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For He's a Jolly Good Paul Harris Fellow!

Bali's Rotary Club Kuta Names Police Chief Pastika as Honorary Member and as a Paul Harris Fellow.

paul_harris_fellow(10/30/2004) In a special ceremony on Wednesday, October 27, 2004, Rotary Club Kuta elected Bali's Chief of Police, Irjen. Drs. Made Mangku Pastika as an Honorary Member of the Club and presented the Chief with a pin and a certificate naming him as a Paul Harris Fellow.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition, named in memory of Rotary's founder, signifies that a substantial cash contribution has been made in Chief Pastika's name to the Rotary Foundation for use in charitable and educational causes.

Chief Pastika, named Time Magazine's Asian Newsmaker of the Year in 2002, was elevated to his new post as an honorary Rotarian based his many services to the community, including the successful capture of the perpetrators behind the October 2002 Bali bombing.

Officiating at Chief Pastika's induction as a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow was Rotary District 3400's President Nyoman Suastika.

Douglas Vincent presents Philippine
MUNA Resolutions at United Nations


PDG Doug Vincent (right) presents Philippine MUNA resolutions to RI President, DK Lee (left) and United Nations Deputy Chef de Cabinet, Kim Won-Soo (center).

During a recent trip to the Philippines, PDG Douglas Vincent made a variety of Rotary Foundation and 'Rotary at the United Nations' presentations.  While there, he was also involved with MUNA (Mock United Nations Assembly) activities and was provided with some resolutions as a result of one event.

At that time he was asked by Lita Wells and Patti King to deliver these documents to the United Nations on behalf of the Philippine students.  Thanks to PDG Doug, their discussions and efforts have been hand delivered to the top leaders of both Rotary International and the United Nations.

Like most Rotary programs the Mock UN Assemblies started as a club project and then became adopted as a District project.  In addition to the local District 3830 area this 10th MUNA attracted participants from all over the Philippines, Hong Kong andSingapore.

The objective of this activity is to instill a better understanding of foreign affairs, cultures and the role of the United Nations in creating a stable society.  Participants are students and young professionals who are well-versed in international affairs.  

Research and preparatory work are necessary to enable them to actively participate in discussions and defending their designated country's position on actual United Nations issues.  The topics discussed variably cover political, environmental, human rights and gender-related international concerns.

Involving youth in these MUNA activities is an excellent way to educate and inform as well as promote better international understanding and world peace through our future world leaders.