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?

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.

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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


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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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