' "mobile clinic". Dr. Tufts wishes to express his gratitude to the members of Rotary E Club of Canada 1.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko
The shampoo bottle saving babies from pneumonia
In 1996, Dr Mohammod Jobayer Chisti was working in the paediatric department of the Sylhet Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh. That evening he made a promise that he would do something to stop children dying from pneumonia.

Read more HERE

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Barry Rassin and Emmanuel Jal follow the same road: Be the Inspiration.
Jean-Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I found the TED talk very inspiring - Yes she can!  Helen Clark, PM of New Zealand, 1999 through 2008.  Because I was interested to learn more, I did a bit of a search and learned that Helen Clark is the fifth-longest-serving Prime Minister of New Zealand by total term in office (8 years, 350 days). wikipedia.org
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Clark

Kitty Bucsko, Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, D-7020

Attended on line Canada One Meeting featuring Helen Clarke's presentation "Yes She Can". It made be think that it is time for RI to have a female President!
Keith Evans, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Timely indeed, as more Rotarians are asking the question of the dirth of female leadership role models in the RI organization.
Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary, Alberta, D-5360

Helen Clark
Be aware of others. Look around. What can I set as a personal goal for myself, community involvement and just work to improve areas affecting all individuals.

Wayne Lannon, RC of Westlock, Alberta, D-5370

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Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Life really boils down to 2 questions...
1. Should I get a dog?


Or...
2. Should I have children?


Rotary Minute
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea after 18 years; experts say it was avoidable
Eighteen years after Papua New Guinea was declared polio-free, the virus has come to plague the children of this island nation in Oceania. In May, lower limbs of a six-year-old boy from in the northern city of Lae became paralysed. After samples were sent to the US for testing, the fear of polio outbreak was confirmed

Read more HERE

Food for Thought

"When love is infused into our actions, we do not stop to question the time or
money we are sacrificing. We are inspired to do more, to give more. Love is the
motivating force behind all of Rotary's best work."

- Sow the Seeds of Love, THE ROTARIAN, July 2002

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

"My favourite music is classical piano.  In the movie, The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey, the music played a very important role.  This moving Chopin Romanze can be heard in The Truman Show.  When looking online, I discovered Olga Scheps - a young German pianist - who performs this emotive piece - the 2nd movement from Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do."

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Why the hospital of the future will be your own home; Niels van Namen; October 1 to 7th, 2018 Jim Ferguson 2018-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield     

Although I wasn't able to attend the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, I did later listen to some of the speakers. The one that impacted me most was by Gary Haugen, President and CEO of International Justice Mission with his talked called "Until all are free: Our next steps in the fight to end slavery." Many years ago, I had read his book, "Terrify No More" about how IJM rescued young girls from forced prostitution in Cambodia.
Gary Haugen and the International Justice Mission explain how poverty begets violence against women and children. Out of desperation and/or naivety due to lack of education, women and children living in poverty get caught up in the web of slavery, never to find their way out. Gary Haugen called on Rotarians at the convention to join him in the fight against slavery.
I was glad to recently discover that there exists a Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS). Launched informally at the Rotary International Convention 2009, it has grown to over 1,700 Rotarians spanning 65 countries. On 24th January 2013, the RI Board acknowledged RAGAS as a Rotarian Action Group. By doing so, it recognized that Rotarians can, and should, play an active part in ending the misery, pain, shame and suffering of millions caused by illegal trafficking and human enslavement.
Any Rotarian can become a Member of RAGAS. First step is to complete an application form (found at: http://ragas.online/membership-application/). Once submitted, your application will be automatically sent for review.
If accepted, you'll be asked to pay your subscription. An annual subscription, with card costs is $28USD. That's the price slave masters paid to buy an enslaved soul at 'Les Marche des Jeunes Gens' on the Ivory Coast.

Inspirational Moment

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

I did the meeting and watched the program on water and sanitation.  One can only hope that countries like Haiti will be spared the ravages of a major epidemic before proper hygiene and clean water is established there.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

The Aid at the Border documentary was refreshing, especially in a week that the US President has "graced" the news headlines again and again. It is a lovely humanizing reminder that there are people out there doing things that may seem small but it is what they can do and it is making a difference in their area. "We are on this earth to help each other, not hurt each other."
Michelle Sylvest, RC of Nelson, BC, D-5080

Fellowship Assembly
It was wonderful to have the time to just talk with each other and share what is going on in our lives. A great opportunity to get to know each other better!

Vicki Horsfield, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Amazing meeting!  Canadian Summer video needs to be viewed full screen - breathtaking!  However, Emmanuel Jal stole my heart - paying it forward one child at a time because of one woman's selfless acts which saved him.. and the power of education!
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

New Members Corner

Dear Learners,
We are pleased to announce that Rotary's new Learning Center is now live at Rotary.org/learn. Thank you for your patience during the testing period in which we made the final adjustments to ready the site for you.
Please visit, explore courses, and start learning.
 
Best regards,
Kimberly Kouame
Manager, Learning Resources, Learning and Development
Rotary.org
 
Rotary Minute
(Abi is E-Club Member Jeff MacFarlane's daughter)

Looking for adventure abroad
Okotoks, Alberta: Abi MacFarlane taking off for a year-long exchange in Italy

By Krista Conrad Aug 22, 2018

A Foothills Comp student is saying "arrivederci" to Okotoks for the next year.
Abi MacFarlane, who would have been going into Grade 11 at the Comp, is taking off for Italy on Sept. 2, just before her classmates head back to school.
MacFarlane is this year's Okotoks Rotary exchange student. She will live in Terlizzi, Italy, a town with a similar population to Okotoks, until June.
"I'm pretty excited," said the 16-year-old MacFarlane. "It's a pretty neat opportunity."

Read more HERE

Food for Thought
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

"There is no trust more sacred than the one that the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from want and fear, and that they grow up in peace".
-Former General Secretary of the United Nations, Kofi Annan

Canadiana/Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST

Neil Percival Young, OC OM[3][4] (born November 12, 1945), is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Young had released two solo albums and three as a member of Buffalo Springfield by the time he joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. From his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has recorded a steady stream of studio and live albums, sometimes warring with his recording company along the way.

Read more HERE
 
Donated and Supplied by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
A love letter to realism in a time of grief; Mark Pollock and Simone George; September 23 to 30, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Jean-Michel Crepin
Every Thursday, at 8:00 AM Mountain Standard Time, some of us meet for 30 minutes of informal chit-chat on Zoom. Often, we talk about very serious Rotary matters and learn about the experiences of long time Rotarians and Rotarians who have served in many leadership positions with Rotary and traveled for Rotary projects in many areas of the world. For some of us it is an amazing learning process. Their contribution to Rotary has been outstanding and listening to their stories is both entertaining and enriching. But then there are also those stories that we would only hear around the table in a bar or at a terra club. They can be lighthearted and trivial, and it is a good thing that they are not recorded. Just think for a minute of a veterinarian recalling his experiences with farm animals. We also hear about travel experiences, about professional challenges and yes, politics. Some will join us from the Caribbean's islands, from Europe, from Mexico, from Nicaragua, Ontario or as close as a few kilometers away. Of course, the time is not always convenient to all our members but unlike any terra club, some join in their pajama or with a cat on their lap. In my case, I only miss the FellowSip chat room when there is no option.
Welcome to this week web meeting and if you yearn for a bit face to face fellowship, try the Thursday fellowship gathering on Zoom
 
PLEASE NOTE: Links to our FellowSIP Events are always the same , https://zoom.us/j/709771987
Don't miss Tuesday, September 18, FellowSIP Assembly, when Jim Kenyon will do his Classification Talk and three new members will be inducted by President Bruce.
 
 
Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

How wonderful to so eloquently be reminded of the power and breadth of scope of Rotary world-wide. Over 1.2million watchdogs ready to identify community needs and bring the wealth of volunteer resources that are unmatched.  Great to hear of how Rotary/Rotarians have and are working together - and the example of HANWASH that Jeremy talked about is truly inspiring (and hearing the extent of Rotarians in key community positions was cool).
John Wojcicki, Rotary Club of Edmonton, D-5370

Music for a war child
I enjoyed the raw talent of this young man, and his practical insight for helping his country. Giving the tools and education to those in need is the way we need to go forward in helping people move forward.

Larry Reynolds, RC of Campbell River Lunch, D-5020

Emanuel tells of his story as a child soldier and things he witnessed in the war torn area of the Sudan. He was a child with so much hate and wanted to just kill Muslims and Arabs in general. He witnessed so much death that he no longer cried when faced with seeing loved ones killed. He was eventually rescued from the grips of being a soldier by an aid worker Emma McEwan. It is now he understands that the violence is from people who are at a distance and not those he was fighting. Emanuels hip hop music helps him tell his story and educate people on how they can help and make a difference to areas that have been affected by these conflicts.
Michael Thomas, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

Inspirational Moment was a great story of heroic work. Always enjoy the Canadiana segment; we certainly live in an awesome country!
Andy Adams, Rotary Club of Campbell River, D-5020

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P - 5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members/Rotary Minute

Dear Learners,
We are pleased to announce that Rotary's new Learning Center is now live at Rotary.org/learn. Thank you for your patience during the testing period in which we made the final adjustments to ready the site for you.
Please visit, explore courses, and start learning.
 
Food for Thought

"Clearly, we are moving toward a future that will be characterized at once by
desperate needs and vast potential. We Rotarians are especially well-positioned
to serve as a bridge between the problems and the possibilities. We have a strong
presence in nations that are technology-rich as well as in countries that can barely
meet even the most basic human needs. Let us use that presence - and the unique
perspective it affords us - to create the vibrant spirit of Rotary...and extend it to
every part of the globe."

- Rotary 2000, THE ROTARIAN, July 1999

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
Submitted by Betty Screpnek

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Michael Crossland, Humanitarian @ WORLDZ 2016; September 17 - 23, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Bruce Kleeberger
The Power of Rotary Co-Operation
The Rotary Club of White Rock is the senior club of 5 on the Semiahmoo Peninsula south of Vancouver. The Rotary E-Club of Canada cooperates with clubs around the world. When the e-club had 5 boxes of new books it couldn't figure out how to ship to the Canadian north to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library graduate children, the White Rock club was happy to have them. They hold an enormous used book sale every year which is attended by many hundreds of people, makes books available in ways that wouldn't be possible otherwise and raises funds for many wonderful local and international projects. The E-Club of Canada One is happy to support the Rotary Club of White Rock.
  

