Posted by Michael Henstra

 

Dr. Robert A Skankey MD

I love life!  That's my motto and I live by it everyday.  I try to learn from the past, plan for the future, but live in the present.
 
I was raised in San Mateo, California, received a BS from Stanford University, and a Medical Degree from Northwestern University Medical School.  After interning at Los Angeles General Hospital in 1956, I practiced medicine as a general practitioner with my father, for five years in San Bruno, California. It was during this time that I was first active in Rotary for about three years, prior to returning for a four-year Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency at University of California, San Francisco. I subsequently spent the next thirty-five years practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in the beautiful unique town of Ojai, California. During my career I delivered so many babies that I stopped counting at 3500.
 
Member Profile: Robert A Skankey MD Michael Henstra 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 28, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
BRINGING DOWN THE 2018/2019 CURTAIN AND RAISING THE 2019/2020 ONE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
FROM ‘BEing THE INSPIRATION’!
 
 
 
 
TO ‘ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD’!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUT GOING PRESIDENT AMINA SAMMO
 
 
INCOMING PRESIDENT OZLEM KOCANAOGULLARI
 
I write this message with mixed feelings of a year I wouldn’t have missed for anything in the world. This is the last official message from me to all of you as your club president for 2018/2019. However, I am happy to announce the obvious which is another Rotary year which ushers in a wonderful woman in the Person of PE Ozlem Kocanaogullari. As I Step Down as your President, we welcome PE Ozlem Kocanaogullari as incoming President and she will formally indoctrinate your new Board.
 
Serving as President of this illustrious and truly international and majority diverse club this Rotary year 2018/2019 has forced me far outside of my comfort zone and has made a permanent and lasting impression on me as a person and everything I stand for in life. I’d like to thank you all of our club members for willing to try some new things this year. We tried a new schedule, increased the number of projects we involved in and gave back to our various communities.
 
President's Message - 6-28-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 28, 2019
 
DG Sandi and President Amina at PETS
 
 
Latest update regarding the Polio Eradication
 
Dear Rotary Polio Eradication Leaders: 
Before the rush of Rotary year end activities, I wish to give you a brief update on polio matters:
 
The polio case count continues to increase and this week it will be officially reported that we are at the same level as in all of 2018, 33 cases. But let us put this in perspective: We have experienced 4 straight years with less than 100 cases and the final cases are in some of the toughest areas for mistrust and for lack of access due to anti-government elements.
 
The news from Africa continues to be very good. In September we will have gone three years without a case of wild polio virus on the entire continent. The Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication for the AFRO Region will be meeting in March 2020 to consider whether the area is to be certified as free of the wild polio virus. Congratulations to all the countries in this region on your progress.
 
Program: Latest update regarding the Polio Eradication Amina Sammo 2019-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
 

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 Announcements - 6-21-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 21, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Closing the year with another unique member.  Our soon to be new member, Melinda Thomas, who is not new to Rotary is here to crown our efforts at improving quality membership in our club.  Melinda will be transferring from the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa D5240 (Past President), and is the current Executive Asstistant for D5240 DGE Savi Bhim and is the current Chief Operating Officer for D5240 DGN Deb Linden.
 
Melinda is a Certified Financial Planner with Pensionmark.  She and her husband are "moving to Utah and want to be able to continue with District 5240 service.”  By joining our club, she is able to stay in a District 5240 club and broaden her Rotary experience world-wide.
 
PP Susan and IPP Michael had a phone conversation with Melinda and learned that she and Susan were Presidents during the same year (2015-16).
 
Warmly welcome to our club PP Melinda.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 President's Message - 6-21-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jun 21, 2019
 
 
Acquapendente, Italy:
Celebrating Triumph Over Oppression and Injustice
by Carol Metzker, after a visit to Acquapendente, Italy, May 2019
 
If Paul Harris had been born 700 years earlier in Italy, no doubt he would have applauded the efforts of villagers in Acquapendente for their celebration of triumph over injustice.
 
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
 
 
Program: Acquapendente, Italy: Celebrating Triumph Over Oppression and Injustice Michael Henstra 2019-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 14, 2019
 
Why Bill Gates Partners With Rotary To Eradicate Polio
by Devin Thorpe
Champion of Social Good | Bestselling Author | Educator | Speaker
Published in Forbes - May 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
Devin Thorpe calls himself a champion of social good. As an author, educator and keynote speaker he focuses on those doing good in the world. As a Forbes Contributor, he covers social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Past president of the National Speakers Association Mountainwest Chapter, he shares inspiring insights to help others do more good. His books on personal finance and crowdfunding draw on his entrepreneurial finance experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer, and mortgage broker helping people use financial resources to do good. He recognizes blockchain and crypto will change the world. Previously he worked on the U.S. Senate Banking committee staff and earned an MBA at Cornell. Visit devinthorpe.com to learn more.
 
Program: Why Bill Gates Partners With Rotary To Eradicate Polio Michael Henstra 2019-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

Announcements - 6-14-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 14, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Hamburg 2019 Rotary Convention
Congratulations to our Convention Goers!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
How exciting! PE Nicolette and PE Ozlem together at the Hamburg Convention. Both are from District 5240- only difference is that Nicolette lives in California and Ozlem lives in Turkey. Ozlem is our e-club president. PE Ozlem of the E-Club of One World of District 5240 is a lawyer from Turkey and she was an exchange student and spent a year in the USA. She told me she would love to be in contact with her fellow PEs – Borrowed from IPP Michael’s post.
 
