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?

3.  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

While catching up on one of my favorite podcast series last week, I listened an interview with Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman.  Dr. Kahneman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his pioneering work integrating insights from psychological research into economic science.  Amos Tversky, his partner, and he would create thought experiments to explore their notions.  These two men destroyed many assumptions of rational economics though demonstrating that people routinely walk away from good money and explaining why we often keep digging once we are in a hole.  One their thought experiments included the question, “You can have this lollipop today or two lollipops tomorrow.  What do you prefer?”


Pictured: President-Elect John Milnor and Ginny Dugaw

On April 2, ReCSWUSA member Ginny Dugaw was presented with her PHF+6 by the President-Elect of Rotary Club of LaConner, John Milnor.  Ginny and John Dugaw are former members of the Rotary Club of LaConner, Washington, USA and were back in the area visiting family and friends.

A Paul Harris Fellow is presented to individuals who have contributed, or have had contributions made in their name, 1,000 USD to The Rotary Foundation.  The triggering donation for this acknowledgement may be a single contribution or the result of donations over time.  A Multiple Paul Harris Fellow is presented with additional 1,000 USD gifts to The Rotary Foundation programs such as to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.  It is your regular, sustained gifts that will enable ReCSWUSA to join other Rotary Clubs and Districts in humanitarian service in the future.

Building Community: Rotary Book Donations Highlight Value of Service

TBM Rotarians distributed atlases to 5th-graders at the Howe Manning, Spofford Pond and Proctor Schools for the 20th year in December 2017.

The Rotary Club of Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton (TBM Rotary) recently visited local elementary schools to donate dictionaries, thesauruses and atlases.  Not only do the reference books open up worlds for students, but the project also highlights the value of community service.

At no cost to the schools or the students, TBM Rotary has been delivering dictionaries since 2004 to third-grade students.  The service organization has since added the donations of thesauruses to fourth-graders and atlases to fifth-graders.

Pleasant Valley Rotarian Rose Bonheur visits RadioRotary to tell about her seven medical missions to Puerto Rico, aided by her husband Roberto, also a Pleasant Valley Rotarian, and a host of volunteers.  Dr. Bonheur is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Nurse Practitioner, so in 2010, when a terrible earthquake struck Haiti where Rose was born, her husband suggested that they bring medical help to the devastated island.  That year, and each year since, the Bonheurs have put together a team to provide primary care for a location in Haiti where such care has been lacking.  Well in advance of their arrival, Haitians with such medical problems as untreated diabetes sign up for the visit, being given a number for efficiency.  Because of this kind of organization, Dr. Bonheur and her helpers are able to treat five to six hundred sick Haitians in a visit that is only about a week.  The entire operation is funded by donations.  This interview contains many fascinating details and stories about how the incoming team helps the patients.

You can listen to the podcast at http://radiorotary.org/audio/Rotary_3-17-18.mp3.

Source: http://www.radiorotary.org/cms/2018/03/rose-bonhuer-and-helping-haiti-aired-on-march-17-and-march-18th-2018/

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.

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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
Anniversaries:
  • Deborah Conover
    Geary
    May 11
  • J. Brennion
    Priscilla
    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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