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

The Hanwash project seems to be an impressive project that will have a very long term impact. This poor country that has been ravaged by many disasters and mismanagement needs to given a sign of hope.
Jean-Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I attended the meeting of the Guatemalan Chapter of Carpinteria Morning Rotary Club, a chapter club in Antigua, Guatemala whose "host or parent" club is in Carpinteria, California. I took 2 Rotarians from Florida who were visiting our organization, Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans. The 2 Florida Rotarians had spent the previous morning with a doctor going into Ground Zero, the site of the devastation from the volcano eruption in Guatemala. This chapter club, Carpinteria Morning Rotary club, was looking for a project to support and as a result of our visit, they decided to support this doctor and his work helping the victims of the volcano eruption.  I love the connections that develop through Rotary!
Vicki Horsfield, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Attended Rotary Club of Osoyoos. Very interesting speaker. Pastor of the Baptist Church who spoke about "tent City" behind the church during Cherry picking season, when well over 1000 pickers from Mexico, Quebec and across the globe came to the South Okanagan and had no place to stay.  Every Saturday for 6 weeks the church and its volunteers served 4 to 600 meals to the pickers.
Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards
 

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One

Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P -5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

Three brothers age 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together.
One night the 96 year old draws a bath, puts his foot in and pauses. He yells down the stairs, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?"
The 94 year old yells back, "I don't know, I'll come up and see." He starts up the stairs and pauses, then he yells, "Was I going up the stairs or coming down?"
The 92 year old was sitting at the kitchen table having coffee listening to his brothers. He shakes his head and says, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful." He knocks on wood for good luck. He then yells, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

Food for Thought

"Is everything all right in Rotary? If so, God pity us. We are coming to the end of
our day."

-The Best Is Yet to Be, THE ROTARIAN, February 1945

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
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Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Where are all the Aliens?; Stephen Webb; September 3 - 9th, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield
   

We all agree that one of the downsides of being a member of a Rotary E-Club is that we don't meet face to face as in a terra club. But the downside to meeting as a terra club is that members meet in exactly the same geographic location for every meeting. So it is especially rich when we E-clubbers do actually meet up with one ofwith one of our fellow member, and to add to that excitement, those "pod" meetings might happen anywhere in the world!
I had the honor of a visit from Doug Dyer and his wife, Johanne, in February here in Guatemala. Not only was it wonderful to spend some enjoyable time with them, but they came to visit our organization, Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans. As service is an inherent characteristic of every Rotarian, Doug and Johanne jumped right in and helped some of our students with their reading and their English.
Last year, I visited Doug and Johanne while they were house-sitting in Nicaragua. When they left Guatemala in February, I asked Doug, "So what part of the world shall we meet in next year??"
 I love Rotary!!

Inspirational Moment
 Teenager's bridge notes 'help save six lives' in Sunderland, UK
A teenager who attached uplifting messages to a bridge to help people facing a mental health crisis has helped save six lives, police said.
Paige Hunter, 18, tied more than 40 notes to Sunderland's Wearmouth Bridge.

Read more HERE

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

The Discoveries Awaiting Us in the Ocean's Twilight Zone
There was a common thread throughout the program of service including everything from the Inspirational Moment that discussed how we are "wired to serve" through the idea of Rotary Days and engaging Rotaract members to the big picture of creating awareness about the ocean and steps that can be taken to protect it for future generations. They all got me thinking.

Don Smith, RC of Bracebridge, Ontario, D-7010

Delightful meeting filled with resources for us to expand our learning and suggestions on knowing how to work together to "Be the Inspiration" near and far.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Interesting to learn Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal addressing how to be effective as a global organization making the difference in lives of children @ risk, & the adjustment in policy to treat urban vs rural immunization issues.
Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary, Alberta, D-5360

Regarding this week's meeting program:  I never cease to be amazed at the level of phenomenal speakers Rotary is able to attract to our Rotary Conferences.  Was not aware of our connection to the Save The Children's Fund. Love hearing how Rotary continues to change the world through our world-wide relationships. And from there how we can leverage our position to affect positive change in all aspects of quality of life throughout the world and "at home".
John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, D-5370

It was interesting listening to Princess Anne, and her kinds words for Rotary.  I still recall watching her get married to Mark Phillips in 1973.  My, how time has flown by!
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One

Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P -5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
My Daughter Learned to Count
My daughter woke me around 11:50 last night. My wife and I had picked her up from her friend Sally's birthday party, brought her home, and put her to bed. My wife went into the bedroom to read while I fell asleep watching the Braves game.
"Daddy," she whispered, tugging my shirt sleeve. "Guess how old I'm going to be next month."
"I don't know, beauty," I said as I slipped on my glasses. "How old?"
She smiled and held up four fingers.
It is 7:30 now. My wife and I have been up with her for almost 8 hours. She still refuses to tell us where she got them from.

New Members Corner
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Rotary Minute
August is Membership Month

Food for Thought
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
The joy of life is to love.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Delwen Stander

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Yes she can: Helen Clark; August 27 - Sept 2, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: David Werrett
(Left to Right: David Werrett, PP Mary Adams, President David Haward)

When I return to the U.K. to visit family in Wales I always like to go to a meeting of my late brother's Rotary club, the Rotary Club of Narberth and Whitland. It is a very vibrant and active Cub and recently I had been reading tweets by Social Media Director (and Past President) Mary Adams about "Rotakids", which interested me. So at the meeting I attended I asked Mary about Rotakids and their activities.
She told me that through connections with parents and teachers the Club has Rotakids operating in two local schools; the children involved are 7 to 12 years old. One of the things they do is meet with people in the community with Long Term Health needs, particularly those suffering early forms of dementia and cancer. They interact with the group in several ways, one is by playing board games such as "Snakes and Ladders". This is beneficial for both children and the people who attend the group who have become socially inactive, the carers report that they seem to be more attentive and responsive when they are amongst the children.
In a completely different form of contributing to society, at one school the children collected used flip flops which were then sent to East Africa to help prevent the disease jiggers, which occurs when the children sleep on hessian sacks on the floor and the insects eat into their feet and lay eggs causing deformities. The flip flops create a barrier preventing the insects entering the feet. The Rotakids become more Globally aware of life in Africa with this great twinning scheme. It also teaches them how little the children have in Africa and some great videos have been exchanged.
The Rotakids have also planted 5000 Crocus at the school entrance in the Purple for Polio scheme to raise awareness of the eradication of Polio worldwide and have participated in the Rotary Shoe Boxes scheme at Christmas to send gifts to less fortunate families in Europe. These Rotakids have embraced Rotary Principles and have truly become great Global Citizens.
Mary told me that she hopes by involving these younger children they will start to become community minded and go on to join Interact and that her work will result in future Rotarians, to help ensure the future of Rotary.
Wonderful to see how forward looking these Rotarians are.

Inspirational Moment

Kenyan Woman Saves 15,000 Young Girls From Female Genital Mutilation
Nice Nailantei Leng'ete was recently named one of Time's Most Influential People, and for good reason. The 27-year-old Kenyan has made it her life's work to help young African girls escape "female cutting," commonly referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM). While discussing her mission with Yahoo Lifestyle, Leng'ete explained the cause is close to her heart because she escaped the archaic practice herself at 8 years old.

Read more HERE

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

So happy to know that Sharon was able to go to Toronto. All Rotarians should have that experience at least once, to get a better understanding of the "international" of Rotary. With the e-meetings we learn about Rotary but also about our Canada.
Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Today we saw the real spirit of an e-club when one of our members was camping with his family in the woods of Ontario, and he attended our Fellowship Assembly.
Jean-Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

With the topic being the discoveries awaiting us in the Ocean's Twilight Zone - it was fascinating to learn about how much we do not know about the many species we have yet to discover.  We also do not know what they are eating and how this all affects Global Warming. 
Betty Ann Lewis, RC of Barrie, Ontario, D-7010

Learning from a transgender person was valuable.  The most important thing was to look behind the label, and treat all people as people.  That is what I would want to share with everyone. 
Tami Muhlert, Kal Rotary, D-5060

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Announcements
 
 

Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards
 
Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One

Appt 1708, 1108 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P -5K1

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world.
Grassroots at the core, Rotary links 1.2 million members to form an organization of international scope. It started with the vision of one man - Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute

Click HERE for the 2018-2019 Presidential Theme and Citation Brochure

Food for Thought

"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."
- Ray Goforth

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Requested by Kitty Bucsko

Emmanuel Jal (born Jal Jok c. 1980) is a South Sudanese-Canadian artist, actor, former child soldier, and political activist.
Read more HERE


Speaker Program
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
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Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Emmanuel Jal; The Music of a War Child; August 20 - 26, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Doug Dyer  
 
E club Friendships
The world has changed in so many ways: I know that is not a very profound thought. However club members are accustomed to embracing change, after all they are not members of a traditional club.
 My best friend used to live across the street, our parents lived and worked within 100 miles of where they were born, friends and neighbours would  often drop in as they passed by the house. In 2018 my circle of friends is truly global and so is my Rotary Club.
Johanne and I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting my e-club amiga,  Vicki Horsfield ,  twice but not at the local pub or café.
The first time we met was in the park in Granada, Nicaragua, and then again last month in Antigua, Guatemala. Both times we experienced immediately that Rotary bond that is so profound. Great smiles and hugs all around!
Yes, e-friendships are different; however they are no less significant than the ones that are developed face to face.  I have had many opportunities to develop friendships on-line and then at some point connect in person with those people. It is just like fond friends coming together.
If people are sincere, a common trait of Rotarians, then their on-line presence is also sincere. Without fail, people that we connect with via the internet are even more exceptional when we come together in person.
Although we do not sit down over coffee very often, many of the people I consider good friends are those that I have met via Rotary on-line. These friends come from far and wide and bring a more global prospective to share.
So it may not be weekly fellowship over lunch but it can be very fulfilling and even more enlightening.
Enjoy your online friendships.

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

I had never before heard Sting make a political commentary.
Jeff MacFarlane, Medicine Hat, Alberta, D-5360

Butterfly Child.  Beautiful.
John Kay, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

It is always intriguing to hear the story of how a famous person has their start and what they went through to get to where they got. I too got a guitar at a young age but my path was definitely different - maybe talent actually does have something to do with what you do with the instrument!  The real neat part about that, listening to Stings story, was the reminder that many of these "stars" are ordinary folks at heart with real feelings like the rest of us.
John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, D-5370

Really enjoyed the story of the Toronto High Park, its tomb, and its fence. Having lived many of my working years in Toronto, I enjoyed romantic walks in High Park and the beautiful nature found there but never saw this historical site or knew the story behind the park.  Thank you for sharing this.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

While the now tired and obligatory plugging of "global warming/climate change" was annoying, the balance of the program was absolutely fascinating. The discourse on the representation of mathematical formula in three dimensional crocheted coral was one of the most erudite presentations I have ever watched.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

News from the Rotary E-Club Family

 
On Sunday, July 15, 2018, last day of the Calgary Stampede, Jean Michel Crepin, David Werrett and Peter Denooy and their significant other halves got together for a nice meal, followed by a beautiful evening in Jean Michel's condo. On the 17th floor we enjoyed dessert and after dinner drinks followed by spending time on the patio watching the sun set over David's house in Cochrane, some 25 km away. A fantastic evening celebrating Rotary fellowship and friendship on one of the most gorgeous days in Alberta.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls 911. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator says "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence; then a gun shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says "OK, now what?"

