Sunday, September 25, 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, September 24, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016


"There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward."

PE Choi and PE Megs Lunn

Pres. Yeon of RC Chungbu, D3740

MOU Signing in the presence of Capiz DEPED 

Fellowship with DepEd Officials and VM Sicad of City of Roxas

Words from Capiz DEPED Superintendent

Certificates token from CRAAHS

Preparing for the Ground breaking

PP Reubin Yap giving instructions for the Ground breaking

CRAAHS Principal and Pres Jo for the capsule

Ground breaking with the Rotary Officers of D3850 led by AG Mark Renier Catahay
of Zone 4, and Korea D-3740 6Area Officers with CRAAHS/DepEd Officers

Photo opportunity with the 'love' sign

Securing the capsule


"The heart that gives, gathers." 

T'was an overwhelming and productive week for Rotary Club of Roxas. 

The arrival of our Rotary friends/partners from Korea District 3740 6Area thru the help of Rtn. Mark Jeong of RC Zamboanga North gave excitement and enthusiasm to the members of the RC Roxas. We sincerely welcomed Asst. Governor Zone 6, Woo/Jae-gyu, Deputy Secretary Zone 6, Choi/Seong-geun, Deputy Sec Zone 7 Kim/Jae-woo and Pres. of RC Chungju, Yeon/K-Young. They brought with them goodwill and friendship. 

They were warmly received by the club headed by AG Mark Renier Catahay of Zone 4, its club Trainer PDG Mark Ortiz and no less than our club pres - Jocelyn "Jo" Mosquete.  The welcome coincided with the regular club meeting of the club last August 17, 2016 at the Rotary Club of Roxas Center, where everyone is present. 

The visit of our Korean Rotarians from August 17-20, 2016 has great purpose to the community of Roxas.

Itineraries on courtesy call with the Mayor’s/VM’s office, Groundbreaking and Memorandum of Understanding were laid out and the city tour to Pan-Ay and the Palina River cruise were among the exciting places we brought them to. 

Last August 18, 2016, the Memorandum of Understanding signing was done at the (CRAAHS) Congressman Ramon A. Arnaldo High School (Technical-Vocational High School), Brgy. Banica, Roxas City in the presence of the following: Mr. Joseph M. Lopez (Principal IV), Mr. Roel F. Bermejo, CESO V (Schools Division Superintendent), Roxas City Vice-Mayor Erwin Sicad, and also other representatives from Barangay Banica, to name a few. 

The MOU is between RC Roxas, RC Chungju and CRAAHS – A $20,000 direct grant to construct a two-classroom project TECHVOC of which RC Chungju is donating. The understanding affirms that the grant is managed by the Rotary clubs/districts involved in the project. The project is to be implemented by both the club and CRAAHS. This project will house the TECHVOC Global Grant equipment both the clubs/districts are forging and are actually in progress. While on the other hand, CRAAHS will ensure its project sustainability, provide regular reporting and vigorously promote Rotary’s Public Image.
Messages of goodwill from both clubs/districts were given by Pres. Jocelyn Mosquete, PDG Mark Ortiz, Pres Yeon/Ki-young and PAG Ji/Seong-yun.

From the MOU Signing, we had a fellowship dinner hosted by PP Reubin Yap at the Capiz Bay Resort.

Then last August 19, 2016, the group of first-timer Korean Rotarians had the opportunity to see the city by going around historical and cultural area of Pan-Ay, had a taste of its native delicacies, etc and got to relaxed and enjoyed the nature during the Palina River cruise at Brgy. Cagay, Roxas City. The trip ended with a fellowship/farewell dinner at SandBar Restaurant, San Antonio Resort hosted by PDG Mark Ortiz. 

The partnership will continue by doing exchanges of reports, visits and more projects in the future. The club can’t thank enough the generosity of Korean Rotarians.  

“Giving is not just about giving a donation. It is about making a difference.”

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


WELCOME! Rotary International D-3740 Area 6 from Korea

Induction of two new members: Rtn. Edgar Cenar (Medical Supplies)  and Rtn. Roque Jarillo, Jr. (Automotive)

Hwan-yeong donglyo Rotarians, Wa jusyeoseo gamsa....Geonbae!!!

For Service to Humanity  - Korea-Philippines

1. Asst. Governor Zone 6, Woo/Jae-gyu
2. Deputy Secretary Zone 6, Choi/Seong-geun
3. Deputy Sec Zone 7, Kim/Jae-woo
4. Pres of RC Chungju, Yeon/K-Young
5. Rtn. Mark Jeong, RC Zamboanga City North

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


by: Dr. Chris Sorongon
27 July 2016

            Who is not a Rotarian here? Please raise your right hand. (Thank you.)

