12 March 2012 — Speaker, Tim Mason: “eClubs and E-Clubs and Why We Matter”


Who do you know around town who would be a great Rotarian and fantastic addition to our team?

This week’s Program brings a major broadening of the scope of our weekly Programs. Although we learned a lot from the process–for starters, we need to remember to ask the speaker to move a little bit to his or her left!–we now have the technical capability of recording a Skype video interview with a guest speaker from anywhere in the world.







“What’s an E-Club?”  We get that a lot.

An E-Club is a Rotary Club.  We just happen to have our weekly programs and information here online, accessible to our Members (and visiting Rotarians) any time, any time zone, day or night.  And we have our great projects, and our fellowship and friends and fun

Tim Mason is a long-time Rotarian in the United Kingdom.  He is one of the primary advocates in the world for the principal of maximizing the use of Social Media for Rotary Clubs, as it expands our global reach.  He is rumored to have served as Club Secretary of his former Rotary Club for two hundred and sixteen years, although Rotary was founded “only” 107 years ago.  He is well-versed in all aspects of Rotary, including its traditions and, notably, its need and ability to be flexible and change with the times.

Tim and his wife Janice, along with DGN Karin Janzon from Degerfors, Sweden, visited Los Angeles last year after the RI Convention in New Orleans, and here Tim is pictured with E-Club member Yoko Matsui.

He was the primary force behind the creation of the newly-chartered Rotary District 1100 eClub, and here we learn about the process of creating, and now of sustaining, this new part of the worldwide Rotary family.  District 1100 is in the southern part of England, well west of London.


If the embedded video is not visible, please click here to view it on YouTube.

Here is a link to Tim’s Rotary District 1100 eClub, please visit!

The opinions expressed by guest speakers are those of the speaker(s) and not necessarily of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley or its members. No endorsement is implied. Programs are presented for informational purposes only.




Language of the Week: Japanese

4 responses to 12 March 2012 — Speaker, Tim Mason: “eClubs and E-Clubs and Why We Matter”

  1. Very interesting program. Thanks, Mel.

  2. Thanks Mel. More women too. rather.
    Canada too has more males per club then females.

  3. Tim has consistently been amazed at my stories of how we had significantly more women than men in the prior Club, and that’s still the case now with our E-Club. What I found most interesting about Tim’s new eClub, though, is A) how quickly they reached 25 and chartered, and B) how his experience hearing about us and Janice’s experience in the world-wide Club based in India led to their decision to be a hybrid Club like ours, keeping membership in a local area.

  4. Reaching out to the 1100 e-club was a great idea. It helps to share ideas as to what an e-club looks like. Mel – inspired idea!

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