Greeter this week: Chris Langley
The commentary of "Canada's Astronaut" carried me off to a time long ago when in my own way I was privileged to have finished with small single engine aircraft with propellers, finished with heavier twin engined propellers, finished with small jet trainers and I strapped on for the first time a Canberra bomber, "the bomber that flies like a fighter" and we hurtled through the skies, high and low, learning that the chances were that if we followed training, we'd land safely again, despite all those bodily reactions to contrary  sensations. I was 17 years old. But this was all just preparation for what I really wanted and finally earned, The Lightning T5, a true beast, the fastest climbing, highest flying jet fighter around, a vertical flight to the very edge of where our astronaut went, space. Exhilarating, terrifying, requiring total trust in the whole team, in science and technology and in myself, the weakest link in the whole system. Coming to terms with that experience, often repeated, at the age of 18, built the man you know now. But it doesn't take that level of experience to become that man, or woman. Just be strong and be humble and enjoy the ride!... and pray that others who have not don't get too impatient with your strength.
             Canberra WJ861C
For years now, business surveys have acknowledged Bombardier as the star performer among Québec companies. This tribute is no doubt based on the unique management style and technological flair of North America's leader in the heavy transportation industry. It also honours the heritage begun by the determined, visionary founder of this small empire, the man who never stopped inventing, perfecting, and producing all-terrain vehicles: Joseph Armand Bombardier.
Read more HERE

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 impressed with how the site has improved and found the videos and content very interesting and more engaging than the last time I visited.  I will share the information and the upcoming film.  Good job!  
AnnLisa Jensen, RC of Spruce Grove, D-5370
Perhaps the search for happiness should start with the search for the best life playmate with the same values and goals as ours.
Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
I loved learning abut the 75-year longitudinal study in the Boston area, and the confirmation that having happy, healthy relationships are a good predictor of how happy and long our lives are likely to be, that social connections and outside interests matter greatly.  
Judy Redpath, RC of Herndon, D-7610

In the last 25 years, I have done make-ups all over the world , and on Cruise ships.  These remote Rotary meeting in foreign locations are some of life's better moments,
and, no matter where one met those Rotarians, they all were really wonderful persons.  

Jim Julius, RC of Tsawwassen, D-5040


February 23  (Rotary's Anniversary) is World Understanding and Peace Day.
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New Members Corner

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month!

Sixty million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution, and 90 percent of armed-conflict casualties are civilians, half of them children. Through service projects, fellowships, and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns, members train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Members also pursue projects to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

What 30-Somethings need to know about Rotary
Joining Rotary is a smart way to connect with leaders in your community and take action to help people in need. Rotary club meetings let you develop skills that no social media site will ever provide, says 32-year-old Rotary member Michael Bucca. He agrees Rotary has to use technology to reach 30-Somethings, but says he spends more time convincing his peers the benefit of personal connection.
Read Bucca's post HERE

“It is easier to interest men in war than in peace; it therefore requires more moral
courage to talk peace than war.”

— Rotary Just at the Threshold, THE ROTARIAN, February 1917
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 Requested by "Newly Married" Doug Dyer, PP Rotary E-Club of Canada One
Congratulations, Doug and Johanne!
Speaker Program 
Submitted by Frank Yakimchuk

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