Become A Member/欢迎成为学东西俱乐部的会员

We cordially invite you to join the East And West Learning Club as a member! It is free, and open to everyone who loves to learn about eastern and western cultures and improve public speech and communication skills, whether you are a professional, a student or a home-maker. We are a non-profit cultural group based in Scarborough of Toronto (see www.eawlc.org for details). Our weekly meetings are conducted in English. As long as you agree to take turns with other members to host club meetings, and treat all other members with respect and friendliness, you can become a member, and enjoy a wealth of learning and communicating opportunities for free. Your beloved ones will benefit, too! Please see below for membership obligations and benefits in details. 

Membership Obligations

1. Take turns with other members to host regular club meetings (In Scarborough on Sunday evenings). When you host a meeting, usually you will

1) Set the learning materials, topics and general procedures for the meeting, and communicate with the club organizer in a timely manner so that the Club can send out announcements in time to other members and the public.

Good learning materials consist of any books (or chapters), articles, video or audio clips, and other materials that you think are beneficial to our understanding of western culture, society and customs. It would be ideal if other participants could have an access to the materials before they come to the meeting. If that’s not possible, your summary and explanation of the content and key points should be fine. Depending on time, you are also welcome to bring a topic of interest for participants to discuss over, and voice their opinions in an organized, constructive and polite way. Click here if you want to have a look at the meetings we did in the past for reference. Don’t be afraid of being different, though. We look forward to the unique perspective and style each and every member will bring to the Club!

2) Bring some light meal or snacks to the meeting if possible. The Club will pay for the cost, and other members will gladly help if you need a hand.

3) Facilitate the meeting, encouraging every participant to talk, controlling the time to ensure the discussions are on the track and everybody gets a fair share to express their thoughts.

4) Do the minutes summarizing key points of the meeting afterwards and submit to the club organizer for record. Here’s an example just for your reference.

2. Participate in club activities, and give a hand when needed, if possible.

3. Follow the purpose of the Club, and keep it as a non-political, non-religious, non-commercial but purely cultural and not-for-profit group.

Membership Benefits

1. Have full access to all club activities and announcements.

2. Members enjoy free seats (and with priority if space is limited) in most club activities including regular club meetings, lectures, the East&West Diologues, field trips to museums etc. For occasional costly workshops, members will be charged at a heavily discounted rate.

3. Once you become a member, your family members, including parents, partner and children will be automatically entitled to all membership benefits.

4. Enjoy the opportunities the Club offers to enhance your public speech and communication skills, sharpen your leadership techniques, and make friends with people from different cultural backgrounds.

5. During this school year, members will have an opportunity to participate in a training provided by a professional communication skill coach that is open to club members only.

To General Public:

The East&West Dialogues will always open to the general public for free. And you are welcome to join our regular club meetings once without making any commitment to see whether you’d like to join as a member. For lectures and workshops, non—members will pay a fee to cover some of the cost.

If you are as curious as us about both eastern and western civilizations, and wish to meet like-minded people from different cultural backgrounds and learn knowledge together, why not join us and become a member of a very bright, friendly group? Please email robulinca@gmail.com to request for a membership application form. We look forward to seeing you at our club meetings!

大家好!学东西俱乐部本学年将开始采用会员制,以家庭为单位,每家会员轮流主持俱乐部的例行学习聚会。学东西俱乐部是Scarborough的一个公益文化团体,成人和大中学生均可加入,具体参见俱乐部主页www.eawlc.org您或您的家人有兴趣来锻炼用英语表达思想和观点、分享经历与心得,愿意花时间学习东西方文化知识及礼仪习俗,保证与所有成年、未成年会员平等、友好交流,承诺同其他成员一起轮流主持学习聚会,就可以成为我们的会员,无需任何费用。

 会员义务:

一、与其他会员轮流组织并主持例行学习聚会(Regular  Club Meetings),周日晚在Scarborough。

1)设定学习内容、讨论主题及进行方式,并及时与俱乐部负责人沟通,以便俱乐部发出通告。

任何您认为可以帮助成员们深入了解西方社会、人伦、行为或思维方式的好的书籍(或张杰)、报刊材料、音视频等,都可以是我们学习的内容。最好其他人事先能够借阅到您指定的学习资料;如果无法办到,您到时给大家介绍主要内容,讲解重点也可以。讨论主题方面,任何您感兴趣的话题或当下热点,适宜在成员之间理性讨论的,都可以,重在鼓励大家锻炼用英语自由而有条理地表达思想的能力,而非用以评判其观点正确与否。这个链接有我们过去聚会的内容与形式,仅供参考。每个人的兴趣、方式不同,我们非常期待您带来的新鲜内容与视角!

2)购买食物点心等带到当天聚会上。

费用由俱乐部承担;如需帮手,可告知俱乐部负责人或其他与会者。

3)主持当天聚会。

欢迎大家,尽量与美味与会者交流;鼓励所有人发言;控制时间,在发言超时或跑题时有礼貌地进行干预,努力保证讨论的理性友好氛围和每个人的公平发言机会。

4)简要记录当天聚会的主要内容及亮点。

这个链接的纪要可供参考。

 

贰、在条件许可的情况下,尽力配合俱乐部负责人的轮值安排,尽量参与俱乐部的学习聚会,在集思广益、提供人手、邀请东西对嘉宾等方面努力帮助俱乐部把工作做得更好,共同建设俱乐部。

 

三、遵从俱乐部的要求,如不在俱乐部内推销政治、宗教观点,不推广商业活动。

 

会员权益:

一、获取所有俱乐部的活动信息。

贰、免费参与所有俱乐部的活动,包括学习聚会、讲座、”东西对话“活动、参观博物馆等。个别花费较多的工作坊,俱乐部除补贴部分费用外,将对与会者适当收费,会员可享受特别优惠,且名额优先。

三、一人承担轮值义务,成为会员,您的父母、伴侣和孩子都可以自动成为会员。

四、获得各种锻炼机会,提升英语口头表达能力和社交技巧,接触更多不同族裔和背景的人,加深对多元文化的认识;通过学习及予他人平等交流,帮助自己在加拿大生活得更加自信、自在。

五、本学年将获得一次支队会员开放的交流技巧培训机会,由专业培训师进行指导,俱乐部将承担绝大部分费用。

对于普通公众,我们每月一次的”东西对话”活动将和以前一样对所有人免费开放。也欢迎您在不承担任何义务的前提下来体验一次我们每周一次的免费学习聚会。工作坊、讲座等特别活动将向非会员适当收费,以补贴部分花费。

愿意来和跟您一样热爱学习、对东西方文明都充满好奇的我们一起学习吗?欢迎加入学东西俱乐部!请致电robulinca@gmail.com领取会员申请表。期待与您相聚,共同进步!

 

 

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