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newsletter D-3790 No.8 March 2013

March is a turning point. “The month of March provides each of us with an opportunity to reflect on Rotary’s accomplishments. It is during this month that we pause to recognize World Rotaract Week, International Women’s Day, World Water Day, and Literacy Month – all significant reminders of the good that Rotarians have done worldwide.”

march is LITERACY

- TRF Trustee Chair Wilfrid J.Wilkinson





ProjectLINK Find an international partner to address the needs of communities around the world. Project fairs Attend or host a project fair to help find partners for your service projects.

contents No. 7 . February 2013

Rotary’s social networks Connect to club members and activities through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more.

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TRF SUMMARY as of 30 MARCH 2013 Annual



1A 1B 1C 2A 2B 2C

$1,400.00 $8,110.00 $17,303.04 $1,600.00 $5,223.81 $11,948.20

2D 3A 3B 3C 4A 4B 4C TOTAL

$6,150.00 $14,669.14 $6,600.00 $4,710.00 $20,219.20 $1,000.00 $25,423.81 $124,357.20



$0.00 $105.00 $5,950.00 $0.00 $200.00 $350.00

$263.41 $0.00 $0.00 $9,200.00 $1,317.07 $1,317.07 $103.00 $18,504.00



12 24 features Connected 10 Getting Features Rotary’s procedures and tips on getting project partners and international connections


District TRF Status Shows the clubs’ and clusters’ status of contributions to TRF as of 30 March 2013

Day 24 Family Host Rotary Club of Villa de Bacolor provided a great break for Rotarians and their families

PETS 25 Post DGE Linda Winter conducted a PETS for the remaining PEs who were not able to make it in MDPETS Cebu

from the

governor Early literacy training is critical to the success of a child's later education. Rotarians work with children, parents, and educators to encourage and build reading skills at an early stage. This is why, Rotary clubs concentrate on service projects focused on books, computer donations, and even Braille books for the blind.


n 1985 Rotary declared basic literacy to be a precondition to the development of Peace. Through this organizational emphasis, more than half the world's 34,000 Rotary clubs address the full range of literacy for primary, vocational, and adult learners, as well as teacher training. Samples of literacy projects are as follows: Early Childhood Literacy and Primary Education – Early literacy training is critical to the success of a child's later education. Rotarians work with children, parents, and educators to encourage and build reading skills at an early stage. This is why, Rotary clubs concentrate on service projects focused on books, computer donations, and even Braille books for the blind. Adult Literacy Programs – Many adults in both the developed and developing world, lack the skills they need to hold a job or perform basic tasks required by everyday life. The hardships caused by illiteracy, from the difficulty in finding employment to the constant pressure to cover it up, often lead to a host of problems. Let's do more vocational service and guide all our students in choosing the right path to their future. So to my PeaceMaker team and fellow Rotarians, I urge all of you to focus on extending our literacy programs to our communities and help educate our less fortunate brothers and sisters, and make our world a better place to live in. I would also like to take this opportunity, in hoping that all of you would have a blessed Holy Week.

Above photo taken during the Joint Meeting of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat and its two AICS Rotaract Clubs on 19 March 2013

God bless! Antonio “Tony” C. Bautista District Governor RY 2012-13

let’s party! To my dear PeaceMaker team and fellow Rotarians, Greetings of Peace to all!


lease find attached herewith the 2013 DISCON poster/teaser, showing all the details about the conference, including the popular and famous entertainers, who will entertain us during the DISCON. This is hoping that all of you will support our 2013 DISCON, through your early registration and participation. Looking forward to seeing you all and let's PARTY! Yours in Rotary service, Antonio "Tony" C. Bautista District Governor RY2012-13

yearbook To mark the legacy of our term, Gov. Tony will be launching a Year Book. Kindly sponsor a 3k-peso club page in d book that includes memorable club photos. 1) Email these to: not later than March 31, 2013 2) Deposit P3000 at Metrobank Acct. Name: Antonio C. Bautista Acct. No.: 007-676-03326-9 The Year Books will be distributed during the Year-end Review. Let's keep "Peace thru Service" alive forever in print! AG Ed Panlaqui Cluster 4A

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Club President’s List

March - Literacy Month Ÿ Attend PETS. Ÿ Set the club’s Fund Development goals to The




Rotary Foundation, taking into account the “Every Rotarian Every Year” campaign and Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge*. Using the RI Presidential Citation as a guide, develop a well rounded plan for the year incorporating projects and activities that reflect the RI President-elect’s emphases for the coming year. Register to use Member Access and ensure incoming Club Secretary, Club Treasurer and Club Foundation Chair. Encourage the PR committee to develop a PR plan for the next Rotary year. Review the publication Effective Public Relations (#257) for more information Work with the current club president to ensure Best Cooperative Projects Award applications have been submitted to the governor. 31 March - Deadline for Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs to submit forms for the Presidential Citation to their district governor


f illiteracy were a simple problem, Rotarians would have solved it by now.The issues are myriad: a scarcity of schools and learning materials, insufficient government spending on education, and cultural stigmas that limit education for women and girls, to name a few. And the problem goes far beyond the inability to decipher words on a page. In an increasingly complex world, poor reading comprehension condemns adults to the lowest rungs of society. Rotarians, however, are committed to improving the situation. Rotary clubs worldwide have been carrying out thousands of literacy projects for decades. Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary's areas of focus. Rotary's work in literacy has included rebuilding schools destroyed by natural disasters in Sri Lanka and Haiti, partnering with the Dollywood Foundation's Imagination Library to promote early childhood reading, and teaching students to read and write through the concentrated language encounter method in Brazil and Turkey.



