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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 

 
 
Announcements - 9-6-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by G van Rij on Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-30-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Aug 30, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members!
 
It is so nice to keep seeing your posts on workplace, both related to Rotary and also related to your everyday lives. I mostly love seeing photos of you and the places you live or visit. Please keep the communication lines flowing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-23-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 23, 2019
 
The Power Of Peace - Leslie Clarke Interview
 
Another conversation from the Power of Peace series by Barbara Gaughen-Muller’s Revolutionary Conversations Barbara is a member of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace D5330.
 
Leslie was featured in a previous program, Rotary in Niger, posted by PP Susan Weaver in February 2017.  Here's what Susan had to say about Leslie.
 
    Leslie in Niger
 
"Let me introduce you to Leslie Clark, who is among the most adventurous people I have had the pleasure to know.  An honorary member of the Rotary Club of Ojai, Leslie is the force behind The Nomad Foundation.  

The story of the Nomad Foundation begins with Leslie’s reading the book 'The Nomads of Niger' by Carol van Beckwith.  Fascinated, Leslie packed her bags and set off to see Niger and to get to know the nomads for herself undeterred by the fact that the country was in a state of rebellion."
 
Program: The Power Of Peace-Leslie Clarke Interview Michael Henstra 2019-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Aug 16, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members!
 
It is very nice to be back after the holidays and fall back to regular routine. No vacation is ever long enough, but it sure did provide a refreshing break. I hope you have all had the chance to enjoy summer as much as I did.

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

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

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

See you soon again in one of our one-on-one meetings!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 8-16-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 16, 2019
 
Trajectory - Rotary’s membership crisis (in Australia)
by Mark Huddleston
 
Although Mark's presentation focuses on Australia, the principles apply to Rotary around the world.  Please share your thoughts and ideas in the "Comments Area" at the bottom of this page.
 
 
 
I am delighted to release "Trajectory", which is part 1 of a 2 part membership presentation.
 
Both videos are designed to use at seminars or as a replacement for a guest speaker at a club meeting, to get your fellow members looking at our membership challenges from a different perspective.
 
A huge thank you to Rotarian Martin McGrevy who filmed and produced these videos. Martin is a true professional, and it only as a result of his passion and energy after seeing me speak at a membership symposium in Kurri Kurri earlier this year (the visit where my luggage failed to arrive) in Rotary District 9670 that convinced me to record these presentations at a subsequent visit to the district. Thanks also to DG Graeme Hooper and Sue for inviting me back and hosting me and sitting up late to have this filmed in their lovely home.
 
I hope some of you can put this to good use and will release part 2 in September.”
 
Your fellow Rotarian,
 
Mark
 
Program: Trajectory - Rotary's membership crisis Michael Henstra 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-16-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 09, 2019
 
Another conversation from the Power of Peace series by Barbara Gaughen-Muller’s Revolutionary Conversations.  Both Barbara and Rudy are members of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace D5330.
 
 
    PDG D5330 Rudy Westervelt
 
 
Join us on January 17 & 18, 2020 at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California, USA for the Rotary World Peace Conference 2020.

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

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


Visit peaceconference2020.org for more information and to register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-9-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Aug 02, 2019
 
Meet Our President Özlem Koçanaogullari
 
 
Özlem Koçanaogullari was born in 1976 in Izmir, Turkey. She currently lives in Izmir Turkey. Özlem is a former exchange student with AFS Intercultural Programs. She attended one year of education ('94-'95) at Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, OH, USA. She is a licensed lawyer and practicing attorney at law in Turkey with a supplementary license to register trademarks. She has also completed an LLM program on Law of Economics.
 
She has started her own legal practice in November 2005 and she is currently teaching Intellectual Property Law at Dokuz Eylul University Fine Arts Faculty. Özlem regards volunteer work and non-profit organizations as one of the most important part of her life. She was a member of Karsiyaka Rotaract Club (District 2440) between the years 2004 and 2009, then a member of Karsiyaka Rotary Club (District 2440) between December 2010 and June 2013. She was the president of her Rotaract club for the term 2008-2009 and she was the treasurer for Karsiyaka Rotary Club in 2012-013. She has also attended two Rotary Friendship Exchange trips and hosted many Rotarians / Rotaractors through various programs. She was also committee member for RI District 2440 for two terms. She is also a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Turkey; for 2014 she has the duty of General Legal Counsel. She also volunteers for AFS Intercultural Programs and Turkish Red Crescent. Özlem enjoys tennis, skiing, step and aerobics, traveling in general, movies with special effects, detective tv shows and occasional wine-tasting.
 
 
Program: Meet Our President Özlem Michael Henstra 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 

 
 
Announcements - 8-2-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Aug 02, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members!
 
