Program Meeting 05-29-2020 - Jane Elliott presents a controversial test for adults

Posted by G van Rij on May 29, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
Today is the Eid Holiday for the Muslim community. So Happy Eid everyone!!
It feels weird and kind of sad when holidays are celebrated incomplete mandatory lockdown. No family or friends can visit.. No place to travel. There is really no point in having desserts and sweets even. It feels lonesome at home. But we must power through these hard times. It will not last forever.
 
Really the best part probably in being lockdown has been the extra amount of movies, music, concerts, art, theater, ballet that has been airing on TV or on the internet. I have been spending most of my days working in the morning, working out in the middle of the day, and enjoying the music and movies in the evening. It is so good, I would almost wish pandemic could last a little longer. Most of the measures are being lifted gradually, but perhaps this little treat could continue a little longer. After all, arts and music is the one thing that can lift up spirits in the most easy, casual way. I hope you have all found your own way of dealing with these weird times.
 
On the 6th of June, we will have another one of our fellowship assembly meetings. Be sure to drop by!
Best wishes,

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 2019-2020

 

 

 

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Program Meeting 05-29-2020 - Jane Elliott presents a controversial test for adults G van Rij 2020-05-29 07:00:00Z 0 Non profit,Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Streetcents,Technology,William Mosby

Program Meeting 05-8-2020 - Live Recording with Talia Rogers

Posted by G van Rij on May 08, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test

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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 

Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 

I hope that you are well.
 
We keep hearing news from countries all over the world that the measures taken for COVID-19 are being loosened stage by stage. I know that in my country, senior citizens will be allowed out of the lockdown for only about 4 hours this Sunday to get some fresh air and exercise. Then on Monday, shopping malls will be opened, and hair salons & beauty parlors will admit clients on an appointment basis. I for one am looking forward to that last one, but we must keep in mind that we are not going back to our normal life, we must learn to adapt to a new “normal”. Therefore, please always take your own precautions to protect yourself and those around you.
 
We are nearing the end of our 2019-2020 term. I have been sending out emails to our members for one-on-one online meeting appointments to properly bid adieu, and hopefully get some feedback from you. Please kindly be on the look-out for these emails. You can always jump ahead and contact me for making an appointment.
Looking forward to seeing all of you again.
 
Best wishes,

Ozlem

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 2019-2020

 

 

 

Announcements

 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
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Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

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Program Meeting 04-24-2020 - Live Recording with William Mosby 

Posted by G van Rij on Apr 22, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test

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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 

Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 

I hope that you are all safe and healthy.
 

I have been in voluntary / at times compulsory lockdown with my mother for the past month. Yes, it has been a full month. I now realize this is a completely different type of lifestyle. While I felt trapped after traveling freely around the globe as my heart desired, I have also come to understand that I was mostly tired too. This gave me an opportunity to slow down and listen to myself. I was free to see my friends at any time I like, but we hardly have any time for each other. I realize now I reach out to more of them and more often. And even though it might just be online, I have seen more of them this month than I have in the past year. I was always busy with work, there were always things to read, things to study. But now I am more focused when I read because I have time to take one task at a time. And I feel I am more creative when I write. I feel I have more time to quench my curiosity; I now have time to read columns online that I never used to read before. Last but not least,

I am thankful to spend more time with my mom. So, it is not very easy being trapped in this lifestyle for God knows how much longer. But I do try to make the best of it. We all know it will not be forever; before you know it, lockdown will be over. Work will be hectic, people will be traveling again with no time for themselves. We will perhaps remember these days fondly and say, despite the fear of the virus, it was a nice time-out while it lasted.
 

The members of the Board of Directors and the officers of our club is working hard in coming up with projects to help people who are in need, who might perhaps not be living this so-called time-out period as swiftly and casually as some of us do. Our proposed projects aim to help people who might be living in any of the countries where one of our members live, and we do not focus on the communities of our own District solely. Having said this, should you have a nice idea for a project that our club can engage in, please post this on Workplace, or email me or anyone of our directors or officers.
 

Our fellowship assembly meetings continue to be held every first Saturday of the month, and Board of Directors meetings every third Saturday of the month. They are both on zoom. You are invited to attend any one of them. We will love to see you and hear how you have been doing in these extraordinary days.
Best wishes,

Ozlem

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 2019-2020

 

 

 

Announcements

 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
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Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

Program Meeting 04-24-2020 - Live Recording with William Mosby  G van Rij 2020-04-22 07:00:00Z 3 Non profit,Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Streetcents,Technology,William Mosby

Program Meeting 04-10-2020 - Live Recording with Paolo Zucca - Coronavirus

Posted by G van Rij on Mar 29, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 

Dear Fellow OWR Members,


I hope that you are all safe and staying as healthy as possible, 

This program is for April 10th but because this topic is of such importance the coronavirus, we have decided to put this up immediately for all of us to share within our communities.

Please feel free to text me, email me, call me. I am always at home.
Please.. you too. Stay at home & stay safe.

 

Ozlem

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 2019-2020

 

 

 

Announcements

 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
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Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

Program Meeting 04-10-2020 - Live Recording with Paolo Zucca - Coronavirus G van Rij 2020-03-29 07:00:00Z 0 Biocrime,Coronavirus,Italy,Paolo Zucca,Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Rotary International

Program Meeting 03-27-2020 - Live Recording with Yesim Yoney Rotary Foundation

Posted by G van Rij on Mar 27, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

Program
 
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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,

I hope that you are all in good health.

The world is going through a crisis as we have never seen before. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit humanity; and has spared no nation, no race, no gender, no ethnicity, no religion untouched. We are equally vulnerable and equally helpless in front of this disease.

The situation locally, in the country where I live is that the disease is just on the rise. Turkey has 1872 active cases, 44 dead and 26 recovered. The government is concerned that the numbers will continue to rise; therefore some precautions have been taken. All schools are closed and the students are now taught online. All movie theaters, concerts, plays, social gatherings are closed, canceled, or postponed indefinitely. Banks, grocery stores are open half day. Courthouses are closed and judiciary deadlines are postponed. Any and all individuals over 65 or any individuals with chronic diseases are required by law to stay at home. They are fined if caught outside. We are expecting a curfew for all people any day.
 
I personally live with my mother now and we have very little outside interaction. I have closed my law office and work online only. I shop for groceries twice a week, wear face masks and gloves, and come back home as quickly as I can. This situation obviously will protect us for some time, but we are told that we will catch this disease sooner or later. When we do, we can only hope that it will not be fatal. We have stocked on some off-the-counter flu medicine and made some plans on if/when either of us will get sick. The news takes its toll on us if not anything psychologically. We are aware that we may very well need to keep this new lifestyle up for at least another month or two. It is difficult to comprehend how we will survive this way of living for such an amount of time, but we rather try to take it one day at a time.
I am quite sure that the situation is not too different for most of you. We are all afraid, all feel isolated, we are all concerned for the future, but we are not alone in this. This disease will go away in one way or another. Once it does, we will still have to face what it seems like a very serious case of global economic crisis. We will build our lives back up again, we will work hard, and we will help each other out.

 
We as Rotarians have many tools to deal with most of the impediments and difficulties that humankind will face in the upcoming months. We have organizational skills. We have a network. We have funds. We have the volunteer spirit. We have seen disasters maybe on a smaller scale, and we have at times disregarded our own needs to help out others in greater need.
 
I know that Rotary International is also working on projects that can help out people in the world. We as an e-club have other advantages too, we are familiar with online meetings and we know how to use technology to communicate with Rotarians halfway around the world. We are also accustomed to organizing projects online and seeing them through till the end. We have a better (wider) network than most other Rotary clubs. Surely, this is a good time for us to put those advantages into good use.
 
The one and foremost thing that is asked of us, as people of the world, is to stay home and isolate ourselves. People of the world are at home, alone. People are at home, with their families. People are at home, unable to get to their loved ones. People are at home, desperate to get news from their sick relatives in the hospital. We can help them connect. We can help them feel better. We can help them understand we are not alone. And captivity will not last forever.
 
I will try to reach out to each one of you again this time to discuss this matter solely. I would very much like to check up on you, see how you are surviving this difficult time. I would then also like to hear your ideas on how we as members of One World Rotary E-Club can help out others.
 
Please feel free to text me, email me, call me. I am always at home.
Please.. you too. Stay at home & stay safe.
 
Ozlem
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 

 

 

Announcements

 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 
Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  

Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

Program Meeting 03-27-2020 - Live Recording with Yesim Yoney Rotary Foundation G van Rij 2020-03-27 07:00:00Z 0 Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International,Turkey,Yesim Yoney

 Program-presentation-AdapT Lab

Posted by Dr. Justin Blessinger on Mar 13, 2020

 

Zoom Recorded Presentation with Dr. Justin Blessinger
AdapT Lab - South Dakota University

 

Fellow Rotarians,
 
I had the absolute pleasure to interview Dr. Justin Blessinger who is a professor of English and Director of the AdapT Lab for Accessibility through Tech at DSU. 
He got my instant attention when he said that they are devoted to removing barriers that impede people from fully engaging in their world.
 
 
With Kindness,
Gabriella
 
 
Program-presentation-AdapT Lab Dr. Justin Blessinger 2020-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements-03-13-2020

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Mar 13, 2020

Attention OWR Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  
Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Announcements-03-13-2020 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2020-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

Program Meeting Feb 28, 2020 - Live Recording with Casualene Meyer - South Dakota 38 Riders

Posted by G van Rij on Feb 28, 2020

 

Weekly Meeting Agenda

The Four Way Test

President's Message

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Program
 
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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
This week will be the second time that we have a guest on Zoom, it has been recorded and our guest speaker is a Casualene Meyer. 
From March onward we will have two programs a week that will be posted here that will be pre-recorded on Zoom (you can either follow them live or see them at your convenience online).
 
Please feel free to let me know if you have any feedback so that we may be able to adjust and do things better.

Regards,
Ozlem 
 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
I welcome your feedback and any ideas you might have for our programs.

 

 

 

Announcements

Attention OWR Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 
Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  
Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Program Meeting Feb 28, 2020 - Live Recording with Casualene Meyer - South Dakota 38 Riders G van Rij 2020-02-28 08:00:00Z 0 Program Meeting

Program: Live_CasualeneMeyer_SouthDakota_38riders

Posted by Casualene Meyer on Feb 28, 2020

 

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Zoom Recorded Presentation with one of our members
Casualene Meyer

South Dakota – 38+2 Memorial Ride

 

Hello, Fellow Rotarians:
 
Thank you for taking the time to view the following program about the Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride from the point-of-view of a ride fan and supporter.
 
The history behind the ride is very sad and difficult.  It makes me uncomfortable whenever I try to explain it.  It is hard for me to talk about it. 
 
The ride itself, however, is a very good thing.  It is very positive and healing. 
 
Its mission of peace reminds me of Rotary's mission to promote peace, goodwill, and friendship among people the world over.
 
All the best,
 
Casualene Meyer
Program: Live_CasualeneMeyer_SouthDakota_38riders Casualene Meyer 2020-02-28 08:00:00Z 0

Program: Jellies Monterey Aquarium-02-07-2020

Posted by G. van Rij on Feb 07, 2020

 


 

recently had the opportunity to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of my favorite places along California's Central Coast and certainly one of the world's pre-eminent aquaria. Monterey Bay Aquarium opened in 1984 - it will celebrate its 30th anniversary on October 20th. It is located on Monterey's famous Cannery Row (you may have read the book so titled by John Steinbeck, a native of nearby Salinas).

The aquarium's site was once the Hovden Cannery, which opened in 1916 and closed in 1973, when the sardine fishery in Monterey collapsed. About four years later, a group of marine scientists and area residents envisioned an aquarium where the Hovden Cannery had once been, and in 1978 the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation was formed with the support and financial assistance of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, which made a one-time gift of $55 million dollars so that the aquarium could be constructed.

  

Photos courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 
 
Program: Jellies Monterey Aquarium-02-07-2020 G. van Rij 2020-02-07 08:00:00Z 0

President's Message-02-07-2020

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Feb 07, 2020
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
I hope that you are well since I have “seen” all of you.
In the last week of January, I was in Zell am See, Austria with ISFR – International Ski Fellowship of Rotary. This was my first attendance at a Rotary fellowship event such as this and I loved it. I loved the fact that there were over 15 countries represented. I loved that there were at least 100-150 people of attendance. I loved that we have bonded over our similarities such as being Rotarian and enjoying this sport, and I loved the fact that our differences like our cultures and prejudices were long forgotten. I have posted some of the pictures in the workplace. But I would like to share these with you here as well:
 
  
 
The first month of 2020 has been long and hard, it has brought many hardships throughout the world too. In my home country, we have been experiencing a series of earthquakes, each one not any smaller than 4 on the scale, and the one that hit middle of Turkey caused 15 casualties, many injured and lots of damages on properties. We are also facing a rough winter, just this morning there was an avalanche that hit a bus on the inter-cities road, and there were also casualties. All of which reminds us, we need to take care of ourselves first and then those that are closest to us. We need to help out in any way that we can and make the best of what we have, together.
 
I am very sorry to have missed one of our fellowship assemblies that took place on the first weekend of February. I hope it was nice and pleasant for all of you. I do hope to see more of you at these events, as soon we will be switching to this type of meetings for our programs.
 
Have a lovely weekend.
Regards,
Ozlem 
 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
I welcome your feedback and any ideas you might have for our programs.
 
President's Message-02-07-2020 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2020-02-07 08:00:00Z 0

Program: Foundation Month Focus - Ways of Giving

Posted by Susan Weaver on Nov 22, 2019
This meeting is no longer eligible for MakeUp
 
Foundation Month Focus
Ways of Giving
 


The season for thanks and giving is upon us.  As another year draws to a close, we reflect on what we are grateful for and what we wish for the future. It is the time of year when many make their year-end contributions to their favorite causes and hence Rotary designates November as Rotary Foundation Month.

So far this month we have examined The Rotary Foundation finances and focused attention on two TRF beneficiaries, Rotary’s peace initiatives and Polio Plus. Most Rotarians are well aware of the projects that are made possible by donations to the Annual Fund, which makes global grants and district grants possible. Through these, Rotary gives back in countless ways, focusing our service efforts in six areas to maximize our local and global impact: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local communities.

The power of Rotary lies in our global network of community leaders and technical experts who share our mission to improve, health, support education, and alleviate poverty. Working as partners we acheive lasting change through the combination of local oversight and the resources of an international organization.
 
But none of this is possible without your financial support.  
 
 
Program: Foundation Month Focus - Ways of Giving Susan Weaver 2019-11-22 08:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 11-22-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Nov 22, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Nice to be back with you after a week.
 
I personally have been very busy this week due to an exam that is coming up this weekend.  If I can be successful, it will be a different part of my professional career; therefore I have taken it very seriously.  However, it has not been fun studying for an exam and feeling like a student all over again.
 
I wish to remind you that this weekend we will be hosting our DG Savi Bhim for a Zoom meeting on Saturday, November 23rd 2019 at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC).  Details and the link to join the meeting can be found here.
 
I would be very happy if you could stop by.
 
I also wish to announce that there will be a Rotary World Peace Conference 2020 that will be held in Ontario, California on the dates January 17th – 18th 2020. Details can be found at the webpage https://peaceconference2020.org/.  I think it will be very interesting.  So if you think you can make it, please attend on behalf of our club and report back with your observations.
 
I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!
 
Yours in Rotary,
Ozlem 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 11-22-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-11-22 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 11-22-19


REMINDER:  Mark Your Calendars and Join In!
 
District Governor Savi's Official Visit
Saturday, 23 November at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC) via ZoomClick here for more information.
 

Find and share your Aloha at the 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu
 

Be vigilant against phishing and spoofing scams
Rotary recently learned that scammers have created fake Rotary email addresses to try to obtain money or personal data from members and the public.
 
 

November Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Marie Munday, Nov 05, Amanda Richards, Nov 18 and Fabion Jerrick, Nov 21.

Spouse Birthdays
Cynthia Otoo, Spouse of “One Dollar”Otoo, Nov 14.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
No anniversaries found.

