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

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

 
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!

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.
 
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!
 
 
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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Announcements

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.
 

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
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

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

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

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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

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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.
 
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

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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.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

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

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 Kitty Bucsko
"When We Cut Down Too Many Trees!"

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 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.
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

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
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!

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!
 
 
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!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
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.
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!
 
 
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

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 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!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
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.
 
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, 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

Learn more by clicking 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?

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

Please click HERE to view archived meetings

Announcements
To register please click HERE

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.

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.
 
 
 
 

Read more HERE
 
 
 

 
 
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!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REQUEST
 
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.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
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!
 
 
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

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 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
Submitted by Elly Contreras
Rotary's commitment to creating a healthier world
Around the world, 400 million people can't afford or don't have access to basic health care, which can result in pain, poverty, and misery. That's why Rotary members are devoted to fighting and preventing diseases. From offering temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities to designing and building infrastructure to allow doctors, patients, and governments to work together, Rotary members take on efforts both large and small.
You can take action to fight disease in your community:
* Support health education programs that explain how diseases spread and how to reduce the risk of transmission
* Partner with medical institutions or ministries of health to immunize people against infectious diseases
* Support continuing education and training for health workers through scholarships or stipends or simply by recognizing existing training efforts
* Improve and expand access to affordable health care in underserved areas

Check Rotary Showcase  for projects that other Rotary members have taken on in their communities.
 
Food for Thought
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Good works are not all there is in Rotary; good works are expressions only of something beneath. Some of the most powerful forces in the world are invisible. Electricity has never been seen by mortal man and yet it can and does turn the wheels of industry. Gravity cannot be seen and yet the mighty cataract of Niagara exists by virtue of the law of gravity. Even the air we breathe is invisible and yet it sustains life. The power of Rotary is invisible and yet it performs miracles. The gates of empires have been lifted from their hinges by the power of ideas. Beneath the good works of Rotary there is an invisible power; it is the power of goodwill and by virtue of the power of goodwill Rotary exists.
Paul Harris in his autobiography "My Road to Rotary"

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 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.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
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 surprising thing I learned sailing solo around the world; Dame Ellen MacArthur; February 19-25, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-01-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Peter Denooy
L-R: Peter Denooy and DG Omar Aburto, RI District 4185 (Mexico)

Recently I was involved in a wheelchair distribution in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where kids with several levels of disability were given a chair after it was adjusted to their needs. We also met with several other individuals, Rotarians and non-Rotarians, with whom we exchanged ideas, while learning about initiatives that could benefit many of those with mobility issues.
At this meeting I met Omar Aburto, Governor of District 4185 in Mexico. In his district the group ALEM   http://alem.org.mx   is working very closely with Rotary clubs in organizing repair clinics in different cities where people can bring any wheelchair that needs to be repaired or fixed up. The technicians that do the work are all in wheelchairs and this helps tremendously to educate the public that disabled people are not a burden to society, but that they can contribute in a significant way to society. Those that can afford are asked to make donations and they are so successful that the technicians are getting paid for the work they do.
One of the founders of ALEM is a Rotarian, is bilingual and is looking forward to tell us all about their project at possibly one of our fellowship assemblies.


Inspirational Moment
 
Canadiana
How Eddie Shore's legendary toughness extended off the ice
Those who knew him have said only Eddie Shore could pull off such an impossible feat - in this case, enduring a harrowing, death-defying, 22-hour trek from Boston to Montreal just so he could suit up for a game that his slumping Bruins desperately needed to win. The ordeal featured a traumatized Boston taxi driver, a challenging blizzard, a twice-ditched cab, frostbite and the likelihood of a $200 fine.

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 great talk explaining that solving peace problems is basically a local issue reminded me of my work as a cattle veterinarian where problems on farms would not be solved unless the owner understood the issues and participated in implementing solutions to the (sometimes complex) herd problems.
Peter Denooy, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Reforestation in Brazil, and 1948 RCAF Flyers Olympic Gold
I enjoyed the news that something meaningful is happening in Brazil; also I never knew about the Olympic story.

Karl Wahl, RC of Thunder Bay. D-5580

A perfect example of Rotary "anytime and anywhere" as I attended Elly's E-Club classification talk from LAX enroute to Costa Rica.
Bruce Kleeberger, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Greeter; demonstrates the impact Rotary has internationally with life changing experiences. Inspirational Moment: great story by Kelly Falardeau on self-esteem and Blankets for Burn Kids. Rotary Minute: thanks for the presentation from David Hurt on the 'Story of Polio and Rotary'. Speaker Program: Great stuff....plan career; relationships: self into your schedule....it's a priority.
Andy Adams, RC of Campbell River, D-5020

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
 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria's $76 million polio debt
As Nigeria's battles on to become a polio-free country, Bill and Melinda Gates have taken an extraordinary step to give Africa's largest economy a helping hand through their foundation.
 

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
Helping the Poor and Shelterless
In southern Mexico, migrant workers fleeing poverty, civil war, and gang violence are increasingly falling victims to beatings, kidnapping, and even murder.
Measurers designed to safeguard human rights and secure Mexico's southern border have made matters worse on these individuals and families trying to carve out a better life. Rotary scholar Levi Vonk spent time in migrant shelters learning their stories, and explains how Rotary's funding of scholars is helping shed light on the complex issues involved and equip people of action to pursuer solutions.

Learn 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 Lynne Ternosky
 
"Jack's mother is English and his father is Italian. This music reminds me of Compassionate, loving people I have had the honour to meet through  service in Rotary and other life adventures.
Beautiful isn't it? Happy Friendship and Peace Month.
It begins within each of us."

Speaker Program
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

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
 
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!
 
 
Exercise and nutrition for middle-age and older individuals; Dr. Stella Volpe; February 12 - 18, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-01-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Keith Evans

Welcome to this week's meeting of the eClub of Canada One.  As a member of Rotary, one has to be proud of the Rotary Foundation, our own global charity. Rotary International quite rightly endorses the concept of each Rotary member making a donation to the Foundation every year, no matter how much the amount, under the slogan "Every Rotarian Every Year". I support EREY. There are other ways in which to give, including one which I followed in 2011 when I made a new will. I designated the Rotary Foundation as a beneficiary from my estate on my death. Apart from taking some pleasure in disinheriting my children slightly by making this bequest (that will teach them for talking back to their parents when they were teenagers), I felt this was an appropriate way to recognize the benefit Rotary service has provided me during my lifetime. By making a bequest, one becomes a Benefactor within the Rotary world, and if the amount you agree to give (as mine was) is $10,000 or more, you become a member of the Bequest Society.  In recognition of this support, Rotary issues you with a beautifully etched crystal desk piece and a major donor lapel pin (even though you have not yet died and given the money!) Mine are featured in the picture and I am very proud to display these items.

 Please consider a commitment to continue to support Rotary and all the good it does in the world after you are gone in this manner. The bequest goes to the Endowment Fund and will therefore support Rotary service for a very, very long time.

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield
Slippery Canadian Roads!

Click HERE for the video

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?

Enjoyed getting a better understanding of the roots of today's Rotary activities, locally and internationally.
Don Smith, RC of Bracebridge, D-7010

Floating Oasis (Ovyind Hellan)
I lived near Singapore in southern-most state of Malaysia & understand the compelling drive for more space. I can picture a floating oasis being built & marvel at the visioning of brilliant engineers who could make it a reality.

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

Cedric discussed how peace keeping has to shift in assisting the local communities in coming up with solutions in conflict situations instead of solving the problems. Communities are the only ones that understand their real situation. This makes solving more complex than just fixing it short term.
Michael Thomas, Rotary Club of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

I actually enjoyed the motivational clips in this meetings.  Some of them hit home. We don't need a new year to think and be motivated - these should be in our forefront always.
Wendy Giuffre, RC of Calgary South, 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
Submitted by David Werrett
"You can tell Christmas is Long Over!"

New Members Corner

2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the Inspiration
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.

Read more 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/Rotary Minute

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
 
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!
 
 
Be The Inspiration; Barry Rassin; February 5 - 11, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-01-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Juan Carlos Reyes

Inspirational Moment
Submitted By Vicki Horsfield

Canadiana
Air Canada flight helps locate sailor off Australian coast
Australian authorities are thanking the crew of an Air Canada flight for helping to locate a sailor in distress off the country's east coast.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said Tuesday it received an emergency beacon activation at 8:15 a.m. local time, coming from approximately 270 nautical miles (500 kilometres) east of Sydney.
The AMSA requested Air Canada Flight AC033, a Boeing 777 en route from Vancouver to Sydney with 270 passengers and 18 crew aboard, to divert to the area of the beacon.

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?

All the topics on the site like History of Rotary Mottos, The Juke box, Explanation on different kinds of Rotary Clubs and especially the Ted Talk by the 13 year old Sparsh Shah on 'Impossible to I am Possible' was just inspiring. With his list of advises including Help Others and Dream Big, you just cannot go wrong!
K. Prasad Menon, RC of Simsbury-Granby, D-7890
 
Paul Harris was definitely a visionary.  I wonder what he would think of Rotary today?
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
 
Thanks to the E-Club of Canada One, I can feel part of the fellowship of our group while sipping a Pernod on the side of the pool on the Riviera Maya. At the same time, I am surrounded by my whole family enjoying great family activities that we could not have at the -25 degree of Calgary. Happy 2018 to all!
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

The TED talk by Sparsh Shah is incredible.  How a boy with such a disability could be so inspired and confident to do so much in his short life is almost beyond belief. What an inspiration to try and do better.
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.
 
News From the Rotary Family
 
 
 
 
 
President Lynne Ternosky giving a presentation at the Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford, about the Rotary E-Club of Canada One.
Great job, Lynne!

 
 
 

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 Phyl Pressey

Rotary Minute/New Members Corner
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield
 

Food for Thought
Submitted by Elly Contreras

It is better to fall short of a high mark than 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 Lynne Ternosky

"A Scottish born Canadian crooner, Johnny Reid sings to my life goals to make a little difference for the better."

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.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
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!
 
 
Power Foods for the Brain; Neal Barnard; January 22-28, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2018-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield
Rotary has been around for 112 years. It continues to flourish because dedicated, experienced Rotarians pass the torch to the next generation. I had the pleasure to watch one such Rotarian do just that. Tommi Drake, a long-time member of Rogue Gateway Rotary Club of Grants Pass, Oregon, is an artist by profession who uses welding as an art form.
She recently volunteered with Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans Organization and presented hand-made Rotary wheels to 3 young people in our organization as a way of telling them about Rotary service and how they can get involved. The beautiful Rotary wheels will be a constant reminder to them that they have a place in this world, where they can increase their global awareness and where they can serve others.
 
Inspirational Moment

The Largest Ever Tropical Reforestation Is Planting 73 Million Trees

The project in the Brazilian Amazon is using a new technique for planting trees that results in more, stronger plants-and hopes to cover 70,000 acres in new forests.
 
 
Read more HERE

Canadiana

The incredible 1948 RCAF Flyers, who went from being booed off the ice to capturing Olympic gold
The 1948 RCAF Flyers were a team thrown together to compete in the Olympic games in Switzerland, but they were booed off the ice and had no support from Canadians, who believed the team would embarrass the country. Instead, the group came together and shocked the nation by winning Olympic gold.

