Greeter this week: Juan Carlos Reyes
I am honoured and delighted to be this week's greeter, particularly since it is national Aboriginal week, for the past 2 decades I have been involved nationally and internationally learning, understanding and explaining the struggles that are often invisible to the rest of us, but a daily reality in aboriginal communities around the world.
I applaud the efforts of our new government for making in roads to fix a broken relationship that has existed for over 500 years. It is because of the British alliance with the Iroquois that today I am writing this in english and not in french, it is also because of the bravery of the indians during the war of 1812, that today we are living in Canada enjoying independent freedom.
The history is rich, the cultures are mesmerizing and the people kind, brave and proud. I encourage you to learn more about Aboriginal culture this week and if you wish to get involved further in any way, please reach out.
The picture I choose was from our visit to Maskush Adventure in northern Quebec last week. We had a chance to fly into a remote area only accessible by helicopter or boat and spent 3 days with nature. Our elder and host who lives and has lived by the river all his life, shared with us how his parents and others before them have survived and lived in the region for centuries. It was truly a remarkable experience.
As a last note, if you are interested in reading my latest article regarding the Attawapiskat First Nation suicide crisis, you can by clicking here:

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?

Dananjaya Hetteriarachchi is an amazing speaker.  What a wonderful reminder of the power of the communication.
And thank you, Lynne, for sharing the Disturbed version of "Sound of Silence"

Bruce Kleeberger, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I enjoyed the variety of the by Disturbed was excellent!
Dawn Straka, RC of Peterborough-Kawartha, D-7010

I like the Canadian content- it would be great to have a view of what is happening in rotary clubs from coast to coast.
Mary Jackson, RC of Kalamalka, D-5060

I found an interesting parallel in Dananjaya Hettiarachchi experience of the impact of ToastMasters and that of Rotary meetings. How both can bring out what is special in a person.
Philip Laitar, RC of Woodstock, D-7080

Enjoyed the TedTalk video on "How to turn a deadly plant into a thriving business". A good example of creative thinking to look at a problem and believe that there has got to be a better way that would be beneficial for the community. She must have been aware of the Rotary 4 Way Test.
John Dawes, RC of Regina South, D-5550

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.
We thank you for your donation.

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.
For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.
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In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
Please consider a small donation in lieu of a meal,
You may use either, the Paypal Button on the side bar, donation button on the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:

The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2
A Little Humor
Submitted by Gord Lewis

New Members Corner
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
Largest Convention Ever
A record number of 43,000 attendees left the Rotary Convention in Korea inspired to end polio for good, to celebrate The Rotary Foundation's centennial, and to champion changes that will help Rotary appeal to a broader audience. On the last day, RI President K.R. Ravindran shared a personal story of his mother's triumph over polio.
Several of our members will be attending the Atlanta, Georgia Convention. We like YOU there too.
You can register HERE

Food for Thought

"It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement."..... Paul Harris.

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!

George Leach is a Canadian musician and actor. A Stl'atl'imx from Lillooet, British Columbia, he released his first album Just Where I'm At in 2000. He subsequently performed at the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. He won the Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year in 2014 for his album Surrender.
Read more HERE
Speaker Program
Submitted by Jim Ferguson
This officially ends this week's meeting
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