Welcome to our meeting #14. October is Vocational Service month in the Rotary Calendar. Vocational Service focuses on
  • Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors and the public.
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.
  • The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
The first meeting in October should focus on examining the second Avenue of Service which includes The Four Way Test and the Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions.  After familiarizing yourself with these service areas, consider sharing some ideas you have for projects that we could pursue during the remaining year. More information can be found at this link: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6330//HTML/103629//Vocational%20Service%20Month%20--%20from%20RI.pdf
The Rotaract Youth Leadership Conference was a success. The Crystal Ballroom was filled with young energy and a buzz of excitement. Dr. Rivera challenged attendees to “build a house” using some tools that he distributed. The attendees certainly rose to the challenge and demonstrated the resourcefulness and creativity of our youth. They also learned about personality types and I am once again convinced that I am a “J”.  There are some pictures of the conference on our Rotary Club’s Facebook page.
Treasurer Zeny has been working diligently to get our financial structure in order. This has required extra effort on her part. I ask that when you see her around, please share your appreciation. Treasurer Zeny and/or Treasurer-Elect Goody will be contacting you shortly regarding your Rotary dues. Be expecting an invoice shortly, if you have not already received one.
Attendance is a very important responsibility as a Rotary member. As we are required to submit an attendance record to the District Governor’s office, you have been asked by Club Secretary Kris to send her an email to note your commitment to reading our meeting notes every week.  Please mark your calendar – we will hold our first face-to-face meeting on October 17, stay tuned for details from Secretary Kris.
I received some updates from our Committee Directors, these are included below. If you are not affiliated with a committee, please contact any of the directors below to join or to learn more information. We would really love to have you engaged and need lots of help.
  1. Ealani Flores – Public Relations Committee
  2. John Rivera – International and Community Service Committee (Idea for consideration: Neighborhood library)
  3. Karen Tydingco – Vocational (October) and New Generations (September) Committee. October is Rotary’s Vocational Service Month. Vocational and New Generations Committee Director, Karen Tydingco and her team are planning a Career Fair. Please be on the look out for a call for volunteers, we thank those who have reached out to her. She is looking for donations to print some handouts as well as bodies to help distribute the brochures.
  4. Anita Arile – Membership Committee. December is Rotary Family Month, Committee Director, Anita Arile and her team are organizing an upcoming Rotary Christmas gathering. Tentative date is December 5.
  5. Mark Duarte – Fundraising Committee
Some upcoming events and announcements:
  1. PP Ron McNinch will hold Ethics Training on September 13, October 18 and December 6. More information will be provided.
  2. Joint Rotary Dictionary Drive. 3000 dictionaries are donated to 3rd graders in GDOE. Treasurer Zeny has volunteered to participate in this event.
  3. Rotary Club of Tumon Bay will hold its Melbourne Cup event on November 22nd at the Sheraton.
  4. Joint Rotary Day is coming up. Secretary Kris has volunteered to represent our Club and William Piki has volunteered as our alternate representative. Thank you, both!
Please let me know what role you wish to play in our Rotary Club, our Board will be happy to engage you in some way.
Yours in Rotary,
Annette Santos, President, RECPBG
RY 2014-2015