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Official News eBulletin of the Rotary Club of Holy Spirit

The Dove
10 February 2015
Officers and Members
RY 2014-15

MARITES L. NEPOMUCENO
President

Rotary Club of Holy Spirit Club No. 69935 RI District 3780 Philippines

Vol. VII No. 25

Holy Spirit jump-starts planning and organization
for Rotary year 2015-16

ANGELITA E. CASTRO

PE AND Chair, Membership Development
PP MARCIA C. SALVADOR
Secretary & Chair, Youth Service
PERCIVAL C. ZABALA
Treasurer
PP ROCA MARIE JURADO
Auditor
RICARDO P. SALVADOR
Chair, Club Administration & Co-chair of 6-year
Associate Members Pilot Project 2012-2017

PP VIRGINIA ARDEN F. SY
Chair, Service Projects

CP LEONIDES S. RESPICIO

Chair, The Rotary Foundation
PP PEDRITO M. CONDENO
Chair, Public Image & Co-chair of 6-year
RI Associate Members Pilot Project 2012-17
FERNANDO M. DELGRA, JR.
Chair, Fund Generation
PP EMELINDA C. PALATTAO
Club Trainer and Chair, Livelihood
IPP EUI BONG JUNG, OMD
Chair, International Understanding
MARYLENE MARTINEZ, DDM
Chair, Health & Wellness
IN IL “David” KIM
Chair, Sports
BABES M. BACULA
ARMELIA OXALES BAGAIN
CAROLINE K. BARCINAL
MA. PERPETUAL S. RIVERA
EMMANUEL P. SOLIDUM
JERRY SY
FERDINAND VALBUENA
ANTONIO KENT VALDERRAMA
ESTRELLA C. VALMOCINA
Associate Members (RI Pilot Program)
TYRON KIM
GEORGINA B. UBALDO
Honorary Members
PDG DANILO V. FAUSTO
EDMUND CHIU
SALVADOR VIARI
JOSE B DEL ROSARIO JR
FR STEVE TYNAN, MGL
RAMON V. BUNAG
BENJAMIN BAUTISTA
ROGELIO D. BELLEZA, MD
AG Roland Portes
AGR Demetrio Aquino

FEBRUARY is World
Understanding Month

A lovely day at the beautiful orchard farm of
IPDG Francis Rivera and Spouse Holy Spirit
Rtn Peth in Sta. Rita, Bulacan on February 7,
2015 was a most appropriate setting for the
meeting and 1st planning session of RC Holy
Spirit for the Rotary Year 2015-16.
The meeting was called to order by BC President Marites Nepomuceno after which a quick
discussion of the current issues and projects
ensued, among them the forthcoming largescale medical/dental/diagnostic mission sponsored by SM Foundation Inc for a targeted
1500 indigent patients.
Then the planning workshop followed with PE
Angel Castro presiding. Officers and committee/subcommittee
chairs
were
elected/
appointed to serve with PE Angel for RY 201516; the list will be reviewed and finalized during
the next planning session. PE Angel announced DGE Rey David‘s main thrust during
his term which has to do with healthcare such
as anti-dengue initiative. For her part, PE Angel stated that her thrusts would be in the area
of conflict resolution and disaster response.

The session was capped by an inspirational
message from Gov Francis Rivera who likened
RC Holy Spirit to his club that was able to hurdle crisis in its first 10 years of existence and
came out to be strong, functioning and the most
outstanding club by 2013-14.
The meeting and planning session was spiced
up by delicious lunch and snacks meticulously
prepared and arranged by PP Chinchin Jurado
and PP Beth Sy. Food was overflowing that
everyone went home with doggie bags.
Our heartfelt thanks to Gov Francis and Spouse
Peth for their warm hospitality!

