President's Message MAY 2015
2014/2015 has been a productive year for Rotary eClub One. As of today, our membership
grew from 66 to 91. This would not have been possible without the excellent
organization and hard work of Chris Joscelyne, Joan Richards, Deb Brackney,
Emmanuel Serriere and Megan MacLean. Thank you all! Besides the 25 Sydney members we accepted on
July 1, added 11 new members and 11 members left mostly to join Terra Clubs.
budget is right on track and we were able to distribute $33,000 to various
international projects plus $11,000 to community projects.
the last 9 months, our members have contributed at least 6903 hours of service
in their communities, nationally and or internationally. That is 26 hours of hands-on service per
member per quarter. This is impressive and makes me proud to be a member of
Rotary eClub One.
have enjoyed working with people from other countries and other cultures. One
interesting aspect in our communication is figurative speech. I learned that
some people heard ducks and some heard cats as an example. When I was a little
girl I had an aunt who would greet us with “come over here and let me mug you
with hugs and kisses”. I bring that up for a reason. I have here a vessel that
has many names I call it a mug. Inside this mug are candies that I call Hershey
kisses and hugs.
are a few people here that I would like to mug with hugs and kisses. Would the
following people please step forward to be recognized for being instrumental in
the success of our club this year?
· IPP and Annual Dinner Committee member, Deb
· Too many hats to list and President Elect Emmanuel
· Treasurer Joe Spears
· President Nominee and Administrative Chair Buchi
· Forum Coordinator Henry Harrison
· Annual Dinner Committee member Heather
· Too many hats to list and member #9 Chris
· Mentor to our Sydney members, Joan Richards
· International Grant Chair and photographer
extraordinaire, Wayne Markel
· The love of my life, Bryan Blackwell
you for an excellent year.