New Members Corner

Rotary recognizes Prime Minister Trudeau for Canada's commitment to ending polio
TORONTO (June 27, 2018) - In acknowledgment of his government's efforts to achieve a polio-free world, Rotary today presented Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with its Polio Eradication Champion Award at its 109th annual international convention.

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
Donated and Submitted by Lynne Ternosky
 
"One fantastic entertainer who gave back to her community over her life. Her music inspires me to be a Rotarian of Action."
 
Inspirational/Speaker Program
 

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
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Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Aid at the Border; Nationswell, August 13 - 19th, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Jim Ferguson
At the recent Rotary International Convention held in Toronto, I attended the final plenary session at the Air Canada Center.
The venue was packed and the mood was really upbeat with thousands of Rotarians from all over the world in a festive mood, ready to celebrate the final official "get-together" of the convention.
This was my first RI Convention and my wife, Jocelyne, and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
 
During the convention we bumped into my virtual friend, Kitty Bucsko, the founder and member of the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, District 7020, who helps me out by supplying material and suggestions for our weekly meeting.

 Past District Governor, Tanya Wolff, who was instrumental in setting up our E-Club and is an Honorary E-Club Member, was a volunteer SAA at the event and we also met up with her.

At the final plenary, I started chatting with the lady who was seated next to me, Mary Rashleigh from Huntsville, Ontario.
It turns out that she was the first ever female President for the Rotary Club of Grimsby, Ontario, and a fellow scuba diver.

Valued connections in life, another advantage of being in Rotary!

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Margaret Werthen and her sister Christine studied the mathematics of coral. It has been found that coral can be only modelled by crochet. What has been determined is that through this modelling that straight lines can be hyperbolic or curves. Once one of the curves edges of a crocheted modelled coral is flattened it becomes straight. It was though by mathematicians that a straight line which is considered as only one parallel line can pass through a point or Euclidean Space and not a Spherical space. Modelling coral has proven that wrong. Margaret and her sister now have people modelling coral all over the world with exhibits in places like New York, London, and Los Angeles.
Michael Thomas, Rotary Club of Stony Plain, Alberta

Surprising solution to ocean plastic; an interesting concept but it doesn't address the most important task which is to convince people to reduce or stop using plastic.
Vicki Horsfield, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Entering a new Rotary year we need to get our batteries charged for our commitments in the coming year in order to all around us in our daily lives. It is good to share this recharging and refocusing with musicians like Sting. I guess most of us have dry periods in life. Onward.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

The story of the Rotarians who have volunteered to take part in polio vaccination days and have done so many times shows such commitment and dedication.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Join Rotary
Rotary is 1.2 million passionate individuals in 35,000+ clubs worldwide. We are both an international organization and a local community leader. Together we lead change in our own backyards and across the world.
 

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Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
A man notices a pirate and asks him, "Excuse me sir, but why do you have a hook hand?"
The pirate says, "Arr, yes, me hook hand. A sword cut me right below the elbow."
"Well, what about your peg leg?" Says the man
"Arrr, me peg leg. A cannonball shot me right below the kneecap."
"Well, what about your patch eye?"
"Arrr, me patch eye, I was standing on the poop deck and a seagull pooped in me eye!"
"A seagull pooped in your eye? That can't take an eye out."
"Arrr, but you've got to remember, it was the first day with the hook."

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
A princess, 3 prime ministers, and a former first lady join 25,000 in Toronto to celebrate Rotary's good work and plan more of it
Toronto, the Capital of Nice, opened its arms this week to welcome 25,188 Rotarians from around the world, who came to Rotary's annual convention looking for inspiration - and finding it.

Read more HERE

Food for Thought
 "The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
-Ernest Hemingway

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Jeremy Hurst, Past District Governor of District 7020, Chair of HANWASH, August 6-12, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-07-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield  
 
 
 
   
I recently had the honor of attending a meeting of the Antigua Rotary Club in Antigua, Guatemala. As a guest, I was asked to tell about myself so I had the opportunity to explain about our E-club and how it works. Many members were interested to know how our club functions and how we meet, as they had never heard of E-Clubs or had never met a member of one. The Antigua Rotarians were intrigued to learn that we our members lived all over the world and that most of us have only seen each other through the internet. I explained that we meet just like they do, only in 2-D instead of 3-D! Hopefully, some of them will log-on and join one of our future Fellowship Assemblies!

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Excellent talk by Minda Dentler on her achieving the Ironman challenge and giving the gift of polio injection to her daughter.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

One must be ready to fail if one will succeed.
Lou Spizzirri, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Margaret Werthen and her sister Christine studied the mathematics of coral. It has been found that coral can be only modelled by crochet. What has been determined is that through this modelling that straight lines can be hyperbolic or curves. Once one of the curves edges of a crocheted modelled coral is flattened it becomes straight. It was though by mathematicians that a straight line which is considered as only one parallel line can pass through a point or Euclidean Space and not a Spherical space. Modelling coral has proven that wrong. Margaret and her sister now have people modelling coral all over the world with exhibits in places like New York, London, and Los Angeles.
Michael Thomas, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

Not sure I've ever heard the word "pathologize", but somehow it seems to be rather accurate...
Jim Kenyon, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Announcements
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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Club roles

Whether you're considering taking on a committee role or looking forward to your year as club president, treasurer, or secretary, you'll learn what you can expect and how to prepare.
-President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Committee

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute

Start a club

Starting new Rotary clubs increases our ability to improve lives in communities around the world. A new club adviser works with district leaders to develop and support the new club during the process. Other Rotary clubs and members can help the new club succeed by serving as sponsors or mentors.

Read more HERE

Food for Thought

"If you always give, you will always have"
-Chinese proverb

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Supplied by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal - Rotary Conference 2018; July 30-August 5, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Bruce Kleeberger 
 
The Power of Rotary Co-Operation
The Rotary Club of White Rock is the senior club of 5 on the Semiahmoo Peninsula south of Vancouver. The Rotary E-Club of Canada cooperates with clubs around the world. When the e-club had 5 boxes of new books it couldn't figure out how to ship to the Canadian north to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library graduate children, the White Rock club was happy to have them. They hold an enormous used book sale every year which is attended by many hundreds of people, makes books available in ways that wouldn't be possible otherwise and raises funds for many wonderful local and international projects. The E-Club of Canada One is happy to support the Rotary Club of White Rock.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Jeff Reynolds, PHF

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

The story of the fish with the plastic wrapper.  This is something that disturbs me.  I am very much consumed and heartbroken with the plastic pollution in our oceans.  I have become very much aware of this horrid situation recently because I live for the winter months in Anguilla, a very small island in the Caribbean.  And I also see that even the locals here drop garbage (much of it plastic) on the roadsides!  I have taken to bringing with me on my morning walks several of the single-use plastic bags (to give them a second use) and I pick up garbage along the route of my walk!  I wish we could make a difference to everyone to take the plastic pollution very seriously!
Kitty Bucsko, Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, D-7020

Jonathan Petrie
The hopeful strength this young man showed in the midst of chronic and terrible pain. He has a wonderful character and is strong beyond belief.

Lorne Crozon, RC of Regina Oskaya, Saskatchewan

Enjoyed the format and found all items of interest.
Ed Willson, RC of Athabasca, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Welcome to Rotary!
Rotary is proud to welcome you to our global community of more than 1.2 million men and women dedicated to building a better world.
You make Rotary stronger. By adding your skills, experience, and enthusiasm to your club, you can advance communities at home and on a global scale. Together, we can eradicate polio, train more skilled peacemakers, and provide lasting solutions for communities fighting disease, hunger, illiteracy, and poverty.

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute

How can I fund my project?
You may be able to pay for your project entirely through fundraising events, such as charity dinners, walkathons, or online auctions. These events will not only help you raise money for your project, but also awareness for Rotary and The Rotary Foundation. Some possible fundraiser events are:
Hold a raffle
Skip a meal at your club meeting and donate the cost
Organize a walkathon, bike-a-thon, or skate-a-thon
Honor a special person in your life with a memorial or tribute gift
Collect pennies to end polio
Organize a purple pinkie project to end polio

Read more HERE
 
Food for Thought

"The first thing we must do if we are to have international understanding is to
realize what is prejudice and what is fact."

Rotarian Will R. Maier Jr.

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Created and Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
Dr. Isis Mejias - Rotary International Convention 2018; July 23-29, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Sharon Blaker  

Good Day Fellow Rotarians,
I was fortunate enough to participate in the 2018 International Rotary Convention in Toronto, Ontario.  The weather was pleasant and the city welcoming.  What a buzz to be amongst 27,000 Rotarians from around the world! My name tag opened up a great opportunity to dispel some of the misconceptions about e-clubs.  I took every opportunity to enlighten fellow Rotarians about who we are and what we do.
The general session speakers were mind blowing - from Princess Anne to Laura Bush to Dr. Ghebreyesus from WHO. Polio updates and a number of projects were highlighted.  All were inspiring and, in my opinion, none more so than the Rotaractors.  We are in good hands with these young people stepping up into Rotary.  I really enjoyed the mix of young and old-- traditional and progressive speakers--including many Rotary alumni.  Topics followed Rotary's areas of focus.  There are exciting times ahead!

Another highlight was the hosted evening by the Toronto East Club and I would like to thank President Jim Anastasiadis and his committee, in particular John Ryall.  We had a very informative tour of Evergreen Brick Works, a restored brick factory which utilized sustainable practices.  About 40 Rotarians then experienced a wonderful private catered evening with wine, beer and live entertainment. It was an opportunity to make new friends. The view from the patio was stunning.
A visit from Prime Minister Trudeau was an unscheduled surprise and he accepted a Rotary award on behalf of Canadians for our contribution to eradicate polio.
Take the opportunity when you can to attend an International Convention. It will revitalize your Rotarian life!

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Sharon Blaker

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

A great idea which has become very common in Canada. I think turning off the tap might mean producing less plastic in the future. I am a firm believer that all plastic should have a recycling value placed on it to the consumer.
Larry Reynolds, RC of Campbell River Lunch, BC, D-5020

Lessons from 100 year olds; i.e. how to get there.
John Kay, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Some great stories this week.  I enjoyed the story of how the Cuban government vaccinated everyone in Cuba and it led to Dr Sabin convincing governments and others, including Rotary, that a country wide vaccination was the only way to rid a country of polio. The video on Understanding Aboriginal Identity offers a great insight into the world of Aboriginal people in Canada.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

We need to focus on addressing the cause of ocean plastic pollution not just the symptoms.  We can all support this by eliminating the use of single use plastic.
Ian Johnston, RC of Kiama, Australia

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
 

Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards


Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 
 
 
 
Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
 
Food for Thought

"We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give."
 
