Announcement from our District Governor
 
There have been so many inquiries asking where people can help with the current fire disaster in our beloved District. There are several avenues people can donate money:
  • District 5240 Charitable Foundation - If you want to donate to our D5240 Charitable Foundation, send checks to: District 5240 Charitable Foundation, Attn: Barry VanderKelen, Chair, 1212 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Write "Fire Relief" in the memo section on the check. Or click on the Donate link below.
  • In response to the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire, United Way of Ventura County and United Way of Greater Los Angeles have created the Southern California Disaster Relief Fund to support long-term recovery for affected low-income individuals and families. Make a donation online at www.unitedwayla.org/en/give/disaster-relief-fund/ or text ‘UWVC’ at 41444 for Ventura County only.
 
 
Sandi Schwartz
District Governor 2018-19
Rotary District 5240
 

November Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Marie Munday - Nov 05, Amanda Richards - Nov 18, Brian Deppa - Nov 20

Spouse Birthdays
Cynthia Otoo, spouse of Richard "One Dollar" Otoo - Nov 14

Rotary Anniversaries
Curtis Mathews - 44 years, J.T. Turner - 12 years, Chip Munday - 18 years
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Rotary District 5240 Business Networking Site
 
 
Discover and connect with great local businesses in your local neighborhood like dentists, hair stylists and more. Support fellow Rotarians.
 
 
 
 

ClubRunner Webinars
 
 
In these webinar sessions, subscribers will get a guided tour of ClubRunner's features and how it will help you automate, streamline and enhance communication for your club. There are various specialized sessions available to help you get the most out of your level of site access.
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
 
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in October
Bernadine Janzen, Pat Fisher, Laurie Deppa, Brian Deppa, Bill Boyd, Carol Metzker & Dawn O'Bar.  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.

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Posted by Susan Weaver on Nov 16, 2018
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Anatomy of a Global Grant 

In Rotary Year 2015-2016, our club contributed to a Global Grant sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ojai that aimed to improve the employment and income status of women in the town of Stolac in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Though nominally an economic development project, our club was drawn to the project by the obvious Peacebuilding aspects it included.

 
Program: Anatomy of a Global Grant Susan Weaver 2018-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Nov 16, 2018
 
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
President Amina is still recovering from a recent surgical procedure.  We look forward to President Amina's return soon.
 
Please enjoy this short video from Polio Ambassador Tiwa Savage.
 
 
Tiwa Savage, a Nigerian singer and songwriter makes an appeal about the importance of polio eradication. A regular participant in immunization campaigns, Savage explains, “This is a cause that hits close to home for me, not only as a mother of a small child, but as a proud Nigerian, whose country has been battling this disease for many years." Find out how close we are to eradicating this disease at https://www.endpolio.org/
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
 
 
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 - 11-16-18 Michael Henstra 2018-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Weaver on Nov 09, 2018
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Renewing Our Peacebuilder Club Status

District 5240 has made a commitment to be a Rotary Peacebuilder District, that is committed to wage peace whenever and wherever possible - in our respective local communities and all around the world. 

To promote this peace initiative, the District has established the Peacebuilder Club program designed to enhance Rotary’s mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace though our programs and projects which align with the six areas of focus of The Rotary Foundation, and in particular with the focus area of Peace, Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution.

 
Program: Renewing Our Peacebuilder Club Status Susan Weaver 2018-11-09 08:00:00Z 0

Urgent Message from your District Governor
 
All Rotarians in District 5240 received a message from District Communications Chair Ryan Mills, on behalf of DG Sandi Schwartz, regarding the British Virgin Islands "clean up from Hurricane Irma" project as proposed by RI President Barry Rassin.  Please let us know your thoughts about how our E-Club could help by clicking here.
 

November Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Marie Munday - Nov 05, Amanda Richards - Nov 18, Brian Deppa - Nov 20

Spouse Birthdays
Cynthia Otoo, spouse of Richard "One Dollar" Otoo - Nov 14

Rotary Anniversaries
Curtis Mathews - 44 years, J.T. Turner - 12 years, Chip Munday - 18 years
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Rotary District 5240 Business Networking Site
 
 
Discover and connect with great local businesses in your local neighborhood like dentists, hair stylists and more. Support fellow Rotarians.
 
 
 
 

ClubRunner Webinars
 
 
In these webinar sessions, subscribers will get a guided tour of ClubRunner's features and how it will help you automate, streamline and enhance communication for your club. There are various specialized sessions available to help you get the most out of your level of site access.
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
 
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in October
Bernadine Janzen, Pat Fisher, Laurie Deppa, Brian Deppa, Bill Boyd, Carol Metzker & Dawn O'Bar.  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 - 11-9-18 Amina Sammo 2018-11-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Nov 09, 2018
 
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
President Amina is still recovering from a recent surgical procedure in a facility in Ghana that doesn't have Internet access.  She only has her phone to communicate, but she can receive email messages through the feedback link below.  We look forward to President Amina's return soon.
 
Please enjoy this short inspiring video story about Rotarians in Harvard, Illinios Doing Good in their community. . .Being the Inspiration!
 
 
Food Pantry
 
The Rotary Club of Harvard initiated a Community Garden Project to help alleviate hunger in the community. Nearly 10,000 pounds of fresh vegetables are grown from May to October and distributed to low-income families through the local food pantry. In addition, residents and youth groups are educated on the health benefits of fresh produce in their daily diet.
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
 
 
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 - 11-9-18 Michael Henstra 2018-11-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Weaver on Nov 02, 2018
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The Rotary Foundation Is Your Foundation
 

We Rotarians have diverse reasons for joining Rotary, but for many of us the prime motivation is a philanthropic one, a desire to make our community and our world a better place.  Individually few of us wield the resources necessary to make a significant impact, but together we are a mighty force for good and our efforts are funded in large part by the Rotary Foundation.  As November is Rotary Foundation Month on the Rotary calendar, I hope you will find this month's programs that delve into the numbers and the programs associated with The Rotary Foundation interesting.

 
 
Program: The Rotary Foundation  Susan Weaver 2018-11-02 07:00:00Z 0

November Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Marie Munday - Nov 05, Amanda Richards - Nov 18, Brian Deppa - Nov 20

Spouse Birthdays
Cynthia Otoo, spouse of Richard "One Dollar" Otoo - Nov 14

Rotary Anniversaries
Curtis Mathews - 44 years, J.T. Turner - 12 years, Chip Munday - 18 years
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
 

Rotary District 5240 Business Networking Site
 
 
Discover and connect with great local businesses in your local neighborhood like dentists, hair stylists and more. Support fellow Rotarians.
 
 
 
 

ClubRunner Webinars
 
 
In these webinar sessions, subscribers will get a guided tour of ClubRunner's features and how it will help you automate, streamline and enhance communication for your club. There are various specialized sessions available to help you get the most out of your level of site access.
 
 

Attention OWR Members!
 
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in October
Bernadine Janzen, Pat Fisher, Laurie Deppa, Brian Deppa, Bill Boyd, Carol Metzker & Dawn O'Bar.  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 - 11-2-18 Amina Sammo 2018-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Nov 02, 2018
 
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
President Amina is recovering from a recent surgical procedure in a facility in Ghana that doesn't have Internet access.  She only has her phone to communicate, but she can receive email messages through the feedback link below.
 
This week's message is from our District Governor, Sandi Schwartz.  Governor Sandi rode 100 miles on her Peleton on October 23rd for World Polio Day. So far she has raised $14,250 US with the Gates 2:1 match to the End Polio Fund!
 
President's Message - 11-2-18 Michael Henstra 2018-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Boyd on Oct 26, 2018
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Our third program in October on Economic and Community Development, is an “up close and personal” look at the situation currently being faced in Nicaragua, from the perspective of a member of the Center for Development in Central America (CDCA) which is a project of the Jubilee House Community, Inc. (JHC), a non-profit organization.  It has 501 (c) 3 status in the U.S. and International Mission status in Nicaragua.
 
In 2012 my wife Sandy Grasso-Boyd and I were both long time members of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise.  At that time the club was looking at the possibility of developing a long-term relationship with a community in Central America, with multiple needs.  With the help of Past District 5240 Governor Jan Lindsay, who had been working in Nicaragua for a number of years, our club was invited to explore possibilities with communities in the Managua vicinity. 
 
Program: Economic and Community Development - Part Three Bill Boyd 2018-10-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Oct 26, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
Members JT Turner and Paul Chappell met in person, for the first time, at the Evening of Peace Gala at the Santa Barbara Biltmore last Sunday.  The event was organized by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation honoring Beatrice Fihn, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner.  JT is the founder of Peacehenge and Paul is the Peace Literacy Director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
 
Our members promoting Peace!
 
 
 
 
 
 
JT and honoree Beatrice Fihn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul (left) and JT (right)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JT celebrating the privilege of holding Beatrice's Nobel Peace Prize.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 - 10-26-18 Amina Sammo 2018-10-26 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary and GPEI have put polio on the brink of global eradication
 
After 30 years of bold action, historic achievements, and sometimes discouraging setbacks, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have nearly brought polio to an end.
 

Rotary Launches the NEW Learning Center
 
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the NEW Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take free courses in the NEW Learning Center.  Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on https://my.rotary.org/. If you do not have a My Rotary account, it's easy to create a My Rotary account.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the "Getting Started With the Learning Center" video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
 
Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Members reporting their Community & International Service activities in September
Carol Metzker, Bernadine Janzen and Bill Boyd.  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 - 10-26-18 Amina Sammo 2018-10-26 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary NID: A Most Rewarding TRip
 

My husband and I participated in the Polio National Immunization Day in India in January of this year and it was, as we had often heard from those who had gone before us, a truly inspiring and rewarding experience. Mike and I are truly grateful to have had the opportunity to meet the extraordinary people who have been deeply engaged in the effort year after year and to participate in immunizing children so that they will never have to endure the disabilities or death that contracting polio causes. Here in advance of World Polio Day is a brief slideshow of our experience.

 
 
Program: Rotary NID: A Most Rewarding Trip Susan Weaver 2018-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Oct 19, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
World Polio Day Event - 24 October 2018
 
You don’t have to travel to Philadelphia to take part in Rotary’s World Polio Day event on 24 October. You can watch a livestream of the proceedings from your computer or smartphone starting at 18:30 Philadelphia time (UTC-4). A recording will be available shortly after the event on endpolio.org.
 
Rotary will also stream the event in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.
 
This year’s event will be livestreamed from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of American medicine. It is one of the oldest professional medical organizations in the United States.
 
Global health experts and Rotary’s celebrity polio ambassadors will discuss our remarkable progress toward a polio-free world. Patience Asiimwe, the protagonist of Rotary’s upcoming virtual reality film “Two Drops of Patience,” will introduce the movie. A sneak peek from Rotary’s documentary “Drop to Zero” will also be featured. Jeffrey Kluger, senior editor for Time magazine, will discuss his experience traveling to Nigeria with Rotary to report on polio eradication. And we’ll celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
 
 
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 - 10-19-18 Amina Sammo 2018-10-19 07:00:00Z 0

Fake email and social media accounts target Rotary members in new scam
 
Rotary recently learned that scammers have created multiple email and social media accounts that impersonate RI President Barry Rassin and General Secretary John Hewko. The social media accounts are on LinkedIn, Twitter, and WhatsApp.

Learn more...
 

MyPostcard.com partners with Rotary to raise money to end polio
 
MyPostcard.com will donate $1 to Rotary’s polio fund for every purchase made on its website with the code ENDPOLIO.
 
MyPostcard.com lets you customize postcards online and mails them throughout the world.
 
Through a generous 2-to-1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, each contribution will be tripled. Each purchase will fully protect at least one child from paralysis by the poliovirus — for life.
 
This offer lasts through 31 October.
 

Rotary Launches the NEW Learning Center
 
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the NEW Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take free courses in the NEW Learning Center.  Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on https://my.rotary.org/. If you do not have a My Rotary account, it's easy to create a My Rotary account.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the "Getting Started With the Learning Center" video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
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Posted by Bill Boyd on Oct 12, 2018
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Our second program in October on Economic and Community Development, addresses the important subject of Entrepreneurship and Microfinance.  It features a presentation at the 2017 Rotary Presidential Peace Conference, preceding the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  The program’s presenter is Summer Lewis, who heads the True Roots Consulting Group, which focuses on various aspects of growing communities through entrepreneurship and microfinance.  Summer is also a former Rotary Peace Fellow.
 
Program: Economic and Community Development - Part Two Bill Boyd 2018-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Oct 12, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
This week I am again pleased to welcome two of our newest members, Tomica "Nickey" Bess and Osbert Julian Nurse, who are both from Georgetown, Guyana and sponsored by OWR Past President Amanda Richards.
 
 
Tomica "Nickey" Bess
 
Tomica is employed by the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development and is the Accounts Manager with substantive responsibility for Finance Management.  She has degrees from the Commonwealth Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Management Certified Accounting Technician (CAT).  She is currently exploring the option of further studies with ACCA or Climate Change/Carbon Credit Financing.
 
Tomica has over sixteen (16) years of experience in Administration, Accounting and Finance and has been a Rotarian for the last two years.  Her interests are volunteering, early childhood education, mentoring, event planning and management, reading, swimming and playing lawn tennis.  She is also a contributor/donor to the Ruimveldt Children’s Home & Care Center.
 
Tomica is also a former member of the University of Guyana International Affairs Association and is the Past President, Treasurer and Secretary of Trinity Methodist Church Youth & Young Adult Group.
 
 
Osbert Julian Nurse
 
Osbert is 32 years old, married with one child, his beautiful daughter Nayeli. He has been a Lecturer and a Farm Manager at the Guyana School of Agriculture, Mon Repos Campus for the past five years.  His job includes, the effective management for the year-round sustainable crop farm operation in an educational environment. He is also a lecturer for subjects such as, Physics, Seed Technology, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Pasture Development and Management.  He is also involved in a number of Community Agriculture Development Projects, both with the Government of Guyana, UN Agencies and NGOs.
 
In 2013, he was introduced to Rotaract as a guest through his involvement in agricultural community work.  He has since maintained a working relationship with the Rotaract and Rotary family in his country, where he worked on a number of community projects.
 
Growing up in a rural community provided him with the opportunity to experience and embrace the way-of-life of those community members and the challenges they faced daily in their lives.  His great passion is bringing relief to people who have been through circumstances that threatens or will eventually threaten their livelihoods.  He has been able to help communities to provide healthy food production for themselves with the introduction of sustainable agricultural practices.
 