Officers of INTERACT CLUB of Holy Spirit National High School attend 2015 District Conference
RC Holy Spirit sponsored the participation of five (5) officers of
the Interact Club of Holy Spirit National High School led by
President Ma Resha Avelino to the Interact Discon 2015 held at
the Amoranto Multi-purpose Theater.
With the theme
―Empowering the Youth is Lighting Up Rotary‖, some 150 Interactors attended the event, hosted by RC Quezon City Central.
The program included the State of the District Interact Address
by DIR Angelo Lunas of IaC of Flora Ylagan High School, turn-

over of the gong & gavel from DIR Angelo to DIRE Jerome Valdez of Balara High School, election of the DIRN, presentation of
Interact projects, and awarding of winners of the Mural Painting
Contest.
An Interact Got Talent Contest was held where the Holy Spirit
Interactors won 2nd prize for doing a unique Beat Box presentation. Congratulations!

Photo from FB post by PP Rick Bugayong RC Metro Sta Mesa

Even as they participate in youth trainings, fellowship events and
talent contests organized by the district, Interactors and Rotaractors of Holy Spirit prepare once again for what they always do best:
RENDER SERVICE ABOVE SELF FOR THE COMMUNITY
Last Sunday, February 8, officers of the Rotaract Club of
Holy Spirit and the Interact Club of Holy Spirit National
High School met with Youth Service chair PP Marcia Salvador to finalize their roles to support the large-scale SM
Foundation medical-dental-diagnostic mission to be held
on Saturday, February 14th.
The youth service partners of Holy Spirit shall gladly share
their commemoration of Valentine‘s Day with 1,800 indigent patients; with doctors, dentists, nurses, technicians
and other mission volunteers; and with Rotarians.
The Interactors and Rotaractors have been participating in
major community service projects of RC Holy Spirit including anti-dengue awareness & spraying campaigns, drugabuse/HIV-AIDS prevention fora, anti-rabies dog vaccinations, blood-letting, regular Oriental medical missions,
dental mission, gift-giving & feeding programs, disaster
relief distribution, national chess tournament to develop
sportsmanship & enhance Rotary image.

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Two learners sponsored by RC Holy Spirit acquire practical skills in
baking from livelihood seminar conducted by RC Pag-asa
On February 7, 2015 the Rotary Club of
Pag-asa QC in cooperation with Gateways Institute of Science and Technology
(GIST) conducted the one-day 2015 Livelihood and Training Seminar on Baking
with 30 happy participants, according to
the report from project chair Joe Montenegro, past president of the club.
The 2 participants sponsored by Rotary
Club of Holy Spirit have reported that they
enjoyed learning knowledge & practical
skills for baking malunggay pandesal,
doughnuts, special ensaymada, polvoron
and Swiss rolls, and techniques for computing costs and setting prices for products that they bake.
Congratulations to RC Rotary Club of Pag
-Asa QC, District 3780 and
partners Gateways Institute of
Science & Technology, Philippine Society of Baking, US
Wheat Associates, RC Cola
Philippines, and the Rotaract
Club of GIST. The seminar was
held at the Fairview campus of
GIST.
This livelihood and baking
seminar is a component of the
"Lutong Rotaryo" vocational
livelihood training program of
RC Pag-asa QC and Rotary
International District 3780.

Photos from FB posts by CP Gary Ting and PP Joemon Montenegro of RC Pag-asa QC

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Rotary Information - FEBRUARY MESSAGES FROM ROTARY LEADERS

