June 2019 Bulletin

rccdo

The Official Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro.

Th e Of ficial Publication of the Rota ry Club of Cagayan de Or o

Vol. 2 No. 11

WHAT’S INSIDE: 2018-19 PROJECT SUMMARY & PHOTOS


T

he Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy

enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

Second. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness

of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to

serve society;

Third. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community

life;

Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world

fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Editorial Staff

RTN MIKE MENDOZA

Editor-In-Chief

Contributors & Members

Pres. Danilo Empedrad

VP Leony Quicoy

Dir. Tito Noel Mora

Sec. Gus Rodano

Treas. Joel Bernaldez

Dir. Jimmy Casino

Dir. Ben Booc

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PROGRAMME

CALL TO ORDER

PRAYER

PAMBANSANG AWIT

FELLOWSHIP REPORT

RECOGNITION

SECRETARY’S REPORT

PRESIDENT’S TIME

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ADJOURNMENT

PRES. DAN EMPEDRAD

PAG CHITO SARRAGA

TRES. JOEL BERNALDEZ

PS MIKE MENDOZA

PD JONG DUMLAO

SEC. GUS RODANO

PRES. DAN EMPEDRAD

PS SONNY TIRO

PRAYER

Bless us as we meet together,

dear Lord we pray.

Bless the singing of your praise,

the reading of your Word,

the sharing of our fellowship,

the prayers that will be heard.

Bless us as we meet together,

dear Lord we pray.

Amen

BIRTHDAYS of the MONTH

MILESTONES FOR THE WEEK

June 01-30, 2019

03—PAG Chito Sarraga

12—PVP Antonio Dela Cruz

13—RTN Jun Sarmiento

14—ANN Ma. Mercedes Bernaldez

20—PDG Tinnex Jaraula

25—RTN Moshe Cahoy

28—PT Ariel Ceniza

30—ANN Jecs Soriano

ANNIVERSARIES of the MONTH

18—PAG Carlo & Monica Romero

10—VP Julius & Marilyn Dulfo

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RI PRESIDENT’S JUNE MESSAGE

Barry Rassin,

RI President

A

s I look back on all the things I

have seen and the people I have

met since becoming president of

Rotary International last July, I

am certain of this: Rotary’s capacity to

transform lives for the better is unparalleled.

Our impact is far beyond anything

I could have imagined when I first became

a Rotarian.

I think about the Rotarians I met in Pakistan,

who partnered with Coca-Cola to

improve sanitation in Karachi’s neighborhoods

while supporting polio eradication

efforts. I think about the Puerto Rican

Rotarians who are helping entire communities

rebuild their lives after Hurricane

Maria. I think about the German Rotaractors

who are working to save bees —

whose role as pollinators is so important

to our planet — from extinction. I think

about the six Rotarians and Rotaractors

who were honored as People of Action:

Young Innovators at Rotary Day at the

United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya, in November

for their work to create novel

solutions to tough challenges.

It seems like only yesterday that I stood

on a stage in San Diego and asked you

to Be the Inspiration in your clubs, in

your communities, and in the world.

Your response was an inspiration to me.

You are paving the way for Rotaractors

to become our future leaders, helping

start new Rotaract clubs and working to

include Rotaractors in Rotary events and

projects in your communities. You are

working hard to eradicate polio, participating

in 4,200 events in more than 100

countries for World Polio Day. And you

are carrying out transformative projects

that will create lasting change in your

communities and in the world.

This year, I also saw how Rotary’s work

to build peace is bearing fruit. The 98

Rotary Peace Fellows who are studying

at our peace centers will soon graduate,

joining more than 1,200 others in applying

their conflict resolution skills to problems

that need solutions. And this

month, Esther and I will travel to Hamburg,

Germany, for a convention where

people of all races, nationalities, religions,

and political backgrounds will

unite because they want to make the

lives of all people better.