Winston Churchill

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

"If you have not heard of Gary Moore, his ability to make the guitar "cry" will amaze you.  A friend recommended this video with a "Wow!"  And having listened to it, I agree wholeheartedly.  I had never heard of Gary Moore before this introduction. His biography can be found on Wikipedia"

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
 
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
The discoveries awaiting us in the ocean's twilight zone; Heidi M. Sosik; July 16 - 22, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Lynne Ternosky 

Heroes in our midst!
All of us cannot all go out into the world to far-away places and lend a hand or change the world!
The Rotary E-Club of Canada One has offered me an opportunity to meet a few folks who have or are doing this! Vicki is one of our members who fell in love with Guatemalans and could see how her skills could make a difference there. She moved there and began a school.
What impresses me is that while she was away, her school community organized themselves after a disastrous volcanic eruption close by to help the recovery workers and in a way with a bottle of water help those who are homeless or lost family and are grieving. Those on the spot help best at times of disaster as I found out in my 10 years in El Salvador where calamity and recovery seem like regular events. But they can only do this with our help through donations of cash to them. Salvadorans wrote me to ask me to set my alarm for 11pm to get up and pray for the Guatemalans affected. They know only too well the impact of these eruptions, earthquakes, floods, landslides etc.
Most importantly, the fact the children organized themselves to do this is a tribute not only to the Guatemalan people but also to the teachers like Vicki who prepare them for life's events in their own communities. See our Facebook site for photos.
This week I salute Vicki, just one of our members, being the inspiration to others.
We can help her organization by donating directly to it where tax receipts are available.

Join our club to meet other heroes in our midst and learn of projects being done, where they have a heart to Make a Difference!

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Although this was a very sad presentation, Jonathan Pitre was an inspirational young man. He suffered in pain but he would rather share his dreams than talk about his pain.
Christine Vachon, RC of Westlock, Alberta, D-5370

When we see what this boy suffered, we realize we have so little to complain about!!
Vicki Horsfield, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Her research of how much plastic birds are feeding their young was unbelievable.  She research on Lord Howe Island and Midway Island.  I plan to share the videos on my Facebook page.  I also watch a video of Ted talking about 'Social Plastic'   In England I discovered plastic straws are now illegal, and I brought back some paper straws as an example of what we should be using in Canada.
Adrienne Brown, RC of Kingston, Ontario, D-7040

This story and the words of Jonathan are so moving that it was difficult to see again.
Jean-Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

News from the Rotary E-Club Family
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One Treasurer Jean-Michel Crepin met with DGN (and fellow E-Clubber) Jim Ferguson at the District 5370 Awards and Changeover Ceremony recently held in Edmonton, Alberta.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 

 
 
 
Sting; How I started writing songs again; July 9-15, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Elly Contreras    

It was difficult coming to Canada from across the ocean, not knowing anyone, being used to different traditions and customs, starting all over again, and not always feeling accepted as an immigrant. We longed for our family so far away, and often felt homesick; 45 years ago, there was no such thing as Skype, Facetime, Whats Ap or even e-mail. News from the family would take 2 weeks and a phone call would cost a fortune.
Even when we started our own business, we were always seen as foreigners. We thought joining a business organizations would make a difference. But we never felt as one of them. Until we were invited to join Rotary 20 some years ago, then everything changed. Rotarian accepted us for who and what we were. Colour, race or language did not make a difference. We had found a second family; much larger then we could imagine. We are very grateful for the many friends we have made through Rotary. We feel at home. 
Thanks to Rotary.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

Canadiana
Canada Day 2018

This is an opportunity to gather in our communities, from coast to coast, and to proudly celebrate all we have in common. It is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, which were born in the audacious vision and shared values of our ancestors, and which are voiced in nearly all of the languages of the world through the contribution of New Canadians.

Read more HERE

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Excellent talk by Judith Heumann on fighting for the rights for disabled people.  If we don't have a disability we have little concept of the difficulties that those with a disability have to cope with in their everyday life. 
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

The vignette on the Midgets Palace of Montreal was very interesting. A little piece of Canadian history that demonstrates the ability of all, big or small.
Robert Boyden, Rotary Club of Canmore, D-5360

Gay Oppenheiser's TED talk is about how the donation of food items actually drives the cost of getting the food to those in need and creates waste. Everything from expired, to ethnically inappropriate food is simply thrown out at times. This all cost money to collect, sort, and then find out it cannot be used. Even the cost of delivery and sorting good food is expensive.
Gary discusses the most efficient way is contributing money. There are no transport costs, no expiration date, as well as food that targets specific ethnic groups.

Michael Thomas, Rotary Club of Stony Plain, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements



Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.
 
News from our E-Club
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

Rotary Minute

During the past three months, Rotary Zones 24 and 32 (Canada and the Northeast United States) have produced and broadcast three marvelous Rotary Membership Development webinar programs for ALL our fellow Rotarians, Clubs and Districts.
These programs focus on several aspects of Rotary Membership GROWTH including:

"How to Grow Your Rotary Clubs Membership - NOW!" (24 minutes)
"How to QUICKLY Create a Rotary Satellite Club (36 minutes)"
"Creating a Paradigm Shift for Rotary Membership Growth" (which includes how to start a Rotary Passport Club) (27 minutes).

Recorded videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts for these programs are available on the Rotary Zone 24/32 webpage at http://www.rotaryzones24-32.org/. Click on the "Resources" menu and then click on "Webinars" sub-menu to gain access or go directly to the webinar access web page by clicking HERE.

Also be sure to check out the latest Membership Development resources from Rotary International at https://www.rotary.org/membership.
Please utilize all these programs to help your District/Club's membership growth to "Make A Difference" in someone's life by having them JOIN ROTARY !
 
Food for Thought

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."
-Andrew Carnegie

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
Donated and Submitted by Doug Dyer

Speaker Program
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

 
 
Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
 
Margaret Wertheim; The beautiful math of coral (and crochet); July 2 - 8, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Keith Evans  

"The Importance of Fellowship"

I am writing this Greeter Message while on a short business trip away from my home outside London, having already been to Amsterdam and now staying at a hotel just outside Edinburgh in Scotland. When I am able, I try to attend a Rotary Club meeting when I travel, to experience the wonderful fellowship which makes Rotary so rewarding. This is particularly important for an E-Club member, as online meetings do not provide direct fellowship opportunities. Sadly, the timing and agenda on this trip did not allow time to attend a meeting. I did however reflect on fellowship within Rotary. Our E-Club provides fellowship options for members through online in person fellowship meetings once a month, and a weekly half hour coffee sip when members can see each other online and chat about anything and everything. I remain surprised that fewer than half our members ever seem to attend these get togethers. E-Clubs can be rather impersonal and if E-Club members don't make the effort to link into these face time opportunities, they are missing out on a very important aspect of Rotary. For non E-Club members attending this meeting, let me assure you that E-Clubs are not just a website. We do provide for face time options. For our own members attending this meeting, let me encourage you to make the time in your schedule to join the rest of us who do attend our fellowship/coffee sessions. They are fun, and an important part of Rotary service.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Canadiana
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

It impressed me that the Mothers were in the lead for immunizing the children against Polio. It disgusts me that there are ignorant Imams that tell lies about the vaccine, because it is the children that suffer.
Steven Sandlin, RC of Decatur Daybreak, AL, D-6860

I enjoyed the Polio update on Nigeria. It re-enforces why i like being a Rotarian. The TED talk on using re-cycled plastic as currency was really interesting. I would like to learn more about that.
Sam Mark Rowe, RC of Calgary Heritage Park, D-5360

Disability rights have evolved and will evolve organically. We can only thanks those who continue to increase the employment possibilities for the many types of disabilities that exist.
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

The lived experience of a diplomat with a disability is a very powerful story that conveys real issues that need to be resolved in society on a global level.
Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary, Alberta, D-5360

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Announcements


Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!
 


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One
Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Elly Contreras
 
New Members Corner

Rotary Minute

Food for Thought
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Submitted and donated by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
Submitted by Anre McIntosh

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
What I learned when I conquered the world's toughest triathlon; Minda Dentler; June 25-July 1, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Bruce Kleeberger  

 
 
 
We welcome the World Wide Web to the Rotary E-Club of Canada One weekly meeting.

Our own President Lynne's initiative to celebrate Canada 150 during her year 17/18 offered $150 to members to complete their own project, anywhere in the world.
Projects were completed in British Columbia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, the United Kingdom, El Salvador, Panama and Mexico.
Literacy and conflict resolution and tree planting were the main focus of the work of the member initiated projects to support communities, the environment and peace in the world.

Congratulations to all!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Canadiana
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

So sad that we have polluted the beaches and our oceans so much!!  If each individual used less plastic and looked after disposal of what they did use, we would be responsible stewards of our earth!
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Life Lessons from 100 year Olds
All the people that were interviewed (and over the age of 100), were happy, lived simply and had a great memory! One man even used an Ipad. His motto was "Keep right on till the end of the road".

Christine Vachon, RC of Westlock, Alberta, D-5370

I really enjoyed the video on Global warming and Plankton.  My cousin's grandfather was a PhD Marine Biologist who focused his research on plankton and I used to really enjoy listening to his stories about this small but significant creature. In fact, there are 4 species of plankton named after him.  This video really reminded me of him.  Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago.
JP Kamel, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I was reminded of the importance of paying attention to the little things both for the value they bring and what they can teach us.
Lisa Gilchrist, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Rotary E-Club Canada One. Anyone can subscribe to our channel so that you will be automatically notified when a new video is posted.

How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Ten million children. 70 000 workers. Five days.
What does it take to vaccinate every child in Afghanistan?

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Remembering Albert Sabin and the vaccine that changed the world
Medicine and public health lost a luminary 25 years ago this week with the death of Dr. Albert Sabin. During his life, Sabin became a household name, famous the world over for his development of the oral polio vaccine. He was also a role model for many clinicians and researchers because he refused to patent the vaccine.

Read more HERE

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Submitted and Donated by Jim Kenyon

"Don lives next to where I spent 20 years in Toronto and I've seen him a number of times live.  At a concert at the old Bathurst St. Church, he introduced this song and bemoaned the plight of instrumental musicians who then have to put a name on what they've created.  He wrote this and then went out for a walk around the neighbourhood and caught this name in the window of a local restaurant and submitted it.  He then introduced the song as "Fish Soup".... oops.... Don is a Mi'kmaq from Ontario and one of the best finger pickers in the world.  He's even been in Whitehorse..."

