RCMC sets installation of officers on July 4

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

THE Rotary Club of Metro Cebu (RCMC) will install its new set of officers for rotary year 2014-2015 at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Casino Espanol del Cebu, V. Ranudo St., Cebu City.

Leading the new set of officers and board of directors is RCMC’s incoming president banker Floram C. Limotlimot. Also to be installed as officers are president-elect Dr. Vicente G. C. Balbuena, vice president Florita D. Hall, secretary Danilo A. Quinto, treasurer Dr. Vicente G. C. Balbuena, auditor Gema Luisa A. Pido, protocol officer Dr. Susan U. Valmayor and club public relations officer lawyer Eddie O. Barrita
The board of directors are Francois C. Crijns for club administration, Vera B. Cruz for club membership, Dr. Wyben R. Briones for community service, Dr. Neil Oliver C. Camonggol for club service, Dr. Wyben R. Briones for The Rotary Foundation, lawyer Rodolfo Y. Cabrera for the Family Rotary, Lambert Lim Lam Thai for international service, Robert Hall for youth service and Dr. Jose Z. Flordelis for vocational projects. Florita D. Hall is the immediate past president.

During the term of president Florita, the Rotary Club of Metro Cebu, together with the All-terrain Medical Relief Organization, the GMA Kapuso Foundation and the medical organizations in Cebu, mounted massive relief operations, bringing food, water, clothing and carpentry tools to areas in Bohol hit by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 15 last year and in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda last Nov. 8 in northern Cebu, up to Carnaza Island and Guinatarcan Island in Bantayan, in Tacloban City and other parts of Leyte.


Relief goods

RCMC also sent relief goods, galvanized iron sheets and carpentry tools to Pilar town in Camotes Island, Cebu, with the help of the Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Central, which allowed the deployment of three small naval crafts to transport the relief goods.

RCMC spearheaded the twice-a-year Operation Restore Hope, which has benefitted more than 5,000 children born with hare lips and cleft palates. It is also undertaking various medical missions and community projects.

Dr. Briones, RCMC past president, is currently spearheading the Central Visayas-wide anti-dengue mosquito larvicide campaign aimed at controlling and ultimately eradicating dengue-carrying mosquitoes, resulting in a record low number of dengue cases in Cebu and other parts of the region.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 02, 2014.


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