Continued, RI PRESIDENT Message, p.25

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PRESIDENT’S COLUMN

By: Danilo T. Empedrad

President RY 2018-19

W

ith the coming of the month of

June, we are now on the final

stage of the Rotary year 2018

-2019. Significantly, the year

that is about to end shall be fondly remembered

because of unforgettable

memories of service, fellowship and

friendship shared by each and every

member of the Club. May I take this opportunity

to thank the following members

of my Team for their tireless efforts

to ensure that RCCDO lives up to its

name as the “Greatest Club”.

Vice President Leony Quicoy has served

well as the next in command, so they

say. With his dedicated service, he has

provided the needed boost for the Team

to work and carry out the Club’s plans

and programs.

President Elect Julius Dulfo has actively

supported and participated in Team deliberations

and planning activities to

identify projects and determine goals.

Immediate Past President Tonyboy Fernandez

willingly provided the much

needed insights and ideas for the efficient

execution of projects.

Secretary Gus Rodano has proven his

worth with his selfless sacrifices to ensure

that the Team and the club as a

whole is on track and properly informed

and motivated to hit targets we have

previously determined.

Treasurer Weng Bernales has done a

commendable job as the caretaker of our

finances, in spite of his time consuming

work with the banking service.

Director Jimmy Casino has been kept

busy this year as he lived up to the challenge

of overseeing all community projects

undertaken by the club.

Director Ben Booc has done extremely

well supervising our efforts for the New

Generation activities and supporting the

different community projects undertaken

by the club.

Director Tito Mora has introduced innovations

in the assignment of program

coordinators to take care of the weekly

programs by encouraging them to organize

into teams and come up with good

Continued, PRESIDENT’S COLUMN, p. 25

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EDITORIAL: Time to say Goodbye

Source: Rotary.org

By: PS Mike Mendoza

I

have spent a lot of time during

the past two years as editor for our

RCCDO Kagayanon Bulletin. Late in

the evening, I’ve spent countless

hours looking over each submission and

every page of my layout before the

magazine gets submitted for printing the

next day. Though there was also a lot of

time spent waiting for articles to come

in, and making major decisions and editing,

I’ve enjoyed every single minute of

that responsibility.

Now, as this Rotary term ends, it’s time

to say goodbye.

I first wandered into the Kagayanon editorial

circle back in 2017, as a nervous

yet excited Rotarian. I was completely

intimidated by the previous bulletin issues,

and by the concept of making it.

But once I started, I fell in love with it. I

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owe so much to the people who encouraged

me and sometimes gave me the

boost of confidence to perform such

feat. The work I put into it has been paid

- during the 2018 Rotary District Convention,

our bulletin to received the Best

Club Bulletin Award, District 3870's

highest newsletter award. The Kagayanon

is consistently inspiring for me,

and it’s mostly due to the people I work

with. I am lucky to be a part of an incredibly

talented editorial board that always

expected greatness and pushed me

to be the best leader, editor and person

I could be.

I am always proud, but never surprised,

by the achievements of my coworkers. It

has set a major precedent for success as

I move on. There are far too many

names to thank, but I will name a few.

Thanks to District Governor Nominee


Holger Knaack

named as

nominee for

2020-21 Rotary

president

PS Mike (right) with PP Mar Paano and PVP

John De Cleene

Designate , PP John Mark Sarraga, for

the constant inspiration to become a

better Editor-In-Chief. Thank you to

steady content contributors Ann Past

President Angelie Mae Dael, Vice President

Leony, Secretary Gus, Treasure

Joel, and Directors Tito, Jim and Ben.

Thank you to our past presidents and

particularly incumbent President, Danilo

Empedrad, who is so talented making

his President's Message and so generous

with helping in whatever project we implement.

Congratulations Sir, for a job

well done.

But most specially to you our readers, I

am truly grateful. Every read, every

comment, and every critique made me

work harder to serve you. My time working

for the Kagayanon has been, and will

forever remain, a complete joy. I wouldn’t

be the person I am today without the

bulletin and the people involved with it.

