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Mar 2, 2014, 5:19 AM

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Forming Rotary Internationa E-Club Lake Chapala

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Lake Chapala, Jalisco: A group of community members with a passion for community service are developing an idea to form a Rotary International E-Club. Rotary E-clubs are Rotary clubs that meet electronically, but also welcome members who live near each other to enjoy Rotary fellowship when they want to get together.

Rotary E-clubs follow the same policies as all Rotary clubs. The key difference is that an E-club conducts its weekly meetings on the club’s website. Rather than being physically present at an appointed day and time, members may attend meetings at any time and any day of the week. As all Rotary clubs do, Rotary E-clubs meet weekly, perform service projects in local and international communities, support The Rotary Foundation, and enjoy fellowship among members. And the keys to their effectiveness are also the same: service-minded members, opportunities for fellowship, and strong leadership.

For business people, professionals, community leaders, retirees, and others who are unable to attend a weekly meeting in person (due to location constraints, busy schedules, desire for flexibility), the E-club option offers the opportunity to meet, conduct service projects, and participate in the worldwide Rotary community.

The mission of the new E-club, according to Mac Whyte, a resident of the Lake Chapala area, who is currently a member of a Rotary E-Club in Arizona:

"To be the leader in meeting the needs of our communities through service projects that reflect the guiding principles of Rotary. We are seeking members of the community who have a passion for community service projects and the desire to bring those projects to life through networking Rotary clubs around the world. We look forward as well to forming partnerships with business communities in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, and in other parts of the world.

Our goal is to bring together 20 community members who want to work together to improve living conditions for the less fortunate in communities in the Lake Chapala area. When that goal is achieved the club will apply for an official charter from Rotary International. It is expected that the formal application to Rotary International will be submitted prior to June 1 of this year.

Rotary International is 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, sustainable change in our local communities, and around the world. Our various occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique, multifaceted perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.
For more information, please go to our website: or email us at

Thank you

Mac Whyte
Proposed Rotary E-Club of Lake Chapala

(This post was edited by RickS on Mar 2, 2014, 8:38 AM)

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