RI President’s February 2015 Message
As president of Rotary, it's my job to encourage and inspire Rotarians wherever
I meet them. It's also my job to listen to
what they have to say. Whether it's a
successful project or a challenge to overcome, a great Rotary Day or a new idea,
I want to hear what Rotarians are thinking, doing, and planning. So whenever I
travel, I ask my hosts to talk to me about
their clubs. What's going well, where do
they see a need to improve, and what can we at RI headquarters do to help?
The answers are always interesting and often surprising.
Sometimes I have a suggestion or an idea to contribute;
sometimes I am able to make a connection that will move
a project forward. Often, I go back to Evanston with ideas
and insights that help guide us in our decisions. But what I
value most about these conversations are the stories I
hear – the stories that, taken together, tell the story of Rotary.
In Atlanta, I attended a Rotary event honoring teachers
and heard story after story about the gift of literacy and
how it transforms lives. In Istanbul, I attended a wheelchair
race and learned how Turkish Rotarians are working to
improve the lives of people with disabilities. In Lima, Peru,
I talked to a former Rotaractor who waited nearly 20 years
to be invited to join a Rotary club, and heard about how
returning to Rotary has transformed her life.
I've heard stories that have made me laugh, and stories
that have moved me to tears. I've heard stories of how our
service changes the lives of others, and how it changes us
as Rotarians. When I hear these stories, I can't help but
wonder: How many other lives could we change for the
better by bringing more people into Rotary? And how many
more people could we bring into Rotary simply by sharing
our own Rotary stories?
In this Rotary year, I ask all of you to do just that: Share
your Rotary stories. Tell them to your friends, on social
media, and through Rotary.org. Our Rotary stories are
what inspire us, and what encourage others to join us; they
help light up our service, as we work
to Light Up Rotary.
Gary C. K.

Huang

President 2014-15
Rotary International

Foundation Chairman’s February 2015 Message
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Birmingham,
England. Bangkok, Thailand. São
Paulo, Brazil!
Every three years, The Rotary Foundation sponsors a peace symposium as a
preconvention activity. The next peace
symposium will be held in São Paulo, 45 June.
The triennial peace symposium is the vehicle to showcase our Rotary Peace Fellows, who earn master's degrees and certificates through our Rotary Peace Centers;
to educate Rotarians about this peace-related education
and scholarship program; to introduce our donors and
potential donors to the program; and to explore ways that
Rotarians and peace fellows can collaborate in peacebuilding. Highlights of each symposium have included international speakers in the peace field, such as Nobel
Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu; breakout sessions featuring peace fellows working on the front
lines to build peace; and Rotarians active in the peace
field.
This year, the first plenary session will feature 1987 Nobel
Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias Sánchez of Costa Rica.
He is a two-time president of Costa Rica, 1986-90 and
2006-10. During his first presidential term, he engaged
the nations of Central America in peace discussions that
led to the signing of the Esquipulas II Accords, and ultimately to the end of the various armed conflicts in the region.
The plans of the São Paulo peace symposium committee
are creative and exciting, with elements not offered at
past symposia. They will involve the 80 Rotary Peace
Centers alumni in attendance.
If you have never attended a peace symposium, this is a
special opportunity that will inform and educate you on
Rotary's service to promote peace. If you have attended
any of the symposia in Salt Lake City, Birmingham, or
Bangkok, you will especially appreciate this innovative
program.
I look forward to seeing you there!

John Kenny
Foundation Trustee Chair

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Rotary Information - With help from a fuzzy friend from Sesame Workshop,
kids learn about sanitation and hygiene.
(From THE ROTARIAN February 2015)
Sesame Street is a lot like Rotary: It‘s a
place where the neighbors are friendly,
and it‘s home to characters from many countries. In
São Paulo, Brazil, those worlds will come together
when Raya, one of the newest Muppets from Sesame
Workshop, speaks at the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group‘s World Water Summit on 4 June,
right before the Rotary International Convention.
Sesame introduced Raya last year with support from
the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to teach the
more than 40 million children who watch the show in
Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria about sanitation and
hygiene. We talked to Raya and her friend Stephen
Sobhani, vice president of international projects at
Sesame Workshop, about how she‘s helping kids be
safe and healthy.
THE ROTARIAN: Raya, here at Rotary International, we
like to help kids, and one way we do it is to talk about water, sanitation, and hygiene. You do that too! But isn‘t sanitation Oscar‘s specialty?
RAYA: You know, what‘s right for a grouch isn‘t always
exactly what‘s right for boys and girls like me. That‘s why I
always tell all my friends to use a latrine when they need
to go.
TR: What makes Muppets so great at teaching kids about
social issues?
SOBHANI: Children can easily relate to our heart-warming
characters. These sweet groups of Muppet friends have a
unique ability to discuss seemingly off-limits health topics
in ways that might be difficult for a human.
TR: Raya, in the United States, kids your age sometimes
get in trouble in school for ―potty talk.‖ How do you help
them talk about this issue?
RAYA: Well, I‘m only six, but I know there‘s an important
difference between ―potty talk‖ and talking about the potty.
Sometimes people chuckle when I say, ―Everyone poops,
so let‘s not be shy about it.‖ But when they think about it,
they realize it‘s true. Once we can get past that, we can
talk about the important part: making sure we do it in a
clean and healthy way.
TR: What song do you sing when you wash your hands?
RAYA: There are so many songs! I know a lot of handwashing songs in different languages, and I also like to
sing the ―ABC‖ song – starting with the letter A when I start

