Monday, January 8, 2018

New Consul General for Mexico in Utah receives widespread welcome from Rotary Clubs

Utah's new Consul General for Mexico José Borjón met with our District Governor Bev Christy to reach out to clubs in an effort to increase Hispanic membership in Rotary, connect the Consulate with local organizations, and to help Rotarians better understand and forward the cause of Hispanic issues in their community. 

The result is the following calendar dates. See if you can attend one of these multi-club hosted events. Other clubs are planning future events:

Wednesday, January 17 luncheon, Cottonwood Country Club. Hispano-Latino Club of Salt Lake (Glendale) & Hispano Latinos Club of Salt Lake - South, West Jordan Club, Salt Lake Club invite members and all Hispanic professionals outside of Rotary to join this event. 

Monday, February 5 at the Abbey Inn in St. George. St. George, Dixie Sunrise, Red Rock, Hurricane Valley, Zion Canyon & Kanab Rotary Clubs host an All Clubs Lunch with Consul Borjon.

Wednesday, February 7, 11am, venue TBA dependent on RSVPs. Richfield Rotary & Six County Association of Governments hosts Utah’s new Consulate from Mexico RSVP by January 23, Amy Rosquist arosquist@sixcounty.com 435-893-0720

Thursday, February 8, 6-8pm, Jim Santy Auditorium. Park City Rotary & Park City Sunrise club will jointly present a discussion with Consul Borjón, open to the public.
Cedar City, Ogden, Vernal Clubs, as well as Utah County clubs, Moab, Monticello, Bluff, Brigham City, Logan, and Davis County Clubs are in the planning stages.

190,000 Hispanics live in the Salt Lake Valley. That’s almost 18% of the population!  How many Hispanics are in your club?

Here is a biography of Consul General José Borjón: 
As of June 16, he is the Head Consul of Mexico in Salt Lake City, Utah and responsible for western Wyoming.

From August 2016 to June 2017, he was Deputy Director General of Ceremonial in the Protocol Direction General, where he contributed to the institutional events offered by the Presidency Republic to Foreign dignitaries during State, Government, Working and Multilateral meetings in Mexico, among other responsibilities.

From July 2014 to August 2016, he was Deputy Director General for the Southern Border in the Direction General of Latin America and the Caribbean, where he was responsible for the follow-up of the bilateral political and migratory agenda with Guatemala and Belize. Previously, (August 2013 to July 2014), he worked as an Advisor for the Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean specializing in Central American issues.

He served in the Mexican Embassy in the United States (September 2008-August 2013) and was in charge of the Office of Hispanic Affairs, liaising with Latino national organizations and developing projects to support the integration of Mexican communities.

He has been Consul for Community Affairs in the General Consulate of Mexico in Houston (2004-2008), and attaché for Culture and Scientific Cooperation at the Embassy of Mexico in Korea (1999-2004).

He holds a degree in International Relations from UNAM; a Master's Degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Mexico and an M.A. in European Studies from the Ortega y Gasset Institute in Spain. He has attended various graduate courses in public administration, strategic scenarios; Border administration at COLEF; ITAM and UDLA-Puebla. His most recent publication is "Opportunities for Linking with Mexican Youth in the United States", in the Mexican Journal of Foreign Policy, May-August 2016, Matías Romero Institute-Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Rotary International Council on Resolution Results

17R-01
To request the RI Board to consider recommending that each club have a strategic planning committee
AdoptedYes: 295No: 195

17R-02
To request the RI Board to consider recommending that all club meetings begin with The Four-Way Test
RejectedYes: 167No: 320

17R-03
To request the RI Board to consider requiring a minimum of 20 members in each club
RejectedYes: 103No: 388

17R-04
To request the RI Board to consider retaining original membership information for returning members
AdoptedYes: 331No: 152

17R-05
To request the RI Board to consider that terminated clubs secure endorsement from the district
AdoptedYes: 317No: 166

17R-06
To request the RI Board to consider researching the impact of club flexibility AdoptedYes: 341No: 146

17R-07
To request the RI Board to consider releasing information on the pilot programs AdoptedYes: 396No: 93

17R-08
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council to create regional Rotary club constitutions
RejectedYes: 94No: 388

17R-09
To request the RI Board to consider establishing a regional decision-making body in Japan
RejectedYes: 64No: 411
17R-10
To request the RI Board to consider reaffirming the Object of Rotary AdoptedYes: 280No: 204

17R-11
To request the RI Board to consider adding a fifth part to The Four-Way Test RejectedYes: 70No: 415

17R-12
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council adding core values and mission of Rotary
AdoptedYes: 250No: 235

17R-13
To request the RI Board to consider emphasizing the sequence of the five core values
RejectedYes: 224No: 264

17R-14
To request the RI Board to consider clarifying the relationships between Rotary’s guiding principles
RejectedYes: 223No: 263

17R-15
To request the RI Board to consider defining “service” RejectedYes: 208No: 275

17R-16
To request the RI Board to consider supporting ecologically-sustainable initiatives
AdoptedYes: 279No: 208

17R-17
To request the Trustees to consider adding sustainable development and environmental protection as an area of focusView detailed resolution (PDF)
AdoptedYes: 247No: 235

17R-18
To request the RI Board to consider recognizing EarlyAct clubs
RejectedYes: 221No: 262

17R-19
To request the RI Board to consider officially recognizing Rotary Kids RejectedYes: 200No: 281

17R-20
To request the RI Board to consider raising the Rotaract age limit to 35 RejectedYes: 209No: 275

17R-21
To request the RI Board to consider revising the Rotaract club certification form AdoptedYes: 281No: 194

17R-22
To request the RI Board to consider designating a Magazine Month RejectedYes: 163No: 319

17R-23
To request the Trustees to consider including a water project application template in the global grant application
AdoptedYes: 308No: 182

17R-24
To request the Trustees to consider allowing arts and culture global grants RejectedYes: 172No: 312
17R-25
To request the Trustees to consider securing a status report before sending club donationsV
RejectedYes: 226No: 258

17R-26
To request the RI Board to consider restoring the Manual of Procedure white pages
RejectedYes: 234No: 249

17R-27
To request the RI Board to consider amending the Recommended Club Bylaws to eliminate club fees
RejectedYes: 93No: 392

17R-28
To request the RI Board to consider publishing a record of the deliberations of the CouncilV
RejectedYes: 230No: 258

17R-29
To request the RI Board to consider disclosing its deliberative process on enactments that are referred to the RI Board
AdoptedYes: 284No: 196

17R-30
To request the RI Board to consider sending the five-year financial forecast prior to the Council
AdoptedYes: 425No: 58

17R-31
To request the RI Board to consider not increasing Rotary’s per capita dues at the 2019 Council
AdoptedYes: 300No: 189

17R-32
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council to provide for variable dues by country
RejectedYes: 143No: 343

17R-33
To request the RI Board to consider basing future budgets on a scenario of reducing RI dues to US$50
RejectedYes: 135No: 349

17R-34
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council to decrease RI per capita dues for RotaractorsView detailed resolution (PDF)
RejectedYes: 235No: 251

17R-35
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council to revise the governance structure
RejectedYes: 232No: 241

17R-36
To request the RI Board to consider adding editorial marks to updated versions of the Rotary Code of Policies 
AdoptedYes: 309No: 179

17R-37
To request the RI Board to consider publishing the annual presidential theme in Hindi
AdoptedYes: 305No: 175

17R-38
To request the RI Board to consider training Council representatives on how to use voting equipmentV
AdoptedYes: 340No: 144