Speaker Program
June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Understanding Aboriginal Identity; BearPaw Legal; June 18-24, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Greeter this week: Frank Yakimchuk   

Tammy and I make it a policy that we will look for those opportunities to visit other Rotary Clubs, this is a photo taken during our visit to the Rotary Club of Red Deer, Alberta. I remember that this was a newly minted Club President who had been to the "Rotary International Convention" in Seoul, Korea during the summer of 2016.
Tammy and I are already registered to attend the RI Convention in Toronto next June, 2018. We took advantage of early registration to keep our cost down, we intend to use our "Aeroplan Points" to get from our home base in Red Deer, Alberta to the "Big Smoke" which also happens to be my birth place.
I encourage those that are able to get to a RI Convention to do so. Be prepared to deal with thousands of Rotarians, many diverse cultures, colourfully dressed groups and outstanding presenters. This is our third RI Convention but the first for us in our home country, Canada.
 
 

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
 
Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

E-Club of East Anglia in the UK had hosted RI Vice President Dear Rohrs at their weekly Zoom meeting. Another example of how e-clubs can host people that you otherwise would only hear at District or Zone Conferences.
Peter Denooy, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Well Peter, the topic of prime numbers would not have been on my list of selected topic for a Rotary meeting. I had to listen to it again to get to the point. I tried but could not get the relationship between the Higgs boson and prime numbers or getting sexual arousal from finding out. I got Descartes "I think therefore I am".
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

New Members Corner
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Food for Thought
1915-16 Allen D. Albert (journalism), Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Minnesota,
USA. Rotary vision: Development of the individual Rotarian to become his
'best self ' in service to others.

"Rotary summons men to respond to their best impulses...their best selves...[to]
lift up their heads in every land. The best things in us are not confined by national
boundaries."

- The Tree That Is Rotary, THE ROTARIAN, December 1934

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

"A great little music video from the National Film Board of Canada"

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
The wonderful world of life in a drop of water; Tom Zimmerman and Simone Bianco; May 14 - 20, 2018 2018-05-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 22, 2018
VISION 2020
That will be the theme for the 2020 District Conference hosted by the Rotary E-Club of Canada One under the leadership of Jim Ferguson, who as of July 1st of this year will take on the position of District Governor Nominee. Elly Contreras has been appointed as Conference Chair and several other District Rotarians have stepped forward to assist as Co-Chair and Committee Chairs. The conference will likely be in the Edmonton area. With most of our member spread across the globe, it is important that we have some Committee Chairs on the ground. A few of our E-Club members have also accepted a specific role.
We will be needing many volunteers and may call on you as well, during either preparation or at the Conference itself, which of course you would not want to miss.
Jim won't be able to set a date until early in the new year, but anticipates mid September. Stay tuned, share your ideas and keep Vision 2020 on your mind.

Fellowship is the key to Happy Members and a Healthy Club
Meeting our fellow Rotarians is one of the highlights of membership. With our members spread out across the country and even the globe, this is not always easy, but several of our members make it a regular practice to meet up whenever they can. Such was the case on Monday, April 16th, when Elly and Ramiro returned from Mexico and made a stop in Calgary before they continued to Osoyoos. Jean Michel drove through a heavy snowstorm and the three enjoyed good fellowship and breakfast together. Amongst the various topics many ideas for the good of Rotary were discussed. 
Thank you Jean Michel for taking the time to visit. We've go to do this more often. 
During the second half of August, there will be a gathering in the Vancouver area, with Peter DeNooy from Dominican Replublic. There is also a possibility that some of us will meet up with Sabine from Germany  this summer as she plans a visit to BC this summer.
Keep in touch with your fellow members, the Club directory, including location, is available on Clubrunner.
 
 
 
Tribute to Humboldt
At the April board meeting, President Lynne suggested a letter be sent to the three Rotary Clubs closest to Humboldt Saskatchewan, in honour of the young people, their families and communities affected by the recent bus accident. The board agreed and a letter was sent to the Prince Albert, Watrous and Melfort Saskatchewan Rotary Clubs, which are all within 150 km of Humboldt.
 
The tribute image on the right was received by Lynne.
Artist unknown.
 
Message from RI Vice President Dean Rohrs
Dear Rotary friends,
Our two Zones are known for being invested in bringing Peace and equal opportunity to all we touch.
Many of you will be attending the International Convention in Toronto. Please don't miss the opportunity of being involved in the Peace Summit, which takes place in the days prior to the Convention. If Peace is part of your Rotary vision, you must be there.
See the INVITATION from Past RI Vice President Jennifer Jones and join us as part of this very special experience.
Dean
Rotary International Vice President 2017-2018
 
 
 
 
 
New Vision Statement
In June, Rotary's Board of Directors and Trustees approved a new vision statement for our organization:
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change -
across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves." 

Stephanie Urchick, chair of Rotary's Strategic Planning Committee, explains what went into arriving at that statement, and how you can help us chart a course for Rotary to thrive in the years ahead.
Read more HERE

 
 
VISION 2020 Conference Theme Elly 2018-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield  

 
Betsy Teutsch is an artist, community organizer, and environmentalist who, as the Communications Director of GreenMicrofinance, wrote about affordable, sustainable paths out of rural poverty. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Guatemala many months ago and she told me about her book, "100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women". Intrigued by my conversation with her, I purchased her book. I was awed by so many of the low-cost, simple solutions that had the potential to lift women out of poverty, as well as preventing them from experiencing the ravages caused by poverty. We have already implemented a few of these ideas - getting free toothbrushes from Global Grins to prevent our kids and their parents from losing their adult teeth, to name one. This book is a must-read for every Rotarian.

Inspirational Moment

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Life Lessons from 100 Year-olds
WOW! What a wonderful collection of stories - guess it wouldn't be appropriate for me to say my take away was the reference to having the occasional whiskey!  One of my favorite lines (and there's a lot behind it) is "If I'm making a cake and it fails, it becomes a pudding". Reminds me of one of my Fathers pearls of wisdom: "The more birthdays you have, the longer you will live". What a truly inspirational program - THANK YOU!

John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, Alberta, D-5370

The speaker program was absolutely delightful. It was so refreshing to hear these three wonderful people speak of the happiness of life as opposed to the negatively we are so often presented with.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5360

What Hallucinations Reveal About our Minds
Neurologist Oliver Sacks discusses Charles Bonnett syndrome. It is when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients and walks us through the biology of this phenomenon.

Michael Thomas, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

New Members Corner

Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world.
How do I join a fellowship?
Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni. You can contact a fellowship directly by using the information listed in the Rotary Fellowships directory. Or search our discussion groups to find Rotary and Rotaract members with similar interests.

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute
 

Toronto Convention: Host committee recommends night events
The host committee for the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto wants to make your nights on the town as memorable as your days at the convention. It has come up with a lineup of events that will help you explore all Toronto has to offer.

Read more HERE
 

Food for Thought

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Canadiana/Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 

Speaker Program
 

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
The Butterfly Child; TSN Original, June 11-17th, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Bruce Kleeberger 

Welcome to the weekly meeting of the Rotary E-Club of Canada One, now 5 years young and going strong. Recently members of the e-club attended the Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018, in Vancouver BC during February 9 - 11. The first of 5, this conference focused on Environmental Sustainability and Peace. Rotarians from around the world gathered in Vancouver, to participate in workshops and learn about topics of worldwide concern including food production and distribution, tree planting and ecology, population and the environment, environment and international conflict. RI President Ian Riseley opened the conference, Green Party MP Elizabeth May introduced the keynote speaker Dr. David Suzuki.
You can see some of the conference as it was recorded at: https://sway.com/xRyDC2rO9FgSOCeR?ref=Link

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

I must say that this was both a wonderful and inspiring program.  If God grants any of us the chance to live until 100 or more, then we must surely use this time wisely, and fill it with the same sort of accomplishments and joys which the three people interviewed have.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Interesting findings and examples of elderly, vision impaired people having hallucinations. Hundreds of thousands of people are visually impaired but and all have these hallucinations, yet only one percent report them. This is due to the fact that others will think they are crazy.
Christine Vachon, RC of Westlock, Alberta, D-5370

Live Lessons from 100 Year Olds
It was refreshing to hear the perspectives of folks with so much life experience. The perspective I appreciated is that all 3 individuals shared the common characteristics of a positive approach to life and willingness to give back.

David Munro, RC of Coquitlam, BC, D-5050

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute

Food for Thought

"There is nothing intangible about Rotary: It is reality itself. To give is to receive;
to lose oneself is to find oneself; to be happy is to serve. These are old truths...for
the individual...and the mass, whether application be in the exchange of goods,
toil, knowledge, or love."

- The Meaning of Rotary, THE ROTARIAN, November 1921

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Why Food Drives Contribute To Hunger in America; Gary Oppenheimer; June 4 - 10, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Lynne Ternosky

Rotary E-Club of Canada One through its member's involvement offers a way to leave a Peace Legacy through our youth.
Youth concerns globally include access to safety to live, study or work. Youth are frustrated by inaction of those older or seen as more able to make change happen. Rotary E-Club of Canada One has offered its members and donors opportunities to reach out to youth. Our diverse membership located in 5 countries shares this concern for including youth in global solutions.
 A PEACE Project involving tree planting by 85 youth volunteers in El Salvador has resulted in micro business planning and job creation in a remote agricultural community overcoming lack of job skills and training.
A WATER project in Honduras involving access to water, water purification and Education on Water Sanitation and hygiene for Community of 2500 involved youth in Honduras.
The Imagination Library Program providing books monthly to preschool children in the Arctic resulted in parents are asking Rotary to begin these programs in new communities where they moved. The little ones Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Become more confident and curious little people. Arctic teachers report saving 3 months of school orientation time with children introduced preschool to Imagination Library books. Instead of fear, they are ready and eager to learn.

Rotary volunteers and donors facilitate the youth participation and inclusion, in overcoming obstacles faced by these communities.
Rotary E-Club of Canada One provides through our members a student scholarship through Project Amigo in Mexico, a recycling education and program for youth in Guatemala, Education in bullying prevention in British Columbia and Alberta, facilitates a youth parent school program in India, and in Panama provided child educational materials and in the Dominican Republic programs for the disabled and seniors. Our members and donors are Making a Difference!
As Club President this year, I am particularly moved to see Rotary International high school age youth attend Rotary Youth Leadership Training. The enthusiasm, growth in self-esteem, team building and hope built by this youth training is life changing!
Enjoy this week's meeting!

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
Submitted by Sharon Blaker
Snowbirds
Officially known as the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (French: 431e escadron de démonstration aérienne), the Snowbirds are Canada's military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team whose purpose is to "demonstrate the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of Canadian Forces personnel".[2] The squadron is based at 15 Wing, near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The Snowbirds are the first Canadian air demonstration team to be designated as a squadron.[3]

Read more HERE
 

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
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Powerful speech by an amazing woman. I could feel her emotions in this presentation and loved the story about her teacher giving her a journal to write her truth.
Christine Vachon, RC of Westlock, Alberta, D-5370

Verrry complex subject and made tremendous sense Very cool.
Mike O'Connor, RC of Grande Prarie (Swan City), Alberta, D-5370

Another moving story of a person having the strength and courage to overcome polio. Hopefully these stories will one day come to an end and no one will suffer this disease.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5360

Yes, our 100 plus year olds have lots of wisdom to share, as did my mother at 102 and half years. What a blessing to learn from these folks and spend time with them. So very much respect and gratitude they show for all in life. We are also so grateful for clean water for Subirana, Honduras, community this club made available to over 2500 people along with Water Missions technical help. Families thank us for wash education as well.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
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We'd love to hear from you!
 