Click on image to watch Muppet Friend Raya encourage proper hygiene

to scrub my hands with soap, and stopping when I get to
―now I know my ABCs, next time won‘t you sing with me?‖
By then there are a million bubbles that I get to wash off.
After the song, I know my hands are clean.
TR: I didn‘t know Muppets wore shoes. But you do! Why?
RAYA: Oh, we wear shoes – Elmo‘s got some really awesome kicks. I‘ve got on my favorite sandals. The thing is, I
really don‘t like germs. I know that when I wear my sandals, I am protecting my feet from germs – especially
around the latrine. So not only are my sandals fashion forward, they help keep me clean and healthy.
TR: Stephen, how can Rotary clubs help Raya?
SOBHANI: I have seen firsthand the power of Rotarians
working together to address one of the largest public
health challenges the world has ever seen, through the
remarkable Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Rotarians
think big, they do big, and they have transformed the
global health landscape for the better. Children getting
sick and dying from poor water, sanitation, and hygiene
(WASH) is a pressing health issue that, like polio, is preventable. We would like to partner with Rotary to bring the
important WASH messages that Raya is phenomenal at
highlighting to every Rotary club in the world. The anchor
to this would be the creation of a Sesame/Rotary WASH
tool kit that would contain videos, story mats, and teaching
materials for Rotary clubs to use in their communities.
Imagine what we could do if every Rotary club in the world
took on WASH.

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Service project ideas: The answer to water issues isn’t always digging a
well or building a toilet. Here are cost-effective innovations that could give
more people clean water and better sanitation. From THE ROTARIAN Magazine Dec 2014
WARKA WATER TOWER
Every day in Ethiopia, women and children walk miles to collect water
from shallow ponds, most of them contaminated with human and animal waste, parasites, and bacteria. When architect Arturo Vittori, visiting from Italy, saw this firsthand, he vowed to find an easy and affordable way to deliver potable water.
Vittori looked to biomimicry, a discipline that analyzes how wildlife
thrives in nature, and that adapts those concepts to solve human problems. The Namib Desert beetle particularly intrigued him: It survives by
drawing water from the air. When early-morning fog forms, the beetle
tilts its head down and raises its back end toward the sky. The fog condenses on the beetle‘s shell, and the water trickles down into its mouth.
Vittori emulated the beetle‘s strategy – relying on gravity and weather –
to create the Warka Water tower, which harvests water from the air.
The structure is elegant and easy to build, relying largely on environmentally sustainable and biodegradable materials, many of which can
be sourced locally. The outer shell, made from natural fiber materials
like bamboo, provides structural support and holds up hanging mesh
that‘s coated to collect condensation, which drips into a container at the
base of the tower. It can gather up to 100 liters of drinking water in a
day and costs about $1,000.

Vittori‘s latest prototype, Warka Water 3.0, is 33 feet tall and weighs
132 pounds. Six people can build one in four days. He plans to launch
a crowdfunding campaign within the next few months, with the goal of
building a tower in Ethiopia by the end of 2015.
The tower‘s name comes from the social significance of the Warka
tree, or the wild fig tree, often used as shelter for public gatherings in
Ethiopia. That reflects the ultimate goal of the project, which seeks
more than a pragmatic solution to water shortages. ―We are focused on
creating a beautiful structure,‖ Vittori says, ―that can blend into the
natural and cultural environments of the rural Ethiopian communities.‖

