Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Vicki Horsfield

(A small sample of the supplies collected)
Snowball Effect could be a good term to describe Rotary. One member mentions something to another member, who generates another idea. That member talks to other members and they get themselves organized to do a project.
Others hear of the project and say "I can help with that!" and the snowball grows!
The following is a wonderful example of this amazing Rotary mind-set:
Last October, I gave a presentation about our organization, Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans, to the Rogue Gateway Rotary Club in Grants Pass, Oregon. A member there told his wife and son about my presentation. The son said, "I am going to start a project to get all the students in my school to donate their remaining school supplies when they clean out their lockers at the end of the school year." His project snowballed into a collection at all the high school in the school district. They have collected more supplies than the students in our organization can use, so I have contacted several other charitable organizations in Guatemala who will be very happy to share this wealth.
And Rotary has provided a grant to ship the supplies to Guatemala!!        
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?

Loved David Baron's Ted Talk about the eclipse. Watched it during the eclipse as myself and my pets decided not to take part in the actual eclipse watching.  Also found the Aboriginal history very enlightening as I feel we all should know more about our history.  The role of women and men was new to me and the role of women as 'life givers' resonated with me.  Thanks for fascinating meetings.
Sharon Blaker, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I learned that it is not the length of the experience that matters but how it changes your future.
Fritz Steigmeier, RC of Stratford, Ontario, D-6330

It is difficult to imagine what people have to go through to escape from a war torn country like Syria, the video this girl made shows the reality of what they have to endure on their travel to a peaceful country.
David Werrett, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I loved the speaker's passion regarding solar eclipses.  I saw last week's total eclipse while on vacations in St. Louis, MO. While I don't share the speaker's enthusiasm for following eclipses around the world, I'm glad I've experienced one.
Judy Redpath, RC of Herndon, VA, USA, D-7610

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News from the Rotary E-Club Family
Did you know, that Undine Miller was a member of the Chilliwack Rotary Club for 5 years, but had to resign to due to other business committments. She has also been a member of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce for over ten years, two of those as a Director. She was a co-chair for one year for Chilliwack Healthier Community.
Undine enjoys being an active part of Chilliwack's community. She is very interested in First Nations' history and its impact; and she cares about lifestyle and wellbeing overall.
She is a proud grandparent to 6 grandchildren, has been married for eons with Mark, and to top it all off, Undine became a Canadian Citizen in April 2017.

(Photo: Undine at her Citizenship presentation with grandchildren Jake and Annie)

Real Time Meetings
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.
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A Little Humor
With the help of some unconventional moves (and being the ONLY ONE to compete in the heavyweight division) Hamish Blake became the 2011 New York Bodybuilding Champion.

New Members Corner
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras

Food for Thought

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 Vicki Horsfield

Canadiana/Speaker Program

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