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Welcome to the District 5010 eClub!

Meetings 2nd & 4th Saturdays; 8:00 am Alaska Time
Live Meetings via ZOOM
Mailing Address: 2417 Tongass Avenue
Suite 111, Box 266
Ketchikan, AK  99901
United States
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Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
8:00 am Alaska time * Live Meeting Log In Below
Make Ups/Recorded Meetings
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 news on ClubRunner
  • Do a makeup meeting or view past meeting recordings featuring the dynamic speakers at live meetings.  Send an email to the club secretary with comments about the meeting to receive a makeup for your club.
  • Request to be added to the mailing list for the newsletter and updates on club activities and meetings (send your message to the club secretary)
  • Friend us on Facebook at 
  • Visit a member.  Are you traveling?  Our members are located throughout the world.  The club is Alaska-Yukon based, with an international outlook. We would enjoy meeting you in person and exchanging banners, and especially welcome you to join one of our live meetings at any time.
E-Club of Rotary District 5010 Live Meetings. Join Us! 
Log In Details
Our live meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 8:00 am Alaska time via ZOOM (see below for special holiday schedule). 
Log in from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
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We look forward to "seeing" you at an upcoming meeting!
Missed a Meeting? Need a Make Up?
View recordings of live meetings featuring dynamic speakers and Rotary news.  If you need a make up, send an email to the club secretary with comments about the meeting and receive documentation for your club.
What’s Ahead: News from Pacific Northwest PETS
Speaker: Nancy Dodge
Getting to Know the Florida eClub
Speaker: Dr. Phyllis Olmstead (“Dr. O”)
Charter President, eClub of Florida
Madagascar Cyclone & ShelterBox: My Experience
Wes Clanton
A Photo Safari to South Africa
George Frushour
Strengthening Our eClub: Membership Planning
Meeting Schedule & Responsibilities 2017-18
eClub colleagues, thank you for your help with our meetings! This link contains the club and board meeting schedule for 2017-18, and a rotating list of member responsibilities for meeting support.   
As eClub members are busy and engaged in many activities, we realize this schedule may not always match your calendar. If you have a conflict,please arrange a "trade" with a colleague and and let Gayle know 48 hours (or more) in advance of the meeting for planning. Gayle's email is or
If you're scheduled to provide the introduction, Gayle will send the speaker's biography to you at least 2 days in advance. You are highly encouraged to personalize and make it unique.   

Happy Thursday to you all in the eClub world!

Speaker and Rotarian Bill Wittich said something to the effect of: "Folks don't invite their friends to volunteer or to join Rotary because they're afraid of being rejected.  But here's the thing; they aren't saying "no" to you, just to the opportunity".  

That said, I would like to invite all of you.

Your presence would be very much appreciated and welcomed at our eClub meeting this Saturday, August 12th, 8:00am Alaska time.  Log-in information and agenda are below, and further below.  It will be followed by our regular monthly board meeting.

If you will not be able to join us, please send us a quick update via email that we can share. Thank you!

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (312) 757-3129
Access Code: 952-756-549

My happy bucks this week are for nearly two weeks of beautiful, sunny, bike-riding weather while the car has been in for repairs.  What are yours for? 

-Yours in absent-minded, yet studious Secretarial Service,



Who else is happy? Tell us about it! Link below goes to the online donation portal


While subject to small changes, here is the plan for Saturday - note how attendance will be called! (ahem)

Call to Order
•Roll Call – Secretary Brian Shimek (response “present” is a July project & hours of service)
•Rotary Inspirational Moment:  Nancy Dodge
–Nominations for Board of Directors – Brian Shimek
•Current nominees of Gayle Knepper and Wes Clanton
–Committee sharing
•The Rotary Foundation – Wanda Cooksey
•District Project – Rotary Cares for Kids – Leo Rasmussen
•Kids Kupboard – Floyd Shilanski
•The Well for the Maasai in Kenya – Sharon Durtka
•Reading on the Fly – Sharon Durtka
•Introduction of Speaker – Al Fedoriak
WaSH Projects Worldwide - Mike Pollen
•For the good of the eClub
–Update of ClubRunner file
•Conclusion (together):
Of the things we think, say or do:
1.   Is it the TRUTH? 
2.   Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4.   Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Be Humble, Be Kind, Take Action  
  Go out and Lead -  Make a Difference

Just a quick note - photos from meeting with the Milwaukee Mequon
After Hours Club!

They are new and do not have a banner. After Hours was the Club that joined one of our eClub meetings last November.  This motivated them to become become a hybrid club. They also expressed interest in working with us on an international project. That's a pretty great eClub banner!
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.

January Greetings, 5010 eClub!


First of all, we would greatly value seeing you and your guests at our January meetings!  The log-in information will be the same, and each meeting will be at 8:00am, Alaska time:

Tel: US: 1-646-558-8656; Canada 1-647-558-0588

Meeting ID: 8292205658

International dial-in numbers: 


This Saturday, January 13th, our speaker will be Edward DeAguilera, presenting on Project Amigo.  The program works to end poverty through education.  The presentation looks amazing and we're fortunate to have Mr. DeAguilera with us!

There will be a Board Meeting immediately following the membership meeting. 

About our speaker:

Edward DeAguilera serves at the United States Chief Development Officer for Project Amigo. With nearly 20 years of experience as a non-profit professional, Edward brings a unique blend of expertise to Project Amigo.
Previously Edward served as the Executive Director at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida where he was responsible for overseeing the annual strategic planning/investment. In addition, DeAguilera managed, grants, marketing, communications, volunteer engagement and public policy strategy.
Edward was born and raised in Orlando, FL and previously served as a Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando for nearly 6 years. He was also a Commissioner in Orange County, FL's Charter Review Commission, that controlled and directed and initiatives for the local government charter (local constitution). He has been very active in his community serving in various Board of Directors including: Orlando Health Foundation, US Census, United Way Chef's Gala among others. 
He is a graduate of Columbia College and of the University of Central Florida and received a degree in Political Science. Edward and his wife Freda have 2 children: Delaney and Edward. 


Saturday, January 20th, there will be a special meeting for the entire membership.  Think of it as Where We Are Now and Looking Ahead.    The purpose is to present and discuss club goals, progress and next steps.  Please join!

Saturday, January 27th, our guest speaker will be Dennis McMillian, presenting Evolution of Organization in the 21st Century.  More details to come!

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.   

How quickly the weeks of 2018 are moving by!  There are few time-sensitive items for the club to consider and respond to:


The Sue Foley Excellence in Service Award:  Expect more details on the origins and purpose of this award during the meeting on the 13th.  The recipient may be a Rotarian or not, but should exemplify excellence in service to his or her community.  We present this award during our meeting at the 5010 District Conference.  We need nominations ASAP!  Please let us know who your nominee is (and where), and what they do that you think should be considered.  Thank you!


The 5010 District Conference is seeking photographs of club members in action! Each club in the district will have a short photo/club summary presented.  As an extra motivator, photos contributed will be submitted to a professionally-judged photo contest as well.  More details will be forthcoming, but start thinking about what you might be able to show and tell.



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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