LIFESTRAW COMMUNITY
About four hours after Martin Brody‘s Rotary club appointed him to lead
its water projects, he turned on his TV and watched in amazement as
children drank water – safely – from filthy puddles using a simple tube.
The device, called LifeStraw, filters out nearly all harmful bacteria and
protozoa. It requires neither heat nor electricity. Vestergaard, a company that develops humanitarian products such as mosquito nets, created LifeStraw while trying to eliminate guinea worm from water.
The next morning, Brody called Vestergaard. ―I don‘t know how the
words came out of my mouth, but I said, ‗We‘ll take 10,000.‘ I got their
attention,‖ says Brody, a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Since that day seven years ago, he‘s helped collect more
than $600,000 to provide tubes to developing areas.
The LifeStraw has some drawbacks: It lasts only one year and, due to
its small size, can easily be lost or stolen. When Vestergaard developed the LifeStraw Community model two years ago, however, the club
soon shifted its focus and stopped distributing the personal version.
LifeStraw Community can store up to 25 liters of filtered water, lasts
three to five years (filtering about 100,000 liters), and serves about 70
people.
When users pour water into the top of a LifeStraw Community device, a
filter removes particles larger than 80 microns (a micron is one-millionth

SUPERCRITICAL WATER OXIDATION
When does a flame appear in water? That might sound like a koan, or a wizarding question for Harry Potter. But there’s a scientific answer: When water is
heated above 705 degrees Fahrenheit while under extreme pressure
(exceeding 3,200 pounds per square inch), it becomes a supercritical fluid.
That means it’s less dense than liquid water but denser than steam. The high
temperature and pressure create a combustion reaction. (Most kitchen pressure cookers heat only to about 250 degrees.) And when that combustion
reaction occurs, a flame appears in the water.
This basic process, called supercritical water oxidation, has helped clean up all
manner of messes, including chemical weapons, for decades. Now researchers at Duke University and the University of Missouri have collaborated (with

of a meter). Next, an ultrafiltration hollow-fiber membrane cartridge
blocks all particles and microbes larger than 20 nanometers, and then
purified water is ready to be dispensed from the container‘s four taps.
The club‘s project has provided LifeStraw Community units for about
150 schools in Haiti and a dozen in Kenya.

funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to use supercritical water
oxidation to create clean water from human waste.
The system, which is still in prototype stage, fits in a 20-foot shipping container. A village of 1,200 people should be able to empty their latrines into the
system and get odor-free water for a variety of uses, such as irrigation and
laundry.
Researchers have used synthetic poop to test it in a lab setting. (They adapted
a recipe developed by NASA, which includes miso paste, baker’s yeast, and
oil.) “As soon as we can, we’ll move things into the field and experiment with
real waste,” says Marc Deshusses, director of Duke’s energy engineering
program. By the end of this year, he’ll install a prototype on the Duke campus
for three months.
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Service project ideas: The answer to water issues isn’t always digging a well or building a toilet. Here are cost
-effective innovations that could give more people clean water and better sanitation.
PEEPOO
―We don‘t need an architect.‖ That‘s what a woman living in a Mumbai
housing project told Swedish architect Anders Wilhelmson. She and
her neighbors could build their own homes, she said. What did they
need? A safe way to dispose of their poop. Four months later, he had
designed the Peepoo, a single-use, sanitary bag that fits over a small
bucket. After peeing or pooping into the bag, the user ties the top. It‘s
odor-free for 24 hours, and a urea lining inactivates harmful pathogens,
such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, within a month.
Peepoo also can help local people earn income. In four villages in a
Kibera slum in Kenya, women sell empty Peepoos for about three Kenyan shillings (US$0.03) per bag. Customers receive a refund of one
Kenyan shilling ($0.01) for each used bag returned to a Peepoo drop
point, where the waste is later distributed as valuable fertilizer. The
bags themselves are biodegradable and disintegrate within a year.
Wilhelmson‘s nonprofit, Peepoople, began mass producing the bags in
late 2013 and sent one million of them to the Philippines after the devastating typhoon in November of that year.
Every day, about 13,000 schoolchildren use the Peepoo, with some
unintended but life-changing consequences. ―I learned that most children avoid shared latrines because they are overflowing and dirty,‖

