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November 2016 Newsletter

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November 2016 Club Newsletter                 Rotary Peace Conference Minutes of E-Club Thanksgiving Dinner and DG Visit – November 8

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Roger Ebert spent a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

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In 1965, Roger Ebert spent a year abroad as an Ambassadorial Scholar. In this 1998 clip he relates how his experiences in South Africa gave him a more global outlook, and even helped point him toward a career in film criticism.  Ambassadorial Scholars are now part of Rotary’s Global Grants program.  If you or someone you know might be interested, …

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WWII Vets Escorted to Washington D.C. by Rotarians

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This video was done 4 years ago, but is timeless in honoring our WWII veterans and all veterans.  These vets tell stories of their service as they are escorted and filmed by Rotarians to Washington D.C. on an “Honor Air” flight for a veterans celebration.  They fought for our freedoms, as do our military today, celebrate all veterans this November …

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Bono from U2 is humbled by Rotary and Rotarians

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Bono from U2 shares a personal message of hope and admiration with rotary members for their continued commitment to ending polio and changing lives throughout the world.

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Helping women and children in rural villages of Nepal – part 1 of 3

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Meet Rosalind Russell, member of the Rotary E-Club of the West and founder of R Star foundation.  Rosalind has been working for many years to help the women and children of rural Nepali villages, she says it best herself: Briefly, I am just an ordinary person with a large passion to lift women who in-turn lift children, men, villages and …

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Helping Women and Children in Nepal – part 2 of 3

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Rosalind Russell, founder of R Star Foundation and E-Club of the West member, continues her talk on how she’s been helping the neglected women and children of the rural villages of Nepal, especially after the devastating earthquakes (7.8 and 7.3) in April and May this year.

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Helping Women and Children in Nepal – part 3 of 3

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Learn what is needed to help the women and children of Nepal through R Star Foundation with founder and E-Club member Rosalind Russell.  See how you can help change the lives of the villagers of Nepal who were devastated after the major (7.8 and 7.3) earthquakes of April and May this year.  

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The Worst-Designed Thing You’ve Never Noticed!

Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don’t have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows …

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What it’s like to teach in North Korea

For six months, Suki Kim worked as an English teacher at an elite school for North Korea’s future leaders — while writing a book on one of the world’s most repressive regimes. As she helped her students grapple with concepts like “truth” and “critical thinking,” she came to wonder: Was teaching these students to seek the truth putting them in …

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The Power of Habit

In this ingenious talk, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Charles Duhigg seamlessly combines informational facts from research, anecdotes from real events, and personal experience with insightful observations to explain why human behaviors are compelled by habit. Citing research evidence supporting the positive effects of willpower on long-term decision-making, Duhigg encourages listeners to teach willpower by supporting the mindful contemplation of consequences …

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