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Introducing MY World 360°

Meeting for the week of June 11-17, 2018

This Meeting at a Glance:

Program: Introducing MY World 360°

Speaker: Lisa Jobson & Dimitri Moore

Is this your first time to visit us? If so, welcome to our weekly online meeting! To complete our meeting, please continue reading from here to the bottom of this page.

Each Monday our week’s meeting is posted early in the morning, U.S. Pacific Time. These meetings are designed so that you can read and watch what we post anytime during the week. The entire meeting takes about 60 minutes to complete, with the video conference recording of the program being the bulk of the time.

Note that you can easily read this meeting with your favorite device, so feel free to take our meeting on the go with you; read it while on public transit, waiting in line for coffee, or even at the park! Please also make sure to complete the attendance form at the bottom and leave a comment. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley!

Here’s a message from President Stephen:

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to all our members, guests and Rotarians around the world. This week’s meeting, we are excited to have Dimitri Moore and Lisa Jobson share with us the awesome work they do around teaching young people around the world to use 360° media to document challenges in their communities.

I hope you enjoy this week’s program and, as always, please don’t forget to share your thoughts on the Disqus below.


Stephen Zhou, President
Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley

Weekly Funny with the Lady of Laughter (LOL)

We believe laughter is an important part of life, and we should all make time to laugh a little. This segment of our meeting is meant to tickle you just enough. These funnies are curated by member Yvonne Kwan, our “Lady of Laughter!”

This week’s jokes come courtesy of some 5th graders who had a competition to see who could make me laugh the most.

What do you call an alligator detective?
An investi-gator.

Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil?
Because it’s pointless.

When do computers overheat?
When they need to vent.

Weekly Inspiration

Every week we start our meetings with a short video highlighting innovation, inspiration, entrepreneurship, or social change.

Our program this week explores the educational possibilities of 360° video. As a taste of that technology, see what you think of this National Geographic video about Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in southern Africa.


360° Victoria Falls – The Devil's Pool | National Geographic

World of Rotary

Rotary Youth Exchange inspired CEO to create low-cost speech device .

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Ecuador seven years ago, Mary Elizabeth McCulloch volunteered at an orphanage that was home to both adults and children with disabilities. She noticed that those who had trouble speaking – mainly because of cerebral palsy – were seated alone by the windows, and for the most part no one communicated with them… 

Learn more at https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-youth-exchange-inspired-ceo-create-low-cost-speech-device.

Coffee With a Rotarian

A natural part of Rotary is the networking and the fellowship you get out of meeting other Rotarians. Coffee With a Rotarian is a monthly program of our club where we match participating club members for one-on-one virtual (or in some cases in person) coffee meetings, so they can learn more about each other. This program is organized by member Tzviatko Chiderov.

This week we have Andrew from Oakland, CA, USA reporting on his chat with Celine from Belize.

Celine Neal is wicked smart! She studied engineering and has since returned to school to study computer science. She currently works as for Belize Electricity Limited. She was a Rotaractor before she joined our e-Club. In June, she will be joining a handful of us in Toronto for the Rotary International Convention. She will be bringing small bottles of hot sauce that is special to Belize. As a fan of all foods spicy, I look forward to this.

We encourage all club members to participate in Coffee With a Rotarian. You can sign up here!

Service Report

Tell us about service you’ve done recently in your community.
Click here to fill out The Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley Service Survey


On the first meeting of every month, we feature service reports from the previous month.

For Members Only

Past Announcements

Our Events & Projects

We hold our meetings online, but we do regular service projects and social events in the Silicon Valley! This section is updated every week with our upcoming events. We welcome guests to all of the events and service projects listed here.

Also be sure to join our Meetup Group for automatic calendar updates and to RSVP for our events! These are open to all guests as well!

Upcoming Events:

All times are Pacific Time! (San Francisco time)

More events coming soon! All events are open to guests, unless otherwise mentioned. Feel free to join us! If you ever have questions, please email [email protected]

What would you like to do?

Hey Members! What would you like to do? We’re working on putting together some exciting socials and impactful service projects for our upcoming quarter’s event calendar. Let us know what you want to do by posting in our members only Facebook Group (if you don’t have access, please request it with Webmaster Mitty). Remember, you’re only taking advantage of the full impact of Rotary when you’re stepping up to get involved.

Happy Dollars: Do Good by Sharing Something Good

Each week we ask our members to share stories with the club and toss in a few dollars to support our efforts. The primary goal of this section is to provide a fun way of getting to know each fellow members and guests, while giving back to a good cause.


Happy dollars is an opportunity to share something positive that has happened in your life whether it is personal or business. Think of it as your opportunity to brag a little, but also put a little bit into a karma jar. The money donated through happy dollars is put to charitable use, and the message that you leave for happy dollars will be posted in our online meeting the following week for the entire week for folks to see! (Pending that it’s appropriate!)