 
The good thing is that we also had our PEN Bernie and her husband in Hamburg and also Pat Fisher and her husband.
 
 
 
 
From the Pictures posted on Workplace, I strongly believe that it was fun and the bond was strong.
 
Kudos!!!!!!!! To team Hamburg as we look forward to Honolulu next year. Cheers Buddies!!!!!!!
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
President's Message - 6-14-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 07, 2019
 
Brenda Cressey has been named as the Chair of
 
 
 
Our own Brenda Cressey has been named as the Chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees for the remainder of this Rotary Year.  There has never been a female Foundation Chair in the history of the Foundation, and only a few Vice Chairs.
 
Brenda is a member of the D5240 Rotary Club of Paso Robles, California and served as Governor in 2001-2002.  That year
Brenda chartered 5 new Rotary clubs and was recognized as having the largest membership growth we have ever seen with a 350 plus member growth.
 
Program: PDG Brenda is the First Michael Henstra 2019-06-07 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 6-7-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jun 07, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Gradually winding down!!!
 
As we wind down into the last few weeks of the Rotary year, I’d like to offer a special thanks to our club members and especially the Board of Directors who helped steer the affairs of the club this whole year for allowing me the opportunity to grow and learn as your President. I’ve never had all the answers and I know that I might never have all the answers. I relied on our membership and especially our veteran members to share their past experiences and learnings to help us move the club forward. I strongly hope that we have.
 
Last year I was in a workshop with one of the most powerful female Directors in Ghana—a Global Economic Forum that I’ve continued to attend. The Director shared a poignant story about how as female leader she had struggled with one her colleagues on the Board. He wanted to a mobile App for a whopping $100,000.00 for a company whose annual net income is barely half a million Dollars annually and she couldn’t understand why that was important. In the middle of a meeting, she said, “Help me understand… what is so special about this mobile App.” Her colleague Director used that as an opportunity to humiliate her for her lack of technical knowledge.
 
She fought back and replied, “I understand how to positively contribute to the company’s bottom line and this isn’t one of them.” The room of +100 attendees roared. I was one of them thinking to myself, “She freakin’ showed him!” After allowing the room to settle, she quietly spoke and said something along the lines of this: “After that meeting, one of my confidants took me aside and said, ‘You can’t do that. You can’t embarrass someone in front of everyone. They will never be able to be honest with you and they will never speak up again.’ “She urged the audience to hear her message: “We have to have those Truth Tellers in our lives.”
 
If we keep doing things the way we’ve always done them, we can expect to get the same results. Are we really happy getting the same response we’ve always got? We need to be brave enough to speak up and speak out when we’re on a course that doesn’t make sense to us or isn’t going anywhere. What will you be brave enough to do?  Are you courageous enough to be EXTRAordinary! Let us all keep the good spirit of BEing THE INSPIRATION ‘till the end of the year and beyond.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 President's Message - 6-7-19 Amina Sammo 2019-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on May 31, 2019
 
Rotary E-Club of One World Celebrates 7th Anniversary
and officially inducts New Member in Ghana
 
 
 
Rotarian Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman
 
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World D5240 California, is an electronic Rotary club that allows members to interact and attend meetings online whilst it affords traditional Rotary club members the opportunity to attend a make up meeting online at one’s own convenience. The club President, Mrs. Amina Sammo, at an event to mark the 7th Anniversary of the club on May 29, 2019, also inducted a new member residing in Ghana into the club. Mr. Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman, the new member of the club is an Executive Officer at the Ministry of Inner-City and Zongo Development and a student of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
 
 
 
Program: Rotary E-Club of One World Turns 7 Amina Sammo 2019-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on May 31, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Rotary E-Club of One World is Seven (7) Years Old on May 29, 2019
Hurrrrrrrayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to us ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to us ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♪♫ Happy Birthday dear OWR ♪♫•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to us! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
 
For the entire month, we recognized the month of May, 2019 as Youth Service Month and the many May birthdays and anniversaries among our members.  One birthday not mentioned, also in May, is the birthday of the Rotary E-Club of One World!  Our E-Club was chartered on the 29th day of May 2012 and turns Seven (7) years old this month.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, a charter party was held and recorded by former member, Marty Jenkins.  Check out the recording here.
 
Charter members, Claude Dorais, PP Dawn O'Bar, Clifford Williams, PP Susan Weaver and Sherrie Wright (Honorary) are still on our roster and our own mentor PDG Wade Nomura (Honorary) the Chartering District Governor is still here with us as well. Please join me in wishing our Club and our charter members a well deserving Happy Birthday!
 
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
President's Message - 5-31-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
 

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 5-31-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 24, 2019
 
 
As Rotarians we give what we can to The Rotary Foundation because we know of all the good it does aroud the world and because, for the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
 
The two following brief presentations offer some interesting "food for thought" on charitable giving.
Program: Charitable Giving Michael Henstra 2019-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on May 24, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Click on  the  image  above. . .    
 
 
Presidential theme: 2019-2020: Rotary Connects the World
 
As we gear up to finish hard on the 2018/2019 rotary year, we cannot simply wait to usher in grand style the 2019/2020 rotary year with our own PE Ozlem in the Driver’s seat.
 
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
 
This could not have been better said than in a club that have presence on all the continents of the world. We hope that in the coming years, we will be adding on new members from new countries as well as increase the members in our already existing countries.
 
