Ang Kampo Vol 10
September 5, 2013 | By Beth Directo |
September 2013 Vol 10
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2 Ang Kampo No. 5 - July 30, 2014 ROTARY 101 PRESIDENT’S CORNER My dear fellow Rotarians, I recently read a book by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson, entitled "212: The Extra Degree.‖ The idea behind the book is that at 211º water is hot. At 212º, it boils. With boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. Turning up the heat one extra degree can truly make a world of difference. As I was reflecting on this analogy and our Club, RI's motto immediately came to my mind. Our club embodies the Rotary mantra of "Service Above Self.‖ I am so proud of how our Club continually "turns up the heat‖ which separates us from being a good club to a great one. Let us all remember that being a Rotarian is so much more than wearing a Rotary Pin - what we do with that pin is truly up to us! This year, I hope that we can continue to watch the thermostat rise as we make contributions locally, nationally and internationally. The goals that I want to work toward are as follows: Work on "No Rotarian Left Behind‖ Engage current members and ensure that new members who join our Cub really understand our mantra, "Service Above Self‖ Work on more education for our members - "Why we do the things we do.‖ Increase our Club‘s Visibility throughout Community Events Provide and open door policy so members feel comfortable ap- proaching me and the Board with fresh new ideas that will build on the vision of our Club. Sincerely, Badette Pineda RI 2014 - 2015 Vocational service promotes high ethical standards in businesses and professions, recognizes the worthiness of all dignified occupa- tions, and fosters the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations. Rotarians should conduct themselves and their businesses in ac- cordance with Rotary’s principles and therefore should be guided by the Rotary Code of Conduct which you will find below. Rotary Code of Conduct As a Rotarian, I will: 1) Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities 2) Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary 3) Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others 4) Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings 5) Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society 6) Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community 7) Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians 8) Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not nor- mally accorded others in a business or professional relationship
2 Ang Kampo No. 4 - July 23, 2014 72 hour kit or Lifeline kit w hen a disaster strikes, expect the first 72 hours to be critical. Power lines may be down, as well as water, telephone or mobile lines. If your area is flood- ed, your electricity has been cut off, and you’re cut off from the rest of the world as rescue may not be able to get to you immediately, you have nothing to depend on but your own resourcefulness and survival instinct. Every single adult member of the family has to be prepared to be self - reliant and able to survive for at least three days following a disaster. Even as we’re still reeling from Typhoon Glenda that recently visited us, RCCA scheduled a 72 hour kit assembly training for the mothers and some young adults of Bagong Barrio. They were taught on the importance of the kit, also called The Lifeline Kit by the PNRC. This kit can be a back pack that one can fill with supplies sufficient for 3 days such as bottled water, canned or dried food, tools/gear, personal effects and hygiene, important documents and money (to be put in a Ziploc bag), special needs of members of the family such as prescription medicine, and first - aid necessities will come handy should a disaster strike. We showed them how they can easily put together what they need for their family’s 72 hour kit or Lifeline Kit from what they already have at home, or from what they can source from grocery or the sari - sari store, hardware, pharmacy, etc. In closing, we advised them that putting together a 72 hour kit or Lifeline Kit can be a good family activity that they can do to raise their family’s awareness about the value and need for disaster preparedness.
2 Ang Kampo No. 3 - July 16, 2014 Rotary Children’s Party P ast RI President Mat Caparas encouraged all Rotary clubs in the Philippines to hold a children’s party every July 1st. On Wednesday, July 9th, we did our part and had a children’s party at the Fort Aguinaldo Elementary School inside Camp Aguinaldo. Despite the heavy downpour of rain, we kept our afternoon date with the wee tots of our country’s enlisted men, our unsung heroes. The activity was held at the school’s open auditorium. Our Rotaractors, assisted by BCP Badette Pineda and PP Beth Directo, hosted a brief program of storytelling, singing, and dancing. The children were treated to a meal of spaghetti, fried chicken and orange juice, after which they played games and were awarded prizes for their sportsmanship. RCCA members pooled their efforts and took time off from their busy week to make the day a memorable one for the children. More than 45 kids and their parents were treated to an afternoon delight of fun, games and food. Rotarian Raquel Santos graced the event as well and donated gifts and toys for the kids. The smiles on the children's faces seemed to melt the hearts of the members who came to share in the afternoon frolic. As the day ended, our members gathered at the Camp Aguinaldo Officer's Club where we recapped the afternoon's activity as we held our weekly meeting in the spirit of Rotary friendship and camaraderie. Thank you, Rotary for the opportunity to serve and share our blessings with others.
2 Ang Kampo No. 2 - July 9, 2014 We have just started the new Rotary Year. The torch of leadership has been passed on, from First Class President Robert Camba to Best Class President Badette Pineda. I have thought it best as one of your Club Trainers to re- fresh your memory and to add to your Rotary infor- mation. PP ADEL CORPUS WHAT IS ROTARY Rotary is the first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs, 530 Districts, 34 Zones, and 41Regions worldwide. Rotary has its own anthem to the tune of an excerpt of the March from Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Opus 38. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. There is a lesser known motto, “One profits most who serves best!” It used to be “They profit most who serves best!”, but on 2010, The Rotary Council of Legislation replaced the word “They” with “One”. The principal source of revenue of Rotary is the per capita dues, conference and registration fees, rental income from tenants of the Rotary International World Headquarters Building in Chicago, sale of publications, subscriptions and advertising income from magazines, license and royalty payments and interests, dividends or market gains and losses on investments. The RI President is given an annual budget of $650,000.00. The bulk of his expenses go to transporta- tion, accommodations, board and lodging and salaries of his staff. It may seem big but is necessary. RI gets more of it back. When RI President Ron Burton took a trip to Singapore alone, he got pledges amounting to $600,000.00 for the Foundation. During his term President Burton spent only 145 days at home, 225 days away spreading the gospel of Rotary, and on Rotary business. NOTABLE ROTARIANS: Rotarians are your neighbors, your community leaders and some of the world’s greatest history - makers: Warren G. Harding , U.S. president Jean Sibelius , Finnish composer Dr. Charles H. Mayo , co - founder of Mayo Clinic Guglielmo Marconi , Italian inventor of the wireless radio and Nobel laureate Thomas Mann , German novelist and Nobel laureate Friedrich Bergius , German chemist and Nobel laureate Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American explorer Jan Masaryk , foreign minister of Czechoslovakia H.E. Soleiman Frangieh , president of Lebanon Dianne Feinstein , U.S. senator Manny Pacquaio , Filipino world - champion boxer and congressman Richard Lugar , U.S. senator Frank Borman , American astronaut Edgar A. Guest , American poet and journalist Sir Harry Lauder , Scottish entertainer Franz Lehar , Austrian composer Lennart Nilsson , Swedish photographer James Cash Penney , founder of JC Penney Co. Carlos Romulo , UN General Assembly president Sigmund Sternberg , English businessman and philan- thropist Rotary 101 by PP Adel Corpus