Need to make up meeting?
This weeks features....
Plus our regular weekly features...
Check out the entire weekly meeting....

A year ago I knew nothing of Rotary or E-Clubs, but I do like a good game of Pickle Ball and so does Bruce Kleeberger. I have played a lot of Pickle Ball with a lot of people, but none have had the profound impact on me like Bruce has. In a short order of time, Bruce began to tell me about Rotary and the E-club. Since I was a retired Information Technology person, the whole idea of an E-club and the technology behind it all intrigued me to say the least, and when he said he really needed a webmaster for the sclub website, that interested me even more.  
Fast forward 6 to 8 months, and here I am, I have learned a lot about Rotary, learned a lot about E-clubs, and had a few interesting challenges to tackle. Best of all I got to meet a lot of interesting people from all over Canada and the world because of it.  
Thank you to all of you. Enjoy this meeting.
Inspirational Moment 
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
-    Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) Writer and playwright

Comments from our Guests and Members
We love to hear from our guests and members. Following are some of the things they tell us on the attendance form.
Please write your comments in the attendance form

“I like the ease of navigating the site, humor component and convenience of this meeting.”
Amanda Reimer, RC Grande Prairie Swan City – D5370
“Thank-you for finding Tony Abbott's opening remarks to the Sydney Rotary International conference.  I feel like I was almost there!”
JP Kamel, R E-club Canada One
“I enjoyed learning that Rotary is still very committed to the complete  eradication of Polio in the remaining 3 remaining countries of the world.  “
Leonard James, RC Auburn – D5190
“I believe PolioPlus to be what Rotary is all about. Being able to "attend" The Convention and hear these messages through this makeup means a lot to me.”
Shirley Buttenhoff, RC Sunriver – D5110

Members’ Name Tags
By now, most of you must have received your new name tag, which were coordinated by Chris, who suggests to wear it with pride at EVERY Rotary function you attend. 
Carry it with you when you travel and attend a meeting at a different club. Proudly show that you are an e-club member.
Have you checked out our Facebook Page lately?
The cover and profile pictures have been updated with the new theme logo. Now all we need are your "cheerful" comments. Share our page with others and spread the word of the Rotary E-club of Canada One.

El Salvador Project 
(Submitted by Lynne)
As many as 150 children of varying grades are taking the computer classes in Chacarita, a small isolated rural community of 600. 
Grades 1,2 and 3 study Microsoft Word and grades 4,5,6 study Excel. Without the support of Rotary and the Rotary E-club of Canada One, this would not be happening. Rotary built the classroom and provides the salary of the teacher (Elizabeth), who moved into this small community, allowing her to be at the school all day.
Reports indicate, that all studies are of interest to the student. They study regular classes half of the day and computers the other half when they would normally be at home. There are two cycles each day at the school.
Finding a teacher qualified and able to teach in this remote location where of a population of 600, 50% is illiterate and most adults have no more than grade 1 or 2 education, is a challenge. Very few go beyond grade 6.  The only grade 12 graduate from the community was the one who asked Rotary to help. 

Support our E-Club
Your contribution for this meeting may be made on line via the Paypal Button on the side bar, from 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
We thank you for your donation.
New Members Corner

Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.
Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.
Read more HERE

Rotary Minute 
What will your generation be the last to see?
When Rotary set out to end polio more than 25 years ago, there were over 350,000 cases of this crippling disease every year. Children in 125 countries lost their ability to run, walk, and play -- forever. Since then, we’ve eradicated 99 percent of this devastating disease. The end is so close we can see it. Our generation will be the last to see the crippling effects of polio. What else will your generation be the last to see?

Food for Thought 
“So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.” 
- Robert Louis Stevenson, Lay Morals
This officially ends this week’s meeting
Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal to help us help the world. Donate  via the PAYPAL link via the sidebar on our home page or on the Attendance submittal form.
In order to have your attendance recognized please completed the attendance form.
Members of THIS e-club click HERE
Guests attending our meeting click HERE

Confirmation of your attendance will be send to your e-mail address promptly.
If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact our Program Committee 
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, hope you will return and invite a guest.

Click Here to make a Donation
For Attendance Credit:

Members of this club Click HERE
Visiting Rotarians and Guests Click HERE

Attendance confirmation will be sent promptly