Program Meeting 10-31-2020 - Dominique Radanyi - Culture & Education in Benin

Posted by G van Rij on Oct 31, 2020

 

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President's Message

Ken Meyer

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

 

Dear Rotary E-Club of One World:

What an exciting time to be involved in Rotary! Around the world, Rotary clubs are doing their part to make Service Above Self a reality. In our own club, we have recognized that during the time of this worldwide pandemic the need to make sure that people are fed is greater than ever with so many people having lost jobs and income. With that in mind, our International Club Service Director, Bill Boyd, after meeting with the club service project committee, was able to direct $3,000 to the Volcanes Food Bank in Mexico, an amount that will provide 300 families with food for two months.

Here is the information provided recently by International Club Service Director Bill Boyd:

“Great news, the Volcanes Food Bank in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico District Grant in the amount of $3,000 has been approved. Funds will be transmitted to Mexico tomorrow, by our cooperating partner, the Santa Barbara/Puerto Vallarta Sister City Committee, Inc. The following email and letter detail this action.”

“Dear Bill Boyd, International services chair of Rotary E-Club of One World D5240”

Attached is an appreciation letter from Santa Barbara/Puerto Vallarta Sister City for Rotary E-Club of One World D5240 generous donation (Check received today Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020) earmarked for the Volcanes Food Bank in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that helps sister city families in crises due to the pandemic. Per Rotary E-Club District Grant request SB/PV Sister City will forward the food purchase receipts totaling the amount of the donation once Puerto Vallarta Rotarian Art Fumerton (who started the food bank) sends them to us just like he has done for all donations previously sent.

We are happy to inform, that as of today more than $14,000.00 had been raised and when this is added to the $13,000.00 already sent combined with the funds from Rotary E-Club District Grant (if approved), we anticipate the sustainability goal of the Food Bank to the end of the year will be met

hopefully by the end of this month.

As Chair of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North International Services Committee, I extend our appreciation for joining with SB/PV Sister City, Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North and Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise in support of this very important economic sustainability project. Gil Garcia - Treasurer”

Great job, Bill Boyd, and all in the club who helped see this contribution come to fruition.

And more action is coming soon. Our Club Service Project Committee is soon going to announce the award of funds for local community service projects that will take place in communities where our club members live.

Thank you everyone for making our club a vibrant club where Service Above Self is our work and passion.

Finally, it is my last opportunity in this format to remind you that the District 5240 Virtual Conference is right around the corner on November 6-8, 2020, and registration is now open. You can find more information and a registration link at http://www.rotary5240dc.com.

Here are some highlights:

  • Friday evening opening celebration: Party for Polio! Featuring Jim Messina of Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield, and Poco
  • Saturday and Sunday morning General Sessions with incredible keynote presenters.
  • Saturday Breakout Sessions – choose your own training opportunity.
  • Virtual Project Expo
  • Networking, virtual meetups, and more!
  • Only $25 for Rotarians & guests, $10 for Rotaractors, and free for Interact members or youth under age 18.

Since we do “on-line” Rotary as well as anyone in Rotary, let’s make sure we are big supporters and attendees at the District 5240 Conference that has been prepared for our enjoyment. Even if you can only attend a few sessions, the price is right, and we should all register.

 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
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Program Meeting 10-11-2020 - Language School Nohemi Romero

Posted by G van Rij on Oct 11, 2020

 

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President's Message

Ken Meyer

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

 

Dear members, visitors, and future members of Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
Thanks to everyone in the club who is stepping up and doing amazing work to grow and strengthen our club.  With the normal ebb and flow of life, and on top of that, the not normal stress of the pandemic, every club member will be at a different spot as to what they can contribute to Rotary on any given day.  Know though, that every contribution is appreciated.
 
For Rotary International (RI) this is “Economic and Community Development Month.”  At the RI website is the following statement:
 
“Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.”
 
As members of the Rotary E-Club of One World, each of us can consider what projects we can support to help people in our own communities and in communities across the world to have better paying jobs that lift people out of poverty.
 
Another RI focus for the month of October is World Polio Day on October 24th.  The Group 8 clubs of our Rotary District 5240 have organized a very special event for World Polio Day and everyone is invited. Craig Needham, an attorney in San Jose, will share his amazing and inspiring story of being raised by his mother while she was confined to an iron lung after being paralyzed from Polio. Click on this link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOmrpjIsGtecQY1o1iqPcOQiHbGA_5hH.
 
Finally, I have one more request to each of you for this October message:  Let’s all send to both Gabriella van Rij (gabriellavanreij@gmail.com) and to Ron Regier (rsregier@gmail.com) a short video of ourselves responding to the following question: “To me, Rotary is ___________.”  Our responses should be a max of five words long.  For Gabriella, send two videos, one in landscape mode, and one in upright mode (using your smartphone).  For Ron, just send one video in landscape mode.  Gabriella will compile our videos for a cool banner for our club website.  Ron will compile our videos for a cool video that will be shown at District Conference.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
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Program Meeting 9-25-2020 - Cybersecurity with Wayne

Posted by G van Rij on Sep 25, 2020

 

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President's Message

Ken Meyer

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

 

Dear members, visitors, and future members of Rotary E-Club of One World:
 

This year each and every member of our club can attend part or all of our District 5240 Conference since it is virtual. The conference is being held on November 6th, 7th, and 8th. With our experience as an e-Club that regularly meets virtually, my hope is that our club will have the highest attendance by percentage of our club members that register and participate.

