April 5, 2020
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President's Message
CJ Cochrane
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We had an excellent member and guests turnout
at our last monthly meeting.
Let's see if we can achieve 100 %
membership participation in April.
You may be spending much time at home.
It's an excellent chance to do makeups online
and to introduce potential members.
Send them to our website,.
Explain about the club and,
if you need help,
I'm available to Zoom meet with anyone.
A makeup is participating
in any reasonable cause that's non-political.
Attending the many online Rotary club meetings
throughout the District is a great way 
to meet others and to up your participation.
Your time counts.
One makeup for every hour is a good benchmark.
Be sure to add your makeups online under your name.
If you need help, contact myself or Ariane Carriere
Till next week ...
Another 21 Day Notice Coming Up
For those in attendance last Tuesday you will be aware that we agreed to make a further change to the proposed Club By Law revisions prepared by Ariane.  This further consideration is essentially limited to the By Law dealing with our voting procedures in Line with RI rules, but we will still be voting on the entire package.
On Tuesday this week, or perhaps even tomorrow, we will be sending the official notice of  proposed By Law changes to be voted on at our next meeting April 28th. Most of this you will already have seen.  Those changes plus the additional change will also be appropriately highlighted.
We will also be circulating a proxy form that members will be encouraged to complete and send in prior to our next meeting on April 28th even if you are intending to attend.
This will encourage as much club participation as possible in the event that technical issues with Zoom etc. might interfere with your actual attendance for the vote.
Please stay tuned....... 
             Secretary's Thoughts
As President Chris indicated we had an excellent turnout at last Tuesday's meeting and we covered some interesting ground.  We were also pleased to welcome as guests both our current District Governor and District Governor Elect!  We also had had our two new members from Sweden and Malta in attendance.  If you were not there make sure you view the meeting recording soon.
As mentioned above there will be a further 21 Day notice of a vote on our By Law Changes to be sent out by this Tuesday for a vote to take place at our meeting April 28th.  
I also want to call attention to Ariane's request that members take time, while most of us have some time, during our self-isolation period to update our attendance and make-ups.  Remember that even though we only have one official club meeting each month we are still obligated as Rotarians to have make-ups for the other three or four weeks each month that we did not meet as a club.  President Chris has spelled out in his thoughts this week the kinds of activities that may be considered a make up.  It is really important that we all attend to this small chore and try and bring ourselves up to date as this helps to demonstrate just how active a club we are, even when we are in the midst of pandemic restrictions that limit most of activity to the virtual world at this particular stage. So some of the readings suggested this week by both Maddie and Jacinthe might easily count as a make-up, plus of course viewing any past meetings that you have viewed on the Zoom Vimeo. 
Once again, here's an important message from Rotary International:
Good look and have a great week everyone!
Yours in Rotary,


April is Magazine Month
By Jacinthe Paillé
President-Elect 2020-21
Most months in a Rotary year focus on an aspect of Rotary. For example, March is Literacy month, and April is Magazine month. As a follow up to last week’s message (about reading), in April, I would like to introduce you to some of the different regional Rotary magazines that exist around the world. While North Americans receive The Rotarian either in print or online, and Canadians get Rotary Canada four times a year, Rotarians in other parts of the world get their Rotary news through their regional magazine.
Today I’d like to introduce you to Rotary Down Under, the magazine for (you guessed it!) Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, which includes New Caledonia and American Samoa, among others. You can like them on Facebook (just type in Rotary Down Under) and follow them on Twitter (@rotarydownunder) for up-to-date news. From one of their latest Twitter posts I was able to access the April issue!
Click here to read some news from the land of Oz: http://www.epubs.media/rotarydownunder/ezine/2020/626/
One article that caught my attention is on World Creativity and Innovation Day (#WCID), which will take place on April 21st. “This day was established by the United Nations to honour the creative and innovative activities of people around the world.” (Source: https://bimcal.com/calendar/world-creativity-and-innovation-day) Something to look forward to, especially since we are going to be home! Let’s get creative J
Rotary Down Under has been published since 1965 and has a circulation of 43,000.
Happy reading!
Maddie's Musings
(Maddie is our club President-Nominee for 2021-22)
In 2015, the House of Commons declared April to be Genocide Awareness, Education, Condemnation and Prevention Month. Last year, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism stated that during this month we "recommit our collective responsibility to stand up against discrimination and prejudice in all their forms, no matter where they occur." There is great strength in our diversity and there is power in dialogue about such atrocities. During quarantine we all have plenty of extra time to read, so for the month of April consider some of the following in honour of the victims and survivors of genocide:
Two Close Peoples Two Distant Neighbours by Hrant Dink
The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchu
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Romeo Dallaire
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
Take care, everyone. Till next week!