ROTARY CLUB OF ERMITA, MANILA
Rotary International District 3810, Philippines
Club No. 27821
Chartered: 18 February 1992
A group of Rotarians from RC San Miguel, Manila namely: Atty. Ernesto L. Delos Santos, Mr. George C. Tang, Mr. Abito B. Orcullo, Dr. Lawrence L. Pollard and IPP Romeo Pastoril met at the University of Manila on July 18, 1990 for the forming of an extension club of Rotary Club of San Miguel.
Starting August 1,1990, the group decide to hold weekly meetings every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Manila Hotel. Inspired by the Objectives of Rotary ,on 15 August 1990,the membership swelled to twenty (20) and the group started to come out with a regular weekly Newsletter originally named: “Ermitano” and was later on renamed “Ermita Link”. Prominent Rotarians were invited as guess speaker for its weekly meeting in order to provide the members with necessary Rotary Information.
On October 1990, District 381Governor Vicente ”Vince” Carlos called a meeting with RC Bagumbayan-Manila and RC San Miguel to co-sponsor the new club and appointed RC Bagumbayan-Manila PP Serapio “Gabby” Gabriel(+) as District Special Representative (DGSR). RC Bagumbayan –Manila agreed to share the territory covering Ermita, Malate and Singalong.
The first official meeting under the designated DGSR was held on 14 November 1990 at the Manila Midtown Hotel. On November 28, 1990, the group decided to change the time and the venue of their regular meeting from Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. at the Manila Midtown Hotel to Friday, 7:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pasay City. Election of the members of the Board and Officers was held on 07 December 1990. Pursuant to the strong recommendation of DGSR Gabby Gabriel(+), this Club was admitted to the Rotary International on 18 February 1991 with thirty five (35) charter members.
The Club has implemented significant community and international service projects like the “Bread For Life” and “Light A Hope’ Matching Grants projects, it has undertaken and carried out medical and dental outreaches, laudable environmental preservation projects such as “Sagip Gubat Sagip Dagat Sagip Kalikasan Preserve Planet Earth Project,” Infanta Juice Water Project, “Lock On You” Mass Wedding – Save-A-Family Project and the annual gift-giving project jointly with sister club RC Tolo Harbour Hongkong and RC Ermita, Manila has always been active in various, if not all of District 3810 activities.
The Club now meets every Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at the Aloha Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila.
|Club Name :||ROTARY CLUB OF ERMITA, MANILA|
|Club Number :||27821|
|Charter Date :||18 February 1991|
|Charter President :||ERNESTO L. DE LOS SANTOS|
|Territorial Jurisdiction :||Ermita, Malate, Singalong|
The Rotary Foundation Contribution:
|No. of Paul Harris Fellows :||35|
|No. of Sustaining Paul Harris Fellows :||3|
|No. of Benefactors :||2|
|No. of Major Donors :||2|
|All-Time Giving (As of July 1, 2008) :||$41,400|
|Interact Club||Extension Clubs|
|IAC Manila Science High School||RC Parañaque Sucat|
|RC Parañaque Multinational|
|Rotaract Clubs||RC Malate, Manila|
|RAC The University of Manila|
|Rotary Community Corps||Local Matched / Sister Clubs|
|RCC Christian Habitat Village||RC Calamba, R.I. D-3820|
|RCC Ermita Livelihood Cooperative||RC Sariaya, Quezon, R.I. D-3820|
|RCC Leveriza Overseas Contract Workers||RC Infanta, R.I. D-3820|
|RCC Segunda Pulo||RC Balintawak, R.I. D-3780|
|RCC Sunrise Residents Association||RC San Pablo, R.I. D-3820|
|RCC Bongkol||RC Uptown Dagupan 2000, R.I. D-3790|
|Foreign Twin / Sister Clubs|
|RC Tolo Harbour, N.T., Hongkong, R.I. D-3450|
|RC West Geoge, Geongsangnam, S. Korea, R.I. D-3590|
|RC Potsdam, New York, R.I. 7040|
|RC Jeonju-Baek Jae, Jeonrabug, S. Korea, R.I. D-3670|