Our club will have a virtual table at the District 5240 Conference so that we can get the word out about how our club operates and the advantages and fun of being able to be club members no matter where we live in the world. As many are fond of saying, e-clubs are front and center in placing the “international” in Rotary International.

And speaking of placing the “international” in Rotary International, congratulations to our new member Claudine Schooley! On September 12th, she conducted a Zoom Meeting at which there was an official adoption of a new Rotary U.S. / Ukraine Inter-Country Committee. The event was attended by 63 people. RI International was represented; Rotarians from six countries participated, including multiple district governors. While there are 300 ICC’s, this is only the 11th for the United States. Claudine is the chair for the U.S. Committee part of this new ICC.

Claudine will also have a virtual table at the District 5240 Conference related to the formation of the new Rotary U.S. / Ukraine Inter-Country Committee. (Yet, another reason to register for District Conference—so that we can support Claudine in her efforts and stop by her virtual table.)

With all that said, here is information provided by District 5240 Governor, Deb Linden, regarding District Conference (Don’t delay—Register Today!):

District Conference Registration Now Open!

Our District 5240 Virtual District Conference is November 6-8, 2020, and registration is now open. You can find more information and a registration link at http://www.rotary5240dc.com.

Here are some highlights:

• Friday evening opening celebration: Party for Polio! Featuring Jim Messina of Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield, and Poco
• Saturday and Sunday morning General Sessions with incredible keynote presenters.
• Saturday Breakout Sessions – choose your own training opportunity.
• Virtual Project Expo • Networking, virtual meetups, and more!
• Only $25 for Rotarians & guests, $10 for Rotaractors, and free for Interact members or youth under age 18.

 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
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Program Meeting 9-13-2020 - Education Disrupted

Posted by G van Rij on Sep 13, 2020

 

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President's Message

Ken Meyer

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

 

Dear members, visitors, and future members of Rotary E-Club of One World:
 

This month the theme of Rotary International is “Basic Education and Literacy.”  Many members of our club are involved in this area of focus.  I invite members to share on our Workplace site what you are doing now or have done in the recent past to promote basic education and literacy in your community.

A big thank you to our member Paul Chappell who led our discussion at our most recent fellowship assembly.  He discussed peace literacy.  He made a strong case for the need for everyone to see peace literacy as a core subject that we all learn like our mathematics and language skills.  And since our discussion with Paul have any of you started working on your personal avatar?  In a few years, it will be fun for our club to meet online as an E-Club does but feeling like we are all in the same room together.

In other club news, please review again the following notice that was sent to each of us recently by our Service Projects Committee:

 [Please consider strongly submitting a project proposal.  This is your moment and opportunity to do something for your community that is local even though we as members are in many different countries. Note:  Applications are due by October 14th!]

“ROTARY E-CLUB OF ONE WORLD - COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANTS for 2020-2021

1. BACKGROUND

Each year, Rotary E-Club of One World helps fund projects through our International Service grants. But since our members live in different places, we cannot easily come together to work on a community service project. Thanks to a generous donation, our current-year budget includes $2000 dedicated to community service projects. The Board will award grants to meet specific needs in communities where our individual members live.

2. PURPOSE

These grants will help meet community needs while raising awareness about Rotary and Rotary E-Club of One World. We hope they will also encourage fellowship and partnership between our members and a nearby Rotary club, service agency or non-profit. This is an opportunity to bring Rotary’s “People of Action” motto alive.

3. FUNDING

Four grants, up to $500 each, with projects in at least three different countries.

The grant may be combined with funds from partner organizations or private donors, so long as Rotary E-Club of One World has an active role in the project and is publicly recognized for its involvement.

4. WHO MAY APPLY

Any member of Rotary E-Club of One World (other than an honorary member) who is in good standing. Members will apply in partnership with a Rotary Club, government agency, or established non-profit that can act as the fiscal agent for the project.

5. SCHEDULE

1. Applications are due 14-October-2020.

2. Board approval will occur in October or November.

3. Projects may start in December 2020 and must be complete by 30-June-2021.

6. PAYMENTS

Payment will be to a Rotary club, government agency or established non-profit.

No payments will go to individual Rotarians or to direct beneficiaries of the project.

7. HOW TO APPLY

The application process includes some advance planning and coordination and then

completing an online application form.

1. Contact a nearby Rotary Club, service agency, or non-profit to discuss project ideas.

2. Conduct a community assessment meeting or survey if the project has not already been part of a public needs assessment process.

3. Determine an appropriate scope of work that will fit the available funds and meet the

completion timeline.

4. Prepare the itemized budget and completion schedule.

5. Confirm who the project partners will be, and who will assume each key role in

managing the project (project manager, treasurer, publicity, maintenance, etc).

6. Request an application form from Mac Whyte through Workplace or by email to

macrotario@gmail.com 

 

The form will be completed and retained online using Google

Drive. If you need help with the form, please contact Mac Whyte or Pat Fisher on the

Service Projects Committee. When the form is complete, send notice to the Service

Projects Committee via Workplace or email.”

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SERVICE PROJECT COMMITTEE!  You have done a big job in preparing the above notice.  Let’s all honor their work and give Service Above Self by applying before October 14th for the grant funds available.

 
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 

 

 
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Program Meeting 08-30-2020 - Rotary presentation Christy Swatzell

Posted by G van Rij on Aug 30, 2020

 

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President's Message

Ken Meyer

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

 

Dear members, visitors, and future members of Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
With everything competing for our time, including dealing with the pandemic, let’s continue to make time for Rotary’s principal humanitarian effort—eradicating Polio from the face of the earth.
 
As stated on the Rotary International website:
 
“Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

We've helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.”
 
