Sunday, August 9, 2020

Our Program. Specialized Vaccines. Ofer Levy. August 10 to 16, 2020.


 to this week's meeting of
The Rotary E-Club of Canada One
For the week beginning August 10, 2020

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Greeter this week
Rotarian Kitt Brand

August Focus - Membership and Club Extension

New members, and all members, will find Rotary attractive when they understand that Rotary supports six areas of focus:


DG Jim's August Message


Inspirational moment 

“Once upon a time, when women were birds,
there was the simple understanding that
to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk
was to heal the world through joy.

The birds still remember
what we have forgotten,
that the world is meant to be

~Terry Tempest Williams
Photograph: Viola Loretti

Terry Tempest Williams, is an American writer, educator, conservationist, and activist. 

Williams' writing is rooted in the American West and has been significantly influenced by the arid landscape of Utah and its Mormon culture. (Wikipedia) 



THE UNITED STATES–CANADA BORDER IS the longest in the world. It stretches 5,525 miles from Maine to Alaska, traversing land, sea, and untouched wilderness. As such, you might assume this colossal border would be left untouched by humankind, merely an invisible line on a map. But you’d be wrong.

Every year, the average American taxpayer pays half of a cent to the International Boundary Commission (IBC) for the sole purpose of deforesting every inch of the U.S.–Canada border. 

With an annual budget of $1,400,000, the IBC ensures that the boundary will never be just an imaginary line.

Known as “the Slash,” this treeless zone is 20 feet wide and covers everything from narrow isolated islands to steep hillsides. Spanning national forests and towering mountains, the vast majority of the Slash is so remote that it will never receive any visitors (aside from a handful of bears), yet it is still painstakingly maintained every six years with grueling hours of exhausting manual labor.

And our national anthem.

Recorded in celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary.

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?   

July 3.  Another wonderful meeting!  Informative and fun!
-- Sharon Blaker, E-Club of Canada One

Attended the regular RECCO meeting on July 6 featuring main presentation by Shola Richards speaking on “Ubuntu.”  Ubuntu – meaning “I am because we are” is a fantastic word that we could include in our Four Way Test.
-- Keith Evans, E-Club of Canada One, District 5370

July 5. Thank you for Carol Daniel's talk "I knew you were black". Very apropos for the times.
-- David Werrett, E-Club of Canada One.

Ubuntu - it’s going to be my new favourite word!!
-- Vicki Horsfield, E-Club of Canada One, District 5370

July 6.  I really enjoyed the Hot Scots drumline video.  Sent it to my sons, who are both drummers and of Scottish descent! Also loved Shola's Ted Talk about Ubuntu and the power of our shared humanity - such an important theme to remember in this sometimes divisive, disconnected time.

The talk reminded me of the importance and value of participating in something bigger than myself to effect positive change. Being a part of Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans, and now this Rotary Club, are two ways I'm working to do that and feel grateful for my colleagues in both organizations. Namaste to all.
-- Andrea Chisholm, E-Club of Canada One, District 5370


Archived Meetings
  • For meetings before March 2020, please click here. 
  • For meetings starting March 2020, please scroll to the very bottom of this page.

September 12, 2020


Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. 

“Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.” 


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 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) 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 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (Mountain Time) we host a casual FellowSIP Coffee Chat. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation.

Please click our Event Calendar for details and access Link.

For further inquiries or suggestions please contact:

All our videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

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How do you support our club?

In order for our club to continue its much-needed projects helping others, your contributions are critical.  You may use either:
  • The Paypal button on our ClubRunner Home Page
  • The donation button on the attendance form, or 
  • Send a cheque to:

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

Humour  - feel good!

New members' corner 

Rotary minute 

Food for thought 

"Sherra Profit, whose surname carries a certain irony given her position, as she leaves what might be the most thankless job in government: the taxpayers' ombudsman.

"In her final annual report, where Profit reflects on her time in the role, look for the graphic that illustrates the difference between equality, equity, and fairness. Top marks for a bureaucratic sense of fair play."  (Maclean'

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 -  The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Charlie Daniels passed away July 6, 2020.  He was 84.

Speaker Program 

Recorded in November 2019 - just ahead of the onset of the spread of the corona virus.

Four-way Test

To close the meeting, here is the First Try of a Thursday morning group recital of the Four-Way Test of the things that Rotarians think, say, or do.

Thank you for joining us.  We appreciate your feedback and hope you will return and invite a guest.  

Please Click HERE to leave us a comment or send a message.

Scroll down for Program Donations and Attendance links. 

Our Facebook page.  Please remember to check out our posts on the Rotary 
E-Club’s Facebook page.  We work hard to post something every second day, sometimes more often.  

Invite friends to Like our page and enjoy our posts.  Also, please take the time to Share our posts on your Facebook Page. 
Attendance Links 

Complete the attendance/donation form to have your attendance recognized.
  • Visiting Rotarians and guests  -  Click HERE.
  • Members of Rotary E-Club of Canada One  -  Click HERE.

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent to your e-mail address promptly.

Please support our club!

Donate For the Meeting You Have Attended.

Please consider making a small donation in lieu of a meal 
to help us help those in need.  

We thank you very much!

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. 

  • Visiting Rotarians and guests  -  Click HERE.
  • Members of Rotary E-Club of Canada One  -  Click HERE.

Join Us!
Interested in providing Rotary Service? Unable to attend terra club meetings? 

Contact our membership chair for information or
click HERE for e-club Active Membership application.
or HERE to learn about Associate Membership

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