Posted by BJN on Feb 03, 2018

Welcome to Meeting No. 127 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38


Rotary Eclub of Greater Sydney
February is Rotary's Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

President's Message

This week we look at Rotary's programs designed to promote peace and conflict resolution. We all have a part to play in this great venture. We also look at the mosquito an animal that Rotary is also very concerned about through its "Rotary against Malaria" program.


Don't forget to register for the D9820 conference or the conference of the District in which you live.




Deanne S.

President 2017-18


Register for the D9820 Conference to be held in Sale on 16 -18 February 2018. Go to:

This week's meeting material 
Featured eClub this week -
Founding President Tony Castley chartered the Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney in October 2011. E-Clubs have been created all around the world as a means for people who would like to contribute to Rotary, but were unable to attend a physical meeting each week due to time or geographic constraints. Our club was the first E-Club to be chartered in Australia, and has members from all around the world. Currently we have over 40 members, with a mixture of new Rotarians and members who were unable to attend their clubs due to travel commitments.
Our members are different.
Our club is quite unique in that a number of our members have their own very active international projects or even their own NGO's.  So our club has a different focus to a more traditional club. Firstly, the club provides a great network for our members to share knowledge and resources to assist in their own projects. Secondly due to our online nature it is easier for our members to stay engaged and involved in projects all around the world, as opposed to just within the District.
The E-Club allows members to engage in club activities anywhere and anytime! We have a number of different methods of communicating with each other, including a forum, social media and email, Skype and by posting information on our club website. In regards local community projects we strongly suggest to our members stay in touch with their local Rotary club and help out with their local projects.

Other Material:

Rotary International Promoting Peace - Through Rotary's service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth — mosquitoes - What do we really know about mosquitoes? Fredros Okumu catches and studies these disease-carrying insects for a living -- with the hope of crashing their populations. Join Okumu for a tour of the frontlines of mosquito research, as he details some of the unconventional methods his team at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania have developed to target what has been described as the most dangerous animal on earth.
Brian Norris
Website Manager
This officially ends meeting No.127.
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