Rotary Anniversaries
Curtis Mathews, 45 years, J.T. Turner,13 years, Analese Roman-Benn, 1 year, Ashley Bayley, 1 year and Chip Munday, 19 years.
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in October
Pat Fisher, Carol Metzker, Susan Weaver & Bill Boyd,
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Announcements - 11-22-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-11-22 08:00:00Z 0

Program: Foundation Month Focus - Polio Plus

Posted by Susan Weaver on Nov 15, 2019
 
Rotary Foundation Month Focus
 
 
In 1979, Rotary a five-year commitment to provide and help deliver polio vaccine to six million children of the Philippines. Rotary had established a new Health, Hunger, and Humanity (3-H) program, and this was the first project undertaken. Similar five-year commitments followed with Haiti, Bolivia, Morocco, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. 
 

These projects led to one of the most ambitious public health projects ever undertaken - to completely eradicate the polio virus by launching an all-out campaign to vaccinate every child against the disease. 

 

Program: Foundation Month Focus - Polio Plus Susan Weaver 2019-11-15 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 11-15-19


REMINDER:  Mark Your Calendars and Join In!
 
District Governor Savi's Official Visit
Saturday, 23 November at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC) via ZoomClick here for more information.
 

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicated
US$50 million will impact over 38 million children as the program reaches two key milestones: wild poliovirus type 3 eradication and Africa reaching three years with no wild poliovirus transmission.
 
 

November Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Marie Munday, Nov 05, Amanda Richards, Nov 18 and Fabion Jerrick, Nov 21.

Spouse Birthdays
Cynthia Otoo, Spouse of “One Dollar”Otoo, Nov 14.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
No anniversaries found.

Rotary Anniversaries
Curtis Mathews, 45 years, J.T. Turner,13 years, Analese Roman-Benn, 1 year, Ashley Bayley, 1 year and Chip Munday, 19 years.
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in October
Pat Fisher, Carol Metzker, Susan Weaver & Bill Boyd,
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Announcements - 11-15-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-11-15 08:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 11-15-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Nov 15, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you are all well.
 
As winter sets in slowly in this part of the world, we feel like the ant in the story trying to save for even darker and colder days. Not everyone is as lucky as we are. I love the power of Rotary, for many things of course, but nowadays for the great network it provides.
 
About a couple of weeks ago, my mother received a phone call at her own volunteer organization from a very young mother with two small children who is desperate for warm winter clothes for her children. As we found out that she and her family lives about 1000 miles from where we are located,  we contacted a Rotary club in that area. We had already risen a small funding of our own. However, but the idea was not only to help her out with one-time support, but to provide means for this family to support their selves in the long run. We have been able to involve a Rotary club that is located no further than an hour from where this family lives, and I have their word that the family will be included in their future projects. I hope we can always reach out to the ones that truly need help and be of some permanent solution.
 
I have attended the meeting of one of my buddy clubs this past week. Due to a very fortunate coincidence I have found out that our RI President Mark Maloney will be paying a visit to Turkey early December. He will be hosted with a joint meeting of Izmir clubs; I am looking forward to be there. Please try to remain in contact with the Rotary clubs that meet close to where you live so that you will continue attending physical meetings and take part in Rotary projects. You never know the kind of nice surprises that you may encounter, or whose life you may be able to touch and make better.
 
Dear members remember, we will be hosting our DG Savi Bhim for a Zoom meeting on Saturday, November 23rd 2019 at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC). Details and the link to join the meeting can be found here.  I will be delighted to see you at that meeting.
 
I hope you have a very nice week.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Ozlem 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 11-15-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-11-15 08:00:00Z 0

Program: Foundation Month Focus - Peace and Conflict Resolution
 

Posted by Susan Weaver on Nov 08, 2019
 
Foundation Month Focus
Peace and Conflict Resolution
 

As Rotary nears completion of its goal of eradicating polio, many have asked “what's next?” Where will the incredible talent and resources of Rotary be directed now?  The challenge that has in recent years risen to the forefront is that of increasing peace and resolving conflict.

For many, the pursuit of Peace (with a capital P) seems amorphous, hard to get one’s arms around, difficult to know where to start and what exactly to do. The challenge of eradicating polio must have seemed equally daunting when the End Polio Now campaign began, but that didn’t stop determined Rotarians. And that same determination can be used to promote peace and resolve conflicts. The key in this, as it was in the fight against polio, is to enlist able partners and bring our resources to bear on the effort.

 

This emphasis on Peace is not new. It dates back to 1917 when Paul Harris said:

"It is easier to interest men in war than in peace; it therefore requires more moral courage to talk peace than war." 

 
 
 
Program: Foundation Month Focus - Peace and Conflict Resolution  Susan Weaver 2019-11-08 08:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 11-08-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Nov 08, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
I hope this message finds you well.
 
We are shaken by bad news coming from all over the world, forest fires in California, protests in Chile, there is always an old or a new war going on in Middle East.  And then there are smaller catastrophes that we hear about, one usually that could almost always have been prevented: a child being neglected, a woman being beaten to death by her husband.  Today I have heard on the news that a family of four siblings, two sisters and two brothers aged between 40 to 60, living together in Istanbul decided to take their own lives. For the reason that they simply could not bear living in debt anymore.  They owed money for rent, for power and for food.
 
It saddens me deeply that we live so oblivious to the horrors and pains of others, sometimes even the ones so close to us.  I realize that it is not possible to be the solution of all of the problems of the world.  But it is possible to act in kindness to every single soul you encounter throughout the day.  Kindness, understanding and compassion are the easiest and simplest things you can give to another person.  They are the only things that can multiply as you continue to give away.
 
Dear members, we will be hosting our DG Savi Bhim for a Zoom meeting on November 23rd 2019. Details and the link can be found here.  I will be delighted to see you at that meeting.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Ozlem 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
 President's Message - 11-08-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-11-08 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 11-08-19


Mark Your Calendars and Join In!
 
District Governor Savi's Official Visit
Saturday, 23 November at 9:00 AM PST via ZoomClick here for more information.
 

November Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Marie Munday, Nov 05, Amanda Richards, Nov 18 and Fabion Jerrick, Nov 21.

Spouse Birthdays
Cynthia Otoo, Spouse of “One Dollar”Otoo, Nov 14.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
No anniversaries found.

Rotary Anniversaries
Curtis Mathews, 45 years, J.T. Turner,13 years, Analese Roman-Benn, 1 year, Ashley Bayley, 1 year and Chip Munday, 19 years.
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in October
Pat Fisher, Carol Metzker, Susan Weaver & Bill Boyd,
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Announcements - 11-08-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-11-08 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 11-01-19


Mark Your Calendars and Join In!
November Fellowship Assembly
Saturday, 2 November at 9:00 AM PDT via Zoom. Click here for more information.
 
District Governor Savi's Official Visit
Saturday, 23 November at 9:00 AM PST via ZoomClick here for more information.
 

November Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Marie Munday, Nov 05, Amanda Richards, Nov 18 and Fabion Jerrick, Nov 21.

Spouse Birthdays
Cynthia Otoo, Spouse of “One Dollar”Otoo, Nov 14.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
No anniversaries found.

Rotary Anniversaries
Curtis Mathews, 45 years, J.T. Turner,13 years, Analese Roman-Benn, 1 year, Ashley Bayley, 1 year and Chip Munday, 19 years.
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in October
Pat Fisher, Carol Metzker, Susan Weaver & Bill Boyd,
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Announcements - 11-01-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-11-01 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 11-01-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Nov 01, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you are all well.
 
Today is the first day of November. This makes me very happy as we approach the holiday season. Even though I am not an American, I have lived in the US as an exchange student and I have come to learn the American holidays. Thanksgiving is my favorite by far. You would think it must be the food, but not just that. While it is unique to the States, there is also something very universal about this holiday for the fact that we do need a reminder sometimes to be grateful for everything we are blessed with.
 
The month of November means Rotary Foundation Month. The Rotary Foundation is how we as Rotarians have the funds and financial source to make sure projects come true. It is the reality, the tangible project, behind the dream to create better possibilities not only for us, but for those who do not have equal opportunities. This is how we pay back to the community, to humanity. This month, our programs are dedicated to our Rotary Foundation to fully comprehend on how it works and how we can help. PP Susan Weaver, our one and only Foundation Chair, has put together these programs for us. I hope you enjoy.
 
Tomorrow (November 2nd) is also the first Saturday of the month, so we will have our monthly fellowship assembly via Zoom. You can find the link here: In Workplace or in our ClubRunner Calendar.
 
Please make sure that you drop by. It is always very nice to see new faces, as well as the regulars.
 
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Ozlem 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 11-01-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-11-01 07:00:00Z 0

Program: The Rotary Foundation - Your Donations at Work 

Posted by Susan Weaver on Nov 01, 2019
 
The Rotary Foundation - Your Donations at Work
 

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. And you can rest assured that your donation will be used to make a positive impact. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent more $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. And this year, as has been the case for 12 consecutive years, The Rotary Foundation has been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating - 4 Stars!

 

While you may be aware of this, you may not know exactly how your donation is put to work, or how you can direct your donation, so let's take a look.

 

Program: The Rotary Foundation - Your Donations at Work  Susan Weaver 2019-11-01 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Classification Talk - Bill Boyd

Posted by G van Rij on Oct 25, 2019

My Memorable Rotary “International Experiences”
by Bill Boyd
 
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
For a pictorial essay of Bill/s Clean Water and Fish Farming Project at Igbere Secondary School in Southern Nigeria, click here.
 
 
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Please scroll down to share your thoughts or comments
in the "Comments Area" below.
NOTE:  If you are viewing this Program in the eBulletin
and you don't see the "Comments Area" box on your device,
click on the Program link below to view and comment on our website.
 
 
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to help support our Service Projects.
Thank  You!
 
 
 
 
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Announcements - 10-25-19


World Polio Day cheers major achievements toward global polio eradication
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are celebrating a major milestone this World Polio Day: confirmation that a second type of the wild poliovirus has been eradicated, which is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of a polio-free world.
 
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in September
Robert Skankey, Pat Fisher, Nancy Cheney, Bernadine Janzen, Tomica Bess, Carol Metzker, Susan Weaver & Bill Boyd,
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Announcements - 10-25-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-25 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Teachers that feel like quitting

Posted by G van Rij on Oct 18, 2019
 
Fifty percent of teachers surveyed say they've considered quitting, blaming pay, stress and lack of respect
 
 
 
 
SolStock | Getty Images
 
 
From West Virginia to California, teachers across the U.S. have mounted large-scale strikes in recent years, demanding higher pay, better working conditions and better learning conditions for their students.
 
Program: Teachers that feel like quitting G van Rij 2019-10-18 07:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 10-18-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Oct 18, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Nice to be back together with you for another meeting.
 
Our district had the District Assembly Meeting last weekend. Our very own Susan Weaver, Executive Secretary, attended this meeting to represent our club. Just like you, I am eager to find out all that has happened and the impact of such meeting for our club.
 
October 17th is recognized as UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. As you also know, the 2015 Millennium Development Goals as adopted by the United Nations are replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. Rotary strives to help achieve such goals, and partners with similar organizations in order to maximize resources, to increase the impact of the project, and to ensure its longevity.
 
United Nations’ SDG no 1, 2, 8 and 17 fall nicely in line with the Rotary theme (Economic and Community Development) of this month: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Partnerships for Goals. Therefore, when searching for international projects that our club will support in the future, it would be a good idea to keep in mind the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to align our work so that such goals can be achieved.
 
 
 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
 
Yours in Rotary,
Ozlem 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
 President's Message - 10-18-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-18 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 10-18-19


October is Economic and Community Development Month
 
Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities.
 
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by :
 
1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;
2. Developing opportunities for productive work;
3. Reducing poverty in under-served communities;
4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.
 
 

Growing Local Economies
Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.
 
Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
 
We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.
 
 

World Polio Day is October 24th
 
 
To donate to PolioPlus, visit http://endpolio.org/donate
Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in September
Robert Skankey, Pat Fisher, Nancy Cheney, Bernadine Janzen, Tomica Bess, Carol Metzker, Susan Weaver & Bill Boyd,
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Announcements - 10-18-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-18 07:00:00Z 0

Program: What is Community Development?

Posted by Michael Henstra on Oct 11, 2019
 
What is Community Development?
by Neil Carbone - Director of Community Development
 
 
 
Neil is the Director of Community Development at the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada and is the Municipal administrator with a background in community development, strategic planning, human resources, business, media & communications and extensive senior management experience.
 
Neil Directed the strategic operations of the Community Development Department including: Economic Development, Land Management, Marketing and Communications, Corporate Strategic Planning, Business Facilitation, Resident, Tourism & Investment Attraction, Corporate Grant Applications and Customer Service initiatives.
 
Program: What is Community Development? Michael Henstra 2019-10-11 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 10-11-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Oct 11, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
It is so nice to be back with yet another program!! It is my birthday today and I have given myself a day off. So, by the time you will be reading this little note, I will be somewhere on a beach with a cocktail in my hand! smiley  So, health and happiness to you all...Salute!!
 
Nowadays, I am very excited to be meeting at least one or two of the members each day whom I have not met before.  It makes me very happy to get to know you a little bit better as days go by. And from all of the feedback that I am getting from you, it makes me understand that these tiniest of get-togethers also help you feel more motivated and pleased, it makes us all realize that we are part of a very large, international family.  I love my club for that.
 
There is a lot of hard work being put behind the programs that reach you every week. I cannot begin to give my gratitude to each and every one of you who make it real, especially Gabriella, Michael & Nabil.  I have been promised by at least 2-3 of our members that they too will put together a program or maybe even two for our upcoming programs.  Having already received a small trailer, I am looking forward to those programs!  Please do not have us waiting for too long.
 
Last but not least, you will be as happy as I am to know that we are using our social media accounts a whole lot more actively than we used to. Our accounts are as follows:
 
Twitter: @OneWorldRotary, Facebook:@RotaryEClubofOneWorld (Instagram + we will launch that next week).  Please make sure that you follow our pages and share / tag / retweet.
 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Please do get back to me with any comments or questions at the "feedback" link below.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Ozlem 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 10-11-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-11 07:00:00Z 0

 Announcements - 10-11-19


October is Economic and Community Development Month
 
Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities.
 
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by :
 
1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;
2. Developing opportunities for productive work;
3. Reducing poverty in under-served communities;
4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.
 
 

World Polio Day is October 24th
 
 
 
To donate to PolioPlus, visit http://endpolio.org/donate
Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled!

October Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Brenda Small (Oct 04),  Ashley Bayley (Oct 09), Ozlem Kocanaogullari (Oct 11), Lawrence Aikins (Oct 12), Paolo Zucca (Oct 15), Godfrey Mukalazi (Oct 16), Derron John  (Oct 21).

Spouse Birthdays
Kevin O'Bar (Oct 24), spouse of Dawn O'Bar
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Jay Thompson and Chong Ja Thompson (33 years)

Rotary Anniversaries
Rahman Abdul, Basit Abdul, William Mosby, Godfrey Mukalazi, Nurse, Osbert
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in September
Robert Skankey, Pat Fisher, Nancy Cheney, Bernadine Janzen, Tomica Bess, Carol Metzker, Susan Weaver & Bill Boyd,
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 Announcements - 10-11-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-11 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Hospice Care 10-04-19

Posted by G van Rij on Oct 04, 2019
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Hospice Care
 
Dame Cicely Saunders and Mother Teresa both, many years ago, started to care for the terminally ill and the dying. The term “hospice” (from the same linguistic root as “hospitality”) can be traced back to medieval times when it referred to a place of shelter and rest for weary or ill travelers on a long journey. 

 

Two women in different continents came up with the same incredible idea that we still know today as hospice or palliative care, giving shelter to the dying and the ill. When I think about the word “shelter,” I think of how the elderly, sick, and dying deserve one thing, which is “dignity.” 

Dame Cicely Saunders and Mother Teresa both understood this, that dignity was the key for all human beings in these situations. Poor or rich, no matter your cultural or religious background, each and every person deserves to die with dignity and peace of mind.

Here are some facts and definitions:

Hospice is a philosophy of care. It treats the person rather than the disease and focuses on quality of life. It surrounds the patient and family with a hospice care team consisting of professionals who not only address physical distress, but emotional and spiritual issues as well.

