Greeter this week: Jean-Michel Crepin

As Chair of the E-Club of Canada One Foundation Committee, it is always a pleasure to talk about the Rotary Foundation. Perhaps, what I will talk about may not be news to some but I have learned that we only remember 20% of what we are told. Therefore, one of my training principle during my professional life was "repeat, repeat, repeat". For example, we should all know that Fighting Disease and especially polio is a major focus of Rotary in the world with over USD 65 million been spent. Outside polio, Rotary is also focusing on over 100 diseases including malaria, AIDS prevention and Alzheimer. In addition to Fighting disease, the foundation supports projects in five major areas:
* Promoting Peace
* Providing Clean Water
* Saving Mothers and Children
* Supporting Education
* Growing Local Economies
The Rotary Foundation has over USD one billion in assets. Those funds are invested and the income provides the funds necessary to support those many activities. However, there is an indication that the value of these assets has decreased over the last 2 years and also, it seems, the total contributions.
As Rotarian, we should never forget that the foundation if the life and blood of Rotary and that giving to the Rotary Foundation is one of our responsibility. We can choose the area we want to support and we can select how we can give (monthly or annually) and how much. However, we need to first be registered to MyRotary at Once on the site we go to:
The Rotary Foundation > Give > Way to Give and follow the options.
It is also possible to give directly to a chosen project.

Please go to the site and inform yourself.

Inspirational Moment
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?

Texting is killing the language?  Young people have establish new conventions with texting.  It is a whole new form of writing, or as John says, "a new form of fingers speech".  Text is used as an extension of their language.  Mankind has evolved always in language.  This new text thing is no surprise. We keep evolving!
Nosberto Lou, RC of Guatemala North, D-4250

Texting is just another form of communication that will evolve as our written language has evolved in the past.
William Bell, RC of Lancaster, PA, USA, D-7390

Jim McWhorter
Excellent presenter and enjoyed his word flow. I have always considered myself to a stickler for language and now it appears I am a dinosaur - LOL. Slash Enjoyed prior e-meetings from you and this was no exception. Piece on million dollar teacher also very interesting. Single people can make a difference.

Keith Evans, RC of Walton on Thames, England, D-1145

Really enjoyed the view of Nova Scotia from the drone, the Rotary Jukebox, Life is good, without sorrow upbeat song and attitudes.  The different way to approach conflict and disagreement from the speaker, Margaret Heffernan was enlightening.
Phyllip Pressey, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

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

We'd love to hear from you!

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

Real Time Meetings
Each first Tuesday of the month our club holds its live on-line Board meeting, starting with fellowship at 4:30 pm Pacific Time. Each 3rd Tuesday of the month is our Fellowship Assembly, starting at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. All members are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. Your opinion is important! Contact President Frank or for directions to attend the e-meeting.
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
May is Youth Service MonthRotary Minute
Food for Thought

"Friendship...the craving for which brought Rotary into existence is the thing that
will keep Rotary a living, vital force in the world for all time, the very foundation
of our organization."

- Address to 1920 Rotary Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

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

Donated and Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

Speaker Program
This officially ends this week's meeting
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If you have an interesting topic or project to share, please contact our Administration Chair Jim Ferguson.

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest!