Club Profile

At the RI District Awards Night in June 2001, the idea of forming a new Pasay Rotary Club came to fore through a vision of RC Pasay MIA PP Charlie Callejo & PE Gigi Prats. They invited PP Sunil Sitlani, formerly of RC Pasay West, to join their club and help them put up an extension club with him as Charter President. The following week, PE Gigi and & PP Charlie secured the necessary clearances, paving the way for the formation of a new club. PP Charlie was appointed as DGSR.

On 01 February 2002, the prospective members of the provisional club had their first meeting at the Networld Hotel along Roxas Blvd. Initially called Rotary Club of Pasay Taft, the territorial area was supposed to be the whole Taft Ave. from Vito Cruz to EDSA. After three successive Fridays, the group decided to transfer their meeting day to Thursdays instead.

At their 21 February meeting, it was agreed that a number of Rotary Clubs already have the Pasay Taft area as their territorial area. After some discussion, the group decided to adopt the reclaimed portion of Roxas Boulevard, near and around the Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, as its territorial area as there are no Rotary Clubs operating in the said area. Further, in recogntion of the government’s plan to develop the area into a highly modernized mixed-use cyber complex, upon the suggestion of PP Chris Querubin & PP Dan Tenorio the group voted to call their club, the Rotary Club of Pasay Cyber City.

During the March 2002 DISCON, the members of the provisional club together with their mother club, RC Pasay MIA, attended and witnessed the “Gathering of Eagles – DISCON 2002” held at the Manila Hotel. They were likewise fortunately able to take their respective Oaths of Membership before PRIP Clifford “Cliff” Dochterman.

On 04 April 2002, the provisional club met and elected its charter officers, viz: PP Sunil Sitlani, Charter President; Buddy Bison, Vice President; Bombit dela Cruz, Club Secretary; Mia Prats, Treasurer; Gina Callejo, Director for Club Services; Jojo Beduya, Director for Community Service; Raymond Ciriaco, Director for Vocational Service; Jerry Davis, Director for International Service; Charles Lim, Director for Youth Service.

On 10 April 2002, the provisional club’s duly accomplished application form was forwarded to Rotary International. In the meantime, on 18 May 2002, the charter officers of the provisional club attended the District Assembly, “Sow the Seeds of Love”. Hosted by RC Raha Sulayman, the event was held at Holiday Inn Manila.

During its 23 May 2002 regular meeting, the club was honored by the presence of DG Rudy Estrellado, DGE Rosy Go, & DGN Alex Huang, who together with inspiration and constant guidance provided by DGSR Charlie Callejo & RCPM Pres. Gigi Prats.

Exactly one year after its conceptualization, on 08 June 2002, the Rotary Club of Pasay Cyber City had its Charter presentation and Induction Ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Pasay City. At the same occasion, DG Rudy announced that RI had approved the club’s chartering on May 24, 2002.

Thus, through the inspiration and constant guidance provided by DGSR Charlie Callejo & RC Pasay MIA PP Gigi Prats, Benne Altarejos; Elvis Balayan; Jojo Beduya; Ben Blasco; Buddy Bison; Gina Callejo; Raymond Ciriaco; Jerry Davis; Bombit dela Cruz; Eliezer Esteban; Elvie Estuita; Benjie Gacusan; Charles Lim; Alvin Miranda; Mia Prats; Neelam Sitlani; Sunil Sitlani; and Gabby Velasco were officially accepted into the Rotary World of Service.