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Welcome to the District 5010 eClub!

Meetings Second and Fourth Saturdays at 8am Alaska Time
Contact President or Secretary for more information.
PO Box 8604
Ketchikan, AK  99901
United States
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eClub meeting: 6-3-17, 8:00am AK time


Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States +1 (312) 757-3129

Canada +1 (647) 497-9391


Access Code: 952-756-549

Welcome back, from District Conference, everyone!
5010 has amazing Rotarians all around - fellowship, service, pajamas - all of it.  
If you are here seeking more information on the 5010 Big Clean, there is a link on the left hand side for reporting your cleaning! Look underneath Join Now.  (Larger icon being built).
Also exciting?  Clean-ups have been logged in Wisconsin and Florida SINCE THE CONFERENCE.  Every bag of trash matters.  Take care!
If you go to the link above, it'll take you to the most-current map.  You're able to zoom in on areas and see what's happening close to home.

Happy Thursday to you all in the eClub world!

My eClub bulletin confession: every year before conference, I go to my wife and bemoan how much the registration costs, the airline fare, finding accommodations, having to be with strangers in airports, etc, etc, etc. Basically, I make the same whine as I did before.  And each year, she kindly gives me a firm look and tells me to "think about it".  What that really means is, "suck it up buttercup, and do it anyway".  This year was a little extra loaded since the District Governor had asked me/the club to present.  Between the two of them, Sitka Conference was absolutely a fixed obligation for me.

Am I still a 35-year old curmudgeon? Yes, yes I am.  Am I glad that I went to the conference?  Absolutely worth every hour,  every dollar, and all the fellowship.     

So, my happy bucks this week are for those who encourage us to do the hard things - enough said about that. 


-Yours in Secretarial Service,



Who else is happy? Tell us about it!


A reminder about our meeting this Saturday (8:00am AK time):  

eClub meeting: 5-13-17, 8:00am AK time


Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States +1 (312) 757-3129

Canada +1 (647) 497-9391


Access Code: 952-756-549

Our next meeting dates:
The 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 8:00am Alaska time
Welcome to District 5010 e-Club of Alaska and Yukon!  We are a dynamic group of Rotarians dedicated to being a positive impact and we hope you are too.  If you are a Rotarian who finds yourself needing a little more flexibility for making meetings or a Rotarian needing a makeup, this is the place for you.  Here are a few ways you can become involved with the e-Club of District 5010:
  • Become a member, contact one of our board members and review club documents on clubrunner
  • Do a makeup meeting, look under the meetings menu for the current weeks meeting and send an email to the club secretary with comments to receive a makeup for your club.
  • Request to be added to the club bulletin for updates on club activities and meetings
  • Friend us on Facebook at 
  • Visit a member.  Are you traveling?  Our members are located throughout the world.  We are Alaska based but world minded and would enjoy meeting you and exchanging banners and especially enjoy you joining one of our live meetings.
E-Club of Rotary District 5010 Live Meetings. Join Us!
Our live meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 8:00 am Alaska time via Go to Meeting.  Here's how to join us from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (312) 757-3129
Canada +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 952-756-549
We look forward to "seeing" you at an upcoming meeting!
Sitka recap and awards:
30 year anniversary of District 5010 (Thank you, Marty Metiva)
30 year anniversary of women in Rotary
100 year anniversary of the Rotary Foundation
150 year anniversary of the treaty for the purchase of Russian Alaska
How good it was to see some of our eClub members face-to-face, and catch up with old Rotarian friends.  Understandably, not everyone was able to attend.  The eClub had a great morning meeting!  While President Julie was unable to attend do to some other commitments, Past-President George conducted the meeting well (I think he’s done this gavel-passing before).  President-Elect Sharon put in some personal touches – like pin choice, and “coffee & cake” that made the meeting feel festive and special.   Many thanks to those who made the logistics and set-up happen!  Also, our Friendship Table looked great!
Among the awards/pinnings at the meeting were: 
Sue Foley Volunteer Award to Doran Powell
Foundation Giving Challenge (to the club!) for 100% of the members contributing (Good job, Foundation Chair, Sharon!)
Paul Harris+6 (+7 even?) for Sharon and Al Durtka
Paul Harris 1 for Brian Shimek and Floyd Shilanski
Paul Harris Society recognition for Wanda Cooksey, George Frushour, and Sharon and Al Durtka
Major Donor Recognition for Tom Nicolos
49 years of perfect attendance to Leo Rasmussen
Officer pins for the incoming board
Passing of the gavel from Julie (George) to President-Elect Sharon
Many thanks to all who attended, including special and honored guests Nancy Nicolos, Pat Frushour, and Al Durtka; our eClub mentors Marty Metiva and Terri Hall; our DG, DGE, AG, multiple PDG, club presidents, and fine individuals all around.   

The 5010 Big Clean - here's the short version:

"Brian, you keep talking about this 'cleaning' project, but never tell us what it is?!"  Let us wait no longer.

Among the fuss for the eClub at the conference was a 4-minute spot to present our 5010 Big Clean project.  We were honored to speak directly following the mayor’s representative, District Governor Michelle and the local State Senator Stedman  We, the eClub, were a pretty big deal for 10 minutes. Brian started with, “Greetings from the 5010 eClub, where every Saturday morning meeting is pajamas optional” and continued on from there.  The slides are attached to the email – somehow – but you all missed a lot in the narration.

Feedback was very positive during the weekend, and it generated some attention for the club and the Big Clean project.  Let’s make it big!  So what is it?? Here’s the essence:
-The challenge of eClubs is doing any hands-on service when we live so far apart.  What can we do to use our hands towards a common goal?
-Desired project criteria: done by anyone, anywhere, at any time; be a direct benefit to that community; be simple and measurable
-So we tried a model based on picking up trash and litter.  It’s all over the place, and it’s not going away.  You record the time spent and location, and we put it on a map.  Last year, a handful of us picked up in almost 30 different places around the world, and record over 120 hours. One bag of trash is pretty forgettable – but doing something in a bigger picture?  That can motivate and inspire more people to pick up as they’re out and about.
-It’s not a vaccine, a well, or a playground – but we leave the world a little bit better for the people who come behind us.  And that does matter.
-How do you do it?  You have options….: On your own – Walking the dog – With out of town guests – Coordinated with a local club – Adopt a road or park – Schedule and advertise a clean-up weekend – Do it as a project with Rotaract/Interact/Boyscouts/Girlscouts – But then go to our website and tell us about it!  And then tell others about it!
Thanks to Dan, there is a link on the left side of the website.  It'll provide you a form to enter where you've been cleaning.  Thank you, Sharon and Nancy Dodge most recently!
If you want to view the slides right now, they're on the 5010 eClub Facebook page. Yes, there is such a thing.
Here's the latest total for the clean-up:
Non-duplicated locations:   20
States:   4
Countries:   1
Rotarian hours:   116
Non-Rotarian hours:   24.5
The current map is viewable here:
Your map will be accessible at

If you are looking for meeting information to access our live on-line meetings you can find them in the the events calendar located on clubrunner.  These events also are located in the bulletin.  If you are a guest and would like to receive the bulletin contact the club secretary.  This information is also being posted on facebook at so be sure to LIKE us.
We look forward to seeing you at a future meeting!
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