Osbert’s educational background includes a BSc in Agronomy from the University of Ciego de Avila, Cuba, and a Post graduate diploma in Education (Higher Education) from the University of Guyana.  He is currently completing MBA with the Australian Institute of Business.  He also has a Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture, a Diploma in Rural Tourism from the Colegio de Postgrados, Veracruz (Mexico) and a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDEP) and Ministry of Finance, Georgetown (Guyana).
 
 
Welcome Tomica and Osbert!
 
 
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 - 10-12-18 Amina Sammo 2018-10-12 07:00:00Z 0

Rassin declares Sushil Kumar Gupta president-nominee
 
On 1 October, RI President Barry Rassin declared Sushil Kumar Gupta Rotary International’s president-nominee. The Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International selected Gupta, of the Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, Delhi, India, in August. He will be elected at the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, and will become president on 1 July 2020.

Read more about Gupta.
 

MyPostcard.com partners with Rotary to raise money to end polio
 
MyPostcard.com will donate $1 to Rotary’s polio fund for every purchase made on its website with the code ENDPOLIO.
 
MyPostcard.com lets you customize postcards online and mails them throughout the world.
 
Through a generous 2-to-1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, each contribution will be tripled. Each purchase will fully protect at least one child from paralysis by the poliovirus — for life.
 
This offer lasts through 31 October.
 

Rotary Launches the NEW Learning Center
 
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the NEW Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take free courses in the NEW Learning Center.  Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on https://my.rotary.org/. If you do not have a My Rotary account, it's easy to create a My Rotary account.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the "Getting Started With the Learning Center" video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
Announcements - 10-12-18 Amina Sammo 2018-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Boyd on Oct 05, 2018
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The Area of Focus for the month of October is “Economic and Community Development”.  Rotarians around the world are involved in projects that support investments in people and create measurable and enduring economic improvements in their lives and communities through:
  • Building capacity to support economic growth and reduce poverty
  • Developing opportunities for work
  • Providing scholarships in economic and community development
 
Our members and The Rotary 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.  We create opportunities to help individuals and communities thrive financially and socially.
 
Nearly 800 million people throughout the globe live on less than $1.90 (US) a day.  Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.   As Rotarians, we have a big impact on local economies.  We train people to become resources for their community, offering networking activities, advice on new business development, and mathematics and financial management training.
 
Just this past year, The Rotary Foundation has spent $9.2 million (US) to grow local economies and reduce poverty.  One out of nine people in the world (795 million people) do not have enough to eat.  As Rotarians, we are working to break the cycle of poverty for women, especially through micro-lending programs and on skills development and business training.  Sixty percent of the world’s hungry people are women and girls.  Seventy percent of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihood.  Rotarians are working to share sustainable farming practices, which result in increased crop yields and profits.
 
Program: Economic and Community Development - Part One Bill Boyd 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0

Rassin declares Sushil Kumar Gupta president-nominee
 
On 1 October, RI President Barry Rassin declared Sushil Kumar Gupta Rotary International’s president-nominee. The Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International selected Gupta, of the Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, Delhi, India, in August. He will be elected at the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, and will become president on 1 July 2020.

Read more about Gupta.
 

MyPostcard.com partners with Rotary to raise money to end polio
 
MyPostcard.com will donate $1 to Rotary’s polio fund for every purchase made on its website with the code ENDPOLIO.
 
MyPostcard.com lets you customize postcards online and mails them throughout the world.
 
Through a generous 2-to-1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, each contribution will be tripled. Each purchase will fully protect at least one child from paralysis by the poliovirus — for life.
 
This offer lasts through 31 October.
 

Rotary Launches the NEW Learning Center
 
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the NEW Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take free courses in the NEW Learning Center.  Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on https://my.rotary.org/. If you do not have a My Rotary account, it's easy to create a My Rotary account.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the "Getting Started With the Learning Center" video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
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Posted by Amina Sammo on Oct 05, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
October in Rotary is officially the Economic and Community Development Month. This speaks to what almost every club works on at some point throughout the Rotary year, either locally or abroad and specifically for us all around the world. And with the natural disasters that have swept through many regions in September, 2018, we’re reminded of the long-term benefits of our projects and how individually and as a club we can continue to make impact in people’s lives.
 
According to the United Nations, global unemployment increased from 170 million people in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, about 75 million of whom were young women and men. October, Rotary Economic and Community Development Month, is a great opportunity to leverage your vocational skills to help meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 8: promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all. Read on for ideas on how to empower members of your community.
 
President's Message - 10-5-18 Amina Sammo 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Sep 28, 2018
 
On 22 September we had the pleasure of welcoming William 'Will' Mosby as a guest speaker at a special Zoom meeting.  Many thanks to Naabil Bedewi for inviting Will to Speak to us.  Since his presentation, Will has submitted his application to join the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
StreetCents is a think-tank that focuses on addressing the challenges of marginalized or lower income communities by offering different perspectives and solutions than those traditionally applied.
 
Be it a building or an issue, constructs can look completely different depending on one’s point of view; only when viewed by multiple sides can an object be definitively identified and – in the case of a challenge – corrected.
 
StreetCents Corporation is a non-profit organization which applies proven tactics, quantifiable data, logical actions, and blunt honesty to resolve issues impacting afflicted communities.
 
Our program invites accomplished individuals, helming from similar socio-economic backgrounds as our audience, to share their real-life personal and professional challenges which they overcame, as well as the positive experiences that empowered them, to achieve financial stability. More than just speaking engagements, StreetCents' goal is to establish long-term relationships and mentorships with the communities it serves.
 
Rather it be the curly-haired individual living in public housing or the straight- haired person struggling in the trailer park, StreetCents focuses on the commonalities that strengthens communities - such as income, drives, and concerns - not the differences that can divide - like color, status, or culture.
 
Program: StreetCents Michael Henstra 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Sep 28, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
This week I am pleased to welcome our newest member, Patricia "Pat" Fisher from Keizer, Oregon, to the Rotary E-Club of One World.
 
Pat grew up in Walnut Creek, California, a descendant of a California pioneer family.  After a year at UC Berkeley, she moved to Oregon and earned a BS degree in Geography at Oregon State University.  Her working career began with seasonal jobs in botany, horticulture and forestry.  She then spent five years with Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), nine years with Idaho Transportation Department, and 18 more years with ODOT.  In the earlier years, she was a highway surveyor, environmental project coordinator, stormwater program manager, and metric system specialist.  From 1998 until her retirement in 2016, she was program manager for several grant programs, primarily for pedestrian, bicycle and scenic/tourism related transportation projects.
 
Pat enjoys many kinds of outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, skiing, and kayaking.  She also enjoys bowling, singing, playing the ukulele, and working in her garden.  Since retirement, she volunteers as a teacher of Science and ESL/English.  She has been involved with Rotary since her husband became a member in 2011.  Together, they have traveled to Guatemala for a Project Tour, and participated as hosts or team members in Friendship Exchange with Croatia, Argentina, Thailand, and Brazil.
 
Pat lives in Keizer, Oregon USA with her husband Chuck Fisher, and their dog, Milo. She is especially interested in the international friendships, partnerships and service opportunities that Rotary offers.
 
Welcome Pat!
 
 
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 - 9-28-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0

MyPostcard.com partners with Rotary to raise money to end polio
 
MyPostcard.com will donate $1 to Rotary’s polio fund for every purchase made on its website with the code ENDPOLIO.
 
MyPostcard.com lets you customize postcards online and mails them throughout the world.
 
Through a generous 2-to-1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, each contribution will be tripled. Each purchase will fully protect at least one child from paralysis by the poliovirus — for life.
 
This offer lasts through 31 October.
 

Rotary Launches the NEW Learning Center
 
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the NEW Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take free courses in the NEW Learning Center.  Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on https://my.rotary.org/. If you do not have a My Rotary account, it's easy to create a My Rotary account.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the "Getting Started With the Learning Center" video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
 

Register for 2018 District 5240 Conference
 
Have you registered for the 2018 District 5240 Conference in Bakersfield yet?  If not, now is the time! The conference will be held October 5-6, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bakersfield, California.
 
Reserve your room at the conference hotel by September 10 to get the special convention rate of $99 per night.  There will be at least 2 polio fundraisers at the conference and speakers addressing the #1 Objective of Rotary, End Polio Now!

Attention One World Rotary Club 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 - 9-28-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Weaver on Sep 21, 2018
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Our third program this month on Basic Education and Literacy Month highlights speakers from the Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018, which was held June 2nd of this year in Chicago.  Convened by now PRIP Ian Riseley, this session of the conference was the only one held in the U.S. and it's focus was on the myriad of ways Rotarians can advance the cause of peace by supporting education and literacy at home in our own countries and around the world.

 

 
 
Program: Peacebuilding Through Education Susan Weaver 2018-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Imagine if we could take a snapshot capturing all of the work Rotary does on a given day. No one – except Rotarians – would believe that a single organization was capable of accomplishing so much. In that snapshot you would see dedicated volunteers working to eradicate polio, setting up microloans, providing clean water, mentoring youth, and countless other actions. We can do all this thanks both to our geographic reach and to the fact that our clubs are made up of people who are engaged in their communities. As a part of the community that you serve, you know the needs, you have the connections, and you're able to take immediate action. That's why every Rotary club's membership should reflect the diversity of its community......
 
Let's not keep Rotary's story – the story captured in those snapshots of service – to ourselves. I challenge you to invite leaders of all ages, men and women, who are looking for a way to give back. By doing so, you will Be the Inspiration in your community and help Rotary continue to do good in the world. Credit: BARRY RASSIN - President, Rotary International
 
 
President's Message - 9-21-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-21 07:00:00Z 0

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
 
WHAT: Special Guest Speaker Zoom Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, 22 September 2018 @ 9:00 AM PDT via Zoom
WHO:  William "Will" Mosby (invited by Nabil Bedewi) speaking on StreetCents
BRIEF: StreetCents is a think-tank that focuses on addressing the challenges of marginalized or lower income communities by offering different perspectives and solutions than those traditionally applied.
 
Zoom join information::
 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7603795240

Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833

    Meeting ID: 760 379 5240

    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/dXKTHxmn2
 

Rotary Launches the NEW Learning Center
 
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the NEW Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take free courses in the NEW Learning Center.  Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on https://my.rotary.org/. If you do not have a My Rotary account, it's easy to create a My Rotary account.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the "Getting Started With the Learning Center" video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
 

Register for 2018 District 5240 Conference
 
Have you registered for the 2018 District 5240 Conference in Bakersfield yet?  If not, now is the time! The conference will be held October 5-6, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bakersfield, California.
 
Reserve your room at the conference hotel by September 10 to get the special convention rate of $99 per night.  There will be at least 2 polio fundraisers at the conference and speakers addressing the #1 Objective of Rotary, End Polio Now!

Attention One World Rotary Club 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 - 9-21-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Weaver on Sep 14, 2018
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Our second program this month on Basic Education and Literacy Month highlights the Guatemala Literacy Project.
 
 
 
 


To celebrate its 100th year, The Rotary Foundation recognized 20 global grants that exemplify what a project should be: a sustainable endeavor that aligns with one of Rotary’s areas of focus and is designed in cooperation with the community to address a real need. One of these exemplary grants was Improving Literacy in Guatemala, a program that has been ongoing for two decades.  The host club is the Rotary Club of Guatemala Vista Hermosa, which has collaborated through the years with more than 500 other Rotary Clubs and the non-profit organization Cooperative for Education (CoEd).

 
Program: Guatemala Literacy Project  Susan Weaver 2018-09-14 07:00:00Z 0

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
 
WHAT: Special Guest Speaker Zoom Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, 22 September 2018 @ 9:00 AM PDT via Zoom
WHO:  William "Will" Mosby (invited by Nabil Bedewi) speaking on StreetCents
BRIEF: StreetCents is a think-tank that focuses on addressing the challenges of marginalized or lower income communities by offering different perspectives andsolutions than those traditionally applied.
 
Zoom join information will be sent/posted on Friday. 21 September 2018.
 

Rotary Launches the NEW Learning Center
 
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the NEW Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take free courses in the NEW Learning Center.  Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on https://my.rotary.org/. If you do not have a My Rotary account, it's easy to create a My Rotary account.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the "Getting Started With the Learning Center" video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
 

Register for 2018 District 5240 Conference
 
Have you registered for the 2018 District 5240 Conference in Bakersfield yet?  If not, now is the time! The conference will be held October 5-6, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bakersfield, California.
 
Reserve your room at the conference hotel by September 10 to get the special convention rate of $99 per night.

Attention One World Rotary Club 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 - 9-14-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Weaver on Sep 07, 2018
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September is Basic Education and Literacy Month on the Rotary calendar and, in recognition of that, the programs for the next few weeks will be on this Area of Focus.
 
This week's program comprises an overview slideshow followed by two videos about specific programs doing good in the world.  I hope you will find them all informative and the latter two inspirational.
 
 
Program: Rotary Programs Support Basic Education and Literacy  Susan Weaver 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Launches the NEW Learning Center
 
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the NEW Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take free courses in the NEW Learning Center.  Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on https://my.rotary.org/. If you do not have a My Rotary account, it's easy to create a My Rotary account.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the "Getting Started With the Learning Center" video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
 

Register for 2018 District 5240 Conference
 
Have you registered for the 2018 District 5240 Conference in Bakersfield yet?  If not, now is the time! The conference will be held October 5-6, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bakersfield, California.
 
Reserve your room at the conference hotel by September 10 to get the special convention rate of $99 per night.

Attention One World Rotary Club 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 - 9-7-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Sep 07, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
End Polio Now!
Our report this week is a good one as we continue to fight the battle of ending polio forever.

Summary of new viruses:
  • Afghanistan- 2 new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo- circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 detected in the stool samples of two healthy contacts of two different negative AFP cases.
  • Nigeria- 1 new case of cVDPV2 positive environmental samples.
  • Somalia- 1 new case of cVDPV2.
 
President's Message - 9-7-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2018
 
 
Although this is the last day of August, every month can serve as Membership & New Club Development Month.  If you haven't recommended a new Rotary member yet during this Rotary year, now would be a great time to get started.
 
There are many resources produced by Rotary to assist Clubs with Membership and New Club Development.  They enable Clubs to:
  • Assess your club
  • Engage current members
  • Connect with prospective members
  • Follow your membership leads
  • Make new members feel welcome
  • Develop your club
 
Program: State of Rotary Membership Michael Henstra 2018-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Aug 31, 2018
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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; to 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 August, 2018 has come to an end and September is yet to begin. I take this opportunity to thank Viktor Cytra our Membership Chair and his team for providing this week’s program on Membership and New Club Development, even though I still expect more from the team as the year rolls by. I hope that all the remaining teams will be responsive to our call and ensure that we provide content in our respective months or any other month that they seem ready to do so. Providing content in the assigned month is preferable though.
 