What Is Literacy? The definition of literacy has evolved from "the ability to read and use printed materials at an extremely basic level" to "using printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one's goals and to develop one's knowledge and potential" Defining literacy in our changing world is not easy. Several years ago, being literate meant being able to read and write a little. Now, being literate means being able to read and write at a level to be successful in today's world, and also being proficient at math, knowing how to use technology, and knowing how to solve problems and make decisions. Why Does Illiteracy Exist? The answers are as varied as the number of functionally illiterate adults. The adult non-reader may have left school early, may have had a physical or emotional disability, may have had ineffective teachers or teaching methods, or may simply have been unready to learn at the time reading instruction began. Because they are unable to help their children learn, parents who can't read often perpetuate the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy. Without books, newspapers or magazines in the home and a parent who reads to serve as a role model, many children grow up with severe literacy deficiencies. Clearly, there is no single cause of illiteracy.


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I m p r o v i n g



Rotary Club of San Fernando (LU), Inc. conducted "Peace of Mind, Peace of Heart and Spiritual Peace Recollection” for the in mates of the provincial jail of La Union. The club also provided lunch for them.



message SAKUJI TANAKA RI President 2012-2013

from RI president

Dear fellow Rotarians,


hen I was a young man, I wanted to travel the world. But in those years, I could only dream about travel. The world outside Japan seemed far away. But like all Japanese students, I studied English in school. I still remember my first English book. The first page said, “This is a pen.” That was almost 50 years ago, and the world has changed a lot since then. As president of Rotary, I now travel more than I ever dreamed. In every new place, I find a new language. I find new people and new customs. I do my best to learn from everyone. I believe that every person I meet has something to teach. Perhaps because of this, I feel that I understand Rotary Youth Exchange better. And I understand even better what a great gift Rotary is giving through Youth Exchange. Youth Exchange opens minds. It builds confidence and communication. It brings together people from different countries and backgrounds. Every young person who goes on a Rotary Youth Exchange will learn a great deal. Youth Exchange students learn how people who seem so different are really the same. They begin to appreciate what unites people everywhere. They have a broader understanding of the world. They come back as different people. They no longer know only one language, only one culture. They have connections with their host country, and with their fellow participants from other countries. At the end of their exchange, they are part of their host families. They are also part of the Rotary family – the largest and most international family in the world. Rotary’s Youth Exchange program has continued for more than 40 successful years and is now part of the fifth Avenue of Service: New Generations Service. This avenue also includes service through Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and many club and district activities that involve people up to age 30. When we focus on young people, we are focusing on building the future of Rotary and a more peaceful world. When we serve youth, we help to bring Rotary to a new generation. We spread understanding among nations and cultures. We teach the importance of service to others, and pass on our core values. By doing this, we help to build peace. Youth Exchange plays an essential part in Rotary’s global mission of building peace by helping to build, one exchange at a time, good relationships between nations.



message from Foundation Trustee Chair

Wilfrid J.Wilkinson Foundation Trustee Chair 2012-2013

March is a turning point


he month of March provides each of us with an opportunity to reflect on Rotary’s accomplishments. It is during this month that we pause to recognize World Rotaract Week, International Women’s Day, World Water Day, and Literacy Month – all significant reminders of the good that Rotarians have done worldwide. As I’ve traveled around the world, I’ve been inspired by Rotaractors and their important contributions to the Rotary family. I’ve had the chance to work with the outstanding women who serve on our Board of Directors. I’ve witnessed the incredible progress The Rotary Foundation has made on water and sanitation – an area of focus that is crucial to our growing population. And as we begin this month long celebration of literacy, I’ve seen how Rotarians have helped empower communities with simple, creative, and sustainable ways to break the cycle of poor education. Literacy plays a critical role in healthy and productive lives, and whether it was by volunteering at a local school, bringing language training to adults and children through concentrated language encounter and computer-assisted literacy systems, or ensuring that all children have the textbooks they need, Rotarians have helped thousands. Our promises and accomplish-ments have reached a turning point: We must now look at the goals we still aim to achieve. Keep the momentum up. Get the word out. Make sure your club knows about this important month in Rotary so that come next March, we’ll have even greater successes to celebrate.

Presidentelect Ron Burton in his opening remarks at the 2013 International Assembly said ... “ …and whatever it is to you, however you got that feeling that made you a Rotarian for life — that is what I want you to share, what I want you to help other people discover, so that they can find that feeling for themselves. When Rotarians get involved — when they get engaged — lives change. And that is why, my friends, my governors, our theme in 2013-14 will be Engage Rotary, Change Lives.”




ProjectLINK Find an international partner to address the needs of communities around the world. Project fairs Attend or host a project fair to help find partners for your service projects. Rotary’s social networks Connect to club members and activities through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more.

Sustainability Sustainable projects build a community’s capacity to address issues without relying on external support. When selecting a project, think carefully about both the short term and long-term impact. For example, building a modern well and water pump for a neighborhood without access to clean drinking water might solve a community’s immediate water problems. But if the community cannot maintain the well, the people’s water problems will quickly return. The same might be said for a community beautification project. A club could build a park, clean up litter, or paint over graffiti in an impoverished neighborhood, but if people from the neighborhood aren���t invested in the project, the graffiti and litter will almost certainly reappear. Sustainable projects take these issues into account and provide long-term solutions to chronic problems. FOUNDATION GRANT TIMELINE

Rotary Service: Establishing Effective Partnerships Whether they are in a different club or on a different continent, Rotary’s vast network of dedicated members can make meaningful service connections to help improve their communities and the world.

getting CONNECTED getting partners effective_partnerships_en.pdf

Rotary Service Connections


each beyond your community and connect with others who share common interests. Make a positive impact on people’s lives worldwide. Whether you’re interested in meeting new friends, participating in a cultural or vocational exchange, or finding a partner for a service project, Rotary International has resources that can help. Through Rotary Service Connections you can: Ÿ Make friends and connections worldwide -- plan a Friendship Exchange Ÿ Learn best practices for establishing effective partnerships with other clubs and districts. Ÿ Find a partner for an international service project. Ÿ Establish a twin club relationship. Ÿ

In this section, you’ll find resources to help you reach out to Rotarians around the world and build lifelong relationships. Rotary Service Connections increases the number of communities that are enhanced by effective, sustainable service projects through successful club and district partnerships.

