Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sleep - Your Super Power - July 15 to 21, 2019

Welcome to this week's meeting of
The Rotary E-Club of Canada One
For the week beginning July 15, 2019

Guests wanting to do a Makeup 
Prospective Members doing their Required Attendance
should scroll down to attend our weekly meeting and
Complete the Guest Attendance form at the end of the meeting.

Guests attending this meeting  will have a chance to
WIN a CDN $100 donation to the Foundation in your name
(click 'Read More'  on the ClubRunner home page for details on make-ups and winning credits)

Rotary E-Club Members
Please CLICK HERE to report a make-up or volunteer hours for qualifying activities
or scroll down to attend this meeting and submit the attendance form towards the end of the meeting.

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Sleep is your Super Power.

Greeter this week 
President Peter Denooy

Theme for July - A transition

Inspirational moment 


Canada's newest version of its $10 bill, a vertical format note released late last year and featuring a female civil rights activist, has won an international competition for innovative currency.
The Canadian bill featuring the image of Viola Desmond, a Nova Scotia businesswoman and social justice pioneer, was awarded "Bank Note of the Year Award" for 2018 by the International Bank Note Society.
Desmond is the first Canadian woman to appear on that country's currency. The honor traditionally has been restricted to British royalty, such as Queen Elizabeth II.
The back of the note depicts the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"Incorporating the latest in technological standards, bold security features are easy to check and difficult to counterfeit," said the IBNS announcement.

"The organisation considers the artistic merit, design, use of colour, contrast, balance and security features of each nominated bank note," the BBC reported.

Viola DesmondViola Irene Desmond (July 6, 1914 – February 7, 1965) was a Canadian civil rights activist and businesswoman of Black Nova Scotian descent. In 1946 she challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre.

Read more here:

Here's a short video:

Comments from our guests and members 

Members and guests attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.

Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you please send us your comments?   

Michael Jr.  While all Ted Talks I have heard are very informative, this one was also quite entertaining. At first, I wasn't sure why a comedian would be delivering a Ted Talk... until I got to the punchline. Well done!
-- Don Smith, RC of Bracebridge, District 7010

I watched the program on the camel.  I must say that the presenter and the paleobiologist drew some very long bows on their assumptions about the origins of the camelids.  Could it be that future discoveries and digs will turn up other clues which might lead to a difference hypothesis? Such programs should always be prefaced with the disclaimer of "Based on what we know to this point, this is our theory...".  

Michael Jr.  I must say that this was a really unusual program.  One minute, one was laughing at his really funny jokes, and then next minute he had one thoroughly engaged by his profound insights into the meaning and purpose of our lives.  This was truly provocative and edifying.
-- Delwen Stander, E-Club of Canada One, District 5370

Week of June 1.  I enjoyed Doug Dyer’s story of visiting the Pamapoa Rotary Club. When visiting New Zealand in 2001 we visited many clubs and always received a terrific welcome.  Lots of fun things in the meeting this week culminating in a wonderful Four-Way Test sing along from the Saskatoon Nutana club.

The TED talk on How to disagree productively and find common ground should be mandatory viewing for politicians, aspiring poilticians and required viewing in schools to enable children to see reasonable debate can occur not the nasty discourse on social media that has replaced debate
-- David Werrett, E-Club of Canada One

Michael Jr.  The concept of set-up and punch line - how it applies to more than just comedy!
-- Graham Drake, RC of Calgary Heritage Park, District 5360

How to disagree productively and find common  ground.  Listening to this speaker I could not but help think that in today's political climate, elected representatives of the people should be compelled to take courses in debate and humility before assuming office instead of bringing prejudice, polarity, and an aura of righteousness to the position.

Michael Jr.  A great selection of a speaker program! A simple message of better to give that receive beautifully delivered.
-- Robert Boyden, RC of Canmore, District 5360

June 10.  Great online meeting and updates on Doug's travels and the club Water project, the result of Community assessments done - First, by the community, Subirana; second, by the Rotary Club of El Progreso, Honduras; and finally, third by Water Missions International of Honduras.  A lot of planning but a successful outcome.
-- Lynne Ternosky, District 6330 Passport Club

Archived Meetings
  • For meetings before February 2019, please click HERE.
  • For meetings starting February 2019, scroll to the bottom of this blog screen.

