New Rotary Year 2019-2020
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 3780
The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Camp Aguinaldo
RI 2019-2020 Vol 103 An interactive digital Newsletter Wednesday, 14 August 2019
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RI District 3780 In this Issue
Bernadette Herrera Dy
ON THE COVER Invocation and Program P2
District Governor P3
President Mary Anne being serenaded by her Club President’s Message P4
2 019 — 2 02 0 classmates and the District 378 Team at her RI President’s Message P5
Club Directors Induction as Club President for 2019-2020. TRF Chair’s Message P6
The Rotary Foundation P7
President Photo taken on August 8, 2019 at the Governor’s Visit P8
Mary Anne isip Bulwagang Reyes, Civil Relations Service in P9
Camp Aguinaldo.. P10
Vice President P11
Lysander Suerte 18th GV & Induction P12
Executive Secretary Photos
Did you know?
Beth Directo Rotary our
Rose Mae Cabatit
Robert Camba Invocation
Asst Treasurer Lord, as we gather here today as members of Rotary, we pray that we are
Mila Chua ever mindful of opportunities to render our service to fellow citizens and to
our community. Keeping in mind always the enduring values of life, exerting
Community Service our efforts in those areas and on those things upon which future
Robert Camba generations can build with confidence. We pray that we will continue to
Chair strive to make a better world. Amen
Membership Committee Programme - August 14, 2019
Judith Arlyn Vergara
Call to Order Pres Mary Anne Isip
Beth Directo, Robert Camba Invocation Rtn Karl Ian Rosario
Co-Chairs The Four Way Tes TBA
Club Administration Introduction of Visiting Rtns & Guests TBA
Vic Benavidez– Chair
Virma Castillo—Vice Chair Secretary’s Report PP Beth Directo
Public Relations & Treasurer’s Report PP Robert Camba
Proj Develpt Committee
Mila Chua, Virma Castillo Club Functions & Comm Reports Committee Chairs
Vocational Service Committee Club Business Pres Mary Anne Isip
Youth Service Committee
Francis Soler Guest Speaker TBA
Fund Raising Comm Adjournment Pres Mary Anne Isip
Raquel Santos, Karl Rosario
Sergeant at Arms Night Chair
Raquel Santos Rtn Dolly Buan
Judith Arlyn Vergara
Jose Victor Vargas Jr.
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Club President ’s Message
If we just sit in our first class seat and expect everyone else to get
behind and push, what will happen to Rotary? We’ll never reach our
goals – to end polio, to prevent other diseases, to bring about world
peace – every organization in the world already has too many first
class passengers. We’re looking for a few more third class
My fellow Kampo members, But there are also those in our organization who hold
second class tickets – detached spectators who show up
T his is an interesting read, I ran across this article a but don’t want to get too involved. Their name goes on
few days ago and thought to myself, I should share the roster, they even include their membership on their
this with my members. Reading this was an “AHA” resume…but that’s about it.
moment for me. I hope it will do the same to you too.
“Is success really remaining seated while others get out
In the days of the American wild west, if you wanted to and push, or is it getting your hands and feet dirty? Is
travel a great distance, you had to go by stagecoach and it success being served or serving others?”
was a very long trip. There were three different classes of
passengers – first, second, and third class. The seats were But thankfully, there are also a few who are willing to
all the same, but the prices were different. Here’s why: hold third class tickets – willing to get out and push when
the going gets tough.
First class meant you remained seated during the en-
tire trip, no matter what happened or what conditions We tend to equate first class with privilege – exempt from
might be faced. doing any work.
Second class meant you remained seated until there But is success really remaining seated while others get
was a problem along the way, when you had to exit the out and push, or is it getting your hands and feet dirty?
stagecoach and walk alongside. Is success being served or serving others?
But third class passengers not only exited when there What it means to be third class
was a problem, they were also the ones who had to fix a Third class ticket holders have a heart for service. They
broken wheel or even push the stagecoach along, through don’t mind working behind the scenes. They are people
the mud, up the hills, no matter what came along. who have made a conscious decision to get involved or
join an organization whose entire reason for existence is
So I began thinking about this when it comes to our in- to change the world! They are people who are willing to
volvement in Rotary. Let me ask you – what class ticket do get out and push!
If we just sit in our first class seat and expect everyone
Pampered, or detached? else to get behind and push, what will happen to Rotary?
Too many of us hold first class tickets – we expect to be We’ll never reach our goals – to end polio, to prevent
waited on and catered to – even pampered! We’re willing other diseases, to bring about world peace – every
to ride, but not push. We just sit back and let the others organization in the world already has too many first class
do the work. passengers. We’re looking for a few more third class
What are you willing to do? Are you willing to be a leader
instead of a spectator? Are YOU willing to be a third class
passenger? Think about it...
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RI President’s Message
Growing Rotary is all about taking the
connections that make our
organization unique in the world and
strengthening and multiplying them.
Let us commit ourselves to growing
Rotary and to welcoming the next
diverse generation of women and men
as Rotary Connects the World.
During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarians segments of its community. Therefore, we must organize
and Rotaractors to grow Rotary. We must new clubs to engage the community leaders who cannot
grow our service, we must grow the impact of connect with our existing clubs.
our projects, but, most importantly, we must
grow our membership so that we can achieve more. Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that
make our organization unique in the world and strength-
Let us try a new approach to membership, one that is ening and multiplying them. Let us commit ourselves to
more organized and strategic. I am asking every club to growing Rotary and to welcoming the next diverse
form an active membership committee consisting of generation of women and men as Rotary Connects the
people of different backgrounds who will look methodi- World.
cally at the leadership of the community.