THE GULPER
In many parts of the world, pit latrines are
cleaned with shovels. That‘s as unpleasant as it
sounds, so often the pits are abandoned after
they overflow. But there‘s a better option: the
Gulper. Attached to a hand pump, the PVC-andstainless-steel pipe will reach 1.5 to 3 meters
down to empty a latrine pit.
The nonprofit Water for People developed the
Gulper as a way to clean the toilets, but also to
generate income in Malawi and Uganda. One
man who created a sludge-removal service us-

says Camilla Wirseen, co-founder of Peepoople Kenya. ―And when the
children go to defecate in the open, this puts them at risk for rape. It is
difficult to grasp the true value of having a private toilet.‖

ing the Gulper says that to him, poop is ―the
color of gold.‖
Since 2010, ―gulping‖ has provided a steady
source of income for his family. ―He revealed
that initially, his wife didn‘t support him because
of the ‗disgusting‘ nature of the business,‖ says
Sherina Munyana, communications manager at
Water for People. ―But now, whenever she sees
him taking the [collection] drums out, she smiles
because she knows he will be returning with
bundles of cash.‖

MAYA PEDAL
In Guatemala, residents have found a way to pump water without
electricity: the bicimaquina, or bicycle machine. At the nonprofit
Maya Pedal in San Andrés Itzapa, volunteers build bicimaquinas out
of recycled bicycle parts and wood or cement. Various models also
can grind 3 pounds of grain in a minute and perform many other
tasks, such as shelling macademia nuts, blending ingredients for
smoothies or soap, and producing concrete for roof tiles.
Before a bicimaquina was installed in Xiquin Juyu in 2005, the only
source of water was a river, located miles away. With the machine‘s
pedal power, residents can pump water from a nearby 100-foot well
at 5 to 10 gallons a minute. In another community, people wanted to
pump water in from a distant area, but the necessary electrical system cost more than $5,100, says Mario Enrique Juárez, director of
Maya Pedal. They chose the bicimaquina instead, a cheaper and
more durable solution. ―After 13 years of use, our bike pumps are
still getting water,‖ he adds.

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Service project ideas: The answer to water issues isn’t always digging a well or building a toilet. Here are cost
-effective innovations that could give more people clean water and better sanitation.
ENVIROFIT CLEAN COOKSTOVE
In many countries, people risk their lives just to boil drinking water.
Open-flame cooking fires cause up to 4.3 million deaths each year
from smoke inhalation (more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined), and are a leading cause of severe injury and death
from burns among women and children.
―It‘s a pervasive problem that‘s been largely ignored,‖ says George
Basch, founder and ―chief cook‖ for the nonprofit Himalayan Stove
Project, based in Taos, N.M. Basch, who‘s also a member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Milagro, has spent the past four years working to
eliminate the danger in the Himalayas, with help from Envirofit, based
in Fort Collins, Colo.
Envirofit was founded in 2003 by Colorado State University engineers
who designed an alternative to an open flame: a stove that dramatically reduced emissions of smoke and harmful gasses, as well as the
amount of fuel needed. Those fuel costs add up quickly – and they‘re
not just monetary. People who must collect wood for fuel (usually
women and children) sometimes have to forage in dangerous conflict
zones. For children, gathering fuel also means less time in school.
Traditional cookstoves, which contain ceramic or clay combustion
chambers, are heavy and fragile. The Envirofit engineers designed a
lighter combustion chamber that would last at least five years. In the
Himalayas, this is a huge benefit when transporting the stoves
through remote villages. ―These are carried in on somebody‘s back,‖
sometimes for several days, Basch says.
To withstand temperatures that reach 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and
the corrosive compounds released when biomass burns, the chamber
is made from a special alloy created with help from the Oak Ridge
National Research Laboratory in Tennessee. The Envirofit cookstove
also is efficient, reducing the amount of fuel required by about 60 %.

