MABALACAT CITY -- A past president of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat was elected chairperson of the Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI), an official fellowship of the Rotary International.
Gloria “Glo” Nethercutt will assume the International ROTI Chair for 2015-17 on July 1.
ROTI is an online RI Fellowship with nearly 2,000 members in over 100 countries.
Election Committee Steve Sokol, Chairman in the USA, and ROTI Chair Sunil K. Zachariah of India declared Nethercutt new ROTI chair.
She is from the Rotary Club of Mabalacat, District 3790, one of the 34,000 Rotary clubs in the world.
Previous ROTI International chairmen came from India, Mexico, US (two), Australia, Canada, and the Philippines since its inception in 1997.
Nethercutt’s profile includes BS in Civil and BS in Chemical Engineering with 13 years in construction business as building contractor, urban planner and designer; and 10 years in export-manufacturing.
She is also a licensed real estate broker and presently also consulting officer. Nethercutt’s special fields are in computer graphics, web designing, bioreactor composting, waste management, and business organization.
She is a Rotary Major Donor, Past President of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat, serving her third term as District Grants Chair, secondterm as Governor’s representative to the Philippine Rotary Magazine, and second term as editor for the Governor’s monthly newsletter.
Nethercutt attended six Rotary International Conventions in three countries. She assisted in chartering four Rotary clubs and received 30 District awards for her efforts.
As ROTI International Chair for 2015-17 she said “attention will be directed to two tenets found in our website.”
The mission of ROTI is to apply modern information technology to enhance Rotary service, fellowship and knowledge, and to use Internet communications to further world understanding and peace.
She continued in the same document by saying “if it isn't broke, don't fix it."
Nethercutt said her first task is to organize a staff of Rotarians to be her representative on six continents.
This will help provide ROTI with the varying leadership techniques needed throughout the world, she said.
“With five months to go before my term begins on July 1, I have a lot of planning and organization to do and will rely heavily on my Board of Directors for assistance,” she said.