Good Manners still in style...

Good Manners still in style...
Bad manners and a lack of etiquette are epidemic in business and personally. Articles all over the Internet rant about rude service personnel, oblivious drivers, and don't even get me started about hog-like eating styles. Yes, we are all in a hurry these days, but it only takes a second to say please, thank you, and excuse me. Not to mention covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze. Or cough.

I once heard one of my students sniping that manners were created by the elite to keep the masses from rising in social status. He thought they were out of date and stupid. Where they came from, and how far back in time they were developed is beside the point. Good manners show respect for others. They are a form of civil interaction between strangers and friends. They give structure to society. And they some have health benefits. For the rest of the story, please click on the photo.


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PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEPAL AND VANUATU

Here are two other examples of actions the Rotary eClub One is involved in: we want to remain active in helping fellow citizens anywhere in the world following a disaster. For this, a Disaster Relief Committee was created by the Rotary eClubOne in 2011.
Rotary eClubOne wants to send help in the form of money rapidly to a specific person or small group for their immediate need. Rotary eClubOne does not usually send funds to large international organizations, we prefer to send it to local clubs for them to give to a specific person or a specific family in need. An horrific hurricane hit the country of Vanuatu on March 13, 2015. We are collecting now to help them as soon as we can.

Would you please help us help them with a generous donation by clicking on the Donation tab on the top right of this page, thank you.



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President's Message MAY 2015

Rotary 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.  

 

Our budget is right on track and we were able to distribute $33,000 to various international projects plus $11,000 to community projects.  

 

In 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.

 

I 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.

 

There 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 Brackney

·    Too many hats to list and President Elect Emmanuel Serriere

·    Treasurer Joe Spears

·    President Nominee and Administrative Chair Buchi Akpeh

·    Forum Coordinator Henry Harrison

·    Annual Dinner Committee member Heather McCallin

·    Too many hats to list and member #9 Chris Joscelyne

·    Mentor to our Sydney members, Joan Richards

·    International Grant Chair and photographer extraordinaire, Wayne Markel

·    The love of my life, Bryan Blackwell

 

Thank you for an excellent year.


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