Hospice care is not just a place to go to die. Across the United States, over 5,500 hospices provide medical services for pain management, lend emotional support and offer spiritual resources and therapies as patients enter their last stage of life.

 
Program: Hospice Care 10-04-19 G van Rij 2019-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 10-04-19


Vocational Service - Rotary's First Concept 
A very interesting read by  Cliff Dochterman, Past RI President (Delivered at Presidential Celebration – Vancouver July 19, 2003).
 

“It is extremely fitting that this first Presidential Celebration of the 2003-2004 Rotary year features Vocational Service. No matter how much we like to think that Paul Harris and his friends created Rotary for such noble ideas of humanitarian service, goodwill and world understanding — it just was not the case.Rotary was started for business reasons and professional purposes. Paul Harris had the unusual idea that friendship and business might mix and result in even more business!


October is Vocational Service Month  
Each weekly program this month will have Vocation as a theme. 
We will have 4 weeks where we will talk about the different vocational professions and show case more in depth what they do. 
Often, we are in admiration of anyone that chooses a vocational profession as we all know how much dedication this type of profession needs.
 
Here is our October schedule...
Oct 4Hospice Care
Oct 11 Teachers Worldwide
Oct 18Is being a Rotarian a calling?
Oct 25Memorable Rotary "International Experiences" by William Boyd

October Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Brenda Small (Oct 04),  Ashley Bayley (Oct 09), Ozlem Kocanaogullari (Oct 11), Lawrence Aikins (Oct 12), Paolo Zucca (Oct 15), Godfrey Mukalazi (Oct 16), Derron John  (Oct 21).

Spouse Birthdays
Kevin O'Bar (Oct 24), spouse of Dawn O'Bar
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Jay Thompson and Chong Ja Thompson (33 years)

Rotary Anniversaries
Rahman Abdul, Basit Abdul, William Mosby, Godfrey Mukalazi, Nurse, Osbert
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.

Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Announcements - 10-04-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 10-04-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Oct 04, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
Nice to be back with you! We have started the month of October. I love October, not only because it is my birthday month J, but October is the time when the weather is just right and the nature is just so colorful and beautiful, it is also the month of new beginnings and new opportunities. Lazy summer months have ended. You get another fresh start, a clean slate. You pick yourself up and start again.
 
For Rotary, October is the month of economic and community development. I think it serves right. For this month we have prepared very nice programs which I hope that you will like which will underline the importance of the professions and careers, that are not only economically substantial, but help improve the qualities of the community and the individuals as a whole.
 
I feel that this month is also a very nice opportunity for us to share with each other basic information and an introduction as to what is it that we do, or used to do as a profession. Within this month, please take a few moments to share with us, perhaps in workplace, your profession and what led you to decide to do what you do. What was your calling? Do you feel like you have fulfilled that calling? Do you think your profession ended up defining who you are? Or was it only a means to earn money to do other things that you like to do in life? Would you have perhaps preferred another profession?
 
I also want to let you know I am once again trying to reach out to each and every single one of you for a small chat, a small get-together online. I have tried emailing all of you and now I am trying to respond to your first responses. I do hope that amongst all time-zone planning and technical difficulties we can schedule our meetings. I am looking forward to seeing all of your lovely faces!
 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Please do get back to me for any comments or questions.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Ozlem 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 10-04-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

Program: What’s The Plus in PolioPlus?

Posted by Michael Henstra on Sep 27, 2019
 
What’s The Plus in PolioPlus?
 
 
 
We're doing so much more than eradicating polio
By Vanessa Glavinskas Photography by Andrew Esiebo
 
 
 
 
Musa Muhammed Ali, a farmer in Borno state, Nigeria, has had to deal with the many ways polio has affected his life. For instance, he used to have to pay for transportation when he needed to buy feed for his animals. But after receiving a hand-operated tricycle funded through Rotary's PolioPlus grants, Ali (pictured above) can now spend that money on other necessities. His life was changed by the "plus" in PolioPlus.
 
Program: What’s The Plus in PolioPlus? Michael Henstra 2019-09-27 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 9-27-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Sep 27, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
Today I wish to take a moment to remember our friend Robert Stewart, who has passed away on September 9th. I was not aware Bob was fighting a serious illness for such a long time. I had the pleasure of meeting him in person at the Rotary Convention that took place in Hamburg last June. When I met him for the first time I could tell he was a very passionate man, he had already dedicated his life on peace projects. He was very polite, very kind.. He signed one of his books for me which I will now cherish dearly. I do wish I had more time to get to know him better.
 
For an insight on Bob’s life and work… https://www.stewartatpeace.com/
 
As Rotary E-Club of One World, we have started a special donation fund to commemorate Bob Stewart. For further info please click HERE. This fund will be used for peace projects solely.
 
We have approached the end of another month. It is my great pleasure to see that we have all eased into the roles and parts of our Rotary year. It is always a wonderful teamwork and each and every accomplishment is because of this wonderful teamwork. I appreciate and I am always grateful for your ongoing support.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
 
President's Message - 9-27-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-27 07:00:00Z 0

Program: UN Climate Action Summit 2019

Posted by Michael Henstra on Sep 20, 2019
 
UN Climate Action Summit 2019
 
Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is asking leaders, from government, business and civil society, to come to the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September with plans to address the global climate emergency. The Summit will spark the transformation that is urgently needed and propel action that will benefit everyone.
 
Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3°C since 1990. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security.
 
The impacts of climate change are being felt everywhere and are having very real consequences on people's lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.
 
Program: UN Climate Action Summit 2019 Michael Henstra 2019-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 9-20-19


Polio makes a comeback in the Philippines 19 years after the country was declared free of the disease
 
 

Hurricane Dorian
Find out how you can help people affected by natural disasters.  With more than 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotarians are on the ground and ready to take action to help communities recover when disasters strike.
 
 

September Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Gabriella “G” van Rij (pronounced van Ray) - Sep 08; Sherlock Langevine - Sep 11; Analese Roman-Benn - Sep 12; Kean Bonnett - Sep 14; Bob Stewart - Sep 23 and Rob Miller - Sep 29.

Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Grasso-Boyd - Sep 23, Spouse of Bill Boyd and  Liza Williams - Sep 28, Spouse of Cliff Williams.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Wayne & Marilyn Snyder - Sep 09, 30 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Suresh Ranade - 3 years, Osbert James - 17 years; Bernie Janzen - 5 years; Celeste Newcomb - 6 years; Patricia Fisher - 1 year and Donna Prenta - 13 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in August
Carol Metzker, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen & Robert Skankey.
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 9-20-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 9-20-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Sep 20, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
Nice to be back with another meeting. I hope you are all fine.
 
My communications with all of the members are yet continuing. If I haven't had the chance to ask you for a short appointment, please contact me instead and tell me we need to meet. I am looking forward to meeting each and every single one of you.
 
As we have nominated almost all of oir club officers, the officers all need some help from you as well. Hence, I would like to ask you to consider all of the avenues and committees and contact the chairperson to communicate any help you may be able to offer or inquire as to what may be needed.
 
As another reminder note, I would like to ask you to please make sure you have contacted Michael Henstra, our treasurer, and see if you are already up to date with your club dues.
 
We will have a Board meeting this Saturday, so please feel free to drop by.
 
 
As a final word, I would like to leave you with the news that there will be a first RYLA ever made in Africa. It will take place in Egypt  in the first weekend of October.

Hope to see you soon at the Board meeting!
 
 
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 9-20-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

 Program: Momentum - Which direction is your club heading?

Posted by Michael Henstra on Sep 13, 2019
 
Momentum - Which direction is your club heading?
by Mark Huddleston
 
(Last month we featured Mark's presentation "Trajectory - Rotary’s membership crisis."  In this second presentation, membership specialist and Creatures of Habit author Mark Huddleston looks at simple ways to make a club more attractive, and also gives his top 10 tips for attracting younger members.  Please share your thoughts and ideas in the "Comments Area" at the bottom of this page.)
 
 
 
“Last month I released part 1 of a 2 part membership development series recorded in Rotary District 9670 earlier this year. I was holding off on this one, because it includes a promotion for Creatures of Habit which, until Friday, was out of print, but now I have plenty of copies of version 4, so here's the video.
 
Both videos are designed to get your fellow members looking at our membership challenges from a different perspective.
 
This second video gives some examples of how to innovate and use some of those ideas in a club setting to make your club more attractive, and features a few examples of how we focus on service, not meetings at the Rotary Club of Seaford.  DG Graeme Hooper arranged for me to fly to D9670 twice to present; once in Dubbo and once in Singleton, and he made a special request that I include some tips on what it takes to attract a younger audience.  So this video includes my top 10 tips for attracting and engaging a younger audience in Rotary.  I hope you can all make use of them.
 
I hope some of you can put this to good use.”
 
Your fellow Rotarian,
 
Mark
 
 Program: Momentum - Which direction is your club heading? Michael Henstra 2019-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 9-13-19


OWR Member and PeaceBuilder Robert Stewart passed away on 9 September 2019
 

Hurricane Dorian
Find out how you can help people affected by natural disasters.  With more than 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotarians are on the ground and ready to take action to help communities recover when disasters strike.
 
 

September Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Gabriella “G” van Rij (pronounced van Ray) - Sep 08; Sherlock Langevine - Sep 11; Analese Roman-Benn - Sep 12; Kean Bonnett - Sep 14; Bob Stewart - Sep 23 and Rob Miller - Sep 29.

Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Grasso-Boyd - Sep 23, Spouse of Bill Boyd and  Liza Williams - Sep 28, Spouse of Cliff Williams.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Wayne & Marilyn Snyder - Sep 09, 30 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Suresh Ranade - 3 years, Osbert James - 17 years; Bernie Janzen - 5 years; Celeste Newcomb - 6 years; Patricia Fisher - 1 year and Donna Prenta - 13 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in August
Carol Metzker, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen & Robert Skankey.
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 9-13-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Classification Talk - Dr. Nabil Bedewi

Posted by G van Rij on Sep 06, 2019
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Classification Talk - Dr. Nabil Bedewi
 
As a new member of the Rotary E-Club of One World, I wondered how I could get to know everyone in the club.  In order to do that, we are kicking off “Classification Talks” to learn more about our members around the world.  This first  Classification Talk features our Webmaster, Dr. Nabil Bedewi, from Potomac, Maryland.  Nabil’s extremely interesting talk is a bit longer than average, but after all, he is a retired college professor.  smiley
 
Program: Classification Talk - Dr. Nabil Bedewi G van Rij 2019-09-06 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 9-6-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Sep 06, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
Welcome back for another meeting. We are already in September. This month our area of focus will be Basic Education & Literacy, so any ideas for any new projects are most welcome! There are a lot of projects all over the world that can be done in this area, and so many of them are most needed, and really do not have to be too difficult to do. The members of my first Rotary club in Turkey took a course in training volunteers to teach illiterate people how to read and write. Therefore, they were not only teaching uneducated and less fortunate, but the project aimed to help people give back to the community. I would like to suggest a much simpler project for us to do all at the same time, wherever we are. You can take a picture of the book you are currently reading and share it on social media with the hashtag #oneworldrotaryeclubreads.  We can introduce the book briefly so that it could be a nice suggestion for the next reading list, but we can also raise awareness to our very own One World Rotary E-Club!
 
I would also like to take the opportunity to share with you a project from Turkey. The Turkish Rotarians need help with a global grant for a project to fight with childhood cancer by using the NGS method. Details can be found in the following presentation:  click here
 
As another note, we will have our September fellowship meeting this Saturday 9.00 am Pacific time (16.00 UTC). It is always wonderful too see you at these gatherings different hours of the day, so please do drop by to say hi.
 
Have a wonderful weekend!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 9-6-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-06 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 9-6-19

 

Hurricane Dorian
Find out how you can help people affected by natural disasters.  With more than 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotarians are on the ground and ready to take action to help communities recover when disasters strike.
 
 

September Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Gabriella “G” van Rij (pronounced van Ray) - Sep 08; Sherlock Langevine - Sep 11; Analese Roman-Benn - Sep 12; Kean Bonnett - Sep 14; Bob Stewart - Sep 23 and Rob Miller - Sep 29.

Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Grasso-Boyd - Sep 23, Spouse of Bill Boyd and  Liza Williams - Sep 28, Spouse of Cliff Williams.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Wayne & Marilyn Snyder - Sep 09, 30 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Suresh Ranade - 3 years, Osbert James - 17 years; Bernie Janzen - 5 years; Celeste Newcomb - 6 years; Patricia Fisher - 1 year and Donna Prenta - 13 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Nigeria reaches crucial polio milestone
It’s been three years since health officials last reported a case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus in Nigeria. The milestone, reached on 21 August, means that it’s possible for the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region to be certified wild poliovirus-free next year.
 
 
Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in July
Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen & Robert Skankey.
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 9-6-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-06 07:00:00Z 0

Program: This Tiny Country Feeds The World

Posted by G van Rij on Aug 30, 2019

This Tiny Country Feeds The World
By Frank Viviano
Photographs by Luca Locatelli
 
(This story appears in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.)
 
 
A sea of greenhouses surrounds a farmer’s home in the Westland region of the Netherlands.
The Dutch have become world leaders in agricultural innovation, pioneering new paths to fight hunger.
 
In a potato field near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the starship Enterprise.
 
From his perch 10 feet above the ground, he’s monitoring two drones—a driverless tractor roaming the fields and a quadcopter in the air—that provide detailed readings on soil chemistry, water content, nutrients, and growth, measuring the progress of every plant down to the individual potato. Van den Borne’s production numbers testify to the power of this “precision farming,” as it’s known. The global average yield of potatoes per acre is about nine tons. Van den Borne’s fields reliably produce more than 20.
 
That copious output is made all the more remarkable by the other side of the balance sheet: inputs. Almost two decades ago, the Dutch made a national commitment to sustainable agriculture under the rallying cry “Twice as much food using half as many resources.” Since 2000, van den Borne and many of his fellow farmers have reduced dependence on water for key crops by as much as 90 percent. They’ve almost completely eliminated the use of chemical pesticides on plants in greenhouses, and since 2009 Dutch poultry and livestock producers have cut their use of antibiotics by as much as 60 percent.
 
Furrows of artificial light lend an otherworldly aura to Westland, the greenhouse capital of the Netherlands.
Climate-controlled farms such as these grow crops around the clock.
 
One more reason to marvel: The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, with more than 1,300 inhabitants per square mile. It’s bereft of almost every resource long thought to be necessary for large-scale agriculture. Yet it’s the globe’s number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States, which has 270 times its landmass. How on Earth have the Dutch done it?
 
Seen from the air, the Netherlands resembles no other major food producer—a fragmented patchwork of intensely cultivated fields, most of them tiny by agribusiness standards, punctuated by bustling cities and suburbs. In the country’s principal farming regions, there’s almost no potato patch, no greenhouse, no hog barn that’s out of sight of skyscrapers, manufacturing plants, or urban sprawl. More than half the nation’s land area is used for agriculture and horticulture.
 
Banks of what appear to be gargantuan mirrors stretch across the countryside, glinting when the sun shines and glowing with eerie interior light when night falls. They are Holland’s extraordinary greenhouse complexes, some of them covering 175 acres.
 
These climate-controlled farms enable a country located a scant thousand miles from the Arctic Circle to be a global leader in exports of a fair-weather fruit: the tomato. The Dutch are also the world’s top exporter of potatoes and onions and the second largest exporter of vegetables overall in terms of value. More than a third of all global trade in vegetable seeds originates in the Netherlands.
 
With demand for chicken increasing, Dutch firms are developing technology to maximize poultry production
while ensuring humane conditions. This high-tech broiler house holds up to 150,000 birds, from hatching to harvesting.
Program: This Tiny Country Feeds The World G van Rij 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 8-30-19

 

Congratulations Dr. Nabil Bedewi!
 
 
Our Webmaster Nabil has received his Paul Harris Fellow plus two (PHF +2) pin and also became a member of the Paul Harris Society.
 
Thanks, Nabil,  for your support of The Rotary Foundation!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nigeria reaches crucial polio milestone
It’s been three years since health officials last reported a case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus in Nigeria. The milestone, reached on 21 August, means that it’s possible for the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region to be certified wild poliovirus-free next year.
 
