N.E.W. eClub District 6270

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North East Wisconsin eClub is hybrid Rotary Club our Re-Launch schedule starting in January 2017 meets the busy schedule of many, balancing family, work and social commitments. All meeting dates and how to attend live or via the web will be in the Calendar.  Please click on Calendar in the menu bar above. The First Thursday at 5:30 p.m. will be a Live Streaming Speaker, a link for live participation is in the Calendar on our webpage or in our FB Page events.The Live Streaming Meeting will be recorded to allow you participate when you can OR can be used as a make up meeting for any Rotarian. The Second 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. The Third Thursday will be a Face-to-Face meeting at Beckets. This is a time for fellowship and networking for Club members as well as a great way to do a make up meeting for any Rotarian. The Fourth Thursday will be another Facebook Discussion Group open to the public, see details in our Calendar section above along with a link to the Discussion Group. Topics will be related to Rotary, our community or our service projects. When there is a Fifth Thursday we do a quick, hands-on service project. This schedule 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 Live Streaming Speaker for March 2, 2017 was Health & Wellness presented by Stephanie Pereire Da Silva.  We thank her for the talk.  If you are a member of our Club, just watch the video when you can email our Secty so we can record your participaction.  If you want to watch this video as a make up and you are a member of another Club, just email us with your name and home club and we will make your Club aware of your make up.  For those doing make ups, we suggest a $5 donation made on our Donate Now button on our home page.
The video below is from Rotary International and it explains why it is so important that we get polio to ZERO in the wild.  Watch it, and I'm sure you will join me to support PolioNow campaign.  We "are this close" and need to finish the job.
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.
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...