On August 11th, District 5240 Governor Deb Linden sent each of us an email with the subject “Rotary: Step Up to Take Down Polio!”  She asked, “Are you ready to help kick Polio’s butt?? Do you want to do something to raise funds for Rotary’s PolioPlus program even during COVID?”  Our answer as a club and as individual club members to all these questions should be a resounding, YES!
 
The steps outlined by DG Deb are simple:

First...Pick your fitness activity and your personal fitness goal for raising funds for Polio Plus;

Second... create a personal fundraising page on the Step Up for Rotary website https://www.stepupforrotary.com/ 

Third...share your fundraising page with friends and family (and anyone else you can think of) asking for donations to support your Polio fundraising. 

Want to learn more? 

  • Click HERE to watch an information video
  • Click HERE for additional information and details
 
Let’s all sign up and share the link and some pictures from our fundraising page on Workplace while also sharing our page with friends and family.  This is exactly the type of activity that we can all participate in together even though we live in different countries and time zones.
 
For my part, I am going to Step Up for Rotary on the treadmill to fight polio.  
 
What will be your plan?  We can challenge each other and have a lot of healthy fun for a great cause.
 
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
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Program Meeting 08-09-2020 - Rotary video on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Posted by G van Rij on Aug 09, 2020

 

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President's Message

Ken Meyer

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

 

Dear members, visitors, and future members of Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
A big thank you to District Governor Deb Linden for her club visit this month and also to all those that were able to attend and enjoy the enthusiasm for Rotary that DG Deb exudes.  For anyone that was not able to attend, please take the time to listen to Deb’s presentation which has been posted under member announcements in Workplace.  And to you that we're able to attend, consider taking the time to listen again to Deb’s insights.
 
Here is one of the meaningful messages that Deb shared from Rotary International President Holger Knaack:
 
 
 
In Rotary E-Club of One World, we find that our members are opening doors of opportunities to perform large and small acts of service.  During our meeting with DG Deb Linden, she awarded our past club president and current club treasurer, Michael Henstra, for such acts of service over many years, the People of Action award.  Congratulations and great job Michael!
 
 
 
 
As our club continues to innovate and engage in Service Above Self, a changing world will mean that we in Rotary E-Club of One World will embrace that change and serve each other and our communities like never before.  In that light, consider one more gem that DG Deb shared with us in her motivational speech to our club:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you, DG Deb, for reminding us that as we move forward in a new Rotary year we can accomplish more and serve more if we can roll with the changes that are needed to improve our ability to effectively serve our communities as People of Action.  As a club, let’s resolve together in this instance to not “hold our breath.”  We can change and do what is needed to be successful.
 
And finally, let’s remember that we need all hands on deck as People of Action. And this means more Rotarians doing the good work of Rotary.  The month of August is “Membership and New Club Development Month.”  Thanks to our members Gabriella van Rij and José Roberto León for sponsoring new club members this month.  Let’s all follow their examples and find new members to engage with our club and keep the energy flowing! 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 

 

 

Announcements

 
We have a special Board Retreat Meeting on August 15th, we look forward to seeing all board members present.
 
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)
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Program Meeting 07-26-2020 -Balachandran-Children with Cancer

Posted by G van Rij on Jul 26, 2020

 

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President's Message

Ken Meyer

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

 

Dear members, visitors, and future members of Rotary E-Club of One World:
 
Some of you, who have not already had the opportunity, will at some point in your Rotary adventure serve as club president.  You will then go to a presidents-elect training seminar (PETS).  There you will encounter a perfect mix of training, fun, fellowship, and motivation to prepare you for your Rotary year as president.
 
Pictured below, with what are now the current club presidents for Rotary District 5240, is our current Rotary International President, Holger Knaack.  Maybe you have already read his President’s message in the August 2020 edition of The Rotarian.
Consider studying his message.  How does it apply to you as a Rotarian?  How does it apply to our club? To quote a part of President Knaack’s message as it relates to our changing world that includes “a global pandemic and a renewed call for social justice,” he says:  “We must be ready to listen and adapt, always drawing upon our core values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.  If we live these values and apply the Four-Way Test to all aspects of our lives, we will be prepared to lead at all times.”
 
As the Rotary E-Club of One World, we will definitely chart a successful course through these times by remembering to always draw upon our core Rotarian values.
 
And speaking of core Rotary values and finding motivation as club members to be our best Rotarian selves, this coming Saturday, August 1st, 9:00 AM PDT, at our monthly fellowship assembly, we will be honored to have the visit of our District 5240 Governor, Deb Linden.  Governor Linden (pictured to the right) is an excellent speaker, motivator, and Rotarian.  Please mark this event on your calendar now and make plans to attend. 
 
By way of introduction of this great Rotarian, the Rotary District 5240 website says of DG Deb Linden:
 
“Deborah Linden is a native Californian, raised in Sunnyvale. She began her law enforcement career with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff at the age of 22. During her 18-year tenure at the Sheriff’s Department, Deb served in a variety of assignments including patrol, narcotics detective, major crimes investigations, sergeant, lieutenant, and commander. She was hired by the City of San Luis Obispo as Chief of Police on January 1, 2003 and retired from law enforcement in December 2011 after serving nine years as police chief. Deb is now an instructor and training coordinator for various organizations, including the California Police Chiefs Association and the Centre for Organization Effectiveness.
 
Deb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from U.C. Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from St. Mary’s College in Moraga. 
 