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 a mental health practitioner, I loved the quote "When you are lost, it's difficult to feel special." Also, "Keep going until you find a source of unconditional love."
Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary, Alberta, D-5360

Wow, Sparsh Shah's story and his message was so powerful, coming from a 13 year old.  What wisdom he has at such an early age.  This was very moving for me to watch, I just had to share on my Facebook page! 
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I enjoyed the reminders of why I belong to a Rotary Club.
Wayne Lannon, Rotary Club of Westlock, Alberta, D-5370

13 year old "Impossible to I am possible" and his music and confidence are really outstanding. I also enjoyed Keith's Christmas Milk truck turned sleigh food collection volunteering where he is located. Where there is a will there is a way.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I'm Possible
Amazing!!  What an inspiration!!

Elizabeth Gaffney, RC of Stratford, Ontario, D-6330

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
 
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 Peter Denooy
New Members Corner
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

 
 
History about our Zone
The history of Zone 22 dates from 1910, when the Rotary Club of Winnipeg was formed, making Rotary an international organization.
IN THESE PAGES
you will find links to interesting Zone 22 historical accounts of events and people.
Dr Leslie Pidgeon, was the first Canadian president of Rotary International.
To learn more about Pidgeon and the other three Canadian past presidents of Rotary International view Canadian R.I. Presidents.
 
 
 
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 Tammy Waugh
"A beautiful collaboration of two great artists.  Put your headphones on and enjoy!!"

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
 
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!
 
 
Can we create new senses for humans?; David Eagleman; January 15 - 21, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-12-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Frank Yakimchuk

Recently, I spend part of a Saturday morning at the home of the Rotary Club of Red Deer East who were taking part in a Membership Training Session, Priority #1 by way of an on site computer connection. It was a pleasure to watch their former President and Past District Governor(District 5360), Neil Berg who was role playing from Calgary with the following Rotarian and Educator in the lead:

"Jim Adamson from Wenatchee WA is an engaging and powerful speaker. He has spent his entire life focused on helping people as a Career Counsellor and Training Consultant".

I took away some powerful tools from the program, I also had an opportunity to meet new Rotarians and in a small way spread the word about our Rotary E Club of Canada One. Fellow Rotarians please get out and make an occasional visit to the Rotary Clubs in your own back yard, they may offer training or great Fellowship at the very least.

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?

 Much to enjoy! Help for Heroes with cute little Tempy was a great start. Sean's Rotary Foundation talk (nobody likes it) and "the why" of Rotary rings so true in my experiences at my home club over the 35-plus years of membership there. The Highway of Heroes brought tears to my eyes. The book project is inspiring, as well as daunting. My visit today gave me lots to think about. Thank you.
Fred Nesbitt, RC of Albion, NY, D-7090

I have read that 38% of Guatemala's gross national income comes from Guatemalans in the US sending funds back to their families. If those Guatemalans are forced to return to Guatemala, not only will the 40% unemployment rate rise, but their families will be thrown back into poverty.
Vicki Horsfield, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Dananjaya message is short but so inspiring. I would not have had the life I had without constructive criticism and support from humble people. In this jungle that is our world, there are just too many people who will try anything to break you.
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi; World Champion of Public Speaking 2014; December 4 -10th, 2017
"If you have great people in your life, no matter how broke, how lost or how broken you become, they can piece you back together again."
This was my first e-club meeting, and it was good to hear the reminder that we need people in our lives to help us through the hard times. It's one of the nice things about Rotary in that you have a huge group of people invested in your success. I will definitely let my club know that while an in-person meeting is best, an e-club meeting fills the gap when I can't get to my meetings in person.

Michelle Sylvest, RC of Nelson, BC, D-5080

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.

News from the Rotary E-Club Family
Meet our two newest members!


Delwen Stander (Chilliwack, British Columbia)
Previous member of our club was re-inducted.
Sponsored by Sharon Blaker
Delwen will serve on the Foundation Committee
 

Christopher Harper (Calgary, Alberta)
Former Member of the Rotary Club of Calgary
Sponsored by David Werrett.
Chris has been invited to serve on the Communication Committee
 
Welcome, Chris and Delwen!

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 Global Rewards App
 
Use our new app to access Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefit program.

Features:
 
Get discounts on products and services
 
Find offers that give a percentage of your purchase to Rotary
 
Post your own offers for members of the Rotary family
 
Search for offers by name or keyword
 
See nearby offers on a map

Read more HERE
 
 
 
Rotary Minute
This video is a little old, as Vocational Service Month is now January 2018, but worthwhile to have a look at again!

Food for Thought
Submitted by Elly Contreras

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 Sharon Blaker

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
 
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!
 
 
Coping With Peacebuilding Complexity: Cedric de Coning; January 8-14, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Lynne Ternosky

 
 
The Art of Giving and of Receiving!

We are delighted you are here! Let us know.

Rotary gives us many ways to give back and to be thankful.
Gary Chapman, in his book "Gifts of Love" has many tips for us to consider. Consider what your language of love is or that of your recipient of your gift. Is it Tangible gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service (devotion), or physical touch?
 

The blind can hear; the deaf can smell; or the blind and deaf can feel gentle touch or understand a kind word.  Secret Santa's, like good Rotarians, listen to others needs.
The momentary effectiveness of a gift, is often how it is received or how we respond to the gift.
My father gave gifts to the family of affirmation, gratitude, quality gifts of time and material gifts, I shall never forget. My mother gave her gift of time, resources, service and faith. My sister appreciated creativity and gifts of time and devotion. Our skills and gifts were very different but we each learned how to use our differences to reach our goals harmoniously. Gladly, I had an opportunity to affirm them and thank them for these gifts that keep on giving to me.
As 2017 comes to a close, I want to thank our Rotary family for your friendship in good times and difficult ones, for sharing with each other and for finding ways to achieve harmoniously our goals. I invite readers to inquire about joining our Rotary family.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Peace and Good Will to all!
.....And please let us know you were here or did a makeup in the last two weeks!

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Ray Merhej

Canadiana

This is a major discovery': Explorers find massive ice-age cavern beneath Montreal
Cathedral-like chamber, formed more than 15,000 years ago, features underground lake

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 Mystery of Meech Lake
I enjoyed the story of Carbide Wilson. As a Boy Scout almost 60 years ago we used carbide lamps when camping out or spelunking. It was interesting to learn about the man who discovered the use of acetylene gas.

Steve Sandlin, RC of Decatur Daybreak, D-6860

It was a great story of the entrepreneurial spirit that so many of us Rotarians possess and the realization of the dream.  Sadly his early death is also a reminder that we also have to take care of ourselves!
Wendy Giuffre, RC of Calgary South, D-5360

How to Green the world's deserts and reverse Climate change
Very insightful and I especially loved the inspirational video of the paralyzed man making his annual dive. The speaker was unique - I'd never heard ideas like his about climate change before and I will definitely be sharing them.

Annadette Clarke-Moore, RC of Grande Prarie, D-5370

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi's talk was amazing.  He is a very dynamic speaker.  Always enjoy the meeting material and often share on Facebook or with family members.
Sharon Blaker, 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
Typical Canadian Driver :)

New Members Corner
Submitted by Lou Spizzirri
Rotary Minute
January is Vocational Service Month

Food for Thought
Submitted by Ray Merhej

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 Lynne Ternosky
 
"Despacito" means slowly. I recall so many happy times dancing in El Salvador and celebrating New Years!
No one is left out at all. No wall flowers in El Salvador when music is around.
Happy new Years!

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
 
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!
 
 
Floating Oasis: Safely moving cities to the sea; Øyvind Hellan; January 1 - 7th, 2018 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: David and Sharon Werrett

Greetings to all member and guests.
I find being a member of our E-Club is very gratifying when I see comments about the weekly meeting from members and guests who reside in such diverse locations.
Members of our club extend across Canada, into Latin America and the Caribbean and two members in Europe. Our guests who attend the weekly meetings are from across Canada and the U.S.A. but also from outside the North American continent.  We are happy to see many of our guests return frequently to do a weekly meeting.   
So at this time of the year we would like to wish all our members and guests best wishes for the season.  Where you live the greeting may be Feliz Navidad, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Joyeux Noël or Feliz Natal but whatever language you speak as Rotarians we look forward to a New Year of peace and happiness.
May you have a joyous and happy festive season with family and Rotarian friends.
 
E-Club Member Delwen Stander's 2017 Christmas Poem
 
Rotary: Making a Difference
No matter where you are across this world,
You’ll find a thoughtful person there whose care,
Connected is with that bold flag unfurled -
A blue and golden wheel it’s known to bear,
See, there they are in Panama’s South clime,
Or North in Canada and Germany,
In West of USA, Russia’s East time,
America Centrale, or out at sea.
Yes, when these members go to plant some trees,
In Mexico’s sweet warm and scented breeze,
And those in England fund to end disease
Of polio, and Anna brings her sense,
While under fire, to Africans’ defence -
Rotary is making a difference.
 
                                                                        Delwen
                                                                        December 19, 2017
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?

E-Club Board Meeting
Wonderful progress and communication. Inch by inch we progress to clarification of our varying points of view and gradually to a common understanding. Can we bring this to fruition in positive action, engagement, and understanding?

Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

This was an excellent selection of a speaker program. I have never considered the effect of "remittances" in the global economy, perhaps because my knowledge of them was based on the mistaken belief that they amounted to very little. The program offered a new awareness and was very educational.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, D-5360

It is true that our perception of time differs from reality greatly.  It is important to schedule down time or time to think during the week.  For me, I find it particularly important to not only manage time, but manage energy.  Laura's mention of how the small time wasters add up is important.  While the 2 hours of Netflix would seem to be an obvious candidate for elimination, it's often the small things that erode focus and time quietly.  Also, retention of time logs is important to measuring where time is given. 
Christopher Harper, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Reclaimed land, the methods and its supporters have in certain scientific circles come under concentrated challenge because there is little proof that it works in all circumstances.
Frank Yakimchuk, 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.
 
Congratulations to Rotarian Sam Theocharis for winning $100 in support of Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Festival City, Stratford, Ontario, for his recent win!
 
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

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

Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC (born November 16, 1964) is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000-09 decade, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time.

Read more HERE
 
Donated and Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

New Members Corner/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
 
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!
 
 
Paul Harris Live (1942); December 25-31, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Merhej
Greeter Message: Raymond Merhej
 
I am honoured, proud and happy to join Rotary E-Club of Canada one.
The most exciting part is working with Jim (his patience is unbelievable) preparing the weekly meeting. You will feel gradually the impact of our synergy.

As the publisher of "Satellite Direct" magazine, with purpose to provide monthly listings to US viewers of DirecTV system, and with the approval of RI marketing department, we insert on a monthly basis an ad, free of charge, in support of the Ending Polio endeavour.  The profile of the audience is ideal to understand and hopefully contribute to the work of Rotary.
 
One more contribution to the Polio campaign our club must be proud of.
 
Inspirational Moment
This is by far one of the most valuable lessons for a happier life
 
 
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 lived in Malaysia & 1st became a Rotarian there in 1993. Many of my neighbours in rural region were sending remittances (usually to India) but I had no idea of the exorbitant costs they incurred nor the scale of the global aid force of remittances until I saw this Ted Talk. Powerful info.
Velma Noble, RCCHP, Calgary Alberta, D-5360
 
Access to clean water is becoming more & more important, so I am very happy to hear about the water project being underway in Honduras!
Lindsay Lam, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
 
Sending money home....I've been aware of this powerful mover in international economy all my life but never thought much about it. Very interesting to understand remittances more thoroughly.
Bruce Kleeberger, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Please click HERE to view archived meetings
 
Little Humour
 
Rotary Moment
 
 
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!
 
