Greeting #7
August 15, 2014
Hafa Adai, Pago Bay Guam Rotarians!
Our last meeting was conducted by Vice President/President-Elect Takumi. Thank  you Takumi-san for sharing information on Rotary’s Four-Way Test. This should be ingrained in the minds and hearts of all Rotarians. It is the essence of our organization’s existence.
Club Secretary Kris asked that each of Club member send a message to her as a way of tracking attendance. Please do the same with this meeting. We are working with our PRO Ealani to set up our club’s FaceBook page to allow for comments which will serve as another means of tracking attendance and engaging members.
Club Service Director Anita reached out to all members to form a 4-5 member committee to plan a 2014 Christmas gathering for our Club. This is a great way to get involved and be part of a fantastic planning team. Please contact Club Service Director Anita at
If you have special technology skills, please send me a note. I would like to learn how we may better engage our club members in our meetings and activities. We really need your help. 
Some announcements, for your information:
There will be a meeting of all Rotary Presidents on Friday, August 22nd to discuss possibilities of joint Rotary events and activities.  There will be a meeting of all PBG Club Officers and Committee Directors on Friday, August 29th at 11:00 am.
Below, your will find this week's speaker, PP Ron McNinch, Ph.D. who touches on the topic of "The Power of Rotary."
Have a great weekend!
Yours in Rotary,
Annette Santos, President, RECPBG
RY 2014-2015
The Power of Rotary
Past President Ron McNinch
As we continue through the 11th decade of Rotary International, it is wonderful to reflect on what Rotary really is and how Rotary has changed the world in its own way. As many of you know, Rotary started as a small but diverse men’s club in Chicago in 1905. The meaning of “rotary” meant that the club would change or rotate the meeting place every week. As Rotary grew and became more established, the clubs tended to settle down at single locations.
What is the real power of Rotary? In a single word, it is the members of Rotary. Each member has a very individual experience with and each member benefits from Rotary in very individual ways. One key aspect of Rotary is that members encourage and support each other to make the world a better place.  Each club sets large goals to contribute to the community each year, but the power of the individual remains.
At the very core and foundation of Rotary is the concept of good business and professional ethics. Each member is expected to meet high ethical standards in service to the community.  One of the key aspects of an individual members’ experience with Rotary involves keeping and living by standards that apply to all members.  The standards all relate to the contribution of the individual to the community and relate to the actions and words of the individual. As we all go through life, we make choices or decisions that lead us to an individual path or experience. With rotary, we have a set of values in common and we can make decisions as much as possible for the good of the community.
Sometimes we have to stand up or stand out in our pursuit of service. This is at the core of leadership in Rotary. Our positive example is the best form of leadership.