Deb joined the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo in 2003. She has served as a Club President, District Conference Coordinator, Assistant Governor, and District Chief Operating Officer before being selected to serve as District 5240 Governor for 2020-2021. She has been married to her wonderful husband Bill for 24 years and they enjoy two adult sons, Trevor and Craig, five year old grandson Koby, and a 2 year old Boxer named Kona.”
 
As each of you hopefully takes time to consider our RI President’s message and to attend DG Deb Linden’s visit to our club, you will be strengthened in your Rotary journey.  You may have thoughts about what as “People of Action” we can do next together as a club.  I look forward to seeing the great places that can take us in the coming months.  Remember Rotarian's dream big.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
Rotary E-Club of One World
 
 

 

 

Announcements

 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
This coming Saturday, August 1st, 9:00 AM PDT, at our monthly fellowship assembly, we will be honored to have the visit of our District 5240 Governor, Deb Linden.  Governor Linden is an excellent speaker, motivator, and Rotarian.  Please mark this event on your calendar now and make plans to attend.
 
Rotary Eclub Of One World is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Special Fellowship Meeting with our new DG Deb Linden
Time: Aug 1, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Or you can manually enter the Meeting ID: 812 2570 8195
and the Passcode: 399991
 
 
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)
 
Help support our Rotary club and become a website sponsor.  For your $100 donation we will add your logo and your URL to our homepage for one year.  

Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

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Program Meeting 07-11-2020 - Tim Kenyon - the great Loop

Posted by G van Rij on Jul 11, 2020

 

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President's Message

Ken Meyer

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

 

Dear members, visitors, and future members of Rotary E-Club of One World,
 
This Rotary year’s theme is “Rotary Opens Opportunities.”  As we dive into continued Rotary service and fun, we will each open many opportunities that but for our Rotary membership would not have come our way.
 
Rotary opportunity—meeting other Rotarians.  
We welcome back to the club this month returning member Mac Whyte from San Juan Cosala, Jalisco, Mexico.  We also welcome three new members to our club:
               PP Christy Swatzell from Bakersfield, California, USA;
               PDG Balu Balachandran from Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India; and
               Dr. Ina von Ber from La Jolla, California, USA
 
Remember to join us for our Club Fellowship Assembly which is held via Zoom every first Saturday of the month.  The Zoom link is always published in Workplace.  Our monthly fellowship and fun often includes meeting Rotarians from other clubs.  In our last fellowship assembly we had visitors from the Rotary E-Club of Croatia.
 
Rotary opportunity—Club Community Service Projects in your “own backyard.”
Another Rotary opportunity the club invites you to jump on this year is doing a service project in your own community with the help of club funds.  Our board decided that we should have a community service projects budget to better engage you as a club member and to give you more local opportunities for hands-on Service Above Self.  There are always needs in our own backyards that deserve our attention as Rotarians.  
 
Our Community Service Director (and President-Elect), Pat Fisher, will soon publish to the club some simple guidelines and a deadline for submitting your community service project ideas. We want to complete at least four community service projects this year.  This will be in addition to our continued support of youth services and international services projects.  Please feel comfortable to start immediately the conversations that will lead to your project proposals and the board decisions on which projects will be supported by the club.
 
Rotary opportunity—Vocational Service.
Many in the club make Rotary and the world a better place with skills learned in their chosen vocations.  Thanks to our club member Dr. Bob Skankey for his example of Service Above Self in using his medical training to give service to the Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia.
 
When as club members we let each other know what we do in our vocations, we know each other better and can also plan club projects that use those skills. To encourage us, here is your assignment:  Post to Workplace this week a picture related to the vocational work that you do.  It will be great if you are in the picture! And if you are retired, we would still like a picture from you sharing your “past” vocational skills or a new hobby or passion acquired after your retirement.
 
Sincerely,
Ken Meyer, Club President 2020-2021
RotaryE-Club of One World
 
P.S.    Here are my vocational service picture offerings from a beekeeper, beeswax renderer, and now your club president.
 
 
 
 

 

 

Announcements

 
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)
 
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.

Program Meeting 07-11-2020 - Tim Kenyon - the great Loop G van Rij 2020-07-11 07:00:00Z 1 Non profit,Program Meeting,Quiz,Rotary Eclub of One World

Program Meeting 06-28-2020 - Dr Bob Skankey - Fistula Hospital Ethiopia

Posted by G van Rij on Jun 28, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

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

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!

 

As the last week of our president's term Ozlem comes to an end, we would like to put up our heartfelt send-off to her.

Please click here if the video does not work

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 19-20

One World Rotary E-Club

 

 

 

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Program Meeting 06-28-2020 - Dr Bob Skankey - Fistula Hospital Ethiopia G van Rij 2020-06-28 07:00:00Z 2 Non profit,Program Meeting,Quiz,Rotary Eclub of One World

Program Meeting 06-12-2020 - A fun Quiz

Posted by G van Rij on Jun 12, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!

 

 

Dear Fellow OWR Members,

I hope that you are all safe and healthy.

We are almost at the end of our term. I have some mixed feelings about this. It does not ease the fact that the last few months of this term we had to endure a pandemic worldwide. Whatever happens, it is safe to say that we are making history here. For instance, we will have a virtual convention for the very first time in Rotary history. I hope that you will all have a chance to attend to the meetings and make the best of it. I know I am looking forward to it.

I have been trying to reach out to you individually to say a proper goodbye. Thank you so much for those of you who have been kind enough to take my call, thank you even more for giving me a feedback.

Gabriella has prepared a very interesting program for us this week. I hope that you take time to participate. She has worked very hard at preparing the contents of our programs this year. And she deserves a very big applause!! I am grateful for her input and I wish thank her on behalf of all of us.

