Friday, January 27, 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.”


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



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.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Rotary goodwill from Korea D3740 Zone 7

“Good friendships bear good fruits.” (PDG Mark Ortiz)

Fun-Activity with Hercor Rotaract Club (HERO)
Last December 7-8, 2016, our partner Rotarians from Korea Rotary District 3740 visited the club again to deliver their promise and delivered more exciting future projects, too. The Korean officers were from the Rotary Clubs of Chung-Ju Pres Yeon/GiYeong; Sae-Chung-Ju Deputy AG Kim/Jaewoo; Tan-Guem Pres Choi/YoJeong and AG Zone 7 Jeon/Yeong Seon and Chung-Ju Jung-Ang Pres Kim/Tae Hyeung and PDG Ji/Seong Youn. Some of them brought their family and children, too. 

Rotary Club of Roxas fetched the team at the Kalibo International Airport last Dec 7, 2016, had lunch at the airport and brought them to Roxas City. There was a welcome dinner at Anot’s Grilled Restaurant hosted by the club. PDG Mark Ortiz and PE Megs Lunn (on behalf of Pres. Jo Mosquete) formally welcomed them and introduced them to all the Rotarians present, and vice versa.

The next day, we held a Christmas outreach program and gift-giving to more than one hundred (100) school children beneficiaries at Brgy. Culasi, Roxas City. The event was in collaboration with Hercor College Rotaract Club of Hercor College of which they spearheaded the fun activity for the kids and plus the participation of our Korean guests. It was all a meaningful-fun-activity for the kids with the surprised participation of the Jollibee Mascot.

 After the gift-giving, the team proceeded to the adopted school, the Cong. Ramon A. Arnaldo High School in Brgy. Banica, Roxas City. The school is a lucky recipient of Korea 3740 District Grants #1734050 of $20,000 to help build the Automotive/TechVoc Workshop Building and the recent approved Global Grant #1744722, respectively. (The groundbreaking ceremony of the said project was held last August 19, 2016 at the same venue. The construction lasted for three (3) months as promised.)
Cutting of Ribbons

Before the formal ceremony was held, the Korean Rotarians excitedly paint the wall and finish it in time for the turn-over. After CRAAHS prepared a sumptuous lunch and entertainment, the event was followed by the cutting of ribbons, unveiling of Rotary markers and the final signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Rotary Roxas, Rotary International District 3740 and Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Roxas City. The signing was a go signal that the formal turn-over of the Automotive Laboratory Workshop is successfully done.

The day has not yet ended. The Koreans as originally planned went for the beach clean- up.

Signing of MOU
Significantly, we can’t help but also to simultaneously celebrate with a simple program the 52nd year founding anniversary of the club which was held at the Lakehouse 2 , San Antonio Resort, Baybay, Roxas City and in time with the presence of our partner Rotarians from Korea D3740, it made the entire event memorable and fun. There was never a dull moment with few and meaningful speeches plus exchanges of gifts between clubs like the $1000 worth of local childcare support and supplies delivery and other personal gifts to Rotary officers and members, among others. 
TechVoc (Automotive Workshop Laboratory) Bldg.

The night cannot fade away without the outstanding performance of the special guest baby Rotarian Nico Fuentes, formerly a member of PorkChop, USA and some dance participation from the audience.

 “The good thing with nurturing the friendships is that it brings energy to our soul. Friends make good times better and the hard times easier.” Rotary made them all possible for coming together with immense purpose -  to serve humanity. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Anyong Haseo!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Global Grant Turnover of additional cooking equipments to School of Phil. Craftsmen 
with PDG Mark Ortiz, Rtn Nette Honrado, Rtn Rey Dela Cruz and 
PP Victor Federico "Pip" Acepcion last Nov 9, 2016.

Monday, October 31, 2016


Did you know that The Rotary Foundation is turning 100 in 2016-2017?

The Rotary Foundation is a very significant part of the vitality of every club as every club will participate in at least some of their programs and most support the Rotary Foundation through donations.

Know more about it @

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