We believe in the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace, united in the ideal of service.
 
As a member of an E-Club, you can participate fully online - and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship with other members of the E-Club through our get-togethers online.
 
We are like a regular club except that we meet online so that you can be in any location in the world. Great for Rotarian globetrotters and those of you who live too far from an actual club.
 
Everyone is welcome! 

Our members of our E-Club come from all over our One World - so you will have an international network of friends and true fellow Rotarians! 
 
We use three applications online to communicate with each other:
  • The first one is Teams and is a very easy and intuitive software to use where we have the ability to communicate with each member in chat and in groups. To showcase what we are doing in our own countries so that we can see what our eClub is doing and where we would love your assistance and input.
  • Our second application is the ClubRunner, where you can edit your profile and where you can find documents pertaining to our E-Club and our member's list.
  • Our third application is Zoom, we meet on this platform for our meetings. It is very easy to use, we send you a link with a passcode to enter the meeting. You will need a device that has a camera to be able to get the best possible experience!
   Do not let the technology deter you from joining our E-Club,
we have many members that will help you navigate and feel comfortable!
The 5 Avenues of Service 
 
Rotary’s ideal of service is based on the Five Avenues of Service; Club, Vocational, Community, International, and Next Generations. Our E-Club tries to support each avenue of Rotary as follows:
 
 
* Club Service

Is responsible for public relations and promoting our Rotary E-Club to the community at large. And we try to facilitate all communication methods or applications within our club to make it flawless to use for our members.

 

* Vocational Service

Develops different methods for Rotarians to learn about the vocations of fellow club members. While promoting the importance of the Rotary ideals of service in our professional life.

 
*Community Service

Develops projects so that our club as a group can participate in what will benefit and assist local community organizations and agencies. In our case, this can be anywhere in the world where our members are located.

 
* International Service

We support international service projects. These projects must have a long-term plan for improving a specific challenge. We usually have a club member already interested who works in partnership with an overseas organization or Rotarians to champion their cause.

 
* Next Generations Service

Rotary recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.

 
Join Our Projects
Introducing our Club President
 
 

Ken Meyer lives in South Dakota, U.S.A., and is part of a four generation beekeeping and beeswax rendering business.  Recently, he has also been learning about industrial hemp and is the president of the South Dakota Industrial Hemp Association.  Ken’s hobbies include learning Spanish and participating with his wife and children in various BSA Scouts activities.

 

Ken joined Rotary in 2006.  He has served in various roles since becoming a Rotarian, including that he served as Club President for the Madison, South Dakota Rotary Club from 2010 to 2011, and is currently serving as the President of the Rotary E-Club of One World (2020-2021). He loves how Rotary Opens Opportunities, especially the opportunities in the Rotary E-Club of One World to connect with Rotarians all over the world in Service Above Self.

Our Programs 
 
At our E-Club we have every first Saturday of the month a Fellowship meeting; where we try to meet with another Rotary club in another part of the world in hopes of creating lasting friendships and collaboration. 
 
We also have 2 programs per month that can be viewed at your leisure; the 1st one is every 2nd Saturday of the month and the 2nd one is the last Saturday of the month. These programs might be in an interview style with one of our members so that you may learn what projects they are passionate about or it could be an article with a topic that is timely or truly fits in with Rotary.
 
We hope you enjoy it! Come back often as the programs are refreshed all the time.
Feb 20, 2021

 

Weekly Meeting Agenda

The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

Program
 
Please view them all below to meet the attendance requirement.  To make up a meeting, you can choose the program at the bottom of this page or one from the "Make Up Eligible Programs" box on the right (or on the bottom with some mobile devices).
 
The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

Ken Meyer

President 2020-2021
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!

 

Dear Rotary E-Club of One World,
 
As I write the polar vortex has caught up with my area of the United States.  Today in Madison, South Dakota it is a -20° Fahrenheit or -29° Celsius.
 
In club news, you will have noted that we are no longer using Workplace to communicate.  The service was no longer available for free, and the board voted to move our club to Microsoft Teams.  Please take some time to make sure you accept your personal invitation to join Teams.  Then take some time to move around in Teams to become familiar with how it works.  This is of course an adjustment for all of us.  A friend of mine is fond of saying that no one likes a change except a baby with a dirty diaper.  Once again though one of the best parts of our club comes forward—we are adaptable and able to change and be current.  One of the best things about being in an E-Club is learning different technologies and formats for communicating with one another across regional and international borders.
 
