Posted by James (Jim) Ferguson
Greeter this week:  District 5370 Governor Frank J. Reitz

Rotarians, start your engines!  July 1st is just around the corner and Barb and I are looking forward to meeting you as we set to travel around District 5370.  We have an exciting year ahead as we celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday and the Rotary International Foundation 100th Anniversary.
I'm proud to serve as your 2017 - 18 District Governor and especially pleased to invite all Rotarians to join us in Fort McMurray for our District Conference where we remind you to "Make It Personal".   Our Conference Committee has invested many hours in planning and organizing an event featuring motivational speakers, informative Rotary Initiatives and Partnerships to inspire and stimulate your appetite for Service Above Self.
As I begin our official club visits in 2017-18, I urge you to review the criteria required to earn the Rotary Club Presidential Citation because it recognizes your efforts to make a difference in your community and the world.  Earning the Rotary Citation is an honor that I hope all clubs will strive to achieve.
President Ian Riseley affirms; "A Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your district. Activities include growing your membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community. Rotary will provide resources to help clubs achieve the citation."
With your hard work and dedication, we can achieve a Rotary year filled with great accomplishments and as a team, be a part of Rotary: Making a Difference.

Message from 2017 - 2018 E-Club of Canada One President Lynne Ternosky

Canada Day calls us to remember and celebrate 150 years of Canada as a nation. I am proud to be a Canadian and I am proud to be a Rotarian.

Wikipedia states the history:
"Canada Day is the anniversary of only one important national milestone on the way to the country's full independence, namely the joining on July 1, 1867, of the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada into a wider British federation of four provinces (the colony of Canada being divided into the provinces of Ontario and Quebec upon Confederation). Canada became a "kingdom in its own right" within the British Empire named the Dominion of Canada. "

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The Rotary E-Club of Canada One received its Charter from Rotary International Februrary 23, 2013. We celebrate as each member participates following the Values set out in the Four Way Test in all we say or do.
Service Above Self is our motto.
As Canada continues to reshape itself as a country, so too does The Rotary E-Club of Canada One.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Each Rotarian is a leader and capable of being a true Champion. Being a team makes all things possible and we are only as strong as the weakest link in the chain, so we are called to help each other achieve our goals.
For 2017-18, The Rotary E-Club will focus on how we achieve our goals through Acts of Peace to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace though its fellowships.
Enjoy our meeting today with us located separately, but united as a team much like Canada!

Inspirational Moment
Comments from our Guests and Members
First of all, my flip-flops still fit (and for us from "another generation": remember when we used to call that footwear "thongs" - my how time changes things!)
Having previously worked for the Alzheimer Society this program especially resonated. And through that having met a number of families and getting to know some of them very well I can personally attest to how horrific this disease is.  The program was very timely and the more information on Alzheimer's we can share the better we, as a society, can be prepared to deal with it and help those with their struggles in having their loved one slowly slip away.
Brain-exercise is not a fad term, it really does help. And there are many simple exercises we can all use daily - could be as simple as using your fork in your other hand for the full meal.

John Wojcicki, Rotary Club of Edmonton, D-5370

Great meeting once again.  Facing our realities and not losing sight of our dreams is so nicely presented in the bicycler video. And then again in the Alzheimer Ted talk. No matter what diagnosis we receive or when we receive it, we keep living. Knowing how a person makes us feel is a value in judgement not lost and we all are more than what we remember.
This meeting inspires me to remember how we treat or respond to others that we meet online or in person, can be a lasting gift that costs nothing but kindness and thoughtfulness.

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

A very Interesting discussion on international Justice. A look at people using young children as slaves. Very enlightening. 
Sam Theocharis, RC of Festival City Stratford, D-6330

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A Little Humor
New Members Corner
Rotary Minute
Submitted by Elly Contreras
Food for Thought
Submitted by Frank Reitz

"I recently read this poem by R.W. Glover that I would like to share with you and hope you share your thoughts with us. Many times, we find ourselves wishing we lived in another town, sometimes we complain while sitting down doing nothing about improving things. Our towns need us and we need our towns."

If you want to live in the kind of a town
That's the kind of a town you like,
You needn't slip your clothes in a grip
And start on a long, long hike.
You'll find elsewhere what you left behind,
For there's nothing that's really new.
It's a knock at yourself when you knock your town;
It isn't your town - it's you.
Real towns are not made by men afraid
Lest somebody else gets ahead.
When everybody works and nobody shirks
You can raise a town from the dead.
And if while you make your stake
Your neighbor can make one, too,
Your town will be what you want to see,
It isn't your town - it's you.


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!

Submitted and Donated by Doug Dyer
"A true Canadian history, told by one of my all-time favourite groups.
Ideal for our national birthday celebration."

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