For most of us around the world, we are having a very hot and humid summer season. It has its charms, but also its difficulties. The best part of summer is enjoying the sun, the beach and the ocean. Why not help the environment and do a Rotary project in the interim!
 
Our member Osbert James posted a video that was very much to the point to our workplace platform on July 29th, 2019. The video showed the Rotarians uniting in Amsterdam to end plastic soup, where they fished out plastic waste from the canal using fishnets. Not only did they clean the canal but they managed to raise awareness to keep the environment clean. You can find the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXO6scZ0ox0&feature=youtu.be
 
Similarly, another project was conducted in the sunny beaches of Cesme Izmir Turkey recently. For this project Rotarians came together, and also with the Mayor of Cesme working personally (the gentleman in turquoise shorts), they cleaned the garbage that was left behind from the visitors of the Cesme beach. You can tell by the pictures that while working, they really enjoyed the sun, the breeze and the sea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President's Message - 8-2-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 26, 2019
 
The Power Of Peace - Peacehenge
by Rotary E-Club of World Peace Rotarian Barbara Gaughen-Muller with OWR Member J.T. Turner
 
 
 
A conversation with OWR Member J.T. Turner who is the Founding Director of Peacehenge and Barbara Gaughen-Muller.  Barbara is the president of the Santa Barbara and Tri-County chapter of the United Nations Association.
 
Barbara was inspired by her late husband, Dr. Robert  Muller, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General. Barbara will be leading the effort for Santa Barbara, California to become an International City of Peace.  Barbara predicts "we will meet our goal of 1000 cities of peace five  years early in year 2020."
 
Program: The Power Of Peace - Peacehenge Michael Henstra 2019-07-26 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 

 
 
Announcements - 7-26-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 19, 2019
 
Jennifer Jones - End Polio Now
 

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor

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

 

 
 
Announcements - 7-19-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Jul 19, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow Members of OWR,
 
While we start a new Rotary year and we have new members that join us, I want to remind all of us the importance of taking part in our buddy club activities.
 
Buddy clubs are the Rotary clubs in your local community area, to whose meetings and activities you can attend. You can take part in the community service projects of such clubs no different than as if you were in fact a member of their own club. This helps to serve in more than a few ways:
 
  • This will increase your sense of belonging to the Rotary community. We all understand the challenges of being a member of an e-club. But attending physical meetings will increase sense of fellowship and help strengthen our ties.
  • You being present at a buddy club meeting will promote One World Rotary E-Club and help us recruit more members. Obviously there will be questions about our club. They will need more information. You can respond to them and also invite them to explore www.oneworldrotary.org.  Please be sure to remind them that they can always make up there for attendance by visiting our webpage and registering to the meetings.
  • By attending meetings of your buddy club, you can help us find new community service projects, partners for future collaborations, you can even help us pair up for grants. You can also see a program that can be used for our club meetings as well.
I hope you get to enjoy and cherish Rotary while serving, not only with our club members online but with the Rotarians of your local clubs through activities of the buddy clubs.  After all, Rotary Connects the World in more ways than one can imagine!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
President's Message - 7-19-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Henstra on Jul 12, 2019
 
Our 2019-2020 President
 
 
Mark Daniel Maloney
 
I love to travel! I even enjoy the mundane process of getting from here to there. But last year, my wife, Gay, and I had one of those experiences that would strain the optimism of even the most cheerful traveler. We found ourselves with six hours to wait, at an airport where we were not scheduled to be, on a day we had not planned still to be traveling, having woken up that morning at a hotel unknown to us the night before. It was one of those days.
 
As we waited at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Gay and I took a walk to people watch. We went from one end of the terminal to the other and back, looking at every gate, every destination, every group of people waiting for their flights.
 Program: Our 2019-2020 President Michael Henstra 2019-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
 
Program: Witness: A School4Freedom Carol Metzker 2018-11-30 08:00:00Z 0
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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
Posted by Amina Sammo on Nov 23, 2018
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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 Nabil Bedewi for inviting Will to Speak to us.  Since his presentation, Will has submitted his application to join the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
StreetCents is a think-tank that focuses on addressing the challenges of marginalized or lower income communities by offering different perspectives and solutions than those traditionally applied.
 
Be it a building or an issue, constructs can look completely different depending on one’s point of view; only when viewed by multiple sides can an object be definitively identified and – in the case of a challenge – corrected.
 
StreetCents Corporation is a non-profit organization which applies proven tactics, quantifiable data, logical actions, and blunt honesty to resolve issues impacting afflicted communities.
 
