The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.  Let us remind ourselves of this test and use it throughout our daily lives.

Of the things we think, say or do:

1.  Is it the TRUTH?

2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

This week, those of us living in the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day.  Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to celebrate with friends and family over a meal.  For some, this holiday will include traveling long distances by car, train, or plane to be with their loved ones.  Some of our members will use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to help the less fortunate by volunteering to serve food at homeless shelters and/or others donate to shelters or food drives.

The Rotary Foundation “Doing Good in the World” for 100 years.  For those at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta it was a great celebration of our first 100 years of doing good.  Enjoy the video made just for the occasion.

Working toward a Paul Harris?  Just remember any money donated to Polio Plus will bring you that much closer.  AND the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match your dollar to Polio by matching it twice. $1USD buys 6.66 polio vaccinations, $3 adds 20. A win/win all around.  If every member of our club donated $1 today, combined we would contribute $74 or 493.33 vaccinations, with the Gates donation 1480 vaccinations.

The Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA was a sponsor of USA/Mexico Friendship Conference and Global Grants Exchange held at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, US.  This year’s event had the largest attendance in the 18-year history of this gathering of Rotarians.  Members from 32 Rotary Clubs in the US and Mexico reviewed and approved funding for nearly 353,000 USD for Doing Good In The World using your donations to The Rotary Foundation.

In addition to sponsoring a table at the breakfast on Sunday morning, ReCSWUSA Youth Services Director John Wintersteen attended the event.  After reviewing the myriad of possible worthy projects, your Club will be supporting the following projects.

Water and Sanitation

Clean water is a basic need for human beings.  When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives.  However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.

While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries.  Members start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.

First and Foremost, I wish to thank the members of the Rotary eClub of Southwest USA for their support of the Float promoting Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation in the annual Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade.  This is the fourth consecutive year the Float has received your support!

2017 Rotary Rose Parade Float

As hopefully most of you watched the Rose Parade last year, you are aware that our Float won the Princess Trophy for the most beautiful float under 35 feet.

As a Rotary Club that meets online, we are unable depend on the financial support from a single local community for our service projects.  As a result, weekly donations from our members and visiting Rotarians is our primary fundraiser.  From your donations, the Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA can support Rotary initiated service projects around the world.  In the spirit of Rotarian service, we ask that you make a donation.  If you are a visiting Rotarian doing a make-up, we ask that you consider an amount that be equal to your meal price at your regular Rotary meeting.

Donation Payment Options


You can make a contribution via PayPal by clicking the button below.

If you prefer, you may write a check to the Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA and mail it to our treasurer at:

     John Dugaw, Treasurer
     1335 Diller Road
     Ocean Springs, MS 39564-3403
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • David Hayden
    April 16
  • Jim Bissonett
    April 16
  • Terry Cowan
    April 25
  • Óscar Carreón García
    May 5
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Roland Debande
    April 23
  • Deborah Conover
    May 11
  • J. Brennion
    May 25
Join Date:
  • Carol Jones
    April 1, 2013
    5 years
  • Charles Phillips
    April 1, 2013
    5 years
  • Eric Denniston
    April 1, 2012
    6 years
  • Ernie Mainland
    April 1, 1970
    48 years
  • Jonathan Mazinter
    April 1, 2004
    14 years
  • Luisa Mazinter
    April 1, 2004
    14 years
  • Peter DeBerge
    April 15, 2016
    2 years
  • Paul Wagner
    April 19, 2011
    7 years
  • Richard Cayer
    May 1, 1997
    21 years
  • Carol Anderson
    May 15, 2000
    18 years
  • Hiro Yamato
    May 19, 2009
    9 years

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