Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield

How blessed we are to have been born and raised in the culture we come from. I overheard a conversation between two Guatemalan women who live in poverty. The first one asked, "Why do you think the gringos have so much and we have so little?" After a bit of discussion, the second one responded, "I think it's because they know how to do stuff, and we don't."  A lack of education among the poor - or better said, the denial of an education because of lack of family resources - certainly causes a lack of knowing how to do stuff, which contributes to the continued cycle of poverty. As Buddha said, "There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance." This indicates that education is the key to reducing/eliminating poverty. And blessings we receive are meant to be shared.
Inspirational Moment

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 found Mr. Jobs's speech both fascinating and poignant. I had no idea of his early background, and how very instrumental it was in shaping his life.  Alas, we all too often forget how important our earliest years are in moulding who we will become, generally to our detriment.  We can all take his comments about this to heart.
Delwen Stander, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Re "Dan Pink"
I loved his reference to "Purpose" where he says "... do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves".  That really resonated to my being a Rotarian and our motto of Service Above Self. Bang on. A very enlightening program (PS: I figured out the candle problem without help!!)

John Wojcicki, Rotary Club of Edmonton, D-5370

I'm happy that you are there, and that I'm able to contribute thru your club.
James Julius, RC of Tsawwassen, BC, D-5370

Steve Jobs talks about 3 things about life. The first one is connecting the dots. This can only be done looking back and never forward. He attended college for one year but had to drop out because his education was a financial burden for his parents. He however dropped in on classes one of which was calligraphy. This he later incorporated in the type and fonts in the Mac computers.
The second thing he talks about is loss and love. The loss was getting fired from Apple which forced him to start over again which he founded Pixar the most successful film animation company. He also met his wife at that time.
The third and final thing was death. When he was diagnosed with his first bought with cancer he realized that with death possibly just around the corner how important it is do what you love and passionate for.

Michael Thomas, RC of Stony Plain, AB, D-5370


Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!

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Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points
The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of 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 quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.

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The Rotary E-club of Canada One
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A Little Humor

New Members Corner
Submitted by Elly Contreras
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

January is Vocational Service Month

Paul Harris, the founder of rotary had this idea that friendship and business should be mixed, resulting in more business and friendship for everyone involved. Out of this concept the Vocational Service was born. Offering opportunity for clubs and districts to use their professional skills in service projects.
Vocational Service offers Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
Rotary's high ethical standards are also demonstrated in The Rotary Code of Conduct. This code defines a set of values that are appropriate for the personal conduct of Rotarians in business, as professionals, as community leaders and in retirement.

CLICK HERE for the Rotarian Code of Conduct

Food for Thought
Submitted by Rashmani Chakrabarty

At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in."

-Mother Teresa

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 Elly Contreras
"One of my favourite Dutch Performers Caro Emerald"

Speaker Program
Submitted by Peter Denooy

"Please note - our E-Club Charter President Elly, is speaking at about the 26 minute mark in the video"
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