Friends of Mindanao Newsflash

> Social Hour
> Clothes for the flood victims
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Here’s is a Quickie
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Friends of Mindanao Newsflash
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Each 2n4 and 4th Wednesday we are holding a social hour commencing at 7:00pm.
The next one is this week on this Wednesday the 28th at 8610 in Tionko Street. This is by the Central Bank.
It is informal. Nothing specially organized. Just a time to meet and socialize with foreigners.


Last week we had 12 people there to farewell Paul J. It was a splendid time.
:::> Flood Victims clothing
This is the last call for clothing for the flood victims in Manila. Vienna is going to bundle them up and ship them to Manila free of charge for us..
:::> Next meeting
Next meeting is on November 4th at the new venue listed below.
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New Venue
La Priscane Restaurant is off Veloso’s Street,
which goes from behind Victoria Plaza through to
Dacudao Street.
Halfway along Veloso’s Street is the entrance to Palm Village. Enter into Palm Village. 25 meters along, the road divides into a Y. Take the left fork in the road, 50 meters along, on the Right hand side, is the entrance to the restaurant.
There is plenty of parking.
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Friends and Spouses are most welcome at our coffee and chat meetings. We would be thrilled for you to bring a guest along. Make it this week.

Friends of Mindanao meet every 1st & 3rd Wednesday

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Some more pictures of our trip to the Castle of Tansley

Antiques

Christmas in Davao


Bruce Linder has a great article on his website about Christmas here.

If you are not in the Philippines, you will ask what I am talking about. It is only early October and in America you are just starting to plan for Halloween. Then there comes Thanksgiving and then finally Christmas.



In the Philippines September starts the Ber season. That is because the all the month’s end in Ber and that is what marks the coming Holiday season of Christmas. The stores are already displaying and selling Christmas decorations and you will hear the holiday music.

Soon the houses will be lit up with Christmas lights, Christmas trees will be set up and their decorations will be everywhere. But this is not the only signs of the upcoming holiday season.

Full article

Do you complicate your goals?



There are several books that have come out in the last year all saying the same thing; most of us complicate our process of setting goals. In the book “How come that idiots rich and I am not”, the author highlights how he complicated his goal setting process by having too many goals and therefore slowing down the opportunity to achieve the major desires in life.

The biggest individual asset we all have is our talents. Yet few of us use these in a meaningful way that could enable us to be more valuable in the market place.

So how can we change this?

The first thing to do is to decide on just one major goal that is exciting and motivational to you. Along side this goal, set two secondary goals that are really meaningful, but may not be so exciting just now.

For the major goal you would work on doing one thing to move towards the accomplishment of the goal every day. This becomes your focus. It may be just obtaining information, or it could be a significant action step, but the secret is to work on one goal and to undertake an action step each day. By focusing on one goal you build more success indicators in the mind. You are achieving the goal at a quicker pace.

To ensure that you keep life in focus we recommend that you establish 10 values that are dear to you. Write down these 10 values. These could be things like integrity, family, honesty, health, God, and so on. Then put the amount of time that you spend each week working on each value. Once this is complete ask yourself, “Are your values in alignment”?

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values, you now can move with better focus. When you are well on the way to achieving your major goal, one of the secondary goals becomes be the next major goal that you develop.

Wednesday Oct 21



We have a new venue. On Wednesday there is an interesting speaker who coached world champions. Hear about some stunning plans for the next social event in November

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In this issue

> Speaker for Wednesday Oct 21

> Flood Victims Appeal

> News Update

> Xmas Project

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> Meeting on Wednesday Oct 21st

It is not every day you hear from a coach of 2 world champions. John Weckler has been a professional swimming coach. In recent times his efforts have been on developing good health for the older person. Got be good news for all of us.

> New Venue

This week we are at the same venue we transferred to at the last meeting. Coffee Shop #51 is now closed. The large crowd that was there at the last meeting thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. You can stay on for lunch or have breakfast if you wish. Address is below

>. Flood Victims Appeal

Tim Walker is doing a brilliant job in collecting clothes for the flood victims in Luzon. You can bring used clothing along to Wednesday’s meeting. If you don’t have clothing and want to contribute, toothpaste, soap, household cleaning ingredients are in large demand. Many thanks.

> News

We received an email from Chris K who is back in Hawaii for an operation on his cancerous throat. He is in chemo now. Chris is in good spirits and sends his best wishes to all. John G is back from the UK.

> Things to look out for?

* Regular monthly fishing trip

* 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s happy drink

* An amazing thanksgiving dinner

* Look out for the raffle.

Last weeks pot was over p 300.00


> Xmas Project

This week we will have a discussion on three options to give the underprivileged in Davao a Xmas wish.

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Note! New Venue;

La Priscane Restaurant is off Veloso’s Street, which goes from behind Victoria Plaza through to Dacudao Street.