            To those who are not Rotarians here, in behalf of all the Rotarians, please allow me to tell you who a Rotarian is according to the internet:

            A member of a Rotary Club, a humanitarian volunteer organization whose motto is SERVICE ABOVE SELF, guided by the 4 ways test and objects of Rotary; dedicated to serve humanity thru the different AREAS OF FOCUS AND AVENUES OF SERVICE

            What is a Rotarian?
·         A Rotarian is a person who digs wells from which they will never drink
·         A person who vaccinates children they will never meet
·         Who restores sight for those they will never see
·         Who builds houses they will never live in
·         Who educates children they will never know
·         Who plants trees they will never sit under
·         Who feeds hungry people, regardless of race, religion or politics
·         Who makes crawlers walk half a world away
·         Who knows real happiness, which as Albert Schweitser said, can only be found by serving others.

            So this morning, I would like to officially start my inspirational message by asking everyone in this beautiful hall to stand up and thank Rotaractors/Rotarians by means of a good hug.

            Before we sit down, let us give ourselves limang masigabong na palakpak for being the best Filipino Rotaractor/Rotarian that we could be.
We may settle down.

            Last year, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, was here in the Philippines. Being the Light of Asia, millions of us braved strong crowds of people and hurdled weathers, even typhoons, just to welcome him.

            In his dialogue with the youth at the University of Santo Tomas, he uttered these powerful words, “Do you feel with the poor? Then do something for the poor.”

            He then faithfully called everyone to be missionaries for the poor, and to serve those at the peripheries – places where the last, the lost and the least are found.

            The papal visit provided us an idea of what we could have overlooked before he came. Perhaps because we were so preoccupied dictating what the world needs and how it should be. We have probably forgotten, “to learn to be evangelized by the poor, by those we help, the sick, orphans, they have so much to give us,” as the Pope describes it.

            Because I am a Filipino Rotarian/Rotaractor first and foremost. And that’s how I first fell in love with service and to this only country we have.

            Because BEING A VOLUNTEER is not just an art, but it has a heart. Because being a Rotarian/Rotaractor is not just a science, but it has a conscience.

            Because when you are a Rotarian/Rotaractor, you know that every day, you will touch a life. But I hope, AFTER today a life will touch yours. Someone’s story which will remind you of your why – why you chose to be a Rotaractor.

            Please allow me to sum up in 2 words my message:  the first beautiful word is “collaboration”.If it takes a village to teach a child, it takes a nation of Filipinos, not citizens, to build the future of this country.

            Combining passion, excellence and service, these change-leaders (enumerate them one by one) created social innovations that challenged status quos, built communities and transformed lives.We are most privileged to have our mentors/our sponsor Rotary Club with us today and hopefully collaborate with them, in creating remarkable new concepts and landscapes of what it is to be truly in service for the poor, from the farthest municipality in Capiz to the urban poor in ROXAS CITY.

            They taught us that to build a nation of communities is a collaborative and multi-disciplinary process. They did not only make us feel young, but inspired us through their remarkable examples and overwhelming love for the Filipinos. More than the art of collaboration, they taught that for us to truly build this nation, we have to be our own E-D-G-E or everyday great examples. After all, actions speak louder than words.
The second beautiful word is “dream”.

            According to Pope Francis, “when you lose the capacity to dream, you lose the capacity to love, and the energy of this love is lost.”More than an actualization of a Filipino dream, our HERCOR ROTARACT CLUB OF ROXAS is also an expression of love to the Philippines and to fellow Filipinos, a love that knows no geography.

            My personal dream for all of us is that we never lose our passion to be the best Filipino ROTARACTORS for and with the Philippines.

            And to make sure we never lose sight of this dream, we should always remember our why, our because.

            We might have diverse and different answers as to why we chose to be a Rotaractor, but I know, in the deepest crevices of our hearts, that we chose to be because we wanted to make sure that the future is bright and healthy.In doing so, we do not only unleash our dream through gift-giving, but we unleash our dream through self-giving.

            To be a Filipino Rotaractor/Rotarian is probably one of the best things a Filipino can be. And to be a Rotaractor is probably one of the most beautiful decisions to make in life.

            Because, we work with all our heart and might in the present to make sure that the future of the world we live in is well and healthy.

            Let us continue to be Filipino Rotaractors/Rotarians for the last, the lost and the least.

            Shape the Future of Rotary by just saying "Yes":
·         Yes, I will lead that project
·         Yes, I will be there to assist my fellow Rotarians at the various projects
·         Yes, I will bring in a new member
·         Yes, I will share my ideas and my resources to make my club stronger

            In behalf of DG Ronnie Gabalda, CONGRATULATIONS TO ONE AND ALL. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STAR TEAM ROTARY… Together Everyone Achieves More!


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