January 9 : Secretary’s Message

Happy New Year to all our Fellow Rotarians and Guests:

I would like to invite everycheck our portside and our website. We have the following reports from the district:

  1. Rotary Foundation TRF Published report: Among the 12 districts in Zone 7A, we rank #5. 
  2. We are so privileged that RI Pres. John Germ will send his good friend, Past RI Director Robert Hall to represent him during our DISCON on March 2-4, 2017 at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. PRID Robert Hall is the Chairman for the Atlanta RI Convention and the Global Coordinator for END POLIO Now.
  3. Guidelines for the Governor’s Monthly Letter published also.
  4. District Governor’s has the following Journey MEssage which I will read:


This is beautiful… I just had to share this message

“Life is like a journey on a train.. with its stations… with changes of routes… and with accidents! We board this train when we are born and our parents are the ones who get our ticket. We believe they will always travel on the this train with us . However, at some station our parents will get off the train, leaving us alone on this journey. As time goes by, other passengers will board the train, many of whom will be significant – our siblings, friends, children and even the love of our life. Many will get off during the journey and leave a permanent vacuum in our lives. Many will go so unnoticed that we won’t even know when they vacated their seats and got off the train! This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, good-byes, and farewells. A good journey is helping, loving having a good relationship with all co passengers.. and making sure that we give our best to make their journey comfortable. The mystery of this fabulous is: We do not know at which station we ourselves are going to get off. So, we must live in the best way – adjust, forget, forgive and offer the best of what we have. it is important to do this because when the time comes for us to leave our seat… we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.”

In my journey as District Governor for Rotary Year 2016-2017, thank you for being one of the important passengers on my train… I don’t know when my station will come… and I don’t want to miss saying: “Thank you” I am looking forward to an awesome 2017.


Secretary Rodien Paca


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