Rotary Club of Northern Guam (RID 2750)
Northern Guam
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
1st two WED of every month
Hilton Fisherman’s Cove
Tumon,  96913
Our Club Bulletin
Vol. 1 Issue 5,  September 2, 2020
Zoom Meeting - 2 Sept 2020 @ 12Noon
Dr. Phillip Tutnauer  - 9/11 Survivor is our Guest Speaker
Topic: RCNG Regular Mtg 9/2
Time: Sep 2, 2020 12:00 PM Guam
Meeting ID: 941 7617 9313
Passcode: 507944
President's Message - September 2, 2020
Greetings Fellow Rotarians,
I hope you are all doing well.  With the Stay-at-Home order extended this week it’s unfortunate that we wouldn’t be able to meet at the Hyatt for our club luncheon fellowship.  However, it’s comforting to know that we have ZOOM plus our Northern Star newsletter to keep us “connected with one another”. 
Our annual 9/11 Wreath Laying Ceremony will be commemorated this year, but not in the traditional manner.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic Sec/PADG Joe is coordinating with the Peace Memorial Committee and KUAM so that the event shifts from an in-person to a virtual event.  While we may not be able to stand side by side this September RCNG will not be deterred because of PCOR1.  Instead we will push forward as a sign of unity with all the cities throughout the US mainland to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, the survivors of that tragic day and to honor veterans, military and first responders who dedicate their lives to serving others.  
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month for Rotary.  Aside from distributing dictionaries to the 3rd graders in the public schools we will reach out to the Elementary Schools in the northern district to determine how RCNG can address literacy in their school community.
Next club service project, slated initially for Sept. 19, the annual islandwide “Coastal Cleanup” has been cancelled due to the Governor’s extension of the public health emergency mandate.  In lieu of an actual in-person service project our club will be looking at possibly donating to certain non-profit organizations as well as to the homeless program.  Please don’t hesitate to contact any one of the board members if you have other suggestions in mind. 
RCNG Northern Star eBulletin is issued every 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month.  Please contact Sec. Joe if you would like to submit an article for our newsletter.
As we commemorate the 19th anniversary of  9/11 I invite each of you to take a moment to reflect on how each of us are encouraging and fostering the 4th Object of Rotary, namely,
“The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.  
Yours in Rotary,
P. Hermie

Rotary's theme for this month is Basic Education and Literacy.

Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus

Did you know that Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people in the world over the age of 15 are illiterate? That is 17 percent of the world’s adult population.

We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace.

Rotarians support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

Northern Guam Rotary has encouraged literacy in the past through our Joint Clubs Dictionary Project where a personal dictionary is given to each third-grade student on Guam.

Six O'Clock Somewhere - 8/20
9/11 Survivors
For more information, survivors and interested participants can contact 
Attendance Report - September 2, 2020
Attendance Report for August month end
Of the 31 total members attending 8/5 and 8/12 Meetings held including Six O'clock Somewhere and other 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 - September 2020
Member Birthdays
John Ilao
September 3
Yosi Veksler
September 23
Peace Memorial Website