Fiesta’s Krishnan named Rotarian of the Year for 2020

Posted on Jan 13 2021

Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan’s Food and Beverage director Das Krishnan is named “Rotarian of the Year” during yesterday’s Saipan Rotary Club lunch meeting at the Hyatt Regency Saipan Ballroom. (NEIL FAMA)

Das Krishnan, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan’s Food & Beverage director, is the 2020 Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Saipan.

Krishnan was first named Rotarian of the Year for 2020 last June 30, 2020, when the club inducted its new officers and was honored again with the recognition yesterday.

According to Krishnan, it was double past president and charter member David “Uncle Dave” M. Sablan who inspired him to join the club. “I took his advice and I joined and Uncle Dave was [my] sponsor,” said Krishnan.

When asked how he manages to be involved in the community while managing the F&B department of the Fiesta Resort, Krishnan said his passion for working with people is what makes him find the time to do what he does.

“I relax and I meet a lot of people. I try to do things that are comfortable for me,” said Krishnan, adding that he enjoys doing anything that allows him to participate in activities that involve interaction.

According to Krishnan, he was assigned during his first year with the Rotary Club of Saipan as director of the Rotary Foundation, which meant he led the Paul Harris recognition and Rotary Club’s golf tournament. The Paul Harris recognition is for individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.

Krishnan assured that he still has a lot of energy that makes him want to keep participating in community events for the club until he “runs out of energy.”

The “Rotarian of the Year” is a member who exhibits “Service Above Self” in their daily activities and who promotes Rotary by their actions and involvements. This may be accomplished through one major activity in club service, in multiple activities, or by serving on several committees.

Justine Nauta | Correspondent
Justine Nauta is Saipan Tribune's community and health reporter and has covered a wide range of news beats, including the Northern Marianas College and Commonwealth Health Care Corp. She's currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services at NMC.
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