N.E.W. eClub District 6270

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October 2016
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Help our Club help others, Donate now to our Club to support our Bridges Book project, Or for PolioPlus or for other Club projects.

North East Wisconsin eClub is hybrid Rotary Club our new schedule starting in July 2016 meets the busy schedule of many, balancing family, work and social commitments.  The First Thursday is a Facebook Discussion Group as a Club Business meeting, the Discussion Group is open all week 24 hours a day allowing maximum flexibility to participate. Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. will be a Live Streaming Speaker, the speaker will be recorded all-how to participate. Third Thursday will be another Facebook Discussion Group open to the public, see details in our Events section along with a link to the Discussion Group. Topics will be related to Rotary, our community or our service projects. Fourth Thursday will be a Face-to-Face meeting at Beckets.  This is our monthly time for fellowship and networking. When there is a fifth Thursday we do a quick service project. This is a perfect fit for busy individuals that still want to make a difference in our community. Follow us here or on Twitter OR Facebook for updates and news.

Becket's is located at:

2 Jackson Street

Oshkosh, WI 54901 USA.

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The three Rotary Clubs of Oshkosh sponsored a get together and mini fund raiser for World Polio Day Oct. 24, 2016.  At the Ground Round in Oshkosh, we were selling "Polio Shots" for $5, of which $4 went to PolioPlus.  Others put in donations to avoid the side affects of these "shots".  Fun evening, and building awareness that we are not done yet.


Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country Tuesday, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless.

The Category 4 storm has affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who have been moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne illnesses.

A ShelterBox response team of volunteers from Canada, England, New Zealand, and the United States traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, Friday to assess the damage and decide how best to help people. ShelterBox, an independent charity, is Rotary's project partner for disaster relief.

ShelterBox has limited supplies available in Haiti and is working with the Dutch navy to bring more from nearby storage sites. The charity is also exploring a partnership with ACTED, a French nongovernmental aid agency, which ShelterBox has worked with in the past.

"We are exploring every option to get aid to Haiti as quickly as possible," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "Working in partnership could give us more flexibility and capacity to reach isolated communities in the country."

With wind speeds reaching 155 miles per hour, Hurricane Matthew is considered the worst storm to make landfall in Haiti in more than 50 years.

Follow ShelterBox on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.

Learn how you can help at ShelterBox.

The Disaster Network Assistance Rotarian Action Group and Rotary District 7020 are collecting donations for Haiti relief. Contact relief@rotary.org for information about how to contribute.


You might have seen that there have been three confirmed cases of polio in previously "safe" Africa.  Watch the clip below and please give to Foundation NOW.  We don't want to waste the money spent so far to "get this close" and not respond now. Don't know how to give, click on Donate Now on our website www.newrotaryeclub.com and on the left hand side is the button.  During the process you can select PolioNow.

August 4 was a first in our District. The District Governor did a Live Streaming meeting with our Club as part of her official visit. We thank her for being the first.
The video can be watched here.  If you are a Club member, contact our Club Secty to record your participation for the week. If you are a guest and want credit for a make up meeting, watch the video then click on the Donate Now button on our website and let us know your name and your home Club name and our Secty will take care of the details.

Save the date, October 27th at 5:15 p.m., to help us celebrate the re-launch of our Club. New schedule, new format, new emphasis on Service Above Self done by people with busy life styles.  More information to come. But save the date, please register by Sept. 15 so we can get head count. To register, go to Events (left hand side of our website) and click on Sept 22 Event then follow links to Register.

Kelly Matthews, Oshkosh Food Co-op Board President will be giving an update on the progress of the Oshkosh Food Co-Op via our Live Streaming Meeting that will be "live" July 14th. See our Events (left hand column)  for the Link using Zoom. Can't make the time slot, don't worry, the presentation will be recorded and posted on this page and our website.
The live streaming has be recorded here

Next year's Rotary's International Convention will be in Atlanta, June 10-14.  I for one have never been to a international convention and think it is time.  So I already have registered for the event.  Members in the US should consider the ease and lower cost of attending an event in Atlanta.

At the International Convention in Korea, Mitty Chang presentation highlighting eClubs

This clip comes from Facebook. It tells the "why" of Rotary better than I ever could.

Great report on Rotarians doing what Rotarians do everyday, Service Above Self, just one example of what makes me proud to be a Rotarian.
Follow link to go to the full story.  

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