In September, on the Rotary Calendar, we have Basic Education and Literacy Month.  The team, lead by PP Susan Weaver, is made up of Nabil Bedewi, Christen Franken, Marie Munday, Robert Stewart, Paolo Zucca and any other member of the club who has the call and passion for Basic Education and Literacy. We hope to fill the month with great content from your team and we believe that you will deliver more than we expect.
 
Next week is a new month and a new vision so 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 - 8-31-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-31 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary partners with Mediators Beyond Borders to bring local solutions for lasting peace
 
EVANSTON, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2018) — Preventing conflicts from escalating into violent crises is 60 times more cost effective than intervening after violence erupts, according to the Carnegie Corporation of New York. A recent partnership between the membership service organization Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) aims to bring community-based solutions to prevent conflict in more communities.
 

Sushil Kumar Gupta selected to be 2020-21 Rotary President
 
Sushil Kumar Gupta, of the Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, Delhi, India, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2020-21. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

Attention One World Rotary Club 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 - 8-31-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Aug 24, 2018
 
Ryan Deitsch and Matt Post are two students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  At a recent meeting of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace D5330, they talked about how the events of February 14, 2018 changed their lives forever.
 
In honor and in memory of the seventeen friends they lost that day, they are sharing their story across the United States.
 
Many thanks to the Rotary E-Club of World Peace for inviting them to their meeting to tell their story.  The meeting was called to order by President Karyn Westervelt and moderated by Past President, PDG Rudy Westervelt.
 
Program: Parkland Survivors Michael Henstra 2018-08-24 07:00:00Z 0

NEW online Rotary Peace Academy course. It is well worth your time. Take the course at your own pace, any time.
 
In this free training course, you will discover the strategies and tools that can help individuals, Rotarians, cities, and communities to build and sustain peace, through the internationally recognized eight-pillar Positive Peace framework. The course was created in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace, the course has been designed as a comprehensive introduction to Positive Peace.  Learn more...
 

Zone 25/26 10 Steps to a Stronger Rotary Club Webinar
 
Presented by D5240 PDG Jim Bell and D5240 Membership Chair Michael Boyer.  Click here for the recording.
 
Attention One World Rotary Club 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 - 8-24-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Aug 17, 2018
 
RIPP William B.  “Bill” Boyd on Peace and Peace Centers
 
 
     2006-07 RI Theme
 
 
 
 
On 24 July 2018 I and new member Laurie Deppa from Annapolis, Maryland, attended the online Zoom meeting of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace D5330.  This Rotary E-Club meets weekly via Zoom and has great guest speakers.  I am sharing this recording of this meeting featuring RIPP (2006-07) William B.  “Bill” Boyd speaking on Peace and Peace Centers.
 
Your feedback about meeting this way would be greatly appreciated.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
Program: Peace and Peace Centers Michael Henstra 2018-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Aug 17, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
Why the Rotary year begins 1 July!
 
Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.

Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.
At its August 1912 meeting, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs' finances. The auditors recommended that the organization end its fiscal year on 30 June to give the secretary and treasurer time to prepare a financial statement for the convention and board, and determine the proper number of club delegates to the convention.

The executive committee concurred, and at its April 1913 meeting, designated 30 June as the end of the fiscal year. This also allowed for changes to the schedule for reporting club membership and payments. Even The Rotarian changed its volume numbering system to correspond to the fiscal year (beginning with vol. 5, July 1914).

Rotary continued to hold its annual conventions in July or August until 1917. Delegates to the 1916 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, approved a resolution to hold future conventions in June, mainly because of the heat in cities where most of them occurred. The next one was held 17-21 June in Atlanta, Georgia.

The term "Rotary year" has been used to signify Rotary's annual administrative period since at least 1913. An article in The Rotarian that July noted, "The Rotary year that is rapidly drawing to a close has been signalized by several highly successful joint meetings of Clubs that are so situated as to assemble together easily and conveniently."

Since the executive committee's decision in 1913, the end of the Rotary year has remained 30 June.
I guess we have all learned something from this.

Published: 25th June, 2014
Source Name: Rotary News (History of Rotary and Rotary's Archives)
 
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 - 8-17-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 10, 2018
 
     DG Sandi & President Amina at PETS
 
 
 
DG Sandi Schwartz's
Official Visit
28 July 2018 - Part 2
 
District 5240 Governor Sandi Schwartz has been a member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield East since 1994 and is the sixth D5240 Governor to come from Bakersfield East.

Sandi served as the club’s President in 2013-14 and during that year Bakersfield East was recognized as the best medium sized Vocational Service Club and received the RI Presidential Citation with Distinction.  She was chosen to receive the District’s  distinguished Jock MacKenzie Leadership Award .  Her work at the District level includes Chief of Staff to Past District Governor Jim Bell as well as bed and breakfast hostess to many District leaders coming to Kern County.
 
Sandi and her husband Richard are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and they are both Paul Harris Society members.
 
Sandi walked the streets of India in 2004 for an National Immunization Day event that profoundly changed her life and devotion to Rotary.
 
Program: DG Sandi Schwartz's Official Visit - Part 2 Michael Henstra 2018-08-10 07:00:00Z 0

Interactors Unveil Peace Pole

Simi Valley High School Interact Club members dedicated themselves this year to bringing peace to their campus. They unveiled a Peace Pole in the quad. A Peace Pole is a monument that says “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in several languages. This story is covered in detail in the Ventura County Star.
 

Zone 25/26 10 Steps to a Stronger Rotary Club Webinar
 
Presented by D5240 PDG Jim Bell and D5240 Membership Chair Michael Boyer.  Click here for the recording.
 

The Committee responsible for meeting content for August
 
Membership and New Club Development Month Committee
1. Viktor Cytra (Membership Chair), 
2. Paul Chappell
3. Carol Mathews
4. Suresh Ranade
5. J. T. Turner
NB. Any other member interested in playing a part in the committee should please contact the members to be included in the list.
 
 
 

Attention One World Rotary Club 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 - 8-10-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 03, 2018
 
     DG Sandi & President Amina at PETS
 
 
 
DG Sandi Schwartz's
Official Visit
28 July 2018 - Part 1
 
District 5240 Governor Sandi Schwartz has been a member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield East since 1994 and is the sixth D5240 Governor to come from Bakersfield East.

Sandi served as the club’s President in 2013-14 and during that year Bakersfield East was recognized as the best medium sized Vocational Service Club and received the RI Presidential Citation with Distinction.  She was chosen to receive the District’s  distinguished Jock MacKenzie Leadership Award .  Her work at the District level includes Chief of Staff to Past District Governor Jim Bell as well as bed and breakfast hostess to many District leaders coming to Kern County.
 
Sandi and her husband Richard are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and they are both Paul Harris Society members.
 
Sandi walked the streets of India in 2004 for an National Immunization Day event that profoundly changed her life and devotion to Rotary.
 
Program: DG Sandi Schwartz's Official Visit - Part 1 Michael Henstra 2018-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Aug 03, 2018
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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?
On July 28, 2018 as scheduled we had a fantastic meeting on the District Governor’s visit to our Club. On board to attend the meeting physically via Zoom all thanks to the Zoom Meeting Master IPP Michael Henstra were IPP Michael himself, Dawn O’Bar, Bill Boyd, Kenneth Meyer, Laurie Deppa all from the USA, Paolo Zucca from Italy, Seth Acheampong, Richard Nii Commey Otoo, Ahmed Habib and my good self, Amina Sammo from Ghana. You guys really rocked the show. Thank you so much for attending and offering your wonderful submissions.
 
District Governor of District 5240 for 2018/2019 Sandi Schwartz, DG Sandi, as she is affectionately called, was on point with her presentation and the discussions that followed summed it all up so nicely. All the action was recorded for this week's program, so please find time to watch it. Especially if you missed the meeting, don’t miss the video.
 
In August as a club we are blessed to have members who have enjoyed another 365 days of life and activities. We have birthdays for Rotarians Nabil 2nd, Nancy 20th and Elizabeth 23rd; for Rotarian spouses we have Casualene - Kenneth’s for 5th, Jeff – Nancy’s for 17th and Roy - Catherine’s for 22nd; one wedding anniversary Dawn and Kevin, 37 years for 1st and finally Rotary membership for Michele – 2 years, Tamara – 3 years, Christen – 4 years and Viktor – 21 years. Congratulations to you all and hope to celebrate more and more in the coming years with you.
 
As said in our previous meeting, the meeting content for August will be made possible and available by the Membership and New Club Development Committee. Let us all support them to deliver and set the standards for all of us to look up to.
 
Let us all look forward to another fantastic meeting coming up next and let’s all endeavor to attend meetings regularly to see what role we have to play in the current Rotary year.
 
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 - 8-3-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-03 07:00:00Z 0

Zone 25/26 10 Steps to a Stronger Rotary Club Webinar
 
Presented by D5240 PDG Jim Bell and D5240 Membership Chair Michael Boyer.  Click here for the recording.
 

The Committee responsible for meeting content for August
 
Membership and New Club Development Month Committee
1. Viktor Cytra (Membership Chair), 
2. Paul Chappell
3. Carol Mathews
4. Suresh Ranade
5. J. T. Turner
NB. Any other member interested in playing a part in the committee should please contact the members to be included in the list.
 

Summer of Peace Summit / Finding Common Ground for Personal & Collective Transformation
 
Tuesday August 7, 2018, through Thursday August 9, 2018 - free online event
 
For Registration and more details, click here.

Attention One World Rotary Club 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 - 8-3-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 20, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accepts award for polio eradication
By Teresa Schmedding
and
Arnold Grahl
 
 
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accepted Rotary's Polio Eradication Champion Award at the Rotary Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in recognition of his country's contributions to polio eradication. Canada has been a strong contributor to polio eradication efforts for decades.
 
Program: Canada - a champion in polio eradication Michael Henstra 2018-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jul 20, 2018
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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?
Even as I step into the huge SHOES of Immediate Past President Michael Henstra who has been gracious enough to serve our club for two consecutive years, I honestly wish to acknowledge the huge task I see ahead. However, I rest assured knowing that I can always count on all our past presidents whose mantles and legacies I am privileged to take up for support and of course I also count on the support of all of our members to enable me stir the affairs of our great club to even make it greater and enviable. We are very different for traditional rotary clubs and if care is not taken, as individual Rotarians we will limit our Rotary membership to dues payment and registering weekly meeting attendance.
 
As Rotarians, we are “PEOPLE OF ACTION! In the midst of all our elegance, we roll up our sleeves and dig into the gutters to make sure that we leave the world a better place than we met it and that our rotary membership at least made one person better off than before. Let us strive to be ‘ROTARIAN AT WORK’ and let us show the world how better we have become after becoming Rotarians. To achieve this, let us make a pledge to ourselves to undertake at least one project annually and make noise about it on our page by reporting it to encourage all of us to do our bits in our small corner.
 
President's Message - 7-20-18 Amina Sammo 2018-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

REMINDER - SAVE THE DATE for DG Sandi Schwartz's Official Visit via Zoom
 
Saturday July 28, 2018 @ 15:00 UTC (Google "15:00 UTC" to see what time this translates to in your location)  More information to follow next week on how to join the Zoom meeting.  Please plan to attend and say hello to DG Sandi.
 

The Committee responsible for meeting content for August
 
Membership and New Club Development Month Committee
1. Viktor Cytra (Membership Chair), 
2. Paul Chappell
3. Carol Mathews
4. Suresh Ranade
5. J. T. Turner
NB. Any other member interested in playing a part in the committee should please contact the members to be included in the list.
 

E-club of nomads builds connections
 
Spread out across thousands of square miles in eastern states of Australia, members of the Rotary E-Club of Australia Nomads fire up laptops, tablets, and smartphones and log on to weekly club meetings from their RVs using a teleconferencing app. Members map routes for the jamborees, service projects, and fundraising they plan to do with their club. Read more about this innovative club in The Rotarian online.
 

Computer damage causes issues
 
On 15 June, Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, experienced a water leak in our data center that caused severe damage to hardware. We are continuing to experience intermittent technical issues and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 - 7-20-18 Amina Sammo 2018-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
Program: Some Toronto 2018 Highlights Michael Henstra 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0

Save the date for DG Sandi Schwartz's Official Visit via Zoom
 
Saturday July 28, 2018 @ 15:00 UTC (Google "15:00 UTC" to see what time this translates to in your location)  More information to follow.
 

The Committee responsible for meeting content for August
 
Membership and New Club Development Month Committee
1. Viktor Cytra (Membership Chair), 
2. Paul Chappell
3. Carol Mathews
4. Suresh Ranade
5. J. T. Turner
NB. Any other member interested in playing a part in the committee should please contact the members to be included in the list.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 - 7-13-18 Amina Sammo 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jul 13, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of sharing and wishing those of us lucky to be born in July a befitting birthday wish, I will like to share with all of us an interesting culture about birthdays in Ghana and most parts of West Africa.
 
In Ghana and especially among the Akan tribe, a person’s first name is made up of the day he or she is born. Frequently, children are given a "day name" which corresponds to the day in the week they were born. These day names have further meanings concerning the soul and character of the person.
 
Hausa is another common language with the same day name concept and is used widely among northers and Muslims in Ghana.
 
Most Ghanaians have at least one name from this system, even if they also have an Arabic or western name. Notable figures with day names include Ghana's first president Kwame Nkrumah (Kwame means Saturday male child and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (Kofi means Friday male child). So for instance, I was born on Friday so in Akan, my maternal side, my soul name is Afua and in Hausa, my paternal side, my soul name is Jummah.
 
Full list of Ghanaian day names:
 
Day
Akan
Hausa
 
Male
Female
Male
Female
 
Sunday
Akwasi, Kwasi, Kwesi, Akwesi, Sisi, Kosi
Akosua, Akasi, Akos, Esi, Awesi
Na lādo or pan Ɗan lādi
Lādi or Lādidi or Lādingo
 
Monday
Kojo, Kwadwo, Jojo, Joojo, Kujoe
Adwoa, Adjoa, Adzoa, Adwoma
Dan-tani
Altine or Tine
 
Tuesday
Kwabena, Kobe, Kobi, Ebo, Kabelah, Komla
Abena, Araba, Abenayo
Dan-talata
Baturiya or Talata
 
Wednesday
Kwaku, Abeiku, Kuuku, Kweku
Akua, Aku, Kukua, Akuma
Balaraba
Balārabei ; Balārabi or Ba
 
Thursday
Yaw, Ekow
Aba, Yaa, Baaba, Awo
Dan-lami
Lami
 
Friday
Kofi, Fifi, Fiifi, Yoofi
Afua, Afia, Afi
Dan-jummah
Jummah or Jummai
 
Saturday
Kwame, Kwamena, Kwamina
Ama, Oheama, Ameyo
Dan-asibi
Asibi
 
       
 
So in July we have birthdays for Rotarians Robert Rosenberg 5th and Bernie Janzen 16th; for wedding anniversaries for Amanda and Christopher Richards 29 years of marriage on the 8th and finally Rotary membership for Ozlem Kocanaogullari and Ronald Schutz 5 years, Rob Miller 6 years, Mellow Honek 8 years and Vic Swan 11 years. Congratulations to all.
 