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko
"When We Cut Down Too Many Trees!"

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
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Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

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Donated and Submitted by Delwen Stander

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
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Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
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Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Our fight for disability rights and why we're not done yet; Judith Heumann ; May 28 - June 3, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: James (Jim) Ferguson   

Our E-Club reached a milestone this year.
On February 23 (which is of course, Rotary's anniversary date), 2018, our E-Club turned 5 years old.
When we chartered in 2013, we really didn't know the other members very well.
The only people that I knew, were my friends Elly and Ramiro Contreras, as we were all former members of either the Rotary Club of Stony Plain or the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove, Alberta, which are very close together geographically.
For the first few years of our E-Club, we had a fair bit of sorting out to do, as to how do we actually do a Community Services Project, when we had members living in all areas of Canada, and in the USA?
Of course, we donated funds to projects that members championed, but finally we were able to secure the Beaufort Sea in Canada's High Arctic, for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, making it our first true Canadian E-Club community project.
Recently, we've also coordinated the building of a water pipeline project in Subirana, Honduras, an approximately $110,000.00 USD project in partnership with other Rotary Clubs, and Rotary International via a Global Grant.
It's taken 5 years, but we're getting a great core group of Rotarians in our E-Club that understand the advantages (and disadvantages!) of belonging to an internet Rotary Club.
That's why I thought this Greeter Message picture was appropriate.
Together, pulling and working as a team, in whatever type of club we belong to, Rotarians can accomplish miracles and make a really positive difference in our world.

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Victoria Day (French: Fête de la Reine, or "Celebration of the Queen") is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. As such, it is the Monday between the 18th to the 24th inclusive, and thus is always the penultimate Monday of May. The date is simultaneously that on which the current Canadian sovereign's official birthday is recognized.[1] It is sometimes informally considered the beginning of the summer season in Canada.

Read more HERE

 
Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

The Rotary Minute is another example of the need for doing things with your hands and how satisfying that is.
Peter Denooy, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

It's always fascinating to hear about the human condition. Knowing more about mental health/wellness helps take away the stigma and misconceptions. The more we understand and learn about things the more acceptable of them we become - it's harder to be critical and judgmental of things once one we are more familiar with them. Very interesting program (I remember having similar discussions with my father - who also was a Rotarian and practiced as a Psychiatrist); really cool!
John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, Alberta, D-5370

Your speaker program provided a very interesting insight to one of the many functions of our brains that are just beginning to be understood or discovered. Like our oceans having more unexplored area than the earth's land mass, there is more to be learned about our brain than we know about all of the other parts or our bodies. A very thought provoking presentation.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5360

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Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner
May is Youth Services Month

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Food for Thought
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

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Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
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Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
The surprising solution to ocean plastic; David Katz; May 21 - 27, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: David Werrett  

In 2000 I had the good fortune to go to Kerala State in southern India on a Carl P Miller discovery grant to visit a proposed project.  The Rotary Club of Cochrane, where I was a member at that time, had been approached by clubs in Cochin to be partners in providing potable water and sanitation to residents of an offshore island, Kadamakkudy.

The islands are quite low, effectively large sandbars, and their water supply came from ponds and the sanitation was very primitive.  With six clubs in Cochin we were able to provide funds to construct reservoirs to hold rainwater that at certain times of the year comes in abundance. Latrines with soak pits were also constructed with the clubs providing the materials and the residents doing the construction.  What a difference it made to those people who now are able to enjoy clean potable water and sanitation facilities.   
 
 

 
Some facts from the Rotary Foundation website:
- $24.00 is all it takes to provide one person with safe water
- 23 million people now have safe water because of Rotary
- 21 million people have access to sanitation and hygiene thanks to Rotary projects
- 2030 is the year Rotary hopes to finish providing everyone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

So think what a difference your donation to the Rotary Foundation can make to the 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, who lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, who lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.
 
Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

 I found Susan David's TED talk on The gift and power of emotional courage very thought provoking.  It never occurred to me that a person could be told to remain positive when they should be showing their emotions. 
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

prime #'s  ..... who knew ? .... great talk
Ken Hunter, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

The segments on the history of women in Rotary was excellent. It brought back memories of the struggle my first Rotary Club had to go though to admit its' first female Rotarians. I cannot help but continually rejoice the positive step this was and the strength Rotary gained from the change.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5360

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

How polio still affects survivors decades later
Canada has been polio-free for the last 20 years but it was once among the most dreaded childhood diseases in the country.
The disease hit hard in Canada in the early 1950s. At the peak of the outbreak in 1953 alone, there were 9,000 cases and 500 deaths.

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

President-elect Barry Rassin on where Rotary has been, where he hopes to lead it - and how the organization profoundly changed his life

Read more HERE

Food for Thought

"Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it."
 - J. Petit Senn

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

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Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

"Valdy; one of my favorite Canadian artists from many years ago"

Speaker Program
Submitted by Doug Dyer

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
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Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Which country does the most good for the world? ; Simon Anholt; May 7-13, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Kitty Bucsko

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?
 
I very much enjoyed the insight into our emotions as centers of data not directives and recognizing what the emotion we feel represents and what we can and cannot control. It was filled with positive concepts like values aligned with actions, or courage is fear walking. Great food for thought for ourselves and in observing and perhaps understanding those around us.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

As a psychotherapist, this e-talk illuminated much for the daily work I do each day helping people access courage so they learn to heal from emotional rigidity to become healthy, authentic, & flexible/agile. Brilliant presentation.
Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary, Alberta, D-5370

Susan David, The gift and power of emotional courage
Sawubona! A very thought provoking program. Every once in a while it is important to do some self-reflection and stop to take a different look at things.  I see you - and now I hear you too. It was nice to have a program that challenges how we think and view the world and how we handle our emotional agility.

John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, D-5370

WOW! This is perhaps one of the best e-club web meeting and one I would not have wanted to miss:
The webinar on membership is full of resources and ideas on growing membership. That video is worth saving.
And do I ever enjoyed the Ted Talk by Susan David on emotional courage. That presentation resonated with me and not only reinforced my personal values but also my enthusiasm on following the path chosen whatever the risk. 

Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Only in Mexico!

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

EarlyAct Introduces Kids to the Thrill of Service
There's a lot of talk lately about youth involvement in Rotary and how they will be the future leaders, addressing world issues, once the older generation is ready to pass the baton.

Read HERE what the Rotary Club of Nipawin, Saskatchewan has done to secure Rotary's future

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

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Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

"I may have an odd choice, but I LOVE this piece!  And I would hope that someone might feel the same way!"

Speaker Program
Submitted by Kitty Bucsko

This officially ends this week's meeting
 
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
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Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.

Thank you, Kitty and Elly, for your material suggestions and hard work in compiling this meeting!
 
 
'Storytellers'_ A man who started 'World's largest beach cleaning project', Mr. Afroz Shah; April 16 - 22, 2018  James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Elly Contreras  
Celebration 150 - Peace Initiative
During the December 2017 Volunteer Week at Project Amigo, 300+ of the poorest children from the migrant camps and other indigenous communities in Colima, Mexico receive a new set of clothing, a pair of shoes, underwear and socks. Organized by a group of volunteers. Santa comes to visit and the children receive a small gift and are treated to a Fiesta with Pozole and a Piñata Party. All this is made possible trough the support of Canadians and Americans for the incentive and sponsorship Programs. Although Project Amigo delivers books to schools through Matching Grants and Rotary Clubs' support, most children (of which most parents don't read), have no books of their own. This past season Ramiro and I participated in the activities of the Volunteer Week and presented many children with a book of their own. Each book was labelled indicating that this book has been donated by the Rotary Club of Canada One, with mention of the 150 Celebration and matched by Elly & Ramiro.
I encourage all E-Club members to identify a worthy project in their community, and utilize the $150 that's available to you to do good in the world!

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Peter Denooy

Canadiana

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Enjoyment came from watching the segment on Tundra Tours. A local family moved to Inuvik and was involved with the cariboo migration.  Eye-opening and disconcerting was the extent of the flourosis contamination problem in India.
Don Smith, RC of Bracebridge, D-7010

Interesting perspective to look at how the rest of the world lives and comparing it to incomes.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

The comparisons across the globe should change the perception of so many people at the "rich" end, to better appreciate our cushioned way of life. Despite social media, many people apparently are socially not aware of how privileged they really are.
Christen Franken, E-Club of One World, D-5240

Interesting way to compare income and lifestyle using photos. We soon find out what kind of environment we relate more easily.
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!
 


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.


Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
How Rotary brings people of all countries together
When Gabriel de Jesus Abade was 16, a high school friend introduced him to Interact. From there, he learned about Rotary Youth Exchange, and began a journey that has connected him with friends around the world. Read Gabriel's story, and why he says Rotary will always be a part of his life.

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
How to talk (and listen) to transgender people; April 30 to May 6, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week:
Delwen Stander
I don't know how you, dear reader and fellow Rotarian, feel, but I for one have had enough of this very protracted and frigid winter.  And, yes, it still is Winter even here in the Fraser Valley, given that it snowed on our acreage last week, and this week we had overnight temperatures of barely 0°C.  Even during the brief respites from the cold, it has rained almost every day - although this does represent a change from the heavy snows and ice rain we have experienced between November and now.
However, in the midst of bemoaning the weather, I did have the opportunity to reflect on what our experience is like, when compared to those of Rotarians around the world. So, for your amusement, consider this:
(a) when we think it's cold where we are, remember the Rotarians of Yakutsk, Siberia, Russia (District 2225), where the permafrost is 250m thick, and where the average temperature during the middle of Winter (which lasts from October to May) is -39°C.;
(b) when we think it's hot where we are, remember the Rotarian, Rob DeCou, of the Playa Venice Sunrise Club (District 5280), who, in the middle of the Summer, to raise funds for polio eradication, ran 146 miles across the heart of Death Valley, California, the hottest place on earth, where the average temperature during the Summer is 47°C., and can reach 57°C.;
(c) when we think it's wet where we are, remember the Rotarians of Medellin, Colombia (District 4280), who do projects in nearby Quibdo, where the average annual rainfall is almost 12,000mm (that's almost 12 meters of rain); and
(d) when we think it's dry where we are, remember the Rotarians of Arica Chinchorro, Chile (District 4320), where the average annual rainfall is 0.761mm (not even 1 millimeter).
And, most of all, just remember that these fellow Rotarians are serving above self in these places, and upholding the 4 Way Test, in extreme circumstances.
We should be thoroughly impressed by them, and equally proud to be part of our diverse Rotary World.

