March Letter to the E-Club of One World
 
Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
The month of March could be called the District Grants month for our Rotary E-club of One World. We are ready to implement two of our projects: the one for Ghana, and the other for Los Cabos in Mexico. Both are projects for education. This month our club will decide which projects we want to support with our DDF, next year (Rotary year 2024-2025). We have until March 31 to submit the applications to our District 5240 grant committee.

Our President-Elect, Elly Scheepers, will attend PETS this month in her district in the Netherlands. She is already actively preparing her new board of directors and committees for her year.
 
 
The Fellowship meeting, on Saturday, March 2, will feature Mimi and her educational project in Los Cabos. This project helps kids of lower-income families who cannot afford backpacks and materials to attend school. Please join the meeting to show support for Mimi and this great project. The Peace meeting, on Saturday, March 23, will welcome an outstanding Rotarian, Peter Kyle, who will demonstrate to us the importance of the Rotary Intercountry Committees in Peace Building. At the last Peace meeting we had a conversation with our Peace Builder guests on what first steps we need to take to improve the peace process. One of our guests, Rotarian Dennis Wong, asked us to redefine Peace. I am asking you today, “What is your definition of Peace?” Send me your answer by email or on WhatsApp. I would value your participation in this question of the month. See you on WhatsApp and Zoom.

- Claudine Schooley
 
Question of the Month: “What is your definition of Peace?
Fellowship & Other Program Events
Mar 16, 2024
8:00 am - 9:00 am UTC-07:00
Mar 23, 2024
8:00 am - 9:00 am UTC-07:00
Apr 06, 2024
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Apr 20, 2024
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Apr 27, 2024
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May 04, 2024
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May 18, 2024
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May 25, 2024
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Jun 01, 2024
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Jun 15, 2024
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Jun 22, 2024
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February Peace Meeting
 
Please click here to see the recording of our February Peace Meeting... 
 
Thank you to all our members who joined us.
We believe in advancing international understanding, goodwill, and peace, united in the ideal of service.
 
As a member of an E-Club, you can participate fully online - and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship with other members through our get-togethers online. We are like a regular club except for online meetings so you can be anywhere worldwide. Great for Rotarian globetrotters and those who live too far from an actual club. Everyone is welcome! 

Our members come from all over the World - you will immediately have access to an international network of friends and true fellow Rotarians! 
 
We use three applications online to communicate with each other:
  • The first one is via Whatsapp where we communicate with each member in chat. 
  • Our second application is ClubRunner, where you can edit your profile and where you can find documents about our E-Club and our member's list.
  • Our third application is Zoom, we meet on this platform for our meetings. It is very easy to use, we send you a link with a passcode to enter the meeting. You will need a device that has a camera to be able to get the best possible experience!
   Do not let technology deter you from joining our E-Club,
we have many members that will help you navigate and feel comfortable!

 
Become a Member
 
Is it too difficult to attend an actual meeting? Are you traveling too often? Do you want to continue being a Rotarian? Then our Eclub might be the solution for you!
 
The easiest way is to email us and request a link to one of our Fellowship meetings so that we may get to know each other. If you like what you see, we ask you to fill out a form, and the board of directors will vote to include you as a member. We would love to hear from you and have you join our Eclub.

Contact Us or Download the form to start your application.
 
Our Club Community Project
Thanksgiving Meals Distribution with the Conejo Valley Rotary Club on Thanksgiving day.
 
 
Please send your generous contributions to:
Rotary Club of Conejo Valley P.O. Box 1527 Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
Or visit www.conejovalleyrotary.org (Donations are tax deductible)
Our Projects 2023-24, click on the titles to read more (adding new projects often)
 
Backpacks and School Supplies for Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.
In September 2021, at the beginning of the school year, we delivered 50 backpacks and school supplies to second-grade students of the Amelia Wilkes Ceseña Elementary School located in Cuatro De Marzo neighborhood in Cabo. This was led by Rotary Eclub of One World and the Principal and staff from the school. The project has been so successful that we decided to do it again in September 2023.
 
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Liberia, and unofficially in countries like Brazil and the Philippines. It is also observed in the Dutch town of Leiden and the Australian territory of Norfolk Island. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and the preceding year (Similarly named harvest festival holidays occur throughout the world during autumn, including in Germany and Japan.). Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October in Canada, on the 4th Thursday of November in the US, and around the same time of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday.
 
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Rotary International President R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.
 
"The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves." 
 

A significant way to bring hope to the world is to put a greater emphasis on peace, McInally said. He cited the action Rotary members have taken in the past year to support the people of Ukraine after the invasion by Russia. Rotary has made humanitarian relief a priority, attracting more Ukrainian members in the process. But McInally noted that true relief won't come without peace — not just in Ukraine, but in Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, and dozens of other places around the globe.

"Peace is the soil where hope takes root," McInally said.

McInally also emphasized the power of continuity, calling for Rotary members to continue the work of some past leaders.