Best wishes,

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 19-20

One World Rotary E-Club

 

 

 

Announcements

 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
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(NOTE:  This link is for Rotary E-Club of One World members only)
 
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Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

Program Meeting 06-12-2020 - A fun Quiz G van Rij 2020-06-12 07:00:00Z 3 Non profit,Program Meeting,Quiz,Rotary Eclub of One World

Program Meeting 05-29-2020 - Jane Elliott presents a controversial test for adults

Posted by G van Rij on May 29, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
Today is the Eid Holiday for the Muslim community. So Happy Eid everyone!!
It feels weird and kind of sad when holidays are celebrated incomplete mandatory lockdown. No family or friends can visit.. No place to travel. There is really no point in having desserts and sweets even. It feels lonesome at home. But we must power through these hard times. It will not last forever.
 
Really the best part probably in being lockdown has been the extra amount of movies, music, concerts, art, theater, ballet that has been airing on TV or on the internet. I have been spending most of my days working in the morning, working out in the middle of the day, and enjoying the music and movies in the evening. It is so good, I would almost wish pandemic could last a little longer. Most of the measures are being lifted gradually, but perhaps this little treat could continue a little longer. After all, arts and music is the one thing that can lift up spirits in the most easy, casual way. I hope you have all found your own way of dealing with these weird times.
 
On the 6th of June, we will have another one of our fellowship assembly meetings. Be sure to drop by!
Best wishes,

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 2019-2020

 

 

 

Announcements

 
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)
 
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.

Program Meeting 05-29-2020 - Jane Elliott presents a controversial test for adults G van Rij 2020-05-29 07:00:00Z 5 Non profit,Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Streetcents,Technology,William Mosby

Program Meeting 05-8-2020 - Live Recording with Talia Rogers

Posted by G van Rij on May 08, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test

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Announcements

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

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 

Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 

I hope that you are well.
 
We keep hearing news from countries all over the world that the measures taken for COVID-19 are being loosened stage by stage. I know that in my country, senior citizens will be allowed out of the lockdown for only about 4 hours this Sunday to get some fresh air and exercise. Then on Monday, shopping malls will be opened, and hair salons & beauty parlors will admit clients on an appointment basis. I for one am looking forward to that last one, but we must keep in mind that we are not going back to our normal life, we must learn to adapt to a new “normal”. Therefore, please always take your own precautions to protect yourself and those around you.
 
We are nearing the end of our 2019-2020 term. I have been sending out emails to our members for one-on-one online meeting appointments to properly bid adieu, and hopefully get some feedback from you. Please kindly be on the look-out for these emails. You can always jump ahead and contact me for making an appointment.
Looking forward to seeing all of you again.
 
Best wishes,

Ozlem

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 2019-2020

 

 

 

Announcements

 
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)
 
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.

Program Meeting 05-8-2020 - Live Recording with Talia Rogers G van Rij 2020-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 Non profit,Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Streetcents,Technology,William Mosby

Program Meeting 04-24-2020 - Live Recording with William Mosby 

Posted by G van Rij on Apr 22, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test

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Program
 
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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 

Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 

I hope that you are all safe and healthy.
 

I have been in voluntary / at times compulsory lockdown with my mother for the past month. Yes, it has been a full month. I now realize this is a completely different type of lifestyle. While I felt trapped after traveling freely around the globe as my heart desired, I have also come to understand that I was mostly tired too. This gave me an opportunity to slow down and listen to myself. I was free to see my friends at any time I like, but we hardly have any time for each other. I realize now I reach out to more of them and more often. And even though it might just be online, I have seen more of them this month than I have in the past year. I was always busy with work, there were always things to read, things to study. But now I am more focused when I read because I have time to take one task at a time. And I feel I am more creative when I write. I feel I have more time to quench my curiosity; I now have time to read columns online that I never used to read before. Last but not least,

I am thankful to spend more time with my mom. So, it is not very easy being trapped in this lifestyle for God knows how much longer. But I do try to make the best of it. We all know it will not be forever; before you know it, lockdown will be over. Work will be hectic, people will be traveling again with no time for themselves. We will perhaps remember these days fondly and say, despite the fear of the virus, it was a nice time-out while it lasted.
 

The members of the Board of Directors and the officers of our club is working hard in coming up with projects to help people who are in need, who might perhaps not be living this so-called time-out period as swiftly and casually as some of us do. Our proposed projects aim to help people who might be living in any of the countries where one of our members live, and we do not focus on the communities of our own District solely. Having said this, should you have a nice idea for a project that our club can engage in, please post this on Workplace, or email me or anyone of our directors or officers.
 

Our fellowship assembly meetings continue to be held every first Saturday of the month, and Board of Directors meetings every third Saturday of the month. They are both on zoom. You are invited to attend any one of them. We will love to see you and hear how you have been doing in these extraordinary days.
Best wishes,

Ozlem

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 2019-2020

 

 

 

Announcements

 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
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Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

Program Meeting 04-24-2020 - Live Recording with William Mosby  G van Rij 2020-04-22 07:00:00Z 3 Non profit,Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Streetcents,Technology,William Mosby

Program Meeting 04-10-2020 - Live Recording with Paolo Zucca - Coronavirus

Posted by G van Rij on Mar 29, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test

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Program
 
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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 

Dear Fellow OWR Members,


I hope that you are all safe and staying as healthy as possible, 

This program is for April 10th but because this topic is of such importance the coronavirus, we have decided to put this up immediately for all of us to share within our communities.

Please feel free to text me, email me, call me. I am always at home.
Please.. you too. Stay at home & stay safe.

