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Rotary Club of Saipan celebrates 50th anniversary

LOCAL Rotarians celebrated their club’s 50th anniversary at the Surf Club Saipan on Friday evening.   “It was great time for fellowship among Rotarians,” club president-elect Greg Borja said.

He also appreciated the participation of the district governor and assistant district governor, other guests and family members. Borja said Rotarians shared stories about the club with one another.

Rotarians celebrate their club’s 50th year at Surf Club Saipan.Rotarians celebrate their club’s 50th year at Surf Club Saipan.

In his message, club president Tomas Thornburg said the club’s accomplishments are worth celebrating. “As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, let’s also reflect on all that we have done, are doing and will do in the future for Saipan,” he said.

Thornburgh said he has learned so much as president of the  local chapter of the club, adding that he joined the Rotary to learn and be inspired and do what he could for the island.

He urged fellow Rotarians to assess the many projects they have implemented and come up with new ones. “It is time to rethink the different projects that we have going on and how we can improve them. It is time for us all to retrace our steps from where we have been to where we are now,” he said.

Thornburgh said Rotarians should always reflect on their four-way test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Visiting Rotary Club Assistant District Gov. Wayne S.N. Santos with Saipan club president-elect Greg Borja, his wife, club treasurer Shamika Ratwatte, and Perry Inos Jr. Contributed photoVisiting Rotary Club Assistant District Gov. Wayne S.N. Santos with Saipan club president-elect Greg Borja, his wife, club treasurer Shamika Ratwatte, and Perry Inos Jr. Contributed photo

District Gov. Masamori Sawatari encouraged the Rotarians on Saipan to continue making a difference in their home, work and business.

“Your club has definitely taken the time to listen to the needs of the community but at the same time continues to reach out and help them create better opportunities for themselves,” he said, adding that the Rotary Club of Saipan is also committed to grow its legacy through the Interact Club for young people of secondary school age, and pave the way for future Rotarians on island.

Assistant District Gov. Wayne S.N. Santos also lauded the Rotarians on Saipan.

“Rotary continues to be a place where entrepreneurs can come together to share ideas about business and build stronger relationship,” he said, adding that for many  years, the club on Saipan has produced Rotarians whose businesses provide jobs and helped build the local economy.