Welcome to the Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA

It is our privilege to have you join us today as we offer the hospitality of our online Rotary Club with an international membership on 5 continents.  Our home Rotary District is 5495 in Arizona, USA.  Aside from providing an online community for our members, we provide make-up opportunities for Rotarians around the world.

 

We have been experiencing some technical problems on our website that are being serviced and repaired, we apologize for this inconvenience. We invite you to visit our previous meetings, and visit our facebook page: Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA, where you can watch This week's program: Who are the Rotarians? Interesting video Please click on I like it, share it, leave us your opinions https://vimeo.com/277682392. Soon we will come back. Be inspired. 

 
Recent Online Meeting Programs
As you all know, water is becoming a real problem for communities around the world, even in the most developed countries. This week Mac Whyte, takes us to learn how Rotary has become involved, with other organizations, to make our world a better place, joining efforts, talents and resources. Visit the following site to have more information on how this important project works: http://www.gomariposa.org/

The Dutch author Rob Riemen points out in his book: To combat this era, an analysis of the star generation of our time: The millennials. "The kistch is the irresistible temptation of the pleasant and beautiful, but it is a beauty without truth. It is similar to a cosmetic product that is used to seduce, but also to hide: the concealment of an unfathomable spiritual vacuum.

 
The Navajo Nation is located in an area of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The Navajo are 67 times more likely than other Americans to live without running water or a toilet. Many Natives can't get enough clean water, creating a cycle of poverty that limits health, happiness, educational opportunity, and economic security.

The Navajo Water Project seeks funding to continue existing and on-going efforts by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and DIGDEEP, both non-profit organizations, to provide clean, running water to approximately 205 Navajo American families living within the Smith Lake Chapter in New Mexico. Currently, these homes do not have running water, and must rely on barrels of water that are set outside their home. These barrels are filled once every two weeks by truck. The amount of water amounts to only 7 gallons per home per day. The average American uses over 80 gallons per day per person.
Today we have a special program to start our new Rotary year 18/19. We are going to present our new board of directors, and we will do it in a vintage way, remembering the formal parts of a conventional Rotary program.
 
We will touch the Rotary bell, we will have a moment of inspiration, the Rotary minute, a space of fellowship, we will remember the quadruple test, so distinctive of the rotarism; and, as a central part of our program, we will introduce each of the members who will participate in the administration of the club this year.
 
Without more to say, let's start. Check our video presentation in: https://vimeo.com/277808468
 
Website Changes

You commented.  We listened.

The transition to the new web platform has not gone as well as we would have liked.  You will notice some changes based on your feedback.  The key items are:

  • A dedicated webpage for each meeting.
  • Meeting attendance registration has been moved to the end of the meeting.
  • A redesigned eClub meeting room where you will be able to attend prior meetings or programs.
  • The creation of multiple paths to get to the current week’s meeting and the meeting room.

In the coming weeks, you will see a return of floral photos thank to ReCSWUSA member Hiro Yamato.  The first of these photos is part of 27 November meeting.  Additionally, you will see more fireside “chats” similar to last month’s program with ReCSWUSA member Marcelle Debande.  With your help, we can rebuild our online community.

Aside from expanding the amount of content, we will be working on streamlining your online experience.  At the top of this list is attendance recording and verification and expanding comments to all our guests.