 

Ozlem

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari

President 2019-2020

 

 

 

Announcements

 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
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Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

Program Meeting 04-10-2020 - Live Recording with Paolo Zucca - Coronavirus G van Rij 2020-03-29 07:00:00Z 0 Biocrime,Coronavirus,Italy,Paolo Zucca,Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Rotary International

Program Meeting 03-27-2020 - Live Recording with Yesim Yoney Rotary Foundation

Posted by G van Rij on Mar 27, 2020

 

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The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

Program
 
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The Four Way Test
 
 
 

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,

I hope that you are all in good health.

The world is going through a crisis as we have never seen before. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit humanity; and has spared no nation, no race, no gender, no ethnicity, no religion untouched. We are equally vulnerable and equally helpless in front of this disease.

The situation locally, in the country where I live is that the disease is just on the rise. Turkey has 1872 active cases, 44 dead and 26 recovered. The government is concerned that the numbers will continue to rise; therefore some precautions have been taken. All schools are closed and the students are now taught online. All movie theaters, concerts, plays, social gatherings are closed, canceled, or postponed indefinitely. Banks, grocery stores are open half day. Courthouses are closed and judiciary deadlines are postponed. Any and all individuals over 65 or any individuals with chronic diseases are required by law to stay at home. They are fined if caught outside. We are expecting a curfew for all people any day.
 
I personally live with my mother now and we have very little outside interaction. I have closed my law office and work online only. I shop for groceries twice a week, wear face masks and gloves, and come back home as quickly as I can. This situation obviously will protect us for some time, but we are told that we will catch this disease sooner or later. When we do, we can only hope that it will not be fatal. We have stocked on some off-the-counter flu medicine and made some plans on if/when either of us will get sick. The news takes its toll on us if not anything psychologically. We are aware that we may very well need to keep this new lifestyle up for at least another month or two. It is difficult to comprehend how we will survive this way of living for such an amount of time, but we rather try to take it one day at a time.
I am quite sure that the situation is not too different for most of you. We are all afraid, all feel isolated, we are all concerned for the future, but we are not alone in this. This disease will go away in one way or another. Once it does, we will still have to face what it seems like a very serious case of global economic crisis. We will build our lives back up again, we will work hard, and we will help each other out.

 
We as Rotarians have many tools to deal with most of the impediments and difficulties that humankind will face in the upcoming months. We have organizational skills. We have a network. We have funds. We have the volunteer spirit. We have seen disasters maybe on a smaller scale, and we have at times disregarded our own needs to help out others in greater need.
 
I know that Rotary International is also working on projects that can help out people in the world. We as an e-club have other advantages too, we are familiar with online meetings and we know how to use technology to communicate with Rotarians halfway around the world. We are also accustomed to organizing projects online and seeing them through till the end. We have a better (wider) network than most other Rotary clubs. Surely, this is a good time for us to put those advantages into good use.
 
The one and foremost thing that is asked of us, as people of the world, is to stay home and isolate ourselves. People of the world are at home, alone. People are at home, with their families. People are at home, unable to get to their loved ones. People are at home, desperate to get news from their sick relatives in the hospital. We can help them connect. We can help them feel better. We can help them understand we are not alone. And captivity will not last forever.
 
I will try to reach out to each one of you again this time to discuss this matter solely. I would very much like to check up on you, see how you are surviving this difficult time. I would then also like to hear your ideas on how we as members of One World Rotary E-Club can help out others.
 
Please feel free to text me, email me, call me. I am always at home.
Please.. you too. Stay at home & stay safe.
 
Ozlem
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 

 

 

Announcements

 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
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Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

Program Meeting 03-27-2020 - Live Recording with Yesim Yoney Rotary Foundation G van Rij 2020-03-27 07:00:00Z 0 Program Meeting,Rotary Eclub of One World,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International,Turkey,Yesim Yoney

 Program-presentation-AdapT Lab

Posted by Dr. Justin Blessinger on Mar 13, 2020

 

Zoom Recorded Presentation with Dr. Justin Blessinger
AdapT Lab - South Dakota University

 

Fellow Rotarians,
 
I had the absolute pleasure to interview Dr. Justin Blessinger who is a professor of English and Director of the AdapT Lab for Accessibility through Tech at DSU. 
He got my instant attention when he said that they are devoted to removing barriers that impede people from fully engaging in their world.
 
 
With Kindness,
Gabriella
 
 
Program-presentation-AdapT Lab Dr. Justin Blessinger 2020-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements-03-13-2020

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Mar 13, 2020

Attention OWR Members!
 
Please report your volunteer service hours using this form:
 
And your makeup meeting or activity using this form:
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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.  
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Announcements-03-13-2020 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2020-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

Program Meeting Feb 28, 2020 - Live Recording with Casualene Meyer - South Dakota 38 Riders

Posted by G van Rij on Feb 28, 2020

 

Weekly Meeting Agenda

The Four Way Test

President's Message

Announcements

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

President's Message

 

Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
This week will be the second time that we have a guest on Zoom, it has been recorded and our guest speaker is a Casualene Meyer. 
From March onward we will have two programs a week that will be posted here that will be pre-recorded on Zoom (you can either follow them live or see them at your convenience online).
 
Please feel free to let me know if you have any feedback so that we may be able to adjust and do things better.

Regards,
Ozlem 
 
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
I welcome your feedback and any ideas you might have for our programs.

 

 

 

Announcements

Attention OWR 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)
 
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Contact  Treasurer Michael for details.

