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Disaster Aid Takes Rotary Meetings to Next level

15-11-2013

Don had started a Skype meeting program that proved to be quite successful and I would encourage any of you new presidents that really want to add something in the form of new technology to your meetings, to call me and we will arrange one. All you need is a Laptop or Notebook Computer, high speed internet access and a digital projector. Most clubs currently have all three.

Don had started a Skype meeting program that proved to be quite successful and I would encourage any of you new presidents that really want to add something in the form of new technology to your meetings, to call me and we will arrange one. All you need is a Laptop or Notebook Computer, high speed internet access and a digital projector. Most clubs currently have all three.

 

We set up a time for me to be your speaker at a regular meeting and I send you a kit to prepare for the meeting.  It also has a DVD that you show (about 8 minutes long) that shows our whole program. Then you use the same computer to Skype me and I will come live right into your meeting on the same screen that the DVD was just on.

 

I will give a brief update of where we are, what we are doing and who we are helping. Then, I can answer any questions your members have about any facet of our programs or, how Disaster Aid Canada can work with your club to help a pet project of yours or to connect you with some group either in Canada or worldwide to alleviate poverty, suffering or disease.

 

It certainly gives a first hand, up to date overview of what we are doing right now and with whom.

 

Also really adds some pizzazz to your meetings whereby someone thousands of miles away can be talking directly with your club at your regular meeting.

 

NOTE: In Newfoundland, your 7 AM Rotary meeting is at 3 AM in Victoria BC s I will have to sleep at the office to talk with your members. So I may be in my PJ'S for your meeting.

 

John.

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Could you imagine what it would be like to lose everything, watch your children suffer through lack of food and water and not be able to give your family the security of basic shelter? These are the questions we ask every day. How can we assist these people around the world to have security as a family unit and a glimmer of hope for their future?

We are constantly moved by the generosity and commitment of fellow Rotarians, their friends and associates here and around the world who support Disaster Aid Canada's humanitarian aid delivery - delivered by Rotarians to those most in need with accountability and dignity.

Disaster Aid Canada, together with our international Rotary partners continues to assist refugees in the Horn of Africa, especially the most at risk at a newly created camp.

At the time of writing, another two containers of Family Survival boxes are being delivered to house the frail and most at risk. The magnitude and complexity of this disaster is enormous with shelter, water, sanitation and food being the priorities.

With the support of fellow Rotarians, we will continue to assist and turn despair into hope.

We need your continued support ...

In our first twelve months of serving those most in need, deploying to Pakistan, the Sudan, Haiti and the Horn of Africa, and with a commitment to assist Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Belkys Lopez in the Sudan again, we need your help in replenishing our stocks. For a family that has lost everything, $750 buys the security of a home ... and an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Quite simply, the more Family Survival boxes we have in stock, the more families we assist in the Rotary spirit.

And please remember, Disaster Aid Canada really is the essence of Rotary service. As a project of the Rotary Club of Royal Oak (D5020) its members (and their families and friends) continue to provide a selfless, ongoing commitment - in so many ways - to this real 'Rotary Club' humanitarian project.

We welcome your contact to discuss how as Rotarians, we can help put smiles back onto so many faces through the delivery of our 'boxes of hope'.

 

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