This makes it even harder to say goodbye.

H

olger Knaack, of the Rotary

Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-

Mölln, Germany, has been selected

to serve as president of

Rotary International in 2020-

21.

The Nominating Committee's decision

follows the resignation last month of

President-nominee Sushil Gupta.

Knaack will officially become presidentnominee

if no other candidates challenge

him by 31 May.

2020-2021 Rotary

President Nominee Holger

This is a developing

story.

Please visit

Rotary.org for

updates.

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1. TABAKO BALIK ESKWELA / FEED-

ING PROGRAM

July 14, 2018

Purok Tabaco, Cagayan de Oro

65 Beneficiaries, 14 Rotarian, 12 Rotary

Anns and 12 Police

Chairman: Dir. Jim Casiño

2. ROTARACT TEAM BUILDING

July 29, 2018

Pidgeon Hole, Mambatangan

16 Rotaract

3. FIESTA NG KABATAAN FEEDING

PROGRAM

August 18, 2018

Divisoria Amphi, Cagayan de Oro

100+ Beneficiaries, 13 Rotarians, 11 Rotary

Anns and 15 Police

Chairman: Dir. Jim Casiño

4. GIFT OF SIGHT RECOGNITION

August 20, 2018

City hall, Cagayan de Oro

30+ Beneficiaries, 5 Rotarians, 2 Rotary

Anns

5. PROPER WASTE MANAGEMENT

September 12, 2018

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Bongbongon Elementary School, Cagayan