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Attend international conventions Meet community, business, and professional leaders from all over the world, develop friendship, and broaden your understanding of Rotary by attending the 2013 RI Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, 23-26 June. Register by 31 March, to save off the onsite registration fee.

how to get partners HAVE A CLUB

Publish your

club bulletin ONLINE.



- that others may know you.

Use the

ProjectLINK database to find clubs who are looking for a partner.

Another crucial point is to be sure your club is up to date in reporting the status of projects funded by previous grants. “An

overdue or incomplete report is another reason an application can be returned,” Doxtator says. “It’s poor stewardship of donor funds to award new grants if previous ones were unreported or incomplete.

When travelling,

LOOK for a CLUB where you can MAKE UP. Rotarians can use Club Locator at to find clubs where they can make up and develop new friendship.

Rotarians On The Internet



BR0CHURE or a CLUBCARD that you can give to new friends in Rotary. MAKING FRIENDS is the key!

OTI is a global fellowship of about 2000 Rotarians in 109 countries who communicate to each other through the internet. Two ROTI chairs came from the Philippines: Philip Merritt, 2000-2003; Ron Nethercutt, 2007-2009. The current chair is Steve Sokol from USA. PP Glo Nethercutt is the current editor of the ROTI monthly newsletter called the breadbasket.

Link in with Rotary's official social networking sites. Read how social networking has helped clubs share project ideas and insights into member retention, and see how it can help your club stay connected.

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Develop a CLUB



Global grants Rotary Foundation Global Grants support large international activities with sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus and have a long-term impact. Clubs and districts can either create their own activities or sponsor packaged global grants that are developed by The R o t a r y Foundation in cooperation with its strategic partners.

Club- and district-developed global grants Clubs and districts can use District Designated Fund (DDF) or cash contributions to fund global grant activities and get matching funds from the Foundation. When developing activities, clubs and districts should consider the following: Ÿ Activities must be sustainable and measurable. For example: ? How will a project benefit the selected community in the future, after the grant has been spent? How will a scholar's studies support one or more of the areas of focus? How will a vocational training team project support capacity building, either for the team or the benefiting community? Ÿ Activities should stem from real community needs. Community needs assessment tools are available to help identify community needs. Ÿ Global grants must be sponsored by two Rotary clubs or districts: a host partner in the country where the activity takes place and an international partner outside the country. Both partners must be Future Vision pilot members. Ÿ Both partners must be actively involved in the planning and implementing of all global grants. This includes maintaining communication and developing plans for the shared responsibilities in all of the grant's stages. Funding The minimum award amount from the World Fund for a global grant, regardless of activity type, is US$15,000, which results in a minimum total financing of $30,000. The World Fund award is based on a 100 percent match of DDF ($1.00:$1.00) or a 50 percent match of cash contributions ($0.50:$1.00). Business cycle All Rotary Foundation Global Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. A twostep online application process is accessible via Member Access . Additional documentation for scholarships and vocational training teams must be completed by non-Rotarian participants; the grant sponsors will upload these items electronically to the application. Proposal For club- and district-developed global grants, Rotarians will submit a brief online proposal before submitting a formal application. The proposal should provide an overview of the grant activity's objectives and demonstrate how the activities fit within an area of focus. This process is designed to increase the acceptance rate of grant applications. Application Once a proposal has been accepted, Rotarians will submit an online application that provides the Foundation with more detailed grant activity and budget information. (Depending on the award amount or complexity of the project, the Foundation may request additional details.) Applications requesting a World Fund award (match) of more than US$100,000 will be reviewed by the Trustees quarterly. The following dates will be used to determine at which Trustee meeting applications will be reviewed: Ÿ Complete applications received by 1 June will be reviewed by the Trustees in September; Ÿ 1 October will be reviewed in January; 1 December will be reviewed in March; Ÿ 1 February will be reviewed in May



Payment Once an application has been approved by the Foundation, both sponsors have authorized the agreement, and all associated cash contributions have been received, the Foundation will issue a payment. Reporting Reports showing measurable success of the grant activity will be due to the Foundation every 12 months from the first issued payment. A final report is due when the grant funds have been completely spent and the objectives of the activity have been met. Types of activities Global grants support a variety of activities based on the needs of the benefiting communities or participants. All grant-funded activity must follow the eligibility requirements in the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants and Global Grants (pilot version) . The grant structure is designed to allow clubs and districts more flexibility in creating grants that will further the mission of The Rotary Foundation within the areas of focus. Humanitarian projects: Global grants may be used to fund humanitarian projects, provided that they Support the goals of one or more of the areas of focus Produce measurable outcomes in the benefiting community Achieve results that can be sustained after the grant funds have been expended Have been developed in conjunction with the benefiting community to address their most pressing needs Seek to address community needs in an integrated manner


Scholarships: Global grants may be used to provide funding for academic studies provided that they Ÿ Fund graduate-level study that relates to one or more of the areas of focus Ÿ Fund studies for a term of one to four academic years Ÿ Sponsor the academic studies of an individual traveling from the international sponsor district to the host

sponsor district Vocational training opportunities: Global grants also may support vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals traveling abroad to either learn more about their profession or teach local professionals about a particular field. They Ÿ May build the capacity of either the team itself or a specific benefiting community Ÿ May be carried out in conjunction with a humanitarian project or scholarship Ÿ May be multivocational but must share a common purpose in support of the selected area of focus Ÿ Must consist of a minimum of one Rotarian team leader and three non-Rotarian team members with no maximum limit of participants Ÿ Have no restrictions on participant age or length of time for training Ÿ Permit one or more teams to travel under each grant The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas: Ÿ Peace and conflict prevention/ resolution Ÿ Disease prevention and treatment Ÿ Water and sanitation Ÿ Maternal and child health Ÿ Basic education and literacy Ÿ Economic and community development



