Hafa Adai, Pago Bay Guam Rotarians!
This is our sixth meeting of the year! Time flies like an arrow. It has passed one month after new Rotary year starts. The Club President Annette Santos is off island because of her business trip to Taiwan, so I, the Club Vice-President Takumi Watanabe am marching this meeting.
This time we are studying the Four-Way Test in Rotary when we chorally accompany at the Rotary meeting.
***** Four-Ways Test *****
Of the things we think, say, or do:
FIRST                Is it the TRUTH?
SECOND  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
FOURTH  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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
The Four-Ways Test is a moral index of the Rotarian. You should apply it with every aspect of the life, but it is said that it deserves in particular to be you to utilize in business life, a career. The prophet of this test is late Rotary International President 1954-55 Herbert J. Taylor. The company rebuilding just before the bankruptcy was entrusted with, and he succeeded using these "four tests" wonderfully. I transfer copyright to the international rotary in 1946.
Herbert J. Taylor, president, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1939-40 and Rotary International 1954-55. He lived from 1893 to 1978. During a business crisis in 1932, he wrote the "Four Way Test," shown below. It was adopted as part of Rotary International in January of 1943.
If you want to learn about the Four-Way Test more, please visit the following url:
Next is our District objectives for the Rotary Year 2014-15. This message was addressed by the District Governor, Mr. Toshio SAKAMOTO in July 9, 2014 at the 1st Club President and Secretary Meeting in Tokyo. I attended it to report you.
District Operating Policy and District Emphasis points as follows:
RY2014-15 District Governor
Mr. Toshio SAKAMOTO, MD., PhD
District Operating Policy
Let's have fruitful Rotary life
District Emphasis points
  • Strengthen club support
  • Promote service activities to meet community needs
  • Improve public image
  1. Strengthen membership base
    • Membership development and retention
      • 5% net increase
    • Promote new satellite club development
  • More than 8 new clubs
    • Club development
      • More than one club
  1. Support to Rotary Foundation
    • Annual Fund
      • $150.00 more per Rotarian
    • Polio-plus Restricted Giving
      • US$1,000.00 per Club
    • Benefactor who is a donor reached to US$1,000 to the Endowment Fund
  • One more Rotarians who join the Rotary Club with up to 99 members
  • Two more Rotarians who join the Rotary Club with more than 100 members
  • Major donor who is a donor reached to US$10,000.00 accumulated to the Rotary Foundation
  • 20 more Rotarians in the District
  1.  Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Inc.
  • One hundred million Japanese Yen (One million US dollars) of Special and Regular contribution both in the District
***** End *****
Next is an information from our District 2750. The 2014-15 District Governor Mr. Toshio SAKAMOTO addresses his monthly message to all of our fellow Rotarians. The club will upload this message to our Home page and read it in order to understand his Rotary sprits and messages.
And lastly the Rotary International has a Rotary calendar that shows our Rotary activities. Our club committees or our Rotarians that are related to or interested at these activities will address your projected or actual activities to our Rotarians each month.
JULY  Not have a special designation.
AUGUST  Membership and Extension Month
SEPTEMBER  New Generations Month
OCTOBER  Vocational Service Month
NOVEMBER  Rotary Foundation Month
DECEMBER  Family Month
JANUARY  Rotary Awareness Month
FEBRUARY  World Understanding Month
MARCH  Literacy Month
APRIL  Magazine Month
MAY  Not special designation.
JUNE  Rotary Fellowships Month
In Japan all of Japanese schools are now the summer break between the middle of July and the end of August. Some of Japanese families will visit Guam to enjoy their vacations with them together. You will have any chance to make a friendship with them. You enjoy a Happy August with your family and your fellow Rotarians.
Yours in Rotary,
Takumi Watanabe, Vice-President, ReCPBG
RY 2014-15
NOTE:  Rotarians,  for attendance purposes, please send me an email (to paksayama@gmail.com) and in the subject line indicate that you are emailing for Meeting #6 and in the body of the email comment on Vice President Watanabe's address.  Soon we will have our site up and running to be able to track attendance.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Kristina Torres,  Secretary