Welcome to Meeting No. 209 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 

This week's meeting material


Everyone would have seen the stories about World Polio Day but I have added a link here to a short article I read about the eradication of wild polio virus type 3. Do any of our club members have stories about how they have been involved in the fight against polio?

Kent Cricket Club - Sierra Leone

Kent Cricket Club has once again been privilege to receive another massive donation of junior cricket equipment and uniform from Sydney Thunder in Australia.

Commenting on the donation, the Chairman of the Kent Cricket Club,Mr. Abdul Tejan-Cole said "These equipment are of immense value not only to KCC but to the youths of Sierra Leone in general. This will also ensure to help the spreading of the game to many other communities."

Emmanuel Pessima, who spoke at one of our meetings, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Cricket Club is also a member of the Rotaract Club of Mount Aureol.

Upcoming Project Trips

In November, Janet, Grant and myself will visit Cambodia for a rice drop and to visit Free To Shine and participate in their activity called 'A Mile in Serey’s Shoes '. All are welcome to join us and I will put some more info up in the coming weeks. Donate via our GoFundMe page. Remember just a small donation can make a big change to the lives of the Cambodian children.

In January 2020 I will visit Vietnam to donate funds for SAPP ( Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients ) for the purchase of Vietnamese Health Insurance Cards. If you can make a donation it would be greatly appreciated and will allow me to purchase more cards to assist needy Vietnamese in Ben Tre province. Visit our projects page to see photos and information from my trip early this year. 

Social Media Phishing

Being safe online is a topic that we have discussed before so I was interested to see this article from the Rotary Down Under Facebook page about the Rotaract Club of Canberra being targeted by a phishing scam. Read the story here

Polio in the Philippines

An article about a recent outbreak of polio in the Philippines. Read the full story from the WHO website here

eSpeaker Series

Amazing talk with Nicky Mih from Free To Shine in Cambodia on the 2nd Sep. Stay tuned for more details on how to watch that session on Youtube and details of our next speaker. Thanks Anthony for your work with putting the eSpeaker series together and thanks Nicky for sharing with us the amazing work that you and your team do. I am looking forward to our next eSpeaker session. 

View the last eSpeaker Stephanie Urchick - Transforming Rotary's future through strategic change, Click here to watch the full session

Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting - 11 November at 7:30 PM. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/914062194

Rotary Training

Our next Rotary Training session - 18 November at 7:30 PM. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/914062194 

General Meeting.

The next General Meeting - 28 October at 7:30 PM. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/914062194

Facebook Updates

Keep posting your updates to Facebook or email them to me and I will add them. If you have more photos or info for our current projects please send them to me so I can update our projects page.

This officially ends meeting No.209. Let me know on our Facebook group what you thought of the meeting material. Serious, leave a comment. It helps to get some feedback on the meeting and also to hear your thoughts and ideas. For club members go to the closed group here Closed Group Facebook page and for non members please leave a comment on our Public Facebook page, like, and share.

If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact Pete at pete@showell.com.au

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