 
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.
 
Congratulations to Rotarian Sam Theocharis for winning $100 in support of Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Festival City, Stratford, Ontario, for his recent win!

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!

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
 
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 disruptive power of exercise; Dr. Wendy Suzuki; December 11 - 17, 2017 Ray Merhej 2017-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Brian Carmichael

On November 18, 2017, District 7090 had a panel discussion about the different kind of Rotary Clubs that are in Rotary.
Brian Carmichael is a member of the Rotary E-Club of SOWNY and PDG District 7080 2011- 2012. He was the force behind the successful March Across Canada on World Polio Day.
Here is Brian's 5 minute presentation about e-clubs.

The concept of an E-club is not a recent idea.
In fact the very first Rotary E-Club was formed in District 5450 out of Colorado.....named not surprisingly Rotary E-Club One ..... and they were presented their Charter Membership certificate on January 4 2002....almost 16 years ago.
RI recognized many years ago that changes to the existing model of a Rotary Club were going to have to be developed if Rotary was going to continue to grow and attract a younger demographic.
Since the official adoption of this model Rotary now has more than 300 E-Clubs worldwide with 44 in the US and 2 in Canada. As of today 2 more E-clubs have been given provisional status in Canada. One in Manitoba and the other in Nova Scotia giving us a total of 4 in Canada.
Not all E-clubs follow the same model. Some meet exclusively online some are a hybrid with some of their meetings being in person and some online. The E-Club Canada One has members spread out across Canada so they have local pods that meet periodically face to face.
Meetings also can take many formats. My club meets Thursdays at 7 pm every 2 weeks and it is an online face to face meeting with members logging in using the online meeting software called Zoom. An economical meeting platform that allows for up to 100 participants, instant screen sharing by anyone, and a recording of the meeting that is saved in the cloud complete with a unique link that can be sent to members who missed the meeting. All for a cost of about $15 per month. The E-Club Canada One has a different format. Members do not meet at a specific time. Instead their website is updated each week with a new full weekly program that includes a Greeter message from the member assigned to update the full program, announcements, Rotary moments, and even a guest speaker which is usually a link to a YouTube or Ted Talks program. Members can login anytime during the week to "attend" their weekly meeting. The e-club formats are numerous. The Rotary International Club Finder has an e-club search button. From there you can get links to all the active E-clubs and get a sense of how the various E-clubs conducts themselves.
The benefits of an E-Club are numerous. E-Clubs are an effective way to recruit and attract Rotarians with physical disabilities, Rotarians that travel extensively, or Rotarians that enjoy technology and meeting on-line. Our club has many members who are actively engaged at the District level but find it hard to attend a local club or in a couple of cases they have moved out of the District but want to remain active in the District programs. The E-club affords them this option.
Engagement is probably the biggest challenge. E-clubs face the same challenge as a bricks and mortar club...getting members involved. From my experience I have noticed that attracting active Rotarians who for various reasons can't make their club meetings fit into an E-club format quite easily. For a brand new Rotarian the E-club format poses a much bigger challenge. For any type of club retaining members for the long term requires engagement. To ensure the new member becomes engaged requires a well thought out mentorship program that is regularly followed up. Our club has learned this the hard way and is now in the process of developing an engaging mentorship program.
Rotary meetings are changing. In fact they have to change and adapt in order for Rotary to continue to grow and accomplish all the positive projects that we do each year. Just what the future will look like remains to be seen. The good news is that Rotary International has recognized that change is coming and they have given the clubs the options and the tools to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana

The first nation to recognize the United States was Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaq, signing the Treaty of Watertown 5 days after the Declaration of Independence and serving in the Continental Army. To this day Mi'kmaq can - and do - serve in the US military regardless of their country of birth.
 
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?

Theo's story was truly inspiring. We may think that Theo's story is applicable in the US only but I have seen it here in the land of the maple leaf as well.  If only everyone one would apply the 4-Way Test! We can all be in that "barber shop" and I think every time we have a Rotary meeting we are!
John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, D-5370

I enjoyed the talk on the Rotary Foundation. I was not really informed in how it works and everything it does. It was great to finally learn more! I also enjoyed Peter's talks about remittances. I especially liked the ideas about making sending them easy through a non-profit money broker. It strikes me that often good development work is just making it easier and cheaper for people to help their loved ones- they will target efforts best.
Dylan Bressey, RC of Swan City, D-5270

I actually enjoyed the speaker - he delivered a rather bleak message and story in a uplifting way.  Ted talks are always great.  He was about moving forward and change not about dwelling in the problems.
Wendy Giuffre, RC of Calgary South, D-5360

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.
 
Congratulations to Rotarian Sam Theocharis for winning $100 in support of Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Festival City, Stratford, Ontario, for his recent win!

Family of Rotary

"Many Rotary Clubs throughout the United Kingdom have an annual tradition of doing a door to door collection in their local communities over the Christmas season, in the company of Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus). I was a member of the Rotary Club of Walton on Thames (near London) for five years prior to joining Canada One this year. For each of those five years, members of the Club spent a couple of hours most evenings between Dec 1 and Dec 24 going door to door in Walton, along with a former milk float (a battery power milk delivery vehicle) converted to a Santa sleigh, on which Father Christmas welcomes kids of all ages to tell him what they want under the Christmas tree. Christmas Carol music blaring from loud speakers heralds the arrival of the team on local streets. This annual event takes place whatever the weather - and there were times when it was very very wet! To keep up my volunteer commitment, I helped out on a couple of evenings again this year. Here is a picture of the sleigh and another of me with the jolly gent! Merry Christmas to all!"

Keith Evans

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
Submitted by Elly Contreras

The history of Rotary's mottoes
Rotary's official mottoes, Service Above Self and One Profits Most Who Serves Best, trace back to the early days of the organization.
In 1911, He Profits Most Who Serves Best was approved as the Rotary motto at the second convention of the National Association of Rotary Clubs of America, in Portland, Oregon. It was adapted from a speech made by Rotarian Arthur Frederick Sheldon to the first convention, held in Chicago the previous year. Sheldon declared that "only the science of right conduct toward others pays. Business is the science of human services. He profits most who serves his fellows best."

Food for Thought

"Friendship was the foundation rock on which Rotary was built and tolerance is
the element which holds it together."

- My Road to Rotary

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 Sharon Blaker
 
Speaker Program
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

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
 
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 a 13 year old changed 'Impossible' to 'I'm Possible' ; Sparsh Shah; December 18 - 24, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Raymond Merhej
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield
 
Rotary Connections - they continue to surprise me!
Last year, David Werrett of our club introduced me to Graham, a Rotarian from Nanaimo, who was in Guatemala at the time on a Rotary project. Graham returned to Guatemala a few months later with 2 other Rotarian and they proceeded to complete a long list of maintenance and installation jobs for our charitable organization. Not too many more months passed and I heard from one of those Rotarians that two young leaders from his community, Hope and Sara, wanted to come to volunteer with us.
 
These two energetic and joyful young ladies poured love and encouragement into the students sponsored in our organization by helping them advance with their studies and improving their english skills.
 
News from the Rotary Family
Escuela Buena Esperanza (Good Hope School) Bocas del Toro, Panama is very grateful for the supplies that the Rotary e Club Canada One Peace Initiative recently donated.
The school of 3 rooms is in a village of about 200 people. There are no roads, electricity or Internet.
The kids love to sing and they proudly sang the Panamanian National Anthem for us.
Lots of smiling faces. Read More
 
 
 
Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

 
Canadiana
 
 
Canada now officially connected by road-coast to coast to coast
It's official. For the first time in Canadian history, the country is now linked by all-weather road from Atlantic to Pacific, and now to the Arctic.
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? 
"Remembrance Day"
I have to say I didn't enjoy it - it was very sad, emotional and graphic.  Hard to listen to the veterans talk about how they had to leave the fellow soldiers injured and push on without helping them.  But, I thoroughly enjoyed the little girl talking to the British Veteran regarding her fundraising efforts.
Wendy Giuffre, RC of Calgary South, D-5360
Enjoyed reading the story from our Honourary member Anna Soper about her experiences in South Sudan.  She is very brave to work in such an environment.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
Always enjoy the format of the e-Club meetings. It offers an opportunity to broaden one's perspective on Rotary and life in general. The Brad Jenkins' program was no exception and reminded me of the importance of reaching out to others in unique ways.
Don Smith, RC of Bracebridge, D-7010
Enjoyed reflecting on the messages of this meeting (Sudan, Foundation month and Theo Wilson's experiment with trolls) after getting stronger internet signals off the Amazon.
Jean-Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Announcements
E-Club of Canada One Helps Raise $17,000.00 for Polio Eradication!
World Polio Day 2017 - A global Celebration
Rotary clubs registered more than 3,400 World Polio Day events in 102 countries at
endpolio.org
That's twice as many events as last year!
In South Glamorgan, Wales, the Rotary Club of Cardiff Bay posted electronic advertisements at a busy intersection to tell the community about World Polio Day.
At a hospital in Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, the Rotary Club of Pra Pathom Chedi helped vaccinate children and raised funds for polio eradication.
And several Canadian e-clubs participated in March Across Canada, where every hour they transferred leadership of the event to an e-club in the next time zone, moving across all five Canadian time zones. Together, the clubs raised more than CA$17,000.

 
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 
A man rushed into the doctor's office and shouted, 
"Doctor! I think I'm shrinking!"
The doctor calmly responded,
"Now, settle down. You'll just have to be a little patient."
New Members Corner
Rotary MinuteFood for Thought
Submitted by Sharon Blaker

 
Rotary Jukebox
Submitted and Donated by Vicki Horsfield
 
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
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
 
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!

 
Dananjaya Hettiarachchi; World Champion of Public Speaking 2014; December 4 –10th, 2017 Raymond Merhej 2017-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Anre McIntosh

E-Clubs in Canada raised over $17,000 for polio plus on World Polio day.
 
Hello everyone, today I want to tell you how the Canadian E-Clubs raised money for Polio Plus, one of the ways the Rotary Foundation is fighting disease. After reading this message I hope that you will consider making your next foundation donation to Polio Plus.
It started with a question: how could E-Clubs raise money on World Polio day? It ended with a 5 hour rolling meeting across Canada.
In true Rotary fashion, the call went out. Members from each of the four E-Clubs came together to plan and deliver the meeting. Tasks were assigned to individuals and regular meetings held in the month leading up to October 24th. Non-Rotarians with needed skills helped as well.
The end result was the delivery of a live meeting with short presentations from individuals deeply involved in efforts to eradicate Polio across Canada and around the world. A 1 hour video of the meeting is available here: https://vimeo.com/239828765
The success of this meeting illustrates how an idea from one person can grow into a successful endeavor with the help of many.  A huge thank you to all who worked so hard to make this rolling meeting happen!
Remember when you make your next donation to the Rotary Foundation allocate it to Polio Plus. Your donation to Polio Plus is eligible for Paul Harris recognition points.

Anre McIntosh, Foundation Chair, Rotary E-Club of Canada One
 
Inspirational Moment
Submitted by David Werrett

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?