Let’s have fun by writing on our comment page what our names will be in Akan or Hausa if you happen to be born in my homeland, Ghana.
 
Next we will talk about the program line up for the year and let’s all endeavor to attend meetings regularly to see what role we have to play in the current Rotary year.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service
Amina Sammo
 
Don't forget to “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.” 
 
 
 
Be’ing’ the inspiration. . .
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 
President's Message - 7-13-18 Amina Sammo 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mac Whyte on Jun 29, 2018
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In developing a project, whether it be a club based one or a global grant proposal, the assessment of the community needs is an essential step in the process. 
 
On these page at the RI website, Project Lifecycle Resources you can see that conducting a community assessment is one the 8 steps listed in developing a project; 
  • Align a project with Rotary's areas of focus
  • Obtain assistance with project design/planning and implementation
  • Learn about the global grant process
  • Conduct a community assessment
  • Identify international partners
  • Secure funding
  • Ensure the sustainability of the project
  • Establish measurement and evaluation benchmarks
RI provides a Community Assessment Tools guide that can be downloaded.  You may find that you need more guidance.   A web search of "conducting a community assessment" reveals 76,400,000 results!  Taking the time to sort through, review even 10 sites is time taken away from developing your project. 
 
So we've done that for you in presenting the "The Community Toolbox website.
 
Program: The Community Tool Box Mac Whyte 2018-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mac Whyte on Jun 22, 2018
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By  (Source: https://99u.adobe.com/)
 
Managing creatives is a very delicate – and under-appreciated – art. We look at the qualities that empower great project managers to succeed where others fail.
 
 
Good project managers are hard enough to find, and great project managers are rarer still. Thanks to Andy Crowe, though, we now have a peek inside the top 2 percent of project managers, based on a study of 860 of them as rated by their peers/clients. Not surprisingly, great project management requires a lot more than the ability to move a milestone.
 
 

 

Here are the top 10 traits of project managers who are really making ideas happen:

Program: 10 Characteristics of GREAT Project Managers Mac Whyte 2018-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mac Whyte on Jun 15, 2018
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Defined as:  “the act or fact of doing something that involves danger or risk in order to achieve a goal”

Take A Risk:  The Odds Are Better Than You Think
by Margie Warrell (https://margiewarrell.com/)
As you look back on your career and life to date, where do you wished you’d been a little braver, trusted in yourself more, and been less cautious in the chances you took?
Program: Taking Risks-Personally & as a Non Profit Mac Whyte 2018-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Janzen on Jun 08, 2018
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Water Filtration Project Hacienda de la Labor, Mexico

By Bernadine Janzen

 
 
 
Imagine living in a small village of 139 people located 1 km from the shores of Lake Chapala, Mexico, the largest freshwater inland lake in Mexico and you have to buy bottled water.
 
Where a Mexican prison and a gated community within 3 km from the village, on the same road, have on-site water treatment facilities and your village doesn’t?
 
If you’re part of the  “lucky” half of the village to have access to water provided by the Chapala Municipality you may not have the money to pay for water connections to your house and within your house or the annual water bill.
 
Program: Water Filtration Project Hacienda de la Labor, Mexico Bernie Janzen 2018-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jun 01, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
This is my last message to you as President of the Rotary E-Club of One World.  What a great Adventure in Service it has been!  I am excited to pass the reigns to PE Amina Sammo after being in the saddle for two years.  We have made excellent progress and growth as an e-club, increasing our membership, improving our web presence, enhancing internal communications via our live Zoom meetings and our new Workplace Intranet.  I look forward to our continued growth.
 
I want to thank everyone, especially my wife, who has supported me throughout both of my terms (the first one, for which I had planned, and the second one which was definitely unplanned and unanticipated).  I sincerely appreciate the support and help of everyone in the club, but especially my Board members Past President and Executive Secretary, Susan Weaver, President-Elect, Amina "Hajia" Sammo, President Elect Nominee, Ozlem Kocanaogullari, Secretary, Bernadine "Bernie" Janzen, Club Service Director, David Wood, Community Service Director, William "Bill" Boyd, International Service Director, Thokozile "Thoko" Mkwanazi, Vocational Service Director, Kenneth "Ken" Meyer, Foundation Director, Mac “Tug” Whyte, Youth Service Director, Ahmed Habib Ibrahim, Membership Chair, Viktor Cytra, and our “Wizard of the Web” webmaster, Nabil Bedewi.  Each has made contributions that has enabled our club to receive a Bronze Club Award from our District (2016-18), Rotary Presidential Citation (2017-18), EREY recognition (2016-18),100% $26.50 Challenge Club recognition (2016-17), first PeaceBuilder Club in D5240, contributed over $20,000 combined to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and PolioPlus, partnered with other Rotary clubs in Global Grant projects, funded the participation of six students from a very disadvantaged High School to attend the District RYLA, sent Solar Lights to Zimbabwe and Nepal and much more!  I hope you all share my pride!
 
Although I believe we are much further ahead in becoming a long-term and viable e-club, there is still much work to do.  Amina and her Board will face challenges, as do all new club presidents, but if we work together, we can grow and continue Making A Difference and Doing Good in the World.
 
Thank you all!
 
My wife and I will be leaving for Canada in a few days for some pre-Convention touring of Quebec City and Montreal before arriving in Toronto for the RI Convention.  We look forward to seeing those of you who will be there!
  
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
Rotarily. . .
 
 
 
 
President's Message - 6-1-18 Michael Henstra 2018-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jun 01, 2018
 
Three thoughtful ways to conserve water
by Lana Mazahreh
 
 
According to the UN, nearly one in three people worldwide live in a country facing a water crisis, and less than five percent of the world lives in a country that has more water today than it did 20 years ago. Lana Mazahreh grew up in Jordan, a state that has experienced absolute water scarcity since 1973, where she learned how to conserve water as soon as she was old enough to learn how to write her name. In this practical talk, she shares three lessons from water-poor countries on how to save water and address what's fast becoming a global crisis.
 

 
 
 
Program: Three thoughtful ways to conserve water Michael Henstra 2018-06-01 07:00:00Z 0

 
 
What will your generation be the last to see?
 
“Leaving the Past Behind” by filmmaker Kate Rhamey shares the story of eradicating polio and how the Millennial generation could be the last generation to see this disease. At 99% of the way there, we are *this close* to eradicating polio and wiping out this terrible disease for good. Join the fight to end polio and make history today! http://www.endpolio.org
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 
 
Be a part of the solution!
 

Donate to Our Rotary Foundation Today!
 


Rotary Convention 2018 Toronto
23-27 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 

 

Inspiration Around Every Corner

 

Rotary Foundation Moment - 6-1-18 Michael Henstra 2018-06-01 07:00:00Z 0

What you need to know about new data protection rules
 
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect 25 May. Because Rotary staff members process the personal data of our European members, Rotaractors, program participants, and others, we’re obligated to comply with this new data privacy law.
 

Rotary’s customer care service earns ‘Center of Excellence’ certification
 
The Rotary Support Center has again earned the BenchmarkPortal certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry.
 
The Center of Excellence certification is only achieved by customer care facilities ranking in the top ten percent of call centers surveyed across the United States.
 
The Rotary Support Center was evaluated on its ability to be efficient and effective, while providing great service at the lowest marginal costs compared to other centers in the service industry.
The Rotary Support Center first earned the certification last year
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 6-1-18 Michael Henstra 2018-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 25, 2018
 
A global food crisis may be less than a decade away
by Sara Menker
 
 
 
Sara Menker is the founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a software company focused on the global food and agriculture markets. Through Gro, users can extract powerful insights and access predictive modeling at a scale never before possible. By funneling trillions of data points into a powerful, singular experience, Gro Intelligence enables a comprehensive, holistic, and timely picture of global agriculture.

 
 
 
Program: Global Food Crisis? Michael Henstra 2018-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 25, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
It gives me a great deal of pleasure this week to introduce PDG Elizabeth Cytra.  PDG Elizabeth is one of our newest members and is sponsored by OWR Membership Chair, Viktor Cytra.  I understand Elizabeth has volunteered to serve on Viktor's committee.
 
 
Elizabeth, now a retired Legal Administrator, joined the Rotary Club of Trail, BC, in 1996. She was president in 2001-2002, and Assistant Governor and then District 5080 Governor for 2007-2008 Rotary year.
 
Elizabeth has been chair of the District Annual Fund, Ambassadorial, Peace Scholarship, and membership committee.  At Zone 25/26 institutes, Elizabeth served two years as IT chair.
 
Elizabeth was recently appointed to Rotary International Election Review Committee for a term of office from 2017-2020. She is also a member of "The International Chess Fellowship of Rotarians.”
 
Elizabeth is married to Viktor, a retired Mechanical Engineer and a member of the Rotary E-Club of One World. They have two children and four grandchildren. Together they enjoy camping and attending Rotary meetings in different countries and to-date attended 12 Rotary International Conventions. Both volunteer their time at the `Ride for Polio Booth' in The House of Friendship.
 
Elizabeth and Viktor are multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors and Sustaining members of The Rotary Foundation. They have had the privilege of twice serving as Aide to Past RI President Rick King.
 
Community involvement: Elizabeth is a former City of Trail Councilor; she also has had the privilege of being appointed as a Justice of the Peace for the Province of British Columbia.
 
Welcome PDG Elizabeth!
 
 
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 5-25-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 5-25-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
 

Rotary’s customer care service earns ‘Center of Excellence’ certification
 
The Rotary Support Center has again earned the BenchmarkPortal certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry.
 
The Center of Excellence certification is only achieved by customer care facilities ranking in the top ten percent of call centers surveyed across the United States.
 
The Rotary Support Center was evaluated on its ability to be efficient and effective, while providing great service at the lowest marginal costs compared to other centers in the service industry.
The Rotary Support Center first earned the certification last year
 

Past RI President Charles C. Keller dies
 
Charles C. Keller, a former RI president and accomplished corporate attorney, died on 9 May. He was 94.
 
In addition to his term as RI president in 1987-88, Keller served as director, Rotary Foundation trustee chair, chair of the Council on Legislation, and district governor. Most recently he was chair of the Foundation Centennial History Book Committee. He joined Rotary in 1950 and was a member of the Rotary Club of California, Pennsylvania, USA.
 
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 5-25-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 18, 2018
 
 
Cliff Dochterman - When did Rotary really start?
 
A humorous speech from past (1992-93) Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman on the beginning of Rotary.  He discusses the origins of Rotary in Ancient Greece and President Julius, and goes on to talk about all of the “historic” Rotarians.  Cliff’s Presidential Theme was “Real Happiness Is Helping Others.”  If you’ve never had the chance to see Cliff in person, you don’t want to miss this!
 
 
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Program: When did Rotary really start? Michael Henstra 2018-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 18, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
A big SHOUT OUT this week to two our members for reaching another Paul Harris Fellow level.  Congratulations to Community Service Chair, Bill Boyd, for reaching the PHF+3 level.  Congratulations also go to Vocational Service Chair, Ken Meyer, for reaching the PHF+1 level.
 
Bill and Ken, it is because of gifts like yours that The Rotary Foundation is able to carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world like improved living conditions, clean water, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for the sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding, and brighter hopes for peace. Thank you both!
 
Congratulations also go out to J.T. Turner who posted on our Workplace Intranet that the inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors of Peacehenge had been held recently in Goleta, CA.  We wish you the best J.T.!  Please keep us posted.
 
 
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 5-18-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-18 07:00:00Z 0

Past RI President Charles C. Keller dies
 
Charles C. Keller, a former RI president and accomplished corporate attorney, died on 9 May. He was 94.
 
In addition to his term as RI president in 1987-88, Keller served as director, Rotary Foundation trustee chair, chair of the Council on Legislation, and district governor. Most recently he was chair of the Foundation Centennial History Book Committee. He joined Rotary in 1950 and was a member of the Rotary Club of California, Pennsylvania, USA.
 
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 5-18-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 5-18-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 11, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Thousand Smiles Foundation was formed by Rotarians from the National City Rotary Club, National City, CA and the Chula Vista Rotary Club in Chula Vista, CA in 1985 and has operated since then. It is considered a Rotary International project and has been the recipient of several grants from The Rotary Foundation and individual Rotary Clubs. Its Board of Directors now consists of Rotarians from California Rotary District 5340, California Rotary District 5330 and NW Mexico Rotary District 4110. Rotarians from many other districts participate and contribute to this project. Four two-day clinics are held yearly, generally the first Friday and Saturday of February, May, August and November. The clinic and its volunteers comply with all Mexican Government and Health Department Regulations.
 
Program: 1000 Smiles Michael Henstra 2018-05-11 07:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Paul Harris Society Members!
 
 
 
Rotary District 5240 has recognized five of our member as Paul Harris Society members.  Congratulations to Maria Berntson, Catherine Bonifant (Honorary), Amanda Richards, Tamara Thorn and David Wood.  They have been presented a PHS Certificate and ribbon to wear with their Paul Harris Fellow pin.
 
The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.
 
Thank you all for Making A Difference and Doing Good in the World!
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 5-11-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 11, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Last week we recognized May 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 six years old the 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.
 
Three charter members, Claude Dorais, PP Dawn O'Bar and Clifford Williams are still on our roster.  Please join me in wishing our E-Club and our charter members Happy Birthday!
 
All together now!
 
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♪♫ Happy Birthday dear OWR ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
 
 I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 5-11-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 5-11-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Wood on May 04, 2018
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An incredible early childhood education program for refugee kids.
 
 
I thought this project, a collaboration between the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Street to provide early childhood education to refugee children in the Middle East, would make a great weekly program. At 35 minutes, it's rather long, but I was spellbound.
 
 
Program: SESAME SEEDS! David Wood 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary.org wins Webby People's Voice Award
 
The people have spoken. With a majority of internet user votes, Rotary.org won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award for best association website. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners on 24 April.
 

Celebrating another trip around the sun in May
 
Member Birthdays:  Barbett Thorn (2nd), Mellow Honek (7th), Carl Alaniz (15th), Jay Thompson (15th), David Pankiw (20th), Vic Swan (24th), Celeste Newcomb (25th), Ahmed Habib Ibrahim (27th) and Richard “One Dollar” Otoo (28th)
 
Member Spouse Birthdays:  Mavice Hove (26th), spouse of Sheunesu Hove (Honorary)
 
Wedding Anniversaries:  Ken & Casualene Meyer (2nd - 26 years), Curtis & Carol Mathews (5th - 35 years), Suresh & Jayashree Ranade (12th - 39 years) and Nabil & Kareen Bedewi (25th - 28 years).
 
