Monday, June 26, 2017

RY 2016-2017 LOGO

RI President John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Ian H.S. Riseley
President 2017-18
Rotary Club of Sandringham
Victoria, Australia
Ian H.S. Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations. His firm specializes in income tax and management advice for individuals and small businesses. He has a master’s degree in taxation law and graduate diplomas in accounting and income tax.
Riseley has been a member of the boards of both a private and a public school, a member of the Community Advisory Group for the City of Sandringham, and involved in Sea Scouts and sporting groups, as well as honorary auditor or adviser for a number of charitable organizations.
Riseley’s honors include the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in recognition of his work in East Timor, the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian community, the Distinguished Service Award and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.
A Rotarian since 1978, Riseley has served as treasurer, director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees.
He and his wife, Juliet, a past district governor, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation. They live on seven hectares at Moorooduc, where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. They have two children and four grandchildren. 


RY 2017-2018 Theme

D3850 Governor Jundad Legislador, RY 2017-2018

Club President Melrose "MEGS" S. Lunn, RY 2017-2018

INDUCTION RY 2017-2018

Monday, May 22, 2017


Finally, the eight teachers from the different TECH-VOC schools in Capiz have graduated just recently from their 30-day training on Automotive Servicing Course at Hunnan Vocational Training Center, South Korea. The new Vocational Training Team (VTT) graduates are: Rodelio Animay , Pelagio Loria, Jr of Dumalag Central NHS; Edcor Diaz from Panitan NHS, Julius Japsay of Vicente Andaya NHS, Eric Lorenzo from.Milibili NHS, Jojie Vasquez , Albert Elizares and Rodney Floro from RCSPC.
Their exposure in South Korea, one of the leading car manufacturing countries in the world, will eventually helped them in all aspects of automotive specialization. It is more significant to the team because of the K-12 program of the Department of Education in the Philippines and guided by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The grant was approved seeking to upgrade the skill level of automotive servicing trainers/instructors in the three technical-vocational high schools in the province of Capiz, namely, Roxas City School for Philippine Craftsmen (RCSPC), Cong. Ramon A. Arnaldo High School (CRAASHS), and Dumalag Central National High School (DCNHS). With better upgrade and better training, now they are ready to train the three senior high schools. We are looking forward to their employability, equipped with excellent skills and with global competitiveness in the field of automotive. The focus of the project is economic instability, specifically to alleviate poverty towards community development. Once they gain employment, they are assured of better pay off in exchange of higher level of expertise. 

Currently, enhacing your skills is considerably attractive to the labor market of which the need for more skilled workers are in demand here and abroad, so long as your academic education is completed.

The GG is in partnership with Rotarians from Korea District 3690, in cooperation with D3710 of which Hunan Vocational Training Center is located.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


They are college students whom in their young age know already what servant leadership is. In order for them to learn and grow, they open their minds and hearts to welcome new things on how to keep them busy, make them responsible individual in the society and how to make a difference even at their own limited time and capacity, while maintaining their image as a normal college student. They know how to have fun in between their busy schedules, plus their ideas and energy are contagious.
Meet the HERCOR College Rotaract Club of the Rotary Club of Roxas, the busy buddies during the hosting of the recent joint DISTAS for RY 2017-2018 and welcoming more or less a hundred fellow student leaders and Rotary leaders of D3850 in Panay Island. They are our future responsible leaders. The future is them. 
What keeps them busy? It spellsR O T A R A C T.
ROTARACT is an international program for young men and women ages 18 to 30 who believe that they can make a difference. These provide them opportunities as young adults to welcome new knowledge and train their present skills to be more effective young leaders and in turn make them a better person. This is a holistic organization where they are tested not just on their mental and physical capacity, but as well their social capacity thru community service. Likewise, the aim of the program is to promote goodwill, friendship, service and better relations with their fellow young adults on a global framework.
The HERCOR Rotaract Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Roxas, D3850. It is a program of Rotary International, a worldwide community of committed young leaders gathered together to promote peace in the society. The Rotaract clubs work under the supervision and guidance of their respective local Rotary clubs. 
There are more or less 1.2M members and at least 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide (RI).
RotarAct comes from a combination of the words “Rotary” and “Action”. To date, there are more or less 184,000 members in more than 8,000 Rotaract Clubs around the world (RI).
Recenty, our HERO won the most number of coveted awards during the last district conference held in Iloilo City.

HERCOR COLLEGE Rotaract Club of Rotary Club of Roxas, D3850 list of awards:
Most Outstanding Club in Community Service – Bronze
Most Outstanding Club in Club Service- Bronze
Most Outstanding Club in Professional Service –Bronze
Most Outstanding Club in International Service – Silver
Biggest Delegation in Procon 2017
Biggest Delegation in Discon 2017
Outstanding President – Meriel Dolorico
District Rotaract Representative Citation for Meriel as All Star President

District Rotaract Representative Citation for Rtn. Mark Durana as All Star Adviser