Inspirational Moment
Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He'll Take A Little Money Off The Top
Jozef Jason came to the Fuller Cut barbershop for one reason: the kid's mohawk. It's almost second-grade picture day, and he wants to look good. He hops up onto an antique swivel chair and asks his barber for the new 'do.

Read more HERE

Canadiana

 
 
Alberta angler catches fish nearly cut in half by plastic Powerade wrapper

An Alberta fisherman is reminding people to properly dispose of garbage after catching a fish that had been trapped in a drink ring for so long the fish had grown around the piece of plastic.

Read more HERE
 
 
 
 

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

As always I enjoyed the variety of information and tidbits as well as the main TED talk.  I'd never before considered showing economic status via images and comparing them.  Thanks for opening my eyes a little wider!
Judy Redpath, RC of Herndon, VA, USA, D-7610

Anna Rosling Rönnlund wants all of us to find out, so she sent photographers to 264 homes in 50 countries  to document the stoves, bed, toilets, toys and more in households from every income bracket around the world. Using Dollar Street she shows how families live in Latvia or Burkina Faso or Peru as Rosling Rönnlund explains the power of data visualization to help us better understand the world.
Michael Thomas, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, District 5370

Dollar Street ... very, very interesting
Ken Hunter, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
Missed the Webinar?
To listen to the webinar please click here: https://vimeo.com/263184106
 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.
 
 
KEEP UP WITH COMMUNICATIONS IN DISTRICT 5370 and the ROTARY E-CLUB OF CANADA ONE
District 5370 is going to be using the Zoom platform as its online communication platform.
Peter Denooy is offering his knowledge of Zoom to assist anyone who would like to learn more about it.
An online introduction of 60 minutes at https://zoom.us/j/709771987 every week until the end of April 2018 at the following days and times (MDT) is offered to you:
Wednesday Noon
Saturday 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM

Anybody can drop in; it is preferable that more than 2 people join, as it will open up more options, but one-on-one meetings will also be very helpful.
For any questions, please contact Peter via ppdenooy@gmail.com
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by David Werrett

New Members Corner
April is Maternal and Child Health Month

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
 
 
 
50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their lives.

Read more HERE        
 
 
 

 
Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Delwen Stander

Speaker Program
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Choices that can Change your Life; Caroline Myss; April 23 - 29, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Pierre J. Henry 

The Subirana, Honduras, number one priority was the development of its system of potable water to all families and households which now will have access to this important service. With having obtaining the required financing, through management of Rotary E-Club of Canada One, and coordination of the Rotary Club of El Progreso, this water project will have a significant economic and social impact on the population, due to several factors:
1. Index of disease caused by contaminated water consumption will decrease.
2. Families do not spend more on transportation, visits and drug purchases in medical services in other cities.
3. Eliminating sources of contamination, cleaning water reservoirs
For there will be a multiplier effect, the villagers have been thinking about the organization of micro and small businesses: industrial, commercial and agricultural, with a training program for young entrepreneurs. Also the order of the village, Recreation Park, electrification of neighborhoods, putting electric lights, stands on the football field, etc.
The key measure is the delimitation of the village in residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural area.
Thank you, Rotary E-Club of Canada One!

Canadiana
 
Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

I learned that most of us crave both alone (solitary) time and time in connection with others.  Balance is important in these two areas.
Bradley Brewster, RC of Calgary South, D-5360

I knew very little about Rotary up until meeting my colleague/Rotarian Vicki Horsfield and participating in this meeting. I was immediately impressed by the collective powerful skill sets & professional experiences that the participants evidenced from all over the world at the meeting. Their passion and commitment is clear. The variety and number of ongoing specific, goal oriented projects discussed and funded at the meeting was eye opening. I especially value the way Rotary e-club contributes to and gets things done both financially and on the ground in struggling communities all over the world.
Andrea Chisholm

"How the rest of the world lives" is a great learning experience for anybody. I always ask people I meet if they have been to the Dominican Republic. When they say yes, I ask them how many times they went outside the resort and saw the real DR? Very few have.
Peter Denooy, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
To listen to the webinar please click here: https://vimeo.com/263184106

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!
 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.
 
KEEP UP WITH COMMUNICATIONS IN DISTRICT 5370 and the ROTARY E-CLUB OF CANADA ONE
District 5370 is going to be using the Zoom platform as its online communication platform.
Peter Denooy is offering his knowledge of Zoom to assist anyone who would like to learn more about it.
An online introduction of 60 minutes at https://zoom.us/j/709771987 every week until the end of April 2018 at the following days and times (MDT) is offered to you:
Wednesday Noon
Saturday 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM

Anybody can drop in; it is preferable that more than 2 people join, as it will open up more options, but one-on-one meetings will also be very helpful.
For any questions, please contact Peter via ppdenooy@gmail.com
 
Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield
 
New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Submitted  by Elly Contreras

Food for Thought

"If this Rotary of ours is destined to be more than a mere passing thing, it will
be because you and I have learned the importance of bearing with each other's
infirmities, the value of toleration."

- Rational Rotarianism, The National Rotarian, January 1911

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Doug Dyer

Inspirational Moment/Speaker Program

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds; Lifehunters; April 9 - 15, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: 
Many Rotarians are still unaware of the changes made by the 2016 Council on Legislation, giving our clubs more flexibility. Club are now responsible for the types of membership, the minimum number of meetings required, and other policies, designed to increase engagement and participation.
There are many opportunities, such as Corporate, Associate or Family membership, As well as involving Rotaract and  Interact students in our projects.
Members of our E-club have been sent a questionnaire on this topic, in which they can express their suggestions for our club.
Based on their input the Membership Committee will make a proposal to the Board on alternate Membership types.
But please don't sit and wait for the results. Start taking action now and consider inviting the younger generation to our meetings and tell them about Rotary.
Post stories and articles from our weekly meetings on your Facebook page and don't forget to include the link to our webpage.
With more members we will be able to do more exciting projects, lighten the workload and ensure future leadership.
 
Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
From our British Columbia coast

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

We need to work with our own Indigenous People to ensure they have a clean and healthy source of water.
Frank Yakimchuk, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Water is life giving.
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Note to Greeter Vicki - great project!  My Rotary Club got involved with a tree-planting project in Brazil.  Best thing about the Macadamia nut tree is - the awesome white chocolate/macadamia nut cookies that are made!!
No matter how many times I see/hear a program regarding water it always amazes me that such a simple basic need is not available throughout our world. Thank goodness Rotary is continuing to address this - and it is reinvigorating to see what Rotary Clubs are doing.

John Wojcicki, Rotary Club of Edmonton, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
To listen to the webinar please click here: https://vimeo.com/263184106


Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!
 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.
 
KEEP UP WITH COMMUNICATIONS IN DISTRICT 5370 and the ROTARY E-CLUB OF CANADA ONE
District 5370 is going to be using the Zoom platform as its online communication platform.
Peter Denooy is offering his knowledge of Zoom to assist anyone who would like to learn more about it.
An online introduction of 60 minutes at https://zoom.us/j/709771987 every week until the end of April 2018 at the following days and times (MDT) is offered to you:
Wednesday Noon
Saturday 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM
Anybody can drop in; it is preferable that more than 2 people join, as it will open up more options, but one-on-one meetings will also be very helpful.
For any questions, please contact Peter via ppdenooy@gmail.com
 
Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Food for Thought

"So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
What hallucination reveals about our minds; Oliver Sack; April 2 - 8, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Lynne Ternosky

Recently, Nishchint Bajaj and I met with a Rotary Club of Stratford Rotarian, Gord Sherwin, at the local Bruce Hotel.  As we sat by the fireplace, we shared about our Rotary Club Service Projects, fundraising, travel to India and of Gord's visit to a Rotary club there.
Shortly about 30 others not familiar with Rotary arrived and one asked, "What is Rotary?"
Gord replied Rotary is a non-profit service organization with over 1,200,000 world-wide members who meet in fellowship and do fundraising to benefit different projects in the community and the world.
The Polio Plus project was used as an example. He added that three Rotary Clubs that existed in Stratford and the idea of the E-Club was mentioned. To one other Rotarian present, Gord suggested, this might be a way to get folks they met, involved in  a Rotary E-club when they said they had no time for Thursday lunch hour meeting of his club but they could adapt their schedules to E-Club activities.
 Questions began to flow about Rotary from the group, "How does the E-Club meet? What projects does the E-Club or Rotary do? How does the E-Club fundraise with our 30 members? Where are our members located?"
 One person suggested we get all E-clubs together to meet and we were pleased to share this is planned for Rotary International Convention in Toronto later this year.
The Rotary E-Club of Canada One has Made a Difference to many in El Salvador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Panama, Honduras in the Canadian Arctic and in communities of our members in British Columbia and Alberta bringing peaceful initiatives in these regions.
Like a pebble dropped in a pond this involvement of each of you ripples outward and affects more people than even we anticipated.
How would you like to be involved in 2018-19?

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
E-Club Past President Doug Dyer's Niece Directed this...
 
Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Dr Stella Vorpe described what was essentially a failed project. She concluded that people who lose weight on a diet program usually regain the weight after stopping the program. Who'd a thunk? Been there, done that. It was painful to watch her beg for louder laughter because "this is being recorded."
Fred Nesbitt, RC of Albion, NY, D-7090

Reinforced importance of diet and nutrition as we age. Interesting information on work being done by those receiving Global Grant Scholarships.
Don Smith, RC of Bracebridge, Ontario, D-7010

"How one's life will be measured"
I can say that this is arguably one of the best Ted Talks I have ever heard.  This is not because of the delivery, which was at times unpolished, but because of the vitally important message the speaker gave.  God will judge us based on each of our individual transactions with our fellow man, not on some aggregate score.  This should inspire us, especially as Rotarians, to really work at positively influencing the lives of the people we meet each day. 

Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Fantastic Speaker program about fluorosis. Since this was recorded in 2009-10 It would be interesting to see the follow up.
Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!

 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.
 
 
KEEP UP WITH COMMUNICATIONS IN DISTRICT 5370 and the ROTARY E-CLUB OF CANADA ONE
District 5370 is going to be using the Zoom platform as its online communication platform.
Peter Denooy is offering his knowledge of Zoom to assist anyone who would like to learn more about it.
An online introduction of 60 minutes at https://zoom.us/j/709771987 every week until the end of April 2018 at the following days and times (MDT) is offered to you:
Wednesday Noon
Saturday 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM
Anybody can drop in; it is preferable that more than 2 people join, as it will open up more options, but one-on-one meetings will also be very helpful.
For any questions, please contact Peter via ppdenooy@gmail.com
 
 
Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man.  He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the back Nova Scotia country.
As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost, and being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.  I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.  There were only the diggers and crew left, and they were eating lunch.  I felt bad, and apologized to the men for being late.
I went to the side of the grave and looked down, and the vault lid was already in place.  I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.  The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around.  I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends.  I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began to weep.  They wept, I wept, we all wept together.  When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car.  Though my head was hung low, my heart was full.  As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."

