Changing lives-A A +A
Stand Up for Life
Thursday, September 26, 2013
TWENTY-seven years of inspiring years of giving service to the community and looking forward for more years of changing lives through caring and sharing.
That is what the Rotary Club of Metro Baguio (RCMB) hopes for after celebrating its charter anniversary lately upholding this year's Rotary International's theme dubbed "Engage Rotary, Change Lives."
RCMB RY 2013-2014 President Teofilo "Teops" Malapit said the club’s anniversary is a celebration of another milestone in the history of RCMB with one common focus and common goal which is to “Engage rotary, Change lives.
“The dedication of the club members will make all this happen,” Malapit said in his message to his fellow Rotarians.
Through the years of existence, RCMB has also been a good partner of the local government in implementing projects focusing in uplifting the lives of the less fortunate in areas such as in education, health, and sanitation. RCMB also responded to the call for the campaign for the protection of the environment to help mitigate the impact of climate change.
Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan sees the importance of the partnership of the civic group and local government in the development of the community as reflected in his message in the anniversary celebration of RCMB.
“We need more people to join us in the service of our people through our charity activities. Serving our people through varied interventions brings hope for the establishment of a better community in the future,” the mayor said.
In its 27th year, RCMB intends to do more projects to help the less fortunate in partnership with other rotary clubs.
According to District 3790 Governor Linda A. Winter the rotary mission is to carry out various projects on disaster management, treatment of water & sanitation, maternal & child , basic education &literacy, and economic and community development for the community.
“All this can be achieved by partnering with other clubs in our country and in different continents,” Winter said.
Through government-civic group partnership and support of different rotary clubs there will be more projects and program that will be implemented. There will be more less fortunate people that will be given help. There will be more hope for a better place to live in.
The true essence of being in a civic group is when you are able to make a difference and touch the lives of the people.
Happy anniversary RCMB!
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Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 27, 2013.