Greeter this week: Sharon Blaker

Welcome to this week's meeting.  I have attached a photo of the Chilliwack, BC, Rotary Club's 32nd annual week long book sale.  Literacy is very important to me and I always do 3 or more shifts with this environmentally friendly fundraiser.  (I'm the one with the glasses perched on my nose taking money.) The logo states Buy! Read! Return!  The community is really behind this event allowing the Club to raise between $65,000 - 80,000 annually which is the Club's largest fundraiser.  It is amazing to think about as the books, records, CDs & DVDs, and puzzles/games sell for $1 to about $5 each.  The children's section is very popular with parents bringing children to choose their first books, younger children spending their allowances and teens browsing for their favorite series.  Both fiction and non-fiction are categorized by topic which allows easy shopping for our customers. Volunteers spend over 5,000 hours of fellowship sorting and getting 80,000+ volumes ready for the sale. Advertising and other costs are often covered by business sponsors, many of whom are Rotarians.   The local Mall turns over its concourse for the week.  All money raised goes to local projects and scholarships.

Inspirational Moment
Submitted by David Werrett
Yukon fire trucks to get second life in Nicaragua
A holiday trip seven years ago to Nicaragua set in motion a dream for a Whitehorse firefighter to help out some poorly-equipped firefighters in that country.

Read more HERE

Canadiana
There are hundreds of Canada Geese around Skeleton Lake, 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 had forgotten much of the history of this program, especially the start in the Philippines. I also didn't realize the progress in Pakistan.
Larry Reynolds, RC of Campbell River Lunch, D-5020

Inspired by the way Rotarians galvanized partners around the world including governments, pharmacists, medical community, etc in order to be one step closer to the complete eradication of polio.
Richard Schwan, RC of Regina Eastview, D-5550

A different approach to breaking habits, by mindful Awareness which leads to greater control of choices.
I also enjoyed the fun comedy on international relations, the story of Cartier, and seeing the Rotary Foundation video again.

Russ Ives, RC of Detroit, D-6400

i really liked the Walk and Talk Idea.  it is very creative.  I am going to see how I can work that into my schedule.  Who knows, I might lose a few pounds too!
John Kamel, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Announcements
Meet Kevin!

During our October Fellowship Assembly members had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Ku, our co-hosted Exchange Student from Taiwan. Kevin came on line during a very well attended Fellowship Assembly with as feature speaker District Governor Laura Morie.
Kevin is scheduled to do his presentation during the weekly meeting of our co-sponsoring Rotary Club Edmonton Whyte Avenue. Coincidently at the same time we have our next Fellowship Assembly. So mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 pm MST and meet Kevin.
 
Follow Kevin's blog HERE

Upcoming Foundation Meeting with District 5370's Wayne Kauffman; Visitors Welcome!
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
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Rotary Foundation Training Videos (Posted by Chris Offer, D-5040)
A series of 8 short videos on a variety of Rotary Foundation topics are available to view and download. These short videos are an excellent resource for new member orientation, online training, club programs or for use as E-Club programs. The videos are all about 10 minutes. Presenters include RI President 2017-18 Ian Riseley, PDG Juliet Riseley, E/MGA Chris Offer, RRFC Betty Screpnek, RPIC Sean Hogan and Annual Giving Officer Chris Boyce. They were recorded in Vancouver on October 22, 2016 at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue at the Understanding - The Rotary Foundation Regional Seminar.

Please click HERE
 
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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

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A Little Humor
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

New Members Corner

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

From Prospective to Active
A positive member experience begins long before someone joins a Rotary club. We may want to start by introducing prospective members to Rotary with the "Impact Begins with You" brochure, which can be downloaded HERE. 
When someone wants to get involved with Rotary, they can express interest directly to our club on our website, or they can visit www.rotary.org/join.
Taking the time to get to know potential members and to determine whether our club is a good fit for them increases the likelihood of membership longevity and engagement. It is important that we create a positive experience for Prospective members.
As new members join your club, be sure to engage them right away. Inspire your new members to be active and engaged right from the start.
Please contact our Membership Chair David dwerrett.rotary@gmail.com for more details.

Food for Thought

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

Speaker Program
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield
 
This officially ends this week's meeting
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