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Rotary Club of Northern Guam (RID 2750)
Northern Guam
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
1st two WED of every month
ZOOM Online
Tumon,  96913
Guam
Phone:
687-7620
Our Club Bulletin
Vol. 1 Issue 3 August 4, 2020
Help Us Help the Homeless
   
Help Us Help the Homeless Donation Drive for Guam's Homeless Individuals
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Islandwide Beautification Cleanup
   
Give Us A Moment #GUAM Island Pride Beautification Event
Joint Rotarian event on Saturday, August 1, 2020
Fish Eye Park to Cabras Highway - Emerald Valley to Navy Fuel Farm
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Guest Speaker - Aug 5th
Our guest speakers this week are incoming travelers who will share their experiences of their 14 day quarantine at a government facility.
 
News
President's Message - August 4, 2020
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Tempus fugit! The first month of the new Rotary Year 2020-21 is now in the books.  Time truly flies by.
Just a few weeks ago we held the Handover and Installation of the new Board of Directors on July 2, 2020 to officially kick off the new Rotary Year. The following week we met on July 8th in our new meeting venue, a private room next to the Niji Japanese Restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel.  For those who were not in attendance I shared the following: [1] RI President Holger Knaack’s Presidential Theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, [2] District Governor Yuichi Fukuhara’s Theme, Barrier-Free Mind and [3] RCNG Strategic Action Plan 2020-21. 
Paul Harris Fellows. Thank you Alona for becoming RCNG’s 1st Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) for 2020-21.  Her $1,000 donation will now make her a PHF+1.  Dir. Ina has also made her $1,000 donation and will be receiving her very first PHF recognition.  PP Anna and I have also committed to becoming a PHF this year.  If you want to become a PHF please contact Dir. Jane Ray, The Rotary Foundation Chair.
6 o’clock Somewhere is the name of our 3rd meeting opportunity.  Every 3rd Thursday 6pm-8pm is a social fellowship designed to be casual, fun and relaxing.  We had our first social fellowship on July 16th at the Outback Steakhouse outdoor patio.  It was an evening to remember!  Rtn Elisabeth can tell you all about it. Club Service Director, PP Roberto, will be announcing a new venue…Somewhere… every month.  If you have a special venue in mind please contact PP Roberto. 
Board Meeting. Your Leadership Team held its first official meeting on July 23rd.  Highlights of the meeting will be shared with the membership during the Aug. 5th luncheon meeting. 
Recruiting & Growing our Membership.  Recruiting more women and more members under the age of 40 will be a priority this year.  Clubs that achieve a female membership ratio of 20% or more and a membership ratio of 5% or more under the age of 40 will be given a District Special Award.  With your support RCNG will achieve these goals and earn this special award. 
August is Membership Development Month.  Membership Committee Chair, VP/PP Ed Cruz, will be proposing alternative membership models.  RI and D2750 want clubs to recruit more members who will be a right fit for our club.  If you haven’t recruited anyone for our Club now is the time.  Let’s grow stronger.
Help Us Help the Homeless. RCNG performed its first charitable donation by purchasing toiletries in support of the Lieutenant Governor’s HELP US THE HOMELESS initiative.  Items were delivered to Adelup on July 24, 2020.
1ST Service Project.  Un sen dangku’lo na si Yu’os ma’ase to all the members who participated in our first service project of the year - Island Pride Beautification Event last August 1st.  I can’t thank you enough for the “sweat equity” you’ve invested.  Service Projects Committee Chair, Ina Lee, will be announcing other service projects in due time.
Rotary Opens Opportunities.  I know that all of us came to Rotary to get involved and to make a difference…. so let’s show the community that RCNG Cares….RCNG Inspires….by seizing opportunities to doing more good for our brothers and sisters.  The Leadership Team and I need your support and encouragement and, above all, we value your “sweat equity” whenever there’s a service project.  We can’t do it ourselves. Therefore, I implore you to find once again the inspiration, the excitement and the passion to be a People of Action this new Rotary Year.  Can I count on you?
Yours in Rotary,  P Hermie
Shooting Star
A few words from PP Roberto Fracassini
 
Hafa Adai fellow Rotarians
On Tuesday July 23, your club’s Board had a very successful meeting during which several new issues were discussed.  This means that what I have to give you now are the customary good news and bad news.
 
I’ll start with the bad news: as a consequence of the inflationary effect of the COVID-19, the Board, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to raise your membership from $50 a month to $100 .
 
Just kidding ! No worries!
Membership cost will remain the same but...the ones of you with fat receivables (you know who you are) are strongly advised to transfer some garbanzos in the Club account. Otherwise I’ll be obligated to make a phone call to New York. To my Goodfellas Paesani specializing in collections, broken legs and so on.
 
So far for the bad news, Now for the good news:
Gambling will be reinstated with the Queen of Hearts card game so if you will be lucky enough to win, you will not need another stimulus check from Uncle Sam.
 
Raffle will be religiously implemented at every meeting. And the prizes? They will be kindly donated by members (two members with two prizes each meeting) whose names will be indicated in advance in our chat room. Value of the prizes should be above $5. Old shoes and T-shirts will not be considerate suitable by the raffling committee.
In order to give a good example, it will be me and PADG-super Rotarian Joe Rios who will provide the raffle prizes for our August 5 meeting.
 
New opening songs will be presented. The RCNG musical director Roberto Fracassini has selected for your consideration these two:
What a Wonderful World and Over the Rainbow.
Only first verse. Lyrics will be provided, but if you wish to pass the Club’s musical examination,
PRACTICE...PRACTICE ..PRACTICE
 
Arrivederci
Attendance Report - July 2020
Attendance Report for July
 
61%
 
Of the 31 total members attending 2 Meetings held including Makeups.
Who we are
Northern Guam was chartered as a club 12 November 1975.
We are a group of women and men, from many nationalities, committed to the Rotary guiding principle of "Service Above Self".
Membership is open to all, regardless of gender, religious affiliation, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or nationality.
We are a small family-friendly group dedicated to improving our community through our service projects.
Members and guests are encouraged to bring their families and friends to our meetings.
With you, we can do even more!
2021 Rotary International Convention
The Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 12-16 June 2021, in Taipei, Taiwan, will now be a virtual event in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries - August 2020
 
Member Birthdays
John Terlaje
August 4
 
Ina Lee
August 22
 
Join Date
Jean Chabanne
August 1, 2018
2 years
 
John Ilao
August 1, 2018
2 years
 
John Terlaje
August 19, 2015
5 years
 
Victor Valenzuela
August 25, 2008
12 years
 
Links
Links
Peace Memorial Website