Meeting #30
February 27, 2015
Hafa Adai, Pago Bay Guam Rotarians!

Welcome to our Meeting #30. February is World Understanding Month and on February 23rd, we celebrated Rotary’s Anniversary.
We begin this meeting with Rotary’s Four-Way Test:
As Rotarians, we are reminded of the Object of Rotary:
Rotary Minute: “Is your Club Family Friendly?” Link: Really interesting video and I am interested in hearing what your thoughts!
President’s Report
  • Meeting #31 scheduled for Friday, March 6 will take place on March 3, 2015 as part of a Joint Meeting with RC Northern Guam at the Hyatt at 11:45 am. Cost: $20 for lunch. Presentation will include the Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you to VP/PE Kris, Club Director Anita, and Treasurer Goody for confirming their attendance at this meeting.
  • Call for all ReC Pago Bay Guam Rotarians to submit a short narrative about yourself and why you joined Rotary (100-200 words). Please include a picture to share. These will be posted on our webpage. I ask that you send these to Club Secretary John who will compile this information. Please submit before February 13. Extended deadline: February 27!!!!
  • Each ReC Pago Bay Guam Rotarian is requested to recommend a speaker who is willing to contribute a narrative to our Club meetings. The narrative should be 300-750 words and should be aligned with our topics of addressing the impoverished, reducing family violence, increasing education and entrepreneurship opportunities in our villages and how we might assist the homeless youth and children
Next meeting will include the following items: Secretary’s Report, Committee Reports and Treasurer’s Report. If you have Announcements, please send those to me by Wednesday before each meeting.
Today’s Meeting Presentation:
Speaker Introductions: Today’s presenter is Dr. Fred Schumann who is the Tourism expert for the Guam One Village, One Product initiative and Associate Professor of Global Resource Management at the University of Guam. I have included his write-up on the Guam Enterprise Initiative: One Village, One Product that speaks of the history and mission of One Village, One Product. Link to article:
Presentation: Links for more information on OVOP:
  1. Visit their Facebook page and Like them:
  2. Article written by Dr. Schumann and Dr. Li:
  3. Information of recent technical reports regarding village level production on Guam and Guam Farmer Survey:
Thank you: We thank Dr. Schumann for taking the time to share the great work that he and the OVOP Team have endeavored on and look forward to May launching of the village inventory map. More information to come!
Closing Remarks: I look forward to continue working with you to strengthen our Club and building our membership in the next few months. Please continue to stay involved and let us know by liking our posts on Facebook or sharing your thoughts. We also invite you to send your thoughts or comments via email using our ClubRunner Email service that lists all our members.
Adjournment – The Meeting #30 is now adjourned. Thank you for your time. Enjoy your week!