The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership


eing a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the right behaviors is a never-ending task. Knowing – and avoiding – the wrong ones is too. Thus, we offer the following six common leadership pitfalls: 1. Not Giving Self-Confidence its Due. Self-confidence is the lifeblood of success. When people have it, they’re bold. They try new things, offer ideas, exude positive energy, and cooperate with their colleagues instead of surreptitiously attempting to bring them down. When they lack selfconfidence, it’s just the opposite. People cower. They plod. And they spread negativity with every word and gesture. But all too often leaders ignore (or neglect) this very basic fact of the human condition. Why is anyone’s guess. Perhaps they just don’t understand that it is part of their job to instill self-confidence in their people. It may even be said that it’s their first job. You cannot unleash the creative power of individuals who doubt themselves. Fortunately, some people seem to be born with self-confidence. Others gain it from life and work experience and come to a company fully loaded. Regardless, leaders can never stop pouring self-confidence into their teams. The ways to do so are myriad. Make sure goals are challenging – but achievable. Give effusive positive feedback. Remind your direct reports of what they do right. We’re not saying that leaders should blindly extol and exalt. People know when they’re being gamed. But good leaders work relentlessly to find ways to instill selfconfidence in those around them. They know it’s the gift that never stops giving. 2. Muzzling Voice. Perhaps the most frustrating way that leaders underperform is by over-talking. That is, they act like know-it-alls. They can tell you how the world works, what corporate is thinking, how it will backfire if you try this or that, and why you can’t possibly change the product one iota. Sometimes such blowhards get their swagger from a few positive experiences, but usually they’re just victims of their own destructive personalities.

By Jack Welch Founder, Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University

Ultimately, the company ends up being a victim too, because know-it-alls aren’t just insufferable, they’re dangerous. They don’t listen, and that deafness makes it very hard for new ideas to get debated, expanded upon, or improved. No single person, no matter how smart, can take a business to its apex. For that, you need every voice to be heard. 3. Acting Phony. Can you spot a phony? Of course you can – and so can your people. Indeed, if there is one widespread human capability, it is sniffing out someone who is putting on airs, pretending to be who they’re not, or just keeping their real self hidden. Yet too many leaders spend way too much time creating personas that put a wall between them and their employees. What a waste. Because authenticity is what makes people love you. Visibly grappling with tough problems, sweating the details, laughing, and caring – those are the activities that make people respond and feel engaged with what you’re saying. Sure, some people will tell you that being mysterious grants you power as a leader. In reality, all it generates is fear. And who wants to motivate that way?



4. Lacking the Guts to Differentiate. You only have to be in business a few weeks to know that not all investment opportunities are created equal. But some leaders can’t face that reality, and so they sprinkle their resources like cheese on a pizza, a little bit everywhere. As a result, promising growth opportunities too often don’t get the outsized infusions of cash and people they need. If they did, someone might get offended during the resource allocation process. Someone – as in the manager of a weak business or the sponsor of a dubious investment proposal. But leaders who don’t differentiate do the most damage when it comes to people. Unwilling to deliver candid, rigorous performance reviews, they give every employee the same kind of bland, mushy, “nice job” sign-off. Then, when rewards are doled out, they give star performers little more than the laggards. Now, you can call this egalitarian approach kind, or fair – as these lousy leaders usually do – but it’s really just weakness. And when it comes to building a thriving organization where people have the chance to grow and succeed, weakness just doesn’t cut it. 5. Fixation on Results at the Expense of Values. Everyone knows that leaders deliver. Oratory and inspiration without results equal…well, a whole lot of nothing. But leaders are committing a real dereliction of duties if all they care about are the numbers. They also have to care about how those numbers came to be. Were the right behaviors practiced? Was the company’s culture of integrity honored? Were people taken care of properly? Was the law obeyed, in both letter and spirit? Values are a funny thing in business. Companies love to talk about them. They love to hang them up on plaques in the lobby and boast about them to potential hires and customers. But they’re meaningless if leaders don’t live and breathe them. Sometimes that can take courage. It can mean letting go of a top performer who’s a brute to his colleagues, or not promoting a star who doesn’t share her best ideas with the team. That’s hard. And yet if you’re a leader, this is a sin you cannot squint away. When you nail your results, make sure you can also report back to a crowded room: We did this the right way, according to our values. 6. Skipping the Fun Part What is it about celebrating that makes managers so nervous? Maybe throwing a party doesn’t seem professional, or it makes people worry that they won’t look serious to the powers that be, or that, if things get too happy in the office, people will stop working their tails off. Whatever the reason, too many leaders don’t celebrate enough. To be clear here, we do not define celebrating as conducting one of those stilted little company-orchestrated events that everyone hates, in which the whole team is marched out to a local restaurant for an evening of forced merriment when they’d rather be home. We’re talking about sending a team to Disney World with their families, or giving each team member tickets to a show or a movie, or handing each member of the team a new iPod. What a lost opportunity. Celebrating makes people feel like winners and creates an atmosphere of recognition and positive energy. Imagine a team winning the World Series without champagne spraying everywhere. You can’t! And yet companies win all the time and let it go without so much as a high-five. Work is too much a part of life not to recognize the moments of achievement. Grab as many as you can. Make a big deal out of them. That’s part of a leader’s job too – the fun part.



