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President’s Corner – 02 June 2012

The Rotary Club of Manila celebrates its 93rd Charter Anniversary on June 1, 2012 at the Manila Hotel. This is why I am not with you today. I take pride in representing our club in this momentous occasion. This affair will be graced by several dignitaries, foreign & local sister clubs, daughter clubs and other Rotary friends. I am excited with the daughter-clubs march. The 3-day affair will definitely be grand.

Our congratulations to our dear Mother Club!

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The Rotary Club of Southern La Union also celebrated their 10th Charter Anniversary in Agoo, La Union. Sec. Atom Mendalla, Rtn. Yam Rodriguez, DGN Linda Winter and PE Libby Fernandez joined me in celebrating with them. I admire this club for being very cohesive. Despite being relatively new, they are able to mount big projects like the installation of the biggest Rotary marker and the 4-Way Test marker along Marcos Highway. They received warm congratulatory remarks from our club.

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I wish I could join you today for the Workshop in preparation for the Goals and Objectives for the Rotary Year 2012-2013 under the leadership of Pres.-Elect  Libby Fernandez. Let us not forget that this is the second year of the implementation of our 3-year Strategic Plan. An Annual Planning is necessary for us to evaluate the implemented plans this Rotary Year.

We look forward to another fruitful year.

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We are saddened with the news that our former Rotarian, Herb Hayes passed away last Monday, May 28. He claimed he was only to take a leave of absence from our club due to health reasons. He remained his cheerful self despite this condition. An American, former Rotarian Herb lived in Baguio for more than 20 years. A pastor and educator, he is an institution to his flock.

You will always be in our heart, Rotarian Herb…

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June 9, 2012 is our District Year-End Review which will be held in the CSI Stadia in Dagupan and hosted by RC Sta. Barbara. About 30 Rotarians and Rotary Anns will be attending this last District Affair of District 3790.

We look forward to a fun-filled and enjoyable Year-End Review. The Presidents and District Officers have been busy practicing for an entertainment number. Cluster 1-C, likewise prepared another exciting number.

Thank you to the Rotarians who joined this preparation, Sec. Atom, PN Uwe, EIC Mark & Ann Abigail, Dir. Marilyn, Rtn. Jen Soriano, Rtn. Lani, Rtn. Jun Bondoc, Rtn. Karl Flores and Rtn. Gary Lo-Ang

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“It doesn’t take great people to do great things, just unselfish ones.”

Have a Blessed Weekend Everyone!

 

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