Rotary Anniversaries:  Ken Meyer - 12 years, Carol Metzker - 16 years, Brenda Small - 9 years, Barbett Thorn - 1 year, Lawrence Aikins - 1 year, Ahmed Habib Ibrahim - 1 year, Lisa Leitz - 1 year, Cliff Williams - 13 years, Claude Dorais - 6 years and OWR Past President and charter member Dawn O'Bar - 6 years.
 
Best wishes to all!
 

RYLA 2018 A GREAT SUCCESS!
 
Our four RYLA students from Arvin High School had the experience of a lifetime at RYLA last week 19-22 April.  Many thanks to Bill Boyd and his wife Sandy for attending the closing awards ceremony on Sunday and for taking this photo below.  Our RYLArians, as they are called, shared their experience and how it impacted their life in their letters of appreciation.  So...grab a tissue and click here.
 
Noelia, Karina, Stacy and Jorge
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 5-4-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 04, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
May is Youth Service Month!
 
In 1949, the Rotary International Board adopted the slogan “Every Rotarian an Example to Youth” as an expression of commitment to children and youth in each community in which Rotary clubs exist. Serving young people has long been an important part of the Rotary program.
 
Rotary International's Structured Programs for Youth Service are: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Youth Exchange. The month of May is designated as “Youth Service Month” to focus on all Rotary activities that support the development of young people up to the age of 30.
 
There are 516,764 Interactors in 22,468 clubs worldwide; 76 of these are in our district. Rotarators number 249,895 in 10,856 clubs worldwide; and we have 9 active clubs in our district.
 
I was pleased to see the four students from Arvin HS that we sent to RYLA pictured in the Governor's Message in the May issue of the District Newsletter!
 
“Every Rotarian an Example to Youth”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 5-4-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 5-4-18 Michael Henstra 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 27, 2018
 
Stop Multitasking NOW!
Why It's NOT Efficient to Multitask
 
 
When you try to do two things at once, you can't or won't do either well.  If you think multitasking is an efficient way to get more done, you've got it backward.  It's an efficient way to get less done.  In the world of results, it will fail you every time.  And for some reason in today's society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright wasteful.
 
Program: Stop Multitasking NOW! Michael Henstra 2018-04-27 07:00:00Z 0

 
 
The Rotary Foundation Endowment
 
Gifts to Rotary's Endowment ensure that future Rotary Club members will have the resources they need to design and implement sustainable projects year after year. Learn more at http://on.rotary.org/2DeXheC
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 
 
Be a part of the solution!
 

Donate to Our Rotary Foundation Today!
 


Rotary Convention 2018 Toronto
23-27 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)

 

Inspiration Around Every Corner

 

Rotary Foundation Moment - 4-27-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 27, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Our Rotary Foundation Director, Mac Whyte, has announced that our club has surpassed our goal of $6500 set for this year in giving to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation with a current total of $8040.  CONGRATULATIONS ALL!  See more details on our Workplace site here.
 
Past President Dawn O'Bar recently had the occasion to travel to the East Coast on business with her husband Kevin and was able to connect with webmaster Nabil Bedewi and his wife Kareen in Maryland.  Dawn sent the following note and photo.
 
"I was on the east coast doing some work and decided to reach out to Nabil to see if we could (finally) meet in person.  I contacted him and let him know my crazy schedule.  He was more than willing to make our get together work with my travels.  We ended up meeting at a restaurant in Maryland that Nabil thought could be a good spot.  My husband, Kevin and Nabil’s spouse, Kareen were there too.
 
We discussed the non-profit Believe in Belize and all that everyone is doing in their lives.  It does pay to reach out to our Rotarian friends.
 
East to West, Rotary friends are best."
 
L-R, Kevin & Dawn O'Bar and Kareen & Nabil Bedewi
 
Thanks for sharing Dawn!
 
 
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 4-27-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-27 07:00:00Z 0

RYLA 2018 A GREAT SUCCESS!
 
Our four RYLA students from Arvin High School had the experience of a lifetime at RYLA last week 19-22 April.  Many thanks to Bill Boyd and his wife Sandy for attending the closing awards ceremony on Sunday and for taking this photo below.  Our RYLArians, as they are called, shared their experience and how it impacted their life in their letters of appreciation.  So...grab a tissue and click here.
 
Noelia, Karina, Stacy and Jorge
 

District Governor's Visit Date Set
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  President Elect Amina Sammo has announced the date for our 2018-19 District Governor visit with DG Sandi Schwartz.  We will meet with DG Sandi on Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 08:00 PDT via Zoom.  Please plan to attend!
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 4-27-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 20, 2018
 
Managing Change
by my friend and FRIP, Mitty Chang
 
 
Mitty Chang is the Creative Director and Founder of Candeavor, a digital marketing and design agency based in the San Francisco bay area. As a millennial, Mitty grew up during the internet high tech boom during the turn of the century. His entrepreneurial spirit started young. Mitty built his first website while in the fourth grade, and began his first business as a freelance web designer while in the seventh grade. Over 15 years later, Mitty continues designing and developing websites professionally, while giving back to his community through Rotary.
 
Program: Managing Change Michael Henstra 2018-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 4-20-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-20 07:00:00Z 0

Changing Lives Newsletter
 
With the end of this Rotary year approaching, please consider the leverage your contributions have made through the Foundation in "Changing Lives".
 

District Governor's Visit Date Set
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  President Elect Amina Sammo has announced the date for our 2018-19 District Governor visit with DG Sandi Schwartz.  We will meet with DG Sandi on Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 08:00 PDT via Zoom.  Please plan to attend!

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 4-20-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 20, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
A BIG SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU to OWR member Jay Thompson for giving our four RYLA students from Arvin High School a BIG OWR send off on Thursday morning at 07:00.
 
Transportation to and from RYLA is provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County thanks to Zane Smith, BGCKC Executive Director and PP of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield North.  Our four students were among the 30+ Bakersfield area RYLA students that ere sponsored by the six Bakersfield area Rotary clubs.  Thanks again  Jay, and thanks for the photos too!
 
 
 
 
We will be excited to hear all about their RYLA adventures upon their return!
 
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 4-20-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 13, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
This week I am pleased to welcome our newest member, J.T. Turner, who has transferred from the Rotary Club of Montecito, CA.
 

Originally from Britain, J.T. came to the US in the 1970s. He is academically trained in Social Anthropology and Clinical Psychology and holds masters degrees from Cambridge, and Fielding in those two fields. His career transitioned from teaching anthropology at the college level to working in behavioral health in the 1980s. He is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist.

He ran a residential and day treatment program in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Barbara in the mid 1990s to run Phoenix of Santa Barbara, a non-profit mental health agency.

In 2010 he produced a documentary, Crazy Art, on the role of art in coping with, and recovery from, psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. The film won the Audience Choice Award in the Santa Barbara Film Festival, and was screened at the national conference of the American Art Therapy Association in Washington DC in 2011. http://www.crazyartonline.com

He is also an artist, and co-founded the Abstract Art Collective in Santa Barbara in 2011. The association now has more than 100 members and a number of art shows each year, at venues such as the Faulkner Gallery. http://www.abstractartcollective.com

In 2018, he transitioned out of the Executive Director position at Phoenix of Santa Barbara to be the Principal of Peacehenge, a project to build and operate a monument to peace. http://www.peacehenge.org

He has been a Rotarian since 2006. He is also a member of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists.

Welcome J.T.!!!
 
 
 
Also this week I am pleased to recognize and congratulate Past President (2013-14) Amanda Richards, from Georgetown,Guyana, for attaining Paul Harris Fellow +6 status!

Thank you Amanda for your commitment to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation!
 
 
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 4-13-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 13, 2018
 
 
 
Two conversations that changed my life
by Tamara Taggart
 
     Tamara and Beckett
 
Tamara Taggart is an award-winning Anchor for CTV News at Six, a working mother and wife. Tamara has 3 beautiful children and 1 of them just happens to have an extra chromosome. Tamara has had numerous conversations with healthcare professionals regarding her son Beckett, and has led her to where she is today, that the conversation needs to change.
 
Program: Two conversations that changed my life Michael Henstra 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
 

District Governor's Visit Date Set
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  President Elect Amina Sammo has announced the date for our 2018-19 District Governor visit with DG Sandi Schwartz.  We will meet with DG Sandi on Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 08:00 PDT via Zoom.  Please plan to attend!

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 4-13-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 4-13-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dawn O'Bar on Apr 06, 2018
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Cryptocurrency or Blockchain
 
 
 
 
IF we look into our crystal balls, how will we handle money and commerce in the future?

Who has no idea what CRYPTOCURRENCY means? If you have ever wondered about Bitcoins and the future of currency, this Rotary Program is for you.
 
An oversimplified definition of Crypto currency:

Few people know, but cryptocurrencies emerged as a side product of another invention. Satoshi Nakamoto, the unknown inventor of Bitcoin, the first and still most important cryptocurrency, never intended to invent a currency.
 
In his announcement of Bitcoin in late 2008, Satoshi said he developed “A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.“  His goal was to invent something; many people failed to create before digital cash.
 
Program: Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Dawn O'Bar 2018-04-06 07:00:00Z 0

Celebrating another trip around the sun in April
 
Member Birthdays:  Lisa Leitz (5th), Catherine Massey (5th), Maria Berntson (13th) and Suresh Ranade (19th).
 
Wedding Anniversaries: Mac Whyte and Bernie Janzen (1st), Michael Henstra and Karen Northcutt (38 years, 19th).
 
Rotary Anniversaries:  Maria Berntson (26 years ), Michael Henstra (38 years), Wayne Snyder (14 years), Thoko Mkwanazi (3 years), Carol Mathews (16 years), Catherine Bonifant (12 years) and Russ Perring (19 years).
 
Best wishes to all!
 

District Governor's Visit Date Set
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  President Elect Amina Sammo has announced the date for our 2018-19 District Governor visit with DG Sandi Schwartz.  We will meet with DG Sandi on Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 08:00 PDT via Zoom.  Please plan to attend!
 

Foundation Gala "Fiesta" - 4 May 2018
 
The District 5240 Foundation "Fiesta" will be held at the Santa Maria Radission on Friday, 4 May 2018.  See details hereRegister Here.  Registration closes 29 April.

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 4-6-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 06, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Rotary’s projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.
 
Maternal and Child Health Care is also recognized as one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.
 
To get more information and read news about Rotary's work to promote maternal and child health, click here.
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 4-6-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 4-6-18 Michael Henstra 2018-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 30, 2018
 
The world doesn't need more nuclear weapons
by Erika Gregory
 
 
 
Erika Gregory is a recognized catalyst for innovation. Over the last 25 years at companies like Global Business Network, The Idea Factory, Collective Invention and N Square, Erika has led creative approaches to some of most crucial social challenges of our time-from reducing the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation to providing excellent education opportunities for children in poverty.
 
As a scenario planner, a long-time entrepreneur, and a classically-trained actor, Erika's work draws in equal parts from a deep understanding of the creative process and the dynamics of collaboration, particularly in ill-defined or ambiguous circumstances. She brings to her work intelligence, humor, an enjoyment of people and the ability to grasp and communicate complex concepts.
 
Program: The world doesn't need more nuclear weapons Michael Henstra 2018-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

World Bank and Rotary International celebrate International Women’s Day
 
Three Rotary women were recognized on 7 March at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., USA, for their commitment to improving lives through innovative humanitarian projects.
 

District Governor's Visit Date Set
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  President Elect Amina Sammo has announced the date for our 2018-19 District Governor visit with DG Sandi Schwartz.  We will meet with DG Sandi on Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 08:00 PDT via Zoom.  Please plan to attend!
 

Foundation Gala "Fiesta" - 4 May 2018
 
The District 5240 Foundation "Fiesta" will be held at the Santa Maria Radission on Friday, 4 May 2018.  See details hereRegister Here.  Registration closes 29 April.

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 3-30-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 30, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Student Solar Lights have arrived in Zimbabwe!
 
Last March we asked for donations to send Solar Lights to Zimbabwe.  Partnering with the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning (home club of OWR Honorary Member and PDG Wade Nomura) our donation was matched and 76 solar lights have now arrived in Zimbabwe.  Our International Service Director, Thoko Mkwanazi who is from Zimbabwe and arranged the shipping, sent the following message.
 
"I am pleased to  inform you that the Solar Lights did arrive, finally!  They arrived in late January and the school was unable to collect the lights until early March. I had some barrels of used clothing that I was sending to family members that desperately need them and decided to send the solar lights to the same destination.  You will see in the attached, my niece handing over the lights to the Headmaster of Thekwane High School.
 
Thank you again for supporting the well deserving young adults at Thekwane High."
 
Many thanks to those OWR members who helped bring some light into the lives of those students in Zimbabwe!
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 3-30-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

 
 

Rotary Peace Centers - University of Bradford, England

Supported by The Rotary Foundation, each year Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive Rotary Peace Fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.  This week features the Rotary Peace Center at the University of Bradford, England.
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 
 
Be a part of the solution!

Donate to Our Rotary Foundation Today!
 


Rotary Convention 2018 Toronto
23-27 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)

 

Inspiration Around Every Corner

 

Rotary Foundation Moment - 3-30-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 23, 2018
 
 
free tour for Dzorwulu Special School
 
 
 
President Elect Amina Hajia Sammo
 
On Saturday, 17th February, 2018, three of our members in Accra, Ghana, President Elect Amina Hajia Sammo, Richard “One Dollar” Nii Commey Otoo and Seth Kwame Acheampong, along with Lionize Tourism Consult, a tourism company with interest in Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in collaboration with Tour Guides Association of Ghana organized its second Annual Disability Tour for Dzorwulu Special School.

The tour is to educate and entertain Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) with the call for greater attention for persons with disability. There were 25 students and four teachers from the Dzorwulu Special School.

 
The first stop of the tour was at Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum where the children were taken around the Mausoleum and educated about the first president of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.  The Mausoleum houses the mortal remains of Ghana's first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife, Fathia Nkrumah.
 
The tour continue to Independence Square where the children and the teachers had a photo shoot in front of the Independence Arch.

The students last stop of the tour was the Osu Castle or Fort Christiansborg, formerly the seat of government. They were taken around the castle by Madam Matilda, the tour guide and had the opportunity to know the history of the castle.
Program: Dzorwulu Special School Michael Henstra 2018-03-23 07:00:00Z 0

District Governor's Visit Date Set
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  President Elect Amina Sammo has announced the date for our 2018-19 District Governor visit with DG Sandi Schwartz.  We will meet with DG Sandi on Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 08:00 PDT via Zoom.  Please plan to attend!
 

