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Club 17102 District 3860

The Rotary Club of Cebu was founded in 1932 and is one of the oldest Rotary clubs in Asia.

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Object of Rotary

The 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.

What is Rotary?

Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary Club members belonging to 33,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends,

It only seems like yesterday when I was first inducted into this very prestigious club and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I will the president. After 6 years of being a member, I have learned so much from everyone about rotary, different kinds of businesses, a variety of professional fields, difference of cultures, love for family and the willingness to serve humanity. I am so honored to be given this opportunity and the confidence you have all given me to lead is truly inspiring. I am so overwhelmed and I promise to give this year my 100%.

This Rotary Year’s Theme is Be the Inspiration What we aim to do is to inspire the people we meet through the projects:

Gift of Life Vocational Training Team (VTT) for the past 10 years we have been operating on Children with Congenital heart defects and we have made this even bigger by getting a USD 265,000 Global Grant in partnership with RC Willingboro (District 7500). We aim to operate on a minimum of one hundred (100) patients this Rotary year and give these children a second lease in life.

Paypay National High School, our second largest Global grant project partnered with RC Eversham (District 1100) at USD 245,000 is a continuing project which we are rehabilitating a school affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The Don Bosco Liloan school upgrade project, funded by a $57,395 global grant and partnered with RC Mississauga-Streetville (Toronto) and District 7080.

Under our basic education and literacy program, we will be having our 5th annual spelling bee contest this year. Book donations and School in a Bag project is made possible by a Global grant with RC Daegu-Taebaek (District 3700) and Smart telecommunications. We will be delivering 18 sets of School in a Bag kits to schools located in remote parts of Cebu to give them the tools to be able to have the opportunity to use Computers and tablets so that they will not be left behind; to grow with the rest of the world in using technology to learn. Our club believes that Education is one of the most important areas of focus because with Education instilled in the children, it will never be taken away from them and will forever be with them as they grow to be drivers and leaders. We also believe that proficiency in English is the main driving force for the Philippine economy.

GOLI Run is our fund raising activity in connection with the Gift of Life VTT. Our aim for this project is to raise funds to support the undertaking while at the same time, create public awareness about Rotary and the Gift of Life project; to reach out to the children with congenital heart defects that they may be treated.

I am very thankful to be in this very prestigious 86-year old club, to be surrounded by members who are very willing to fund, support and participate in our many club projects. With unwavering passion and desire do service above self, to make this world a better place and to be the Rotarian who will be an inspiration to the people they encounter and touch. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

Stephen Chian
President, RY2018-2019
Rotary Club of Cebu

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Meets Every Thursday, 12 noon at the Cafe Uno 
Waterfront Cebu Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines 
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Rotary Club of Cebu
2/F CSYGC Bldg.
B. Aranas Extension
Duljo-Fatima, San Nicolas
Cebu City

Phone: +63 (32) 406-1127
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