 

Program Meeting Feb 28, 2020 - Live Recording with Casualene Meyer - South Dakota 38 Riders G van Rij 2020-02-28 08:00:00Z 0 Program Meeting

Program: Live_CasualeneMeyer_SouthDakota_38riders

Posted by Casualene Meyer on Feb 28, 2020

 

This meeting is no longer eligible for MakeUp

 

Zoom Recorded Presentation with one of our members
Casualene Meyer

South Dakota – 38+2 Memorial Ride

 

Hello, Fellow Rotarians:
 
Thank you for taking the time to view the following program about the Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride from the point-of-view of a ride fan and supporter.
 
The history behind the ride is very sad and difficult.  It makes me uncomfortable whenever I try to explain it.  It is hard for me to talk about it. 
 
The ride itself, however, is a very good thing.  It is very positive and healing. 
 
Its mission of peace reminds me of Rotary's mission to promote peace, goodwill, and friendship among people the world over.
 
All the best,
 
Casualene Meyer
Program: Live_CasualeneMeyer_SouthDakota_38riders Casualene Meyer 2020-02-28 08:00:00Z 0

 Announcements - 10-11-19


October is Economic and Community Development Month
 
Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities.
 
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by :
 
1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;
2. Developing opportunities for productive work;
3. Reducing poverty in under-served communities;
4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.
 
 

World Polio Day is October 24th
 
 
 
To donate to PolioPlus, visit http://endpolio.org/donate
Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled!

October Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Brenda Small (Oct 04),  Ashley Bayley (Oct 09), Ozlem Kocanaogullari (Oct 11), Lawrence Aikins (Oct 12), Paolo Zucca (Oct 15), Godfrey Mukalazi (Oct 16), Derron John  (Oct 21).

Spouse Birthdays
Kevin O'Bar (Oct 24), spouse of Dawn O'Bar
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Jay Thompson and Chong Ja Thompson (33 years)

Rotary Anniversaries
Rahman Abdul, Basit Abdul, William Mosby, Godfrey Mukalazi, Nurse, Osbert
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!
 

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 September
Robert Skankey, Pat Fisher, Nancy Cheney, Bernadine Janzen, Tomica Bess, Carol Metzker, Susan Weaver & Bill Boyd,
 
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 - 10-11-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-11 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 10-04-19


Vocational Service - Rotary's First Concept 
A very interesting read by  Cliff Dochterman, Past RI President (Delivered at Presidential Celebration – Vancouver July 19, 2003).
 

“It is extremely fitting that this first Presidential Celebration of the 2003-2004 Rotary year features Vocational Service. No matter how much we like to think that Paul Harris and his friends created Rotary for such noble ideas of humanitarian service, goodwill and world understanding — it just was not the case.Rotary was started for business reasons and professional purposes. Paul Harris had the unusual idea that friendship and business might mix and result in even more business!


October is Vocational Service Month  
Each weekly program this month will have Vocation as a theme. 
We will have 4 weeks where we will talk about the different vocational professions and show case more in depth what they do. 
Often, we are in admiration of anyone that chooses a vocational profession as we all know how much dedication this type of profession needs.
 
Here is our October schedule...
Oct 4Hospice Care
Oct 11 Teachers Worldwide
Oct 18Is being a Rotarian a calling?
Oct 25Memorable Rotary "International Experiences" by William Boyd

October Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Member Birthdays
Brenda Small (Oct 04),  Ashley Bayley (Oct 09), Ozlem Kocanaogullari (Oct 11), Lawrence Aikins (Oct 12), Paolo Zucca (Oct 15), Godfrey Mukalazi (Oct 16), Derron John  (Oct 21).

Spouse Birthdays
Kevin O'Bar (Oct 24), spouse of Dawn O'Bar
 
Wedding Anniversaries
Jay Thompson and Chong Ja Thompson (33 years)

Rotary Anniversaries
Rahman Abdul, Basit Abdul, William Mosby, Godfrey Mukalazi, Nurse, Osbert
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!

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.

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 - 10-04-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 9-27-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Sep 27, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
Today I wish to take a moment to remember our friend Robert Stewart, who has passed away on September 9th. I was not aware Bob was fighting a serious illness for such a long time. I had the pleasure of meeting him in person at the Rotary Convention that took place in Hamburg last June. When I met him for the first time I could tell he was a very passionate man, he had already dedicated his life on peace projects. He was very polite, very kind.. He signed one of his books for me which I will now cherish dearly. I do wish I had more time to get to know him better.
 
For an insight on Bob’s life and work… https://www.stewartatpeace.com/
 
As Rotary E-Club of One World, we have started a special donation fund to commemorate Bob Stewart. For further info please click HERE. This fund will be used for peace projects solely.
 
We have approached the end of another month. It is my great pleasure to see that we have all eased into the roles and parts of our Rotary year. It is always a wonderful teamwork and each and every accomplishment is because of this wonderful teamwork. I appreciate and I am always grateful for your ongoing support.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
 
President's Message - 9-27-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-27 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 9-20-19


Polio makes a comeback in the Philippines 19 years after the country was declared free of the disease
 
 

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!
 

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 August
Carol Metzker, Patricia Fisher, 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 - 9-20-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 9-20-19

Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Sep 20, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Fellow OWR Members,
 
Nice to be back with another meeting. I hope you are all fine.
 
My communications with all of the members are yet continuing. If I haven't had the chance to ask you for a short appointment, please contact me instead and tell me we need to meet. I am looking forward to meeting each and every single one of you.
 