de Oro City

160 Participants, 22 Rotarians

6. WIWAG BUSINESS WEEKS

September 12-14, 2018

Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro

30 Participants, 6 Rotarians, 2 Volunteers

Chairman: Rtn Rey Lomarda

7. NEW GEN FORUM

September 21, 2018

Philtown Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City

31 Participants, 14 Rotarians, 12 Rotary

Anns

Chairman: Dir. Ben Booc

8. CITY YOUTH OFFICIALS

September 24-25, 2018

City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City

26 Participants, 12 Rotarians, 10 Rotary

Anns

Chairman: Dir. Ben Booc

9. FUN GOLF FUNDRAISING

September 21-23, 2018

Pueblo Golf Course, Cagayan de Oro City

160 Participants, 22 Rotarians

Chairman: PP Mar Paano

10. GRAND PARENTS DAY

September 29, 2018

St. Therese Foundation Upper Puerto,

Cagayan de Oro

10 Beneficiaries, 9 Rotarians, 13 Rotary

Anns

Chairman: Dir. Jim Casiño

11. HIV & DRUG SYMPOSIUM

October 4, 2018

Pilgrim Christian College, Cagayan de

Oro City

71 Participants, 4 Rotarians and 2 Rotary

Ann

Chairman: VP Leony Quicoy

12. BREAST CANCER PREVENTION

MONTH

October 20, 2018

SM Downtown Premier, Cagayan de Oro

12 Beneficiaries, 8 Rotarians, 11 Rotary

Anns

13. DISTRICT POLIO WALK

October 27, 2018

Gaston Park, Cagayan de Oro City

Chairman: PP Ferdie Bernasor

14. AUSTRALIAN INTERPLAST

November 4-15, 2018

Cleft Lip and Palate Operation

Jr. Borja Medical Center, Cagayan de Oro

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City

Beneficiaries: 60 Consultation and 54

Surgical Operation,

50 Rotarians, 30 Rotary Anns and 75 JR

Borja Volunteers

Chairman: PP Caloy Gorospe

15. STARKEY HEARING MISSION

November 12-13, 2018

Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City

814 Beneficiaries, 20 Rotarians, 11 Rotary

Anns and 85 Volunteers

Chairman: Rtn. Noel Dajao

16. OPERATION LINIS BOYSTOWN

REHABILITATION

November 17, 2018

Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro

31 Beneficiaries, 4 Rotarians, 5 Rotary

Anns and 5 Volunteers

Chairman: PP Caloy Gorospe

17. BOYSTOWN GIFT GIVING &

FELLOWSHIP

December 2, 2018

Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City

31 Beneficiaries, 20 Rotarians and 21

Rotary Anns

Chairman: Dir. Ben Booc

18. JUVENILE CENTER FEEDING

December 2, 2018

Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City

28 Beneficiaries, 11 Rotarians

Chairman: Dir. Ben Booc

19. PASKO SA CALABRIAN HOMES

December 16, 2018

Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City

Chairman: Dir. Ben Booc

20. ANGEL TREE OF JOY

December 21, 2018

Ororama, Cagayan de Oro City

Chairman: Dir. Ben Booc

21. HIV & DRUG SYMPOSIUM

February 8, 2019

COC Phinma College

Chairman: VP Leony Quicoy

22. BUNTIS SUMMIT “1ST MATER-

NAL AND CHILD HEALTH SUMMIT”

March 12, 2019

Chairman: Dir. Ben Booc

23. MAMBATANGAN TURN-OVER OF

EQUIPMENT

April 23, 2019

19 Rotarians and 10 Rotary Anns

PAG Chito Sarraga

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2018-19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FIESTA NG KABATAAN FEEDING PROGRAM

TABAKO BALIK ESKWELA PROJECT

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CITY YOUTH OFFICIALS

NEW GENERATION FORUM

DISTRICT POLIO WALK

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ROTARACT TEAM BUILDING SEMINAR

WIWAG

GRANDPARENTS DAY

STARKEY FOUNDATION PROJECT

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GOLF FOR A CAUSE

CALABRIAN GIFT GIVING PROJECT

GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS

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2018 CHRISTMAS PARTY

CHRISTMAS BOYS TOWN GIFT GIVING

SEAMLESS ILIGAN

GOVERNOR’S VISIT

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INTERPLAST AUSTRALIA

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ANGEL TREE OF JOY

BALUBAL EQUIPMENT TURN-OVER

1ST MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH SUMMIT

CLUB ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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DRUG ADDICTION & HIV AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM

RYLA

VALENTINES PARTY

DISTAS ILIGAN

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By: Treasurer Joel Bernaldez

I. OPERATING FUNDS

Cash On Hand 98,382.15

Add. Receipts from Annual Dues and Other Collection

Annual Dues 19,000.00

Good Samaritan Fund 24,650.00

Dr. Rocha Donation 3,000.00

New Membership Fee 500.00

Advertisement 500.00 28,150.00

TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR DISBURSEMENT 128,532.15

II. Less: DISBURSEMENT & OTHER EXPENSES

Jenny Taal Reimbursement & Honorarion 7,693.50

Checkbook Request 500.00

Rotary International Dues 12,176.85

TOTAL DISBURSEMENT FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2019 20,370.35

CASH ENDING BALANCE AS OF MAY 2019 106,161.80

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Council elevates Rotaract

Representatives from around the world also vote to preserve club flexibility

Source: Rotary.org

Source: Rotary.org

J

une is designated Rotary Fellowships

Month to recognize the importance

of international fellowship

and goodwill among Rotarians with

similar recreational and vocational interests,

promote increased participation in

fellowships, and increase understanding

of this program. The RI Board encourages

these groups to celebrate Rotary

Fellowships Month through projects, activities,

and events. (RCP42.010.9.).

MOP 2013.

The oldest fellowship dates back to 1947

when a group of Rotarians who loved

sailing began flying the Rotary flag from

their boats, calling themselves

the International Yachting Fellowship of

Rotarians. Today, more than 3,300 Rotarians

sail together in one of 109 Rotary

fleets in 37 countries.

What are the benefits for Rotarians in

joining the Rotary Fellowships? Fellowship

provides opportunities for Rotarians

to make lasting friendships outside their

own Club, District or country. Fellowships

contribute to the advancement of

world understanding and peace. Also,

Fellowships serve as an incentive for

attracting new members to Rotary and

retaining our existing members. Indeed,

Rotary Fellowship, together with the Rotarian

Action Groups, serve as an effective

tool in promoting membership development

and should be actively promoted

in our Districts.

