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Global Telemedicine Practiced by Your Silicon Valley e-Club

Meeting for the week of August 20-26, 2018

This Meeting at a Glance:

Program: Global Telemedicine Practiced by Your Silicon Valley e-Club

Speaker: Dr. James K. Gude and Mikel Cook

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 Andrew:

Greetings Rotarians and Guests,

This week we have a presentation about that is closely aligned with the spirit of e-Club. As we observe this week’s meeting, feel free to think about new ways we could share expertise or do service. What untapped potential might we have right here in this e-Club? Please feel free to post whatever ideas, thoughts, or questions you might have in the comments section of our Disqus.

Have a good week of fresh ideas!


Andrew Taw, 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!”

With school kicking into full gear this week for me, I thought some class-y jokes were in order.

Why did the music teacher need a ladder?
To reach the high notes.

Why did the kid want to study in a plane?
Because he wanted a higher education.

What object is king of the classroom?
The ruler.

Weekly Inspiration

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

When free diver Marese Secades enters the water, she feels nothing and everything at the same time. “Everything just melts away and I enter a dreamlike world, where I feel that I could fly.”

With Just One Breath, This Free Diver Explores an Underwater World | Short Film Showcase

World of Rotary

Rotary announces US $96.5 million to end polio

Sticking to Zero

Learn more at https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-gives-millions-grants-fight-polio-2018.

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 Rory from Houston, Texas reporting on his chat with Andrew from Oakland, CA, USA.

I met Andrew in person earlier this year, so our CWR visit was a renewal of our former visit.
We explored how his new job is progressing. I shared some of my experiences from years of practicing law on how lawyers, trust officers and life insurance agents can aid charitable planning. I hope my insights are still useful.
Andrew is a very bright, engaging man. I wish him and his intended the best. If anyone makes it to his wedding reception, you are authorized to have a extra helping of wedding cake on my behalf.

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 club members for the previous month. Thanks for your service everyone!

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!
This section is usually updated on the early hours of Saturday, so contributions made over the weekend may not be listed here.

Member Rory Olsen made a $20 donation. Here is what he had to say:
Life is good! 

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

Fill out my online form.

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.

Vandana Agrawal said:
The presentation of the work which Dignitas is doing in Malawi in reducing the rate of transfer of HIV Virus from mother to child was informative. It would be good if Rotary can work with such organizations so that we do not have any more HIV cases. Rotary played an important role in Polio eradication .Rotarians World over could help our World in getting rid of HIV disease.

Charlie Tuttle said:
Heather and Chuck, it’s inspiring to hear about the kind of work that you do to improve healthcare for others. I found the Expert Patients especially interesting, as it’s something I never would have thought of but makes total sense to have.

Suzanne Van Stralen said:
I appreciated Heather and Chuck’s presentation very much. The statistic of over 301,000 people starting HIV treatment is significant. What an amazing success story about partnership. Makes me even more proud to be a Rotarian. And, to Gitanjalo Rao, America’s Top Young Scientist, I send my appreciation and encouragement. It’s wonderful to hear you describing yourself as a scientist!

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: Global Telemedicine Practiced by Your Silicon Valley e-Club

Every week we bring to you a new program on innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, and how those contribute to service to others.

For $6,000 you can adopt a deserving, needy Hospital anywhere in the world and partner with Global OffSite Care to provide weekly continuing Medical Education. Global OSC is a consultative telemedicine platform for the developing world.

Global OffSite Care with Dr. Jim Gude and Mikel Cook

Additional Information:


Share your thoughts or ask our speaker 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 listed for all recordings is US Pacific Time (San Francisco, California, USA).

If you can’t join the live recording, please send your questions for an upcoming speaker to [email protected]

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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