TRF SUMMARY as of 30 MARCH 2013 Annual




1A 1B 1C 2A 2B 2C

$1,400.00 $8,110.00 $17,303.04 $1,600.00 $5,223.81 $11,948.20

$0.00 $105.00 $5,950.00 $0.00 $200.00 $350.00

2D 3A 3B 3C 4A 4B 4C TOTAL

$6,150.00 $14,669.14 $6,600.00 $4,710.00 $20,219.20 $1,000.00 $25,423.81 $124,357.20

$263.41 $0.00 $0.00 $9,200.00 $1,317.07 $1,317.07 $103.00 $18,504.00


TRF and Membership



Cluster 1A 1B 1C 2A 2B 2C 2D 3A 3B 3C 4A 4B 4C TOTAL


MEMBERSHIP as of 30 MARCH 2013 1 July 2012 28 Feb 2013 Gain/Loss 164 171 7 189 193 4 273 304 31 89 91 2 170 165 -5 144 187 43 200 206 6 274 284 10 243 278 35 182 207 25 284 335 51 130 132 2 246 263 17 2588 2816 228


% 4% 2% 11% 2% -3% 30% 3% 4% 14% 14% 18% 2% 7% 9%


Annual Giving

ID 16937 16892 79360 31673 24467 16856 70938 30955 26069 16920 16918 58725 16863 16864 16865 51996 57485 50230 27872 24043 84273 16935 57304 84886 24184

16876 16879 22395 23231 63496 53312 try Name 57924 55849 29949 81738 57292 71376 82411 51473 72854 58570 26225 84230 82798 71756



No. of Members 1 July 2012

No. of Members 30-Mar-13



164 49 24 17 26 26 22

171 49 24 25 22 24 27

7 0 0 8 -4 -2 5

4.27% 0.00% 0.00% 47.06% -15.38% -7.69% 22.73%

189 15 31 28 24 69 22 273 59 32 27 40 30 22 16 27 20 89 21 28 24 16 170 25 43 38 23 11 30 144 17 23 18 20 21 33 12 200 30 19 41 45 20 26 19

193 14 33 24 26 74 22 304 58 33 30 44 34 26 20 31 28 91 25 26 24 16 165 26 34 38 23 12 32 187 22 30 21 28 26 38 22 206 22 16 41 45 20 36 26

4 -1 2 -4 2 5 0 31 -1 1 3 4 4 4 4 4 8 2 4 -2 0 0 -5 1 -9 0 0 1 2 43 5 7 3 8 5 5 10 6 -8 -3 0 0 0 10 7

2.12% -6.67% 6.45% -14.29% 8.33% 7.25% 0.00% 11.36% -1.69% 3.13% 11.11% 10.00% 13.33% 18.18% 25.00% 14.81% 40.00% 2.25% 19.05% -7.14% 0.00% 0.00% -2.94% 4.00% -20.93% 0.00% 0.00% 9.09% 6.67% 29.86% 29.41% 30.43% 16.67% 40.00% 23.81% 15.15% 83.33% 3.00% -26.67% -15.79% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 38.46% 36.84%

Other Giving

Area 1A Vigan Laoag Magsingal North Narvacan Bangued Agoo

$1,400.00 $1,000.00

Area 1B Central SF City Metro SFLU San Juan SF City North SFLU, Inc Southern LU Area 1C Baguio Baguio North Baguio South Baguio Summer Capital Baguio Sunrise Downtown Session La Trinidad Metro Baguio Sagada Area 2A Urdaneta Urdaneta East Urdaneta Mid-City Urdaneta North Area 2B Central Pangasinan Dagupan Dagupan East Downtown Dagupan Metro Dagupan Uptown Dagupan Area 2C Bayambang Calasiao Mangaldan Metro Malasiqui San Fabian Sta Barbara Metro San Carlos Area 2D Binmaley Century Dasol Bay Hundred Islands Lingayen Lingayen Gulf Mangatarem Midwestern Pangasinan





$4,800.00 $1,000.00 $17,303.04 $7,800.00

$5,950.00 $1,600.00


$1,103.04 $4,000.00 $3,100.00

$200.00 $3,500.00 $650.00

$1,300.00 $1,600.00



$5,223.81 $4,200.00


$1,023.81 $11,948.20 $1,000.00 $4,523.81 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $2,000.00 $1,424.39 $800.00 $6,150.00

$200.00 $350.00

$1,000.00 $1,800.00 $500.00 $2,850.00


$150.00 $200.00 $263.41 $24.39 $24.39 $214.63




Annual Giving


16877 24118 83678 16904 16910 25314 24343 16933 27158 16939

30320 57293 83157 30778 26058 16893 83693 53570 63497 27157 try Name 16857 21777 82881 16858 16859 51878 29501 50899 52307 16882 82410 66255 27257 16919 84221 16861 78832 16887 16867 31439 16900 52316 26903 30484

Area 3A Central Tarlac Downtown Tarlac Melting Pot Midtown Tarlac Northern Tarlac Paniqui Poblacion Tarlac Tarlac Tarlac Metro Western Tarlac Area 3B Angeles Kuliat Angeles Midtown Balibago Clarkfield Dau Mabalacat Mabalacat Clark Magalang Metro Clark Pampanga North Area 3C Angeles Angeles Centro Angeles Friendship Angeles North Angeles West Clark Centennial Metro Angeles Metro Angeles Cent'l Area 4A Central Pampanga Dolores Eastern Pampanga Floridablanca Metro San Fernando P San Fernando Pampanga San Fernando Cabalen Southern Pampanga Villa De Bacolor Western Pampanga Area 4B Balanga Limay Mariveles Mariveles Ecozone Orani Orion


$14,669.14 $3,201.52 $1,100.00

Other Giving


$4,890.00 $1,430.00 $1,000.00 $3,047.62 $6,600.00


$600.00 $6,000.00

$4,710.00 $2,600.00


$4,000.00 $510.00

$200.00 $1,400.00 $20,219.20 $1,000.00 $3,900.00

$1,000.00 $2,512.20

$6,000.00 $5,807.00 $1,000.00

$5,000.00 $200.00 $1,317.07 $217.07


$1,000.00 $1,016.00 $47.00

$969.00 $1,000.00

No. of Members 1 July 2012

No. of Members 28 Feb 2013


274 27 16 18 26 47 40 10 43 25 22 243 64 14 18 22 26 30 27 16 10 16 182 32 15 25 34 10 19 25 22 284 16 42 21 18 33 45 21 21 32 35 130 26 22 26 19 18 19

284 41 20 26 25 41 40 10 36 23 22 278 64 25 26 20 28 39 28 21 10 17 207 34 18 27 36 20 19 25 28 335 17 44 21 20 53 44 21 31 34 50 132 26 22 27 17 21 19

10 14 4 8 -1 -6 0 0 -7 -2 0 35 0 11 8 -2 2 9 1 5 0 1 25 2 3 2 2 10 0 0 6 51 1 2 0 2 20 -1 0 10 2 15 2 0 0 1 -2 3 0

Preparing for the future. The Rotary Foundation’s new grant model, Future Vision, took top billing at Rotary’s annual training event for incoming leaders, in preparation for its worldwide launch in July 2013. Read more. Visit the Rotary Grants website. Qualify your clubs now for Global Grant via Members Access.