Very touching program - both my parents and in-laws served overseas (father -in-law and mother-in-law in RCAF and my parents in the Allied Polish Army) and somehow managed to survive and come home to start their families ... otherwise neither my wife nor I would be here today. They were the lucky ones - bless those who were not so fortunate and gave of themselves so that my wife and I can now raise our own families in peace. How proud it feels to be a Canadian.
John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton, Alberta, D-5370

I enjoyed Brad's talk: Be able to laugh at yourself, be good at what you do, and be good to people. i learned it a bit differently: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Oh, yeah, and have fun doing it!
Fred Nesbitt, RC of Albion, NY, USA, D-7090

The E.J. Wilson TED Talk was mesmerizing.  Real people; real communication. Something I am passionate about as a restorative practitioner.
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Ted talk with Theo E.J. Wilson providing a different view to the alt right racist perspective on black people. His talk was enlightening, interesting and intelligent.
Lou Spizzirri, 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

New Members Corner
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

 
 
 
 
ClubRunner Mobile: Your Club on the Go
Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your club meeting details and track your attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet.

Read more 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
 
Submitted and Donated by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program
Submitted by Nishchint Bajaj

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
 
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 green the world's deserts and reverse climate change; Allan Savory; November 27 - December 3, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Lou Spizzirri

Subriana Water Project.
The Rotary E-Club of Canada One Subirana water project is an excellent example of collaboration.
This water project located in Honduras has the Rotary Club of El Progreso as its local implementing partner and brings fresh clean drinking water to the community of Subirana, a community of 3500 people
The Rotary E-Club of Canada One raised funds from individual donors, corporations, and other Rotary clubs including the Rotary Club of Festival City Stratford. The approximately $100,000 USD funds included  a  matching grant  from The Rotary Foundation.

The benefit to this community is the availability of clean water. Along with clean water of course comes sanitation and community health education .  As a result water borne diseases are significantly reduced.
The community, under the supervision of local trades-people, hired by Water Missions in Honduras (called MAI) dug the three-foot deep 8 km trench and laid the upgraded water pipe. Subirana folks were eager to participate in the WASH project with door to door volunteer training in Water use, sanitation and hygiene.
Community development, included water purification, job training and accounting operations, health and sanitation education. Added community donations created a management centre for the water commission operations in the community which will also handle ongoing maintenance of the system, seen as a 20 year project.

Certification is underway to turn the project over to the Subirana Water committee for oversight.  A new, elected, community water commission is now in place. This commission along with the Rotary Club of El Progreso and Water Missions International will supervise the operations and monthly water billing systems for five months and upon successful community management will be turned over to the water commission to manage on an ongoing basis.
Lynne Ternosky, of Stratford Ontario is the current President of the Rotary E-Club of Canada One and was one of the Rotarians along with Nishchint Bajaj previously of Stratford who spearheaded the project and brought it to the E-club. Lynne says," I am thankful to see the wonderful collaboration of so many bringing water to this community".
The Rotary E-Club of Canada One  currently has members in 5 countries and welcomes new members who want to meet online.  Fellow Rotarian's and visitors can take a look at the club's website changed weekly at www.rotaryeclubcanada.ca
 Lynne Ternosky  can be reached at:   lynneternosky@gmail.com
This is an excellent example of collaboration. It also exemplifies what it means to be a Rotarian. Rotarians help make the world a better place.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Canadiana
Before whistles were introduced, hockey referees used a cowbell. They had to switch to whistles when fans started bringing their own cowbells to disrupt game play.

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?

A fascinating look at what may exist beyond our galaxy, and a fascinating example of what individuals can accomplish when presented with a task and a purpose.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5360

Always so inspiring to hear stories about polio survivors!
Lindsey Lam, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Though I had known of Canadian forces attack on Juno Beach on D-Day, I never knew of the number of German counter-attacks they had to overcome. I also was unaware of the murders of Canadian soldiers by the SS.
Steven Sandlin, RC of Decatur Daybreak, AL, D-6860

At sea off the coast of Devil's Island, a very sad place. The talk is a great example of the benefits of humility in the face of adversity.
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I enjoyed the video about Sir Nicholas Winton. I followed that link to a 1-hour movie about the man and those he saved.
Fred Nesbitt, RC of Albion, NY, USA, D-7090

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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.

News from the Rotary E-Club Family
From Undine Miller and Sharon Blaker

Undine and I attended Vedder Elementary on October 25th to present the cheques ($300 from e-Club and $100 each from myself and Undine) to representative from Chilliwack Restorative Justice, Kaley Varty,  and the school's principal, Mrs. Wagner (dark hair) and Vice Principal, Mr. Hagull.  In the photo we are sitting on the bench which will be decorated by the children and there will be a school assembly at a later date to officially dedicate it.
I have also enclosed copies of student thank you cards from another school and a photo of a conversation circle.  Our funding also covers the cost of this 12 week "Conversation Circle" program.
 
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
D-5370 PDG Betty Screpnek, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator speaking at the "Exploring - The Rotary Foundation" Regional Seminar "What is The Rotary Foundation". Recorded in Vancouver at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver BC on October 22, 2016.

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
Highlights from the September 2017 Rotary International Board of Directors Meeting
The Board received a report on membership trends that included as of 1 July 2017 the following data:
Membership: 1,202,937 Rotarians (down 4,969 Rotarians from 2016) ; Clubs: 35,656 (up 257 clubs from 2016); average club size: 34 members
The Board supported President Riseley's plan to grant the Rotary Award of Honor to President-elect Sam Owori, who passed away unexpectedly in July.
The Board tentatively selected Singapore for the 2024 RI Convention and Calgary, Alberta, Canada for the 2025 RI Convention;  accepted the proposal of Districts 1800, 1850, 1890, and 1940, to host the 2019 Rotary International Convention on 1-5 June 2019 in Hamburg, Germany;  canceled the 2018 International Institute and agreed to host instead a Rotary Peacebuilding Summit, in conjunction with the 2018 Toronto convention.

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!
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
 
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!
 
 
Dilip Ratha; The hidden force in global economics: sending money home; November 20 - 26, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Anna Soper

Greetings Rotary family! I write this update from Northern Bahr el Ghazal, which is one of the most food insecure regions of South Sudan although it is not affected by conflict like many other parts of the country. For the past three years I have been working with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the last year and a bit of which have been in South Sudan - most famous for being the world's newest country and for famine occurring earlier this year. Last month we (WFP) managed to feed 2.9 million people in South Sudan affected by conflict and economic collapse. I like to think I played a small part in that through my work in our school meals programme and other projects which aim to help people grow their own food. If you would like to hear more about what I'm working on, I think the best description of this is a story I recently published HERE.


Inspirational Moment
Meet Dindim, the penguin who returns to his human soulmate every year
Seabird makes annual trek to his rescuer on Brazilian island

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?

I agree with President Lynne and her comments on the young amazing singer.  One of the reasons Rotarians do the work they do...it's for the next generation!
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I enjoyed reading about the various Rotary projects. Interesting listening to the research being done trying to locate new planets.
Heljar Hansen, RC of Barrie, Ontario, D-7010

Great story by Vicki about members of the Rotary E-Club of Canada 1's generous donation being used by her students to educate their community.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Manju Utamchandani, this was an excellent presentation which brought to my mind, a close friend's Polio Challenge. Walter was overcome with Polio in the late 40's but worked very hard at sports, going to the Para Olympics' for Canada many times, he went to University, married, had a son, volunteered in his Community and realized most of his dreams. He never acted or thought that he had a handicap, he made it!
Frank Yakimchuk, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Announcements
More than 20 years of service to Ethiopia recognized with a major Rotary award

 
Leo Seguin, the 2017 recipient of the Donald MacRae Peace Award, stands between PDG Betty Screpnek and DG Frank Reitz
 
Leo Seguin (RC of Westlock, Alberta) is the 2017 recipient of the Donald MacRae Peace Award (Zones 24 & 32), recognizing his commitment of more than 20 years to the people of Ethiopia.

Read more HERE
 
(Rotarians and Friends at the Award Ceremony in Ottawa)

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 Sharon Blaker
Grandpa gets an iPad

New Members Corner
November is Foundation Month

Rotary Minute

My Reasons for Joining Rotary
Rotary International was founded on February 23, 1905, in Chicago by attorney Paul Harris. His idea was that "professionals from diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities." The name "Rotary" comes from rotating meetings at the offices of the members. Currently, Rotary International has 1.2 million members in clubs all over the world. This week marked my four-year anniversary of joining Rotary and in particular the Norwich Rotary Club.

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!

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
 
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!
 
 
A Black Man Goes Undercover in the Alt-Right; Theo EJ Wilson; November 13-19, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Anre McIntosh

Hello everyone, my name is Anre McIntosh. I am the Foundation Chair for e-club Canada One. A short while ago Dr. Bob Scott gave a talk on the polio eradication efforts Rotarians are involved in through Polio Plus. After which I presented one of our E-Club members with a Paul Harris+1 recognition.
How many of you know what this recognition is? It is a recognition for donating money to the Rotary Foundation, recognizing donations in increments of $1000 USD.  How many of you know what the Rotary Foundation is? What it does? How it supports our club projects?  How many of you donate to the Foundation? I hope to answer these questions and more in the next few months through my greeter messages.
The Rotary Foundation was set up and is funded by Rotarians to "do good in the world". One important thing to know is that the Foundation is not a first responder. It does not go into disaster zones to offer immediate assistance. That is why in the aftermath of fire, floods and earthquakes you do not hear of the Foundation providing assistance.
Projects funded by grants from the Foundation occur several years later when things have "stabilized". These projects support doing good in one of the following six areas: promoting peace, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies and fighting disease.
If you donate to the Foundation, thank you. If you have never donated, consider donating this year.  Donations can be made monthly, as I do, irregularly or at any interval and amount that works for you. Consider making a donation to recognize birthdays, anniversaries or other significant life events such as graduations, weddings or new grandchildren.
 If you have any questions, please ask. Contact me via ClubRunner.

Inspirational Moment
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?

A true Rotary Project like many of the projects sponsored by a Club I often visit when in Puerto Vallarta, the Sur club, and where currently I too sponsor a student.
Allan Cantor, RC of Winnipeg North, D-5550

Having travelled to quite a few countries in Europe and Asia I can only imagine some of the places and situations that Cassie found herself in but she survived everything to tell her story.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

There is a star KIC8462852 that has was detected by the Kepler mission who's light is dimmed by something 1000 times larger than planet earth. There are many theories as to what it is. They range from dust clouds, hundreds of thousands of comets to alien mega structures to capture energy.
Michael Thomas, RC of Stony Plain, Alberta, D-5370

Extraordinary Claims ' scientists & lay people working together to identify / qualify cosmic phenomena .
"Keep an open mind "

Paul Vroom, RC of Strathcona Sunrise, D-5020

Greeter; great to hear of the results of your Club's donation to the Creating Opportunities for Guatemala organization. Canadiana: So Cool !Rotary Jukebox; Awesome !
Andy Adams, RC of Campbell River, BC, D-5020

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

News From The Rotary Family
Report from San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic

Hogar de Ancianos is a complex that is the home for 20 seniors in San Juan de la
Maguana, Dominican Republic.
The building is owned and maintained by the government, but day to day
operations need to be met through donations and gifts.
We checked with the staff and asked what they were most in need of.
During Canadian Thanksgiving we delivered the following goods to the seniors
thanks to the funding provided by the Rotary Club of Canada One as part of the
celebration of Canada 150:
Rice (275 lbs!), cooking oil, oats and chocolates.
They feed some 25 people daily and the rice will be enough for all the meals for
about 40 days!
 
