D3810’s Rotaract Club of Manila Wins
 R.I.’s Rotaract Outstanding Project 2010

by DRR IZel Guatno

May 27, 2010, Rotary International - The members of the 2009-2010 RI Rotaract Committee selected Rotaract Club of Manila's “Response and Relief Program”  for the communities affected by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng as 2010 International Winner of RI's Rotaract Outstanding Project.

The program aims to provide Rotaractors and other individuals opportunities to respond to people affected by the typhoons, gather resources for communities affected by the disasters, and support the recovery of selected institutions damaged by the flooding.


The program, which initially started as the club’s support for District 3810 and the national government’s relief efforts, expanded into a volunteer mobilization, medical assistance, relief packing and distribution, and fund-raising for the rehabilitation of learning centers in communities affected by the typhoons.


Congratulations to the Rotaract Club of Manila, led by  Pres. Tiffany Go and Pres. Elect/Vice President Orladel Tomampoc, for being the  over-all winner for  Rotary International's Rotaract Outstanding Projects 2010. The award will be given during the Rotaract Pre-Convention  Montreal, Canada  this June.


This is first time that the Philippines is  the over-all winner for the Rotaract Outstanding Projects.  For  3 consecutive years, the Rotaract Clubs in the Philippines have won the Asia-Pacific Rotaract Outstanding Project, with Rotaract Manila also winning in RY 2007-2008.


Below is the complete list of winners for this Rotary Year: 


International: Rotaract Club of Manila (District 3810, Philippines) for "Response and Relief Program" (to collect and distribute relief supplies, provide medical assistance, and raise funds to rehabilitate two learning centers for residents of five communities affected by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng in the region of Manila,Philippines)


Africa Districts: Rotaract Club of Quatre Bornes (District 9220, Mauritius) for "Let's Change Their Future" (to provide bathing facilities and items, nutrition education, vitamin-rich foods, and school uniforms to 400 impoverished students at Serge Coutet Government School in Baie du Tombeau, Mauritius)


Asia Pacific Districts: Rotaract Club of Chung Yuan (District 3520, Taiwan) for "Rotary Promises We Achieve" (to raise $10,000 in Taipei, Taiwan towards the global campaign to eradicate polio)


Europe Districts: Rotaract Club of Izmir-Göztepe (District 2440, Turkey) for "Clean Sea Project" (to raise awareness of the need for and benefits of safe water and sanitation among 7,600 children in 47 primary schools in Izmir, Turkey)


Latin America Districts: Rotaract Clubs of Puebla de los Ángelos, Puebla Centro Histórico, Puebla Industrial, and Chilpancingo de los Bravo (District 4180, Mexico) for "Centros Rotaract de Iniciación Technológica para Niños Indígenas(Rotaract Technology Centers for Indigenous Children)" (to provide four computer labs and remodel one school dormitory serving 300 indigenous youth in the region of Puebla, Mexico)


South Asia Districts: Rotaract Club of Women's Christian College (District 3230, India) for "Stree Suraksha" (to create awareness of domestic violence with the general public in Chennai, India)


United States, Canada, and Caribbean Districts: Rotaract Club of Florida's First Coast (District 6970, USA) for "Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala" (to raise $22,000 for a school serving special needs children in Jacksonville, Florida)


The club’s success is also the district’s success, as well as the country’s pride. May this  inspire Rotaractors to continue serving with passion, commitment, and excellence!