 
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
President's Message - 5-24-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
 

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 5-24-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 17, 2019
The Duarte Story as told by Dr Sylvia Whitlock
 
 
 
 
Author of Women Also Serve: Duarte Invites Women to Join Rotary tells her first person account of what it was like to be a woman Rotary pioneer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 5-10-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on May 10, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Click on  the  image  above. . .    
 
 
We are in the second week of May but permit me to take us back to April.  April, 2019 was a particularly difficult month not only for me personally but for our President Elect Ozlem Kocanaogullari, who reside in Izmir, Turkey who sadly lost her father in a very painful way.  Let us all spend a minute or two to console PE Ozlem and by extension her family and pray with them to be able to handle this situation well.
 
On behalf of your family in the Rotary E-Club of One World and on my own behalf, accept our heartfelt condolences and may the Almighty God grant you and the entire family the strength to go through this difficult moment.
 
In other news, Rotarian Nii Commey Otoo, in trying to plant trees around his home, cut his palms with the machete he was using and almost rendered his right palm useless (eleven stitches in the palm).  He is currently home and unable to do much with the hand and expected to be home for awhile for the wound to heal.
 
Between 5th and 12th April, I lost 4 very close family members and shuttling between my place of work and my hometown (over 700 kms) was no joke at all. But in all we thank God for the strength and resilience to move on.
 
Let us all strive to be each other’s keeper as accidents and incidents are not exclusive to a few. We are all fallible and all of us must take care in our daily routines as age catches up with all of us.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 President's Message - 5-10-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 10, 2019
The New Workplace Experience
 
We have been using the Workplace "intranet on the Internet" platform for our E-Club since January 2018 and have found it a great way to connect, communicate and share with our fellow E-Club of One World Rotarians.  Although not all members in our E-Club are engaged, Workplace is becoming popular with more Rotary E-Clubs around the world as a way to get connected and do good in the world through Rotary.
 
We first learned about Workplace from the Rotary E-Club of Innovation (formerly East Anglia) in the UK.  Our friend and fellow E-Rotarian and member of the E-Club of Innovation , Martin Brocklebank, recently presented a New Workplace tutorial on Zoom for members of the soon-to-be chartered Rotary E-Club of Social Impact based in Australia.
 
I was unable to attend the Zoom meeting Martin’s demonstration on “The New Workplace Experience” coming to Workplace in July, but Martin sent me the link to his recording to share some of the features he demonstrated.  Martin shows many of the powerful tools available in Workplace and how his E-Club uses them.  He also shares the philosophy of his E-Club and discusses some of the challenges that face all Rotary E-Clubs.  Martin and I are going to set up a Workplace Group to connect our clubs.
 
Martin not only demonstrates the new look and features coming to Workplace, but how Rotary E-Clubs are making a difference in the Rotary world.
 
Rotary E-Clubs are really putting the “International” in Rotary International!
 Program: E-Club Workplace Seminar Michael Henstra 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on May 03, 2019
The King of Butterflies – The Monarch Butterfly
 
 
 
 
Monarch butterflies are the most beautiful of all butterflies, some say, and are considered the "king" of the butterflies, hence the name "monarch". There are lots of very cool things to learn about the monarch butterfly and we'll try to get through most of them here.
 
 
 
 
The Life Cycle(s) of a Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterflies go through four stages during one life cycle, and through four generations in one year. It's a little confusing but keep reading and you will understand. The four stages of the monarch butterfly life cycle are the egg, the larvae (caterpillar), the pupa (chrysalis), and the adult butterfly. The four generations are actually four different butterflies going through these four stages during one year until it is time to start over again with stage one and generation one.
 
Program: Butterflies Without Borders Michael Henstra 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on May 03, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 
Click on  the  image  above. . .    
 
President's Message - 5-3-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 5-3-19 Amina Sammo 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 26, 2019
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
 
 
 
Karima Bennoune is a professor of international law at the University of California-Davis School of Law. She grew up in Algeria and the United States and now lives in northern California.
 
The topic of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here is a very personal one for her. Mahfoud Bennoune, her father, was an outspoken professor at the University of Algiers who faced death threats during the 1990s, but continued speaking out against fundamentalism and terrorism. In writing this book, Karima set out to meet people who are today doing what her father did back then, to try to garner for them greater international support than Algerian democrats received during the 1990s.
 
She graduated from a joint program in law and Middle Eastern and North African studies at the University of Michigan, earning a J.D. cum laude from the law school and an M.A. from the Rackham Graduate School, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies.
 
In 1995, she served as a Center for Women's Global Leadership delegate to the NGO Forum at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing where she provided legal advice to the Tribunal for Global Accountability for Violations of Women's Human Rights. From 1995 until 1999 she was based in London as a legal adviser at Amnesty International.
 
Program: Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Michael Henstra 2019-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 26, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 President's Message - 4-26-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-26 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 4-26-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 19, 2019
How to turn a group of strangers into a team
by Amy Edmondson - Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management
 
 
 
 
Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.
 
Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and was honored with the Talent Award in 2017.  She studies teaming, psychological safety, and leadership, and her articles have been published numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and California Management Review. Her books - Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012), Teaming to Innovate (Jossey-Bass, 2013) and Extreme Teaming (Emerald, 2017) - explore teamwork in dynamic organizational environments. In Building the future: Big teaming for audacious innovation (Berrett-Koehler, 2016), she examines the challenges and opportunities of teaming across industries to build smart cities. Her new book,The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (Wiley, 2018), offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy.
 
