Greeter this week: Biswanath Chakrabarty

Everyone has his or her reasons for joining Rotary. It can range from trying something new with their extra time to pursuing their core beliefs by participating in one cause or another. For me, it was an opportunity to further my practice of service above self. In the past I have had various opportunities to partake in volunteering for and supporting causes that are dear to my heart. After joining Rotary, I have had the opportunity to diversify my participation and partake in other projects. Most recently, our club has approved and sent funds to the institution named Gadadhar Pathshala, situated in a remote village of West Bengal, India. The funds we have provided have allowed them to accept 40 students who, otherwise, would not have been able to receive the environment of education. These children come from impoverished backgrounds, and often end up leaving the education system prematurely. They often cannot go far in life due to their unfortunate circumstances. The teachers and administrators in Gadadhar Pathashla provide these children with a traditional as well as cultural education free of charge. Furthermore, they provide nourishment to these children through a daily meal. In short, they give these children the opportunities that they would be otherwise deprived of.  For me, Rotary has provided the opportunities to make a difference on a larger scale. This project has allowed me to take part in helping 40 children in pursuing their individual dreams and to make a difference, which simply I could not have performed without our Rotary E-Club.  This is reason why I am proud to be a Rotarian.

Inspirational Moment 
Submitted by Vicki

April 9th is Vimy Ridge Day in Canada

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings. 
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?
I am a lover of TED talks and this was a good one.  This speaker looked into the philosophy of dying and took a glimpse of the process from a different perspective.  Although death is necessary for all human beings it is best met with compassion, a sense of 'play', and a healing/closure perspective.  
My favourite part (especially as a health care provider myself) is his focus on the positive as opposed to the negative.  He say's "make life more wonderful, instead of less horrible"; "live not in spite of death but because of it.  
One of my favourite philosophical viewpoints as a chiropractor is: you can't fight the darkness, you must turn on a light; you can't fight disease [death], you must turn on life.  
This talk definitely resonated with me. :)

Kara Hoffsuemmer, RC of Barrie, D-7010

Convenience of being able to view on line as I'm currently in hospital.
Warren Creighton, RC of West Ottawa, D-7040

The speaker emphasized the pay-offs of listening - deeper and more meaningful relationships, conflict resolution, joy and happiness. Sounds so simple but with the 'busy-ness' of our culture, we often do not take time to listen. Something we need to get back to.
Vicki Horsfield, Rotary Club of Canada One, D-5370
We all like to think we live in a good country. That our daily lives are in some way improving the world as a whole. Mr. Anholt's speech about what a good nation truly is was a great eye opener and makes one look at their own country as well as the world a little differently.
Simon Anholt, RC of Western Fort Worth, D-5790


Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points.
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that effective immediately, all 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 draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.
When you attend our weekly e-meeting, and make a donation to our club, your name will be entered in a quarterly draw. The first draw will take place at the April Board meeting. At this draw, the club will donate $200.00 on the winner’s behalf, earning points to his or her Paul Harris award. $100.00 is a contribution from the e-club, the other $100.00 is a generous match from one of our e-club members.
The next quarterly draw will be $100.00, unless a match is received from another generous Rotarian.
Winners will have the opportunity to showcase their club or their favorite Rotary Project in future e-meetings in the form of a Greeter Message.
You can have as many entries as your attendances with a donation. Participants do not need to be a Rotarian.
All participants will be notified via e-mail after the draw. The winner will also be announced in our weekly bulletin.

For questions related to this draw, please contact: PR Chair Elly Contreras  <>
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Please consider a small donation in lieu of a meal,
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
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A Little Humor 

New Members Corner
April is Maternal and Child Health Month

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly

District leaders prepare to celebrate Foundation’s Centennial:
Click HERE 

A celebration of The Rotary Foundation centennial in 2016-17 will officially kick off in May at the Rotary Convention in Korea. Incoming leaders are already planning to lead their districts in the celebration. They received encouragement from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith during Rotary’s annual training event in San Diego.

Watch a video about the Centennial by clicking HERE 
Plan YOUR event by clicking HERE

Food for Thought 
Submitted by Rashmani

“In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance.” 
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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 JC Reyes

Following with the theme set by our President Jim, we look at the logic and reality of being wrong and our fear of being wrong.

This officially ends this week's meeting
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