Here are the happy dollars contributions from last week!

Member Monique Ziesenhenne made a $20 donation. Here is what she had to say:
Happy to support RYLA!

Member Rory Olsen made a $20 donation. Here is what he had to say:
Health is back! Construction has a month to go!
Please apply my gift to Polio Plus!

Member Brian Liddicoat made a $15 donation. Here is what he had to say:
Hoping to get up to Seattle sometime this summer to ride the Iron Horse Trail with my son. Hyak to Rattlesnake Lake: check it out!

Our happy dollars for this week will go towards helping the victims of the recent volcano eruption in Guatemala. The proceeds would be donated to Rotary District 4250’s relief fund designated for this crisis relief.

Our originally scheduled 2nd week of support for 2 young leaders to attend this year’s Camp RYLA 5170 will be postponed to next week.

Share your happy dollar thoughts with us and help with doing good around the world.

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Selected Comments

Every week at the bottom of our meetings, there is a comments section for members and guests to tell us what they enjoyed about the meeting or to ask questions to the speaker. We select a few comments every week from last week’s meeting to be featured during this week’s meeting.


Here are the comments selected from last week’s meeting.

Keith Marsh said:
Rushton, thanks for the program and for your service to the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley. Loved the ukulele player. I’m off to Africa next month on a Rotary water project. I will keep my eyes and ears open for possible speakers for the eClub.

Rory Olsen said:
Rushton, as a member of the club and a former speaker, I am very grateful for the wonderful job you have done with our programs this year. You done real good!

Dr. Carlos Gabuardi, Ph.D. said:
Dear Rushton, Thank you very much for your commitment to make this the wonderful club that it is, and for making this world a better place for all of us. I prestige myself for having you as a Rotary friend. This was a wonderful program. All the best, Carlos

Be sure to leave a comment at the end of this week’s meeting after you watch the program below, and perhaps you’ll see your comment featured next week!

Program: Introducing MY World 360°

Every week we bring to you a new program on innovation, education, technology, and humanitarian service.

Rotary has for decades worked to help young people better appreciate the world around them, and help them become voices for peace and understanding.

This week, our program is about an effort that aligns well with our work. MY World 360° invites young people around the world to use 360° media to identify and document challenges in their communities, and to think creatively about how to address them using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as story prompts. This presentation will introduce participants to 360° media making and how it can be used by educators and community members to generate empathy and action around the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our speakers are Dimitri Moore and Lisa Jobson of Digital Promise Global.

Dimitri Moore produces video stories and coaches educators and students to produce 360° videos at Digital Promise Global. Dimitri has trained youth in media production and leadership development, and has produced music videos, short narrative films, promo and training videos, and documentaries. He has spoken at SXSWedu, Games for Change, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the UN Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany. He is a resident at San Francisco Film Society’s FilmHouse Residency Program and serves as a member and co-chair of the KQED Community Advisory Panel. Dimitri has a BA in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago.

Lisa Jobson is a Senior Program Manager at Digital Promise Global. Prior to moving to Berkeley and joining Digital Promise Global, Lisa worked at iEARN-USA (International Education and Resource Network) in New York City, serving in numerous roles, including Executive Director and Chief Program Officer. There, she helped build a global network of schools and youth organizations to enable educators and students worldwide to connect, collaborate, and learn together. Lisa grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has taught high school in Providence, Rhode Island, and Mmabatho, South Africa.

Members and guests, please welcome Dimitri and Lisa!

Dimitri Moore and Lisa Jobson

Additional Resources:

Share your thoughts or ask our speakers a question in the comments at the bottom of this meeting page!

Upcoming Program Recording Schedule

All of our guest speakers and programs are recorded live online over Zoom video conference. We welcome members and guests to join us in one of these upcoming recordings. Recordings are approximately 30 minutes long and are subject to change without notice.

Our online video conference room link for these recordings is always https://zoom.us/j/5104080000. You are welcome to join us! Please note the timezone for all recordings are listed for San Francisco, California, USA time (Pacific Time).

You’re Almost Done! One last thing: The Attendance Survey…

Thanks for reading and watching this week’s meeting. You have two last things to do before you’re done. First, we have a very short attendance survey below for you to fill out to record your attendance.

Visiting Rotarians, this is how you can get an email receipt to pass along to your club’s secretary as proof that you’ve attended our meeting if you need it for makeups.

Non-Rotarian Guests, we would love to see who is dropping by our meetings! This part is optional for you. If you think you may want to join our eClub at some point in the future, we would strongly recommend you fill out the attendance form as it will improve your chances of success for your membership application.

More importantly, for all members and guests — we strongly recommend and ask that you leave a comment below in our comments area below. Tell us how you enjoyed the program. Ask this week’s speaker any questions you might have. Or just stop by and say hello and tell us where you’re from!

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