Program: How to turn a group of strangers into a team Michael Henstra 2019-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 19, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
President's Message - 4-19-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 4-19-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 12, 2019
RID Jeffery Cadorette on "Shaping Rotary's Future"
 
On 27 March 2019 I had the opportunity to attend the Zoom meeting of the Rotary E-Club of Innovation at which Rotary International Director Jeffry Cadorette was the guest speaker.  Jeff gave a compelling presentation on shaping Rotary's future.  Rotary E-Clubs will be a significant part of that future.
 
 
 
Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Director (RID 2018-20) retired from healthcare in 1999 after a 25-year career as a physical therapist. He had been President and CEO of Physical Therapy Associates of Delaware County in Pennsylvania until merging his practice with Riddle Memorial Hospital to form the Riddle Rehabilitation Institute and Riddle Sports Medicine. He now serves as Associate Broker and Executive Vice President at Media Real Estate Company where he is active in all phases of commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation and new project development.
 
A Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Media, PA since 1977, Jeff served as Governor of District 7450 in 1998-1999.  In September of 2016 he was the selection of the Zones 24/32 Nominating Committee for Director to serve on the Rotary International Board of Directors in 2018-2020.
 
 Program: RID Jeffery Cadorette on Shaping Rotary's Future Michael Henstra 2019-04-12 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 Announcements - 4-12-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 12, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
President's Message - 4-12-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Apr 05, 2019
How nationalism and globalism can coexist
by Wanis Kabbaj
 
UPS's Wanis Kabbaj seeks new ways of understanding the growing complexity of our
congested cities and globalized world.
 
 
When you spend a decade working as an international marketer for UPS, with its massivetransportation network, its 454,000 employees, its 567 aircraft, its 119,000 trucksand vehicles, its 20 million packages delivered every day across 220 countries andterritories, you get to see the world through a very interesting window. You see the considerable value of its interconnectedness. You develop an instinctive mistrust forsimplistic solutions and ideas and you start embracing complexity and unorthodox waysto think it and tame it.
 
Program: How nationalism and globalism can coexist Michael Henstra 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 05, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
President's Message - 4-5-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 3-29-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 29, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 
All too soon, the Water and Sanitation Month of March is coming to an end. We just couldn’t have ended it without highlighting the good works of Rotarians in Ghana and the work in helping to solve problems that impacts hugely on deprived communities. For over 20 years, Michael Anyekase has crisscrossed Ghana drilling boreholes and installing hand pumps on wells to provide clean water. Water for drinking, washing, and flushing toilets.
 
"There is nothing more satisfying than when fresh water comes out of the well and the children shout, 'Hey, water! Water!'" says Anyekase, who works for Water in Africa, a nongovernmental organization (NGO).
In partnership with Rotary members from across the globe, Anyekase's dedication has helped eradicate Guinea worm disease and lessen the cases of dysentery, diarrhea, and other common diseases associated with dirty water. In fact, Rotary has provided more sources of drinking water in Ghana than any other NGO, Anyekase says.
 
Many water projects in Ghana are being carried out as part of the Rotary International/USAID H2O Collaboration. The effort is providing more than 100 villages with clean water through installation of boreholes with hand pumps, along with sanitation facilities and hygiene training.
 
According to a review of the partnership by Aguaconsult, an independent contractor, more than 85 percent of Ghanaians now have access to clean water, surpassing the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of 78 percent by 2015.
 
President's Message - 3-29-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 29, 2019
Why Climate Change Is Rotary's Business
(AND WHAT ROTARIANS ARE ALREADY DOING ABOUT IT)
from the April 2019 issue of The Rotarian
 
 
 
Rotarians understand that the whole world is their backyard. They can see the effects of climate change in communities they care about, and they haven't waited to take action. They're tackling the problem the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy - and planning for the future.
 
 
Program: Why Climate Change Is Rotary’s Business Michael Henstra 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wade Nomura on Mar 22, 2019

Water Project in Tototlan, Jalisco, Mexico from "Rotary Serving Our Community" hosted by D5240 PDG and OWR Honorary Member, Wade Nomura.
 
        WADE NOMURA
 
Wade was born in Santa Barbara, California and is a third generation Japanese-American (his family was interned in Poston Arizona during WWII). Professionally, Wade is the president of Nomura/Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc., having started the company nearly 40 years ago and has been awarded multiple beautification awards in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Goleta.
 
Wade is the President of the Japanese American Citizens League, Santa Barbara chapter. He was inducted into the Japanese American National Museum “Hall of Fame” during a special tribute to Japanese American Athletes for the 2001 “More Than A Game” exhibit for his accomplishments in the sport of BMX as a multiple National Champion and racing a bike that he designed and manufactured. The Nomura Racing bike has since become an icon among the avid BMX collectors.
 
Wade joined Rotary with his wife Roxanne, in 2002 and has been on 34 international projects missions for Rotary, including a polio mission to India, where he has a special passion, having had polio as a child. Wade served as Rotary District Governor in 2011-2012, and was the first Japanese American governor in that district’s 89 year history.
 
Program: Mexico Water Project Wade Nomura 2019-03-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 22, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
In Rotary, March is Water and Sanitation Month.
 
Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.
 
While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Members start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.
 