There are many Fellowships that would

be of interest to our members, and they

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are detailed on http://

www.rotary.org/fellowships. You

may find many extensive activities

of the Rotary Fellowships that your

profession, business or industry area

has already established. If not,

why not think about starting one

yourself! Fellowships contribute

to the advancement of world understanding

and peace. Interested Rotarians

can join a Rotary Fellowship

by viewing the Rotary Fellowships

Handbook (729) or even start a prospective

Rotary Fellowship if their

recreational or vocational interest is

not in the list of approved Rotary

Fellowships. The Rotary Fellowships are

expected to facilitate communication

among their members and maintain regular

communication with RI.

When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships",

we actually refer to the groups

of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors

who join together to:






Share a common interest in worthwhile

recreational activities (sports,

hobbies, etc.);

Further their vocational development

through acquaintance with others of

the same profession;

Make new friends around the world;

Explore new opportunities for service;

and

Have fun and enhance their experience

in Rotary.

Examples of Rotary Fellowships include:

Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI), International

Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur

Radio (ROAR), International Computer

Users Fellowship of Rotarians

Throughout the month of

June, we’ll be celebrating

Rotary Fellowships Month by

sharing inspirational services

stories from various Rotary

Fellowships. We hope these

stories inspire you to join or

start a Rotary Fellowship.

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(ICUFR), International Fellowship of Rotary

Convention Goers, International

Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, International

Fellowship of Rotarians Musicians,

Rotary Global History Fellowship, etc.

Each Rotary Fellowship operates independently

of Rotary International, with

its own rules, dues requirements and

administrative structure. Membership is

open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians

and Rotaractors. It must be international

in nature with active members in at least

three (3) countries. Each fellowship

elects at least three (3) officers to oversee

the group's administration. The Rotary

Fellowships are expected to facilitate

communication among their members

and maintain regular communication

with RI.

Interested Rotarians can join a Rotary

Fellowship by clicking https://

www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/morefellowships

or even start a prospective

Rotary Fellowship if their recreational or

vocational interest is not in the list of

approved Rotary Fellowships.


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RI PRESIDENT’S Message, from p. 05

Seeing what Rotary means to people —

to the communities we serve and to

Rotarians themselves — has deepened

my affection and admiration for all that

Rotary is and does.

Soon it will be time for Esther and me to

return home to Nassau. When we get

there, I will look out on the vast sea

that surrounds our island, and it will

remind me of Rotary’s limitless possibilities,

and of the amazing future that

awaits us beyond the horizon. I look

forward to sailing there with you.

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN, from p. 07

programs.

Director Mike Mendoza has concentrated

on the very challenging job of documenting

all Club events and activities by serving

the Editor in Chief of the Kagayanon,

the Club bulletin.

The Project Chairmen of the different

club projects have done well in supervising

and spearheading

the numerous

activities

we have undertaken

in consonance

with our

plans and programs.

They

have voluntarily

contributed their

time, talent and

resources to ensure

that the projects

are properly

done.

Kudos, too, to all our club members who

have enthusiastically supported and participated

in our club activities. You have

proven yourselves to be worthy of the

expectations of true blue Great Rotarians.

And of course, our lovely Rotary Annes

have played a major role this time

around. They have actively partnered

with us in the implementation of the

community projects and other Rotary

activities.

The Team, the Club members and the

Rotary Annes have done so well and for

this I am deeply grateful for all your efforts.

Without your cooperation and sacrifices,

we would not have achieved the

successes we have attained as a service

club.

Hence, as we wind down the activities

for the rest of Rotary year 2018 - 2019,

we thank the Almighty Father for His

unparalleled love and guidance allowing

us to overcome adversities and prove to

ourselves that we can be of service to

the community.

Cheers to the GREATEST CLUB!!!!!!!

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