Foundation Gala "Fiesta" - 4 May 2018
 
The District 5240 Foundation "Fiesta" will be held at the Santa Maria Radission on Friday, 4 May 2018.  See details hereRegister Here.  Registration closes 29 April.
 

 
For those of you going, or are thinking of going, to the Rotary International Convention in June, there will be a joint cruise/reception between District 5240 and our neighboring District 5280 (Los Angeles). Go Schmooze, eh! If you have not signed up for the convention yet, there is still time.  All OWR members attending the Convention can have a get together on the cruise.  Click here to let us know if you will be attending.
 
Register for the Rotary International Convention: http://www.riconvention.org.
Register for the Schmooze Cruise: http://bit.ly/RotaryTorontoCruise.
 

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 3-23-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 23, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was with a great deal of pleasure that fellow OWR Rotarian and Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee member, Barry Rosenfeld, and I met with the four selected and three alternate RYLA students at Arvin High School this past Tuesday.
 
Also in attendance (not shown) were the two Arvin students who attended RYLA last year and shared their experiences with all of us.  They said  they were still realizing the benefits of their RYLA experience.
 
I would also like to sincerely thank Geometry Teacher Ms. Linda Reyes and Student Counselor Ms. Ana Leyva for all their help selecting and registering the students.
 
This year RYLA will be held 19-22 April at the beautiful Camp Ramah in Ojai,CA.  Thankfully Camp Ramah was spared from the Thomas wildfire that that devastated the area this past December.  The students are vary excited to be attending this outstanding leadership training opportunity.
 
If you are within a reasonable driving distance from Ojai, I highly recommend you plan to attend the closing awards program at Camp Ramah on Sunday, 22 April around 10 AM to experience the energy of 250 plus high school students who, only three days before, were total strangers and now are connected through RYLA and friends for life.  It's really amazing and memorable.  If you are interested, contact me for more details.  It would be great for them to see your  support.
 
 
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 3-23-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-23 07:00:00Z 0

 
 

Rotary Peace Centers

Supported by The Rotary Foundation, each year Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive Rotary Peace Fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.  This week features the Rotary Peace Center at Uppsala University, Sweden
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 
 
 
 
Be a part of the solution!

Donate to Our Rotary Foundation Today!
 


Rotary Convention 2018 Toronto
23-27 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)

 

Inspiration Around Every Corner

 

Rotary Foundation Moment - 3-23-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 16, 2018
 
 
Music Can Help Us Understand Peace and Conflict
Presented by David LaMotte - Rotary Peace Fellow
 
 
 
 
 
 
David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed over 3000 concerts and released twelve full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in all of the fifty states, as well as five of the seven continents. The Boston Globe writes that his music "pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition," while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his "charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability."
 
LaMotte suspended his eighteen-year music career at its peak in 2008 to pursue his other primary vocation by accepting a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study International Relations, Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As part of that study, he also spent time in rural Andhra Pradesh, India working with a Gandhian development organization.
 
David has published three books, including two illustrated children's books. The first based on his award-winning children's song SS Bathtub and the second, White Flour, tells the true story of a creative, effective, and whimsical response to a Ku Klux Klan march in Knoxville, Tennessee by a group called the Coup Clutz Clowns. His most recent book, Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness, is being used as a textbook in universities in the United States and Australia.
 
Program: Music Can Help Us Understand Peace Michael Henstra 2018-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 16, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
First, a shout out to my friend Peter Denooy with the Rotary E-Club of Canada One hanging out down in the Dominican Republic.  Looking forward to meeting you in person in Toronto!

This week I want to give a big THANK YOU to all of you who are doing good in your communities and reporting your service work!  Since we started keeping track last year of the service hours you are reporting, the  total is over 1300 hours reported to date.

Leading the  way is  Bernadine Janzen down in San Juan Cosala, Mexico with over 400 hours reported.  Bernie (r) is recognizing a community member in the photo at left.


Our webmaster, Nabil Bedewi, gives hundreds of hours, in the name of Rotary on our website and at his home away from home in Belize providing computers and related equipment and services to schools.

Community Service Director, Bill Boyd, working with the American Red Cross, reported over 150 hours helping hundreds of people impacted by the recent wild fires and subsequent flooding in the Santa Barbara area.

Slavery and human trafficking fighter, Carol Metzker, reported over 130 hours working to help and protect victims throughout the world.
 
Thank you all for your "Service Above Self!"
 
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 3-16-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-16 07:00:00Z 0

 
The Rotary Club of Ventura-East and The Rotary Club of Ventura South, as well as Ventura Rotaract and their friends and families were very adventurous on Saturday, March 10.  They planted trees for The Ventura Land Trust after they lost nearly a thousand trees in the Thomas Fire around the Big Rock area and the Ventura River.  Not only did they plant trees, they did it in the rain.  And they carried trees, dug holes, planted and spread mulch.  They planted 135 California Live Oak saplings in less than an hour!  Thank you, Rotary International President Ian Riseley, for asking us to do this.  They had over 40 people there, including District 5240 Governor Elect Sandi Schwartz.   They even had two Rotarians from Thousand Oaks who joined them.  Ventura Star Reporter Colleen Cason was there taking rather damp notes.  Even Mother Nature helped by providing a nice rain to help our trees along.  See slide show here.
 

 
For those of you going, or are thinking of going, to the Rotary International Convention in June, there will be a joint cruise/reception between District 5240 and our neighboring District 5280 (Los Angeles). Go Schmooze, eh! If you have not signed up for the convention yet, there is still time.  All OWR members attending the Convention can have a get together on the cruise.  Click here to let us know if you will be attending.
 
Register for the Rotary International Convention: http://www.riconvention.org.
Register for the Schmooze Cruise: http://bit.ly/RotaryTorontoCruise.
 

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 3-16-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-16 07:00:00Z 0

 
 

Rotary Peace Centers

Supported by The Rotary Foundation, each year Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive Rotary Peace Fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.  This week features the Rotary Peace Center at International Christian University, Japan.
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 
 
 
Be a part of the solution!

Donate to Our Rotary Foundation Today!
 


Rotary Convention 2018 Toronto
23-27 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)

 

Inspiration Around Every Corner

 

Rotary Foundation Moment - 3-16-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 09, 2018
 
What I learned when I conquered the World's Toughest Triathlon
by Polio Survivot Minda Dentler
 
 
 
 
A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and then a full-length marathon on hot, dry ground -- with no breaks in between: the legendary Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, is a bucket list goal for champion athletes. But when Minda Dentler decided to take it on, she had bigger aspirations than just another medal around her neck. She tells the story of how she conquered this epic race, and what it inspired her to do next.
 
A record-setting triathlete, Minda Dentler is a polio survivor committed to inspiring people to move beyond their fear of failure and achieve their goals.
 
Program: World's Toughest Triathlon Michael Henstra 2018-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
 
 
For those of you going, or are thinking of going, to the Rotary International Convention in June, there will be a joint cruise/reception between District 5240 and our neighboring District 5280 (Los Angeles). Go Schmooze, eh! If you have not signed up for the convention yet, there is still time.  All OWR members attending the Convention can have a get together on the cruise.
 
Register for the Rotary International Convention: http://www.riconvention.org.
Register for the Schmooze Cruise: http://bit.ly/RotaryTorontoCruise.
 

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness join with Rotary to improve lives
 
Rotary has added two service partners that offer clubs new ways to collaborate with other organizations and strengthen their projects: Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 3-9-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 09, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
My sincere sympathies to our members on the East coast of the U.S. who have been dealing with severe winter weather this week.  We wish you well and hope you have a big snow shovel.
 
I'd like to give a shout out to all of our visiting Rotarians who stop by from all over the world to makeup with us.  We hope you enjoy your visits and encourage your fellow Rotarians to stop by for a visit sometime.  And a special thanks to those visiting Rotarians who contribute to help us do good in the world.
 
You can check out our Flag Counter at the bottom of each page on our site under "Visitors" to see that, as of today, we have been visited by 176 different countries.  Thank you all for stopping by!
 
Please welcome one of our newest members, Celeste Newcomb!  Celeste has been a long time visitor to our E-Club and has decided to join us.  Celeste lives in Port Matilda, Pennsylvania and is an instructor at Penn State University.  Celeste transferred from the Rotary Club of State College/Downtown.  This makes our second member in Pennsylvania!
 
 
 
Here's a bit of what Celeste has been up to.
 
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
Welcome Celeste!
 
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 3-9-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 3-9-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 02, 2018
 
2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin
wants Rotary members to
"Be the Inspiration"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization at the International Assembly, calling on Rotary leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
 
Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary's International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. "I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us."
 
Program: International Assembly - 2018-19 Theme Address Michael Henstra 2018-03-02 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 3-2-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 02, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
March is Water and Sanitation Month
 
Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.

We don't just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.

Rotary has issued a global challenge to its members, asking them to work collectively to improve education quality and access - particularly for girls - by working with communities to improve teacher training, curriculum, and water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.

Rotary's Target Challenge, to develop sustainable WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) and education projects, is being piloted in five countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Kenya.
 
 
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 3-2-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-02 08:00:00Z 0

Celebrating another trip around the sun in March
 
Member Birthdays:  Tamara Thorn (3rd), Paul Chappell (7th), Wayne Snyder (18th), Mitch Wood (18th),  Roberto León (24th) and Bill Boyd (29th).
 
Rotary Anniversaries:  David Pankiw (27 years ), Barry Rosenfeld (33 years), Diana McDermott (3 years), Kwame Acheampong (9 years) and PE Hajia Sammo (6 years).
 
Best wishes to all!
 

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness join with Rotary to improve lives
 
Rotary has added two service partners that offer clubs new ways to collaborate with other organizations and strengthen their projects: Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 3-2-18 Michael Henstra 2018-03-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Feb 23, 2018
 
International Assembly - Working Toward Peace
by Summer Lewis, Rotary Peace Fellow
 
 
               Summer Lewis
 
Rotary's annual training meeting, the International Assembly, gives the world’s incoming district governors the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities with Rotary leaders from around the world.
 
Summer is originally from Manhattan, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, Spanish, and women's studies. She was selected as a Rotary Peace Fellow and completed her Master's in international studies: peace and conflict resolution at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 2012. Summer has over 10 years of experience in international development, focusing her career and academic studies on trade, commodity value chains and small-scale producers. She is committed to raising awareness about the structural violence, and therefore conflict, that occurs when people are unable to meet their basic needs and provide for their families. Summer is specifically passionate about coffee, 70% of which is produced by small-scale farmers and is the second-most traded commodity after oil. Summer is the co-founder of True Roots Consulting and is currently based in Oaxaca, Mexico. True Roots offers value chain development, project management, and monitoring and evaluation services for social projects in Latin American coffee-farming communities and beyond.
 
Program: International Assembly - Working Toward Peace Michael Henstra 2018-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
During the first Rotary club meeting on 23 February 1905 in Chicago, Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Hiram Shorey, and Silvester Schiele met to talk about their personal experiences.  Harris then unfolded his general plan for their club meetings.
 
This was the simple beginning of the world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago.  It was created because of Harris’ wish to capture, in a professional club, the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth.  The Rotary name was derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices.
 
We are now 1.2 million service minded "People of Action" in over 35,000 Rotary clubs and our global impact for good cannot be questioned.  Today marks the 113th year of Rotary "Making a Difference" and  "Doing Good in the World" and I invite you to sing along with me.
 
 
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♪♫ Happy Birthday dear Ro-tar-y ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
 
 
 
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 2-23-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-23 08:00:00Z 0

4 Ways to Build Peace Through Rotary
 
According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people are currently displaced by conflict, violence, or persecution. Rotary members refuse to accept conflict as a way of life and are committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness join with Rotary to improve lives
 
Rotary has added two service partners that offer clubs new ways to collaborate with other organizations and strengthen their projects: Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 2-23-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 2-23-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Feb 16, 2018
 
Rotary's Brand: Essence, Value, and Voice
by RI Communications Committee Chair, Bradford R. Howard
 
 
          Bradford R. Howard
 
 
Rotary's annual training meeting, the International Assembly, gives the world’s incoming district governors the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities with Rotary leaders from around the world.
 
Keynote speakers and informative presentations will inspire you and prepare you to lead your district successfully. Breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops will introduce you to new ways of creating positive change.
 
The following presentation by RI Communications Committee Chair Brad Howard, addresses the Essence, Value, and Voice of Rotary’s Brand.
 
Program: International Assembly: Rotary’s Brand Michael Henstra 2018-02-16 08:00:00Z 0
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
As Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention Month continues, please stop and consider what Peace means to you.
 
What Peace Means to Me
In the words of some Rotary Peace Fellows
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 
 
 
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 2-16-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-16 08:00:00Z 0

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness join with Rotary to improve lives
 
Rotary has added two service partners that offer clubs new ways to collaborate with other organizations and strengthen their projects: Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 2-16-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-16 08:00:00Z 0

 
 

Rotary Peace Centers

Supported by The Rotary Foundation, each year Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive Rotary Peace Fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.  This week features the Rotary Peace Center at the University of Queensland, Australia.
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 
 
Be a part of the solution!

Donate to Our Rotary Foundation Today!
 


Rotary Convention 2018 Toronto
23-27 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)

 

Inspiration Around Every Corner

 

Rotary Foundation Moment - 2-16-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Feb 09, 2018
 
 
Peace Literacy
A Skill for the 21st Century
 
The Post Meeting Discussion
 
 
          Paul K. Chappell
 
Our newest OWR member, Paul K. Chappell, is an international peace educator and serves as the Peace Literacy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He graduated from West Point, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty as a Captain. He is the author of the seven-book Road to Peace series about ending war, waging peace, the art of living, and our shared humanity. The first six published books in this series are Will War Ever End?, The End of War, Peaceful Revolution, The Art of Waging Peace, The Cosmic Ocean, and Soldiers of Peace. Lecturing across the United States and internationally, he also teaches courses and workshops on peace leadership and peace literacy. Chappell grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother. Having grown up in a violent household, Chappell has forged a new understanding of war and peace, rage and trauma, and vision, purpose, and hope.
 
Program: Peace Literacy - Part 2 Michael Henstra 2018-02-09 08:00:00Z 0
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
Let's talk attendance.  To those of you who attend our meetings regularly, and some of you have 100 percent attendance, I sincerely thank you for your dedication to Rotary and our E-Club.  I hope you feel the same sense of pride that you are a Rotarian that I do.
 
To those whose attendance is a bit sporadic and under 50 percent, you’re probably not reading this anyway but, here is a little story about Rotary attendance.
 