Another change in the works is an updated look to our website.  Thanks to everyone who has responded to my earlier request that you help out our Club Services Director, Gabriella, by sending her a short video clip.  As one last call for this assistance, I repeat here what I sent to each of you in an email:
 
“Gabriella is updating our website.  To make it more attractive and vibrant she is putting together a montage of club members (or connected Rotarians) saying in one sentence "I am a Rotarian because ... [fill in the blank]." When I first tried to do this for Gabriella I ended up sending her what she described as a "talking head."  I learned that the landscape video you take with your phone should include at least from your shoulders up.  Also, she needs for you to let the video run a couple of seconds after you finish speaking so that she can edit out your finger stopping the video.  Finally, use your native language when making the recording, and if your native language is not English, send Gabriella a translation of your sentence along with your video.  Gabriella will be glad to answer your questions about doing your video if you need further guidance. Please honor all the hard work that Gabriella is doing to update the look, content, and functionality of our club website by sending her your video ASAP.” If you feel uncomfortable for any reason on video, not to worry, she has suggested to send her directly via email or whatsapp a sentence of what you think of being a Rotarian. Start the same way as the video: "I am a Rotarian because....".
 
And hope to see you at our next fellowship assembly.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
Jan 10, 2021

 

Weekly Meeting Agenda

The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

Program
 
Please view them all below to meet the attendance requirement.  To make up a meeting, you can choose the program at the bottom of this page or one from the "Make Up Eligible Programs" box on the right (or on the bottom with some mobile devices).
 
The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

Ken Meyer

President 2020-2021
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!

 

Dear Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
Happy New Year!Our Club Services Director, Gabriella van Rij, helped us start off the year with an excellent January club fellowship assembly.  We had twenty-seven participants. And with those twenty-seven participants there were ten different countries represented. As special guests, we were joined by the Rotary Club of Ramallah in Palestine. From the Rotary E-Club of One World, we especially thank the Rotary Club of Ramallah for joining us and for sharing with us their warmth, humor, and success with Rotary projects.Speaking of Rotary projects, momentum continues to build under Claudine Schooley’s leadership for moving forward on pursuing a Global Grant for Ukraine with “Heart of Europe.”  Soon there will be a PR sheet for this wheelchair project that can be viewed by all our club’s membership. There will be an outline of the different stages of the project and information on how club members can plug in with their support of the project. Next Saturday will be our January board meeting.  Be sure to let me know of any topics that you would like the board to discuss.  And remember you are always welcome to attend (the link will be uploaded on Workplace).
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
Dec 27, 2020

 

Weekly Meeting Agenda

The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

Program
 
Please view them all below to meet the attendance requirement.  To make up a meeting, you can choose the program at the bottom of this page or one from the "Make Up Eligible Programs" box on the right (or on the bottom with some mobile devices).
 
The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

Ken Meyer

President 2020-2021
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!

 

Dear Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
We are now halfway through the current Rotary year which began on July 1, 2020, and will end on June 30, 2021. That fact together with the current holiday season naturally invites reflection on how things are going. 
 
I have not spent much time in my president’s messages on the topic that has dominated this year—COVID 19 and its devastating effects at all levels of our lives. With the recent start of the roll-out of approved vaccines, I hope that when our club’s incoming president, Pat Fisher, is at this point in her term as president that the virus will be under control.  
 
In the meantime, may you, your family, and friends stay healthy and safe.  Our club has done one COVID 19 assistance project.  Maybe we should do more. Even with all the resources going into controlling the pandemic and its harms, what we do on a smaller scale can still be targeted and take care of a need that is being missed.  
 
Please, if you have any ideas or see needs not being addressed, bring these up in person with our board members or on Workplace so that we can discuss them and do our part to help.  
 
Thank you for what I know that each of you is doing individually to lift one another’s burdens. For all the physical needs that have been created with the pandemic, the need to help people not feel isolated and alone is ever-present.
 
I look forward to this coming calendar year to spending more time in fellowship assemblies with each of you and in doing more service projects as a club. One new development in club projects is the recent board action on the request of member Claudine Schooley that our club be the international sponsor club for the Global Grant for Ukraine with “Heart of Europe.” Claudine has presented to our club on this wheelchair project in two club programs, she has presented the project to the District 5240 international service committee, our club service projects committee, and to our full board. And our board in its December board meeting voted unanimously to agree to be the sponsor club for the Global Grant for Ukraine with “Heart of Europe.”  

 
Further, the board voted to approve raising funds in support of this project in the amount of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00).  Thanks to Claudine for her hard work. And working together with Claudine going forward we can do our part to see that Claudine is successful in this global grant application.
 
Take care. See you soon at our next club function. Let’s bring in the New Year ready to have fun as fellow Rotarians giving Service Above Self in the Rotary E-Club of One World.
Each of you are making a difference and opening doors of opportunity.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
Dec 13, 2020 1 Comment

 

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The Four Way Test

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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

Ken Meyer

President 2020-2021
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!

 

Dear Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
Osbert James, our Club Foundation Chair & President-Elect Nominee, is working on forming a club three-year strategic planning committee.  Thank you Osbert for taking on helping our club with a long-term vision and a plan to achieve it.  Please let Osbert know anything that you think should be considered as part of our three-year strategic plan.  Also, if you would like to be on this committee serving in an active role to help put together an action plan for our club to grow and do Service Above Self like never before, please communicate those desires to Osbert.  For myself, I look forward to seeing the fruits of this effort that Osbert is spearheading and ask for everyone’s support in making it a success.
 
