Greeter this week: Tammy Waugh

On Wed, Sep 18, Elly and I met at Joey Mayfield Restaurant in Edmonton. I was on a work-related course for the week and was so excited to finally meet Elly in person.  Over a nice dinner and a glass of wine, we shared our stories of how we got involved with Rotary.  It turns out that we have some mutual Rotary friends......small world!
We also discussed the E-Club and ways to increase and retain membership. This is such a great club idea and I look forward to becoming more involved in the e-club's activities.
Towards the end of our dinner, Elly presented me with an E-Club banner as seen in the photo.  She gave me a few extra, which I plan to present at local Rotary Clubs in Red Deer.
Thanks Elly for your dedication to the E-Club. I look forward to our next visit.
Please enjoy this meeting.
 
Inspirational Moment 
Please enjoy this clip of Simple Truths

 
Canadiana
 
Let’s hear from our Guests and Members
Each week we receive comments from guests and members, who attend our e-meetings. We like to share some of these comments with you.

“Truly impressed with structure of greeter, humour, inspirational video, the Canadian song, and then topped with one of the best videos I've seen about the cleft children (and adults) helped - I am going to hype this club as the best place to make up or join if e-club is correct choice for somebody. I also reviewed a couple of classifications.”
Greg Goldsworthy, RC Collingwood, ON – D7010
 
“The whole meeting concept this way was incredible and very similar to a traditional meeting. I felt I was at a Rotary meeting. Suggestion: Continue with this format.”
Al David, RC Barrie, ON – D7010
 
“Besides the TED Talk speaker/video there was a small common thread in today's articles. That being that "MOM" is universal. Perhaps it goes without saying...but maybe things that go without say should be said more often. 
As well, when we try to assist or help the impact, both positive and negative needs to be weighed carefully.”
Philip Laitar, RC Woodstock – D7080
 
“TED speakers are fascinating - please keep using them.”
Archie Skirving, Member E-club of Canada One
 
“ I loved the theme this week. Youth Exchange and cultural understanding. After living abroad for 6 years, I can really relate to the coming home speech from the Exchange Student and also how important it is to "Shut up and Listen!"
Danielle Borke, Member E-club of Canada One
 
Fellowship Corner
Submitted by Admin Chair Paul
A historic gathering! E-Clubbers converged on Edmonton for the annual District Conference October 3 to 5. For the first time since our Club was formed, we had nine members sitting around the same table for meals: President Bruce, Charter President Elly and Ramiro, Jim, Gordon, Ross, Darlene, Jean Michel and Paul. We were joined Saturday evening by Sergeant-at-Arms Frank and Tammy as well as Jim’s wife Jocelyn.
Face-to-face fellowship opportunities are rare for E-Clubbers; so here's hoping we can double our numbers next year!
You'll be reading more about this exciting weekend of District meetings. Next year's conference, will be held October 2 to 4, at the Northlands Expo Centre organized and hosted by the Edmonton Northeast Club. Registration opens Nov 1.Theme: Believe in the power of Rotary. SAVE THE DATE
 
Have you had the opportunity to meet face-to-face or speak live with other E-Club members? Will you be traveling, and have the opportunity to meet others? Send me an email so we can include your news in this corner.
 
E-club wins Hans Granholm Award
Because of your contributions to our weekly e-meetings, and your suggestions for our website, the Rotary e-club if Canada One proudly accepted the Hans Granholm Award on your behalf during the District Conference.
Thank you to our Webmaster Bruce and all those who have contributed to make our website the best in District 5370.

 
The "Hans Granholm" award is named in recognition of the former District 5370 Communication Chair's long term championing efforts throughout the District and beyond. The award seeks to recognize progressive clubs in the pursuit of a club administration tool and the best utilization of Club Runner and Club communications. 
This honor is awarded to the club that demonstrates the best use of a website, e-Bulletin, and use of the email system for club communication, demonstrating a creative and progressive Internet presence. 
 

"ClubRunner has had a major role in the furtherance of efficient and effective club and district communications management," said Hans Granholm during his first presentation speech in 2006, in which he thanked, then DG Elly Contreras for initiating this award and District Awards Chair Sharon Cornelius. The Awards Evaluating Committee pour over more than fifty club web sites in the District, which are viewed and evaluated by a panel appointed by the District Awards Committee". 
 
Announcements
‚ÄčWelcome to New Member John Kay
The e-club welcomes John Kay to the world of Rotary! Rtn. John was inducted into the Rotary E-Club of Canada One at the Board meeting October 7 by Past District Governor Elly. John has extensive experience with doing service, such as his activities with Habitat for Humanity. John has had a career in executive management and has an interest in International Service Projects. He lives in Blaine, Washington, USA, was born in Montreal, Que, and is married to Holly.
Welcome John!

Board Meeting
Our next fellowship and board meeting is Monday, November 7. 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 info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca for directions to attend the e-meeting.

"You make donations to support your terra club through fines, happy bucks and meals surplus.
How would you like to donate to support our e-club?".
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 Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada  T4C 1A2
 
A Little Humor 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our next Fellowhip/Assembly will be on TUESDAY, October 22 at 6:00 pm Mountain time; 5:00 pm Pacific time; 8:00 pm Easter Time.
Speaker will be Mary Drader, Group Study Exchange leader to New Zealand.
Other than learning more about Rotary, this is an opportunity for fellowship and sharing ideas for our club.
Please contact SAA Frank for suggestions, questions and link to GoToMeeting.
 
 
My wife Tammy and I are working on a social event that will take place in Red Deer sometime in the spring of 2014. I feel strongly that our e-Club needs to get our members together even in small groups in each of our common geographic locations. If you are planning socials, be aggressive by sending the news to us with dates, time and location. After it takes place get some photos of your gathering to us, keep the flow of information coming in the mean time.
Remember, we have a highly mobile population, electronic networking is more common, people may even plan their vacation breaks in your part of the world to take in a social gathering.
Frank Yakimchuk
Sgt at Arms

New Members Corner
Innovate Rotary
Rotarian Greg Krauska has a fantastic blog in which he writes insights on how you can create thriving, growing, high-impact Rotary clubs - and other nonprofits!
Read one of his blog stories HERE 
 
Rotary Minute 
Meet Ron Burton, President of Rotary International 2013-2014
Posted by the Global Rotary History Fellowship

 
Food for Thought 
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors' worthy.
-Thomas Merton

Speaker Program 
 
 
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