Thank you, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, for allowing us to participate in this
project in the community where we live.
 
Peter Denooy and Ileana Moreno

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
November is Foundation Month

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Sharon Blaker (who's actually in the video; see if you can spot her)
 

"I chaired this committee for 3 yrs and it is the largest fundraiser for the Chilliwack Rotary Club.  Happens every year in October since 1984.  Uses the slogan 'Buy! Read! Return!". It's quite the event in Chilliwack, BC!  I will again be volunteering this year."

Food for Thought

"As one who has participated in sports all my life, I am a great believer in
teamwork. In sports, one learns early on that teamwork is absolutely essential
to a team's success....An individual star...will not assure victory unless there
is coordination, cooperation, and a team spirit among the players....So is
[teamwork] vital to Rotary....Rotary cannot achieve complete success without the
participation and cooperation of all members of the team."

- Teamwork - Indispensable to Rotary's Success, THE ROTARIAN, January 1982

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
 
Canadiana/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
 
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 Story of Juno Beach; History; November 6 - 12, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-10-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Doug Dyer

This is the time of year when 4 words send shivers through Rotary Club Executive everywhere: District Governor Club Visit. Past Presidents of Rotary clubs know of what I speak.
It is like opening up the soul of the club and laying it out for full inspection. Fortunately District Governors are generally compassionate souls and the intent of their visit is to offer guidance and support. They share their acquired Rotary wisdom and exchange ideas that might be useful to the clubs in their district.
Rotary E-Club Canada One just hosted our DG and all hands were on deck. Rotary pins sparkled and our manners were in check. The club's projects were highlighted and our goals were reviewed.
Everything looked in order and  District 5370 DG Frank Reitz smiled his approval, but I have one thing I must say:  I am so very proud of our E-Club!!
It is home to many very dedicated Rotarians who have found a unique way to do good deeds and change lives. When we lay out our accomplishments as an online club, it is most impressive.
E clubs do work: we can complete Rotary projects, we can build lasting friendships and we can have a good time in the process.
I hope that when the DG comes knocking at your club that you too can be proud of what has been accomplished. Don't forget to wear your pins!!

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership organization (in 2013) of 15 Canadian Christian church agencies representing 32 denominations working to end world hunger. It provides food assistance where there is an immediate need, food security by helping communities to help themselves through improved agricultural techniques, and assists families with improved nutrition. It began in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1975

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?

Project Amigo is terrific. I participated in a similar project sponsored by Rotary District 6000, Xicotepec. It was a wonderful experience for me and my stepson. We helped build portions of classrooms and play areas for two schools. Others in our group inventoried medical supplies, provided health checkups and created a mural. I recommend participation for anyone from 15 to 85 - Rotarian or not.
Joseph "Jody" Braverman, Iowa City Noon Rotary, D-6000

The passion and support of the Project Amigo volunteers provides the success and the motivation of students to succeed.  Education of the young generation will drive them to improving their community.
Shirley Smith, Edmonton Northeast, D-5370

Very informative, user-friendly, commend you for your efforts.
Edward Murray, RC of Cranbrook, BC, D-5080

Haven't spent much time thinking about astronomy, so the TED Talk was enlightening!
Lindsey Lam, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Announcements

DGE Ingrid Neitsch and the Rotary Club of Edmonton West invites you to participate in the Rotary District 5370 Conference which will be held in the spacious Shaw Conference Centre, located in downtown Edmonton, on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, October 18-20, 2018.
We have confirmed a stellar group of speakers, both local and international.
They will help us REACH, DREAM, CONNECT, INSPIRE.

Click HERE to access the Conference video on our registration website.

Register now and save $75.00 per full registration before November 5, 2017.
 
News From our Rotary Family
 
World Polio Day was celebrated in many shapes and forms in all corners of the world. And while still in Osoyoos, experiencing the first days of the Okanagan Fall, Elly and Ramiro took part in a Polio March together with several other members of the Osoyoos Rotary Club.
At 8:00 am they gathered at the Elementary School. As the children starting to arrive, expressing a giant imaginary question mark. The Rotarians knew that Polio was not in their vocabulary.
After a word with the principal we were told that each teacher would explain to the students what Polio is and how Rotary was involved in wiping it off the planet.
As you read this Elly and Ramiro have arrived in Mexico, where they will be busy with Project Amigo.
Stay tuned.
 
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
Sherlock Holmes and Watson are camping...
After dinner, they drink some whisky and fall asleep in their tent. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and asks Watson if he sees anything peculiar.
Watson: If I look at the sky, I see millions of stars.
Holmes: What does this tell you?
Watson: This tells me that there are millions of galaxies and billions of planets, that Saturn is in the Lion's constellation, that it's about quarter past three, that we are only some small insignificant creatures, and that tomorrow the sky will be clear. What does this tell to you instead?
Holmes: This tells me that someone stole our tent!

New Members Corner
November is Foundation Month
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute

Why and how did I become a Paul Harris Fellow
About two years after I joined Rotary, the District Governor visited my club and in his presentation he spoke about donating to the Rotary Foundation, encouraging all members of the Rotary Club of Cochrane - then only three years old - to become Paul Harris Fellows by contributing $1,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation.
I made an initial $100.00 donation and then, the next year, realizing that becoming a Paul Harris Fellow was going to take a few years at $100.00 a year I made a $900.00 donation and became a Paul Harris Fellow in August of 1995.  I had a lapse for a couple of years but as I learnt more about the Foundation and its ability to effect change throughout the world I decided it would be a charity to which I should give more support. 
In 1998 I met with my lawyer and made a change to my will becoming a Benefactor whereby I leave money to the Rotary Foundation in my will.
In subsequent years my wife Sharon and I decided that most of our charitable giving would be to the Rotary Foundation as it is able to put all our donated money to work. Many other charities by comparison take substantial amounts of the donated money to provide their operating funds with the remainder going to actual charitable work.
In 2013 I decided the best way for me to continue contributing regularly to the Foundation was to sign up for monthly donations. So now every month my donation is automatically charged to my credit card; A nice and easy way to donate.
I am proud to say that I am a Major Donor and my wife Sharon is a PHF+2

David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One Member

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 Vicki Horsfield

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.
 
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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 Laughing at Yourself Can Change the World; Brad Jenkins; October 30-Nov 5, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Sharon Blaker

In January 2013, my husband Phil and I made trip to South America to be part of one of our past Exchange Student, Elissa's graduation from university as a lawyer. Her introduction included the item that she graduated from high school in Chilliwack, British Columbia - which she did with honours.
The graduation ceremonies and parties went on for three days.  They sure know how to celebrate! The graduates have a dance with one of their parents and Phil was included in this honour. We then travelled with her and her mother, Rita, for two weeks around Brazil. 
We were all enjoying drinks in Rio de Janeiro at the "Girl from Ipanema" restaurant and bar. We received an I-Phone photo of our new granddaughter, Cyrenne, who had just arrived in Whitehorse, Yukon - 5 weeks early!  We got quite excited, which brought the manager over. 
He noticed my Rotary pin at the same time I noticed his.  This resulted in a very lively evening as he hosted us to congratulatory drinks and joined us to compare Rotary 'notes'.  We also got to hear the 'true' version of the 'Girl from Ipanema' song along with the fact that she still comes into the restaurant from time to time.
(Dancing in Brazil with our Rotary Daughter)
He even wrote a congratulatory note to our newest family member, Cyrenne!  This was delivered to her parents upon our return.

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?

"David Attenborough"
To be honest it wasn't so much about what he was saying, it was all about the visual for me.  Beautiful videography.

Wendy Giuffre, RC of Calgary South, AB, D-5360

What a great documentary!  Exposes those of us that are not in a position to explore Alberta's back country.  The guide is a real steward of the land, demonstrating respect and integrity at all times.
Shirley Smith, RC of Edmonton Northeast, D-5370, D-5370

The Speaker was very inspirational. She showed an abundance of strength for both traveling alone as a woman, but also speaking about her struggle with depression.
Krista Blankley, RC of Kalamalka, BC, D-5060

As a first time visitor I was amazed about the variety and quality of the provided programs. I reviewed several, quite enjoyable and I will come back.
Bernd Horeth, RC of Munchen 100, Germany, D-1842

"Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face"
It was a great Ted talk. I am around microbiologist's all day myself, and have heard the same excitement in their voices.

Craig Fowler, RC of Barrie, Ontario, D-7010

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DGE Ingrid Neitsch and the Rotary Club of Edmonton West invites you to participate in the Rotary District 5370 Conference which will be held in the spacious Shaw Conference Centre, located in downtown Edmonton, on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, October 18-20, 2018.
We have confirmed a stellar group of speakers, both local and international.
They will help us REACH, DREAM, CONNECT, INSPIRE.

Click Here to access the Conference video on our registration website.

Register now and save $75.00 per full registration before November 5, 2017.
News from the Rotary E-Club Family

Who says e-clubbers don't get to know their fellow members when we are so far away from each other.
During the Weekly FellowSIP Coffee Chat September 14, the team used Zoom for the first time to hear Keith Evans present a most interesting Classification Talk.
Keith who was born in Stephenville, Newfoundland, has traveled extensively, mostly for work and currently works and lives in Great Brittain.
With a new grandchild in Edmonton he may make the occasional trip back to Edmonton, where he was a member of the Edmonton NorthEast Rotary Club.
Keith and his wife Nancy, who he first met at Sunday school when he was 12,  adopted 3 orphaned children from the far east.
 
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
How Rotary clubs are celebrating World Polio Day
From red ponchos to pub crawls, Rotary clubs are coming up with a variety of ways to promote polio eradication in October

 
 
Bob Scott (L), then chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, and DG Michael Kinsey don red ponchos to raise awareness for polio eradication during a regional training event

In eastern Ontario and western Quebec, Canada, thousands of Rotary members will put on red ponchos and march through the streets of their towns to raise awareness for polio eradication on World Polio Day, 24 October.

Read more HERE
 
 
 


Food for Thought
 
"What is the value of the life of one child saved? No one will ever know, but if
the child were our own, the price tag would be marked: Not for sale - this life is
invaluable."

- When Life Is Gone, That's All There Is, THE ROTARIAN, January 1980

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
 
After living with a form of terminal brain cancer for more than a year, Gord Downie, the legendary front man of the Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, has died at the age of 53.

In a statement posted online, the band confirmed that Downie died “with his beloved children and family close by” on Tuesday night.

 

Read more HERE

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
 
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!
 
 
My Battle with Polio; Manju Utamchandani; October 23 - 29, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield
 
 
Thank you, Rotary E-Club of Canada 1!! Our organization, Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans,
provides educational support to Guatemalan children living below the poverty line. The Rotary E-Club of Canada 1's generous donation of last December to our organization is in part being used to by our students to educate their community! They have started a project to clean up our community and to promote recycling and to reduce the amount of garbage produced. The first step was to buy garbage bags and pick up garbage in the street on a long walk to visit the town's garbage dump, where they learned about composting organic garbage and sorting garbage to recycle plastic.
Our students are drawing up plans to ask permission of the mayor to paint telephone posts with ecological messages and pictures as well as to post permanent signs that they have designed and will purchase with Rotary's donation. They have purchased fabric and are making reusable shopping bags to sell at cost in front of the local grocery store to encourage a reduction of plastic bags. So Rotary E-Club of Canada 1's donation is providing a domino effect of education!!
 
