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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017-12:54:55P.M.

     

     

     

     

     

Rotary Club of Saipan welcomes new member

JODY Mendieta became the 49th member of the Rotary Club of Saipan after she was sworn in by club president Ivan Ilmov on Tuesday at the Hyatt’s Giovanni’s Restaurant during the club’s regular weekly meeting.

In her brief remarks, Mendieta said it is her passion to perform community service, adding that at Tan Holdings Inc., where she works as an accountant, they are encouraged to serve the community.

Ivan Ilmov, Rotary Club of Saipan president, swears in new member Jody Mandieta as member Max Kretzers and club secretary Greg Borja look on.  Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

“Our company is leading by example and it is only fair for all of us to follow suit,” Mendieta said.

She said she is happy to be part of the club.

In an interview, Ilmov said they continue to recruit new members to “share our goodwill and promote our ideals about service.”

He added, “We encourage community members to join us and effect positive changes.”

Ilmov said former Saipan Rotarians continue to be active even though they’re now abroad.

As for Mandieta, she said it was her friend, D&Q Saipan resident manager Max Kretzers, who invited her to join the club.

“The Rotary Club is very impressive,” she said. “They are very organized and they regularly meet,” which, she added, shows the strong commitment of each member.