ImageGreeter this week: Tanya Wolff
Welcome to Canada’s first provisional e-club! I am pleased to be your greeter today. I’d like to share with you one of my favourite Rotary quotes.
Sir Clem Renouf, Past RI President (1978-79) said:
Rotary gives ordinary people, extraordinary opportunities to do more with their lives than they ever dreamed possible.”
Rotary gives us all tons of opportunities. Through Rotary, I have been able to travel the world; to work with of many of our 1.2 million friends and experience their culture. You can too!
Don’t be afraid to allow yourself the personal pleasure and reward that you get as you are helping meet the needs of your own communities and assisting people worldwide. I would encourage you to reap these rewards through your involvement with Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Community Corps, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Rotary Friendship Exchange and through Global Networking Groups including Rotary fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups.
Take a moment today and Google any of the above programs. Follow up and see what they can do for you…and in turn, what you can do for the world!
All of these opportunities are gifts........................
Rotary is a gift…………………., but it’s up to open the box.
PDG Tanya Wolff D:6330

Inspirational Moment
It’s amazing what we can accomplish together. We may experience fear for the unknown at first. But once we give it a try we’re often surprised of the results. It may be so exciting you want to share with others and there is a huge benefit for you as well. Watch the video.


Please enjoy this very special National Anthem
With which this meeting is officially opened.

Opening Remarks
 ImageWelcome to our weekly e-meeting members and guests.
It was around October last year, when three committed Rotarians started to meet via Skype discussing ways to make use of the newly acquired Clubrunner Website to launch the first E-club in D5370, so they could stay involved in Rotary when weekly attendance at their Terra club was no longer an option.
One year later our provisional club conducts weekly e-meetings on a website to be proud of and the number of Rotarians behind the scenes (or should I say screens) have increased.
I lot of hard work has gone into getting us where we are today and I like to thank the members of the board to make it all possible. We feel very confident that we will have more than 25 members soon and have set a target Charter date of February 23, 2013.

A special welcome to our guests from D6330. We look forward to working with you all to make our club a success.

To all our Canadian friends: Happy Thanksgiving

Comments from our Guests
This past week we enjoyed a record attendance from members and guests. Thank you all for submitting your attendance form and sending us your suggestions.

Nice variety of inspiration, humour and Rotary knowledge. Would you consider proposing that e-club members can meet at the next District conference and provide dates so they can plan ahead?”
Marilyn Mucha, Edmonton Whyte Ave - D5370

I have been to your site many times and feel that you guys have done a great job with your meetings”. Juan Carlos Reyes – D6330

Enjoyed the humour and the Note about greeter as well as Rotary inspirational moment. Having fun at Rotary is key. Putting ability to work was a good video and in itself inspirational. Good work all.”
Lynne Ternosky,  Rotary Club of Festival City Stratford – D6330

I am learning that this can be a pretty effective way to feel a part of something. I am looking forward to becoming more engaged in the e club.”
Doug Dyer, RECW

The story about Ed made me cry - you don't know anything about anyone by just looking at them - you need to talk to them to find out who they really are.”
Anne Dale, Calgary Chinook – D5360

ImageFuture Planning Webinar
November 12 at 6:00 pm (MDT)
Club trainer, entertainer and motivational speaker, Herky Cutler will be our facilitator.
Topic: “Be a Vibrant Club”.
All members are invited to participate as we plan the future of our club.  This will be motivational and fun.
Learn more about Herky: 

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The Rotary E-club of Western Canada
Box 1959, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1B5

A Little Humor
Born to be Mild



ImageThankyou Secretary Shirley for this story:
This year marked the 80th anniversary of the forming of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.  Each year since, Rotarians have gathered for a weekend of fellowship and goodwill alternating between Canada and the US sides of the border.  This year’s Rotary theme “Peace through Service” was extremely fitting as over 200 Rotarians from four districts in Southwestern Canada and Northwestern Montana gathered in Kalispell, Montana, to celebrate the anniversary and enjoy three days of speakers and events. We were honored again this year with exchange students from across all the districts attending.  Their international presence along with their enthusiasm and energy remind us of how we continue to strive to achieve peace through building those friendships.
Keynote speaker Al Jubitz (Rotary Club of Portland Or.) challenged all Rotarians with his presentation “Advancing World Peace Through Rotary: What Can We Do to Build a World Beyond War?” 
The weekend assembly concluded with a moving ceremony in West Glacier overlooking McDonald Lake where Rotarians joined hands across a white ribbon symbolizing the border between our countries and recited: “In the name of God, we will not take up arms against each other.  We will work for peace, maintain liberty, strive for freedom, and demand equal opportunities for all mankind.  May the long-existing peace between our two nations stimulate other people to follow this example.”

Food for Thought
If you think you are too small to be effective. You’ve never been in a dark room with a mosquito!

Speaker Program
Jamie Drummond
How to set goals for the world.

This officially ends this week’s meeting
If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact our Program Chair

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, hope you will return and invite a guest.

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