 
Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in July
Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen & Robert Skankey.
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-30-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 8-30-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Aug 30, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members!
 
It is so nice to keep seeing your posts on workplace, both related to Rotary and also related to your everyday lives. I mostly love seeing photos of you and the places you live or visit. Please keep the communication lines flowing.

As you realize, we now have a new PE: Kenneth Meyer, club service chair: Gabriella van Rij, community service chair: Pat Fisher. I would like to thank them for volunteering and also for the continuous support they provide.

This week on Saturday, 31 August 2019 at 9 am PDT, we will have the first of our many-to-come classification talks and the guest speaker will be Nabil Bedewi. The details of this meeting is herein below:
 
This Zoom Meeting should be around 20 minutes where Nabil will tell what he has been up to. It gives us the opportunity to get to know our members better and the ability to ask them questions. We hope you will join us.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://gabriella.zoom.us/j/672323532
 
Please stop by so you will also get the chance to ask Nabil some questions!

Hope to talk to each of you soon!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 8-30-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0

Program: The Power Of Peace-Leslie Clarke Interview

Posted on Aug 23, 2019
 
The Power Of Peace - Leslie Clarke Interview
 
Another conversation from the Power of Peace series by Barbara Gaughen-Muller’s Revolutionary Conversations Barbara is a member of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace D5330.
 
Leslie was featured in a previous program, Rotary in Niger, posted by PP Susan Weaver in February 2017.  Here's what Susan had to say about Leslie.
 
    Leslie in Niger
 
"Let me introduce you to Leslie Clark, who is among the most adventurous people I have had the pleasure to know.  An honorary member of the Rotary Club of Ojai, Leslie is the force behind The Nomad Foundation.  

The story of the Nomad Foundation begins with Leslie’s reading the book 'The Nomads of Niger' by Carol van Beckwith.  Fascinated, Leslie packed her bags and set off to see Niger and to get to know the nomads for herself undeterred by the fact that the country was in a state of rebellion."
 
Program: The Power Of Peace-Leslie Clarke Interview Michael Henstra 2019-08-23 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 8-23-19

 

Privacy, Security, and the Official Directory
The Online Official Directory provides an easy and secure way to search for member, club, and district information. It’s a helpful tool for planning a club visit, making connections, or finding international service partners. The directory is your guide to the worldwide fellowship of Rotary.  (Note: My Rotary sign in required.  If you don't have a My Rotary account, you can create one from this Sign In page.)
 

ROTARY'S BRAND CENTER
Tell the story of Rotary and how we are people of action in your community and around the world.  Check out th tools a Rotary's Brand Center.  (Note: My Rotary sign in required.  If you don't have a My Rotary account, you can create one from this Sign In page.)
 
 
August Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Nabil Bedewi, Aug 02, Osbert James, Aug 07 & Nancy Cheney, Aug 20.

Spouse Birthdays
Casualene Meyer spouse of Ken, Aug 05, Jeff Jeffrey spouse of Nancy Cheney, Aug 17, Timothy Prenta spouse of Donna Aug 21 & Roy Massey spouse of Catherine, Aug 22.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Dawn & Kevin O'Bar, 38 years Aug 01, Amina Sammo &  Braimah, 34 years Aug 11 & 
Professor Alabi-Efeshodiamhe & Bola-Ige Efeshodiamhe, 4 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Tamara Thorn, 4 years, Christen Franken, 5 years, Tomica Bess, 3 years & Fabion Jerrick, 3 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in July
Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen & Robert Skankey.
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-23-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-23 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Trajectory - Rotary's membership crisis

Posted on Aug 16, 2019
 
Trajectory - Rotary’s membership crisis (in Australia)
by Mark Huddleston
 
Although Mark's presentation focuses on Australia, the principles apply to Rotary around the world.  Please share your thoughts and ideas in the "Comments Area" at the bottom of this page.
 
 
 
I am delighted to release "Trajectory", which is part 1 of a 2 part membership presentation.
 
Both videos are designed to use at seminars or as a replacement for a guest speaker at a club meeting, to get your fellow members looking at our membership challenges from a different perspective.
 
A huge thank you to Rotarian Martin McGrevy who filmed and produced these videos. Martin is a true professional, and it only as a result of his passion and energy after seeing me speak at a membership symposium in Kurri Kurri earlier this year (the visit where my luggage failed to arrive) in Rotary District 9670 that convinced me to record these presentations at a subsequent visit to the district. Thanks also to DG Graeme Hooper and Sue for inviting me back and hosting me and sitting up late to have this filmed in their lovely home.
 
I hope some of you can put this to good use and will release part 2 in September.”
 
Your fellow Rotarian,
 
Mark
 
Program: Trajectory - Rotary's membership crisis Michael Henstra 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 8-16-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Aug 16, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members!
 
It is very nice to be back after the holidays and fall back to regular routine. No vacation is ever long enough, but it sure did provide a refreshing break. I hope you have all had the chance to enjoy summer as much as I did.

As we are nearing the end of our second month of the Rotary year, I feel like things fall into place. I am a little bit more confident as I might be able to see the end of this. PP Susan mentioned a little anecdote a short while back.. I truly share the feeling as she quoted another new president: as long as I do not break it, we will be fine! Jokes aside, it sure helps when I hear your supportive remarks and comments and your willingness to help in any way possible. I am forever grateful.

August is month of membership and club development. While it sure is very important to recruit new members to our club every year, I find it equally important to build stronger connections within our club members. We have 67 members and 5 honorary members in our club, all of them can be found physically in all continents of the world. This week, as part of the program, please take 10-15 minutes of your time and reach out to at least three of them that you did not know before. You can use our Workplace Intranet, Facebook, emails, phone, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp.. whichever you find easier to connect. Introduce yourself and find out three things about the fellow member. If need be, open up a world map and find out where the member lives.

Gabriella has a great idea for getting to know more about each other’s countries, environments, cultures and so on. She asks us to put up posts of our everyday lives to Workplace so that we will have a better idea, a new understanding, an appreciation of each other. We have the advantage of being one of the most diverse, most interesting, exciting and flamboyant Rotary E-Clubs of the world. We better start showing it off!!

See you soon again in one of our one-on-one meetings!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 8-16-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 8-16-19


ROTARY'S BRAND CENTER
Tell the story of Rotary and how we are people of action in your community and around the world.  Check out th tools a Rotary's Brand Center.  (Note: My Rotary sign in required.  If you don't have a My Rotary account, you can create one from this Sign In page.)
 
 

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership
Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years, this unique humanitarian alliance has supported families with a place to call home after disaster.
 

August Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Nabil Bedewi, Aug 02, Osbert James, Aug 07 & Nancy Cheney, Aug 20.

Spouse Birthdays
Casualene Meyer spouse of Ken, Aug 05, Jeff Jeffrey spouse of Nancy Cheney, Aug 17, Timothy Prenta spouse of Donna Aug 21 & Roy Massey spouse of Catherine, Aug 22.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Dawn & Kevin O'Bar, 38 years Aug 01, Amina Sammo &  Braimah, 34 years Aug 11 & 
Professor Alabi-Efeshodiamhe & Bola-Ige Efeshodiamhe, 4 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Tamara Thorn, 4 years, Christen Franken, 5 years, Tomica Bess, 3 years & Fabion Jerrick, 3 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in July
Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen & Robert Skankey.
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-16-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0

Program: The Power of Peace -  Rudy Westervelt

Posted on Aug 09, 2019
 
Another conversation from the Power of Peace series by Barbara Gaughen-Muller’s Revolutionary Conversations.  Both Barbara and Rudy are members of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace D5330.
 
 
    PDG D5330 Rudy Westervelt
 
 
Join us on January 17 & 18, 2020 at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California, USA for the Rotary World Peace Conference 2020.

The conference is hosted by the six Southern California Rotary Districts and supported through donations to Solutions for Peace Foundation Inc.

The conference will have six General Sessions, two special dinners and 104 breakout sessions over the two days. Additionally there will be an Exhibition hall with 100 exhibitors.  Attendees will join leaders and experts in sharing conflict resolution solutions that are affecting our lives, homes, communities and the world. You will leave with a plan of action to affect positive change and create peace in your life and the world.


Visit peaceconference2020.org for more information and to register.

Make your plans to attend!
 
Program: The Power of Peace -  Rudy Westervelt Michael Henstra 2019-08-09 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 8-9-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Aug 09, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members!
 
We are all very deeply saddened by the shootings that occurred in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. No matter for what reason, violence never is and never can be the answer to any problem. Exactly as we were discussing of what ways we can contribute to our society to become more tolerant and understanding, these dreadful attacks take place. I would like to offer my condolences to all fellow American OWR members and Rotarians.
 
As I mentioned at last week’s program, I have aimed to have reached out to all of our members on a one-on-one online meeting within 2-3 weeks’ time. So far, the meetings are going great and I am so very happy to have been able to see and have talked to most of you. I love how we all have our different stories and backgrounds, but Rotary is always the common denominator. Please be on the look-out for further meetings and if I was careless and missed out on you, send me a message on workplace or whatsapp to remind me that we still need to talk.
 
Speaking of online meetings and get-togethers, last Saturday we had a fellowship assembly attributed specially to introducing the new members. If you haven’t attended to one of the fellowship assembly meetings so far, I strongly urge that you do. Not only do we get a chance to be better acquainted with the other members, but we actually form a really nice, very spontaneous brainstorming session from where a whole lot of new projects may emerge very soon! So stay tuned!
 
This weekend is the Eid Al-Adha celebration. It is also called the Feast of the Sacrifice and it is celebrated by all the Muslims in the world. This is the second religious holiday in the calendar year. I will spend this holiday season with my mother visiting friends and family in another city. I am looking forward to the trip, the visit and the vacation, but I am dreading the extra weight one always puts on during the holidays. I hope you all get a chance to have fun and relax over the weekend.
 
Happy “Eid ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)”!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 8-9-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-09 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 8-9-19


2021-22 Rotary International President
Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, has been selected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2021-22.
 

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership
Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years, this unique humanitarian alliance has supported families with a place to call home after disaster.
 

August Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Nabil Bedewi, Aug 02, Osbert James, Aug 07 & Nancy Cheney, Aug 20.

Spouse Birthdays
Casualene Meyer spouse of Ken, Aug 05, Jeff Jeffrey spouse of Nancy Cheney, Aug 17, Timothy Prenta spouse of Donna Aug 21 & Roy Massey spouse of Catherine, Aug 22.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Dawn & Kevin O'Bar, 38 years Aug 01, Amina Sammo &  Braimah, 34 years Aug 11 & 
Professor Alabi-Efeshodiamhe & Bola-Ige Efeshodiamhe, 4 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Tamara Thorn, 4 years, Christen Franken, 5 years, Tomica Bess, 3 years & Fabion Jerrick, 3 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in July
Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen & Robert Skankey.
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-9-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-09 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Meet Our President Özlem

Posted by Michael Henstra on Aug 02, 2019
 
Meet Our President Özlem Koçanaogullari
 
 
Özlem Koçanaogullari was born in 1976 in Izmir, Turkey. She currently lives in Izmir Turkey. Özlem is a former exchange student with AFS Intercultural Programs. She attended one year of education ('94-'95) at Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, OH, USA. She is a licensed lawyer and practicing attorney at law in Turkey with a supplementary license to register trademarks. She has also completed an LLM program on Law of Economics.
 
She has started her own legal practice in November 2005 and she is currently teaching Intellectual Property Law at Dokuz Eylul University Fine Arts Faculty. Özlem regards volunteer work and non-profit organizations as one of the most important part of her life. She was a member of Karsiyaka Rotaract Club (District 2440) between the years 2004 and 2009, then a member of Karsiyaka Rotary Club (District 2440) between December 2010 and June 2013. She was the president of her Rotaract club for the term 2008-2009 and she was the treasurer for Karsiyaka Rotary Club in 2012-013. She has also attended two Rotary Friendship Exchange trips and hosted many Rotarians / Rotaractors through various programs. She was also committee member for RI District 2440 for two terms. She is also a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Turkey; for 2014 she has the duty of General Legal Counsel. She also volunteers for AFS Intercultural Programs and Turkish Red Crescent. Özlem enjoys tennis, skiing, step and aerobics, traveling in general, movies with special effects, detective tv shows and occasional wine-tasting.
 
 
Program: Meet Our President Özlem Michael Henstra 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 8-2-19


August Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Nabil Bedewi, Aug 02, Osbert James, Aug 07 & Nancy Cheney, Aug 20.

Spouse Birthdays
Casualene Meyer spouse of Ken, Aug 05, Jeff Jeffrey spouse of Nancy Cheney, Aug 17, Timothy Prenta spouse of Donna Aug 21 & Roy Massey spouse of Catherine, Aug 22.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Dawn & Kevin O'Bar, 38 years Aug 01, Amina Sammo &  Braimah, 34 years Aug 11 & 
Professor Alabi-Efeshodiamhe & Bola-Ige Efeshodiamhe, 4 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Tamara Thorn, 4 years, Christen Franken, 5 years, Tomica Bess, 3 years & Fabion Jerrick, 3 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in July
Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen & Robert Skankey.
 
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-2-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 8-2-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Aug 02, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members!
 
For most of us around the world, we are having a very hot and humid summer season. It has its charms, but also its difficulties. The best part of summer is enjoying the sun, the beach and the ocean. Why not help the environment and do a Rotary project in the interim!
 
Our member Osbert James posted a video that was very much to the point to our workplace platform on July 29th, 2019. The video showed the Rotarians uniting in Amsterdam to end plastic soup, where they fished out plastic waste from the canal using fishnets. Not only did they clean the canal but they managed to raise awareness to keep the environment clean. You can find the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXO6scZ0ox0&feature=youtu.be
 
Similarly, another project was conducted in the sunny beaches of Cesme Izmir Turkey recently. For this project Rotarians came together, and also with the Mayor of Cesme working personally (the gentleman in turquoise shorts), they cleaned the garbage that was left behind from the visitors of the Cesme beach. You can tell by the pictures that while working, they really enjoyed the sun, the breeze and the sea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President's Message - 8-2-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0

Program: The Power Of Peace - Peacehenge

Posted on Jul 26, 2019
 
The Power Of Peace - Peacehenge
by Rotary E-Club of World Peace Rotarian Barbara Gaughen-Muller with OWR Member J.T. Turner
 
 
 
A conversation with OWR Member J.T. Turner who is the Founding Director of Peacehenge and Barbara Gaughen-Muller.  Barbara is the president of the Santa Barbara and Tri-County chapter of the United Nations Association.
 
Barbara was inspired by her late husband, Dr. Robert  Muller, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General. Barbara will be leading the effort for Santa Barbara, California to become an International City of Peace.  Barbara predicts "we will meet our goal of 1000 cities of peace five  years early in year 2020."
 
Program: The Power Of Peace - Peacehenge Michael Henstra 2019-07-26 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 7-26-19


Rotary International Strategic Plan
As People of Action, we share a strong sense of purpose.

More than a century ago, we pioneered a new model of service leadership grounded in person-to-person connections. Today, those connections are a network that spans the globe—bridging cultural, linguistic, generational, and geographic barriers—and shares the vision of a better world.
 
Learn more...
 

Rotarians unite to End Plastic Soup Now!
Rotarians unite in Amsterdam to End Plastic Soup Now. And on the same day the founder of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, receives the 44th Premio de Leonardo da Vinci for his achievements to rid the oceans of plastic soup.
 
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in June
Carol Metzker & Mellow Honek.
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 7-26-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-07-26 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Jennifer Jones - End Polio Now

Posted on Jul 19, 2019
 
Jennifer Jones - End Polio Now
 

 
Rotary International Vice President,
2016 - 2017
 
Jennifer is the President and CEO of Media Street Productions Inc., an award winning television production company in Windsor, ON.
She is proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland and is a Past District Governor of District 6400.
 
Jennifer served as the Vice President of Rotary International in 2016-2017. She has served the organization as a training leader,
moderator, committee vice-chair, coordinator and President’s Representative.  She also played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort as the Chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group.
 
