A BRIEF HISTORY

By PP Boy Santiago

 

ROTARY CLUB OF SAN JOSE

Rotary International District 3810

San Jose, Occ. Mindoro

 

CHARTERED ON AUGUST 10, 1957

CLUB NO. 17004

            How did the Rotary Club of San Jose came into existence? 

A proposed Rotary Club must be sponsored and organized by an existing Rotary Club.  The incumbent District Governor will then appoint a District Governor Special Representative (DGSR) whose task is solely for the purpose of organizing a new club and to assist it in its early years of existence.  In the case of the Rotary Club of San Jose, the sponsor is the Rotary Club of Puerto Princesa and the DGSR was its president, Jose G. Flores.

 A survey was done by Pres. Jose G. Flores with the assistance of Amado Pio de Roda and Catalino Punzalan on November 5, 1955 and subsequently on September 7, 1956 to determine if the community can sustain a Rotary Club.

 On September 23, 1956, Pres. Jose G. Flores organized the Provisional Rotary Club of San Jose.  However, before all the charter documents could be processed, the number of charter members fell below the required minum of 25 because of the death of the provisional secretary and the transfer of residences of some provisional members.

 A new survey was done by Dist. Gov. Mariano Tinio on March 30, 1957.  Now there were some 25 charter members and the Provisional Rotary Club of San Jose was formally organized.

 After the charter documents have been processed, they were submitted to Rotary International for approval.

 It stands on the records that the Rotary Club of San Jose was admitted as a member of Rotary International on August 10, 1957 with 26 charter members.  The Charter President was  Amdo Pio de Roda who was also the first Paul Harris Fellow of the club.  The Charter Secretary was Felix Gabriel.  The Rotary Club of San Jose is the first service organization that was organized in San Jose.  The meeting place of the club then, was at the Club Balalaika every Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

 To enable the communities to avail of the services and benefits that a Rotary Club may render, the Rotary Club of San Jose, sponsored and organized the Rotary club of Mamburao, which admitted as a member of Rotary International on August 20, 1985, during the term of Past President Rodolfo “Rudy” M. Dris, the Rotary Club of Magsaysay on January 15, 1996, during the term of Past President Eduardo “Ed” G. Apigo.

 There are numerous community projects that the Rotary Club of San Jose have undertaken like the donation of police outposts, deworming, medical-dental missions, sponsoring the Alay-Lakad, holding of skills development seminars, AIDS awareness rally and forum, New Generation Conference and the construction of potable water system in Iling and Yapang Resettlement Area.

 The Rotary Club of San Jose was also able to construct its won Rotary Center which serves as the venue of Rotary meetings and various seminars.  Likewise, to be able to deliver more services, RC San Jose also organized several partners in service like the Interact Clubs, Rotaract Clubs and Rotary Village Corps.

 More programs are forthcoming.  Some are in the planning stages and some are already in the final stages.  All of these programs were conceived and are being implemented by RC San Jose for the benefit of the community it serves.

RC SAN JOSE PAST PRESIDENTS

 

PRESIDENT

ROTARY YEAR

R.I. THEME*

1

Amado Roda

1957-1958

Enlist-Extend-Serve

2

Amado Roda

1958-1959

Help Shape the Future

3

Amado Roda

1959-1960

Vitalize!  Personalize! Build Bridges of Friendship

4

Amado Roda

1960-1961

You are Rotary – Live it!

5

Max Maximo

1961-1962

Act.  Aim for Action, Communication for Understanding. Test for Leadership.

6

Max Maximo

1962-1963

Kindle the Spark Within

7

Igo David

1063-1965

Meeting the Rotary’s Challenge in the Space Age

8

Jose Araneta

1965-1966

Live Rotary

9

Peles Gabriel

1966-1967

Action, Consolidation and Continuity

10

Ram Ramirez (deceased)

1967-1968

Make Your Rotary Membership Effective

11

Rey Curva

1968-1969

Participate

12

Fred Yleana (deceased)

1969-1970

Review and Renew

13

Criz Ramirez

1970-1971

Bridge the Gaps

14

Romy Cruz

1971-1972

Good Will Begins with You

15

Ramon Calalang

1972-1973

Let’s Take a New Look and Act

16

Rey Hipolito

1973-1974

A Time for Action

17

Bonnie Brilliantes

1974-1975

Renew the Spirit of Rotary

18

Carling Estuche

1975-1976

To Dignify the Human Being

19

Passy Lachica

1976-1977

I Believe in Rotary

20

Seniong Eniego

1977-1978

Serve to Unite Mankind

21

Jessie Sta. Romana

1978-1979

Reach Out

22

Pepe Rodil

1979-1980

Let Service Light the Way

23

 

1980-1981

 

24

Pepe Rodil

1981-1982

World Understand and peace

25

Rafael Mondonedo

1982-1983

Mankind is One-build Bridges of FriendshipThroughout the Word

26

Rafael Mondonedo

1983-1984

Share Rotary – Serve People

27

Rey Curva

1984-1985

Discover a New world of Service

28

Felix Gabriel

1985-1986

You are the key

29

Cristobal Ramirez

1986-1987

Rotary Brings Hope

30

Rodolfo Dris

1987-1988

Rotarian’s United in Service Dedicated to Peace

31

Jose ”Pepe” Rodil

1988-1989

Put life in Rotary Your Life

32

Godofredo Santos

1989-1990

Put life in Rotary Your Life

33

Senen “Senen” Delos Reyes

1990-1991

Honor Rotary with faith and Enthusiasm

34

Ramon “Mon” Atienza

1991-1992

Look Beyound Yourself

35

Danilo “Ilo” Centeno

1992-1993

Real Happiness is Help Others

36

Antonio “ Tony” Culla

1993-1994

Believe in what You can Do do What You Believe In

37

Vincent“Teng” Guerrero

1994-1995

Be a Friend

38

Eduardo “ED” Apigo

1995-1996

Act with integrity Serve with Love Work for Preace

39

Nofrando“Boy”Santiago

1996-1997

Build the Future with Action and Vision

40

Aurelio “Aure” Dy

1997-1998

Show Rotary Cares

41

Renato“Rene” Pantaleon

1998-1999

Follow your Rotary Dream

42

Ferdinand”Ferdie”Altayo

1999-2000

Rotary 2000 Act with Consistency,Credibility,Continuity

43

Renato”Allen”Tan

2000-2001

Create Awarness Take Action

44

Godolfredo”Fred”Siquioco

2001-2002

Mankind is Our Business

45

Alan”Alan”Ong

2002-2003

Sow the Seeds of Love

46

Joaquin”jake”Castronuevo

2003-2004

Lend a Hand

47

Bernardo ”Ber” Pangilinan

2004-2005

Celebrate Rotary 100 Years

48

Richie Liboro

2005-2006

Service Above Self

49

Felix “Jun” Bernales

2006-2007

Lead the Way

50

Martin Otte

2007-2008

Rotary Shares

51

Darlene Dizon

2008-2009

Make Dreams Real

52

Mateo Tayag

2009-2010

The future of Rotary is in Your hand

53

Martin Otte

2010-2011

Building Communities Bridging Continents

54

Jonathan “Jon” Callos

2011-2012

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity