Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week: Elly Contreras
If someone asks me today if I want to "join" Rotary, or come to a "meeting", I would likely decline. The fact is, these two words scare people away; "Joining" and "meetings".
Instead I would ask: "Come over for a drink and we can watch a great speaker together on the big screen, perhaps we can do some networking and I'll tell you about this great organization I belong to.
2017 was the third-highest number of members in our history; We continue to exceed 1.2 million members, and we have the opportunity to reach our highest membership ever by increasing our efforts to attract new members and retain existing ones.
We need YOU to reach out to the younger generation, and there are thousands of them willing to serve. There are a quarter of a million Rotaractors in over 10,000 clubs. Once they turn 30 they leave Rotaract and are eligible to be part of Rotary.
So let's get the word out: Seek them out on Facebook, invite them to our website. Send a FaceBook or Text message to your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews with a link to some of our best speaker programs, inspirational moments, or perhaps the humorous moment. Invite them to post on our FB pages. Ask them if they like to form a small group with their peers and address a need in their community.

Allow the young generation to work with us; Extend an invitation to our Forum Tuesday, March 20, at 6:00pm (MST) and hear what their peers have to say about Rotary. Rotary is changing our next Rotarians will be different, and starts with YOU, and your willingness to share this link.

Inspirational Moment

Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

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?

Good to read about areas that motivate our members to serve. or are interested in learning more. It is easier to do this with like-minded people for sure and we offer volunteers that opportunity regardless of their skills, training or interests.
Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

I enjoyed meeting Doug Dyer at a Rotary meeting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico on 6 Feb 2018, and again in the central bus station on 12 Feb!
Edward Jacob, RC of Chicago -O'Hare, D-6450

The Rotary Minute article on helping the poor and shelterless in Mexico was enlightening.  I was completely unaware of these issues and hope Levi will continue to bring them to the forefront.
Darlene Garat, RC of Campbell River, D-5020

There's always time to change our eating and excercise habits, despite we are getting older. I am trying!
Nosberto Lou, RC of Guatemala North, D-4250

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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.
District 5370 is going to be using the Zoom platform as its online communication platform.
Peter Denooy is offering his knowledge of Zoom to assist anyone who would like to learn more about it.
An online introduction of 60 minutes at every week until the end of April 2018 at the following days and times (MDT) is offered to you:
Wednesday Noon
Saturday 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM

Anybody can drop in; it is preferable that more than 2 people join, as it will open up more options, but one-on-one meetings will also be very helpful.
For any questions, please contact Peter via

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.
Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.
Please click in our Event Calendar for details and access Link.
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In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
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

We thank you for your donation!

A Little Humour
New Members Corner
Submitted by Lynne Ternosky

'What the hell is going on?' Polio cases are vanishing in Pakistan, yet the virus won't go away
Just a year ago, poliovirus seemed on its last legs in Pakistan, one of its final strongholds. Polio cases were steadily falling, from 306 in 2014 to 54 in 2015, 20 in 2016, and, by last count, eight in 2017. Blood tests showed that, overall, immunity to the virus had never been higher, even among children aged 6 to 11 months, thanks to years of tireless vaccination campaigns. Surely, there were not enough susceptible kids to sustain transmission, and the virus would burn itself out within a year.

Read more HERE

Rotary Minute

Food for Thought
Submitted by Vicki Horsfield

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 Lynne Ternosky
"Dolly Parton began Imagination Library thinking about her father who could not read.
Recently we began the Imagination Library program through the Inuvik Library in Northwest Territories."
Speaker Program
Submitted by Elly Contreras
This officially ends this week's meeting
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