ImageGreeter this week: Danielle Bork
So many people ask me, why do you work so hard and volunteer so much with Rotary?  I wish there were a simple answer; Rotary means so much to me.  It means helping others, changing lives, peace, trust and friendship. It’s not only about helping others, it’s that great feeling you get when you know you have changed a life. During my years working on the Youth Exchange Committee for D6330 and D4130 I’ve received so many emails and letters from my students sharing memories of time we spent together.  Unfortunately because so many students have passed through my life, I don’t always remember what they remember.  Regardless, it’s still a great feeling knowing that I have had a positive impact on so many young people’s lives in every corner of the earth. I serve because doing good makes me feel good.  So many people say “someone should do something about that” but they never act.  Rotarians are the people doing something about it.  I encourage you to find the activity within Rotary that gives you that good feeling of doing good. There’s something for everyone!
 
Enjoy the meeting!
Danielle

Imspirational Moment
Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.
William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962)

I am a Canadian

This meeting is now officially opened.

Opening Remarks
Welcome to our e-meeting and thank you for joining us.
Because the Rotary Foundation is one of the most important aspects of Rotary, this week, once again, our weekly program will be focused on the Rotary foundation.
EREY Chair Al Bergsma, will soon be providing us more information on how you can be involved.

Comments from our Guests
“Great video of Mexico tourism. Polio was endemic in 125 countries in 1988 including Canada and USA. Now only the 3 counties of Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have had polio cases”.
Larry Kanters, RC Innisfail - District 5360

“I enjoyed my first e-club meeting with your club. I also enjoyed the TED video and the various other videos as a "lifter" to the meeting”.
April Farrimond, RC Snohomish, District 5050

“It is good to know that our organization, totally volunteer, is having such a beneficial impact on the world.”
Duncan McNeill, RC Innisfail – D5360

“ I liked the choice of topics to choose from”.
Ernie Helliker, RC Swan City Grande Prairie, D5370


Announcements
We need you to help us keep our weekly meetings interesting. Please submit items for the weekly meeting to our Program Director

Attendance Report
A big thank you to those who attend our meeting on a regular basis. If you have attended a Terra or other e-club meeting, attended our Board meeting or served on a Rotary project, please indicate on the attendance from on our website or send a message to the Club Administrator, in order for your attendance to be recorded.

Board Meeting
Our next Board meeting will be on Monday, December 3rd. All members are welcome to attend. For GoToMeeting invitation contact webmaster.

We kindly ask, that all members and visitors joining us for a meeting, will consider making a contribution in lieu of the cost of a meal. You contribution will help us with projects our club participates in.
Your donation may be made on line via the Paypal button at the end of the meeting, the “Donate Now Paypal” button in the sidebar, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Western Canada
Box 1959, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1B5


A Little Humour
ImageBetter than a Flu Shot!
Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all.
One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea. As the Pastor sat facing her old Hammond organ, he noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it.
The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom! When Miss Beatrice returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and it’s strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.
“Miss Beatrice”, he said, “I wonder if you would tell me about this? Pointing to the bowl. 'Oh, yes,' she replied, 'Isn't it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven't had the flu all winter.

ROTARY Minute
Interested in knowing who visits our E-club?
Not all visitors complete the attendance form when they visit our website, therefore webmaster Bruce added a counter to our website, allowing us to monitor the number of visits and where they are located.
It’s great to see, that we have visitors from as many as 15 different countries.

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Guest visits increase every week. Why not include a link to our website at the end of your e-mails. 

 

Food for Thought

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Speaker Program
Have you ever wondered, how Rotary is able to do so much GOOD in the World.  Where does the good come from?  How can I be involved in that good?  It seems that the answer lies in a person's heart.  The same heart that allows Rotary to do so much GOOD.  Click on the video below to see the Good that Rotary is doing, both at home and around the world.  I am sure that your heart will swell as you see these pictures. 

Won't you consider doing your part in Doing Good in the World?
Consider making a donation to the Rotary Foundation today. Click on
http://www.rotary.org/en/Contribute/Pages/ridefault.aspx.
For further information, please contact Al Bergsma

This officially ends this week’s meeting
If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact our Program Chair

Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, hope you will return and invite a guest.

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