AFFORDABLE SANITARY PADS
In 2009, entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham received a notable honor: an innovation award, presented by the president of India,
for a machine that produces affordable sanitary pads. He created the
process after he learned that his wife could not afford pads during her
menstrual period and had to use unsanitary cloths.

About seven years ago, Envirofit started with a small pilot project in
India. Since then, it has sold more than one million stoves across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Envirofit now offers a half-dozen clean
stoves that can burn wood, dung, and other biomass.
By collaborating with other Rotary clubs (Basch‘s club is the lead partner) and an array of sponsors, the Himalayan Stove Project has delivered 3,000 stoves. That includes the installation of 90 Envirofit stoves
in February in the village of Gamcha, on the outskirts of Kathmandu,
by members of the Rotary Club of Tripureswor. Funding for that effort
came from the Himalayan Stove Project, the Taos-Milagro club, and
the Madison (Wis.) Rotary Foundation.

this project in a village,‖ he says. ―And when I see this transformation, I
feel proud. Girls can go to school and not worry about being absent
from class. Women don‘t lose their dignity.‖ — Sandra Swanson

Along the way, he endured enormous personal sacrifices. The problem
he tackled was – and still is – taboo throughout much of the world.
During the more than four years he spent developing the manufacturing method, Muruganantham‘s wife became ashamed of his project
and left him. His mother didn‘t hide her disapproval either. Neighbors
forced Muruganantham to leave his village, claiming he was possessed by evil spirits.
Yet he remained undaunted and went on to help revolutionize the
process of making safe sanitary pads. On average, pads produced
with his machine sell for 2 rupees each.
Muruganantham created two versions of the menstrual pad device:
The smaller model, a manual machine, can make 500 pads a day, and
the larger model, a pneumatic press, can produce 1,500 pads a day.
Muruganantham has 1,370 machines in 1,340 villages, and by the end
of 2015, he hopes to have machines in 24 countries.
―We can see the empowerment of women in real time, when we start

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ROTARY CLUB OF HOLY SPIRIT D3780
Skeletal Structure of February 7, 2015 Meeting
Venue – Orchard Farm of IPDG Francis and Rtn Peth Rivera in Bulacan
Welcome & Fellowship
Opening Rites and Call to Order
PART I – Quick Discussion of Current Business
Annual Medical-Dental-Diagnostic Mission with SM Foundation, Feb 14, 2015 with
1500 patients target
Concerns and action steps
Roles of partners
 SM Foundation
 DAHHA
 Senior Citizens Org
 Volunteers
 RC Holy Spirit members & roles in the project
 Rotaractors & Interactors of Holy Spirit
Other Brief Updates and Announcements
PART II – Planning Workshop for 2015-16

- PE Angel Castro

Workshop & discussions
Meal break & fellowship
Resume workshop & discussions
Next steps in the planning process
PART III – Concluding session
Message from host IPDG Francis
Adjournment
Fellowship
END 4:00 PM

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ROTARY CLUB OF HOLY SPIRIT
Rotary International District 3780

Club Profile
Chartered on June 29, 2005

One of few truly community-based clubs in District 3780: almost all members reside or
work in and around Barangay Holy Spirit that serves both as a host community and venue
& beneficiary of most of the club’s service projects.
Vision

Become the club most admired by the communities it serves, by partners in service,
by hosts, sponsors & donors, by its members, and by others in Rotary.
Membership (January 1, 2015):

23 Active members
2 “Associate Members” under the associate member pilot program of Rotary International from RY 2011-12 through RY 2016-17.
7 Honorary members
Partners in service:

Interact Club of Holy Spirit National High School (est. 2009-10)
Rotaract Club of Holy Spirit (est. 2010-11)
Rotaract Club of Central Institute of Technology (est. 2014-15)
Rotary Community Corps of Kaligtasan (est. 2012-13)
Sister clubs:

RC Marikina North D3800 (2010-11)
Rotary Club of Sae Gwangju D3710 Korea (2013-14)
The club publishes The Dove, web-linked e-bulletin that provides ready online access to
hundreds of pages of Rotary information, news and entertainment and that now serves as
portal to the virtual website of the Rotary Club of Holy Spirit.
THE DOVE is distributed by email to over 1,000 addresses, including some officers and staff of
Rotary International. It is also posted on social media channels like Facebook and Scribd.com.
The publication is edited by IPP Marcia Salvador and Ric Salvador, D3780 DGR-PRM.

