An Update on the Rotary Club of Cebu

August 27, 2009 -- CEBU, Philippines - The Rotary Club of Cebu, the second oldest club in the Philippines recently held its 77th Induction Ceremonies at the Grand Ballroom of the Cebu City Marriott Hotel.

Justice Isaac Dicdican inducted the new set of officers with Bonifacio Belen as president, Jose Soberano III as president elect and vice president, Jerico Sungahid as secretary and Serge Romero as treasurer.

Board of Directors, Shigejiro Onda, Jensen Chow, Oscar Jereza Jr., George Chan, Joe Gapas and Edward Onglatco complete the line up.

Also inducted as new members of the club by President Bonifacio Belen were Jess Alcordo and Oran John Peck. Past President Ibarra Panopia performed the traditional charging of the new members.

Antonio Jose Torralba, Ph.D member, Board of Trustees of the University of Asia and the Pacific was guest of honor and keynote speaker.

Outgoing president Teodoro Gonzales Jr. in his valedictory address thanked the Rotarians for their support and team effort which resulted in significant accomplishments in the club’s many laudable projects.

Gonzalez likewise reminisced on his mentor the late Dodong Chan who aptly stated when he was charged into the club years ago “No man has ever put into Rotary more than what he can get out of it. But your dividends will be the joy of having served and the satisfaction of a job well done”. Gonzalez expressed his gratitude for the dividends of joy and satisfaction he received during his presidency.

President Belen in his acceptance speech assured the members that he would endeavor to sustain and further ennoble the standard of service during his term. The RI Presidential Theme for the year “The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands”, shall be a guiding spirit behind the goals he has set for himself and the club. (Philstar)

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