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?

In 2016, Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, asserted that we are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Starting with the First Industrial Revolution that took place from the 18th to 19th centuries in Europe and America, each revolution is identified with a transition to new manufacturing processes and advancements of technology.  As an example, the Third Industrial, or Digital, Revolution which began in the 1980s is marked by moving away from analog devices.  Paul Harris and his friends started Rotary at the tail end of Second Industrial Revolution to deal with changing society.  Dr. Schwab believes that this new revolution is distinct from the Digital Revolution due the fast rate of change, wide extent of change, and the full inclusion of change.  Almost every industry in every country is experiencing disruption.

Fellow Rotarians, it is the duty of our Rotary club to add new members from time to time, so that we may not only increase our usefulness and influence as a Club, but also to extend the spirit of Rotary throughout the community.  Today, I welcome to our ranks and admit to membership Terry Lubsen.

Rotarian Terry, you have been elected to membership in this club because your fellow members believe you to be a worthy representative of your calling and also to possess qualities that will permit you to exemplify the true spirit of Rotary in your public, business, social and private life.

I wish to impress upon you that you have been admitted not only to the Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA, but to a worldwide association; and by virtue of your membership in this club, you will be welcomed into the fellowship of any Rotary club in the world.

The honor and privilege of Rotary membership carries with it duties and obligations.  You will be expected to attend the club's meetings regularly, to perform your share of club service, and to place your knowledge and talents at the disposal of the club in its task of carrying the principles of Rotary into the daily life of the community.

Rotarian Terry, in the name of the Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA I now formally admit you to membership in this club and welcome you to our Club.

Fellow Rotarians, I introduce to you our newest member, Rotarian Terry, and ask all of you to welcome him.

We are always pleased to have new members join ReCSWUSA, particularly if they have already experienced Rotary.  As both one of the original Rotary eClubs and one of the few that remains truly global in nature, we are pioneering a new and evolving mode of Rotary membership.  Let us share a few thoughts that are important for prospective new members to understand if they are to both enjoy their membership and contribute to Rotary’s service objectives.

While eClub membership provides great schedule flexibility for those with ever-changing business and personal demands, do not a expect eClub will have the internet bring Rotary to you.  It is a way to use the internet to engage with Rotary and pursue your Rotary service interests.  It may seem a subtle difference, and it is a critical one.  Self-motivated individuals who will actively seek ways to engage within our club will find the schedule flexibility a truly great benefit.  ReCSWUSA is clearly very different from a traditional Rotary “terra club.”

Creating Stronger Community Ties Through Rotary Community Corps

In 2010, severe flooding affected a huge part of the Colombian territory and the Caribbean region surrounding Cartagena.  Streets had turned into rivers and canoes became the only possible form of transportation.  During this time, the Rotary Club Cartagena de Indias connected with the community of Leticia to assist them through emergency relief efforts.

After these efforts, the club remained active in Leticia to develop a revitalization plan with community leaders.  Our objective was to understand their challenges and needs, and propose possible solutions while giving the community hope that we were there to stay and assist.  As passionate Rotarians aiming to make a difference, our actions were oriented to improve the community through projects like: decorating the church, building a new park, organizing health brigades, standing up for the public school (it was in danger of being downsized through teacher cuts, etc.), vocational orientations, city planning and urbanism, distributing Christmas gifts and even a Global Grant project to provide basic sanitation!

The Cloud Appreciation Society (CAS) is a society founded was the United Kingdom in January 2005.  This society aims to foster understanding and appreciation of clouds.  CAS grown to over 42,000 members worldwide from 115 different countries.  Its founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, asserts that you do not need to plan an exotic trip to find creative inspiration.  Rather, just look up.  As he shares charming photos of nature's finest aerial architecture, Mr. Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above.

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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