Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Discon 2012 Photos

I mean photos of our club participatioin only, not the entire District as there are hundreds of those photos.

?he first District Convention I have attended was Discon (December) 2006 during my term as Club President of RC Taguig Fort Bonifacio, RY 2006-07. I have not attended all other Discon after that, so I was curious what's new in the annual big event of the District. This is my 2nd Discon attendance so far.

There were only five of us from our club who attended the District Convention 2012. Immediate Past President Niel Antonio, his wife and club President-Elect Rose Antonio, President Norlan de Leon, his wife and Club Secretary Meann de Leon.

With District Secretary Lito Colona (4th from left, between Niel and Rose) and District Governor Billy Villareal (2nd from right, between Meann and President Norlan). The guy beside me is Pres. Norlan's classmate from another club.

The Antonio and de Leon couples. Upper photo from left: Pres. Niel, Meann, PE Rose and IPP Niel.

Lower photo is with Asst. Governor Jules Nivea from RC Rizal West. This is our "mother club", they chartered our club in March 29, 2000 or 12 years ago. Jules is also a good friend of the club, he has visited us several times.

Below, upper left photo with Immediate Past District Governor (IPDG) Ed Alvarez. Sen. Chiz Escudero was the guest speaker at lunch time. He spoke about the impeachment proceedings with CJ Corona, other political issues.

Sen. Chiz talked in very fluent but straight Filipino. I was wondering how the foreign guests -- high rotary officers from S. Korea, Japan, other Asian countries, the GSE teams from Germany and Netherlands, as well as foreigner rotarians of the district -- were able to understand.

My photo with the two couples.

Lower photo is my good friend from UP, also the godmother of my 2nd child Bien Mary, Rotarian Cecilia Quiambao from a club in Alabang. I was surprised to see her that night, she said she was a new Rotarian, inducted only a few months ago.

I like the discussions in the morning until early afternoon, but not so much in the late afternoon. In the evening, the presentations by the current team -- Club Presidents and District Officers -- were nice and cool. They have a number of good singers.

Monday, March 26, 2012

RC TFB New Newsletter

My club, Rotary Club of Taguig Fort Bonifacio, has resumed the production of a newsletter. Thanks to President Norlan de Leon.

Upper 3 photos, are during the club induction led by District Governor Billy Villareal. Smaller photo on the left, during our club Christmas Party last December 2011 at Immediate Past President Niel Antonino's house. We brought our families for a night of fun and fellowships.

Lower photos are during the club's participation in the huge district activity, "A Liter of Light". Our club was assigned to deliver the bottles for solar lighting in a big depressed barangay in Caloocan, aided by some soldiers from the AFP. Hundreds of people greeted the club officers and members who went to the place.

I will post more photos about this event later in this blog.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Discon 2012, RI D3830, March 17-18, 2012

The District Convention (Discon) of Rotary International (RI) District 3830 will be this coming Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, 2012. Day 1 will be a full day event at Shangrila Hotel Makati, while Day 2 will be the "Family of Rotary" at the University of Makati (UMak).

DAY 1 – March 17, 2012
Makati Shangri-la Hotel


7:00 am - Registration: DISCON 2012 Opens (venue: Manila A )
7:30 am - Opening of Rotary Windows (venue: Manila B )
8:00 am - Photo Sessions: Gov. Billy, RIPR & their Spouses with the following: (venue: Main Lobby)
• Change Maker Presidents
• District Officers RY 2011- 2012
• Past & Future District 3830 Governors & Spouses
8:15 am - Entry of DISCON Delegates & Guests
8:30 am - Assembly of Program Participants (venue: Gallery)


OPENING PLENARY SESSION (venue: Rizal Grand Ballroom)

8:45 am - Entry – Program Participants Only:
• Change Maker Presidents
• Assistant Governors
• Excom DISCON 2012
• DGN/DGE/PDGs and Spouses
• Incumbent Governors and Spouses
• DISCON 2012 Chairman
• RIPR and Spouse
• District Governor and Spouse

9:00 am - Call to Order Gov. Ismael ‘Billy’ Villareal
- Entry of Colors
- Philippine National Anthem Makati City Hall Employees Choral
- Doxology PP Renato “Atoy” Co
- Welcome Remarks CP Jejomar Erwin Binay, Jr.
by the DISCON 2012 Chairman Mayor, Makati City
- Introduction of Change Maker Presidents DGN Angelito “Lito” Colona
- Introduction of Dignitaries PP Patria “Patty” Chiong
- Introduction of the Governor and his Family CMP Victoria “Bingbing” Singson
- Governor’s Address: State of the District Gov. Ismael Villareal
- Introduction of RIPR PDG Eduardo “Ed” Alvarez
- Plenary Address: Rotary Worldwide RIPR PDG James Dee, D3800
- Cultural Presentation Makati City Hall Employees Choral
- Exit of Colors
- Adjournment Gov. Ismael Villareal

CMP Leo “Leo” Gellor CMP Marshelly Grace “Shelly” Lazaro

15 minutes


11:00 am - Call to Order Gov. Ismael Villareal
- Conference Resolution
- Announcements
• selection of membership for the Zone Nominating Committee for RI Director
• selection result for District Governor Nominee

11: 25 am - Adjournment Gov. Ismael Villareal


11:30 am - Invocation

12:20 pm CMP Tomas Emerito “Emy” Magdangal
- Recognition of Effective Clubs Gov. Ismael Villareal
11:45 am - Lunch Break
- Introduction of Guest Speaker CMP Arvin “Arvin” Lim
- Message Hon. Francis Joseph G. Escudero
Senator – Republic of the Philippines

CMP Leonides “Leo” Tagle CMP Catherine “Kath” Osial

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL THEME: Reach Within To Embrace Humanity

12:55 pm Raffle Draw PP Anthony “Papa Tony” Cristobal
1:00 pm

1:55 pm - Call to Order Gov. Ismael Villareal
- Introduction of the RIPR PDG Romeo “Romy” Cruz
- Rotary Theme RIPR PDG James Dee
- Introduction of DGN for RY 2014 – 2015 PP Socorro Alicia “Cory” Quirino
- Remarks DGN Angelito “Lito” Colona
- Introduction of DGN for RY 2013 – 2014 PP Jose A. R. “Pepito” Bengzon III
- Remarks DGN Robert “Robert” Kuan
- Introduction of DGE for RY 2012 – 2013 PP Ma. Criselda “Marycris” Oplas
- Remarks DGE Suzanne “Sue” Sta. Maria
- Adjournment Gov. Ismael Villareal

CMP Mario Gil “Gil” Jocson CMP Renny “Renny” Harman