Halfway along Veloso’s Street, is the entrance to Palm Village. Enter into Palm Village. 25 meters along the road divides into a Y. Take the left fork in the road, 50 meters along, on the right hand side, is the entrance to the restaurant. There is plenty of parking. 9: 00 am start. Dress is casual.

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Friends and Spouses are most welcome at our coffee and chat meetings. We would be thrilled for you to bring a guest along. Make it this week.

We start at 9:00 am through to 11:00 am

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Friends of Mindanao meet every 1st & 3rd Wednesday


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HELP FOR POLIO PHILIPPINES

As vice chairman for public relations of the Rotary Club of East Davao, and as event chairman, I like to invite all (classical) music lovers to a concert on the 5th of December 2009 at the CAP auditorium in Davao City.

Among many others, the Rotary Club of East Davao realizes the urgency of totally eradicating this disease as soon as possible. We have decided to embark on a fund raising event that will accept contributions to this noble endeavor.

The outstanding Four Dabawenya Pianists Mila Jocson, Daphne Jocson, Ma. Luisa Montero and Evelyn Abellera Magno will play music for you'll remember or you remembered already. Chopin, Mozart? Yes, but how about Deep Purple or a wonderful Philippine Telenovela Medley?

Tickets are available now! If you wish to purchase a ticket worth 1,000 Pesos, you'll be entitled for an additional cocktail dinner at the casino at the Grand Regal Hotel. And another surprise is waiting for you!

If you interested to experience an enchanting evening, please free to contact me (doringklaus@gmail.com) or Rotary Club of East Davao's working secretary Sheila, Ecotrans Office, No. 16 Amazon Street, Riverview Village, Bacaca Road, Davao City, cellphone 0920-9534196 or email address rotaryeastdavao@yahoo.com.

See you there? For sure!

New Venue for the next meeting

~ Fishing Trip
~ Clothing
~ New Venue for the next meeting

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Here is a Quickie
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At the last meeting Paul S mentioned a fishing trip.
Here are the details from Paul

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I am going fishing early on Saturday with Richard Tansley
we have 2 spare places for anyone that wants to go.
Transport will leave Matina around 7.30 am. We normally
finish until around 3pm .

They will have to pay there own expenses which is around
50 pesos for bait, entrance is about 100 pesos plus any
fish they take home about 120 pesos a kilo plus buy there
own food and drinks, so can you send out an email to
everyone and ask them to text me on my mobile number
0927-506-9809

I will take the first two that reply
Regards
Paul Salvidge
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Clothing for the Flood Victims

We are collecting used clothing for the flood relief victims
Contact Tim on 0908-664-9156 and he will come and pick
the clothes up

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Next Meeting

Is on Oct 21st

It will be at a NEW Venue.
La Pisane in Palm Village
Speaker is John Weckler

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How passionate are you?





How passionate are you?

Most people are starters, not finishers

As a SME the passion you have for your business and vision can make the BIG difference over your competitors.

Enthusiasm is catchy. We have heard that before but it is also easy to forget, especially when there are challenges that we face.

Being enthusiastic and making sure that you finish what your organization starts, is a might formula.

We have more on our podcast about this topic. We have sent you six (6) steps over the last few weeks.

This is the final step. If you have listened to the previous recording then we encourage you to make the time and think about what we are saying. It works. It is not flashy, but results focused.

Ø Go to our pod-cast and listen to more information http://apovisions.blogspot.com

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Listen to the stimulating 4 minute recording. You can listen to the previous 6 tips just by pressing this link. Just click here >> http://apovisions.blogspot.com

Go ahead now and press the link. You will be pleased you did.

To get the full list of the 7 Challenges and what to do, open your email and type in the address apovisions@gmail.com Put in the subject banner Challenges for SME’s.

It is that simple. (We are showing you one of the principles for a small/mid size business; you don’t need all the bells and whistles to crack your market.)

We want to send you the 7 Challenges Facing SME's and some simple solutions. Take action now, e-mail us on apovisionsdavao@gmail.com

* Step 7, the final step of the 7 challenges is included below

Step #7

Being passionate about what you do?

I bet when you started your business you where excited and passionate about your enterprise. All too often we loose this enthusiasm as we become more immersed in the business and its expansion and challenges.

You can’t beat passion. In most cases it overrules skills. It is contagious to the staff and your customers too. People love to meet passionate and enthusiastic business people.

Ask yourself what is your why?

Why did you start the business? What was and now is your vision. How is this delivered to your clients and your family (investors)? How is your product and service filling the needs of your clients?

When you know the answers to these questions, go to the market with genuine enthusiasm and tell the world (shout if necessary). You can do this in the printed material as well as the spoken word.

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When you have received the 7 Challenges Tips Sheet we are offering you a FREE 20 minute local phone call evaluation (or for out of town, a Skype online call) on how your business can capture new horizons in the current market.

We will email you a checklist to help you on the way. You will agree that this is an exceptional BONUS offer. So email us now for the file tip sheet. apovisions@gmail.com

Yours in achieving a better than good day!