Currently, she is the co-chair of the End Polio Now – Make History Today campaign to raise $150-million dollars and she is the promotions chair for the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. One of Rotary International's most recognized communicators, Jennifer has presented keynote addresses and training workshops at hundreds of conferences across North America and in Russia, Panama, Thailand, Portugal, Finland, India, Sri Lanka, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, England, Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Greece, Italy and Germany.
 
Program: Jennifer Jones - End Polio Now Michael Henstra 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 7-19-19


 
Welcome New Member
Dr. Robert A Skankey MD!
 
Robert would like to introduce herself...
 
I love life!  That's my motto and I live by it everyday.  I try to learn from the past, plan for the future, but live in the present.
 
I was raised in San Mateo, California, received a BS from Stanford University, and a Medical Degree from Northwestern University Medical School.  After interning at Los Angeles General Hospital in 1956, I practiced medicine as a general practitioner with my father, for five years in San Bruno, California. It was during this time that I was first active in Rotary for about three years, prior to returning for a four-year Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency at University of California, San Francisco. I subsequently spent the next thirty-five years practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in the beautiful unique town of Ojai, California. During my career I delivered so many babies that I stopped counting at 3500.
 
Once in practice in Ojai, I joined the Rotary Club of Ojai because of its motto: Service Above Self.  In Rotary, although involved with youth in a number of activities, my main focus was through the Rotary International Service Organization. One year I served as Committee Chair. Most of my medical missions have been accomplished through Rotary.
 
 

Rotarians unite to End Plastic Soup Now!
Rotarians unite in Amsterdam to End Plastic Soup Now. And on the same day the founder of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, receives the 44th Premio de Leonardo da Vinci for his achievements to rid the oceans of plastic soup.
 
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in June
Carol Metzker & Mellow Honek.
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

 
 
Announcements - 7-19-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 7-19-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Jul 19, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow Members of OWR,
 
While we start a new Rotary year and we have new members that join us, I want to remind all of us the importance of taking part in our buddy club activities.
 
Buddy clubs are the Rotary clubs in your local community area, to whose meetings and activities you can attend. You can take part in the community service projects of such clubs no different than as if you were in fact a member of their own club. This helps to serve in more than a few ways:
 
  • This will increase your sense of belonging to the Rotary community. We all understand the challenges of being a member of an e-club. But attending physical meetings will increase sense of fellowship and help strengthen our ties.
  • You being present at a buddy club meeting will promote One World Rotary E-Club and help us recruit more members. Obviously there will be questions about our club. They will need more information. You can respond to them and also invite them to explore www.oneworldrotary.org.  Please be sure to remind them that they can always make up there for attendance by visiting our webpage and registering to the meetings.
  • By attending meetings of your buddy club, you can help us find new community service projects, partners for future collaborations, you can even help us pair up for grants. You can also see a program that can be used for our club meetings as well.
I hope you get to enjoy and cherish Rotary while serving, not only with our club members online but with the Rotarians of your local clubs through activities of the buddy clubs.  After all, Rotary Connects the World in more ways than one can imagine!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
President's Message - 7-19-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0

 Program: Our 2019-2020 President

Posted by Michael Henstra on Jul 12, 2019
 
Our 2019-2020 President
 
 
Mark Daniel Maloney
 
I love to travel! I even enjoy the mundane process of getting from here to there. But last year, my wife, Gay, and I had one of those experiences that would strain the optimism of even the most cheerful traveler. We found ourselves with six hours to wait, at an airport where we were not scheduled to be, on a day we had not planned still to be traveling, having woken up that morning at a hotel unknown to us the night before. It was one of those days.
 
As we waited at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Gay and I took a walk to people watch. We went from one end of the terminal to the other and back, looking at every gate, every destination, every group of people waiting for their flights.
 Program: Our 2019-2020 President Michael Henstra 2019-07-12 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 7-12-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Jul 12, 2019

 
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR members,

As we start our new Rotary year, no doubt you are as excited as I am! As I am new to the position of presidency in a Rotary club, please bear with me as I stumble through the duties of this year.

RI president Mark Maloney has set three goals for this year. The ones that are most applicable to our club and I wish to strive to achieve in the Rotary E-Club of One World.

The first goal is growing Rotary in numbers. Replacing new members with members lost is not quite the solution, but I will work hard with my board members and club membership chair to find the real reasons why members chose not to be with us anymore and we will try to eliminate those reasons. This is a changing world and our club will perish if we do not chose to change along with it.

Second goal for this year is to bring Rotary closer to our families. Being an a e-club it is somewhat challenging to include our family members to our already challenging online meetings, however there is no reason why we cannot include our families with the activities of our buddy clubs. Also I aim to encourage our members to visit one another while we might be traveling. It will help build the bands of our members while helping their families become more involved in Rotary.

Third emphasis of our goals within this year, one I personally like, is to remember to respect the duties of young professionals in Rotary.

At the end of the day, Rotary is a volunteer work and it should never stand in between individual’s duties to his/her professional life. It is possible to maintain an office in Rotary while continuing pressing duties of professional life. Rotary can change and adopt to fit the needs of its members. What better way to do this in anywhere but in our e-club! We are already blessed with simplification provided by technology while we still connect and serve for our community.

As we progress with our new year I take it upon myself to “visit” you at your homes or offices, while I connect with you online, I wish to hear your ideas and wishes requests for the upcoming year.

I plan on making trips within this year solely to be able to get to know more Rotarians, connect with other Rotary officers and hopefully out paths will cross soon.

I wish you all a healthy, happy, prosperous new Rotary year!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
President's Message - 7-12-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-07-12 07:00:00Z 0

 Announcements - 7-12-19


 
Welcome New Member
Sylke Damerau!
 
Sylke would like to introduce herself...
 
I was born in Flensburg, a city in the north of Germany directly on the border to Denmark on 29th December 1961.
 
As a kid, I took ballet lessons and danced my first ballet evenings at the theater. After my graduation I moved to Augsburg, a city in the south of Germany close to Munich.
 
In Augsburg, I danced at the theater for three years. I got the offer to take over a ballet school. I did that in 1985 at the age of 24.
 
 Announcements - 7-12-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-07-12 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Latest update regarding the Polio Eradication

Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 28, 2019
 
DG Sandi and President Amina at PETS
 
 
Latest update regarding the Polio Eradication
 
Dear Rotary Polio Eradication Leaders: 
Before the rush of Rotary year end activities, I wish to give you a brief update on polio matters:
 
The polio case count continues to increase and this week it will be officially reported that we are at the same level as in all of 2018, 33 cases. But let us put this in perspective: We have experienced 4 straight years with less than 100 cases and the final cases are in some of the toughest areas for mistrust and for lack of access due to anti-government elements.
 
The news from Africa continues to be very good. In September we will have gone three years without a case of wild polio virus on the entire continent. The Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication for the AFRO Region will be meeting in March 2020 to consider whether the area is to be certified as free of the wild polio virus. Congratulations to all the countries in this region on your progress.
 
Program: Latest update regarding the Polio Eradication Amina Sammo 2019-06-28 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 6-28-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 28, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
BRINGING DOWN THE 2018/2019 CURTAIN AND RAISING THE 2019/2020 ONE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
FROM ‘BEing THE INSPIRATION’!
 
 
 
 
TO ‘ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD’!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUT GOING PRESIDENT AMINA SAMMO
 
 
INCOMING PRESIDENT OZLEM KOCANAOGULLARI
 
I write this message with mixed feelings of a year I wouldn’t have missed for anything in the world. This is the last official message from me to all of you as your club president for 2018/2019. However, I am happy to announce the obvious which is another Rotary year which ushers in a wonderful woman in the Person of PE Ozlem Kocanaogullari. As I Step Down as your President, we welcome PE Ozlem Kocanaogullari as incoming President and she will formally indoctrinate your new Board.
 
Serving as President of this illustrious and truly international and majority diverse club this Rotary year 2018/2019 has forced me far outside of my comfort zone and has made a permanent and lasting impression on me as a person and everything I stand for in life. I’d like to thank you all of our club members for willing to try some new things this year. We tried a new schedule, increased the number of projects we involved in and gave back to our various communities.
 
President's Message - 6-28-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-28 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 6-28-19

 

Rotary and ShelterBox renew partnership for three more years.
Evanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years, this unique humanitarian alliance has supported families with a place to call home after disaster.
 

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio
Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.
 
The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to ending poliovirus transmission, and as Nigeria approaches three years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, bringing the Africa region closer to polio-free status.
 

Rotarians unite to End Plastic Soup Now!
Rotarians unite in Amsterdam to End Plastic Soup Now. And on the same day the founder of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, receives the 44th Premio de Leonardo da Vinci for his achievements to rid the oceans of plastic soup.
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in May
Tomica Bess, Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Nabil Bedewi, Dawn O’Bar, Bill Boyd & Susan Weaver.
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 6-28-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-28 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Acquapendente, Italy: Celebrating Triumph Over Oppression and Injustice

Posted by Carol Metzker on Jun 21, 2019
 
 
Acquapendente, Italy:
Celebrating Triumph Over Oppression and Injustice
by Carol Metzker, after a visit to Acquapendente, Italy, May 2019
 
If Paul Harris had been born 700 years earlier in Italy, no doubt he would have applauded the efforts of villagers in Acquapendente for their celebration of triumph over injustice.
 
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
 
 
Program: Acquapendente, Italy: Celebrating Triumph Over Oppression and Injustice Carol Metzker 2019-06-21 07:00:00Z 0

 Announcements - 6-21-19

 

New Rotary club models enhance connections
Rotary's new strategic plan is underpinned by four key priorities - to increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt. The emergence of new club models is evidence that Rotary clubs and districts are working actively to advance these priorities.
 

June Is Rotary Fellowships Month
June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
 
Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.
 

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio
Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.
 
The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to ending poliovirus transmission, and as Nigeria approaches three years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, bringing the Africa region closer to polio-free status.
 

Rotarians unite to End Plastic Soup Now!
Rotarians unite in Amsterdam to End Plastic Soup Now. And on the same day the founder of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, receives the 44th Premio de Leonardo da Vinci for his achievements to rid the oceans of plastic soup.
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in May
Tomica Bess, Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Nabil Bedewi, Dawn O’Bar, Bill Boyd & Susan Weaver.
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

 Announcements - 6-21-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-21 07:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 6-21-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 21, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Closing the year with another unique member.  Our soon to be new member, Melinda Thomas, who is not new to Rotary is here to crown our efforts at improving quality membership in our club.  Melinda will be transferring from the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa D5240 (Past President), and is the current Executive Asstistant for D5240 DGE Savi Bhim and is the current Chief Operating Officer for D5240 DGN Deb Linden.
 
Melinda is a Certified Financial Planner with Pensionmark.  She and her husband are "moving to Utah and want to be able to continue with District 5240 service.”  By joining our club, she is able to stay in a District 5240 club and broaden her Rotary experience world-wide.
 
PP Susan and IPP Michael had a phone conversation with Melinda and learned that she and Susan were Presidents during the same year (2015-16).
 
Warmly welcome to our club PP Melinda.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 President's Message - 6-21-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-21 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Why Bill Gates Partners With Rotary To Eradicate Polio

Posted on Jun 14, 2019
 
Why Bill Gates Partners With Rotary To Eradicate Polio
by Devin Thorpe
Champion of Social Good | Bestselling Author | Educator | Speaker
Published in Forbes - May 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
Devin Thorpe calls himself a champion of social good. As an author, educator and keynote speaker he focuses on those doing good in the world. As a Forbes Contributor, he covers social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Past president of the National Speakers Association Mountainwest Chapter, he shares inspiring insights to help others do more good. His books on personal finance and crowdfunding draw on his entrepreneurial finance experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer, and mortgage broker helping people use financial resources to do good. He recognizes blockchain and crypto will change the world. Previously he worked on the U.S. Senate Banking committee staff and earned an MBA at Cornell. Visit devinthorpe.com to learn more.
 
Program: Why Bill Gates Partners With Rotary To Eradicate Polio Michael Henstra 2019-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 6-14-19


June Is Rotary Fellowships Month
June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
 
Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.
 

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio
Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.
 
The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to ending poliovirus transmission, and as Nigeria approaches three years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, bringing the Africa region closer to polio-free status.
 

Rotarians unite to End Plastic Soup Now!
Rotarians unite in Amsterdam to End Plastic Soup Now. And on the same day the founder of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, receives the 44th Premio de Leonardo da Vinci for his achievements to rid the oceans of plastic soup.
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in May
Tomica Bess, Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Nabil Bedewi, Dawn O’Bar, Bill Boyd & Susan Weaver.
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor

Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 6-14-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 6-14-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 14, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Hamburg 2019 Rotary Convention
Congratulations to our Convention Goers!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
How exciting! PE Nicolette and PE Ozlem together at the Hamburg Convention. Both are from District 5240- only difference is that Nicolette lives in California and Ozlem lives in Turkey. Ozlem is our e-club president. PE Ozlem of the E-Club of One World of District 5240 is a lawyer from Turkey and she was an exchange student and spent a year in the USA. She told me she would love to be in contact with her fellow PEs – Borrowed from IPP Michael’s post.
 
 
The good thing is that we also had our PEN Bernie and her husband in Hamburg and also Pat Fisher and her husband.
 
 
 
 
From the Pictures posted on Workplace, I strongly believe that it was fun and the bond was strong.
 
Kudos!!!!!!!! To team Hamburg as we look forward to Honolulu next year. Cheers Buddies!!!!!!!
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
President's Message - 6-14-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

Program: PDG Brenda is the First

Posted on Jun 07, 2019
 
Brenda Cressey has been named as the Chair of
 
 
 
Our own Brenda Cressey has been named as the Chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees for the remainder of this Rotary Year.  There has never been a female Foundation Chair in the history of the Foundation, and only a few Vice Chairs.
 
Brenda is a member of the D5240 Rotary Club of Paso Robles, California and served as Governor in 2001-2002.  That year
Brenda chartered 5 new Rotary clubs and was recognized as having the largest membership growth we have ever seen with a 350 plus member growth.
 
Program: PDG Brenda is the First Michael Henstra 2019-06-07 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 6-7-19


June Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Chip  Munday (Jun 01), Dawn  O'Bar (Jun 19), Professor  Alabi-Efeshodiamhe (Jun 21) & Michele  Auriemma (Jun 21).

Spouse Birthdays
Marilyn Snyder (Spouse of Wayne Snyder, Jun 01) & Bola-Ige Efeshodiamhe (Spouse of Professor Alabi-Efeshodiamhe, Jun 28).
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Catherine & Roy Massey (Jun 26, 54 years). WOW!  Congratulations Catherine & Roy!

Rotary Anniversaries
Marie  Munday (27 years), Jay  Thompson (25 years), Catherine  Massey (19 years) & Nabil  Bedewi (12 years)
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

Rotarians unite to End Plastic Soup Now!
Rotarians unite in Amsterdam to End Plastic Soup Now. And on the same day the founder of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, receives the 44th Premio de Leonardo da Vinci for his achievements to rid the oceans of plastic soup.
 

NEW RESOURCE: Rotary Basics online course
Rotary Basics is now an online course that covers all things Rotary in an interactive, multimedia format. In this new course, housed in the Learning Center, you can meet members around the world, watch videos, and interact with the course to deepen your understanding of Rotary. You can also take a quiz to test your Rotary knowledge. The Rotary Basics online course was designed for new members, but it is also good refresher for long-time members who want to test their Rotary knowledge or even nonmembers who simply want to know what Rotary is all about.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in May
Tomica Bess, Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Nabil Bedewi, Dawn O’Bar, Bill Boyd & Susan Weaver.
Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 6-7-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-07 07:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 6-7-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 07, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Gradually winding down!!!
 
As we wind down into the last few weeks of the Rotary year, I’d like to offer a special thanks to our club members and especially the Board of Directors who helped steer the affairs of the club this whole year for allowing me the opportunity to grow and learn as your President. I’ve never had all the answers and I know that I might never have all the answers. I relied on our membership and especially our veteran members to share their past experiences and learnings to help us move the club forward. I strongly hope that we have.
 