Your club's membership committee will then apply
Rotary's classification system — designed to ensure that
the range of professions in your community is well
represented — to identify potential leaders with the skill,
the talent, and the character that will strengthen your
club. If your club's membership committee is unsure how
to proceed, look to the club membership committee
checklist on Rotary.org for clearly defined steps to
organizing its work.
How else will we connect to grow Rotary? We will also
form new types of clubs — either independent clubs or
satellite clubs — with different meeting experiences and
engaging service opportunities, not just where there is no
Rotary, but also where Rotary is already thriving.
No Rotary club in the world can possibly serve all
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TRF Trustee Chair’s Message for August
We have some very good problems that I There is an old bit of wisdom that says, "Wherever you
want to discuss with you. The number of go, go with all your heart." So open your heart and give
Rotary global grant requests is exploding. to your Foundation. It may be the most important thing
Rotarians are seeing the amazing impact that you ever do.
of our grants, and they want to harness the power of
global grants to take on ambitious projects. Donate today, then drop by my Facebook page and tell
everyone just how good giving made you feel. Let's
One crucial aspect of our global grants is the emphasis connect and change the world together.
on sustainability when planning a project. When we
come together to tackle a problem, we do not just drop
off a check and leave. We change lives. We bring sustain-
able solutions. The growth in the number of applications
for global grants is a good problem to have; it shows Ro-
tarians' dedication to service. But to fund more global
grants, we need to keep The Rotary Foundation growing.
Another good problem we have is how best to support
Rotarians' desire to provide relief in the face of disasters.
Through our disaster response program, clubs can get
grants from a new fund when a disaster strikes — but
only if you fund it. We can help our fellow Rotarians re-
build quickly, but we need you to step up.
And we are so close to ending polio forever. All of us
have done great things in our lives. But just imagine that
you make the donation that funds those final drops that
rid the world of polio forever. You will never do anything
so great and so important in your life.
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The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world
understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is sup-
ported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better
The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International’s sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund
for Rotary “to do good in the world.” It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It
is one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise
into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach
challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of
your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!
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The Governor’s visit is the most important meeting of the year for a Rotary club. As many of you know, our club is one of
the 102 clubs in District 3780, the lone one city, one District in the entire Philippines if not the world. Our District
Governor and her District Team are responsible for this vast area. Their job is to educate and support us in promoting
the goals of the RI President. As we all know, both the RI president’s and the District Governor’s positions change annually and
that is why this is important.
The District Governor and her team need to visit each and every club in the district to learn about their goals and their
communities and to lend any assistance they may need. The hierarchy of Rotary is there to assist all clubs to be the most
effective they can be in order to fulfil the objects of Rotary. This in turn makes us more effective in our community and in our
During our Governor’s visit last Thursday August 8th, the meeting started promptly at 5pm, with a one on one session between
District Governor Bernadette Herrera Dy and our Club President Mary Anne Isip. It was a secret meeting between the two, and
whatever transpired was just between the two of them.
After the one on one session with our President, DG Bernadette Herrera Dy and her district team were welcomed by our club
and signalled the onset of the meet. The presentation went smoothly, with the reporteurs taking turns in presenting our plans
and programs, which were in line with the thrusts of the District and Rotary International..
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RC Club of Camp Aguinaldo 18th Handover & Induction
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More Club Induction Photos
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August is Rotary Membership and Extension Rotary International. As always, invitations for member-
Month ship are at the discretion of your club. Consider creating
a brochure or elevator speech to provide an overview of
Did you know August is Rotary Membership and your club. If you develop a standard welcome e-mail to
Extension Month? initiate correspondence with prospective members,
Here are some ideas on membership building
from rotary.org. Welcome and thank-you to candidate for his/her
interest in Rotary
All Rotarians are ambassadors of Rotary and their clubs.
This is especially relevant during Membership and Overview of the club, including a brief outline of
Extension Month in August, when the focus is on building Rotary’s mission and humanitarian goals, a recent club/
strong, vibrant clubs by inviting prospective members to district service project, and typical club/district activities
join Rotary. Interested in growing your club but not sure
how to get started? Here’s an easy three-step plan to Meeting information, including the name, meeting
bring to your next club meeting. time, and location.
1. Start with Rotary Basics Additional resources, including links to club/district
websites or Rotary publications
The colorful Rotary Basics guide (published in the August
issue of The Rotarian and Rotary regional magazines) Follow-up information about the club’s next steps in
gives an overview of what Rotary clubs do. Order copies the membership process
from shop.rotary.org for members to share with prospec-
tive Rotarians and club guests. Include your club’s contact 3. Send prospective member kits
information with the guide or direct prospective Follow up your welcome letter with the Prospective
members to www.rotary.org/join, which includes a link to Member Information Kit (423), which provides basic
the Prospective Member Form. information about RI, The Rotary Foundation, and the
responsibilities of club membership. Have a club leader
contact the prospective member to ensure they’ve
received the kit and to answer any questions about
Do you have a great idea for growing our Rotary club?
2. Handle prospective-member inquiries
Club presidents receive inquiries about membership
either directly from candidates or via Prospective
Member or Rotarian Referral forms forwarded from
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Anghel ng Masa Rotary Hour August 5, 2019
Anghel ng Masa Rotary Hour August 14, 2019
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CSP Mary Anne Isip
PP Beth Directo
PP Gerry Zamudio, PE Judith Arlyn Vergara
Vic Benavidez, Aphra Davis
Mila Chua, Virma Castillo Marianne Buan, Thinette Quilaneta
Manager - Print Relations Website Managers
Racquel Santos, Rotaractor Cesar Cabatit
Circulation and Distribution Manager
We welcome your articles for our weekly newsletter. Deadline for submission is Tuesday of each week for
the following week’s issue.
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