As we have nominated almost all of oir club officers, the officers all need some help from you as well. Hence, I would like to ask you to consider all of the avenues and committees and contact the chairperson to communicate any help you may be able to offer or inquire as to what may be needed.
 
As another reminder note, I would like to ask you to please make sure you have contacted Michael Henstra, our treasurer, and see if you are already up to date with your club dues.
 
We will have a Board meeting this Saturday, so please feel free to drop by.
 
 
As a final word, I would like to leave you with the news that there will be a first RYLA ever made in Africa. It will take place in Egypt  in the first weekend of October.

Hope to see you soon at the Board meeting!
 
 
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Ozlem Kocanaogullari
President 2019-2020
 
 
President's Message - 9-20-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 9-13-19


OWR Member and PeaceBuilder Robert Stewart passed away on 9 September 2019
 

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!
 

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 August
Carol Metzker, Patricia Fisher, 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 - 9-13-19 Ozlem Kocanaogullari 2019-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 9-6-19

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

Announcements - 9-6-19

 

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

Announcements - 8-30-19

 

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

President's Message - 8-30-19

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

Announcements - 8-23-19

 

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

President's Message - 8-16-19

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

Announcements - 8-16-19


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

President's Message - 8-9-19

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

Announcements - 8-9-19


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

Announcements - 8-2-19


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

President's Message - 8-2-19

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

Announcements - 7-26-19


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

Announcements - 7-19-19


 
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

President's Message - 7-19-19

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

President's Message - 7-12-19

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

 Announcements - 7-12-19


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

President's Message - 6-28-19

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

Announcements - 6-28-19

 

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

 Announcements - 6-21-19

 

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

 President's Message - 6-21-19

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

Announcements - 6-14-19


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

President's Message - 6-14-19

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

Announcements - 6-7-19


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

 President's Message - 6-7-19

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

President's Message - 5-31-19

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

Announcements - 5-31-19

 

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

President's Message - 5-24-19

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.
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Announcements - 5-24-19

 

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

Announcements - 5-17-19


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

President's Message - 5-17-19

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

Announcements - 5-10-19


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

 President's Message - 5-10-19

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

President's Message - 5-3-19

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. . .    
 
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Announcements - 5-3-19


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

 President's Message - 4-26-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 26, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
 President's Message - 4-26-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-26 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 4-26-19


 
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

President's Message - 4-19-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 19, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
President's Message - 4-19-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 4-19-19


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

 Announcements - 4-12-19


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

President's Message - 4-12-19

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?
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President's Message - 4-5-19

Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 05, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
President's Message - 4-5-19 Amina Sammo 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 4-5-19


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

Announcements - 3-29-19


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

President's Message - 3-29-19

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

President's Message - 3-22-19

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

Announcements - 3-22-19


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

Program: Water & Sanitation

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

Announcements - 3-15-19


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

President's Message - 3-15-19

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

 President's Message - 3-8-19

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

Announcements - 3-8-19


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

Program: Water and Sanitation

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

Announcements - 3-1-19


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

President's Message - 3-1-19

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

 President's Message - 2-22-19

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

Program: Peace and Climate Change

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

Announcements - 2-22-19


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

 Program: Rotary World Peace Conference 2020

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

President's Message - 2-15-19

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

Announcements - 2-15-19


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

Program: The Power Of Peace

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

 Announcements - 2-8-19


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

President's Message - 2-8-19

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

 Program: Believe in Belize

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

Announcements - 2-1-19

 

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

 President's Message - 2-1-19

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

Program: 2019 International Assembly - Part 2

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

President's Message - 1-25-19

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

Announcements - 1-25-19


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

Program: 2019 International Assembly - Part 1

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

 Announcements - 1-18-19


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

President's Message - 1-18-18

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

Announcements - 1-11-18


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

Program: January is Vocational Service Month - Part 2

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

President's Message - 1-11-18

Posted by Amina Sammo on Jan 11, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
We wish you a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
All too soon 2018 have come to an end and thus the beginning of 2019 is staring us in the face. We are looking forward to the Vocational Service Committee made up of Kenneth Meyer, Claude Dorais, Celeste Newcomb, Lewis Munday, Wayne Snyder and Ashley Lerone Bayley to do us the honors with meeting content for the month of January, 2019
 
President's Message - 1-11-18 Amina Sammo 2019-01-11 08:00:00Z 0

Program: January is Vocational Service Month

Posted by Ken Meyer on Jan 04, 2019
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As the Vocational Service Director for Rotary E-Club of One World, I welcome the opportunity given me by our Club President, Amina Sammo, to highlight the place that vocational service fits in Rotary in the month that Rotary International has designated as Vocational Service Month.
 
One need look no further than the guiding principles of Rotary and the Rotarian Code of Conduct to find the strong place Vocational Service plays in Rotary.  I have bolded below in those principles and code the language which I think often times come into play as we work and serve in our individual vocational pursuits.
 
Program: January is Vocational Service Month Ken Meyer 2019-01-04 08:00:00Z 0

President's Message - 1-4-18

Posted by Amina Sammo on Jan 04, 2019
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Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
Please “Pledge to Sponsor a new Rotarian.”
 
I welcome your feedback.
 
 
 
President's Message - 1-4-18 Amina Sammo 2019-01-04 08:00:00Z 0

Announcements - 1-4-18


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

Program: Witness: A School4Freedom

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

President's Message - 11-30-18

Posted by Amina Sammo on Nov 30, 2018
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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

Announcements - 11-30-18


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

Program: Change the World Through Education

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

President's Message - 11-23-18

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
 
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President's Message - 11-23-18 Amina Sammo 2018-11-23 08:00:00Z 0