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
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