Posted by Ozlem Kocanaogullari on Aug 16, 2019

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
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