Greeter this week: Jean-Michel Crepin

A very long time ago it seems, before mobile phones, fax machines, GMO and when we did not think of managing the environment or human resources, a few of us were invited at the Petroleum Club in Calgary for an informal meeting with a few oil company's CEOs interested in investing in the oil sands in Fort McMurray. It was the time when protecting the environment was not seen by those companies as a cost to be managed. There were no environmental ministries and all provinces invested heavily in environmental research. 
Many of us walked the pristine bush, muskegs and spruce forests, taking lichen, rain, snow, water and soil samples. We partnered with the natives and corporations alike to best understand the region potentials and especially the impacts of development. What happened since does not correspond well to the initial dream but nonetheless, many jobs were created, Alberta flourished and Albertans and Canadians benefited from those northern resources. 
Whatever the politics of the day and the errors of the past, we are seeing considerable hardship here right at our doorsteps. The city is ablaze and many Rotarians are getting involved directly in providing help. In addition to this we know that money will be needed and that there is a good case to be made to get Rotary involved. And as I welcome you to this meeting, please consider getting involved in whatever form.
Inspirational Moment 
Submitted by Vicki


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? 

If we can grasp this and admit we are wrong (a lot of the time!!), we would feel so free!! We put so much pressure on ourselves to be right - and we miss out on some great and wonderful lessons in life when we stay stuck on being right.
Vicki Horsfield, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
This talk reminds me of the motto of a consultant working for a very large corporation:
"Often wrong, never in doubt".

Jean Michel Crepin, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
I gained insight into myself. I loved the humor and the topic!
Susan Shaw, RC of Barrie, D-7010

I appreciated the two short videos on Polio Plus. Confirmation that the efforts of Rotary are achieving success and the World will soon be polio free. Also a very interesting documentary on the Franklin expedition, especially given the recent interest in the attempts to locate the second ship.
Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, D-5360
As life goes on and our youthful dreams sometimes do not work out as we had hoped, Kathryn Schultzs comment on stepping out of the box we set for ourselves will bring great happiness and new adventures in our lives. Now these can work out as we think they should or even fail, but the effort was the lesson and the joy in participating in life.
Admitting we were wrong is not the end of the world. It is the beginning of a new one.

Lynne Ternosky, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
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. 

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.

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.

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The Rotary E-club of Canada One
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We thank you for your donation.

A Little Humor

New Members Corner

May is Youth Service Month

Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly

Food for Thought 

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!

Canadian Artist Daniel Lanois, from Hull, Quebec

Donated and Submitted by Doug Dyer

Speaker Program 
Submitted by Elly
This officially ends this week's meeting
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