This weeks features....
  • Speaker program - Paul Polak - Out of Poverty
  • Auction Update
  • The official Rotary Flag
Plus our regular weekly features....
  • This weeks greeter is John Kay
  • Canadiana
  • A Little Humor.... for a chuckle
  • A Rotary Minute...What is Literacy
  • and much more...
Check out the entire weekly meeting below....
Greeter this week: John Kay
Greetings, whether you are a member of E-Club of Canada One or a Visitor from another Club, we are happy that you are here.
I’m John Kay, a member of this E-Club, and I live in Blaine, WA, a border town in Western Washington. However I grew up in Canada, am a dual citizen, and to paraphrase Sarah Palin, “I can see Canada from here”.
As I said, we’re happy that you are here, seriously.  Some of our members aren’t here, and many visitors who could be here aren’t.  There’s a report in the current issue of “The Rotarian” showing that over the past ten years membership has fallen 15% in the United States and 14% in Canada.  Why?  I used to be Membership Director for a non-Rotarian Club back East and we had a saying that if membership was down more than 10% in two consecutive periods, the Club was in a death spiral.
I’m not saying that Rotary is dying.  It is actually enjoying some spectacular growth in some other parts of the world.  It’s just that we are in trouble here in North America, and in other parts of the developed world.  Again, WHY?  If you have any thoughts on why, please add them in the COMMENTS or the SUGGESTIONS sections at the end of the meeting.  If you have further thoughts on the subject come back next week and add another COMMENT or SUGGESTION.  It’s critical to our future.
We hope you enjoy and are stimulated by today’s meeting."
Inspirational Moment 
Comments from our Guests and Members
“Your selection of video clips for your meetings continues to be excellent, thought provoking and inspiring. I really enjoyed this meeting.”
Robert Boyden, RC Canmore – D5360
“I enjoy the variety you are able to accomplish, New Member Corner is a good idea for all of us new or not so new”
Anne Skirving, R e-club of Canada One
“From this meeting I have learned the Impact of Polio and what role Canada is playing in Polio eradication.” 
Song Hu, RC Edmonton Southeast – D5370
Board Meeting
Our next fellowship and board meeting is May 5th. All members are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. Your opinion is important! Join us at 4:30 Pacific Time 5:30 Mountain Time. Contact President Bruce  or for directions to attend the e-meeting.
Support our E-Club
Your contribution for this meeting may be made on line via the Paypal Button on the side bard. 
in the sidebar, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2
We thank you for your donation.
A Little Humor 

New Members Corner
The Official Rotary Flag
An official flag was formally adopted by Rotary International at the 1929 Convention in Dallas, Texas. The Rotary flag consists of a white field with the official wheel emblem emblazoned in gold in the center of the field The four depressed spaces on the rim of the Rotary wheel are colored royal blue. The words "Rotary" and "International' printed at the top and bottom depressions on the wheel rim are also gold. The shaft in the hub and the key way of the wheel are white. The first official Rotary flag reportedly was flown in Kansas City Missouri, in January 1915. In 1922 a small Rotary flag was carried over the South Pole by Admiral Richard Byrd, a member of the Winchester, Virginia Rotary Club. Four years later, the admiral carried a Rotary flag in his expedition to the North Pole. Some Rotary clubs use the official Rotary flag as a banner at club meetings. In these instances it is appropriate to print the words "Rotary Club" above the wheel symbol, and the name of the city, state or nation below the emblem. The Rotary flag is always prominently displayed at the World Headquarters as well as at all conventions and official events of Rotary International.
Rotary Minute 
The Rotary Foundation (Canada) is an official associate foundation of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Rotary Foundation (Canada) is a Canadian federally chartered corporation and Canadian registered charity supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world. The Rotary Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world."
VISIT the Official Canada Foundation site 

Food for Thought 
There are three primary factors of fulfilling work, in this order:
1. Legacy: A higher purpose, a mission, a cause. This means knowing that in some way—large or small—the world will be a better place after you've done your work.
2. Growth: The opportunity to get better and better at skills and talents that you enjoy using, to the extent that they become intertwined with your identity.
3. Freedom: The ability to choose who you work with, what projects you work on, where and when you work each day, and getting paid enough to responsibly support the lifestyle that you want.  

1) Get clear on you core values.
2) Express your values through your work.
3) Seek working partners who align with your values and magnify your impact.
-Will Marré
This officially ends this week’s meeting
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