3.65% 51.85% 25.00% 44.44% -3.85% -12.77% 0.00% 0.00% -16.28% -8.00% 0.00% 14.40% 0.00% 78.57% 44.44% -9.09% 7.69% 30.00% 3.70% 31.25% 0.00% 6.25% 13.74% 6.25% 20.00% 8.00% 5.88% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 27.27% 17.96% 6.25% 4.76% 0.00% 11.11% 60.61% -2.22% 0.00% 47.62% 6.25% 42.86% 1.54% 0.00% 0.00% 3.85% -10.53% 16.67% 0.00%


Annual Giving


21477 74063 16889 31158 53313 16912 65917 21552 16931 50512 82624 84090

Area 4C Dowtown Olongapo Freeport Zone Iba Masinloc Metro Olongapo Olongapo Olongapo Centennial Sta Cruz Subic Subic Bay Subic Bay Pearl Subic Bay Sunrise TOTAL


Other Giving



$1,800.00 $1,023.81 $1,000.00 $16,000.00 $1,700.00 $1,900.00 $1,800.00 $200.00





No. of Members 1 July 2012

No. of Members 28 Feb 2013


246 21 17 34 14 13 22 15 30 34 12 13 21 2588

263 21 20 31 21 16 20 19 28 36 12 18 21 2816

17 0 3 -3 7 3 -2 4 -2 2 0 5 0 228



6.91% 0.00% 17.65% -8.82% 50.00% 23.08% -9.09% 26.67% -6.67% 5.88% 0.00% 38.46% 0.00% 9.00%










The location, theme, and date for each forum are listed here for your reference, along with websites where you can find further details. Berlin, Germany -- Peace Without Borders From 30 November to 2 December 2012 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA -- The Green Path to Peace From 25 to 27 January 2013





In 2012-13, Rotary International will hold three Rotary Global Peace Forums. Each forum will be a two- or three-day program to engage and inspire Rotarians and community leaders to champion President Sakuji Tanaka’s RI theme, Peace Through Service.

Hiroshima, Japan -- Peace Begins with You From 17 to 18 May 2013 For more information Download the Rotary Global Peace Forums brochure.




he dues that clubs pay to Rotary through the semiannual report (SAR) allow the Secretariat to provide high-quality support to Rotarians around the world. Here are some suggestions for club officers who submit SAR dues: 1. Keep membership information current and accurate. Use Member Access or your local system to: a. Update information at least twice a year, and no later than 1 June and 1 December. b. Make sure that the names of all current officers are correctly entered in the system and that all future officers are named no later than 31 May. c. Ensure that email addresses for all members, especially current and future officers, are current. d. Set up a club email address that can be transitioned to future officers in order to help maintain a consistent flow of communications with Rotary. 2. Add Rotary email addresses to your contacts. To help ensure that email from Rotary is not rejected or filtered as spam, add rotary_international_sar@microdg .com and to your email contacts. 3. Go paperless. Update your email preferences in Member Access to receive only the electronic copy of the SAR.

31 March is the deadline for submission of Matching Grants for non-pilot clubs. FUTURE VISION PLAN starts 1 July 2013. Applications for Rotary Foundation Global Grants are now available online through Member Access. Attendance in district-conducted grant management seminar is a requirement for clubs prior to applying for global grants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from this time forward.





se Member Access to update incoming club officers as soon as possible after the selection has been made. If they are ‘in the system’ by 10 March 2013, they will be included in the printed Official Directory. It is important that all incoming officers are notified, even if they are continuing in their current roles. This information can only be updated by the current president, secretary and executive secretary of your Rotary Club. Please also remember to update any changes to club officers for the current year as soon as they occur. If you have problems with Member Access, contact Mary Jayne Desmond Barbara Mifsud or Joy Walker


Future RI Conventions 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-26 2014 - Sydney, Australia, June 1-4 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 5-8 2016 - Seoul, South Korea May 29 to June 1 2017 - Atlanta, USA, June 10-14 2018 - Toronto, Canada 2019 - Durban, South Africa, May 7-10 - Ron Nethercutt D 3790 International Service Director

The last day to register for the RI Convention at a reduced rate is 31 March. After 31 March, registration fees increase from US$315 for a Rotarian or guest to US$365.

MEMBERSHIP 18 April 2013 12-13 April 2013 ASSESSMENT Sofitel Philippine Plaza 4th LegbyDG Tony Golf Cup Roxas Blvd, Manila Host: RC Angeles Friendship 1 June 2013

YEARENDREVIEW Lakeshore, NLEX Host: RC Tarlac






membership minute by PDG Brent Rosenthal Zone 30 Assistant Rotary Coordinator on Membership District 6690;