A new member of a Rotary club asked one of his fellow Rotarians, who happened to be a charter member of the club, “Hey Bob, at my New Member orientation, I was told that I was expected to attend Rotary EVERY week.  Do I really HAVE to attend EVERY Rotary meeting?”  To which Bob replied, “No, you just HAVE to attend EVERY Rotary meeting until you WANT to attend EVERY Rotary meeting, then you only HAVE to attend the Rotary meetings WANT to attend.”
 
I hope this clears up any misunderstanding anyone may have on the requirements for attending your Rotary club meetings.
 
Don't forget to "Pledge to Plant."  Read all about it in Announcements below.
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 2-9-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-09 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 2-9-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-09 08:00:00Z 0

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 

Rotary Global Rewards
 
Explore Rotary Global Rewards to find discounts and special offers, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary.
 
Rotary and Rotaract members can add their own offers. Select Create a New Offer below to get started.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.

Announcements - 2-9-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Feb 02, 2018
 
 
Peace Literacy
A Skill for the 21st Century
 
 
          Paul K. Chappell
 
Our newest OWR member, Paul K. Chappell, is an international peace educator and serves as the Peace Literacy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He graduated from West Point, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty as a Captain. He is the author of the seven-book Road to Peace series about ending war, waging peace, the art of living, and our shared humanity. The first six published books in this series are Will War Ever End?, The End of War, Peaceful Revolution, The Art of Waging Peace, The Cosmic Ocean, and Soldiers of Peace. Lecturing across the United States and internationally, he also teaches courses and workshops on peace leadership and peace literacy. Chappell grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother. Having grown up in a violent household, Chappell has forged a new understanding of war and peace, rage and trauma, and vision, purpose, and hope.
 
Program: Peace Literacy - Part 1 Michael Henstra 2018-02-02 08:00:00Z 0

 
 

Doing Good: Practicing Peace

A peacemaker trained by The Rotary Foundation travels from England to Australia to help Sudanese refugees prepare to return home and resolve conflicts.
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)
 
Be a part of the solution!

Donate to Our Rotary Foundation Today!
 


Rotary Convention 2018 Toronto
23-27 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

 

(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here)

 

 

Inspiration Around Every Corner

 

Rotary Foundation Moment - 2-2-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Feb 02, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
February is Peace and Conflict
Prevention/Resolution Month
 
Forty-two million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution, and 90 percent of armed-conflict casualties are civilians, half of them children. Through service projects, fellowships, and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns, members train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Members also pursue projects to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
 
Through academic training, study, and practice, Rotary has also developed the Rotary Peace Centers program that develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution in their communities and around the globe. Graduates of the program are reintegrating refugees in Sudan, creating jobs for disadvantaged women in India, and supporting reconstruction in devastated regions of the world.
 
I am also pleased this week to announce that one of our newest members, Paul K.Chappell, is a professional PeaceBuilder and is featured in this week's Program below, Peace Literacy - Part 1.  Welcome Paul!
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
President's Message - 2-2-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-02 08:00:00Z 0

Celebrating another trip around the sun in February
 
Member Birthdays:  Sheunesu Hove (Honorary, 23rd), Jacob Kahemele (Honorary, 24th) and Susan Weaver (27th).
 
Member Spouse Birthdays:  Kelly Pankiw (David, 17th)
 
Wedding Anniversaries:  Godfrey (Honrary) and Cathy Mukalazi (12 years, 4th), Nancy Cheney and Jeff Jeffrey (32 years, 15th).
 
Rotary Anniversaries:  Nancy Cheney (2 years ), Marna Coday (2 years), Bill Boyd (14 years), Susan Weaver (5 years), Brenda Newman (3 years), Bob Stewart (2 years) and Mitch Wood (13 years).
 
Best wishes to all!
 

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 
Each member is encouraged to accept this challenge and plant one or more trees in their neighborhood or to help facilitate tree planting in their community or other parts of the world, like the rain forests or our national forests.  Be sure to take a picture and upload it here.
 

ClubRunner Mobile App
The ClubRunner Mobile App is available for download!  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go.
 

2018-19 Rotary International Theme Announced
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization at the International Assembly, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 2-2-18 Michael Henstra 2018-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jan 26, 2018
The Importance of Grassroots Peacemaking and
Rotarians' Contribution to Peace Around the World!
by Matts Ingermanson
 
 
 
Matts Ingemanson, Chair and Founding Member of Rotary Grassroots Peacemaking and is a Rotary International Past District Governor, elaborates on how promoting peace is a win-win situation.
 
Matts is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.  He joined the Rotary Club of New York in 1998 and later transferred to the Rotary Club of Yonkers in 2008, where he served as President 2009-2011.
 
Matts is also a Founding Member of the Rotary Global History Fellowship.  He has served as Vice Chairman 2001-2003 and Chairman 2004-2006.  Rotary Global History Fellowship’s website receives 1 million visits per year from Rotarians around the world.
 
Since Rotary is a volunteer service organization, Matts supports the individual passions for Rotary Service among Rotarians. He also seeks to attract passionate young people into Rotary and to show them how their passions to serve can be supported by the resources of Rotary’s worldwide organization.
 
Program: Grassroots Peacemaking Michael Henstra 2018-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jan 26, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
As we embark on a new year, it is appropriate that we pause, take inventory of where we are, and see if a course correction is needed.  If so, then the New Year's Resolution process is a vehicle to help us along. I would love to hear your suggestion in this regard.
 
This is the beginning of the last half of my second term as your OWR President.  We have made many accomplishments over the last 18 months, and I want to thank those who have contributed to making the club what it is today.  We now have 60 members on 6 continents, so our club is certainly part of the global community.  The 60-member goal was the target I set for club membership and even though several members have left the club, others have joined and we continue to attract new members who are interested in our E-Club and its focus on World Peace and "Making A Difference."
 
President's Message - 1-26-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-26 08:00:00Z 0

Pledge to Plant: 1.2 Million Tree Challenge
by Community Service Director Bill Boyd
 
RI President Ian Riseley has challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  This is a big opportunity to make a difference in the world in what seems to be a small way, but if we individually accept the challenge we can help to make it happen.  Your Club Board has asked me, the club’s Community Service Director, to help our members  respond to President Riseley’s challenge.
 
Each member is encouraged to accept this challenge and plant one or more trees in their neighborhood or to help facilitate tree planting in their community or other parts of the world, like the rain forests or our national forests.  Be sure to take a picture and upload it here.
 

ClubRunner Mobile App
The ClubRunner Mobile App is available for download!  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go.
 
 

2018-19 Rotary International Theme Announced
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization at the International Assembly, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 1-26-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 1-26-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Hans and Helena Dahlen on Jan 19, 2018
Take a Virtual Trip to Sri Lanka
presented by Hans and Helena Dahlin
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of  Goleta Noontime members, International Service Co-Chairs PP Hans and former OWR member Helena Dahlen, share their experiences on their trip to Sri Lanka in July 2017 in this video documentary.  Acting as the sponsor club, Goleta Noontime has partnered with RC Colombo East on a Global Grant that funds early childhood learning in rural Sri Lanka.
 
 
Program: Take a Virtual Trip to Sri Lanka Hans and Helena Dahlen 2018-01-19 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jan 19, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin announces 2018-19 International Theme.  See more information in Announcements below.
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarians have the dual responsibility of representing their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace.
 
One of the central goals of Vocational Service is to promote and advance Rotary's high ethical standards. Two useful tools Rotarians have to assess these standards are the Four-Way Test and The Rotary Code of Conduct.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
 
President's Message - 1-19-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-19 08:00:00Z 0

2018-19 Rotary International Theme Announced
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization at the International Assembly, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
 

Kern YES! - February 10, 2018
KernYes!, a Youth Empowerment Summit will be held February 10, 2018, at the the Historic Fort Taft.  One hundred-twenty Kern County high school students from 30 schools will be attending.   This multi-club collaborative is still in need of financial support.  If your club is looking for a worthy Youth Service project to contribute to, look no further.  Contact Li Gibbs at rotarykernyes@gmail.com.
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://oneworldrotary.org/page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 1-19-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-19 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 1-19-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-19 08:00:00Z 0
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If you want to add functionality to your website without programming then you will find the over 50 plugins provided by Powr.io very beneficial.  They have a lot of free capabilities and different pricing plans for different upgrades.  Whenever you upgrade to a paid plugin or plan we get 30% which will be used to support the needs of our Rotary E-Club, One World.
 
The link below will take you to the Powr.io site.  For us to get credit for referring you it is important that you use the link below since it has our affiliate number.  Also, when you get to their first screen (image below) the FIRST thing you MUST do is create a free account using the "Sign In" link on the top right corner.  If you do anything else the "?a=172986" part of the link will be lost and we will not get credit for the referral.  Thank you in advance for your support.
 
 
What is Powr.io Plugins Nabil Bedewi 2018-01-13 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jan 12, 2018
 
 
by Dr. Ira Helfand
 
                 
 
About Ira Helfand:
 
Ira Helfand, MD is co-president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, and he is co-founder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW's US affiliate. He has published studies on the medical consequences of nuclear war in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the British Medical Journal, and has lectured widely in the United States, and in India, China, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Israel, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, and throughout Europe on the health effects of nuclear weapons. He represented PSR and IPPNW at the Nobel ceremonies in Oslo in December 2009, honoring President Obama, and presented their new report, Nuclear Famine: One Billion People at Risk, at the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago in April of 2012.  A second edition was released in December of 2013.
 
Program: Can we prevent nuclear war? Michael Henstra 2018-01-12 08:00:00Z 0

Results From Council on Resolutions 2017 Vote
The Council on Resolutions meets online each year.  Representatives from all of Rotary’s districts vote on resolutions that clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the General Council or Conference of RIBI have proposed. The RI Board of Directors will then consider all resolutions that the Council adopts.
 

Kern YES! - February 10, 2018
KernYes!, a Youth Empowerment Summit will be held February 10, 2018, at the the Historic Fort Taft.  One hundred-twenty Kern County high school students from 30 schools will be attending.   This multi-club collaborative is still in need of financial support.  If your club is looking for a worthy Youth Service project to contribute to, look no further.  Contact Li Gibbs at rotarykernyes@gmail.com.
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://oneworldrotary.org/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 1-12-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 1-12-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jan 12, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
I would like to wish all of our members and our many global visiting Rotarians a very Happy New Year!
 
January marks the beginning of the second half of this Rotary year and the month Rotarians around the world celebrate Vocational Service. 
 
What is Vocational Service?
 
Vocational Service is one of Rotary's Avenues of Service.  Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
 
•    Aspire to high ethical standards in their  occupation;
 
•    Recognize the worthiness of all useful  occupations, and;
 
•    Contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
 
Rotarians, clubs, and districts should implement the following strategies in their support of Vocational Service:
 
•    Strengthen the emphasis on vocation and classification in new member recruitment and induction;
 
•    Identify means of emphasizing vocation in club activities;
 
•    Create a stronger emphasis on business networking with integrity in Rotary at the club and district level;
 
•    Focus more attention on business networking with integrity as a means of attracting and mentoring the new generation;
 
•    Emphasize the connection between the Four Way Test and the Rotary Code of Conduct (formerly called: Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions) and their importance to the values of Rotary.
 
When professionals join a Rotary club, they do so as a representative of their classification - their particular business or profession.
 
Rotarians have the dual responsibility of representing their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace.
 
One of the central goals of Vocational Service is to promote and advance Rotary's high ethical standards. Two useful tools Rotarians have to assess these standards are the Four-Way Test and The Rotary Code of Conduct.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
 
President's Message - 1-12-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jan 05, 2018

This is a selection form the WeAreRotary.TV series

Rotary Serving Our Community

 

Dr. Sylvia Whitlock

First Woman Rotary Club President

 

Hosted by PDG Wade Nomura

 

Sylvia Whitlock was born in New York City but was educated, through high school, in Kingston, Jamaica. After returning to New York City she earned a B.A. in Psychology from Hunter College. Sylvia worked for the United Nations, as a Statistical Clerk, at the Secretariat Building in New York, before moving to California to start a career in Education. In California she went on to earn a Masters Degree, cum laude, in Education from Cal Poly, Pomona, and a Ph.D., cum laude, in Education, from Claremont Graduate School. Subsequently, she earned another Masters Degree, in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Azusa Pacific University, and began a second career as a therapist. She is licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California.
 
Program: Women in Rotary - Dr. Sylvia Whitlock Michael Henstra 2018-01-05 08:00:00Z 0
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Happy New Year!
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all next week!
 
 
President's Message - 1-5-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-05 08:00:00Z 0

Celebrating another trip around the sun in January
Member Birthdays:  Carol Mathews (12th), Cheryl Piper-Snyder (14th), Russ Perring (15th), Frank Tripicchio (25th).
 
Member Spouse Birthdays:  Jayashree Ranade (18th, Suresh).
 
Wedding Anniversaries:  Honorary Member, Jacob & Theodora Kahemele (3rd, 3 years).
 
Rotary Anniversaries:  Frank Tripicchio (23 years), Sheunesu Hove, (Honorary, 4 years), Roberto León (8 years).
 
Best wishes to all!
 

Behind the Scenes of Polio Eradication
Rotary’s national advocacy advisers are putting polio on the world stage. Here’s how.
 

Rotary Helps Wildfire Victims
Rotary clubs and the Rotary Foundation are helping victims of deadly wildfires in California.  More than 220,000 acres have been scorched and more than 40 people have been confirmed dead. Read more...
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9201/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 1-5-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-05 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 1-5-18 Michael Henstra 2018-01-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Dec 15, 2017

This is a selection form the WeAreRotary.TV series

Rotary Serving Our Community

Rotary is Peace

Hosted by PDG Wade Nomura

 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
 
 

 

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Program: Rotary is Peace Michael Henstra 2017-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Dec 15, 2017
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
This is our last meeting of 2017.  Thank you to all our members and visitors for making the Rotary E-Club of One World one of the best.  And, thank you Peter for all your work on the RI breakout in Toronto for E-Clubs!
 
Happy Holidays!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
See y'all in 2018!
 
 
President's Message - 12-15-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 12-15-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-15 08:00:00Z 0

Giving Tuesday winners announced
Rotary extends its thanks and congratulations to the Rotary Club of Highlands, North Carolina, USA, for having the most club members (75) who made online contributions on Giving Tuesday, 28 November. The club will receive a copy of our Foundation's centennial book, "Doing Good in the World, The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation's First 100 Years."
 
The districts with the most donors that day are District 7670 (parts of North Carolina, USA), with 102 donors; District 7610 (parts of Virginia, USA), 80 donors; and District 7020 (Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman), 80 donors.
 