In other news, Rotary International President-elect visits local conference in Effingham by Kaitlin Cordes
 
 
Left: Rotary International President-elect Mark Maloney
 
 
Below: Members of the Land of Lincoln Rotary listen to a presentation from Rotary International President-elect Mark Maloney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After losing a record number of members last year, the incoming Rotary International president wants the organization to get back to its roots of making connections.  Rotary International President-elect Mark Maloney stopped in Effingham Sunday to speak at the Sunrise and Noon Rotary President-Elect Training Seminar.
 
President's Message - 3-22-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-22 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 3-22-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Janzen on Mar 15, 2019
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The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) was formed in 2007 by a group of Rotarians, recognized by Rotary International, and focused on WASH projects. Since then it has facilitated many hundreds of projects – helping clubs find partners, ensuring sustainability, stressing the importance of a needs-driven approach, and developing best practices. We encourage a holistic, integrated approach in which water is not the end but, is rather the means to a better life and livelihood in the community. Most importantly, WASRAG links water and sanitation to improved hygiene, better health, and empowerment of the community – especially women, irrigation and agriculture, education and literacy and, ultimately, child mortality.
 
Calling all Rotarians
As a Rotarian Action Group (RAG), WASRAG invites Rotarians from around the world to join them and engage in the battle to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all.  Any Rotarian interested in supporting WASRAG can Get Involved with our activities and be Linked to global WASH assistance efforts.
 
 
Program: Water & Sanitation Bernie Janzen 2019-03-15 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 3-15-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 15, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Our Rotary Foundation Contributions
This is a report submitted by Our RF Director.
 
Here's an update as of January 31st, 2019 on our club's TRF contributions so far in RY 2018-2019: With 55 active members in January, our average per capita Annual Fund giving stood at $64.23. Our goal for the year is $5,000 and in total our contributions so far are $3,523.88 (71% of the goal).
 
Annual fund giving is important because it is used to calculate our share of District Designated Funds (DDF) that will be available to the club for projects 3 years from now. DDF make possible such worth projects as the Belize Fire Truck project planned for RY 2019-2020.
 
We will likely meet our AF giving goal when our club makes its contribution to the AF in April. But the more we give as individuals, the better as it will translate down the road into increased ability to take on our own projects and support those of other clubs.
 
In addition to our AF contributions, club members gave to Polio Plus and Other Funds earmarked for specific global grants or Areas of Focus. These contributions totaled a whopping $15,819. Unlike AF giving, these are not used to calculate DDF.
 
We currently have 65 members and many members - new and old - have not yet made a contribution in RY2018/2019. I will be sending out an email to those who have not to encourage them to do so.
Contributions to TRF are what make Rotary's world changing projects possible.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 
President's Message - 3-15-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dawn O'Bar on Mar 08, 2019
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They are sometimes referred to as Gen. Z (short for Generation Z),  the Digital Natives or Navigators, Post Millennials, or the iGen.
 
 
 
 
Randstad Canada describes Generation Z as those born between 1995–2014.[27] Australia's McCrindle Research Centre defines Generation Z as those born between 1995–2009, starting with a recorded rise in birth rates, and fitting their newer definition of a generational span with a maximum of 15 years.  A 2014 report from Sparks and Honey[30] and 2018 research from pscyhologist Jean Twenge[31] describe Generation Z as those born in 1995 or later. In Japan, generations are defined by a ten-year span with "Neo-Digital natives" beginning after 1996.
 
Currently there are over 74 million Americans or 24% of the U.S. population that have their birth years between 1995 and 2012.  That’s one in four of us Americans. What they are called is not as important as their characteristics and how they describe themselves.   So let’s try to understand this generation.   After all, we hope they will be future Rotarians.
 
Program: Have Smart Phones destroyed a generation? Dawn O'Bar 2019-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 08, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Hurrayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!
Today is International Women Day
Celebrating International Women's' Day Thank you to all our female professionals, colleagues, members, sisters, wives, mothers, daughters, students, etc for making the world a better place, in every way. Every day is yours, not just on the international women's day! Keep on keeping on and Rise Up Ladies.  (Click on the image above to learn more about the History of Women in Rotary.)
 
Today is Friday, 8th March, 2019. A day set aside to celebrate women. A day set aside to acknowledge the presence of women in the world. A day set aside to showcase the contribution of women to the total growth of the world and also a day set aside to showcase the abuses women go through daily in the hand of men and especially in the name of cultures and customs. Here in Rotary, International Women’s Day is set aside to celebrate women and their social, economic, political and cultural achievements around the world. This year’s campaign asks individuals especially women to be bold for change with a Hashtag “#BeBoldForChange” in working for a more gender inclusive world.
 
Past RI President Ian H.S. Riseley called upon Rotary clubs to seek more diversity in their membership, including improving the gender balance. In his address to Rotary’s annual leadership training event in January, Riseley noted that 103 of the incoming 539 district governors are women. These are “leaders who will help Rotary connect with, and represent, and better service, all the members of all our communities,” says Riseley.
 
Back home in the Rotary E-Club of One World we currently have 31 females making 44% of the total active and honorary members of 70 who are doing wonders all around the world and with the able support of our male counterparts. Kudos to all the wonderful women in Rotary E-Club of One World. You make us proud, you make Rotary proud and you make the world proud.
 
Back here in Ghana, the Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development, Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (PHD) set the pace for gender equity and social inclusion during the celebration of International Women Day by Launching the National Forum on Gender Equity and Social Inclusion under the Theme – Leading change through Gender Advocacy: A platform for women empowerment in our Inner-City and Zongo Communities.  This forum is to be replicated to reach as many women as possible in our deprived communities which incidentally also harbor high record number of cases of gender abuse.
 
