Hello and welcome to the Rotary E meeting.
My name is Mark Smith and I am member of the Rotary Club of Stratford Ontario. We are a club of 135 members. I am a scenic carpenter with the Stratford Festival which is the largest repertory theatre company in North America. I am actively involved in 3 committees in our club and outside of Rotary I chair an advisory committee for a social and economic development through the arts project in Suchitoto El Salvador. This project is a partnership between Primer Acto / EsArtes, Stratford Festival and CUSO International. The photo is of myself presenting a check for $1,000 from my Rotary club to Tito Hasbun, the Board President of Primer Acto. Taken last March in Suchitoto, it also includes students and alumni from the program. This project is in it's 6th year and is growing a culture of peace in El Salvador with it's foundations on anti violence, youth inclusion and gender equality.
 
Musicians to be a part of the Cabaret Auction fund raiser at Festival Theater Stratford Oct 5 for Suchitoto Theater educational project run by ESARTES.
 
LEAVES FALLING
golden leaves against a blue sky
twisting
beautiful in death

 
Composed and submitted by Chris Langley, Rotary E-Club of Canada One
 
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?

The program emphasized the diminishing human rights of women and girls world wide.  President Carter encouraged people to speak up and take action to set forth laws and policies to protect these human rights.
Maryann Cole, RC of Walla Walla, D-5080
 
Jimmy Carter is a very eloquent speaker and brought up some very timely points about the plight of women and girls both in the developing world and right here at home.
Brett Booking, RC of West Ottawa, D-7040
 
It makes sense to be big and open up to be powerful and to take up lots of space because you deserve it.  It was interesting that you can fake it until you are it.  That happened with me, becoming president of our club last year.  I had done lots of public speaking in the past but, none for a few years and I was feeling insecure.  The members had to persuade me to be president.  I was wishing that I had said no and was very shaky the first few meetings but, eventually, I faked it until I was truly confident and felt good about being president.
Judy Miller-Bennett, RC of Osoyoos, D-5060
 
Although I attend weekly terra club meetings in Osoyoos, I am alway interested to see what our program is for the week. I loved the Rotary Minute and after watching the speaker program I feel very grateful for the lives we have here in Canada.
Elly Contreras, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370
 
I think it is fabulous that when travelling this summer and unable to connect with Rotary either face to face or online, I can come home to all my recorded meetings, re-invigorate my Rotary life  and catch up with commitments which would otherwise have been lost.
Chris Langley, Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370

Announcements
If you have already registered to attend the District 5370 Conference in Dawson Creek (and 425 of you have!), thank you! The Rotary clubs of Dawson Creek are excited to welcome you to our house October 1-4, 2015.  We'll make sure you have a great time.
 
Not registered yet?  Time is running out.  Deadline to register is September 14, 2015.  Don't miss this great opportunity for fun, fellowship and learning.
 
Our conference team has been working extremely hard to make sure we have a program that appeals to all.  The 2015 D5370 conference will reenergize and inspire you to continue to "Be a Gift to the World".  The program is designed so Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike will learn and enjoy the weekend.  See the full program and register on our website:
http://www.whatifdc2015.com/
or click HERE

Real Time Meetings
Each first Tuesday of the month our club holds its live on-line Board meeting, starting with fellowship at 4:30 pm Pacific Time. Each 3rd Tuesday of the month is our Fellowship Assembly, starting at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. All members are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. Your opinion is important! Contact President Jim or info@rotaryeclubcanada.ca for directions to attend the e-meeting.
 
How do YOU Support our E-Club?
In order for our club to continue with its much needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.
Please consider a small donation in lieu of a meal,
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.
 

Have you heard of the dyslexic devil worshipper?
He sold his soul to Santa!

New Members Corner

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up...

Rotary Jukebox
Donate to our E-Club below and request a song.
Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song displayed!

Donated and Submitted by President Jim
This officially ends this week's meeting
 
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If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact our Program Chair Juan Carlos at jcreyes@efficiency.ca
 
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, and hope you will return and invite a guest.