Last year I was in a workshop with one of the most powerful female Directors in Ghana—a Global Economic Forum that I’ve continued to attend. The Director shared a poignant story about how as female leader she had struggled with one her colleagues on the Board. He wanted to a mobile App for a whopping $100,000.00 for a company whose annual net income is barely half a million Dollars annually and she couldn’t understand why that was important. In the middle of a meeting, she said, “Help me understand… what is so special about this mobile App.” Her colleague Director used that as an opportunity to humiliate her for her lack of technical knowledge.
 
She fought back and replied, “I understand how to positively contribute to the company’s bottom line and this isn’t one of them.” The room of +100 attendees roared. I was one of them thinking to myself, “She freakin’ showed him!” After allowing the room to settle, she quietly spoke and said something along the lines of this: “After that meeting, one of my confidants took me aside and said, ‘You can’t do that. You can’t embarrass someone in front of everyone. They will never be able to be honest with you and they will never speak up again.’ “She urged the audience to hear her message: “We have to have those Truth Tellers in our lives.”
 
If we keep doing things the way we’ve always done them, we can expect to get the same results. Are we really happy getting the same response we’ve always got? We need to be brave enough to speak up and speak out when we’re on a course that doesn’t make sense to us or isn’t going anywhere. What will you be brave enough to do?  Are you courageous enough to be EXTRAordinary! Let us all keep the good spirit of BEing THE INSPIRATION ‘till the end of the year and beyond.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 President's Message - 6-7-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-07 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Rotary E-Club of One World Turns 7

Posted by Amina Sammo on May 31, 2019
 
Rotary E-Club of One World Celebrates 7th Anniversary
and officially inducts New Member in Ghana
 
 
 
Rotarian Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman
 
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World D5240 California, is an electronic Rotary club that allows members to interact and attend meetings online whilst it affords traditional Rotary club members the opportunity to attend a make up meeting online at one’s own convenience. The club President, Mrs. Amina Sammo, at an event to mark the 7th Anniversary of the club on May 29, 2019, also inducted a new member residing in Ghana into the club. Mr. Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman, the new member of the club is an Executive Officer at the Ministry of Inner-City and Zongo Development and a student of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
 
 
 
Program: Rotary E-Club of One World Turns 7 Amina Sammo 2019-05-31 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 5-31-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on May 31, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Rotary E-Club of One World is Seven (7) Years Old on May 29, 2019
Hurrrrrrrayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to us ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to us ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♪♫ Happy Birthday dear OWR ♪♫•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to us! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
 
For the entire month, we recognized the month of May, 2019 as Youth Service Month and the many May birthdays and anniversaries among our members.  One birthday not mentioned, also in May, is the birthday of the Rotary E-Club of One World!  Our E-Club was chartered on the 29th day of May 2012 and turns Seven (7) years old this month.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, a charter party was held and recorded by former member, Marty Jenkins.  Check out the recording here.
 
Charter members, Claude Dorais, PP Dawn O'Bar, Clifford Williams, PP Susan Weaver and Sherrie Wright (Honorary) are still on our roster and our own mentor PDG Wade Nomura (Honorary) the Chartering District Governor is still here with us as well. Please join me in wishing our Club and our charter members a well deserving Happy Birthday!
 
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
President's Message - 5-31-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-31 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 5-31-19

 

World Environment Day on 5 June
Rotary International, with 1.2 million members worldwide as well as 500,000 young Rotaract members, has produced a handbook to inspire Rotarians to engage their communities for World Environment Day.
 
RAGM
Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development
The Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development is a group of Rotarians whose purpose is to provide global leadership to assist clubs and districts to participate in effective Microfinance and Community Development programs.
 

NEW RESOURCE: Rotary Basics online course
Rotary Basics is now an online course that covers all things Rotary in an interactive, multimedia format. In this new course, housed in the Learning Center, you can meet members around the world, watch videos, and interact with the course to deepen your understanding of Rotary. You can also take a quiz to test your Rotary knowledge. The Rotary Basics online course was designed for new members, but it is also good refresher for long-time members who want to test their Rotary knowledge or even nonmembers who simply want to know what Rotary is all about.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in March & April
Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen, Dawn O’bar & Viktor Cytra.  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 5-31-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
Program: Charitable Giving Michael Henstra 2019-05-24 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 5-24-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on May 24, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Click on  the  image  above. . .    
 
 
Presidential theme: 2019-2020: Rotary Connects the World
 
As we gear up to finish hard on the 2018/2019 rotary year, we cannot simply wait to usher in grand style the 2019/2020 rotary year with our own PE Ozlem in the Driver’s seat.
 
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
 
This could not have been better said than in a club that have presence on all the continents of the world. We hope that in the coming years, we will be adding on new members from new countries as well as increase the members in our already existing countries.
 
 
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
President's Message - 5-24-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-24 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 5-24-19

 

What is the Paul Harris Society?
The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation
who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund,
or approved global grants.
 

The Rotarian Magazine - Digital Version
If you would like to save some trees or are not receiving your print version of The Rotarian Magazine, you may want to consider signing up for the Rotarian Digital Edition.  The digital edition of The Rotarian brings you the same print content you've enjoyed for years – in paperless form. As a digital subscriber, you will receive a link to the new issue in your e-mail inbox each month from GTxcel.  Your subscription to the print or digital edition of The Rotarian Magazine is included in your Rotary International dues.
 
To order back issues of the print edition and gift subscriptions, change your mailing address, or report a missing issue, email data@rotary.org or call the Circulation Department at 847-424-5216 or 847-424-5217.

NEW RESOURCE: Rotary Basics online course
Rotary Basics is now an online course that covers all things Rotary in an interactive, multimedia format. In this new course, housed in the Learning Center, you can meet members around the world, watch videos, and interact with the course to deepen your understanding of Rotary. You can also take a quiz to test your Rotary knowledge. The Rotary Basics online course was designed for new members, but it is also good refresher for long-time members who want to test their Rotary knowledge or even nonmembers who simply want to know what Rotary is all about.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in March & April
Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen, Dawn O’bar & Viktor Cytra.  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 5-24-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-24 07:00:00Z 0

Program: The Duarte Story

Posted on May 17, 2019
The Duarte Story as told by Dr Sylvia Whitlock
 
 
 
 
Author of Women Also Serve: Duarte Invites Women to Join Rotary tells her first person account of what it was like to be a woman Rotary pioneer.

Dr Sylvia Whitlock has been in Rotary for nearly forty years.  She was he second woman to join the Rotary Club of Duarte.  Whitlock went on to become the first woman Rotary Club president.  She was a District Governor in 2012-2013.  Sylvia is a recipient of many awards including the Rotary Foundation District Service Award.  She has supported an orphanage in Mexico, sunk wells in Nigeria and raised nearly $90,000 to educate girls in India.
 
Program: The Duarte Story Michael Henstra 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 5-17-19


The Rotarian Magazine - Digital Version
If you would like to save some trees or are not receiving your print version of The Rotarian Magazine, you may want to consider signing up for the Rotarian Digital Edition.  The digital edition of The Rotarian brings you the same print content you've enjoyed for years – in paperless form. As a digital subscriber, you will receive a link to the new issue in your e-mail inbox each month from GTxcel.  Your subscription to the print or digital edition of The Rotarian Magazine is included in your Rotary International dues.
 
To order back issues of the print edition and gift subscriptions, change your mailing address, or report a missing issue, email data@rotary.org or call the Circulation Department at 847-424-5216 or 847-424-5217.

NEW RESOURCE: Rotary Basics online course
Rotary Basics is now an online course that covers all things Rotary in an interactive, multimedia format. In this new course, housed in the Learning Center, you can meet members around the world, watch videos, and interact with the course to deepen your understanding of Rotary. You can also take a quiz to test your Rotary knowledge. The Rotary Basics online course was designed for new members, but it is also good refresher for long-time members who want to test their Rotary knowledge or even nonmembers who simply want to know what Rotary is all about.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in March & April
Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen, Dawn O’bar & Viktor Cytra.  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 5-17-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 5-17-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on May 17, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Click on  the  image  above. . .    
 
May is Youth Service Month!!!!!!!!!!
Younger professionals can work with Rotary members to have unique vocational or community service experience through a New Generations Service Exchange!
 
Developing a service exchange program
Rotary clubs can design great programs by matching members’ skills and passions with professionals from different cultures. Being a highly international club, these steps can help all of us get started.
 
Interested in participating?
University students and professionals up to age 30 are encouraged to apply. You don’t have to be a member of Rotary to participate. Organize a group of interested Rotary members in your club or district. Find out what skills, interests and networks your group can offer to create a meaningful exchange. Ask young professionals what type of service could improve their professional skills. Decide on your goals for the program. Craft a program that lasts from a few weeks to six months. It could be one-way or reciprocal, or for individuals or small groups. To reduce expenses, consider providing homestay options, arranging no-cost internship or job-shadowing opportunities and offering other financial assistance.  Promote your program and find districts to partner in an exchange.
 
President's Message - 5-17-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 5-10-19


May Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Mellow Honek, (May 07), Jay Thompson, (May 15), Vic Swan, (May 24), Celeste Newcomb, (May 25) & Richard “One Dollar” Otoo, (May 28).

Spouse Birthdays
No spouse birthdays found.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Ken Meyer, Spouse Casualene Meyer, May 02 - 27 years, Curtis Mathews, Spouse Carol Mathews, May 05 - 36 years, Suresh Ranade, Spouse Jayashree Ranade, May 12 - 40 years & Nabil Bedewi, Spouse Kareen Bedewi, May 25 - 29 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Ken Meyer (13 years), Carol Metzker (17 years), Brenda Small (10 years), Lawrence Aikins (2 years), Lisa Leitz (2 years), Cliff Williams (14 years), Claude Dorais (7 years), Dawn O'Bar (7 years) & Sherrie Wight (Honorary - 7 years).
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

 
 
Holger Knaack named as nominee for 2020-21 Rotary President
Holger Knaack, of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been nominated to serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21.
 
The Nominating Committee's decision follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta.
 
Knaack will officially become president-nominee if no other candidates challenge him by 31 May.
 
 
 
 

2019 Council On Legislation Highlights Webinar
Join our Council on Legislation Representative PDG Wade Nomura on this webinar to find out about the actions that took place at the 2019 Council on Legislation and what those changes mean for our club.
Tue, May 21, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

NEW RESOURCE: Rotary Basics online course
Basics is now an online course that covers all things Rotary in an interactive, multimedia format. In this new course, housed in the Learning Center, you can meet members around the world, watch videos, and interact with the course to deepen your understanding of Rotary. You can also take a quiz to test your Rotary knowledge. The Rotary Basics online course was designed for new members, but it is also good refresher for long-time members who want to test their Rotary knowledge or even nonmembers who simply want to know what Rotary is all about.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in March & April
Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen, Dawn O’bar & Viktor Cytra.  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 5-10-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 5-10-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on May 10, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Click on  the  image  above. . .    
 
 
We are in the second week of May but permit me to take us back to April.  April, 2019 was a particularly difficult month not only for me personally but for our President Elect Ozlem Kocanaogullari, who reside in Izmir, Turkey who sadly lost her father in a very painful way.  Let us all spend a minute or two to console PE Ozlem and by extension her family and pray with them to be able to handle this situation well.
 
On behalf of your family in the Rotary E-Club of One World and on my own behalf, accept our heartfelt condolences and may the Almighty God grant you and the entire family the strength to go through this difficult moment.
 
In other news, Rotarian Nii Commey Otoo, in trying to plant trees around his home, cut his palms with the machete he was using and almost rendered his right palm useless (eleven stitches in the palm).  He is currently home and unable to do much with the hand and expected to be home for awhile for the wound to heal.
 
Between 5th and 12th April, I lost 4 very close family members and shuttling between my place of work and my hometown (over 700 kms) was no joke at all. But in all we thank God for the strength and resilience to move on.
 
Let us all strive to be each other’s keeper as accidents and incidents are not exclusive to a few. We are all fallible and all of us must take care in our daily routines as age catches up with all of us.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 President's Message - 5-10-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

 Program: E-Club Workplace Seminar

Posted by Michael Henstra on May 10, 2019
The New Workplace Experience
 
We have been using the Workplace "intranet on the Internet" platform for our E-Club since January 2018 and have found it a great way to connect, communicate and share with our fellow E-Club of One World Rotarians.  Although not all members in our E-Club are engaged, Workplace is becoming popular with more Rotary E-Clubs around the world as a way to get connected and do good in the world through Rotary.
 
We first learned about Workplace from the Rotary E-Club of Innovation (formerly East Anglia) in the UK.  Our friend and fellow E-Rotarian and member of the E-Club of Innovation , Martin Brocklebank, recently presented a New Workplace tutorial on Zoom for members of the soon-to-be chartered Rotary E-Club of Social Impact based in Australia.
 
I was unable to attend the Zoom meeting Martin’s demonstration on “The New Workplace Experience” coming to Workplace in July, but Martin sent me the link to his recording to share some of the features he demonstrated.  Martin shows many of the powerful tools available in Workplace and how his E-Club uses them.  He also shares the philosophy of his E-Club and discusses some of the challenges that face all Rotary E-Clubs.  Martin and I are going to set up a Workplace Group to connect our clubs.
 
Martin not only demonstrates the new look and features coming to Workplace, but how Rotary E-Clubs are making a difference in the Rotary world.
 
Rotary E-Clubs are really putting the “International” in Rotary International!
 Program: E-Club Workplace Seminar Michael Henstra 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Butterflies Without Borders

Posted by Michael Henstra on May 03, 2019
The King of Butterflies – The Monarch Butterfly
 
 
 
 
Monarch butterflies are the most beautiful of all butterflies, some say, and are considered the "king" of the butterflies, hence the name "monarch". There are lots of very cool things to learn about the monarch butterfly and we'll try to get through most of them here.
 
 
 
 
The Life Cycle(s) of a Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterflies go through four stages during one life cycle, and through four generations in one year. It's a little confusing but keep reading and you will understand. The four stages of the monarch butterfly life cycle are the egg, the larvae (caterpillar), the pupa (chrysalis), and the adult butterfly. The four generations are actually four different butterflies going through these four stages during one year until it is time to start over again with stage one and generation one.
 
Program: Butterflies Without Borders Michael Henstra 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 5-3-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on May 03, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 
Click on  the  image  above. . .    
 
President's Message - 5-3-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 5-3-19


May Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Mellow Honek, (May 07), Jay Thompson, (May 15), Vic Swan, (May 24), Celeste Newcomb, (May 25) & Richard “One Dollar” Otoo, (May 28).

Spouse Birthdays
No spouse birthdays found.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Ken Meyer, Spouse Casualene Meyer, May 02 - 27 years, Curtis Mathews, Spouse Carol Mathews, May 05 - 36 years, Suresh Ranade, Spouse Jayashree Ranade, May 12 - 40 years & Nabil Bedewi, Spouse Kareen Bedewi, May 25 - 29 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Ken Meyer (13 years), Carol Metzker (17 years), Brenda Small (10 years), Lawrence Aikins (2 years), Lisa Leitz (2 years), Cliff Williams (14 years), Claude Dorais (7 years), Dawn O'Bar (7 years) & Sherrie Wight (Honorary - 7 years).
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

Dinner in Hamburg!
District 5240 Reception in Hamburg!
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 6:30 pm
Traditional German Dinner & Beer at Hofbrau Munchen in Hamburg
 
Celebrate Hamburg with your fellow Rotarians from District 5240

2019 Council On Legislation Highlights Webinar
Join our Council on Legislation Representative PDG Wade Nomura on this webinar to find out about the actions that took place at the 2019 Council on Legislation and what those changes mean for our club.
Tue, May 21, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

NEW RESOURCE: Rotary Basics online course
Basics is now an online course that covers all things Rotary in an interactive, multimedia format. In this new course, housed in the Learning Center, you can meet members around the world, watch videos, and interact with the course to deepen your understanding of Rotary. You can also take a quiz to test your Rotary knowledge. The Rotary Basics online course was designed for new members, but it is also good refresher for long-time members who want to test their Rotary knowledge or even nonmembers who simply want to know what Rotary is all about.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in March & April
Patricia Fisher, Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen, Dawn O’bar & Viktor Cytra.  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 5-3-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

Posted on Apr 26, 2019
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
 
 
 
Karima Bennoune is a professor of international law at the University of California-Davis School of Law. She grew up in Algeria and the United States and now lives in northern California.
 
