Sunday, October 16, 2016

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.”

Saturday, October 15, 2016


(October 12, 2016 at Rotary Club of Roxas Center)
Governor Ronnie Gabalda during his presentation (RY 2016-2017)
The Rotary Governor’s visit is a protocol and is vitally important for any Rotary clubs in the district. It is where we learn about other developments in the International scene and also our progress as a club in particular. Any Rotary Governor would share their valuable energy and resources to reach out to each of the club in his district. We believe it is important that his presence is felt and we take time to listen to what he is to say, whether it is a good or bad news. All of it we consider as positive observation where each Rotarian and the club as a whole will learn to maturely grow and developed (meetings, membership, contribution to TRF, etc). He also sees to it that his visit is quality (engaging and participative) and therefore, the club president would ask all members (old and new) to be present and show support. The Governor’s visit is one important undertaking he should do as he is called to serve in that position; while members of the club would commit their time and resources to make his visit, surely productive and successful.
Singing "Welcome Governor"
Significantly, the purpose of the visit:
1.      To allow the District to communicate directly with all Rotarians in our district.
2.      To listen to the Club Leadership and gain better understanding of their club.
3.      To provide helpful and friendly advice to club officers about the district and the Rotary International.
4.      To serve as catalyst to help strengthen the programs of Rotary.
5.      To meet the requirements that Rotary International sets for serving in the office of District Governor.
Visiting community projects (CRAAHS and RCSPC)

Additionally, the Assistant Governor for the area will work with the club leadership to confirm the meeting and accommodation arrangements is mutually agreed upon, and he plays an important role as advisor and liaison to the Governor. The District Governor is an important guest of the club when making an official visit. All important communications or special plans we have for the Governor, we surely make sure it fits in his other plans, too.
Pres. Jo Mosquete awarded with TRF pin
Governor Ronnie Gabalda had surely fun viewing our community Rotary projects. He said, "Pres. Jo has the best presentation among all the 46 clubs I visited." 

His visit is a very special occasion and opportunity for potential members to learn more about Rotary. He encourages members to be more active in their contribution to The Rotary Foundation and to update necessary information/details in the Rotary portal. He made sure also that he would give better suggestions and encouragement on how to make the project more presentable to the community and to the Global Grants (GG) partners around the world. The All Star-TEAM club president on the other hand, Pres. Jocelyn Mosquete presented and shared well the vision, programs and recent progress of the club. Majority of the members were present.
Thank you Governor Ronnie for visiting......onwards Rotary Serving Humanity!

We see to it that at the end of the day, we remember The 4-Way Test.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016


Rotary Governor's Visit to the Rotary TECHVOC Computer project donated by the District 3740 6Area and Korean District at (CRAAHS) Congressman Ramon A. Arnaldo High School (Technical-Vocational High School)/October 12, 2016.


Photos taken at RSCPC Campus, Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
(TECHVOC on Drafting, Electrical, Automotive, Dressmaking, Cookery, Cosmetology and Computer)

Global Grant Record - GG1525989
Grant Title - Vocational-Technical Equipment for Welding and Architectural Drafting courses in Roxas City School for Philippine Craftsmen (RCSPC)
Roxas City, Capiz

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Pledges to TRF 100 Years - Sec. Kathleen Arce

RY 2016-2017 District All Star TEAM officers (PP Megs, PDG Mark and Pres. Jo)

Welcome Governor Ronnie Gabalda

Pledge to TRF 100 Years (Pin)

Rtn Edgar Cenar and Club Admin Sec Rowena

Gov. Ronnie presentation of the club status

Rotary at Work (PP/District Secretary Michael "Kano" Ng with Pres Jo and  AG Mark Renier Catahay

All ears - PDG Mark Ortiz, PP Reubin Yap annd Rtn. Helen Jeong

Meeting of great minds!

PP Pip, Rtn. Tonette and PP Butch exchanging ideas!

Pledge to TRF 100 Years (pin)

Photos courtesy of PP SannyRav

Monday, October 10, 2016


ROTARY AND POLIO Polio Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.

PolioPlus In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, formed in 1988, is a public-private partnership that includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world. Rotary’s focus is advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and awareness-building.
Polio Today Today, there are only two countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Less than 75 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2015, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.

Challenges The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.
Ensuring Success Every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to $35 million a year through 2018. These funds help to provide much-needed operational support, medical personnel, laboratory equipment, and educational materials for health workers and parents. Governments, corporations and private individuals all play a crucial role in funding.

Pres. Jocelyn Mosquete (RY 16-17)
at Brgy. Baybay, Roxas City
Rotary in Action More than one million Rotary members have donated their time and personal resources to end polio. Every year, hundreds of Rotary members work side-by-side with health workers to vaccinate children in polio-affected countries. Rotary Members work with UNICEF and other partners to prepare and distribute mass communication tools to reach people in areas isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. Rotary members also recruit fellow volunteers, assist with transporting the vaccine, and provide other logistical support.

‘This Close’ Campaign Rotary has a growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in its “This Close” public awareness campaign, including Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; actresses Kristen Bell and Archie Panjabi; WWE superstar John Cena; supermodel Isabeli Fontana; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu; action movie star Jackie Chan; boxing great Manny Pacquiao; pop star Psy; golf legend Jack Nicklaus; conservationist Jane Goodall; premier violinist Itzhak Perlman; Grammy Award winners A.R. Rahman; Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley; and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan. These ambassadors help educate the public about polio through public service announcements, social media and public appearances.