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e-Club News
Next e-Club Board of Directors Meeting - Thurs., Dec. 17 - 6pm CT
Topic: Online BOD Monthly Meeting
Date:  12/17/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT
Please check your WhatsApp for Zoom links for this Board of Directors meeting. 
Ukraine-USA Cultural Exchange Meeting - Sat. Dec. 19 @ 9am PT
This invitation is from the ICC Ukraine-USA for a Cultural Exchange meeting on Sat, Dec 19th.  9 am Pacific Time,  Rotarians and Rotaractors are welcome!

Alex Shypka is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Https:// 7552 0591
Next e-Club Online Monthly Meeting - Thurs., Jan. 7 @ 6pm CT - Guest Speaker
Topic: Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Gayle Knepper, Alaska: Russian America Today
Date:  1/7/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT
Where? Zoom:
Meeting ID: 823 0547 8599  
   Passcode: 470905
Please join us for our online monthly meeting and welcome our guest speaker! More info below. 
Thurs., January 7 @ 6 pm CT - Guest Speaker: Gayle Knepper, Alaska: Russian America Today

Want to join us in making a difference in the world?

Rotary e-Club of Houston - Guest Speaker
Gayle Knepper
Alaska: Russian America Today
Common myths, truths and (sometimes odd) frequently-asked questions about Alaska.
Join us for fun, fact and fallacy about the largest state in the U.S.

About the Speaker: Gayle Knepper, Rotary District 5010
Gayle is a member of Rotary eClub of District 5010 International (Alaska) and is past governor of the largest geographic district in the Rotary world (Alaska, USA; Yukon, Canada; Siberia & Far East, Russia). She has also served in a range of regional and international Rotary leadership roles.
Her professional background is in strategic business and market development, with a specialty in working with companies entering new and rapid-growth markets. She is chief executive of a strategic development firm working with organizations in North America and internationally.
Join us via Zoom as we welcome Gayle Knepper
Topic: Rotary eClub of Houston - Speaker, Gayle Knepper - Alaska: Russian America Today
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2020
Time: 6 pm Central
Join Zoom Meeting
   Meeting ID: 823 0547 8599
   Passcode: 470905
Rotary Creates Environments of Peace

Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.

We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts. As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect. By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved. Rotary creates environments where peace can happen. #rotaryinternational

Rotary’s Four Roles in Promoting Peace 

Rotary and its members are:

  • Practitioners: Our work fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, improving the health of mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies directly builds the optimal conditions for peaceful societies.
  • Educators: Our Rotary Peace Centers have trained over 1,300 peace fellows to become effective catalysts for peace through careers in government, education, and international organizations. 
  • Mediators: Our members have negotiated humanitarian ceasefires in areas of conflict to allow polio vaccinators to reach children who are at risk. 
  • Advocates: Our members have an integral role as respected, impartial participants during peace processes and in post-conflict reconstruction. We focus on creating communities and convening groups that are connected, inclusive, and resilient.
Riding with Rotary
Rotarians Nguyen 'Wind' Nguyen, Isis Mejias, and Ed Charlesworth promoting Rotary in our community!
Community Service Calendar 2020/21
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Christmas Fun Facts 
Researched from
•The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.
•All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas equal 364 gifts.
•Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.
•Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850.
•Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.
•Bolivians celebrate Misa del Gallo or “Mass of the Rooster” on Christmas Eve. Some people bring roosters to the midnight mass, a gesture that symbolizes the belief that a rooster was the first animal to announce the birth of Jesus.
•The British wear paper crowns while they eat Christmas dinner. The crowns are stored in a tube called a “Christmas cracker.
•n Poland, spiders or spider webs are common Christmas trees decorations because according to legend, a spider wove a blanket for Baby Jesus. In fact, Polish people consider spiders to be symbols of goodness and prosperity at Christmas.
•The poinsettia is native to Mexico and was cultivated by the Aztecs, who called the plant Cuetlaxochitl (“flower which wilts”). For the Aztecs, the plant’s brilliant red color symbolized purity, and they often used it medicinally to reduce fever. Contrary to popular belief, the poinsettia is not poisonous, but holly berries are.
The Most Colorful Gemstones on Earth
Our Vibrant, Energetic e-Club of Houston!! Are You a Member Yet? 
Calling all e-Club members! We've added new photos to our member mosaic! Please email your photo to Charles Mickens for our online Member Directory and to be included with the group below! 
Join the Rotary e-Club of Houston and Help Make A Difference!
Ready to join a great Rotary Club? Please contact Michael Hasty, Membership Director for new member information. 
To pay your membership dues: By credit card, please click on the PayNow yellow link on the side of the home page. Thank you!

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