At the Launch, the Hon. Minister stressed the need for women empowerment as the catalyst that will break the chain of continues abuse and harassment of women in our society. He insisted that an empowered woman is a great asset to society as empowered women empower their children hence bringing up empowered future leaders. And that the time to act is now when women empowerment is discussed.
 
Upper Picture: Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (PHD) at the Launch of the program
Lower Picture: A group picture with some of the participants at the launch of the program
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
And to all our women, “#BeBoldForChange!”
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 
 President's Message - 3-8-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-08 08:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 3-8-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernadine Janzen & Rob Miller on Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 3-1-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 01, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF GHANA SINCE INDEPENDENCE
ON WEDNESDAY, 6TH MARCH, 1957
 
 
Ghana Flag
 
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Ghana, my motherland will be celebrating its 62nd Independence Day from the British. Join the Ghana team made up of OWR members Richard Nii Commey Otoo, Seth Kwame Acheampong, Larry Aikins, Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman and my good self-Amina Sammo to celebrate this important milestone in our country. God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong.
 
President's Message - 3-1-19 Amina Sammo 2019-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Feb 22, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Rotary Club of Accra Labone embarks on
tree planting in schools
Photo credit: Graphic Online
 
Current Rotary news from Ghana, District 9110 indicates that the Rotary Club of Accra Labone over the weekend planted about 200 seedlings in a number of public basic schools in the Labone enclave.

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 2-22-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Feb 15, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Still in February, The month of Love. Happy Valentine's Day to all and sundry. 14th of February each year is specifically and specially marked in Ghana as the Chocolate day. It is a day set aside not only to celebrate celebrate love, the act of Sharing and the beauty of togetherness but also to celebrate the Ghana's major agriculture export commodity Cocoa. Cocoa has been Ghana's greatest export commodity for ages and the day has been specially set aside to encourage Ghanaians to consume chocolate which is made from the Cocoa plant and share chocolate products among family and friends in the spirit of Love.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 2-15-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Feb 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Make your plans to attend!
 Program: Rotary World Peace Conference 2020 Michael Henstra 2019-02-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barbara Gaughen-Muller on Feb 08, 2019
 
by Rotary E-Club of World Peace Rotarian Barbara Gaughen-Muller with Fred Arment.
 
 
A conversation with Fred Arment who is the Founding Director of International Cities of Peace and Barbara Gaughen-Muller.  Barbara is the president of the Santa Barbara and Tri-County chapter of the United Nations Association.
 
Barbara was inspired by her late husband, Dr. Robert  Muller, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General. Barbara will be leading the effort for  Santa Barbara, California to become an International City of Peace.  Barbara predicts "we will meet our goal of 1000 cities of peace five  years early in year 2020."
Program: The Power Of Peace Barbara Gaughen-Muller 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 Announcements - 2-8-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Feb 08, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Still in February, The Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution Month where we urge each other to spread peace in the world by sharing LOVE & CARE. First from within ourselves, then in our homes with family and friends and out through the world. Peace is priceless and the absence of peace is chaotic. Let us in our own small ways ensure peace prevails in a world where conflicts and wars have resulted in starvation, deprivation and lowering of human dignity in most parts of the world especially in developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and South America.
 
As Rotarians, we have often been ready to lend a helping hand in whatever way we can to make the world a better place for all through provision of material stuff and a shoulder to cry on. We have rolled up our sleeves and have gone into the ditches just so that little child could learn to be a child again; that family will not go to bed hungry, that mother could have comfort in protecting her children; that professional could work in dignity and earn a decent living. That is why the focus on Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution could not have come earlier than now. Let us in our own small way spread peace in our little communities for the world to see. The world needs peace and Rotary needs the publicity that come with bringing peace to the world. Together, I believe we can, so we should.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
President's Message - 2-8-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nabil Bedewi on Feb 01, 2019
 
 
Believe in Belize is a non-profit with the main focus of implementing projects and providing services in the country of Belize.   We began operations on January 1st, 2018 as an unincorporated non-profit.  The goal of the organization is to provide a place for individuals and organizations who share a common interest in helping with the development of the country of Belize.
 
 Program: Believe in Belize Nabil Bedewi 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 2-1-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Feb 01, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 
All too soon the New Year fever is waning and we are in February, 2019. February is a very special month in the Rotary International calendar. It is designated as Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, but used to be the World Understanding Month. The month of February also includes the anniversary of the first ever meeting of Rotary, held on February 23, 1905 and now designated as the World Understanding and Peace Day.
 
The Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution Month is a chance for every club to pause, plan and promote the Fourth Avenue of Service which is Rotary’s continued quest for goodwill, peace and understanding among people of the world. 
 
Many clubs, including our own and their representatives and partners, are already participating in activities that promote world understanding through humanitarian service in support of a variety of much needed international projects. 

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

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

This is the month to expand our club’s “World Understanding” as a way to embrace the broad mission of Rotary with “Be The Inspiration.”
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 President's Message - 2-1-19 Amina Sammo 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jan 25, 2019
 
2019 International Assembly - Part 2
 
Each year in January, around 530 Rotary District Governors-Elect representing 35,000 Rotary clubs and over 1.2 million Rotarians from around the world gather in San Diego, California, USA.  At this week long event they meet the Rotary International President-Elect, prepare for their year to lead their respective Rotary districts and share Rotary at the International Assembly. Rotary's annual training meeting gives 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 them and prepare them to lead their district successfully. Idea exchanges, roundtable discussions, and workshops will lead them to new ways of creating positive change.
Program: 2019 International Assembly - Part 2 Michael Henstra 2019-01-25 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jan 25, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
UN: 2 polio cases in Mozambique caused by virus from vaccine
LONDON — Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease.
 
