On this month’s cover is an advocate of peace, Japanese tea master Genshitsu Sen, a member of the Rotary Club of Kyoto, who travels the world, lecturing and conducting tea ceremonies. He is a grandmaster of the Urasenke tea tradition and goes outside of his native land to promote the practice of chadō, literally, “the Way of Tea”, using it as a method to spread the message of peace, reconciliation and brotherhood. Read how this message of peace is used as a bridge between former enemies and how it also embodies Rotary’s mission to helping bring peace to the world, especially as part of the Object of Rotary. Story starts on page 34.
This month’s District in Focus is R.I. District 3780, which covers the whole of the Quezon City area. We cover the start of DG Florian Enriquez’s term, who is the district’s 3rd lady governor of the district and the various projects clubs in the district are undertaking. Get inspired by reading all the wonderful projects starting on page 8.
Read also the tribute to Past District Governor Jesus “Jess” Venaracion of R.I. District 3860. who, unfortunately, recently moved on to a better place after bravely fighting off illness for several months. Truly, he was man dedicated to service and helping communities in need. His achievements continue to be recognized and he will be truly missed. Tribute by his son, Tony Veneracion, also a PDG, starts on page 22.
Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has tapped several Rotarians to help him in unenviable task for moving the country forward after the last 2 years of COVID-19. Three Rotarians were appointed to Cabinet Secretary positions: Jaime “Jimmy” J. Bautista to head Transportation, Ma. Antonia “Toni” Yu-Loyzaga for the environment and Alfredo “Fred” E. Pascual for Trade and Industry. Story starts on page 48.