Plan to attend the District 5370 Conference this year!

Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Otober 3 to 5, 2019


As Rotarians, we can all save through the Rotary Global Rewards program!

Rotary Global Rewards Video from Raus Mktg Rivera on Vimeo.
Please click HERE for more information on Rotary Global Rewards

Material Suggestions and Greeter Messages Always Needed!

Do you have a Rotary story that you'd like to share with the Rotary World?

Please feel free to forward an approx. 150 - 200 word message or any material suggestions in an e-mail, or in a Word document, along with a jpeg picture or two, to E-Club Administration Chair, Kitty Bucsko.

We'd love to hear from you!

Your attendance could earn you Paul Harris Points

The Rotary E-club of Canada One is excited to announce that all of our attending guests who make a donation to our club in lieu of a meal, fines or happy bucks, will have the opportunity to have their name entered in a quarterly draw in support of the Rotary Foundation.

For more information, please click on the READ MORE link at the top of the weekly meeting.

Real-time meetings

Each 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT) is our Fellowship Assembly, and we often invite interesting speakers or Rotary Leaders for this entertaining, educational fun event.

Each Thursday Morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am (MDT) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.

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The Rotary E-Club of Canada One
Apt. 1708
1108 6th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
Canada   T2P 5K1


Rotary Minute 
Learn about Rotaract
As it begins its second half-century, Rotaract remains as appealing as ever to young people, says Laura Verdegaal, who, as a member of the Rotaract Club of Gooi-en Vechtstreek in the Netherlands, participated in a panel in December via Facebook on the state of Rotaract.

Verdegaal sees Rotary and Rotaract clubs enjoying a more equal and fruitful partnership, one in which members of Rotaract collaborate in decision-making and planning, rather than serving in a subservient role.  She cites a large project in her district where Rotaractors with web skills provided the main direction for the design and content of the project's website.

"If you want to serve your community on a local level, Rotaract is for you," says Verdegaal.  "When you want to develop your leadership, presentation, or organization skills, or if you are into travelling and meeting  people from different cultures and backgrounds, it's a great opportunity."


Members of the Rotaract and Interact committee
wear their 50th anniversary celebration shirts
for a committee meeting in 2017. 

Rotaractors in Ukraine, 2012
New members' corner 

Food for thought  

Earlier this month, a hiking trail in Brazil’s Recanto Ecológico Rio de la Prata (“Natural River Park”) flooded due to unusually heavy rains. While most outdoor sites in this situation would turn into a muddy mess, crystal clear river overflow transformed the path and its surroundings into an enchanting underwater wonderland.

As the rain poured on February 2, two nearby rivers—the Rio da Prata and the Olho D’Água—overflowed into the Recanto Ecológico Rio de la Plata’s rainforest. Waldemilson Vera, a park guide, captured mesmerizing footage of the flood as it submerged towering trees, tropical plants, and a wooden walkway in sparkling water.

Rotary Jukebox

For a small donation, your favorite musician will be featured on one of our next e-meetings for everyone to enjoy.

Every week we'll have a draw and the lucky person will see their song featured

This week, contributed and donated by Rotarian Vicki

Speaker Program 

Sleep is your Super Power. 

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. 

In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code -- as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.

Attendance Links

Complete the attendance/donation form to have your attendance recognized.
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Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.
A last-minute bonus!

Before we close the meeting, here's an added bonus:

Below you can view a short compilation of memories from the Moon Walk of July 20, 1969 - Celebrating 50 years! (14 minutes)

July 20, 1969 – celebrating 50 years

The Four-Way Test

District 5370 Governor-elect, Jim Ferguson, leads us in the Rotary Four-Way Test of the things Rotarians think, say, or do...

This officially ends this week's meeting.

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Program Donations

Our E-Club is a dynamic club comprised of ordinary working and retired people who acknowledge that Rotarians are people who are generous with their time and their resources. 

Our club and the program you have just enjoyed, either as a member or a visitor, is funded only by donations.

We are developing ideas for fundraising with our members who are scattered across Canada, USA, Central America, and Europe, but we do need your help.

As you have not had to buy lunch or travel to attend this program, please make a donation of a minimum of $10.00, considering you're saving in time and cost in appreciation for the experience you have enjoyed. 

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