uppose you ask someone, "Why should I buy this? How will it benefit me? Why should I spend money on this instead of this other? Which will make me more money?" Your response? SLAM!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Rotary recruiting! Because whether we realize it or not, 99% of Rotary clubs approach membership growth just like the self� centered (and probably starving) salesman. We talk about "recruiting" members so we can grow. Our First (and often only) thought is club centered. We don't think of the customer as the member! And the primary thing she is thinking of is "what would I gain from joining Rotary? The result? If we are successful in recruiting members, they seldom last long in Rotary. You have seen this and the numbers bear it out. Every year in North America 44,000 new Rotarians join. That's a lot of people � enough to result in significant growth! But also every year 55,000 Rotarians quit! Why? Because these busy people feel the clubs aren't giving them enough value to justiy the time and money membership in Rotary requires. Sadly, we give hardly a thought to how we can attract people to Rotary by showing them the tremendous value that Rotary holds for them! Equally sadly, we too often don't evaluate our clubs by asking the most important question: are we providing activities and services the current and future members want? Or do we cling to unpopular, tired programs and activities because "we've always done it that way"? A "recruiting" mindset focuses only on how the club will grow in numbers, and always produces only temporary results, with longer term attrition resulting in a smaller and weaker club. However, a focus on attracting members through a diverse menu of service, social, and professional development activities and programs results in the club gaining productive long term members who will gain from Rotary and in turn build a stronger club. When we ask someone to join Rotary, we are asking them to invest their time and money in Rotary instead of somewhere else. So they naturally ask (as you asked the widget salesman), "What's in it for me? How will I benefit? And will I benefit more than if I invested that time and money elsewhere?" My friend PDG John Adams (D6740) has a great way to express membership growth as a formula: "Membership is gained and retained when the value of membership to the Rotarian is equal to or greater than the cost of membership." Let's lose the recruiting mindset and focus instead on making our clubs attractive to "seasoned" members, newer members and potential members. You will be amazed not only at how your club grows, but how the energy and enthusiasm do as well. And that will in turn attract even more members! Published for D3790 by Ron Nethercutt District Internet Communications Officer D 3790 Club & International Service Director TRF Major Donor RC Mabalacat


GOVERNOR’S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER March 2013 As with any large program, Rotary Grants (Future Vision) is not perfect. There seems to be broad agreement on this fact, and TRF has consistently promised to address problems as they arise. In this spirit, we are listing the specific concerns and objections we have developed from a careful study of the program and its implementation...

World Rotaract Week


n the two decades since the first Rotary club was chartered in Ukraine, 24 Rotaract clubs have been established, energizing young people to serve their communities.


Every year, Rotaractors and Rotarians around the world celebrate World Rotaract Week during the week of 13 March to commemorate the founding of the first club in 1968. World Rotaract Week is a time for celebrating the success and importance of the Rotaract program. This event is also an excellent opportunity to inform members of your community about the amazing work that Rotaract clubs do, and give them an opportunity to get involved. Rotaract clubs and their sponsor Rotary clubs have the freedom to explore a variety of methods of participating in World Rotaract Week. Rotaractors can decide the best way for their club to celebrate the Rotaract program – completing one, two or an entire week’s worth of activities. After the club has completed its World Rotaract Week commemorative events, the sponsor Rotary club or district Rotaract chair can download a certificate of recognition for presentation to the Rotaract club. Suggestions for these activities include: Ÿ Conduct a joint project with a Rotary club. Ÿ Plan a literacy day to be held annually. Ÿ Invite Rotaractors to Rotary club meetings and vice versa. Ÿ Give a presentation about Rotaract to a Rotary club that does not sponsor a Rotaract club. Ÿ Publicize Rotaract in local media. Ÿ Conduct a fundraiser for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge. Ÿ Encourage cross-promotion between Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, RYLA, and other community youth organizations. Ÿ Partner with international Rotaract clubs. Ÿ Establish monitoring programs between Rotaractors and Interactors, as well as, with Rotarians.

Rotaract twin clubs


hinking about starting an international service project or a friendship with another Rotaract club? Rotaractors around the world have a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures and foster goodwill through the global family of Rotaract. This partnership can involve establishing a pen-pal or e-mail relationship, arranging visits from Rotaractors, exchanging project ideas, and undertaking small international or community service projects. Rotaract clubs considering such a venture can choose a partner that shares similar interests, challenges, or language abilities, or one that’s located in an area of geographical interest. They can use the resources available through the Worldwide Rotaract Directory, their sponsor Rotary club, and their district Rotaract chair or representative. The possibilities for friendship are endless. If you’ve had a rewarding twin club experience, e-mail RI. Read more about Rotaract twin clubs (PDF). _twinclub_tips.pdf




what makes good


are club news

Thank you Lord for a successful Family day! Rotary Villa de Bacolor would like to thank everyone who joined and participated! This is the first district event that we hosted. - RC VILLA de BACOLOR

familyDAY - fellowship at the most - great flowing food - premier venue - excellent HOST





23 March 2013 . ISACTS, San Fernando, Pampanga


or those who have not attended the MDPETS at Cebu, DGE Linda Winter conducted another President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) on 23 March 2013 at Int’l School of Advance Career and Technology (ISACTS), San Fernando, Pampanga, courtesy of PP Luchie Gutierrez of RC Central Pampanga. Combined with DTTS (District Team Training Seminar), the seminars’ speakers included PDG Tato Dimayuga D3820, PDG Ernie Ochoa D3810 and D3790’s workshop speakers: PDG Alvin Gonzales, PDG Vitt Gutierrez, PDG Jess Nicdao and PP Rey Abellada. District trainor PDG JP Cadaing made sure that the attendees were infused with the right leadership and team-building experiences. The seminar was free of charge for PEs and SEs and only P500 per district officer, for a day’s fill of good flowing foods and Rotary learning.

TEAM BUILDING EXERCISE DGE Linda Winter found time to address the MDPETS issue for the attending presidentselect at the end of the seminar.




skill training center opens

9 March 2013 Camachiles Resettlement Area Mabalacat City


he Skill and Livelihood Training Center of Rotary Club of Mabalacat formally opens with the blessing of the facility by Fr. PE Ed Fahed of RC Angeles Kuliat, and cutting of ceremonial ribbon by DG Tony Bautista. Attended by members and friends of the club, the event also witnessed the start of 15-day free sewing classes for 20 hopeful young men and women for a hiring chance with garment manufacturer L&T Int’l Group of Clark, training conductor and provider of 20 sewing machines for the sewing program.

