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President's Message - 7-12-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wish you all a healthy, happy, prosperous new Rotary year!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 Announcements - 7-12-19

Welcome New Member
Sylke Damerau!
Sylke would like to introduce herself...
I was born in Flensburg, a city in the north of Germany directly on the border to Denmark on 29th December 1961.
As a kid, I took ballet lessons and danced my first ballet evenings at the theater. After my graduation I moved to Augsburg, a city in the south of Germany close to Munich.
In Augsburg, I danced at the theater for three years. I got the offer to take over a ballet school. I did that in 1985 at the age of 24.
For almost 35 years now I have been leading the ballet school and educating children in classical ballet. Some of my students have made the leap into a professional career.
I graduated with my teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance - London.
As a supervisor and mentor, I accompanied students on their way to becoming a dance teacher in the Academy.
In order to expand my pedagogical knowledge I studied educational science at the university.
I live privately for 10 years in Hamburg with my partner and my son.
I have been a member of Rotary since 2011.  Due to my job situation and much traveling, for me at the moment only a membership in an e-club works for me. In 2016, I switched to Portugal for E-Club Porches International for that reason. In my spare time I spend a lot of time in Portugal. In the E Club Porches, I held the position of treasurer, secretary and president.

I look forward to meeting everyone soon!

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!
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 Program: Our 2019-2020 President
Our 2019-2020 President
Mark Daniel Maloney
I love to travel! I even enjoy the mundane process of getting from here to there. But last year, my wife, Gay, and I had one of those experiences that would strain the optimism of even the most cheerful traveler. We found ourselves with six hours to wait, at an airport where we were not scheduled to be, on a day we had not planned still to be traveling, having woken up that morning at a hotel unknown to us the night before. It was one of those days.
As we waited at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Gay and I took a walk to people watch. We went from one end of the terminal to the other and back, looking at every gate, every destination, every group of people waiting for their flights.
Each gate was its own island of humanity. When we walked down the center of the concourse, we were in New York, moving along with everyone in one river. But when you veered off into those seats, you left that current and landed on an island. You were already in Delhi or Paris or Tel Aviv.
As we started our walk, I thought: "All these different people, all these different countries, all in one place. This is like Rotary!" But as we walked past gate after gate, I realized something. It was not like Rotary at all. Because everyone in that river was heading for an island. And every island stayed an island. The people heading to Taipei might be talking to one another, but they were not talking to the people heading to Cairo or Lagos.
Contrast that with Rotary. Rotary allows us to connect with one another, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences. It connects us with people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us with our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.
Connection is what makes the experience of Rotary so very different from walking along that concourse at JFK Airport. In Rotary, none of us is an island. All of us are in Rotary together, whoever we are, wherever we are from, whatever language we speak or traditions we follow. We are all connected to one another — part of our communities and members not only of our clubs, but also of the global community to which we all belong.
This connection is what lies at the heart of the Rotary experience. It is what brings us to Rotary. It is why we stay. Please join your fellow Rotarians on this journey as Rotary Connects the World.
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