The Rotaract clubs like the Rotary clubs also conduct regular meetings, with speakers and with the guidance of one Rotary member that serves as their adviser. They are called Rotaractors.
One of the many activities and goals of a Rotaract club is into community service mostly during weekends, they collaborate with the Rotary club during service project work, they lighten the burden during social events by serving as the welcome committee and also conduct professional and leadership development workshops, to name a few. They are required to only do projects twice a year, one in the school community and one to partner with any international service project here or abroad. However, there are no limits of doing service projects so long and as long as they can afford to spare their time to it. They have their own elected officers and they are also invited to attend any of the Rotary sponsored conferences, trainings and special events. These help the club or organization strengthens their memberships and develops a lasting friendship.
In the Philippines, there are more less 500 established Rotaract clubs from the 12 districts of the country. They play a vital role in nation building. They also practice the Rotary’s motto: Service Above Self. 
(Photos from PN Cris Hernadez-Syching/HERCOR)

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Incoming D3850 Governer Jundad Legislador

May 6, 2017 --- Rotaractors and Interactors from Antique, Aklan, Iloilo, Capiz and Negros came together for their District Training Assembly held in Hercor College Main Campus, Roxas City, Capiz.  This was the first DISTAS to be held in Capiz and it was made possible with the leadership of the Rotary Club of Roxas and the Hercor College Rotaract Club a.k.a HeRo Club.

PDG Mark Anthony Ortiz
            Incoming Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers were welcomed warmly and the event promptly started.  It was heartwarming to also welcome Rotarians who came to chaperone their youths to the event.  At the helm were DRR Dennis Pedrosa, DRRE Ron Villanueva and DRAR Elyrose Naorbe.  The forum was privileged to hear inspiring words of change and wisdom from Incoming Governor Jundad Legislador, Past District Governor Mark Anthony Ortiz and Past President and RAC Mentor PP Chris Sorongon.

            This year, the officers were once again briefed on the history of Rotary, Rotaract, Interact and how we are all molded together with a bond that has ignited much change and will continue to be so.  Emphasis on Public Image and the influencing role it plays in our society and community today.  Branding must also be established and easily adaptable to the change that has come in order for us to indeed pursue the change we set out in motion.
New Generations Mentor - PP Chris Sorongon

            With much vigor and inspiration, it is indeed the time to make a difference and to do so greatly.

            “May our happiness increase with our usefulness.  What Rotary will be one hundred years hence, none living can imagine.” – Paul Harris

(Details and Photos from PN Cris Hernandez-Syching/HERCOR College and Rotaractor Elyrose)

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Stronger Rotaract-Interact for RY 2017-2018

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Molding future leaders with character and Service Above Self.
Rotaract District 3850 will have a Joint Rotaract-Interact District Training Assembly for Clubs from Iloilo, Guimaras, Antique, Aklan, and Capiz on May 6, 2017 in Roxas City, Capiz.
A Series of plenary sessions including leadership training and fellowship will kick-off in the one day event starting 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hercor College Function Room.

Details from PN Cris


The eight teachers from different Tech-Voc schools in Capiz have already started their 30-day training on Automotive Servicing Course in Technical-Vocational Schools in the province of  Capiz in Hunnan Vocational Training Center, South Korea.
The training is being sponsored by the Rotary Foundation thru GG1752036 approved recently by the Rotary Foundation and was facilitated by the Rotary Club of Roxas , District 3850.
The members of the Vocational Training Team from Capiz are Rodelio Animay , Pelagio Loria, Jr of Dumalag Central NHS; Edcor Diaz from Panitan NHS, Julius Japsay of Vicente Andaya NHS, Eric Lorenzo from.Milibili NHS, Jojie Vasquez , Albert Elizares and Rodney Floro from RCSPC.(Details from DIJJ Capiz and photos by Teacher Rodney Floro)

Rotary VTT Team presentation of official delegates to South Korea during RC Roxas regular meeting at the Rotary Center, Roxas City, Capiz.

Special send off with PDG Mark Anthony Ortiz. 

Welcome to Korea Rotary Team VTT from Capiz, Philippines

With Interpreter Kim Kang-Min, the Team Leader Ji Min and our teacher Lee won cheong

Delivery of more TECHVOC Equipment (GG14222122)

Mrs. Belinda C. Denesado of RCSPC Cookery Teacher received additional 3 units condura freezers, 3 units La germania stoves  and more items from Rotary Club of Roxas. 

Delivery of cookery equipment, aircon, and electric supplies for Roxas City School for Philippine Craftsmen. (Details from AG Mark Renier Catahay/Zone 4, D3850)

RI D3850 MOU with Korea RI District 3590

April 27, 2017. A fruitful meeting with Rotarians from District 3590, Korea led by DGE Hack-Su Shim, highlighted by the signing of the Memorandum Of Understanding between District 3850 and District 3590. (Details from PDG Mark Ortiz/D3850)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Korea District 3590 donated Looms to Tumandoks of Capiz

Rotarians from RI District 3590 (Korea) headed by DG Sang-Rai Lee and members of the Rotary Club of Roxas - D3850 and HERCOR Rotaract Club of Roxas with PDG Mark Ortiz conducted a clothing, school bags distribution and Loom turn-over to the 'tumandoks' or IPs in Brgy Agbun-od, Jaena Sur and San Juan, Jamindan, Capiz.
Mayor Mac Arthur Valdemar of Jamindan was also present during the event.
The ten weaving looms worth P100,000 will be used to revitalize the local or indigenous textile production of the Panay Bukidnon or the " tumandoks' of the three identified barangays in Jamindan.
(Details from DIJJ Capiz)