Greeter this week: Elly Contreras
L-R E-Club members Gord Lewis, Jim Ferguson, President Ravindran, Elly Contreras, Ramiro Contreras

Rotary has become a big part of my life over the past 20 years. Ramiro and I seldom missed an event, at club, district, zone, or International level.
When we moved to BC we left many friends behind, but are making new Rotary friends in our new communities. This is easy to do for anyone associated with Rotary. I see Rotary as a license for friendship, no matter where in the world you travel; and traveling we do, a lot. 
During our recent trip to Alberta, we had the pleasure of participating in several Rotary events, including the End Polio walk in Downtown Edmonton and the Centennial Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Edmonton; being welcomed by many friends. One of the highlights was the attendance of RI President K.R. Ravindran, who we had the pleasure of meeting in person. I have great respect for leaders in Rotary, who give up a great part of their life to serve Rotary and to serve us as members.
I encourage any Rotarian to travel and meet Rotary friends.
Inspirational Moment 
Submitted by Elly Contreras


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?
The pieces about Fort Mac were so impacting....a true reminder that safety, food, water, health and family are SO important---that is why we are Rotarians!

Sue Croft, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Her conclusion by saying that we should be passionate about helping others resonated with Rotary's motto "Service above Self". Also her advice not to wait for the perfect thing and to start doing some thing to earn a living which will eventually help you into your passions, made a lot of sense.
K.Prasad Menon, RC of Simsbury-Granby, D-7890

Don't wait for something to hit you over the head to get involved/going. Whatever is out there go for it and the passion to "make a difference " will follow.
Wayne Lannon, RC of Westlock, D-5370

I most enjoyed the presentation by the Japanese foreign exchange student shortly after WWII.
Fred Nesbitt, RC of Albion, NY, D-7090

I am not convinced about the general statement that the new generation can be effective learners without "reading books". The Florida Rhodes scholar he used as an exemplar is the kind of kid that would have been an "A" student in the traditional model, and would have read books.  It just so happens that that type of student is the exception - the high achievers, the very cleverest of kids, will always rise to the top, because they will excel at whatever type of model they are placed within.  The bulk of kids, however, are obviously not succeeding similarly in the new model.  Their use of computers is not limited to learning - rather, it is taken up with a variety of activities (gaming, Facebook, etc.) which is not expanding their general knowledge or causing them to curiously explore the world and its complexities.  If anyone doubts that the current generation of students has a large majority of kids who have been "dumbed down" by overuse of video and computer exposure and use, just take a look at the 'streetwalk'-type interviews done on university students - it's shocking.  
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund Established
The Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation has established the "Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund" to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire.  The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept donations, for which tax receipts will be issued.  The Foundation will rely on an independent committee of Fort McMurray stakeholders (including the Rotary club and the municipality) for advice on disbursal of the funds. 
Donations may be from individuals or corporations.  
Please forward donations to:
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
c/o Rotary District 5370 Office
16030 - 104 Ave.. NW
Edmonton AB    T5P 0S3 

and annotate cheques "Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund"
If you wish to make a donation using Visa, MasterCard or American Express, you may do so by using the Canada Helps website and the Charitable Foundation's link:
In the comments section, please indicate that the donation is for the Fort  McMurray Fire Relief Fund. 

It is now possible to donate to the Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund through ATB Cares.  ATB Cares matches contributions with an additional 15%.
Here's the link:

Many thanks!

Julius Buski, President
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation

Please note; if you wish you can also donate through our website via PayPal.
Just make a notation that the funds donated are to be used for the Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund.
Our E-Club address:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2

We thank you for your donation.
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More than 42,000 Rotary members from over 100 countries will come together beginning 28 May to celebrate Rotary at our annual convention in Korea. Follow the action with our live blog, photo, and video coverage, and on social media at #rotary16. Learn more about the convention including recently added speakers.
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A Little Humor 

New Members Corner
June is Rotary Fellowship Month

The first four Rotarians (from left): Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul P. Harris, circa 1905-12.

The final month of every Rotary year is Fellowship Month. This is a fitting designation since fellowship is particularly to the forefront with changeovers being very much the priority in June.
Fellowship is of course one of the five core values of Rotary, the others being service, diversity, integrity and leadership. Yet in so many clubs there is a real objection to the use of the word fellowship and I know of some clubs where the use of the word will require the person concerned to make a donation to the fines box.

- Read more HERE  

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Ramiro Contreras
Food for Thought 

"Rotary is Fellowship. Real Fellowship is frank, spontaneous, full of warmth, and if
you want to gauge its depth you will find that it is the difference between "Mister"
and "Bill" - "Reverend" and "Jack."

- Call Him "Bill," THE ROTARIAN, May 1915

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 Lynne Ternosky

Speaker Program 
Submitted by Elly Contreras

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