Thank you to the many club members who have reached out in service and friendship to each other. As we work and serve together more opportunities will develop for us to improve our communities and we will form lasting friendships.
 
The theme of Rotary International for the month of December is “Disease Prevention and Treatment.” 
 
Rotary makes amazing things happen, like:
  • Providing clean water: Rotary has worked with partners to provide more than 80 percent of Ghana’s people with clean water to fight Guinea worm disease.
  • Reducing HIV infection: In Liberia, Rotary members are helping women get tested for HIV early in their pregnancies. They used prenatal care to reduce new HIV infections in children by 95 percent over two years.
  • Ending polio: Rotary members have played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. Their efforts have not only ended polio in 122 countries but also created a system for tackling myriad other health priorities, such as Ebola.”  (https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/fighting-disease).
Thanks to each of you for all you do in Rotary for Service Above Self.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
Nov 28, 2020

 

Weekly Meeting Agenda

The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

Program
 
Please view them all below to meet the attendance requirement.  To make up a meeting, you can choose the program at the bottom of this page or one from the "Make Up Eligible Programs" box on the right (or on the bottom with some mobile devices).
 
The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

Ken Meyer

President 2020-2021
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!

 

Dear Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
Join me in welcoming two new members to our club! 
 
Ron Block from Newbury Park, California, has joined us.  He has been a Rotarian for twenty-four years. He lives in Newbury Park, California. As he joins our club, Ron expects to continue his community service to his neighbors and the world.
 
Elly Scheepers from the Noord Brabant province of the Netherlands has joined us. She has been a Rotarian for over ten years.  By being a member of our club she expects to gain international connections and to participate in our club's focus on world peace.
 
Take a moment to learn more about Ron and Elly and to welcome them to our club by looking them up on our club Workplace site.
 
Special thanks to the Membership Director of Rotary E-Club of One World, Richard “One Dollar” Otoo.  He leads club efforts to process new member applications.  Thank you, One Dollar.
 
Personally, having just completed the celebration of the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday, and having reflected on some of the things that I am thankful for, the Rotary E-Club of One World is high on my list of things I am grateful for as it improves and enriches my life.  Where else can we be actively engaged in Service Above Self while meeting and making Rotarian friends from all over the globe?
 
Finally, as I finish this month’s message, I want to remind you that we are finishing up the month of November which is the month we give particular recognition to the blessing that the Rotary Foundation has been in the lives of millions in need of its projects.  If you have not yet contributed to the Rotary Foundation this year, consider doing so.  According to Rotary published facts on the Rotary Foundation:
 
“Since 1988, Rotary and its partners have immunized more than 2.5 billion  children against polio.”
 
“In 2018-19, 94 fellows from 43 countries began their studies at the Rotary  Peace Centers, and program awards for the fellows and centers totaled $5.0  million.”
 
“In 2018-19, the Foundation approved 494 district grants, and program  awards totaled $26.3 million.”
 
“In 2018-19, the Foundation approved 1,403 global grants, and program  awards totaled $86.6 million.”
 
We can be proud to be Rotarians.  We belong to a great international organization and our blessed to be in the Rotary E-Club of One World that puts the “international” in Rotary.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
Nov 15, 2020

 

Weekly Meeting Agenda

The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

Program
 
Please view them all below to meet the attendance requirement.  To make up a meeting, you can choose the program at the bottom of this page or one from the "Make Up Eligible Programs" box on the right (or on the bottom with some mobile devices).
 
The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

Ken Meyer

President 2020-2021
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!

 

Dear Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
A big thank you goes out this month to our Club Service Project Committee.  Also, thanks to club members who submitted service projects for the committee's consideration. And especially, thanks to those who will be carrying out the service projects awarded funding.  The following projects were funded by the club and will make a big Rotary difference:
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World is providing $450.00 to local partner Salem for Refugees in Oregon, USA.  This project was submitted by our club member Pat Fisher and will provide teaching materials for tutors and students to supplement online learning.
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World is providing $1000.00 to local partner Have Hammers School for Carpentry Skills in Jalisco, Mexico.  This project was submitted by our club member Mac White and will provide tuition scholarships for four students of woodworking and carpentry.
 
And the Rotary E-Club of One World is providing $500.00 to local partner Save R Kids Orphanage in West Coast Demerara, Guyana.  This project was submitted by club member Fabion Jerrick and will provide 5 Amazon tablets, one printer, and stationery to serve 34 students, ages 5-17.
 
As the year goes on, our Club Service Project Committee will continue to organize us in Service Above Self.  On Workplace, you will see that our International Service Director, Bill Boyd, has posted a member announcement soliciting international service projects for the club’s consideration.
 
I encourage each club member to consider the service projects that he or she would like to see our club support and to assist in bringing those ideas to the board.  We will be surprised at what can be accomplished as we continue to work together!
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
Becoming a Member
 
We would love for you to join our club, the best way to get to know us is to email us to request a link to one of our Fellowship meetings so that we may get to know each other. If you then like what you see, then we ask you to fill out a form and the board of directors will then take a vote.
 
The membership form is uploaded here on this site.
 
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