In a report this week, the World Health Organization and partners said they had confirmed two polio cases in a 6-year-old girl and one of her contacts. Officials said isolates tested found they were infected by a virus derived from the vaccine. In rare cases, the virus in the oral polio vaccine can mutate into a form capable of causing new outbreaks.
 
Officials have missed repeated deadlines to wipe out polio and are facing numerous challenges in the remaining countries where the disease circulates. Last year there were dozens of cases elsewhere in Africa including Nigeria, Congo and Somalia.
 
YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images File picture of a boy receiving polio vaccination.
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
President's Message - 1-25-19 Amina Sammo 2019-01-25 08:00:00Z 0

Mark Your Calendar!
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World invites you to a
Special Zoom Meeting
 
Topic:  Believe in Belize by OWR Member Dr. Nabil Bedewi
Date/Time: Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 9:00 AM PST
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7603795240
 
Believe in Belize is a non-profit with the main focus of implementing projects and providing services in the country of Belize.  The goal of the organization is to provide a place for individuals and organizations who share a common interest in helping with the development of the country of Belize.

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 1-25-19 Amina Sammo 2019-01-25 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jan 18, 2019
 
RI President-Elect Mark Maloney announces his his theme for 2019-2020
at the
2019 International Assembly
 
 
 
 
The 2019 International Assembly, 13-19 January, is held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California, USA. This training meeting prepares district governors-elect for their role as governor, introduces our organization’s priorities for the coming year, and provides ample opportunities to network with fellow governors-elect from around the world.  The International Assembly also features an engaging and informative program for governor-elect partners, designed to appeal to their diverse interests and experiences.  In 2019 the International Assembly will also be joined by a select group of Rotaractors who will participate in the governor-elect sessions on Thursday and Friday of the assembly.
 
 
 
 
Program: 2019 International Assembly - Part 1 Michael Henstra 2019-01-18 08:00:00Z 0

Mark Your Calendar!
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World invites you to a
Special Zoom Meeting
 
Topic:  Believe in Belize by OWR Member Dr. Nabil Bedewi
Date/Time: Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 9:00 AM PST
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7603795240
 
Believe in Belize is a non-profit with the main focus of implementing projects and providing services in the country of Belize.  The goal of the organization is to provide a place for individuals and organizations who share a common interest in helping with the development of the country of Belize.

The redesigned Learning Center offers a whole new learning experience
(A My Rotary account required.  If you don't have one, click on "Create Account.")

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 Announcements - 1-18-19 Amina Sammo 2019-01-18 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jan 18, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
We wish you a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
President's Message - 1-18-18 Amina Sammo 2019-01-18 08:00:00Z 0

Mark Your Calendar!
 
The Rotary E-Club of One World invites you to a
Special Zoom Meeting
 
Topic:  Believe in Belize by OWR Member Dr. Nabil Bedewi
Date/Time: Saturday, 26 January 2019 @ 9:00 AM PST
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7603795240
 
Believe in Belize is a non-profit with the main focus of implementing projects and providing services in the country of Belize.  The goal of the organization is to provide a place for individuals and organizations who share a common interest in helping with the development of the country of Belize.

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 1-11-18 Amina Sammo 2019-01-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ken Meyer on Jan 11, 2019
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This week features Part 2 of the video story on Vocational Service by PRIP Rajendra K. Saboo from the Rotary Club of Chandigarh.  Part 1 is also included in case you missed it.  (See links in "Avenues of Service" that were not active in last week's e-Bulletin).
 
As the Vocational Service Director for Rotary E-Club of One World, I welcome the opportunity given me by our Club President, Amina Sammo, to highlight the place that vocational service fits in Rotary in the month that Rotary International has designated as Vocational Service Month.
 
One need look no further than the guiding principles of Rotary and the Rotarian Code of Conduct to find the strong place Vocational Service plays in Rotary.  I have bolded below in those principles and code the language which I think often times come into play as we work and serve in our individual vocational pursuits.
 
Program: January is Vocational Service Month - Part 2 Ken Meyer 2019-01-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jan 11, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
We wish you a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
All too soon 2018 have come to an end and thus the beginning of 2019 is staring us in the face. We are looking forward to the Vocational Service Committee made up of Kenneth Meyer, Claude Dorais, Celeste Newcomb, Lewis Munday, Wayne Snyder and Ashley Lerone Bayley to do us the honors with meeting content for the month of January, 2019
 
President's Message - 1-11-18 Amina Sammo 2019-01-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ken Meyer on Jan 04, 2019
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As the Vocational Service Director for Rotary E-Club of One World, I welcome the opportunity given me by our Club President, Amina Sammo, to highlight the place that vocational service fits in Rotary in the month that Rotary International has designated as Vocational Service Month.
 
One need look no further than the guiding principles of Rotary and the Rotarian Code of Conduct to find the strong place Vocational Service plays in Rotary.  I have bolded below in those principles and code the language which I think often times come into play as we work and serve in our individual vocational pursuits.
 
Program: January is Vocational Service Month Ken Meyer 2019-01-04 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Jan 04, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 - 1-4-18 Amina Sammo 2019-01-04 08:00:00Z 0

January Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Carol Mathews (Jan 12).

