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?

Foundation Trustee Mary Beth Growney Selene mentions the lasting bonds that are forged because of your continued support of The Rotary Foundation.  We have the potential to create these bonds at any time.  For example, two Rotarians met over 40 years ago at the RI Convention and discovered that were from sister-cities.  From this coincidental meeting, the Rotary Club of Nagasaki, Japan and St. Paul, Minnesota, US have exchanged RYE students since.  These Rotarians became life-long friends and partners in service, frequently travelling to the other’s country.  Only death ended their earthly bond.

A challenge for all of us.  Donate a cup of coffee to The Rotary Foundation.  Don’t drink coffee how about a cup of tea or a soft drink.  Add the croissant or donut you had on the side, too.  A fancy cup of coffee, or a fancy Chai Tea, or a bottle soda can cost as much as 7 USD.  That will buy 46 polio vaccinations, or one mosquito netting for a child, with a dollar or two left over.  Watch and enjoy a new video from The Rotary Club of Hampton in (Victoria) Australia.  An easy way to give.

J & Dennis Filangeri with District Governor Nancy Van PeltRotary District 5495, our new Rotary District home, held its annual Foundation Dinner on November 4, 2017 in Tempe, AZ.

We lucked out with a lovely evening for an outdoor reception, and it was a great time to meet up with old friends and make new ones.  It's always particularly nice to meet the folks you've been exchanging emails with.

Our Rotary eClub was well represented.  Besides the two of us, Jim Bissonett not only attended but was an Event Sponsor.  Marco Cecala with his wife, Rebecca Wilks, were there and received a Level 2 Major Donor award.  Our club was also honored for being the club in the district whose members had contributed the most to Polio Plus last year.

Past Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith gave the key note address.  He gave the best kind of presentation: entertaining, meaningful, and brief.

Definitely an event worth attending.

Marco Cecala & Rebecca Wilks recognized as Level 2 Major DonorsJim Bissonett chatting with Dennis

Nigeria was declared polio-free in September 2015, however cases discovered in 2016 in the country’s remote north-east put it back on the list of endemic countries alongside Pakistan and Afghanistan.  An integral part of combating polio is a strong surveillance.  Polio surveillance relies on every case of acute flaccid paralysis (the symptoms of polio) to be found and tested for the presence of the virus, due to the fact that it can be caused by a number of things.  To ensure that every case is identified, local healthcare workers, traditional healers, teachers, parents and religious leaders around the world are on the alert for any paralyzed child in their communities.

Research has shown that the administration of vaccines in Nigeria has helped in the eradication of polio in Nigeria.  At this present time, the Polio Global Eradication Initiative has reported that Nigeria has not reported any case of polio in 2017.  This success can be linked to the effort the government  and independent agencies to administer polio vaccines all over the country.

Rotarians in Crusade Against Hepatitis

Hepatitis Cero ProjectIt is currently that more than 500 million people worldwide who are carriers of the Hepatitis B and C viruses.  According to the World Health Organization, viral hepatitis is one of the largest global health problems and killing more than HIV.

Rotary Clubs in the Córdoba Province, Argentina, joined the worldwide campaign for "Hepatitis Cero."  Using the framework of this campaign, they have been promoting awareness at the local and regional levels.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into changed lives that are close to home and around the world.  For more than 100 years, your Foundation has spent 3 billion USD on service projects.  The PolioPlus and Annual Fund-SHARE contributions go to solve problems with solutions proposed by fellow Rotarians from more than 35,000 Rotary Clubs.  Mary Beth Growney Selene states, “Once I was introduced to The Rotary Foundation, I felt good.  I wasn’t until I really understood our Rotary Foundation and its many nuances that I became committed to our Rotary Foundation.”

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:

     Carol Anderson, Treasurer
     PO Box 52138
     Albuquerque NM 87181-2138
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jenna Saldaña
    July 2
  • Wendy Nelson
    July 6
  • Victor Esperón Alva
    July 29
  • Terry Lubsen
    August 12
  • Judy Taunt
    August 24
  • Mac Whyte
    August 28
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Robert Nelson
    August 24
  • Manou Debande
    Roland Debande
    July 23
  • Wendy Nelson
    Robert Nelson
    August 5
  • Sher Downing
    Tim Downing
    August 7
Join Date:
  • Anne Green
    July 1, 1988
    30 years
  • Dan Hill
    July 1, 2013
    5 years
  • J. Brennion
    July 1, 2012
    6 years
  • Vimal Hemani
    July 2, 2003
    15 years
  • Sandy Abalos-Havir
    July 24, 2010
    8 years
  • Victor Esperón Alva
    July 24, 2002
    16 years
  • Jim Bissonett
    August 1, 1985
    33 years
  • John Dugaw
    August 1, 1984
    34 years
  • Lee Dueringer
    August 2, 2007
    11 years
  • Beth Wexler
    August 8, 2004
    14 years
  • Sher Downing
    August 9, 2001
    17 years

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