Welcome to our meeting #15. 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.
For this meeting, I want to take the time to cover the Guiding Principles of Rotary with you. This is particularly important as we anticipate our upcoming face-to-face meeting next Friday, October 17.
These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects and this Community Service presentation (PPT).
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
These guiding principles serve as the very essence of every Rotarian. Your service through the efforts of Rotary will make our community a better place.
Treasurer Zeny and Treasurer-Elect Goody have completed the registration of our Rotary Club and we are ready for business. Thank you Treasurer Zeny and Treasurer-Elect Goody for your hard work!
Please pay your Rotary dues immediately. You should have received an invoice from Treasurer Zeny. She will be collecting payment manually at our October 17th meeting. Did you know? As a Rotary E-Club, our dues are much lower than other Rotary Clubs that are required to pay regularly for lunch meetings, fines, and other miscellaneous charges.
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.  Secretary Kris will be reaching out to every member to confirm membership.
Next Meeting: Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm (Board meeting at 5:30 pm). Please mark your calendars and join us!!! The venue will be determined shortly, our original location of Guma’ Tasa is not available. Committee Director Mark is exploring other options. Rotaract members may join us during this meeting.
Thanks to Secretary Kris who attended, on my behalf, the Guam Rotary Club Presidents meeting held on Friday, October 3 and provided the following report:
  • RC Guam Sunrise hosted new PBG Club Tokyo Surise Shiodome Rotary Club members in late September-early October.
  • RC Guam President Jake Woo reported the club is on track to plant the trees after the new year.
  • Rotaract of the Marianas President Chris Surla reported a successful RYLC (Pago Bay Guam Rotarian John Rivera and President Annette were invited speakers). Fundraising efforts are ongoing.
  • Joint Rotary Day activities will be two days in January.  Planning a day with the public and a tailgate BBQ for Rotary members and their families.
  • RC Tumon Bay President Rindraty Limtiaco reported on a Joint Rotary meeting set for Thursday, November 20.  RCTB-Rotarian Tom Camacho is in charge.  This will be a designated face-to-face meeting for our Club.
  • RC Northern Guam President Joe Rios reported
    • RCNG will celebrate their 38th Charter Night on November 13th in the evening, the District Governor will be on island during this time.
    • Christmas drop - traditionally, Guam Rotary Clubs donate money or food. Donations are typically made in the amount of $1,000.
  • ADG Mary Rhodes:
    • All the Presidents have an updated schedule of when the Governor will be visiting and the meetings for all the clubs.
    • There will be a training on the 5th and 6th.  It is mandatory for the Presidents, incoming Foundation Director and Secretary to attend. Cost per person for the two-day event is $50.
    • All Clubs are reminded to submit reports and dues.
    • All Clubs are asked to verify their Rotary Foundation -- most have been allocating funds to the Polio Plus
    • November is Foundation month and ADG suggests each Club support one member to participate in Immunization Day.
October 24 is World Polio Day
November 12-13 is Rotary Foundation Seminar and
Service Committee Information Exchange. Tentative Schedule:
  • November 12, 8:00 am  – 12:00 (Tentative)
    • Service Project Committee Information exchange on the project completed, on-going or planned for 2014-2015.
    • Each club will give presentation and share the idea and execution..
    • Report form to be submitted by October 6
    • The best project from PBG to be selected beforehand and video-taped during seminar period.
    • The tape will be presented, on November 18, when the committee will hold the same information exchange meeting in Tokyo.
  • November 12, 1:00 pm – 6:00
    • The Rotary Foundation Committee will present Future Vision Seminar
    • Fund Management Seminar, or, other committees’ Seminar
  • November 13, 8:00 am – 12:00
    • Fund Management Seminar, or, other committees’ seminar
  • Note: Very important point is if a club does not send a member to attend both the Future Vision Seminar and Fund Management Seminar, it will not be eligible for receiving a fund.
Committee Director Updates: 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 on October 14. 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. Please save the date: December 5.
  5. Mark Duarte – Fundraising Committee
Some upcoming events and announcements:
  1. PP Ron McNinch will hold Ethics Training on 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