Posted by BJN on Oct 21, 2017

Welcome to Meeting No. 113 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 




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Liza Donnelly

October is Rotary's Economic and Community Development Month


President's Message

Well, it’s been a pretty exciting week.  Janet and Grant dropped off a lot of recycled goods to Donations-in-Kind (DIK) to go to Cambodia and the club contributed $500 towards the cost of the sending the container over.  This was money that the we had allocated to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) but due to being unable to attract a candidate, we reallocated it to DIK.  We don’t know where in Cambodia these goods will go but we do know that they will make a difference to numerous people in Cambodia.  A huge variety of goods from baby goods to major healthcare items.  Well done Janet and Grant and now that you have your garage back, you can fill it all over again. 


In other news, Brian announced that he is to be ordained as a Minister so I guess he’ll soon be writing more than our weekly meetings (I know Brian, you already do heaps more in your week than just this).  I never realised what was involved until I called in and saw Amy the other week and discovered that Ministers can’t really copy and paste, but have to write to a certain theme each day.  Fascinating insight into something that I really haven’t take the time to understand, and gave me a new appreciation for the role played in the community.  In a time when the media seems to be focusing on our differences, I found it useful to reflect on the fellowship that religion creates for some members of our community.  So whilst some of my members may not miss our weekly Rotary meeting, imagine if your attendance at a place of worship of your choosing was your feeling of comfort, companionship and community – and the Minister (or other leader) didn’t show up that day? 




Deanne S.



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This week's meeting material
  • Top 5 Rotary Membership Myths Exposed
  • Liza Donnelly - Drawing on humor for change - New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life -- and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.
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