Welcome to the Global Kalinga e-Rotary Club for the week of Sunday, January 22 through Saturday, January 28, 2017. We are an Internet based Rotary Club based in Quezon City, Philippines with core groups of members in Southern California and elsewhere. We serve our local and nearby communities as well as projects in the Philippines.
Rotary International's President-Elect, Ian H.S. Riseley, annouces Rotary's International Theme for 2017-2018 at the District Assembly, Rotary: Making a Difference
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything,I will not refuse to do something I can do." ~ Edward Everett Hale.
One Rotarian decided to make a difference in 1986. Because of that one Rotarian and Rotary International, a global devasting, crippling disease, polio, has been eliminated from all but two countries in this world. Let's make a difference in the next Rotary year.
Rotary 4-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
By building your team's self-esteem and encouraging them, the entire team becomes stronger.
Sing-Along Song—ROTARY THEME BE A GIFT TO THE WORLD
Take your time and sing-along (wherever you may be).
Traditionally, Rotary clubs have Fine Masters who are responsible for collecting fines/happy dollars. The clipart to your left is our e-club Fine Master. Do you have happy dollars, a birthday, an anniversary, a promotion, opening a new business, new car, new child, new grandchild, etc. Please feel free (and perhaps obligated) to click on our Rotary Fine Master button to your right.
The minimum fine is $3.00 to ensure a sufficient amount to take care of the PayPal fee. The purpose of the fines can be viewed by clicking on [View Fines/Happy Dollars] from the [Weekly Meetings] main menu
Program— The Future of Rotary
Ian H.S. Riseley, of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, is the president for Rotary International for 2017-18. Riseley says that meaningful partnerships with corporations and other organizations are crucial to Rotary’s future.
Riseley is a practicing accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., which specializes in advising local and international businesses, and has a strong interest in international affairs. He received the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in 2002 in recognition of his work in Timor-Leste. He also received the Order of Australia medal in 2006 for service to the Australian community.
“Governments see Rotary as positive representatives of a civil society,” he says. “We should work with them to advocate for peace and conflict resolution, just as we are advocating for polio eradication.”
A member since 1978, Riseley has served Rotary as treasurer, director, trustee, RI Board Executive Committee member, task force member, committee member and chair, and district governor.
He is also a former member of the Australian Polio Eradication Private Sector Campaign and a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Service Award for a Polio-Free World. He and his wife, Juliet, are Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and Bequest Society members.