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KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Rotarians as miracle workers (Part I) PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 October 2011 15:12

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends…” (The Lord Jesus Christ, in John 15:13, the Holy Bible).
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ROTARIANS AS MIRACLE WORKERS FOR SERVICE ABOVE SELF: I delivered a speech during the “Governor’s Visit and Fellowship for Service Above Self and Four Way Test” of the Rotary Club of Intramuros, District 3810 of Rotary International, last Thursday, September 29, 2011. I am sharing this speech with our readers here, in several installments.

Here is the first part of the speech, which was entitled “Rotarians as miracle workers for service above self”: “Leadership in Rotary is one of the most treasured core values of Rotarians today.

“Along with the other Rotary core values—service, fellowship, diversity and integrity—leadership is one characteristic that distinguishes Rotarians from other members of other socio-civic groups, in the Philippines and in the whole world.
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ROTARIANS AS RECOGNIZED LEADERS: “Worldwide, Rotarians are recognized leaders in many fields. This is so because Rotarians are top men and women in government, in politics, in private business, in media, and even in spiritual groups.

“And among the many international organizations in existence today, Rotary and its 1.2 million Rotarians around the world are the conceded leaders when it comes to giving service to the poor and the needy.

“Men of power and influence, and men who want things done and done rightly at that, invariably seek Rotarians when there is work to be done, especially when the job on the block pertains to dutifully and faithfully serving others.
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ROTARIANS SEEK TO END POLIO: “Bill Gates, the college drop-out who became a billionaire by putting up Microsoft Corporation, hit the nail on the head when he spoke during the closing plenary of the 2011 Rotary International Convention in New Orleans, USA, the convention that I, together with my wife and daughter who are also Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Intramuros like me, attended with pride.

“Gates acknowledged, to the great delight of the Rotarians present then that, in the final fight against polio, the fight to ultimately eradicate this debilitating disease from the face of the globe, the fight that has been repeatedly branded as `this close’, Rotarians must necessarily lead the way once more.

“Gates said and I quote: `…the best science and logistics in the world won’t matter if we don’t have the will, and the funding, to put the tools to use to get rid of every last case (of polio). And that means we need to do even more to leverage the power of your 1.2 million members to keep polio front and center’…” More of this next issue…stay with us!!!

 
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