Vol. 102 No. 40
Bill Davidson, President
Parisa Adrangi, Secretary

MEETING APRIL 21, 2020 (virtual)
Bala Naidoo, District 5040 Governor

Bala will talk about the current situation that Rotary, and the world, finds itself in from the perspective of the District and Rotary International.

As with so many organizations, including professional and educational, Rotary is learning to quickly adapt to these changing times. It is responding to global and local needs, helping thousands in their time of crisis. It is responding to member needs by changing the format of what traditionally were in-person events to on-line events.

We are seeing collaborations between groups such demonstrated by the joint statement issued by Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International. As stated in the related statement, "In these times of uncertainty, your local service clubs remain committed to meeting the challenge of finding innovative ways to take action together to help communities around the globe heal and thrive – and become more united than ever."


NEXT MEETING APRIL 28, 2020 (virtual)
TBA, Stay tuned



Member input and feedback is always encouraged and welcome. We want to make our virtual club meetings vibrant and interesting for everyone. To do this successfully we need input from you. 
As many of our Rotarians have requested, we will be meeting every week provided we have a meaningful program to present. To that end, you can help by letting Carolyn know by the prior Friday (or Sunday at the latest) if you have any announcements or presentations you'd like to have included.
If you have suggestions for speakers, the Speaker Committee will be happy to consider them. Email with details. Do not make any commitments to your proposed speaker contacts; the committee will handle that aspect.
If you have suggestions for socials, albeit virtual ones for now, contact our Social Director, Milton Kiang. He'll be happy to field those suggestions.
These interesting and challenging times present some great opportunities. Think outside the box and let's keep our Club a powerhouse of fabulous Rotarians!
District 5040's Year Ahead 2020-21 sessions are now be presented as six webinars aimed at all members of District 5040, incoming club officers, committee members, new Rotarians, even potential members.
As per their website, the series replaces the in-person sessions planned earlier for different centres of the District because of the COVID-19 threat. Here is information about Webinar #1 in the series.
The first two sessions of the webinar series were held on April 9th & 11th respectively. See below for information about the remaining five webinars and how to register for them. There is no cost to register and participate.
We think you, and your club, will benefit from all the webinars and look forward to working with you in learning about the coming Rotary year.
Webinar #2
Change Model
Public Image & PR
45 minutes
Thurs Apr23 7:00pm
Repeated on
Sat Apr25 10:00am  
Webinar #3
The Rotary Foundation
60 minutes
Thurs Apr30 7:00pm
Repeated on
Sat May02 10:00am  
Webinar #4
Growing Rotary - Membership & Club Flexibility
Rotary Citation for 2020-21
60 minutes
Thurs May07 7:00pm
Repeated on
Sat May09 10:00am
Webinar #5
Youth Protection Policy
Rotaract in 5040
 45 minutes
Thurs May14 7:00pm
Repeated on
Sat May16 10:00am 
Webinar #6
Learning Centre
Duties of Secretary, Treasurer, Director, Member
Upcoming 5040 Events
 30 minutes
Thurs May21 7:00pm
Repeated on
Sat May23 10:00am
For more information and to register for these next webinars, CLICK HERE.

To bring a smile... A stunning rendition of Hallelujah
Thanks to Verona Edelstein for sharing this beautiful rendition of Hallelujah. 
Pupils of Roedean School in Johannesburg have released a virtual choir rendition of Hallelujah, explaining that they are “together in spirit and song though apart at uncertain times”.
Who says that we cannot stay connected and lead a wonderful life during these crazy, unstable times!
An inspiration that lives on - Terry Fox
Thanks to Tom Crean for sharing, as he says, his humble tribute to a brave man, a man Tom met only at his funeral. 
Terry actually began his amazing journey across our country on Easter Sunday 40 years ago (April 12, 1980).
Terry Fox: “It took cancer to realize that being self-centered is not the way to live. The answer is to try and help others.”
His spirit certainly lives on as does the fight.
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles for more info for specific events
Youth Service Committee meeting (contact Chair, John Bathurst, for meeting invite)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Jun 02, 2020
International Service Committee meeting (contact Chair, Ian Storrs, for meeting invite)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Jun 18, 2020 7:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting (contact Chair, Franz Gehriger, if you'd like to join in)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Jun 30, 2020 8:30 AM
Youth Service Committee meeting (contact Chair, John Bathurst, for meeting invite)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Jul 07, 2020
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John Bathurst Apr18
Doug Kellough Apr18
Rene Fluri Apr20
Sarah Reppchen Apr20
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Bill Davidson, President   Parisa Adrangi, Secretary