Greeter this week: Herky Cutler

ImageGreetings Fellow Rotarians and guests! My name is Herky Cutler and I’ve been in Rotary since 1998, first as a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Pincher Creek in District 5360, and now as a Charter Member of the Rotary E-Club of Canada One in District 5370.

Rotary has touched me in many ways, but if I had to choose the most significant way in which it has affected my life, that would be through RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment). RYPEN is not a Rotary International program (unfortunately!), but it does exist in a number of clubs and districts throughout the world, albeit in different forms, and the first RYPEN program actually took place in Australia in the 1970’s.

RYPEN camps provide youth, who don’t ordinarily get to go to a leadership development camp, an opportunity to do so. Through a combination of team building activities, physical challenges, discussion sessions, and LOTS of fun, it’s incredible what can happen in just 3 1/2 days at one of these camps. I’ve been very fortunate to have been involved with RYPEN ever since I became a Rotarian, and serving as the District 5360 RYPEN Chair for the last 12.

If you have never attended a RYPEN camp, I HIGHLY recommend you do so. It has changed my life and many others who have taken the step into the world of RYPEN.

Thank you for attending this week’s meeting. I hope you enjoy it. Tell your friends, tell your neighbours...tell anyone that will listen....

Inspirational Moment

Submitted by Gordon Lewis
An inspirational Love story that does not require any words.


Anne Murray Sings Canadian National Anthem 1989

Let’s hear from our Guests

Each week we receive comments from guests and Prospective members, who attend our e-meetings. We like to share some of these comments with you.

“Oh how good it is to be reminded, in this busy and serious world, to laugh at ourselves and all the things we hold sacred from time to time! Even in adversity can be found laughter...and laughter surely is the best medicine!!”
Chris Langley, Member Rotary E-club Canada One

“I love the format of this e-club's website. So easy to follow and I learned a ton :)”
Lacie Popesco, RC Grande Prairie After Five –D5370

“I enjoyed the entire meeting. I enjoy getting information as to what other clubs are involved in helping around the world.
The classification talk of Jean Michel Crepin was interesting as we have had agrologist in our club.
The speaker was very funny. I really enjoyed listening to him.
Thank you for another excellent meeting.”
Kerry Hammel, RC Kindersley – D5360

“It was nice to have the opportunity to see Jean's classification talk and learn a bit about one of your members. It does add a personal presence to a club that exists in the electronic world. Mark Lawry's humour reminds me that Rotary is a lot of fun.”
Robert Boyden, RC Canmore –D5360

“I found your site easy to navigate; It is interesting and fun (nothing wrong with a little humor). I will recommend it to my fellow club members.”
Diana Parker RC Edmonton Strathcona – D5370

Message from your Club President

It’s good to be home in Alberta again after our six months in Mexico, and participate in my own Rotary community and District events.
I also look forward to meet with some of our fellow members this summer and discuss how we as a club can work together and be an example to others, wishing to charter an e-club.

Considering, that we are less than 3 months old. We have become a strong club with excellent leaders. We still have work to do, and I look forward to growing larger and stronger and your involvement in various projects, each of us in our own communities but also worldwide. We have a lot to offer and I thank you for being part of one of the best Rotary e-clubs in the world.
 Upon my return to my community, I was invited to attend my former Rotary Club of Stony Plain. It was wonderful to see all my Rotary friends again. The reason for the invitation was, to have Yvonne Jodoin, the Club’s foundation chair, present me with a new Paul Harris pin, containing one additional sapphire.

Ramiro and I consider our monthly contributions a good investment towards peace and the ending of world poverty. During my 18 years in Rotary I had the privilege to experience first hand the good work The Rotary Foundation does through my contributions. We are committed to continue supporting our foundation for the rest of our lives. We can hardly wait for the announcement, that we live in a Polio free world, thanks to our and your contributions.

I encourage you to learn more about the Paul Harris Fellowship, by clicking HERE.

Elly Contreras-Vermeulen


Fellowship, Community Service plus an opportunity to meet RI President Tanaka.
Celebrate Rotary Day Saturday May 11, 2013. All Rotarians and guests are welcome to a free BBQ. Join the President of Rotary International in a spring clean up at the Park and river valley area then stay for the free BBQ with President Sakuju Tanaka at the old Fort Edmonton Park.  Get to know the President by viewing this short video about his life.
Bring family, a friend or potential Rotarian!    

Click HERE for more details.

Board Meeting
Our fellowship and board meetings are every first Monday of the Month. Join us at 4:30 pm Pacific Time; 5:30 pm Mountain Time; 7:30 Eastern Time.
Invitations will be send a week prior.

"You make donations to support your terra club through fines, happy bucks and meals surplus. How would you like to donate to support our e-club?".

We kindly ask, that all members and visitors joining us for a meeting, will consider making a contribution in lieu of the cost of a meal. You contribution will help us with projects our club participates in.
Your donation may be made on line via the Paypal button at the end of the meeting, the “Donate Now Paypal” button in the sidebar, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada    T4C 1A2

A Little Humor

After filing their personal tax returns by April 30th, many Canadians will again receive a tax refund.
This is indeed a very exciting program and I'll explain it in a Q & A format:
    Q.  What is a tax refund payment?
    A.  It’s money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.
    Q. Where will the government get this money?
    A.  From taxpayers.
    Q.  So the government is giving me back my own money?
    A.  Only a smidgen of it.
    Q.  What is the purpose of this payment ?
    A.  The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.
    Q.  But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ?
    A.  Ah, be quiet.
Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the Canadian economy by spending your tax refund wisely:
- If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China or Sri Lanka.   
- If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs.
- If you purchase a computer, it will go to India , Taiwan or China.   
- If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico ,  Honduras and Guatemala.
- If you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan or Korea ..
- If you purchase useless stuff,  it will go to Taiwan .
- If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.
Instead, keep the money in Canada by:
Spending it at yard sales, going to hockey games, or spending it on prostitutes, Beer or Tattoos.
These are the only “truly” Canadian businesses still operating)

Go to a hockey game with a tattooed prostitute you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day!

New Members Corner

There are thousands of websites independently maintained by Rotary clubs and districts, Interact Clubs, and other Rotary-related groups around the world. Search for Rotary-related websites by country, type of site, district number, club name, or fellowship.
Find out what’s happening in your area and around the world and learn what other clubs are doing.
Click here to Search RI’s Registry of club and district websites

To experience some of what Rotary has to offer beyond the club level, visit our district website.
or sign up to attend the district conference HERE

To connect with your fellow Rotarians, District members or other e-club members, sign up for any or all of the following FaceBook Pages:

Rotary E-club of Canada One:

Rotary E-clubs Worldwide.

District 5370 Forum

Meeting Make-up
One of the many benefits of Rotary Club membership is the luxury of being able to travel the world and never miss a weekly meeting. Club members are welcome and encouraged to visit clubs while traveling to make-up the meeting missed back home.

Rotarians often ask what options exist if there is not a club in the area of travel, or if an emergency causes him or her to miss a meeting.
One option is to attend a regular meeting of a local Rotaract or Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or Rotary Fellowship. According the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, attending one of these meetings qualifies as a make-up.

(Submitted by David Werrett)
Bill Gates and RIBI tweeted a very interesting piece of information.
Not only of interest to Rotarians, but in particular to David Werrett, as the Morris cars were part of the British Leyland Company that David worked for when he first came to Canada.  The publication is called Gizmodo.

Food for Thought

The answer to having it all, is to believe you already do.

Speaker Program

David Werrett Classification Presentation

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