Ian and John

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Wishing you a better than good day
Great times

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wonderful meeting



We had a large and wonderful meeting yesterday
More about that in a few days



Tim Walker has undertaken to collect old or used clothing
for the flood victims in Luzon.

Tims generosity is that he will collect any clothing that you
have, by coming to your place and picking up the clothing
you have and take them to the drop off venue.

We will run this for two weeks.

You can contact Tim to arrange a pickup, or you may have a
place that you can leave them that Tim can get too.

Tim's number is 0908 664 9156

I know that you will be generous in your giving to this cause.

Yesterday we gave p2600.00 to the flood relief from our raffle money.
Thank you for your support
Many blessing to all.

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John is coming


John Grant is saying goodbye to his friends in the UK and will be back in Davao very soon.

tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy

Like many other expats trying to help the vistims of the typhoon, Bruce Linder has done an article on his website.

Click here for the full article and how to donate via ABS CBN.

ARTICLE

A week ago the Manila and Luzon was hit by the worst storm in over 40 years. As we all have seen on the news, tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy) caused major floods and a major loss of home, and life. A week later, Super Typhoon Pepeng (Parma) hit northern Luzon with winds over 108 miles per hour when it made landfall.

Meeting is this Wednesday!!


I think the subject matter of fishing will be just want Richard wants to hear!

Being involved



Part of the purpose of living in a new country is to fit in and help and learn.

I see from these pictures that Paul and Grace are really now hands on.

Well done guys.

sustainable fishing sites


Learn about one of the only sustainable fishing sites in the world.

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In this Friends of Mindanao newsletter

> Salmon fishing in Alaska

> Our Meeting on Oct 21

> Thanks Giving

> Interesting News

> Xmas Project

> Flood relief

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What a terrific trip we had island hoping. 30 people join the boat. We had three stops; two were for snorkeling and one for lunch and a swim. It was a very pleasant time.

> Salmon fishing in Alaska

Wednesday meeting on Oct 7th, our speaker is Louis Tamasi, who is going to give us his insight to the sustainable fishing resources in Alaska. Louis has had first hand experience working in a large cannery and is going to talk about the sustainable management of salmon fishing.

Good meeting to bring your guests along to.

> Our Meeting on Oct 21

We will be having a speaker.

> Thanks Giving

We are looking for a co-coordinator to run a breakfast meeting to celebrate thanksgiving. This will be on Nov 18th.

> Interesting News

Paul F is in New Zealand until the end of Oct. Keep in your prayers Chris K who has gone to Hawaii for an serious operation on his throat. He has stage 4 cancer of the throat. John G is still in the UK. Paul J father has made good progress with his health. Derek D will be back fromScotland this month.

> Xmas Project

There are two ideas that have gained a bit of support. We will talk about these on Wednesday..

> Flood Relief

The money in our kitty, plus the profit from the raffle on Wednesday, will go to the flood relief program.

> Our Champions

Thanks a million to the Jud’s for organizing such a wonderful island cruise. We appreciate the work you did to make this an outstanding day.

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You will find us at Coffee Shop # 51

This is right next to Metro-bank and Buffet

Palace. It’s in Victoria Car Park Compound

We commence our meeting at 9:00 am

with a coffee and chat. This is a vital part

of the FOM meeting. 9:00am - 11:00 am

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Friends and Spouses are most welcome at our

coffee and chat meetings. We would be thrilled

for you to bring a guest along. Make it this week.

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Go to our E-Magazine. View the photos of recent events and the details of our previous newsletters. http://friendsofmindanao.blogspot.com

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Friends of Mindanao meet every 1st & 3rd Wednesday

Message from Klaus Doring

Solitariness - longing for quietness?

I am an expat living in the Philippines since 1999 for good. I have never been travelling back to my home country Germany ever. I met a lot of other expats, who tried to drive away the culture shock, which hit everyone of us.

Besides being friends with a lot of Filipinos and only a handful of other expats I learned, that there is a kind of solitariness or loneliness, which we feel almost as relief. We are to sort out ourselves. And, we possibly sort out those people whom we have rejected or overlooked or failed to notice by hiding ourselves behind unnecessary excuses. Or vice versus...!

Maybe, we feel during this period something growing inside us, something that makes it easier for our fellow creatures around us to come (again0 in contact with us. In China I did learn this many years ago: "If I carry a green twig inside my heart, a song bird surely shall sit on it!"

A new beginning, a new view, a new attentiveness - good. I experienced that many times while living in the Philippines. I experienced it with other fellow expats and Filipinos. We need each other, no matter in which part of the world we are living. Many doors can't be opened easy or seem to be closed forever. So far so good! One door is being closed - many others open suddenly and automatically. That's life!

The French Antonoine de Saint-Exupery described it like this: "If you invite a limp friend, don't ask him or her to dance!"

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