The topic of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here is a very personal one for her. Mahfoud Bennoune, her father, was an outspoken professor at the University of Algiers who faced death threats during the 1990s, but continued speaking out against fundamentalism and terrorism. In writing this book, Karima set out to meet people who are today doing what her father did back then, to try to garner for them greater international support than Algerian democrats received during the 1990s.
 
She graduated from a joint program in law and Middle Eastern and North African studies at the University of Michigan, earning a J.D. cum laude from the law school and an M.A. from the Rackham Graduate School, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.
 
In 1995, she served as a Center for Women's Global Leadership delegate to the NGO Forum at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing where she provided legal advice to the Tribunal for Global Accountability for Violations of Women's Human Rights. From 1995 until 1999 she was based in London as a legal adviser at Amnesty International.
 
Program: Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Michael Henstra 2019-04-26 07:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 4-26-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 26, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 President's Message - 4-26-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-26 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 4-26-19


 
Congratulations to DG Sandi Schwartz!
Governor Sandi was recently accepted into the Rotary Foundation‘s team of
Cadres in the area of health (Disease Prevention)
 
 
 
 
 

NEW RESOURCE: Rotary Basics online course
Basics is now an online course that covers all things Rotary in an interactive, multimedia format. In this new course, housed in the Learning Center, you can meet members around the world, watch videos, and interact with the course to deepen your understanding of Rotary. You can also take a quiz to test your Rotary knowledge. The Rotary Basics online course was designed for new members, but it is also good refresher for long-time members who want to test their Rotary knowledge or even nonmembers who simply want to know what Rotary is all about.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 4-26-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-26 07:00:00Z 0

Program: How to turn a group of strangers into a team

Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 19, 2019
How to turn a group of strangers into a team
by Amy Edmondson - Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management
 
 
 
 
Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.
 
Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and was honored with the Talent Award in 2017.  She studies teaming, psychological safety, and leadership, and her articles have been published numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and California Management Review. Her books - Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012), Teaming to Innovate (Jossey-Bass, 2013) and Extreme Teaming (Emerald, 2017) - explore teamwork in dynamic organizational environments. In Building the future: Big teaming for audacious innovation (Berrett-Koehler, 2016), she examines the challenges and opportunities of teaming across industries to build smart cities. Her new book,The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (Wiley, 2018), offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy.
 
Program: How to turn a group of strangers into a team Michael Henstra 2019-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 4-19-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 19, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
President's Message - 4-19-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 4-19-19


ROTARY ZONES 25 & 26 SPRING FOUNDATION WEBINAR
Sign up to join our webinar on “The Rotary Foundation” -- Featuring our very own D5240 PDG Brenda Cressey (Trustee Vice Chair) with the “Trustee Update”; Steven Solomon (Senior Annual Giving Officer) with “Creating Joy Through Annual Giving”; and Greg Owen (Past District 5320 Governor) with “Strategies for Increasing Rotary Direct Participation.”
 
Date: Monday, 29 April 2019 at 5:30pm PST (7:30pm CST)
 
Brought to you by Zones 25 & 26 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinators Marge Cole & Steve Lewis with Wyn Spiller.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 4-19-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

 Program: RID Jeffery Cadorette on Shaping Rotary's Future

Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 12, 2019
RID Jeffery Cadorette on "Shaping Rotary's Future"
 
On 27 March 2019 I had the opportunity to attend the Zoom meeting of the Rotary E-Club of Innovation at which Rotary International Director Jeffry Cadorette was the guest speaker.  Jeff gave a compelling presentation on shaping Rotary's future.  Rotary E-Clubs will be a significant part of that future.
 
 
 
Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Director (RID 2018-20) retired from healthcare in 1999 after a 25-year career as a physical therapist. He had been President and CEO of Physical Therapy Associates of Delaware County in Pennsylvania until merging his practice with Riddle Memorial Hospital to form the Riddle Rehabilitation Institute and Riddle Sports Medicine. He now serves as Associate Broker and Executive Vice President at Media Real Estate Company where he is active in all phases of commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation and new project development.
 
A Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Media, PA since 1977, Jeff served as Governor of District 7450 in 1998-1999.  In September of 2016 he was the selection of the Zones 24/32 Nominating Committee for Director to serve on the Rotary International Board of Directors in 2018-2020.
 
 Program: RID Jeffery Cadorette on Shaping Rotary's Future Michael Henstra 2019-04-12 07:00:00Z 0

 Announcements - 4-12-19


RYLA 2019 Arvin High School Team!
Many thanks to member Jeremy Moreno for giving our Arvin HS RYLA 2019 team and 28 other Bakersfield area students a send off to the “life changing” D5240 RYLA retreat being held this weekend in Ojai, CA.
 
If anyone would like to attend the RYLA awards ceremony on Sunday, please contact PP Michael at treasurer@oneworldrotary.org for details.
 
 
 
 
Our RYLA 2019 Arvin  High School RYLArians!
 
Left to right:  Britney Bueso, Diana Franco, OWR Rotarian Jeremy Moreno, Javier Garcia and Giovanni Moreno (no relation to Jeremy).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Arvin HS RYLA 2019 team (front row, first four on the left) and 28 other Bakersfield area RYLArians sponsored by the six Rotary clubs of Bakersfield.
 
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

 Announcements - 4-12-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-12 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 4-12-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 12, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
President's Message - 4-12-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-12 07:00:00Z 0

Program: How nationalism and globalism can coexist

Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 05, 2019
How nationalism and globalism can coexist
by Wanis Kabbaj
 
UPS's Wanis Kabbaj seeks new ways of understanding the growing complexity of our
congested cities and globalized world.
 
 
When you spend a decade working as an international marketer for UPS, with its massivetransportation network, its 454,000 employees, its 567 aircraft, its 119,000 trucksand vehicles, its 20 million packages delivered every day across 220 countries andterritories, you get to see the world through a very interesting window. You see the considerable value of its interconnectedness. You develop an instinctive mistrust forsimplistic solutions and ideas and you start embracing complexity and unorthodox waysto think it and tame it.
 
Program: How nationalism and globalism can coexist Michael Henstra 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 4-5-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 05, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
President's Message - 4-5-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 4-5-19


April Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Osbert Nurse, Apr 01 - Lisa Leitz, Apr 05 - Catherine Massey, Apr 05 - Maria Berntson, Apr 13 - Jeremy Moreno, Apr 15 - Suresh Ranade, Apr 19 - Patricia Fisher, Apr 24.

Spouse Birthdays
No spouse birthdays found.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Michael Henstra & Karen Northcutt, 39 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Maria Berntson, 27 years - Michael Henstra, 39 years - Wayne Snyder, 15 years - Thoko Mkwanazi, 4 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

Capture the Moment at the 2019
Rotary Convention in Hamburg
1-5 June 2019
 
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 4-5-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 3-29-19


Capture the Moment at the 2019
Rotary Convention in Hamburg
1-5 June 2019
 
 

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 3-29-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 3-29-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 29, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 
All too soon, the Water and Sanitation Month of March is coming to an end. We just couldn’t have ended it without highlighting the good works of Rotarians in Ghana and the work in helping to solve problems that impacts hugely on deprived communities. For over 20 years, Michael Anyekase has crisscrossed Ghana drilling boreholes and installing hand pumps on wells to provide clean water. Water for drinking, washing, and flushing toilets.
 
"There is nothing more satisfying than when fresh water comes out of the well and the children shout, 'Hey, water! Water!'" says Anyekase, who works for Water in Africa, a nongovernmental organization (NGO).
In partnership with Rotary members from across the globe, Anyekase's dedication has helped eradicate Guinea worm disease and lessen the cases of dysentery, diarrhea, and other common diseases associated with dirty water. In fact, Rotary has provided more sources of drinking water in Ghana than any other NGO, Anyekase says.
 
Many water projects in Ghana are being carried out as part of the Rotary International/USAID H2O Collaboration. The effort is providing more than 100 villages with clean water through installation of boreholes with hand pumps, along with sanitation facilities and hygiene training.
 
According to a review of the partnership by Aguaconsult, an independent contractor, more than 85 percent of Ghanaians now have access to clean water, surpassing the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of 78 percent by 2015.
 
President's Message - 3-29-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Why Climate Change Is Rotary’s Business

Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 29, 2019
Why Climate Change Is Rotary's Business
(AND WHAT ROTARIANS ARE ALREADY DOING ABOUT IT)
from the April 2019 issue of The Rotarian
 
 
 
Rotarians understand that the whole world is their backyard. They can see the effects of climate change in communities they care about, and they haven't waited to take action. They're tackling the problem the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy - and planning for the future.
 
 
Program: Why Climate Change Is Rotary’s Business Michael Henstra 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Mexico Water Project

Posted by Wade Nomura on Mar 22, 2019

Water Project in Tototlan, Jalisco, Mexico from "Rotary Serving Our Community" hosted by D5240 PDG and OWR Honorary Member, Wade Nomura.
 
        WADE NOMURA
 
Wade was born in Santa Barbara, California and is a third generation Japanese-American (his family was interned in Poston Arizona during WWII). Professionally, Wade is the president of Nomura/Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc., having started the company nearly 40 years ago and has been awarded multiple beautification awards in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Goleta.
 
Wade is the President of the Japanese American Citizens League, Santa Barbara chapter. He was inducted into the Japanese American National Museum “Hall of Fame” during a special tribute to Japanese American Athletes for the 2001 “More Than A Game” exhibit for his accomplishments in the sport of BMX as a multiple National Champion and racing a bike that he designed and manufactured. The Nomura Racing bike has since become an icon among the avid BMX collectors.
 
Wade joined Rotary with his wife Roxanne, in 2002 and has been on 34 international projects missions for Rotary, including a polio mission to India, where he has a special passion, having had polio as a child. Wade served as Rotary District Governor in 2011-2012, and was the first Japanese American governor in that district’s 89 year history.
 
Program: Mexico Water Project Wade Nomura 2019-03-22 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 3-22-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 22, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
In Rotary, March is Water and Sanitation Month.
 
Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.
 
While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Members start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.
 
In other news, Rotary International President-elect visits local conference in Effingham by Kaitlin Cordes
 
 
Left: Rotary International President-elect Mark Maloney
 
 
Below: Members of the Land of Lincoln Rotary listen to a presentation from Rotary International President-elect Mark Maloney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After losing a record number of members last year, the incoming Rotary International president wants the organization to get back to its roots of making connections.  Rotary International President-elect Mark Maloney stopped in Effingham Sunday to speak at the Sunrise and Noon Rotary President-Elect Training Seminar.
 
President's Message - 3-22-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-22 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 3-22-19


Capture the Moment at the 2019
Rotary Convention in Hamburg
1-5 June 2019
 
 

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Fire Truck to Belize
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring a Fire Truck to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  Please login on this page with your My Rotary account.

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-makeup-reporting

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 3-22-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-22 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Water & Sanitation

Posted by Bernie Janzen on Mar 15, 2019
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The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) was formed in 2007 by a group of Rotarians, recognized by Rotary International, and focused on WASH projects. Since then it has facilitated many hundreds of projects – helping clubs find partners, ensuring sustainability, stressing the importance of a needs-driven approach, and developing best practices. We encourage a holistic, integrated approach in which water is not the end but, is rather the means to a better life and livelihood in the community. Most importantly, WASRAG links water and sanitation to improved hygiene, better health, and empowerment of the community – especially women, irrigation and agriculture, education and literacy and, ultimately, child mortality.
 
Calling all Rotarians
As a Rotarian Action Group (RAG), WASRAG invites Rotarians from around the world to join them and engage in the battle to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all.  Any Rotarian interested in supporting WASRAG can Get Involved with our activities and be Linked to global WASH assistance efforts.
 
 
Program: Water & Sanitation Bernie Janzen 2019-03-15 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 3-15-19


Capture the Moment at the 2019
Rotary Convention in Hamburg
1-5 June 2019
 
 

District 5240 Dodger Game Social Event & Fundraiser
 
On June 20, 2019, at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium, Rotary District 5240 will be holding its very first district-wide social event and fund raiser. On that date the Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing the San Francisco Giants. The Los Angeles Dodgers have offered us the opportunity to have our district social event at Dodger Stadium as follows: (Click here)

Council on legislation to review changes to RI policies
 
Rotary members from all over the world will gather in Chicago 14-18 April to consider changes to the Constitutional documents that guide Rotary International and its member clubs. (Read on...)
 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-makeup-reporting

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 3-15-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-15 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 3-15-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 15, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Our Rotary Foundation Contributions
This is a report submitted by Our RF Director.
 
Here's an update as of January 31st, 2019 on our club's TRF contributions so far in RY 2018-2019: With 55 active members in January, our average per capita Annual Fund giving stood at $64.23. Our goal for the year is $5,000 and in total our contributions so far are $3,523.88 (71% of the goal).
 
Annual fund giving is important because it is used to calculate our share of District Designated Funds (DDF) that will be available to the club for projects 3 years from now. DDF make possible such worth projects as the Belize Fire Truck project planned for RY 2019-2020.
 
We will likely meet our AF giving goal when our club makes its contribution to the AF in April. But the more we give as individuals, the better as it will translate down the road into increased ability to take on our own projects and support those of other clubs.
 
In addition to our AF contributions, club members gave to Polio Plus and Other Funds earmarked for specific global grants or Areas of Focus. These contributions totaled a whopping $15,819. Unlike AF giving, these are not used to calculate DDF.
 
We currently have 65 members and many members - new and old - have not yet made a contribution in RY2018/2019. I will be sending out an email to those who have not to encourage them to do so.
Contributions to TRF are what make Rotary's world changing projects possible.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 
President's Message - 3-15-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-15 07:00:00Z 0

Program: Have Smart Phones destroyed a generation?

Posted by Dawn O'Bar on Mar 08, 2019
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They are sometimes referred to as Gen. Z (short for Generation Z),  the Digital Natives or Navigators, Post Millennials, or the iGen.
 
 
 
 
Randstad Canada describes Generation Z as those born between 1995–2014.[27] Australia's McCrindle Research Centre defines Generation Z as those born between 1995–2009, starting with a recorded rise in birth rates, and fitting their newer definition of a generational span with a maximum of 15 years.  A 2014 report from Sparks and Honey[30] and 2018 research from pscyhologist Jean Twenge[31] describe Generation Z as those born in 1995 or later. In Japan, generations are defined by a ten-year span with "Neo-Digital natives" beginning after 1996.
 
Currently there are over 74 million Americans or 24% of the U.S. population that have their birth years between 1995 and 2012.  That’s one in four of us Americans. What they are called is not as important as their characteristics and how they describe themselves.   So let’s try to understand this generation.   After all, we hope they will be future Rotarians.
 
Program: Have Smart Phones destroyed a generation? Dawn O'Bar 2019-03-08 08:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 3-8-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 08, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Hurrayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!
Today is International Women Day
Celebrating International Women's' Day Thank you to all our female professionals, colleagues, members, sisters, wives, mothers, daughters, students, etc for making the world a better place, in every way. Every day is yours, not just on the international women's day! Keep on keeping on and Rise Up Ladies.  (Click on the image above to learn more about the History of Women in Rotary.)
 
Today is Friday, 8th March, 2019. A day set aside to celebrate women. A day set aside to acknowledge the presence of women in the world. A day set aside to showcase the contribution of women to the total growth of the world and also a day set aside to showcase the abuses women go through daily in the hand of men and especially in the name of cultures and customs. Here in Rotary, International Women’s Day is set aside to celebrate women and their social, economic, political and cultural achievements around the world. This year’s campaign asks individuals especially women to be bold for change with a Hashtag “#BeBoldForChange” in working for a more gender inclusive world.
 
Past RI President Ian H.S. Riseley called upon Rotary clubs to seek more diversity in their membership, including improving the gender balance. In his address to Rotary’s annual leadership training event in January, Riseley noted that 103 of the incoming 539 district governors are women. These are “leaders who will help Rotary connect with, and represent, and better service, all the members of all our communities,” says Riseley.
 