Registered as a non-stock, non-profit corporation with the Securities & Exchange Commission – ROTARY CLUB OF HOLY SPIRIT, INC. with a corporate life of 50 years.
RC Holy Spirit meets every Tuesday, 7-9 PM at the clubhouse of Don Antonio Heights Homeowners Association in Don Antonio Heights, Holy Spirit, QC.
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District Information - Calendar of Activities for January-June 2015

Bong Cruz
12:48pm Jan 21
Hi Best Class Presidents:
Here is our calendar of activities for the second half of our year
of service......
--------------------------------------------ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
District 3780 – Quezon City
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
January to June 2015
DATE ACTIVITY
Jan 25 Rotary Bowling Tournament (2nd leg)
Jan 30-Feb 1 Midyear Convention 2015 Boracay
Feb 7 Interact Discon
Feb 8 National PETS with RIPE (PICC)
Feb 18 BCP Fellowship (Gov Sammy‘s birthday)
Feb 20 Rotary PRM/PCRG Golf Tournament
Feb 21
• Araw ng Kabataan
• DTTS, AG & AGR Training
• Rotary Concerns Forum
Feb 21-22 RYLA
Feb 22 World Peace & Understanding Night
Feb 28 Turnover of all three renovation projects
March 14-15 District PETS (serenade)
April 17-18 Discon 2015
May 16 District Awards Night
June 6-9 RI Convention (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
June 27 District induction & turnover

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Principles that Guide Rotary
The Object of Rotary

The Four-Way Test

First formulated in 1910, the Object of Rotary is to encourage and
foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

Of the things we think, say or do

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the
recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill,
and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional
persons united in the ideal of service.

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER
FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

ROTARIAN’S PLEDGE
I am a Rotarian
I will always uphold the TRUTH.
I am a Rotarian
I will always strive to be FAIR
in all of my dealings with my fellowmen.

5 Avenues of Service
Based on Object of Rotary, the Five Avenues of Service are Rotary‘s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the
effective functioning of the club.
Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their
vocations and to practice high ethical standards.

I am a Rotarian
I will always endeavor to build
GOODWILL and UNDERSTANDING
in my community,
among my countrymen
and people of all nations.

International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s
humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding & peace.

I am a Rotarian
I will always seek to promote
the greatest good
for the greatest number of people
in the spirit of ROTARY SERVICE.

Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth
and young adults through leadership development activities, service
projects, and exchange programs.

I am a Rotarian
I will always uphold
the Rotary International Motto,

Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.

SERVICE ABOVE SELF.

Rotary Code of Conduct
As a Rotarian, I will
1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities
2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary
3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others
4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings
5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society
6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my
community
7. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians
8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship

Watch songwriter Jerry Mills sing Come Join Us online by clicking on this link.

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About THE DOVE
THE DOVE is the official newsletter of
the Rotary Club of Holy Spirit, Rotary
International District 3780.
The digital publication features
―hyperlinks or web-links‖ which make it
a true e-newsletter/e-bulletin.
Distribution:
 PDF version sent by email to
nearly 1,000 addressees, Rotarians and non-Rotarians in the club,
in the district, in Philippine Rotary
and outside.
 Posted on social media networks
and groups
 Printed copies for meetings
First issue of THE DOVE: 4 June 2009
(Vol I, No. 1)
Editorial team:
 Marcia Salvador - Editor
 Ric Salvador - Asst Editor
 Contributors
Address: Don Antonio Clubhouse,
Holy Spirit Drive, Quezon City PH

Holy Spirit D3780
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