 
 

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
Highlight Video of the 2017 Canadian Water Ski Open held at Shalom Park, near Edmonton, Alberta

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 really enjoyed the video on polo and the difference it is making around the world.  It is inspirational about how the group of father are working together to stay with there kids and making a difference and helping each other.
Ted Kent, RC of Regina Eastview, Saskatchewan, D-5550

Great story about the youth movement, I wonder if someone made a video about that. It would make so much more impact, (at least it would on me as a visual person). 
Would Paul Harris have seen the speaker program well before we did?

Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Rotary is the perfect example of a tribe. Our commitment to Rotary and the foundation will open larger and different avenues of service in the future.
Larry Reynolds, RC of Campbell River Lunch, D-5020

Seth Godin provides a good philosophy for growth and healthy challenges that unfortunately are not present in some "service groups".
Frank Yakimchuk, 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.

News from the Rotary E-Club Family
From Bruce Kleeberger
 

 
My daughter, Jessie Moore, is the Area Supervisor for BC Parks for the northern area of Vancouver Island. This year has been challenging for BC Parks as many of their already very limited staff were seconded to serve to support wildfire management in BC's interior.  Ranger Jessie must hike the 60km of the North Coast Trail each year to ensure it is safe for the 1200 visitors to the remote and very challenging trail. Because of her staff limitations, I completed the trail as a Parks volunteer to make it possible for her to complete the trail this year.
 
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 Humor

New Members Corner
Rotary Minute

Food for Thought
Submitted by Elly Contreras

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

"Children often show us the way. This child's heartfelt singing reminds me that the E-Club of Canada One supports many children and youth in Canada's Arctic, in Mexico, in Honduras, in El Salvador and in India and in Ontario. Help us help them to make the world a better place."

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
 
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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 Most Mysterious Star in the Universe; Tabetha Boyajian; October 9 - 15, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Elly Contreras

One of the many reasons I joined Rotary is to serve and do "hands on" work in my community. After 10 years with Project Amigo in Mexico, I discovered how important and rewarding these opportunities are for us who wish to serve.
You may have heard my presentation about the Children of Sanchez and the extreme poverty families in the mountains of Colima deal with, and the limited access to adequate education. The end of October we will depart for Mexico again. We will spend much of our  time doing hands on work and meeting students such as Laura. Seeing them work so hard for a better future, and knowing that our support will help them achieve their goals is very rewarding.
We welcome anyone wanting to serve to come and join us for a week. It will change your life.
Contact me if you like to learn more. I hope to see you there. <miselly2@telusplanet.net>

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

Canadiana
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield
Canada Geese
Few sights evoke as much attention, and awe, as that of a large flock of Canadian geese winging their way in a V-formation to the north or south. They speak of the changing of seasons and of the value of teamwork.
What many don't know is that when a goose becomes ill or wounded, it never falls from formation alone. Two other geese also drop out of formation and follow the ailing goose to the ground. One of them is usually the mate of the wounded bird, since geese mate for life and are extremely loyal to their mates. Once on the ground, the healthy birds help protect him and care for him as much as possible, even to the point of throwing themselves between the weakened bird and possible predators. They stay with him until he is either able to fly again, or dies. Then, and only then, do they launch out. In most cases, they wait for another group of geese to fly overhead and they join them, adding to the safety and efficiency of their numbers.

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 meeting. I particularly enjoyed our club member insights. Vicki's greeter message captures so very well how it only takes one person inspired to make a huge difference. Undine brings to us such sensitivity to the difference we can make with through our children and learning other cultures. The video on men's support group is something so overlooked in our society too. People making a difference in so many ways! Thank you to all who contributed.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Enjoyed the diversity of the content. Informative and fresh.
Raymond Merhej, RC of Edmonton Strathcona, D-5370

I found the video on reuniting fathers with their children and thereby, hopefully, ending the cycle of single parent families very interesting. Enjoyed the meeting.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5360

Wonderful story by Vicki about giving a presentation to a Rotary club which results in a schoolboy being motivated to collect surplus school supplies to send to Guatemala.
David Werrett, 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
 

 
Sharon Blaker joined Rotary on July 1, 2005 and served at the Chilliwack Club. On August 22nd, she joined our E-club.
 Sharon recently celebrated her 65th birthday. See the enclosed 'silly' family photo (taken last year) with  Sharon and Phyll's 4 daughters and 4 grandchildren, who all came home for this year's celebration.
 
 
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 Humor
Submitted by Sharon Blaker

New Members Corner

October is Economic and Community Development Month

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.
Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

Read more HERE
 
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
What is Rotary Community Corps?

A Rotary Community Corps is a group of people who share our commitment to changing the world through service projects. Rotary Community Corps members plan and carry out projects in their communities and support local Rotary club projects but are not members of a Rotary club.
There are more than 8,500 corps in over 90 countries. Rotary Community Corps are active everywhere Rotary is present: in urban and rural areas, and in both developed and developing countries.
 
Please click HERE

Food for Thought
Submitted by Rashmani Chakrabarty

"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
Martin Luther King 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
 
Submitted and Donated by Sharon Blaker
"This is our wedding song and our anniversary is Oct 2nd" 

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
 
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 Story of Project Amigo; October 2 - 8, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Jim Ferguson

 
This year, as Assistant Governor for Zone 4, my wife, Jocelyne, and I had the privilege of joining our hard working District 5370 Governor Frank Reitz and his wife Barb, on Rotary Club visits to Slave Lake, Lac La Biche and Athabasca.
This was a first-hand look at some of our more Northern Rotary Clubs in Alberta, and while they varied in geography, I can tell you that Rotary and the spirit of the Four Way Test is alive and well in all the clubs.
 
 

Our first stop was in Slave Lake on August 1st, with President Lynne Haas and her club members, where we were shown some community projects, including the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library that was rebuilt after the wildfires that had devastated the community in 2011.
A cheque for Polio Plus was a surprise presentation to DG Frank in honour of his visit.

Please click HERE for some pictures of the Slave Lake visit

On August 8, we visited the Rotary Club of Lac La Biche, Alberta. President Aaron Hodgins and his club members met with us and then took on a tour of their community. Highlights included a Rotary fitness park beside Lac La Biche lake, a very beautiful Rotary gazebo, and the Bold Centre which the club had donated funds to help build.

Please click HERE for some pictures of the Lac La Biche visit

On August 9th, we travelled to Athabasca and visited with their Rotary Club. President John Ollerenshaw and the Board Executive met with us first, then DG Frank spoke to their club members. We had beautiful weather as we were shown around the community and some of their local service projects, including a Rotary clock that was bought by the club and installed to mark the province of Alberta's 100th anniversary. Some more highlights were the Rotary trail that went through the whole community and parks, an adult outdoor fitness area, and a spray park for children.

Please click HERE for some pictures of the Athabasca visit

In all the three communities, the service work was outstanding, but what really impressed DG Frank, Barb, Jocelyne and I, was the genuine warmth and enthusiasm of the club members in each location.
We're really looking forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming Fort McMurray District Conference, on Sept. 28 - 30th!
 
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?

One of the best eclub program organization I have come across.
K. Prasad Menon, RC of Simsbury-Granby, CT, D-7890

So much to learn from the microbiological environment!
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Enjoyed the variety of material available. Having been to Hawaii and witnessed the homeless encampments, I appreciated the opportunity to get a better understanding from a number of perspectives.
Don Smith, RC of Bracebridge, Ontario, D-7010

Fascinating side-bar story regarding plants hijacked to make polio vaccine; really gets the wheels spinning - and the "we are THAT close" is potentially even closer!
Cool program; after the first few minutes I wanted to go grab of bottle of Windex, Mr.Clean or anything to spray on my face! But then later I felt the need to go grab a beer!  All in all, what a neat way to explore our "inner space" and have a glimpse into our future.

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

"Microbes"
Ewww.....

Cheri Goldstone, RC of St. Albert, Alberta, D-5370

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News from the Rotary Family
From Bruce Kleeberger

Together with the Peninsula Carvers of White Rock/Surrey I went to the Burke Museum at the University of Washington (Seattle) to learn more about the history and art of First Nations of the Northwest Coast. As President of this organization of 30 wood carvers I was happy to be part of the organization of this road trip and to be a leader of the Club.

Real Time Meetings
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 Humor
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

New Members Corner
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

How we more than doubled our membership in a year
When Fely R De Leon began her year as president of the Rotary Club of Hundred Islands in Pangasinan, Philippines, she dreamed of reaching a hundred members to match her club's name. Starting at 31 members, that presented a considerable challenge. But by making club meetings more lively, restructuring the format, and widely promoting their good work, the club got most of the way there, growing to 80 members.

READ HERE HOW SHE DID IT

Food for Thought

"Real genuine friendship and the laws governing friendships provide the truest
basis for all forms of enterprise. If Rotary can materially contribute to the
development of friendship between individuals, businesses, professions, and
nations, and if the individual is willing to make friendship the basis of his job or
vocation, then we have an ideal of service being applied in ways that should make
all of us happy."

- What Constitutes Vocational Service?, THE ROTARIAN, November 1927

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
"Let's plant and shake those Rotary trees this year!"

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.
In order to have your attendance recognized please complete the attendance form.
 
Rotary E-Club of Canada One members click HERE
 
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 Real Reason I Travelled to 196 Countries; Cassie De Pecol; Sept. 25 - October 1st, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-09-10 04:00:00Z 1
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Lynne Ternosky

In 16 days seeds either germinate or not, reported to me by Ezequiel from Los Lagartos community in El Salvador.
I am working with a group of youth there whose dream it is to have a tree nursery and plant 20,000 trees in their region where there is no nursery. This is a new agro industry for their community that lost its main income source of coffee production.
The youth age 13-27 meet Saturdays to help their community and learn to work as a team. By evening they go home tired and are distracted from gang and drug life so prevalent in El Salvador, well anywhere really.
This group calls itself  "Superacion Entre Amigos". in English "overcoming among friends".

"What is the connection to the Rotary E-Club of Canada One", you ask? Several years ago, our club supported a small group of teenagers to learn prefabrication of houses and building them. These same  community leaders,  with no prefabrication materials but armed with knowledge and team spirit gathered locals to help a lady and her family build a house out of adobe to save her losing her land.
They then realized she had no food, so it was suggested in our emails he plant some vegetables on her small lot. The community saw this and started a nursery for vegetables with $5000 seed money. Soon they started a tilapia farm using tanks.
Now they want to start a tree nursery, and so picked up seeds that had fallen from native trees and found $.10 for plastic bags and began to germinate trees.
i am watching this grow. In 6 months their seeds will be trees ready for sale and they have bought a few from neighboring regions more advanced to sell.
With funds, they started a small rabbit farm for protein, waste for fertilizer and skins for crafts.
They have offered to revive and reforest a nature reserve with help of the Ministry of Environment in planning to celebrate with the Rotary E-Club of Canada One our Canada 150 project.
 More to come on this!

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 wouldn't call this video plus the aboriginal history video "enjoyable." But they are important topics for us to know and experience as best we can. It sure makes me thankful for what I have. Now I want to go home and hug my kids...
Dylan Bressey, RC of Swan City, Alberta, D-5370

I enjoyed the solar eclipse presentation, the prisoner program good and airline seating program was a nice change of pace.
Mark Rowe, RC of Calgary Heritage Park, Alberta, D-5360

Very inspirational-- saw 70% of the eclipse in Canada. Would like to see a total one someday. Peace on earth. Also loved the humour re the safety message on the plane.
Bill Bartley, RC of Canmore, Alberta, D-5360

Escape from Syria
It was enlightening to see the strength and reserve of those wanting to change the life situation they are in, but also disheartening that many take these safe life situations for granted.