Spouse Birthdays
Jayashree Ranade, Spouse of Suresh - Jan 18.
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Jacob Kahemele and Theodora - Jan 03, 4 years.

Rotary Anniversaries
Jeremy Moreno (6 years), Paul Chappell (1 year), Robert Rosenberg (1 year) and Roberto León (9 years).
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 1-4-18 Amina Sammo 2019-01-04 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carol Metzker on Nov 30, 2018
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At the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia, a few founding Board members of the Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery-RAGAS (then called RAG Against Child Slavery) gave the first presentation about human trafficking/modern slavery at an international convention. With the opportunity to reach Rotarians all over the world, during my presentation I asked for help with a special project: to free an entire village in India from debt bondage slavery.
 
Although there are many forms of modern slavery--what the U.S. calls human trafficking--and it exists in every nation of the world, this project was special because of its holistic, sustainable solution.
 
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
This is the last meeting of 2018!  Look for our next meeting on 4 January 2019!
 
Best wishes to all our members celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries in December as noted in announcements below.  Please share any holiday celebrations with us on Workplace.
 
Many thanks to all for BEing THE INSPIRATION during this first half of the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a very. . .
 
 
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 - 11-30-18 Amina Sammo 2018-11-30 08:00:00Z 0

December Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Thoko Mkwanazi (Dec 06), Cliff Williams (Dec 06), Curtis Mathews (Dec 10), Ken Meyer (Dec 14), Michael Henstra (Dec 17), Kwame Acheampong (Dec 18), J.T. Turner (Dec 26) and President Amina Sammo (Dec 29).

Spouse Birthdays
Kareen Bedewi - Dec 03 (Spouse of Nabil) and Cathy Mukalazi - Dec 08 (Spouse of Godfrey).

Rotary Anniversaries
Amanda Richards (25 years), Richard “One Dollar” Otoo (7 years), Jacob Kahemele (Honorary-5 years) and PDG Elizabeth Cytra (22 years).
 
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

Announcements - 11-30-18 Amina Sammo 2018-11-30 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dawn O'Bar on Nov 23, 2018
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I met Lisa Imel at an educational conference in Los Angeles, California in 2016.  She was an educational consultant for the mission driven, academic publishing company, Academic Innovations.  We hit it off right away and talked about her home in Cleveland, Ohio (I also have family in Ohio).   I learned that she was previously a school principal.
 
I was immediately drawn to her ideas about how the Get Focused, Stay Focused curriculum could be used worldwide and soon shared with her my Rotary E-Club of One World involvement.  Lisa likes to get people to think out of the box and the following presentation called, Change the World Through Education, is no exception.  She says,  “If we can help students  become intrinsically motivated with a well crafted 10 year plan for their lives, they will be economically self sufficient adults.  In addition, we can help them see that they also need to give back and be of service to others.”   She puts her ideas into action and the Rotary Project she describes in Cleveland can be replicated anywhere.  In fact, Lisa is working with schools in Florida and Michigan.  There are also benefits to the Rotary clubs.  It is not just a one way street of Rotary giving.  This will be seen through her program.  As a result of our conversations over the past few years, Lisa joined the Rotary Club of Cleveland.  They are lucky to have her involvement.   She’s an outstanding leader and puts her heart into everything she does.
 
Program: Change the World Through Education Dawn O'Bar 2018-11-23 08:00:00Z 0
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
It is with great pleasure this week that we welcome two of our newest members from Guyana, South America sponsored by Past President Amanda Richards.  Please welcome Analese Sancia Roman-Benn and Ashley Lerone Bayley.
 
   Analese Roman-Benn
 
 
Analese lives in Linden, Guyana, South America and her profession is a Nutritionist.   She has been a Rotaractor (Rotaract Club of Linden, District 7030) since 2012 and throughout those years she has been able to give of her time and energies to help make her community better.  The fellowship and camaraderie she developed has made her a better person both personally and professionally.  Looking up to the Rotarians who have been a part of her charter club (Rotary Club of Demerara, District 7030) has caused her to be very eager to become a Rotarian.

Analese is married and her hobbies include volunteerism, reading, social interaction and listening to music. 
 
 
   Ashley Bayley
 
Ashley Bayley is the Finance / Admin Manager at "King's Liquor Guyana Inc." in Georgetown, Guyana, South America.  He has a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Management and Graduate Certificate in Management from the Australian Institute of Business.  He also has a Diploma in Computerize Accountancy and an Associate Degree in Computer Studies.

Ashley is currently a member of the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central (8 years), past member of the Interact Club of Christ Church (2 years) and past Lead Assistant District Rotaract Representative D7020. He is presently serving as the Treasurer of the Demerara Volleyball Association and Castrol Strikers Volleyball Club.

Ashley is single and enjoys traveling, reading, and socializing.
 
Welcome Analese and Ashley!
 
I also wish to express my profound appreciation to the Board of this great Rotary club for holding down the fort whilst I took some days off due to pressing health and family issues.
 
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 - 11-23-18 Amina Sammo 2018-11-23 08:00:00Z 0
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

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.

Announcements - 11-16-18 Amina Sammo 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
Posted by Susan Weaver on Oct 19, 2018
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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
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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.
Announcements - 10-19-18 Amina Sammo 2018-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
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
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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.
Announcements - 10-5-18 Amina Sammo 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
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
Posted by Amina Sammo on Sep 21, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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!
 
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