Back home in the Rotary E-Club of One World we currently have 31 females making 44% of the total active and honorary members of 70 who are doing wonders all around the world and with the able support of our male counterparts. Kudos to all the wonderful women in Rotary E-Club of One World. You make us proud, you make Rotary proud and you make the world proud.
 
Back here in Ghana, the Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development, Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (PHD) set the pace for gender equity and social inclusion during the celebration of International Women Day by Launching the National Forum on Gender Equity and Social Inclusion under the Theme – Leading change through Gender Advocacy: A platform for women empowerment in our Inner-City and Zongo Communities.  This forum is to be replicated to reach as many women as possible in our deprived communities which incidentally also harbor high record number of cases of gender abuse.
 
At the Launch, the Hon. Minister stressed the need for women empowerment as the catalyst that will break the chain of continues abuse and harassment of women in our society. He insisted that an empowered woman is a great asset to society as empowered women empower their children hence bringing up empowered future leaders. And that the time to act is now when women empowerment is discussed.
 
Upper Picture: Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (PHD) at the Launch of the program
Lower Picture: A group picture with some of the participants at the launch of the program
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
And to all our women, “#BeBoldForChange!”
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 
 President's Message - 3-8-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-08 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 3-8-19


Capture the Moment at the 2019
Rotary Convention in Hamburg
1-5 June 2019
 
 
 

March Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Tamara Thorn, Mar 03, Paul Chappell, Mar 07, Wayne Snyder, Mar 18, Roberto León, Mar 24, William Mosby, Mar 25, Bill Boyd, Mar 29, Christen Franken, Mar 31 and Jeremy Simmons, Mar 31.

Spouse Birthdays
No spouse birthdays found.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
No anniversaries found.

Rotary Anniversaries
Diana McDermott, 4 years, Kwame Acheampong, 10 years and  Amina Sammo, 7 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

District 5240 Dodger Game Social Event & Fundraiser
 
On June 20, 2019, at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium, Rotary District 5240 will be holding its very first district-wide social event and fund raiser. On that date the Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing the San Francisco Giants. The Los Angeles Dodgers have offered us the opportunity to have our district social event at Dodger Stadium as follows: (Click here)

Council on legislation to review changes to RI policies
 
Rotary members from all over the world will gather in Chicago 14-18 April to consider changes to the Constitutional documents that guide Rotary International and its member clubs. (Read on...)

Two Ambulances to Belize
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring two ambulances to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  P;ease login on this page with your My Rotary account.

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-makeup-reporting

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 3-8-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-08 08:00:00Z 0

Program: Water and Sanitation

Posted by Bernadine Janzen & Rob Miller on Mar 01, 2019

 
 
Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.

While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Members start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.
 
Program: Water and Sanitation Bernadine Janzen & Rob Miller 2019-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 3-1-19


Capture the Moment at the 2019
Rotary Convention in Hamburg
1-5 June 2019
 
 
 

March Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Tamara Thorn, Mar 03, Paul Chappell, Mar 07, Wayne Snyder, Mar 18, Roberto León, Mar 24, William Mosby, Mar 25, Bill Boyd, Mar 29, Christen Franken, Mar 31 and Jeremy Simmons, Mar 31.

Spouse Birthdays
No spouse birthdays found.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
No anniversaries found.

Rotary Anniversaries
Diana McDermott, 4 years, Kwame Acheampong, 10 years and  Amina Sammo, 7 years.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

Priority #1 Plus - MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOP
Membership is priority number one!
 
Learn how to create the best Rotary Brand Experience
To improve club culture and member retention.


When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
 
8:30 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9 am – 12:30 pm Workshop
 

Event Location:
Pismo Beach Veterans Hall
780 Bello Street
Pismo Beach CA 93449    
 
Registration: ONLY $10


Who Should Attend:
Membership Chairs, Club Presidents, Club Service Chairs and PR Chairs – ALL Rotarians are welcome!

REGISTER @ http://bit.ly/5240Priority1

Two Ambulances to Belize
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring two ambulances to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  P;ease login on this page with your My Rotary account.

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in February
Nabil Bedewi, Bill Boyd, Viktor Cytra, Patricia Fisher, Bernadine Janzen, Carol Metzker and Dawn Obar.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-makeup-reporting

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 3-1-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 3-1-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 01, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF GHANA SINCE INDEPENDENCE
ON WEDNESDAY, 6TH MARCH, 1957
 
 
Ghana Flag
 
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Ghana, my motherland will be celebrating its 62nd Independence Day from the British. Join the Ghana team made up of OWR members Richard Nii Commey Otoo, Seth Kwame Acheampong, Larry Aikins, Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman and my good self-Amina Sammo to celebrate this important milestone in our country. God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong.
 
President's Message - 3-1-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 2-22-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Feb 22, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Rotary Club of Accra Labone embarks on
tree planting in schools
Photo credit: Graphic Online
 
Current Rotary news from Ghana, District 9110 indicates that the Rotary Club of Accra Labone over the weekend planted about 200 seedlings in a number of public basic schools in the Labone enclave.

The President of the club, Rotarian Yaw Korankye Abrokwa in a speech at the ceremony to plant the trees said the effort, apart from helping to green the environment and improve the quality of air, will when catered for to grow well, provide shade for pupils of the beneficiary schools and inculcate in them the crucial need to cultivate the habit of planting and nurturing trees. He was speaking while he led members of the club to the Kanda 3 & 5 Basic Schools and the Nima 1 & 2 Basic Schools in Accra where some of the trees were planted. He described the planting of trees as the club’s flagship project for the 2018/2019 year.  The club depended on support from philanthropists and used professional horticulturalists, who are also collaborators to supervise the planting of the seedlings of the ornamental trees. The horticulturists will also be in charge of supervising the pupil’s to nurture the plants to grow fully.
 
The Head teacher of the Kanda 3 & 5 Basic school, Mr. Emmanuel Omari-Afari, expressed joy at the intervention and said he could not wait to see the young trees grow to not only beautify the environment and help with its landscaping. He also reiterated that caring of the trees by the pupils will help build the critical desire to care for the trees and make them better adults in the future.
 
On behalf of the teachers of the school he expressed gratitude to Rotary Club of Accra Labone and promised to lead in taking good care of the trees.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 President's Message - 2-22-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-22 08:00:00Z 0

Program: Peace and Climate Change

Posted by Michael Henstra on Feb 22, 2019

Peace and Climate Change
How can Climate Change Affect Peace?
 
           Greta Thunberg
 
 
Greta Thunberg realized at a young age the lapse in what several climate experts were saying and in the actions that were being taken in society. The difference was so drastic, in her opinion, that she decided to take matters into her own hands. Greta is a 16-year-old Stockholm native who lives at home with her parents and sister Beata. She's a 10th grader in Stockholm who enjoys spending her spare time riding Icelandic horses, spending time with her families two dogs, Moses and Roxy. She loves animals and has a passion for books and science. At a young age, she became interested in the environment and convinced her family to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
 
Program: Peace and Climate Change Michael Henstra 2019-02-22 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 2-22-19


Priority #1 Plus - MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOP
Membership is priority number one!
 
Learn how to create the best Rotary Brand Experience
To improve club culture and member retention.


When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
 
8:30 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9 am – 12:30 pm Workshop
 

Event Location:
Pismo Beach Veterans Hall
780 Bello Street
Pismo Beach CA 93449    
 
Registration: ONLY $10


Who Should Attend:
Membership Chairs, Club Presidents, Club Service Chairs and PR Chairs – ALL Rotarians are welcome!

REGISTER @ http://bit.ly/5240Priority1

Two Ambulances to Belize
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring two ambulances to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  P;ease login on this page with your My Rotary account.

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE
Empower Rotary Leaders | Inspire Donors
Give to The Rotary Foundation
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in January
Carol Metzker, Thoko Mkwanazi, Bernadine Janzen, Patricia Fisher and Viktor Cytra.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-makeup-reporting

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 2-22-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-22 08:00:00Z 0

 Program: Rotary World Peace Conference 2020

Posted by Michael Henstra on Feb 15, 2019

 
    PDG D5330 Rudy Westervelt
 
Join us on January 17 & 18, 2020 at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California, USA for the Rotary World Peace Conference 2020.

The conference is hosted by the six Southern California Rotary Districts and supported through donations to Solutions for Peace Foundation Inc.

The conference will have six General Sessions, two special dinners and 104 breakout sessions over the two days. Additionally there will be an Exhibition hall with 100 exhibitors.  Attendees will join leaders and experts in sharing conflict resolution solutions that are affecting our lives, homes, communities and the world. You will leave with a plan of action to affect positive change and create peace in your life and the world.

Visit peaceconference2020.org for more information and to register today.

The following presentation is the Zoom recording of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace D5330 meeting presented on 29 January 2019 and led by PDG Rudy Westervelt.

Make your plans to attend!
 Program: Rotary World Peace Conference 2020 Michael Henstra 2019-02-15 08:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 2-15-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Feb 15, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Still in February, The month of Love. Happy Valentine's Day to all and sundry. 14th of February each year is specifically and specially marked in Ghana as the Chocolate day. It is a day set aside not only to celebrate celebrate love, the act of Sharing and the beauty of togetherness but also to celebrate the Ghana's major agriculture export commodity Cocoa. Cocoa has been Ghana's greatest export commodity for ages and the day has been specially set aside to encourage Ghanaians to consume chocolate which is made from the Cocoa plant and share chocolate products among family and friends in the spirit of Love.

So as we celebrate Valentine's Day worldwide, let's all join hands to celebrate chocolate day with our Ghanaian friends.  As Rotarians, let us continue to share Love the way we know how best to do, with love and lots of chocolate especially from Ghana' s Premium Cocoa Beans.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
President's Message - 2-15-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-15 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 2-15-19


Priority #1 Plus - MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOP
Membership is priority number one!
 
Learn how to create the best Rotary Brand Experience
To improve club culture and member retention.


When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
 
8:30 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9 am – 12:30 pm Workshop
 

Event Location:
Pismo Beach Veterans Hall
780 Bello Street
Pismo Beach CA 93449    
 
Registration: ONLY $10


Who Should Attend:
Membership Chairs, Club Presidents, Club Service Chairs and PR Chairs – ALL Rotarians are welcome!

REGISTER @ http://bit.ly/5240Priority1

Two Ambulances to Belize
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring two ambulances to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  P;ease login on this page with your My Rotary account.

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in January
Carol Metzker, Thoko Mkwanazi, Bernadine Janzen, Patricia Fisher and Viktor Cytra.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-makeup-reporting

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 2-15-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-15 08:00:00Z 0

Program: The Power Of Peace

Posted by Barbara Gaughen-Muller on Feb 08, 2019
 
by Rotary E-Club of World Peace Rotarian Barbara Gaughen-Muller with Fred Arment.
 
 
A conversation with Fred Arment who is the Founding Director of International Cities of Peace and Barbara Gaughen-Muller.  Barbara is the president of the Santa Barbara and Tri-County chapter of the United Nations Association.
 
Barbara was inspired by her late husband, Dr. Robert  Muller, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General. Barbara will be leading the effort for  Santa Barbara, California to become an International City of Peace.  Barbara predicts "we will meet our goal of 1000 cities of peace five  years early in year 2020."
Program: The Power Of Peace Barbara Gaughen-Muller 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0

 Announcements - 2-8-19


February Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Nickey Bess (Feb 01), Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman (Feb 06), Jacob Kahemele (Honorry - Feb 24), Stacy James (Feb 25), Susan Weaver (Feb 27).

Spouse Birthdays
Not this month
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Godfrey Mukalazi (Honorary) & Cathy Mukalazi, (Feb 04 - 13 years), Nancy Cheney & Jeff Jeffrey (Feb 15 - 33 years)

Rotary Anniversaries
Nancy Cheney (3 years), Marna Coday (3 years), Bill Boyd (15 years), Susan Weaver (6 years), Brenda Newman (4 years).
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

Two Ambulances to Belize
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring two ambulances to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  P;ease login on this page with your My Rotary account.

Rotary E-Club of One World members volunteer man-hours at a medical outreach program
 
Look for President Amina Sammo and member Abdul Basit Abdul-Rahman.
 
Details here...
Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in January
Carol Metzker, Thoko Mkwanazi, Bernadine Janzen, Patricia Fisher and Viktor Cytra.
Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-makeup-reporting

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 Announcements - 2-8-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 2-8-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Feb 08, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Still in February, The Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution Month where we urge each other to spread peace in the world by sharing LOVE & CARE. First from within ourselves, then in our homes with family and friends and out through the world. Peace is priceless and the absence of peace is chaotic. Let us in our own small ways ensure peace prevails in a world where conflicts and wars have resulted in starvation, deprivation and lowering of human dignity in most parts of the world especially in developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and South America.
 
As Rotarians, we have often been ready to lend a helping hand in whatever way we can to make the world a better place for all through provision of material stuff and a shoulder to cry on. We have rolled up our sleeves and have gone into the ditches just so that little child could learn to be a child again; that family will not go to bed hungry, that mother could have comfort in protecting her children; that professional could work in dignity and earn a decent living. That is why the focus on Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution could not have come earlier than now. Let us in our own small way spread peace in our little communities for the world to see. The world needs peace and Rotary needs the publicity that come with bringing peace to the world. Together, I believe we can, so we should.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
President's Message - 2-8-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0

 Program: Believe in Belize

Posted by Nabil Bedewi on Feb 01, 2019
 
 
Believe in Belize is a non-profit with the main focus of implementing projects and providing services in the country of Belize.   We began operations on January 1st, 2018 as an unincorporated non-profit.  The goal of the organization is to provide a place for individuals and organizations who share a common interest in helping with the development of the country of Belize.
 
 Program: Believe in Belize Nabil Bedewi 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 2-1-19

 

February Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Nickey Bess (Feb 01), Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman (Feb 06), Jacob Kahemele (Honorry - Feb 24), Stacy James (Feb 25), Susan Weaver (Feb 27).

Spouse Birthdays
Not this month
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Godfrey Mukalazi (Honorary) & Cathy Mukalazi, (Feb 04 - 13 years), Nancy Cheney & Jeff Jeffrey (Feb 15 - 33 years)

Rotary Anniversaries
Nancy Cheney (3 years), Marna Coday (3 years), Bill Boyd (15 years), Susan Weaver (6 years), Brenda Newman (4 years).
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

Two Ambulances to Belize
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World is raising funds to help one of our members, Nabil Bedewi, bring two ambulances to Placencia, Belize through the non-profit Believe in Belize.
 
Click here for more information.  P;ease login on this page with your My Rotary account.

Rotary E-Club of One World members volunteer man-hours at a medical outreach program
 
Look for President Amina Sammo and member Abdul Basit Abdul-Rahman.
 

People of Action Around the Globe
Canada, Guyana, Uganda, Croatia & India
 

Attention OWR Members!
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in December
Carol Metzker.  Our Rotarians at Work!  Thanks a million!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-makeup-reporting

Become a One World Website Sponsor


Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

Announcements - 2-1-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0

 President's Message - 2-1-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Feb 01, 2019
story-thumbnail
 
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 
All too soon the New Year fever is waning and we are in February, 2019. February is a very special month in the Rotary International calendar. It is designated as Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, but used to be the World Understanding Month. The month of February also includes the anniversary of the first ever meeting of Rotary, held on February 23, 1905 and now designated as the World Understanding and Peace Day.
 
The Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution Month is a chance for every club to pause, plan and promote the Fourth Avenue of Service which is Rotary’s continued quest for goodwill, peace and understanding among people of the world. 
 
Many clubs, including our own and their representatives and partners, are already participating in activities that promote world understanding through humanitarian service in support of a variety of much needed international projects. 

Please consider what our club can do more to promote more World Understanding in our Rotary World. We are lucky to be a club with membership and affiliates across the world in all six continents.

Those of us in Ghana are thinking of how to have a repeat of last year’s “Day out with the Disable Kids,”  As a club, I know we have considered to participate in the RYLA Program. Our club is also involved in and supports international projects in various parts of the world with our partners and our district’s matching grants program. 

This is the month to expand our club’s “World Understanding” as a way to embrace the broad mission of Rotary with “Be The Inspiration.”
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 President's Message - 2-1-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0