Tuesday, March 14, 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.”





DISCON 2017 PLENARY TOPICS


ROTARY FOR PEACE

“Why are we here? A soldier swore to three things: to protect the Filipino people, to protect the territory of our country and to preserve the Constitutions. Never use the Army to be the enemy of the people. Our Special Forces Motto: DE OPRESSO LIBER – “To liberate the Oppressed”. From Guns to Books is just one of our projects with The Yakans and MNLF community. Soldiers go to them not to make war but to bring books, papers, pencils, etc. It is all about trust. They need more help. We are not to be afraid. We just need to communicate and understand what they really need. We are proud to transform them from fighters to farmers. Yakans and MNLF children make friends with soldiers and Rotary Club of Basilan. There is war because we don’t care to talk. These people are not lazy, they just need to be teach and give them a chance to show their skills. Tausog, etc now planting in the farm, we provided them with machineries. Last March 2016, we have harvested rice, etc. Now they are on the 3rd cropping. They said, “Thank you for now we are earning, we can send our kids to school, help our families, etc. We are not going to be terrorists anymore.” We bring Education – we bridge peace thru education to transform lives. They are overrated with prejudice that they are bad people. They are not our enemies (Yakans, MNLF). We have a flag worth living for and a flag worth dying for. As soldier, we fight to help communities; we fight because we love the people behind us. We fight to preserve something than our own lives.” Speaker is 1st LT Ron Villarosa, Jr. , Public Affairs Officer, Special Forces Airborne, 4th Special Forces Battalion (Riverine), Brgy Cabunbata, Isabela City, Basilan./ March 10, 2017 @ Grand Xing Imperial, Iloilo City

RI PRES REPRESENTATIVE'S REACTION...

"They all talked about sustainability, outcomes, assessment, being collaborative, doing good, strategic planning, vision, contributing something to this world and solving problems thru peace. They talked about thinking-outside- the-box, building personal trust, relationships, being protectors, empowerment, partnership and coming out. Major passion is about transforming communities. A strong Rotary Club makes us strong communities. Strong communities makes us stronger in the future for doing good in our world. And everyone of this passion can be link to Rotary. Use your passion to do good in this world and transform communities."- RI Pres Rep Frances Milberg of D6900, Florida, USA. (Reaction) March 10, 2017 @ Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City.

PLENARY TOPICS

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE...

"Have a clear ‘social mission’. Bring in most or all of its income; check if it will make a difference, improve the communities, changing lives of people or the environment. As Bill Dayton of Ashoka Founder said, “Social entrepreneurs are not contented to just to give a fish, or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry”. Making money is no fun. Contributing and changing the world is more fun.” Topic: Social Entreprise. Speaker - ANGEL DE LEON, JR – Chairman, Board of Trustees Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc./DISCON 2017, March 10, 2017 @ Grand Xing Imperial, Iloilo City

UMWAD JOURNEY.....

“The UMWAD journey. It is a project out of GG scholarship (2014). Umwad – progress – a 5 year inter-agency development program aimed at reducing extreme poverty in Brgy Baybay Norte, a coastal village in Miagao, lloilo City, Philippines. Umwad Timeline from 2014 – 2017. We go to the community finding the problem and the issues with them, and not telling them what the problems are. We did data assessment and analysis, collection and work on the plan. Umwad was realized because of the support of Rotary and can only be sustained with the support of Rotary. Umwad is Rotary project. It is your project. (Rotary International, University of Arizona, LGU and the community – the four leg pillars to make this project happened). Understand it. Own it. Campaign it. It is a concept of a community. We had synergy. We help more than 100 families gain alternative source of income, improve quality of living for the poorest, send 10 college students to university, assist 50 K-12 kids in the primary education and work on another Global Grant scholar who will help sustain the project. We want to improve the quality of their living in the next 5 years. Let us sustain this investment.” – Speaker - MONA LISA P. TEVES - UMWAD BABAY NORTE 2022 (Rotary International Global Grant Scholar $45,000), Masters in Development Practice, Graduated December 2016, University of Atlanta, Tucson, Atlanta, USA (Rotary Club of Miag-ao)/DISCON 2017, March 10, 2017 @ Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City.