New Members Corner
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Food for Thought
Submitted by Sharon Blaker

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
Adam Spencer: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers; March 26 - April 1, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Anre McIntosh

Hello everyone
I have been thinking of the Rotary moto "Service Above Self" and how it is demonstrated and incorporated in our life. As Rotarians, it is through our Rotary projects and sponsored events. For those outside of Rotary it can be through helping others. The examples I have seen come from the world of Triathlon. I was in Edmonton this summer as an official at the Elite races.  What struck me was the presence of Elite athletes acting as guides for para-athletes. The time and devotion these individuals took to assist their partner was amazing to watch during and after the race.
I also saw this at local events, older athletes (teenagers) assisting younger athletes (4-6 year olds) around the course as "buddies".
I think all of us should look for these types of opportunities within all aspect of our life: inside and outside of Rotary. For those of us with children or grandchildren, take them along when you volunteer. Help them build service to others into their lives.
If you don't have the time or ability to be an on the ground volunteer consider making a donation to the Rotary foundation, as this will service to others through Rotary projects.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Sharon Blaker

Canadiana
Adam Kleeberger is our E-Club Charter Member and Past President Bruce Kleeberger's son!

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Love the convenience of attending while I am away and looking for interesting reading material.
Sarah Pruckl, District 5060

Dame Ellen MacArthur's surprising discovery learned while breaking the round the world solo sailing record is literally a sea change in the way society functions. As a fellow sailor, and inhabitant of this fragile Mother Earth the vision of a circular economy makes perfect sense. Undeniably we cannot continue on our path of using all the resources this earth, our home has. If we do then we as a species and by result all living things are doomed. We will be the next Mars, a dusty speck surrounding a glorious sun shining for no one. Visionaries like Ellen, whose compelling story offers an alternative to the doomsday scenario must be championed. They are our hope and our future.
Lou Spizzirri, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

This is the first Rotary e meeting that I have attended. It was an excellent experience.
Jim Maxwell, RC of West Ottawa, Ontario, D-7040

So important to provide clean water, the bio sand filters were designed at the University of Calgary. The Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) now promotes them and teaches water purification.  As they can be built on site they are affordable and simple to operate.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!
 
 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.
 
KEEP UP WITH COMMUNICATIONS IN DISTRICT 5370 and the ROTARY E-CLUB OF CANADA ONE
District 5370 is going to be using the Zoom platform as its online communication platform.
Peter Denooy is offering his knowledge of Zoom to assist anyone who would like to learn more about it.
An online introduction of 60 minutes at https://zoom.us/j/709771987 every week until the end of April 2018 at the following days and times (MDT) is offered to you:
Wednesday Noon
Saturday 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM

Anybody can drop in; it is preferable that more than 2 people join, as it will open up more options, but one-on-one meetings will also be very helpful.
For any questions, please contact Peter via ppdenooy@gmail.com

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

New Members Corner
Rotary Minute
March is Water and Sanitation Month

Food for Thought
Submitted by Sharon Blaker

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
Donated and Submitted by Lynne Ternosky
 
"Together we are stronger"

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
The gift and power of emotional courage; Susan David, March 19 - 25, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield

When our E-Club announced the PEACE projects, funded by the Canada 150 Fund, I jumped at the opportunity. It had been a desire of mine to provide Macadamia nut trees to the families affiliated with our organization. The Valhalla Experimental Station (http://www.exvalhalla.net/macademianut.htm) practices sustainable agriculture on the Macadamia nut farm they started several decades ago in Guatemala. Their aim is to get Macadamia nut trees into indigenous communities. Their website states, "These trees go to replant destroyed forests and serve as remarkably efficient carbon sinks. The Macadamia agribusiness provides a more secure livelihood for the poor farmer than the volatile coffee industry. Communities can use new incomes to improve infrastructure, education and health." They go on to explain that a Macadamia nut tree "converts sixty three cubic feet of carbon dioxide and releases 55 gallons of water vapor into the atmosphere every day." It produces more oxygen than most other trees.
With the $150 from Rotary E-Club of Canada, we were able to get the seedlings delivered and to buy equipment, organic fertilizer and ash needed for the planting. Our families were ecstatic to receive these wonderful trees.

Inspirational Moment
 
Canadiana
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

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Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Difficult to comprehend that more people in the world have mobile phones than toothbrushes.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Thank you for presenting President Barry Raisin's keynote address from the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Excellent presentation, very inspiring with great messages.
Andy Adams, RC of Campbell River, D-5020

Barry Rassin, 2018-'19 Theme Address RI Assembly
I loved the example he cited of the YouTube video where one musician is playing, then another instrumentalist joins, & so on until there is a whole orchestra playing on the street. It's an apt description of Rotary's success model for doing humanitarian work in the world, starting in our home community & spreading throughout the world.

Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary, Alberta, D-5360

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Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

News from the Rotary Family
Nick Lees: Former Victoria School principal now leading huge Rotary district
Former Victoria School of the Arts principal Ingrid Neitsch will be governor in 2018-19 of a Rotary International district covering parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories.
 
 
 
 

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Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

 
New Members Corner
 
Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!

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Donated and Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

Rotary Minute/Speaker Program
March is Water and Sanitation Month

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
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Rotary Clubs Water Projects; March 5 - 11, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Undine Miller

The Dolly Parton's Imagination Library was founded in 2001 by Dolly Parton herself. This non-profit, early childhood literacy program is set up in North-America, the UK and New Zealand, with 1,136,170 registered children, and growing.
Studies such as the M.D.R. Evans et al have concluded that "Children growing up in homes with many books get 3 years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of parents' education occupation, and class".
Children participating in the DPIL program have shown to score higher in their literacy scores than the students who were not registered in DPIL. A study in 2007 by the Learning to Grow Project of the University of Hawaii revealed that due to the program, 30% more families were actively reading daily.
In the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program the children are registered by their parents from 0-5 years old to receive culturally relevant books each month by mail. Each community (by postal code) usually has a Community Champion who is the main contact for the parents and for DPIL. Rotary International is a valued partner of DPIL, and Rotary E-Club Canada One has 9 approved affiliates that we are supporting: Aklavik, Ft McPherson, Ft Resolution, Inuvik, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tsiigehtchic, Tuktoyaktuk, and Ulukhaktok. When I printed a map of this region to get a better picture of where these communities are located at, I realized that except for Ft Resolution, all others were located above the Arctic Circle!
Needless to say, organizations like Dolly Parton Imagination Library rely heavily on donations which can either be mailed to The Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, or directly at www.imaginationlibrary.com, merchandise & donations. There you are also able to donate to a local affiliate by specifying one of the nine mentioned above.
As an additional contact method, I have created a Facebook page www.facebook.com/EClubOneDPILNT/ where I am hoping to keep in touch and share stories and pictures relevant to this wonderful cause.

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
Submitted by Frank Yakimchuk
"The main speaker Joe Duggan was a lobster fishers since a young boy, he just died and was a Retired Police Detective with my Halifax Police Department."

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

It was interesting to see the model that the speaker developed to manage fears.  It reminds me of the concept that often the worst-case scenario is not likely and/or can be managed.
Lisa Gilchrist, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

Tim Ferriss is a very analytical guy. Far too analytical for guy with ADHD like me. I have measured choices of actions in only 2 ways: The risk of doing something vs. the risk of not doing it.
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I did the meeting for Jan. 22 -28, and watched the very interesting program on brain foods.  Needless to say, my wife, watching with me, kept nodding her head and saying "See!" , as she has us on the very diet which the good doctor recommended.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Fantastic meeting challenging all Rotarians to be the Inspiration for sustainable change in Rotary's 6 areas of focus in our world, community and in ourselves.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
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We'd love to hear from you!
 
 
 
 

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris PointsThe Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.

For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

Rotary Minute
March is Water and Sanitation Month

Food for Thought

Rotary Jukebox
For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured!
 
Speaker Program
Submitted by David Werrett

This officially ends this week's meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help those in need. Donate via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
Rotarians from other clubs and guests attending our meeting click  HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!
 
 
How Will You Measure Your Life? Clay Christensen; February 26 - March 4, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Frank Yakimchuk

The story of my first involvement in Rotary should be told one more time. I started my regular duty with the Halifax Police Department on December 7, 1979. In April of 1994, I was inducted into the Rotary Club of Summerside, PEI.
After applying for a secondment to the Atlantic Police Academy in late 1993, I was interviewed by a selection committee and was selected as their newest "Fitness Instructor". After establishing myself in the former Military Barracks at Selmon Park in St Elenor's, PEI, one day I was summons to the Directors' Office. He basically told me that I was going to take his place in the local Rotary Club. I did what I was told and started to attend the lunch hour meetings with his blessing and initial introduction as his replacement.
My first Board Position was as the new Sgt at Arms as the next Rotary year began on July 1st. It was a good-spirited club and the Rotary Club of Summerside, PEI remains very strong to this day. I was certainly proud of being part of their Club despite my unique path to becoming a Rotarian.

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

 
 
Lake Superior has an island which has a lake which has an island which has a pond which has a boulder, which, when the pond floods, becomes the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world.

Read more HERE
 
 

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

Power Foods for the Brain - Neal Barnard
Interesting RI President Ian's challenge regarding planting a tree - I recall some years ago there was a RC in South America (cant' recall which one) that had a tree adoption plan and invited other Clubs to participate; my Rotary Club participated in that initiative so maybe this is a cool challenge to do something locally. Watching this week's Program just before lunch definitely did affect my meal choices! Hopefully I remember to do it again tomorrow!  And I wonder if fermented grapes count? If so, I have a few corked bottles of it at home.

John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, D-5370

Juan Carlos greeter from the English speaking Moscow club was great. Dr Neil Barnard's compelling Ted talk about foods we should be eating and foods we should be avoiding offered a statistically backed insight into how we can live longer and remember we did. Great stuff, thanks Doug Dyer.
Lou Spizzirri, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

It was a great presentation and a reminder for me to start to eat better. Dr. Barnard did an excellent job breaking his presentation down to a layman's level. What I learned - by avoiding saturated and trans fats and eating more legumes, vegetables, fruits and grains and exercising, one can significantly reduce the risks of heart disease and Alzheimer's.
David Munro, RC of Coquitlam, BC, D-5050

Loved it! My father is in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease, and Neal Barnard's information was very intriguing. I am hopeful that he is on to something, and we can make a difference.
Geri Conrad, RC of Grande Prarie After Five, Alberta, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!
Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?
Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jPeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.
We'd love to hear from you!
Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
For further inquiries or suggestions please contact: info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour

Rotary Minute