Rotary Meeting #13 - Feb. 26, 2016
Rotary Meeting #13
February 26, 2016
Hafa Adai, Pago Bay Guam Rotarians! Thank you for joining us for this week’s meeting.  I would also like to welcome our guests and those interested in becoming members.
As with all Rotary meetings, we begin Meeting #13 with Rotary’s Four-Way Test: 
 As Rotarians, we are reminded of the Object of Rotary:
The Rotary International District 2750 Conference was held in Tokyo, Japan on February 23 and 24, 2016.  Governor Mizuno’s  theme for the conference was “Back to Basics for Our Future.” It was wonderful to re-connect not only with fellow Rotarians from Guam, but from the Pacific Basin Group (Palau, Saipan and Pohnpei) and Japan.  The events held over the two days was a wonder display of fellowship and serves to remind each of us to “Be a Gift to the World.”
Thank you to Assistant District Secretary Wayne Santos (President-Elect of Rotary Club of Northern Guam) for hard work and dedication towards making the arrangements for the PBG.  Also, many thanks to President Annette for encouraging me to attend.
ADG Secretary Wayne Santos with District 2750 Governor Mizuno
ADG Secretary Wayne Santos (President-Elect Rotary Club of Northern Guam, Kristina Sayama P.E.of  ReCPBG, and President Keven Camacho of  Rotary Club of Northern Guam.
In-line with Governor Mizuno’s theme of “Back to Basics for Our Future”, all Rotary clubs have been asked to work with their members to ensure that their profiles are updated on the MyRotary website <>. 
Thank you to  President Annette, Secretary John, Treasurer Zeny and  Treasurer-Elect Goody for your diligence in reaching out to the members to stay current on their dues.  Your efforts will help our club remain in good standing with our District
Please calendar the following event:  Friday, March 4, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.  Rotary E-Club of Pago Bay Guam meeting at Jamaican Grill at the Chamorro Village in Hagatna.
Call for Applications for Rotary Peace Fellowship applications:  As found on the website, Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders who promote national and international cooperation and peace in their careers and throughout their lives. The Rotary Peace Fellowship offers qualified individuals the opportunity to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
A Rotary Peace Fellowship funds study at one of the six Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution, located at seven prestigious universities worldwide.  Applicants for Rotary Peace Fellowships should have:
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field, with strong grades at the time of application
• A minimum of three years full-time (paid or unpaid) work experience for the master’s degree program and a minimum of five years (paid or unpaid) for the professional development certificate program
• Proficiency in a second language (degree) or in English (certificate)
• A commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
• Excellent leadership skills
  • March 4, 2016, Friday at 6:00 p.m: ReCPBG Meeting at Jamaican Grill at the Chamorro Village in Hagatna
  • May 28 – June 1, 2016:  Rotary International Convention in Seoul, Korea.  For more information please visit
  • May -PEDS President Elect Training Seminar
  • June 12, 2016, Sunday: ReCPBG Charter Celebration
  • July, 1, 2017, Friday: Start of the new Rotary year.
Adjournment:  Meeting #13 is now adjourned.
I look forward to reconnecting with our members and guests next week Friday, 03/04/2016 as we continue to work towards strengthening our club and making a presence in our community.
Yours in Rotary,
Kristina Sayama
Vice President - RY2015-2016