FAMILY SERVING HUMANITY

“The challenges affecting our family like digital technology, drugs/alcohol, peer pressure/teen pregnancy, degradation of moral values, materialism, single parenting, etc. We are leading with millenials and this is a digital age, this is reality. Let us know who to deal with them and not lead them to teen depression because we pressure them (i.e. to become 1st honor, etc); As parents, we have also ‘MAL Parenting’ like misbehavior (what adult do they follow, etc); absenteeism (parents who are also present but not emotionally involve); lack of parenting (skills and knowledge) – gap between dad and son, mother and daughter of both; The greatest thing that a parent can do for their children is to love and respect his/her spouse (remember your marriage vow); nurture your marriage with priority like bringing back the courtship day, express love and affection, make time, go out on a ‘dates’ and communicate effectively. Parenting is a vocation, duty, challenge and a never ending process. Strengthen it with knowing, understanding, respect, and accept your child as he/she is. Know your child/children, keep in touch with empathy, impose discipline by explaining the house rules (according to age), make time, create and enjoy intimate moments, build memories, do things together and remember the memories. More importantly, put spiritual dimension into your family. Pray together as family, put conscience (what is right and wrong), teach virtues (prudence, temperance, concern for others, patience); influence the Rotary core values (service to others, integrity and leadership).” Topic: FAMILY SERVING HUMANITY: “THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN UPLIFTING THE LIVES OF THE MARGINALIZED” – speaker – Mr. Tiburcio and Mrs Evangeline Evalle (EduChild Foundation). Discon 2017/March 10, 2017 @ Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City

Monday, March 13, 2017

OUR HERO

Back-to-back with the District Convention was also the Rotaract Annual Convention last March 11, 2017 at the Grand Tower Hotel, Iloilo City. Like their mother club, the Rotary Club of Roxas City, the Hercor College Rotaract Club also garnered the following well-deserved awards, too.

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

Rotaract clubs are the young leaders ages from 18-30. They also are joined together to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through doing service and doing good in the world. Rotarians and Rotaractors work side by side to take action by service above self. These two are a global movement that develops innovative solutions to the world’s pressing challenges.


Rotarians around the world thru Rotary International continue to make a difference in the world thru serving humanity.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

RC ROXAS THE MOST AWARDED DURING DISCON 2017


This year’s theme is Rotary Serving Humanity. Indeed, the members who are seasoned team player and is united by one goal – humanity first before self, made it to the following awards for Small Club Category:

Outstanding President – Jocelyn Mosquete
Most Outstanding Club Secretary – Kathleen Arce
Most Outstanding Club
Best Vocational Service Project
Best Photo
Best International Service Project
Best Community Service Project in Economic and Community Development
Most Outstanding in Club Service
Most Outstanding in New Generations/Youth Service
Best Vocational Service Project
Gold – for achieving 6 out of 6 categories of the RIPC
100% Club Giving to The Rotary Foundation (RY 2016-2017)
100% Foundation Giving Club US100 Per Capita and 100% Participation (RY 2016-2017)
Attained Five-Year High in Total Club Giving to The Rotary Foundation (RY 2016-2017)



Outstanding Pres Jocelyn Mosquete and the
Most Outstanding Secretary Kathleen Arce














THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AWARDS





PETS 2017

PETS 2017 - March 8, 2017 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City, Philippines

Breakfast with the Governors and guests

RY 2016-2017 Governor Ronnie C. Gabalda
"Rotary Serving Humanity"

PDG Mark Ortiz, RY 2017-2018 District Trainer

RY 2017-2018 D3850 Governor - PP Jundad Legisladoo
"Rotary: Making A Difference

PETS training of Service Projects by IDG Jundad

(l to r) RC Metro Kalibo Pres/PE Rey Lebaquin, Sr., PE Megs Lunn,
RC Metro Kalibo incoming Secretary Rtn. Dinah Billones, and classmate
PE Alexys Apolonio of RC Kalibo.

PDG Mark Ortiz on My Rotary Portal

PDG Jude Doctora on The Rotary Foundation: "Be A Part of Doing Good in The World."

PP Ramon Dacayo of D3800 RC Valenzuela West on Member Retention:
"Hardwork, but Somebody's Gotta Do It."

