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Rotary Club inducts 3 new members

THE Rotary Club of Saipan inducted three new members during a meeting last week at the Hyatt Regency Saipan.

They are Joan Aquino, Saipan mayor’s office field operations director who was sponsored by Rotarian Tatiana Babauta; Das Krishnan, food and beverage director of Fiesta Resort & Spa who was sponsored by Rotarian Dave M. Sablan; and Wendell Posadas, instructor at the Northern Marianas Trades Institute who was sponsored by Rotarian Agnes McPhetres.

Club president Greg Borja expressed his appreciation to the new members, saying: “It’s good to have new blood in our club because we need to keep moving forward with our projects.”

He said the new members were accepted “as persons of good character and ethical standards who have a heart of service.”

Borja challenged the new members “to share the gift that has been given to you by your sponsor and to invite another person with your same qualities of character, reputation and commitment to join our club.”

Rotary Club of Saipan president Greg Borja, second right, inducts new members Joann Aquino, Das Krishnan and Wendell Posadas who are accompanied by their sponsors during the club’s meeting at Giovanni’s Restaurant of the Hyatt Regency Saipan last week.  Photo by Junhan B. TodiñoRotary Club of Saipan president Greg Borja, second right, inducts new members Joann Aquino, Das Krishnan and Wendell Posadas who are accompanied by their sponsors during the club’s meeting at Giovanni’s Restaurant of the Hyatt Regency Saipan last week. Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

Krishnan, in his remarks, said he is very thankful to Dave M. Sablan, the club’s first president, for inviting him to join the prestigious community organization.

Krishnan, who has worked in the hotel industry for 45 years, said he will continue to serve the CNMI. He first arrived on island in 1998.

Aquino said she wanted to join the Rotary Club because “this is the oldest and most prestigious organization when it comes to service.”

She said joining the club will also allow her to network with the private sector as director for the field operations of the Saipan mayor’s office.

“We could do more for the community by working together,” she added. “Joining the club is also about personal growth and development. I want to further develop my social and leadership skills.”

Posadas noted that he is actually re-joining the club. “Once you’re a Rotarian you will always be a Rotarian. I never stopped; I only paused,” he said.