President Elmer Hernandez and Rtn James Jung looking at the work of sewing trainees

Under the MOA between and club and L&T, 200 men and women will be trained for possible hiring by L&T. The first batch will graduate on 3 April, while 2nd batch would start its 15 days training on the next day, and so on, until the 200 slots are filled up. Aside from sewing classes, the center has scheduled to conduct other TESDA-certified training programs like Consumer Electronics (courtesy of PP Jon Lansangan of RC Pampanga North), baking and massage therapy livelihood courses. The Skill Training Center is funded from MG 77359 with RC Cortlandt Manor D7230 New York. A restful moment at the RCM office.




- a deepwell project with Sta. Rita Police Municipal Police Station, Together "Aiming Peace Through Service”

western pampanga



metro olongapo


- a water project

southern LU by Sammy Mapanao

Donation of jetmatic water system to residents of Sta Lucia

san fdo LU - a tribute to women

by Vida Joyce Mangaoang




C Metro San Fernando LU, the 1st chartered Rotary Club when RI opened its doors to women members in 1995 held the 1st TRIBUTE TO WOMEN in ROTARY'S AREAS OF FOCUS, which identified 6 distinguished non-Rotarian women in La Union who are champions in peace and conflict prevention and resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. Through this meaning celebration of the Women's Month, it is hoped that the Club will be able to foster camaraderie and strong partnership with the honorees in future activities and projects to become a truly relevant and proactive Rotary Club. 1st Tribute to Women in Rotary's Areas of FocusCongratulations Fiscal Zenada Ferrer, Dr. Madeline Retuta, Mrs. Marilyn Dimdiman Dr. Myrna Cabotaje, Dr. Caridad Abuan and Director Grace Ursua. With your great commitment to Rotary’s areas of focus, we hope that you can open doors of opportunity for service for our club as our partners in service or hopefully as members of this Club. We look forward to collaborating our various projects with you in the future as we commit ourselves to be a relevant and proactive Rotary Club.


The Dawn






ight-year old Trinity’s lips and hands were almost blue when she was brought to the club in March 2012 by her parents to be included in the Gift of Life Program. Her case was accepted by the club’s international sponsor Rotary Club of Saicity, India, after a grueling period of laboratory tests and medication to prepare her for heart surgery. Finally in August 2012, her passport, visa and airfare were given to her by Pres. Elmer hernandez of RC Mabalacat together with another Gift of Life patient, Jomar. In the care of RC Saicity, Trinity and Jomar got their much needed heart surgery, all free, including food and accommodations. Project GIFT of LIFE has gained support from other clubs and benefactors like RC Clark Centennial (Pres. Bill Campbell below shown with patients) whose financial contributions have sustained the costs of travel to India, prescreening and medical clearances of more than 13 patients who had been given gifts of life, and many more in line who are being processed for scheduled treatment via Gift of Life program.

RCM’s GIFT of LIFE project is open to all clubs in the district who have heart patients, particularly indigent children ages 1 to 13, who need help. In the past, Angeles Kuliat sent a young patient and paid for its travel; RC Pampanga North’s patient Cyril Rivera also received his free heart surgery (Hindu news photo) via the club’s medical surgical program and generous member PP Danny Abad’s hosting of the airfare cost. The GIFT of LIFE is a matching grant project of RC Saicity of D3201 India, who shares its blessings with the rest of the world.....



There is a great difference from the sick girl above in the OR of India Hospital with the happy bouncing girl below. The girl is a GIFT of LIFE beneficiary. The joy of the family is shared with the club when the family visited and thanked the club.



Day 15. Cruise day 2. District 6980 District Conference on the Bahamas

“Finally, we have a final, complete GSE Team. What happened was 2 of the 5 selected members were denied their US visa. Then one of them re-applied, and fortunately was given her visa. And so, we can now publish the names of the team, a follows: 1. Allan Frank Silva 2. Kathlene Gomez 3. Christian Giron 4. Karissma Sta Juana” PP Raul Peralta, RC Freeport Zone D3790 Team Leader



GSE TEAM to D6980

The Bahamas. District 6980 giving of backpacks to poor children in the Bahamas — with Robin O'Donnell and Kat Gomez


2nd death anniversary Rotarians, friends and relatives of the late PDG Manny gathered at the Paniqui Memorial Park and offered mass officiated by PDG Bishop Cinense. Lunch was served at Global Headquarters in Caturay, Gerona, Tarlac. by PP Danny Rojo, Northern Tarlac

In memoriam

pdg manny yu





Ever wonder how an e-club has fellowship opportunities? Here's an answer from the Rotary E-Club of Southwest USA. “Some people wonder how an eClub has Fellowship. Actually, we do it just like other clubs: we fly or drive to do projects together (Turks and Caicos Island dictionary project, HomeFront America Grubfest in California), we work together in committees on this website, we share with each other in the forums at every meeting, and we party together! If you've never been to a global party, you've really missed something!! (thank goodness for Skype!) And we call each other, usually on Skype, where we can get voice and video. We also look for occasions to get-together, like when our President-Elect comes to PETS in District 5510 it's party time, and a great time to meet the incoming president. And it's always fun to meet our fellow eClub members at the RI Convention.” --------------According to RI “Rotary e-clubs are clubs that meet online. For many members, this new way of experiencing Rotary offers the benefits of a Rotary club, with added flexibility. Other than meeting online to conduct club business, Rotary e-clubs are essentially the same as any other Rotary club: club members carry out service projects, support The Rotary Foundation, and socialize and network with each other. The main difference? E-clubs are accessible 24/7. Rotary e-clubs offer a variety of meeting formats such as webinars, videoconferencing, message boards, instant messaging, or Skype to facilitate either simultaneous or asynchronous communication. Before an e-club meeting, a club representative posts content for that week’s meeting. Club members then attend the meeting online to discuss topics and plan projects. Some Rotary e-clubs even supplement their meetings with in-person meetings. There is no eclub yet in D3790 since Rotarians prefer physical connection. Josie Henson of eClub of New York seems to enjoy the experience and says “we have more fellowship opportunities and exciting challenges!” Perhaps you can invite her in your club meeting and ask her about this unique Rotary membership.



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