Rotary Club of Bacolod - West Masthead


RY 1997-1998

The Rotary Club of Bacolod West, under the leadership of its president Rtn. Juliano L. Chiu, began RY 1997-1998 with 33 members of good standing. It inducted into its fold nine young businessmen and professionals. The total classification increased by 27% during the year.

RCBW is stable when it comes to its financial status. Various projects in all the avenues of service are being funded from income derived from advertisements in the souvenir program for the 8th Induction Ceremonies, membership dues and charity Bingo. It is up to date in meeting its obligations with Rotary International. It is subscribing to the Philippine Rotary Magazine.

Rotary Club of Bacolod West Foundation, Inc. Is duly a registered Foundation with the securities and Exchange Commission.

An atmosphere of wholesome openness and a spirit of camaraderie permeates among the Rotarians. This is felt by visiting Rotarians and guests who attend the weekly meetings.

RCBW has vision of healthy and economically productive Negrenses. True to its mission of working with government towards the attainment of that vision it continues to cooperate and collaborate with Local Government Units and National Agencies, in projects like Clean and Green, Philippine Centennial Activities, Alay Lakad, National Voluntary Blood Service Program.

RCBW access the media, broadcast and print, in the promotion of its activities. Press releases are also sent to the Governor's Monthly Letter as a way of sharing with other Rotary Clubs in the District its successful accomplishments during the year.

Projects and Activities Undertaken During the Rotary Year

Avenue of Club Service

  1. Conducted 2 clubs assemblies for project planning and reprogramming
  2. Sanggumay, a regular weekly publication, is its medium for a Rotary news, Rotary Information, social events involving its members and other matters
  3. Quarterly fellowship meetings hosted by birthday celebrants during the quarter; family outing at Mambucal Mountain Resort, Christmas Party, Birthday Fellowship Party.
  4. Had 2 Intercolor Bowling Tournament Bacolod Pavillion Bowling Lanes on October 12, 1997 and Lopue's East Bowling Alley - February 1, 1998
  5. Fund Raising - Charity Bingo in Coordination with Pagcor Filipino- Bacolod.
  6. Two meetings were devoted to Rotary Information; invited PDG Pat Tan on Rotary Protocol and PDG Sonny Elegado on the Rotary Foundation of R.I.
  7. The Club bought its own Laser Disc Player to make Community Singing lively.
  8. Joined The Rotary Interclub Bowling Tournament and garnered Third Place in Total Pinfalls.

Avenue of Community Service

  1. Co hosted the Mini Olympics for Persons with Disabilities - October 12, 1998
  2. Participated in the Alay Lakad together with the Rotaract Club- November 29, 1997
  3. Rotary HELP Project - A quarterly stroke awareness, Diabetes, Asthma and Cataract Screening has helped more than 500 individuals this year. Dates conducted; July 27, 1997, October 27, 1997, January 25, 1998. Schedule for the last quarter is April 26, 1998. Additional activity for this project are the Blood Typing and Dental Clinic scheduled on April 5, 1998 at Barangay Handumanan.
  4. Tree Growing Project - Adopted a one hectare lot at Sitio Kampuestuhan, Bgy. Cabatangan, Talisay which is a watershed area of Bacolod City. This is in Coordination with the Negros Forests & Ecological seedlings and contributed to the Foundation P 10,000.00 to support the community who will take charge of seeing to the growth of the seedlings planted.
  5. Feeding Project - Fifty preschool children of Purok Villa Villeta, Bgy. Estefania were beneficiaries of the project - March 1, 1998
  6. Sponsor 1 participant to the RYLA, has already paid for the registration fee but the training was postponed by the Sponsoring Rotary Club.
  7. Active Interact and Rotaract Clubs.

Avenue of Vocational Service

  1. Search for Ten Outstanding Bacolod City Metro Aides-Awards consisted of certificate of Recognition and Cash Prize. All the Metro aides were given bags of groceries during the awarding ceremony held on December 22, 1997 which was attended by Hon. Senator Alberto Romulo and Hon. Mayor Bing Leonardia. The annual Search aims to motivate the Garbage Collectors and Street Cleaners to value their vocation, no matter how lowly it may be, as their work have contributed much to making Bacolod City the Cleanest and Greenest City in the Country.
  2. Skills Training on Dressmaking and Cosmetology - 21 participants completed the Dressmaking course and 9 participants completed the cosmetology. Period of Training November 8, 1997 to February 8, 1998.
  3. Distributed the Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions to members.
  4. 54% of its members are actively involved in their respective professions/trade organizations.
  5. Vocational Tour at San Miguel Corporation's Brewery Plant together with the GSE team from RI District 7710.

Avenue of International Service

  1. Matching Grant projects with 3 Rotary Clubs from RI District 5240; Rotary Clubs of Atascadero, Newbury Park, Ventura - Marina, for Project Dungganon, a revolving loan fund providing working capital for micro enterprises of poor women in rural areas. As of January 1998, sixty women have already accessed the funds with 100% weekly payment rate.  Two more applications for Matching Grant with RI District 5240 and Rotary Club of Lafayette, Indiana are under process.
  2. Sponsored 2 nominees to the GSE Program
  3. Hosted 1 GSE team member from RI District 7110.
  4. Books to the Barrios Project- Distributed Books which was the Club's prize for successful nominee to the ROYAL Award (RY 96-97) to 11 elementary schools and 10 high schools.
  5. World Community Service Project no. WO3573, a project to provide potable water to households of mostly relocated squatters in Purok Rose, Bgy. Handumanan, is listed in the WCS Project Exchange, Issue 2; 1997-98. Negotiatons are currently being made with Rotary Club of Newbury Park, RI District 5240, California, for application for a matching grant for this project.
  6. Sponsored one Rotary Youth Exchange to RI District 5170.
  7. One new Paul Harris Fellow.