Joseph Kapron, RC of Peterborough, Ontario, D-7010

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News from the Rotary E-Club Family
 
 

Sabine Gueffroy, who lives in Germany, joined our club on  March 27, 2017.
Sabine enjoys attending our web-based meetings, but due to the time difference she is unable to join any live meetings, and present her classification talk in person.
She has done a great job writing about herself.

Meet Sabine from her Classification Presentation

Feel free to send her a message at s.gueffroy@gmx.de
 
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 Humor
An elderly man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.
The man replies, "I am on my way to attend a lecture about gambling, hookers, alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking, and staying out late."
The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?"
The man replies, "My wife."

New Members Corner
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Rotary's People of Action
Where others see problems, Rotary members see solutions. Our 1.2 million members see opportunities and possibilities in their communities around the world. Here are some of the stories of our People of Action.
For the past 60 years, the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island in Washington, has held an annual auction and rummage sale that raised more than $7 million.
The long-term success of the auction has made it a cultural event. Proceeds of the event help almost every corner of their community, including feeding the hungry through the local food bank, buying cribs for infants in need, funding a school robotics program and helping seniors with dental care.

Rotary Minute/Food for Thought
Submitted by Peter Denooy

Why Our Service Organizations Are Dying (and how to fix them)
by Michael Brand

Nothing more American than a service club.  Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, IOOF, Altrusa, Shriners......   Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville rode all over the United States in the 1830s and was struck by the influence of religious, fraternal and civic organizations, and secret societies, on American democracy and concluded that they made communities stronger, more interesting, and more engaged.
But there are some reason for concern. All of these service clubs, once the backbone of community life in America, have been in significant decline over the past 2-3 decades.

Read more 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
 
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
 
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 Tribes We Lead; Seth Godin; Sept. 18 - 24, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-09-06 04:00:00Z 1
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: David Werrett

Greetings to members and guests.
Not long after I joined Rotary in 1993 I was given some Rotary publications, one of which was the ABC's of Rotary.  The articles in the book were originally a column in the weekly bulletin of the North Stockton Club in California. The author of these articles was Cliff Dochterman who went on to become RI President in1992-93.  These articles covered many topics about RI and clubs but one of them is particularly relevant as the District Governor will be addressing our club at the club assembly in September.
Past RI President Cliff Dochterman wrote that the District Governor performs a very significant function in the world of Rotary.  He or she is the single officer of Rotary International in the district.  The district governors, who have been extensively trained at the International Assembly and regionally at the governors-elect training seminar, provide guidance and leadership to the clubs in their district and are responsible for maintaining the high performance of the clubs in their district.
Please make a note on your calendar to attend our Club Assembly at 9am Mountain Time on Saturday, September 9 and listen to the messages from our District Governor Frank Reitz and Assistant Area Governor Marilyn Mucha. 

Visitors always welcome!

To attend the meeting just click on the link on Upcoming Events on the left side of the greeter message. 

Inspirational Moment

Canadiana
Canada's Kylie Masse breaks world record in historic swim feat
LaSalle, Ont., native becomes 1st Canadian female swimmer to win a world title

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 have seen the homeless in Hawaii, but was unaware of the seriousness of the problem. Hopefully the solution outlined in this program will help. I have attended a concert for homeless people when I was there, so I know people are trying to help.
Larry Reynolds, RC of Campbell River Lunch, D-5020

I thought the TED Talk was a good one.  I'm often perceived as being someone who gives a lot back and helps others; however, it is important for me to remember that I must also make time for myself.  In order for me to be of value to others, I must be able to function well and fulfill my commitments.  This requires me to not just manage my time (which I do well) but also manage my energy (which I do not yet do well). The term given for this is that I must to be more a Matcher. 
As a project manager, it is important that the team also have a diversity of Takers/Givers.  Too many givers will frustrate takers, and too many takers will push the givers out.  A balance is needed.  

Christopher Harper, Calgary, Alberta

I had no idea of the extent of homelessness now in Hawaii...jaw-dropping amidst such levels of affluence & beauty. No wonder it's a storm brewing that needs careful & concise attention now. Go Rotary, Go!
Velma Noble, RCCHP, D-5360

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News from our Rotary Family
 
Lou Spizzirri has been busy with a new house. Renovations of kitchen, and the yard.
This year, he wrote us, "I got to have a small vegetable garden and for the first time in 7 years I enjoyed my homegrown tomatoes and lettuce.
I was encouraged to become the Entertainment Director of the Sarnia Yacht Club (SYC). The SYC position means that weekly I have to do things to make the place hum.
Tuesday nights (the same time that Rotary e-club has its FA meetings), is rehearsal night for the SYC band, of which I'm a member.  This conflict has been going on for some time and it conflicts with attending the e-club meetings.
 
The second week of August I'm off to Ketchikan Alaska. There I will board a 44 foot sail boat and sail along the British Colombia coast to Vancouver Island and to Comox. This may take a month, after that a visit to Revelstoke, BC to see my daughter Maggie. Maggie is the President this year of the Revelstoke Rotary Club.
Perhaps I'll be more proactive with Rotary when I slow down a bit.
Wishing you all well."
Cheers
Lou
 
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 Humor
Submitted by Undine Miller

An Underage Weasel Walks into a Bar
The bartender says, "I'm sorry. I can't serve underage weasels."
The weasel says, "That's fine. I don't need something alcoholic. What else do you have?"
The bartender says "Oh, we have lots! We have water, pop, tea, coffee, smoothies. What would you like?"
"Pop," goes the weasel.

New Members Corner
Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine
Plants have been "hijacked" to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists.
The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick.
As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help the world react to unexpected threats such as Zika virus or Ebola.

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

United Kingdom pledges $130 million for polio eradication
The United Kingdom pledged $130 million on Friday toward the fight to eradicate polio. The contribution will help fund immunizations of 45 million children a year through 2020. In June, at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, global leaders pledged $1.2 billion of the estimated $1.5 billion required to end polio. However, Rotary's work continues. We're now working to raise $50 million a year and to ensure that global leaders make good on this summer's pledges.

READ MORE  and see the list of  pledges.

Food for Thought

"When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
Alexander Graham Bell

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 Vicki Horsfield

"Natalie is a beloved piano player in Melbourne who has created this original masterpiece that is stunningly beautiful to listen to. Her music is breathtaking, but the story of her life is marked with much sadness. Her husband left her, she lost two children, and she was at one time homeless. Many times in life great beauty comes from great sadness. Her music tells that story."

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
 
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!
 
 
Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face; Anne Madden; September 4 – 10, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: John Wojcicki

Rotary e-Clubs, are the super hero flying thru cyber space! Thanks to in particular, Rotary e-Club Canada One, I have been able to keep my 100% attendance record since November 1979 under the classification of "Association Management".
The best thing about Makeups, is that you truly get to experience the breadth of Rotary, which has become the real motivation for me. I am probably well past 100% . Sometimes I will attend a meeting just to hob-nob with my Rotary colleagues; in person or virtually. With an added bonus of hearing a great variety of awesome programs and speakers (I have to admit, the lure of the programs from e-Club Canada One has had me "visiting" way more than I "had" to - I just wanted to!)
After so many years of makeups, most clubs are happy to fine me as if I were one of their club members - and I love it! Because that really shows to me the comradery and potential for friendship through Rotary.
As a member and Past President of D5370's oldest and largest Club (101 yrs old this year), the Rotary Club of Edmonton, I have witnessed projects such as Fort Edmonton, legacy projects such as the rebuild of Bissell Center, renovations for Boys and Girls Club, International projects like the Belize playground build or the European ESL program.
What truly amazes me is hearing first-hand what all Clubs and Rotary friends I have visited over the years have been doing; Absolutely remarkable, especially when you add it all up. What a great family to belong to!  And now greetings to you my new Rotary friend, come on in!

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield
Charge the 'rich' to feed the poor: Madrid's Robin Hood homeless café

Robin Hood homeless café is a pioneering place where homeless people such can dine, free of charge, at tables set with flowers, metal cutlery and proper glasses.
The restaurant is the latest initiative from the charity Mensajeros de la Paz - meaning messengers of peace - which was founded 54 years ago by Father Ángel García Rodríguez.
Its business model - using breakfast and lunch takings from paying customers to fund free evening meals for the homeless.

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?

Learning more about the Paris climate agreement was quite interesting.
David Munro, RC of Coquitlam, BC, D-5050

I started with the meeting at 3:00 am during a sleepless night. Just finished it now. Amazing how one of the richest countries in the world, can have such a large number of homeless people. Obviously many of these are homeless by choice. Does it make sense then to provide housing for them, that they prefer not to live in, in the first place?  Food for thought...........
Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Driverless Car Disruption; Tony Seba; August 7 - 13, 2017
As a person who studied urban planning I found this to be a fantastic topic.

Craig Fowler, RC of Barrie, Ontario, D-7010

The documentary on Hawaii's homeless and indigenous people was an insight into how different solutions are being explored to solve the issue.
Lou Spizzirri, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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Announcements

To register, please click HERE
 
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!

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 Humor
 
New Members Corner
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month
 
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
Join us in Toronto

There's a world of opportunity waiting for you at the Rotary convention.
In partnership with Rotary International, the Host Organizing Committee invites you to join us in Toronto, Canada June 23-27 2018. With the spirit of true Canadian hospitality, we wish to welcome Rotarians from around the world to experience everything Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe has to offer.

Register NOW
 
 
 
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 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
 
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!
 
 
Escape from Syria: Rania's Odyssey; August 28 – Sept.3, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Elly Contreras
(Halle-far left; Sarah-second last on right)

Did you now, that ClubRunner started as a D7080 project by software developer and Internet Chair Adel Asterbadi. He used his knowledge to adapt it to the way Rotary clubs work.
In 2003, with the assistance of his daughters Sarah and Halle, Adel submitted this project to Microsoft for a contest and came in at  #1.

Read more about the history HERE:

Computer technology has always been of interest to me. At 18 I was a Data Entry Clerk. Later I studied Computer Programming and graphic design. During my term as D5370 Membership Chair, I was very interested in the CR application, introduced to me by Hans Granholm, who taught me a lot. I would meet Halle and Sarah at Zone and RI events, asking more questions, making more suggestions.
Sarah and Halle acknowledged that our District was the leader in Canada for this multi-language application, today, with more than 5000 customers, in over 30 countries.
When launching our new E-Club website, we had specific needs; one call to CR and the changes were made.
At the RI Convention I spent some time talking to Sarah and her staff, wanting to learn more about new features.
You can see the result on our updated website, and more is coming soon.
I encourage each Rotarian to make an effort to learn the many features of Clubrunner; Links to the various tutorials are available on our website.
Here's a link to new features on Clubrunner
 
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?

