Rotary Meeting #9
September 11, 2015
Hafa Adai, Pago Bay Guam Rotarians! Thank you for joining us for this week’s meeting.
We begin Meeting #9 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.
This coming week our E-Club must work toward addressing the following points:  (1) Clarify how visiting Rotarians can makeup through our Club meetings and inform Guam Rotary Clubs of this opportunity; (2) Submit monthly attendance reports; (3) Encourage each and every Club member to donate to Rotary Foundation and “Every Year, Every Rotarian” campaign; (4) Ensure that every Club member is signed up with
Members should have received gentle reminders from Treasurer Zeny and Treasurer-Elect Goody to pay your membership dues. Please be reminded of your Rotarian responsibilities that were designed to help you fully participate and enjoy your Rotarian experience: 
Participating in weekly club meetings allows members to enjoy fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community. I invite you to comment on our Facebook page. You are encouraged to attend, at least once, a face to face Rotary meeting so you get to meet other Rotarians in a different setting, particularly if you are travelling.
At the heart of Rotary is Service. Through participation in local and international service projects, club members can volunteer their time and talents where they are most needed.
The Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:
  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the club’s effective functioning.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programs.
To keep Rotary Clubs strong, it is expected that Rotarians will share the responsibility of bringing new people into Rotary. Even new members can bring guests to club meetings or invite them to participate in a service project. Keeping members involved in Rotary is another responsibility. Fostering strong fellowship and encouraging early participation in service projects are two of the best ways to sustain a club’s membership.
Dues are another major responsibility of Rotary. Club members are required to pay annual dues to their clubs, districts, and Rotary International, as well as the subscription fee to the appropriate Rotary magazine in a timely manner. Please pay your dues if you wish to maintain your Rotary membership; not paying heightens the cost to our Club (we have a very modest payment structure compared to other Clubs).
Club members are encouraged to volunteer for leadership roles at the club level and beyond. You can learn more about leadership opportunities available in District 2750, search the district leadership seminar page and the club committees page on myRotary (every Rotary member has access to the site via
I hope you will learn more about Rotary so that you can appreciate the value of your membership.
Some upcoming events: 
“The tree that owns itself.” We look forward to hearing more about this project in our upcoming meeting. PP Ron is the lead for this project. You may contact him for more information at
ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT. If you have not already done so, please submit a short narrative about yourself and why you joined Rotary (100-200 words) with a picture to share.  Please send your submissions to Secretary John at or
We are continually identifying speakers or presenters on timely topics who are willing to contribute a written narrative or short video clip. The narrative should be 300-750 words and align with our topics of addressing the impoverished, reducing family violence, increasing education, entrepreneurship opportunities in our villages and how we might assist the homeless youth and children.  Please send your recommendations to VP/PE Kris at or
Rotary Minute, maybe more: 
“Be a Gift to the World” can be understood more clearly by watching Bill Gates’ message to Rotary regarding its efforts to eradicate polio. Here is a link to his video message: Be inspired to help others through Rotary service!
Take ACTION! One of the best things we can do as Rotarians is to be proactive and be a part of the solution.  Our Rotary website ( has a wealth of resources to help us get going.  You can get everything you need to take a project from idea to completion.  What gift will you give to the world?
Did you know that there is ROTARY GLOBAL REWARDS… with Rotary Global Rewards: The good you do comes back to you. Explore the discounts and special offers available to Rotary club members through our member benefit program.  Visit for more information.
Program Presenter: Today the Nation marks the 14th anniversary of September 11, the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Links to CNN video tributes: and Take a moment to remember those so deeply affected by this event and honor those who sacrificed their lives to save others.
POSTPONED:  Our 1st roadside cleanup has been postponed until further notice. We are waiting for the weather to clear up. We will be cleaning the roadside between our signs along the Pago Bay roadside. 
Rotary International Convention for 2016 is in Seoul, Korea (May 28-June 1, 2016).  Mark your calendars!  Here are some important dates:
  • 15 December 2015: Early-registration discount ends
  • 31 March 2016: Preregistration discount ends
  • 30 April 2016: Registration/ticket cancellation deadline
  • 1 June 2016: Online registration ends; deadline for cancellations due to visa denial
I wish you a great week and thank you for taking the time to participate in this week’s meeting. To participate, visit our Facebook page and in the comment box, share your thoughts or tell us how you wish to impact our community as a Rotarian.
Adjournment.  Meeting #9 is now adjourned. Thank you for your time and have a great weekend. 
Yours in Rotary,
President Annette