Rotary Meeting #11
January 8, 2016
Hafa Adai, Pago Bay Guam Rotarians! Thank you for joining us for this week’s meeting.
We begin Meeting #10 with Rotary’s Four-Way Test: 
Is it the Truth?
 Is it Fair to all Concerned?
Will it build Good Will and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all Concerned?
As Rotarians, we are reminded of the Object of Rotary:
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: (1) the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; (2) 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; (3) the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; (4) the advancement of goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons  united in the ideal of service.
Happy New Year to all!  January is Vocational Service Month – what a wonderful theme for our membership to focus on, as we recommit ourselves to being active members of our club.  Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.  This coming week our E-Club must address attendance and what it means to be an active member of the club.
Members are reminded that our club submits monthly attendance reports.  Until our website is up and running to help us verify attendance, your attendance can be verified by:  1) logging into the member area of our clubrunner page:  or 2) visiting our Facebook page and leaving a comment. Members are also reminded that membership dues need to be paid ASAP to Treasurer Zeny or Treasurer-Elect Goody.
Participating in weekly club meetings allows members to enjoy fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other leaders in our community.  Please calendar the date of January 22, 2016 at 6 p.m (venue to be announced by next week).  This will be our first face-to-face meeting of this calendar year.  One of the agenda items includes election of officers for 2016-2017.
In the next week, President Annette will be doing a Call for Nominations for the following positions on the Board:  Vice President/President Elect; Secretary; Treasurer; Fundraising Committee Director; International and Community Service Committee Director; Membership Committee Director; Public Relations Committee Director; Vocational and New Generations Committee Director and Sergeant-at-Arms.  All members in good standing are highly encouraged to express an interest in one of these positions. At the heart of Rotary is Service. Through active participation in our club leadership, in local and international service projects, club members can volunteer their time and talents where they are most needed.
Donation:  On January 6, 2016 a donation of dictionaries was made to the students at Machanaonao Elementary School.  Below are a few pictures from this event.  The students were thrilled to receive our donation – and we are all appreciative of JM International, our partners who helped make this donation possible.
District Meeting: To be held in February, more information will be provided.
Call for Applications for NIH/NIDDK STEP-UP Program:  Last year our club provided support to the NIH/NIDDK STEP-UP Program held at the University of Guam. This program is open to high school juniors and seniors.  The students will participate in the program for six weeks over the summer by conducting research with mentors and earn a $1000 stipend.  At least two students will be selected to present their research at the National Institute of Health at the end of the Summer.  For more information or to submit an application, please visit:  Note the application deadline is February 15, 2016.
Adjournment:  Meeting #11 is now adjourned.
 I look forward to reconnecting with our members as we continue to work towards strengthening our club and making a presence in our community.
Yours in Rotary,
Kristina Sayama
Vice President