Rotary Club of
Calbayog welcomes Rotary New Year with a blast
July 2, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Rotary Club of Calbayog welcomes the district-wide celebration of
the Rotary New Year 2018-2019 with a blast by celebrating it with
the residents of five barangays namely San Jose, Langoyon,
Canjumadac, Canjumadac, Tanval and Gelino, all located in the
hinterland parts of Calbayog City, Samar on July 1, 2018. The
farthest recipient village amongst is 30.5 kilometers away from
Calbayog City proper.
With the Rotary
International’s Year 2018-2019 theme, Be the Inspiration, and RI
District 3860’s theme, One Rotary, One District, the Club initiated
a “4-in-1” Outreach Program – Dental Health Care Services initiated
by Rotarian Dentists, Dr. Ellery Daguman and Dr. Zandro Daguman,
Educational Assistance through distribution of 431 pairs of slippers
to recipient pupils of elementary schools of the said villages,
Livelihood Program from which 400 packs of vegetable seeds (okra and
eggplant) are distributed promoting backyard farming to the local
farmers, Mother and Child Program headed by Rotarian Midwife Vivian
Jumagdao by conducting check-up and providing vitamins to pregnant
women and feeding activity to more or less 700 people on site.
RC Calbayog tapped the
People’s Outreach Program (POP), Kalipayan-Katitirok-Kasangkayan (KKK),
and Boleros Basketball Club in implementing the aforementioned
programs to promote involvement of other civic and non-profit
organizations in the community, inspire people to become ambassadors
of goodwill, and enliven the spirit of brotherhood. Present during
the activity to provide safety to the partakers are the men in
uniform of the Philippine Army (PA) and Philippine National Police
(PNP), and some teachers and school heads of the Department of
Education -Schools Division of Calbayog City.
converged at LSJ Farm and Puno ng Buhay Eco-Farm, Brgy. San Jose,
Happy Valley, this city. San Jose is a 14 kilometer-village away
from the town.
The activity concluded
with the happy smiles of the children and parents as they bid
goodbye to the Rotarians and volunteers before they are transported
to the farthest concreted road at Sitio Tagungtong which is
approximately 2 kilometers away from the venue.
Rotary Club of Calbayog
facilitated the said activity to bring its services and programs to
the people in the hinterlands of Calbayog City and to inspire them
to get involved in the activities that will promote economic
development to their respective barangays by transporting their farm
produce to the city.