RY 2017-2018 D3850 Club President-Elect with IDG Jundad Legislador

DISCON 2017 PLENARY SPEAKERS


ROTARY CLUB OF ROXAS AND HERCOR COLLEGE ROTARACT bag the most awards

Last March 9-11, 2017, Rotay International (RI) District 3850 (Western Mindanao, Negros, Panay Island and Guimaras Province) held this year a very successful District Convention for Rotary Year 2016-2017 at the new Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City, where both learning and fun were combined. It was well attended by more or less 800 Rotarians, Spouses and Rotaractors, notwithstanding the inclusion of well-chosen topics and eloquent speakers, plus the exciting musical icon night. As by design, a Rotary district conference is not complete without the most awaited year-end reports and awards.

The Rotary Club of Roxas under the cudgels of All-Star President Jocelyn Mosquete (MD) garnered the several well-deserved recognition and awards for all the hard work and the passion that carry Rotary’s Motto – “Service Above Self,” thru projects and activities around Roxas City, Capiz. This year’s theme is Rotary Serving Humanity. Indeed, the members who are seasoned team players and are united by one goal – humanity first before self, made it to the following awards for Small Club Category:

Outstanding President – Jocelyn Mosquete
Most Outstanding Club Secretary – Kathleen Arce
Most Outstanding Club
Most Outstanding in Club Service
Most Outstanding in New Generations/Youth Service
Best Rotary Serving Humanity Photo
Best Vocational Service Project
Best International Service Project
Best Community Service Project in Economic and Community Development
Gold – for achieving 6 out of 6 categories of the RI Presidential Citation
100% Club Giving to The Rotary Foundation (RY 2016-2017)
100% Foundation Giving Club US100 Per Capita and 100% Participation (RY 2016-2017)
Attained Five-Year High in Total Club Giving to The Rotary Foundation (RY 2016-2017)

Rotary means leaders joining together, exchanging ideas and taking action. It is an international service organization with program thrusts on Disease Prevention (the most famous of its global thrusts/projects which is Polio Plus), Maternal and Child Health, Peace and Conflict Prevention, Literacy and Basic Education, Economic and Community Development, and Water and Sanitation.

Back-to-back with the District Convention was also the Rotaract Annual Convention last March 11, 2017 at the Grand Tower Hotel, Iloilo City. Like their mother club, the Rotary Club of Roxas, the Hercor College Rotaract Club of Roxas also garnered the following well-deserved awards, too:
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

Rotaract clubs are the young leaders aged 18-30 years old. They also are models of like-minded young people joining together to exchange ideas in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun in doing service and doing good in the world. Rotarians and Rotaractors work side by side to take action projecting service above self. These two are global movements that develop innovative solutions to the world’s pressing challenges.

Rotarians around the world thru Rotary International continue to make a difference in the world thru serving humanity.



Friday, January 27, 2017

ROTARY OPERATION TAGHOY


The December patient is in collaboration with Uplift Internationale, Denver, Colorado, USA, 
D3850 Rotary Clubs of Roxas & Metro Kalibo and PE Choi of Korea.

Team Doctors Volunteers in Aklan are: Dr. Arik Dela Cruz (ENT/Plastic Surgeon,
Dr. Mamasha C. Morato (Anesthe), Dr. Cynthia Dela Cruz and Dr. Reina Carpio,
both Pediatricians. All are members of the Aklan Medical Society.

ROTARY OPERATION TAGHOY: "Mending Faces, One Child at A Time"
Our Objectives:  One or two kids on a monthly basis, 5yo and below
to avoid the ridicule and shame once they reach 6yo and is ready for school.

It is a SHARING-OWNERSHIP PROGRAM by the Rotary Clubs in D3850.

The Mobile Clinic is open to kids with cleft and lip palate 8mo - 12 yo 
or if over 12 yo is a case to case basis.

Operation Taghoy clinic is operational in Aklan, Negros, Ormoc and Manila.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2017




MEET RI PRESIDENT 2017-2018

Ian 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.
 
A Rotarian since 1978, Ian is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia.  He has served RI as treasurer, director, and as member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees.  Most recently, he served as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation and is currently co-chair of the 2016 (Seoul) Convention Committee.Ian has been a member of the board for both a private and a public school, member of the Community Advisory Group for the City of Sandringham, and President of Beaumaris Sea Scouts Group.  He has been President of Langi-Taan Ski Club as well as honorary auditor or advisor for a number of charitable organizations.

Ian’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, and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.

Ian is married to Juliet, a past district governor.  They are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation.  They have two children, and four grandchildren.  Ian and Juliet live on seven hectares at Moorooduc where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living.
(www.rotary.org)