Our program invites accomplished individuals, helming from similar socio-economic backgrounds as our audience, to share their real-life personal and professional challenges which they overcame, as well as the positive experiences that empowered them, to achieve financial stability. More than just speaking engagements, StreetCents' goal is to establish long-term relationships and mentorships with the communities it serves.
 
Rather it be the curly-haired individual living in public housing or the straight- haired person struggling in the trailer park, StreetCents focuses on the commonalities that strengthens communities - such as income, drives, and concerns - not the differences that can divide - like color, status, or culture.
 
Program: StreetCents Michael Henstra 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Sep 28, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
This week I am pleased to welcome our newest member, Patricia "Pat" Fisher from Keizer, Oregon, to the Rotary E-Club of One World.
 
Pat grew up in Walnut Creek, California, a descendant of a California pioneer family.  After a year at UC Berkeley, she moved to Oregon and earned a BS degree in Geography at Oregon State University.  Her working career began with seasonal jobs in botany, horticulture and forestry.  She then spent five years with Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), nine years with Idaho Transportation Department, and 18 more years with ODOT.  In the earlier years, she was a highway surveyor, environmental project coordinator, stormwater program manager, and metric system specialist.  From 1998 until her retirement in 2016, she was program manager for several grant programs, primarily for pedestrian, bicycle and scenic/tourism related transportation projects.
 
Pat enjoys many kinds of outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, skiing, and kayaking.  She also enjoys bowling, singing, playing the ukulele, and working in her garden.  Since retirement, she volunteers as a teacher of Science and ESL/English.  She has been involved with Rotary since her husband became a member in 2011.  Together, they have traveled to Guatemala for a Project Tour, and participated as hosts or team members in Friendship Exchange with Croatia, Argentina, Thailand, and Brazil.
 
Pat lives in Keizer, Oregon USA with her husband Chuck Fisher, and their dog, Milo. She is especially interested in the international friendships, partnerships and service opportunities that Rotary offers.
 
Welcome Pat!
 
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
 
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 
President's Message - 9-28-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 

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

 

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

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

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

    Meeting ID: 760 379 5240

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 

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

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 

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

Summary of new viruses:
  • Afghanistan- 2 new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo- circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 detected in the stool samples of two healthy contacts of two different negative AFP cases.
  • Nigeria- 1 new case of cVDPV2 positive environmental samples.
  • Somalia- 1 new case of cVDPV2.
 
President's Message - 9-7-18 Amina Sammo 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2018
 
 
Although this is the last day of August, every month can serve as Membership & New Club Development Month.  If you haven't recommended a new Rotary member yet during this Rotary year, now would be a great time to get started.
 
There are many resources produced by Rotary to assist Clubs with Membership and New Club Development.  They enable Clubs to:
  • Assess your club
  • Engage current members
  • Connect with prospective members
  • Follow your membership leads
  • Make new members feel welcome
  • Develop your club
 
Program: State of Rotary Membership Michael Henstra 2018-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amina Sammo on Aug 31, 2018
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do; to which, in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
All too soon August, 2018 has come to an end and September is yet to begin. I take this opportunity to thank Viktor Cytra our Membership Chair and his team for providing this week’s program on Membership and New Club Development, even though I still expect more from the team as the year rolls by. I hope that all the remaining teams will be responsive to our call and ensure that we provide content in our respective months or any other month that they seem ready to do so. Providing content in the assigned month is preferable though.
 
In September, on the Rotary Calendar, we have Basic Education and Literacy Month.  The team, lead by PP Susan Weaver, is made up of Nabil Bedewi, Christen Franken, Marie Munday, Robert Stewart, Paolo Zucca and any other member of the club who has the call and passion for Basic Education and Literacy. We hope to fill the month with great content from your team and we believe that you will deliver more than we expect.
 
Next week is a new month and a new vision so we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
 
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
President's Message - 8-31-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-31 07:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 

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

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

Zone 25/26 10 Steps to a Stronger Rotary Club Webinar
 
Presented by D5240 PDG Jim Bell and D5240 Membership Chair Michael Boyer.  Click here for the recording.
 
Attention One World Rotary Club Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 

Become a One World Website Sponsor


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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published: 25th June, 2014
Source Name: Rotary News (History of Rotary and Rotary's Archives)
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
 
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
President's Message - 8-17-18 Amina Sammo 2018-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 10, 2018
 
     DG Sandi & President Amina at PETS
 
 
 
DG Sandi Schwartz's
Official Visit
28 July 2018 - Part 2
 
District 5240 Governor Sandi Schwartz has been a member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield East since 1994 and is the sixth D5240 Governor to come from Bakersfield East.

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

Interactors Unveil Peace Pole

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

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

The Committee responsible for meeting content for August
 
Membership and New Club Development Month Committee
1. Viktor Cytra (Membership Chair),