Thank you to all of our generous donors who supported The Rotary Foundation on Giving Tuesday.
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9201/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 12-15-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Dec 08, 2017

This is a selection form the WeAreRotary.TV series

Rotary Serving Our Community

International Service Club Presidents Summit

Hosted by PDG Wade Nomura

 
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Program: International Service Club Presidents Summit Michael Henstra 2017-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Dec 08, 2017
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Gone Fishin'!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guess Where!
 
 
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
 
 
 
President's Message - 12-08-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-08 08:00:00Z 0

Celebrating another trip around the sun in December
Member Birthdays: Thoko Mkwanazi (6th), Cliff Williams (6th), Curtis Mathews (10th), Ken Meyer (14th), Michael Henstra (17th), Kwame Acheampong (18th) and Hajia Sammo (29th).
 
Member Spouse Birthdays: Kareen Bedewi (Webmaster Nabil) and Cathy Mukalazi (Honorary Member Godfrey)
 
Rotary Anniversaries: Honorary Member Jack Scroggins (13 years), PP Amanda Richards (24 years), Richard “One Dollar” Otoo (6 years) and Honorary Member Jacob Kahemele (4 years).
 
Best wishes to all!
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9201/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 12-08-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 12-08-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Dec 01, 2017

This is a selection form the WeAreRotary.TV series

Rotary Serving Our Community

 

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Who We Are
 
ShelterBox is a global organization made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right - that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital.
 
When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.
 
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
It gives me a great deal of pleasure to congratulate our two members from Jalisco, Mexico for being recognized by DG John Weiss at our recent Governor's Official Visit.  Bernadine "Bernie" Janzen and Mac Whyte were recognized for their service to their community empowering youth to make healthy life changes through the organization known as Butterflies en Mexico.
 
Thank you Bernie and Mac for Making a Difference in Jalisco!  You make us all very proud!
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarily. . .
 
 
 
President's Message - 12-01-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-01 08:00:00Z 0

PDG Wade Nomura Selected for COR/COL
 
Past D5240 Governor and OWR Honorary Member, Wade Nomura, has been selected to represent our district on the Rotary International Council on Resolutions and Council on Legislation.  This is a three year appointment.  One major change from the last time, is the formation of the Council on Resolutions.
 
Previously, these were both included in the three year process, and both Resolutions and Enactments were covered during the COL week.  Resolutions are now being handled on an annual basis to save time and money, as this should reduce the Council on Legislation to three days instead of five.
 
These Resolutions are basically recommendations from the Council on Resolutions to the RI Board of Directors to be considered for adoption.
 
As your delegate for our district, Wade wanted to share with you some of the Council on Resolutions Results on which he will be voting.
 
Please feel free to email PDG Wade any comments you have on these proposed resolutions.  wadedg1112@verizon.net
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9201/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 12-01-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 12-01-17 Michael Henstra 2017-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Nov 24, 2017

 

 
 
District Governor John Weiss visited the Rotary E-Club of One World this past Saturday, 18 November 2017 via Zoom.  Before his presentation, those in attendance enjoyed visiting with John who is recovering from a recent surgery to remove a tumor on his liver.
 
John joined the Rotary Club of Morro Bay in 2001 and served as that club’s president in the 2009-2010 Rotary Year.  Following his presidential year, John created and started presenting district membership seminars.  For the past four years, he has served as an instructor on Engaging Members at PETS.
 
Leading by example, John has personally sponsored more than 50 new members into Rotary which could be some kind of record!
 
Program: Governor’s Visit - DG John Weiss Michael Henstra 2017-11-24 08:00:00Z 0
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Support The Rotary Foundation on Giving Tuesday
 
When you make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, you are helping Rotary members make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world, by promoting peace, preventing disease, supporting education, bolstering economic development, and providing clean water and sanitation. Your gift this year will also help us reach our goal of raising $300 million in celebration of the Foundation's centennial.
 
Here are just a few ways your generosity is changing lives.
 
Eradicating polio

Thanks to you, we are closer than ever to ending polio. We have reduced cases by 99.9 percent since 1988, and with our partners, have immunized more than 2.5 billion children worldwide. To end polio for good, we need to reach every last child in Afghanistan and Pakistan, stop the newly detected outbreak in Nigeria, and protect the progress made in polio-free parts of the world. Eradicating polio is an achievable goal that will be known as one of the greatest achievements in history. And thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is matching every dollar two to one, your donation works even harder.
 
President's Message - 11-24-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-24 08:00:00Z 0


NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9201/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 11-24-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-24 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 11-24-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-24 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Weaver on Nov 17, 2017
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You can bet that when The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation decides to invest some of their billions of dollars into an organization and its projects, they do their due diligence carefully. Each of us has the opportunity to piggyback on their thorough investment research and give annually to The Rotary Foundation, the nonprofit organization that received the highest possible score by Charity Navigator (100 out of 100) and was named as the World’s Outstanding Foundation” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

There is a reason that Rotarians donate to The Rotary Foundation.  It is a simple way to achieve your philanthropic goals, whether it’s supporting clean water, eradication of polio, or a particular global grant. “Even the smallest gifts can be donated to a specific fund – a global grant, polio, or an area of focus within the World Fund,” says April Jensen, a member of the Rotary Club of Evanston, IL who works in fund development for the Foundation.

 
Program: You, too, can be a philanthropist just like Bill Gates Mike Weaver 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0

2020-2021 District 5240 District Governor Announcement
 
On Saturday, 28th October 2017, interviews were held for the position of District Governor for 2020-2021. In accordance with our District and Rotary Bylaws, we are pleased to formally announce that the Nominating Committee selected Deborah Linden from the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My Rotary scheduled maintenance
Parts of My Rotary at https://rotary.org/ will be unavailable on 18-19 November and the evening of 20 November (Chicago time) to perform scheduled maintenance. During this time, you may not be able to access areas that require sign-in, including convention registration, giving, club and district administration, and Rotary Club Central.
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9201/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 11-17-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Nov 17, 2017
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
It Is Not Too Early to Consider Toronto!
 
The Rotary International Convention will be in Toronto, Canada, on 23-27 June, 2018.   It is always amazing to see 30-40,000 Rotarians from all over the world coming together to achieve "Service Above Self."  You will meet people from around the world, speaking all different languages, dressed in all kinds of national costume, so different but, so alike in their goals to make a better, more peaceful world for everyone.
 
If you have attended a convention before, you know how much fun you will have.  If you are new to the idea, give it a try.  Stretch yourself, meet new people, learn new things, but, best of all, take advantage of this once a year opportunity to recharge your Rotary batteries and see what the rest of the Rotary World is up to!
 
And that's not all!  There is a special discounted price for the Convention, good until 15 December, 2017.  The price is $335 per person until then.  After the 15th, the price goes up to $410 until 31 March, 2018.  Then it increases again to the full price of $495.
 
So, think about it!  The convention is a great excuse to take a couple of extra weeks to explore around this area of Canada.  Explore Toronto, a beautiful city.  Half the population is from another country.  Over 140 different languages are spoken there with over 2.8 million residents.  Then, visit Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Southern Ontario has a beautiful wine country.  Try Ice Wine.   Check out the latest issue of The Rotarian Magazine for more information.  See: http://riconvention.org for registration information.
 
So, grab your passport, get your tickets and embark on a new adventure in Canada.  And reserve your convention spot before December 15 and save $$$.
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
See y'all next week!
 
Rotarily. . .
 
 
President's Message - 11-17-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 11-17-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by George Poulakos on Nov 10, 2017

(A proposal for our consideration from the Rotary Club of Ventura, California).

What is Happening?

There is only one crossing between the Southern African country of Zambia and neighbor Botswana, which is in the town of Kazungula.  The Zambesi River flows between the two countries, and all vehicles must be carried over on a pontoon.  Commercial trucks wait in a queue for up to 10 days, during which time the drivers play cards, listen to music, and way too often, entice vulnerable young girls to “entertain” them.  This is much easier than it should be in an extremely impoverished town with a history of sexual abuse and child marriage.  The sexual abuse endured by these young girls and women provides sustenance for families that otherwise would have none.  With no alternative source of income, many girls and young women become victims.

 

What Could Possibly Be Done to Help?

There is a ray of hope. Prominent civic leaders in Livingstone, Zambia—a nearby tourist destination—decided to take action.  They identified 3 areas where trained young women can find employment—tailoring, computer work, and food preparation.  They formed an NGO, and opened The Grace Center for counseling and training.  In addition, the Grace Center hopes to provide funds for secondary school education.  

They have ambitious goals, but so far they only have enough funding for the tailoring program, which has enrolled 30 young girls and women.  With additional funding, a small factory can be created in the existing space to produce school uniforms and retail clothing.  Construction has begun on a food preparation school and a restaurant, a first for Kazungula! Skilled graduates can also find employment in surrounding tourist hotels and lodges.  Finally, computers are being acquired, and trained graduates will be highly employable at the local customs offices, as well as tourist hotels and lodges around Livingstone.

Program: Slow River Crossing: The Devastating Consequences for Girls in Zambia George Poulakos 2017-11-10 08:00:00Z 0

Mark Your Calendar for DG John Weiss's Official Visit
Our official club visit by District 5240 Governor John Weiss is scheduled for Saturday, 18 November 2017 at 8:00 AM PST via Zoom.  This is the most important Board meeting of the year and all Board members are urged to attend and all club members are invited to attend.  More details and Zoom join information will be emailed in early November to all members.
 

Celebrating Birthdays this month are:
Marie Munday (5th) & OWR PP Amanda Richards (18th).
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♪♫ Happy Birthday dear Rotarians ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you!
Please consider a "Happy Bucks" donation of $1 per year.
 
Celebrating a Rotary Anniversary:
Mac Whyte (7 years on the 2nd), Curtis Mathews (43 years on the 3rd) & Chip Munday (17 years on the 22nd).
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9201/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 11-10-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Moment - 11-10-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Nov 10, 2017
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month
 
Every year during the month of November, Rotarians around the world assure their legacy by giving to The Rotary Foundation.  Here are some reasons why.
  1. The Rotary Foundation allows clubs like ours to have a much larger impact than we could ever have on our own. Our club has had the privilege of taking part in many great projects over the years. Your giving helps qualify our club to take part in global grant projects.
  2. Donations to the Rotary Foundation are tax deductible for US taxpayers.
  3. The impact of every dollar you give is multiplied thanks to the grant system and Rotary’s partnerships with other organizations. For instance, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is matching every dollar committed to polio eradication 2:1, tripling your donation.
  4. When you give to The Rotary Foundation, you know your money is in good hands. In the United States, Charity Navigator is a trusted evaluator of nonprofits, measuring charities on their financial health, accountability, and transparency. The Rotary Foundation has consistently received four stars, the highest possible rating. It does well on both financial performance (rating of 89.76 out of a maximum of 100) and accountability and transparency (rating of 97.00).
  5. The above four reasons spell out why giving to the Foundation is the smart thing to do. It is also the right thing, as Rotarians, to do. We are committed to making a difference in our communities and putting service above our own ambitions. And there is no better way to do that than by supporting our Foundation. As members of Rotary, we ought to give.
We tend to give to charities we know, and we often give on the basis of events or stories that move us. As Mother Theresa once said, “it’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  How could we not agree? But giving with love does not imply giving blindly.
 
Giving to the Rotary Foundation is both right and smart. If you are not convinced, browse the many projects Rotarians have shared on Rotary Showcase.
 
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
See y'all next week!
 
Rotarily. . .
 
 
President's Message - 11-10-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Nov 03, 2017

 
 
 
   PRIP Cliff Dochterman
 
On World Polio Day, 24 October 2017, I had the pleasure of attending the online Zoom meeting of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace D5330.  Hosted by PDG Rudy Westervelt,  PRIP Cliff Dochterman was the guest speaker.
 
Last week in Part 1, Cliff told the inspiring and captivating story of how the PolioPlus project to eradicate polio in the world and protect children from this crippling disease began.  This week features the post program discussion of other challenges that face our world post polio and how Rotary and Rotarians will lead the way.
 
Enjoy the discussion and the great stories Cliff tells of his adventures in service throughout his 60 year career as a Rotarian!
 
 
 
 
Program: Cliff Dochterman-PolioPlus Beginnings Part 2 Michael Henstra 2017-11-03 07:00:00Z 0

Mark Your Calendar for DG John Weiss's Official Visit
Our official club visit by District 5240 Governor John Weiss is scheduled for Saturday, 18 November 2017 at 8:00 AM PST via Zoom.  This is the most important Board meeting of the year and all Board members are urged to attend and all club members are invited to attend.  More details and Zoom join information will be emailed in early November to all members.
 

Meet Two of Our Newest Members
Mellow Honek from Crestview, Florida.
Mac Whyte from Jalisco, Mexico.
 

NEW Website Feature - Member Locator
Webmaster Nabil developed a page where you can locate members on a world map along with options for contacting them.  Follow this link and check it out! http://portal.clubrunner.ca/9201/Page/member-only-locator (requires login)  You can also access it from our "Membership" drop down on our website menu bar.
 
Give it a try and give us your feedback.
 

Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for One World Rotary E-Club 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 Webmaster Nabil or President Michael for details.
 

Announcements - 11-03-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Nov 03, 2017
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month
 
 
Why are Rotarians in over 200 countries and geographical areas focusing on the Rotary Foundation this month?
 
The short answer is: because it's time to give to the Foundation so the Foundation can give back to us.
 
But wait! Most people join Rotary to meet people and volunteer in their own communities.  Who needs a Foundation to do that?  WE DO, so we can make positive, lasting changes in our communities and the world.
 
The Rotary Foundation funds international activities such as Rotary International's partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, the CDC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio.  In 1988, polio existed in 125 of 196 (64%) of the countries in the world.  Today, there are 2 Endemic countries left and over 2.5 Billion children have been immunized against polio.  Rotary clubs worldwide have contributed over $1.2 billion to end polio.  That happened because Rotarians gave to the Rotary Foundation.
 
The Rotary Foundation works on the local level as well.  Each club may apply for a Foundation grant to support their own humanitarian projects, scholarships and training.  We give to the Foundation so that all clubs may benefit.
 
The Rotary Foundation does not spend money to make money.  Donations are invested for three years and then disbursed to programs and grants.  A portion of the interest income pays for promoting and managing the Foundation.  All - 100% - of the donations made by Rotarians goes to projects, scholarships and training.
 
Why are we focusing on giving to The Rotary Foundation in November?  Because now is the time to make a positive difference that will last for years.
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are Rotarians "Making A Difference!"
 
 
 
See y'all next week!
 
Rotarily. . .
 
 
President's Message - 11-03-17 Michael Henstra 2017-11-03 07:00:00Z 0