Canadiana - Maureen Wilton breaking the women's marathon record in 1967 at the age of 13 when women did not run marathons.  I had not heard of the Underwater Forest and was fascinated to learn of it through the video.  What history the earth has to share and what understanding we can glean for the future of our planet!
Jo Hildebrandt, RC of Kitimat, BC, D-5040

A new way to look at managing people.  Very interesting.
Cheri Goldstone, RC of St. Albert, Alberta, D-5370

Givers vs Takers - Takers look good at first, but Givers provide better results long term.
Joesph "Jody" Braverman, Iowa City Noon Rotary, D-6000

I'm a lover of history. I appreciated seeing someone excited about the incredible stories that made our county what it is. I agree that the narrative applied to American history often makes it's portrayal of the gold rush a very romanticized adventure with a negative twist on the Canadian Mounties. I value the speakers perspective of Canadians, even at that time being accepting of others and willing to help, It really reinforces my belief that Canadian's always have taken pride in looking out for the well being of others/accepting people for who and what they are. Even though I consider myself a history buff, I learned a lot about the history of Dawson and Canada's role in the gold rush that makes me very proud to be a citizen of a nation with a long standing reputation for working toward the greater good.
Lindsey McNeil, Grande Prairie Rotary Sunrise, Alberta, D-5370

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Announcements

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News from the Rotary E-Club Family
Elly and Ramiro Contreras are in the news!

Please click HERE for the newspaper article

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 Humor
Submitted by Anre McIntosh
 
New Members Corner
August is Membership and New Club Development Month
 
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Rotary's People of Action
Where others see problems, Rotary members see solutions. Our 1.2 million members see opportunities and possibilities in their communities around the world. Here are some of the stories of our People of Action.
Rotarian Olivier Vriesendorp of Holland has his dream to climb the seven highest mountains in the world recently completed. By reaching the summit of Mt Everest, he crowned his efforts.
As a token of his appreciation for the efforts of the Rotary Foundation, which for 100 years trying to give space to people and encourage them to reach their peak, he unfolded in the wind flag of 100 years of Rotary Foundation.
Olivier hopes that the satisfaction he experienced in reaching the summit together with his team, a metaphor may be the efforts Rotarians are making in "Doing Good in the World"

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 Lynne Ternosky

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
 
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!
 
 
 
You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse; David Baron; August 21 - 27, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Peter Denooy

This message illustrates how attending an International Rotary Convention can change your world. 

10 Years ago I met two incredible individuals on the sidewalks of Salt Lake City, where the RI Convention was held that year. Dan Morales and Paul Geisel have been Rotarians for many years in the Arlington/Ft. Worth area of RI District 5790 in Texas. They have (and still are) serving Rotary in many capacities, have both been President of their club and Governor of their District and you can see their pictures on the wall in Evanston, as they are members of the Arch Klumph Society. That meeting changed my Rotary life, as they convinced me to join them at a wheelchair distribution a few months later in Leon, Mexico. That is where I had my "Rotary Moment" and since then we have together organized several wheelchair distributions around the world. All that would not have been possible without the financial support of The Rotary Foundation. So when Dan invited us to attend his "coronation" as President of the Rotary Club of Arlington Great Southwest, Ileana and I headed to Texas after the Atlanta Convention. We had purchased a copy of "Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation's First 100 Years", signed by the author, David Forward, and it was a thrill for me to give the book to Dan and to thank him for all the good he does in the world.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

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?

I enjoyed the variety of items for the meeting. Unlike other online make-ups, I felt I was at an actual meeting as a part of the whole Rotary experience.
David Craddock, RC of Killeen, Texas, D-5870

The video about the mosque across the street was a great illustration of how we judge other people and their religions without actually knowing anything about them or their religion.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

The underwater forest documentary was both informative and entertaining.
Lou Spizzirri, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Irene Gallego Romero "Nature vs. Nuture"
Irene discusses the complexity of our genetic makeup. she first explains how we are a single gene from being an ape. Human genes have the ability to adapt to the environment in which we leave. She uses the gene that represents our ability to breakdown lactose. There are areas in the world that it is possible for grown adults to break down lactose and other parts where it is not. This is most likely due to the overall availibility during childhood and adult years.

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

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A Personal Message from the Fort McMurray Rotary Clubs from Wood Buffalo Productions on Vimeo.

Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary President

Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary's reach.

Read more HERE
 
News from the Rotary Family
Greeting to my Rotary Family from Barbados
 
Johanne and I are on a 2 week house sit on this lovely Island.
It was never a place on my radar but I am glad we got to see it.
All the Caribbean islands have a different vibe to them. Barbados is somewhere in the middle between undeveloped and over run.
It could make a nice vacation destination.
 
I always love to get mail: Doug Dyer

dougdyer52@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 Humor

New Members Corner
August is Membership and New Club Development Month
 
Rotary Minute
 
Food for Thought
Submitted by Rashmani Chakrabarty

"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, Lay Morals

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 Vicki Horsfield

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
 
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!
 
 
Homeless in Hawaii Documentary 2017; BBC; August 14 - 20, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Bruce Kleeberger

Hello from the Nation's Capital! I'm a proud Rotarian, Canadian and Rotary E-Club of Canada One charter member. To celebrate Canada 150, my wife Silvia and I travelled the Canada Hwy 1 from the Pacific coast, where we live, to Ottawa. We took as many opportunities as possible to learn more about our country and its heritage. We have learned so much visiting communities and meeting fellow Canadians that we have confidence that our way of life can be an example to the world. Welcome to our weekly on-line meeting to Canadians and special welcome to visitors: Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike!

Inspirational Moment
How one woman built her own artificial pancreas and started a DIY movement

Dana Lewis has Type 1 diabetes, which means her pancreas doesn't work the way it should: It doesn't make the insulin she needs to survive.

So, she built a new one.

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?

- Would have loved to attend Atlanta convention!
- Canadiana: Stratford; brought to mind that a lifetime won't be enough to visit all the beautiful places of Canada!
- Rotary Minute: wow, 1.2 bio $
- My Canada: moving word & music
- Inside Story of the Paris Climate Agreement: Agree that Impossible is an attitude, not a fact. I hope that Mr. Trump will watch this presentation by Ms Figueres!

Undine Miller, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
 
Helpful for me to gain the background & context of this high impact global agreement. She's humble & wise about changing the tone of conversations about stewardship & the environment (vs. polarized arguments).
Velma Noble, RCCHP, D-5360, Calgary, Alberta

Christiana Figueres, Paris climate agreement
A potentially controversial subject was handled in perfect Rotary 4-Way fashion.
And yes, "impossible" is an attitude not a fact so it was great to take in this program knowing that "impossible" is not our Rotary dictionary!

John Wojcicki, Rotary Club of Edmonton, Alberta,  D-5370

Enjoyed the information --  The Sharing Circle.  A lot of factual information about aboriginal history that I was unaware of.
Good program!

Dolorosa Dollard, Rotary Club of Stephenville, Newfoundland, D-7820

I appreciated the clarification that genes do not control to the extent that the press often suggests.
Kim McLeland, Club Rotario Cuenca, Texas, D-4400

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News from the Rotary Family
Did you know, that Anre McIntosh is our club's athlete; On July 23, she and her husband David participated in the half Marathon in Penticton.
Anre placed 3rd in her age group for the aqua bike race. Once you cross the bike line you are done, which allows you to recover and leisurely get your medal.
At the end of the day Elly and Ramiro met up with Anre at Ye Old Welcome Inn at Callagher Lake where Anre was camping.
 
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.
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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 Humor
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky
 
New Members Corner
August is Membership and New Club Development Month
 
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
 
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 Vicki Horsfield

Speaker Program
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky
 
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Driverless Car Disruption; Tony Seba; August 7 - 13, 2017 James (Jim) Ferguson 2017-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Lynne Ternosky

Rotary year 2017-18 has begun.
Our planning of three years for this coming year is past and now the Rotary year has started!
We welcome the new Rotary E-Club of Canada One board. This year it includes four directors at large. We have four Committee chairs in Service Projects, Membership, Foundation and Administration
Much has been accomplished and we as a club shall continue making a difference in the Canadian Arctic Northwest Territories Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program, in Honduras as the Potable water and wash program is completed, in literacy support of students and in new goals to celebrate Canada's 150 years as a nation.
Rotary International President Riseley has challenged us to continue making a Difference. The base of Rotary work is the Rotary Foundation which we continue to support. RI President Risely has also challenged us to plant 1 tree for every member. How will you plant yours?
Our club will take this challenge on along with a Canada 150 challenge to each of you through Acts Of Peace.
Welcome to Rotary E-Club of Canada One.  Only you can share this very rewarding experience in Rotary with others.
I am honoured to be the 2017-18 Rotary E-Club of Canada One President, but we are nothing without you.
Our club plan was shared at the Fellowship induction ceremony of the 2017-18 board. Let the committee chairs and board members know how you want to be involved this year.
Enjoy our weekly meeting!

Inspirational Moment
 
Canadiana
Every part of this map that's in red is closer to some point of Ontario than the furthest points in Ontario are from each other.

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?

Enjoyed most the inspirational video of Terry Fox. A sad ending in that he lost his fight with cancer. but happy in that he exceeded his monetary goal by $499 million!!!
Chuck Wooten, RC of Brentwood, TN, USA, D-6760

Best wishes to the 150 Confederation, the Birthday of Canada. It's time for me to read more about the history of your country. Most articles in our newspaper speak about the great experiments in Canada, as an example for immigration and integration like we need in Europe. Greetings from Germany.
Sabine Gueffroy, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I learned about some history of Canada, told in a light-hearted, but informative manner. I got the impression that Canadians have an inferiority complex about their nation that some, like the speaker, are addressing with good reason.
Paul Cohen, RC of Omaha (Downtown), NE, USA, D-5650

This week's meeting took me four sessions to complete, but I felt I needed to listen to the History of Canada, specifically on Canada Day. I never felt more proud to be Canadian than during this week.
Terry Fox' story brought tears to my eyes. We can be proud of our nation.
The Rotary Minute I like to share with every single person. Whenever I am overseas, I hear how welcoming Canada is to all nations of the world.

Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Wow, just another amazing program.  Really liked the Inspirational video about too much I and not enough we and us and the Canadiana was also very interesting.  But I never thought that I would ever see a Republican promoting a carbon tax and pointing out how everyone will be a beneficiary.
David Werrett, 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!
 
 
 
News from the E-Club Family
Remembering Al Bergsma
Our recent trip to Alberta, included an overnight visit to our longtime friend Shirley Bergsma, whose Husband Al, was instrumental in the chartering of our club and was later nominated as an Honorary member.
Al suddenly passed away on August 4, 2015 and left a legacy.
Al, Past District Governor of District 5360, was a true leader. He was involved in many different areas. Boy Scouts, Church and, of course Rotary.
Ramiro and I have made a few RV trips together with Al and Shirley; After the Salt Lake City RI Convention, we travelled together, each in our RV, enjoying meals together, long walks and wonderful talks.
After Al passed away, West Country Family Services in Rocky Mountain House (of which Al was a board member) received a wheelchair-accessible van to transport patients. The van was dedicated to the memory of Al Bergsma.
We were very moved when Shirley showed us the Van with Al's picture on the rear window and the text "you are somebody's hero".
It's hard to forget wonderful friends such as these. We wish Shirley much strength as she once again is reminded of this tragic day on August 4th. Al was many people's hero.

Elly Contreras
 
From Doug Dyer

I saw this mural on a main street in Bridgetown, Barbados yesterday. Rotary has a good presence here with three clubs. We are looking forward to attending a Rotary fundraiser for carnival next week.
Rotoract also seems to be strong on the island.

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 Humor
 
New Members Corner
 
Rotary Minute
August is Membership and New Club Development Month
 
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!
 
Submitted and Donated by Jim Ferguson

Speaker Program