Social Whirl by Tita Corteza
Treasures of the Rotarian "Pirates" PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 November 2010 10:45

To take a break from work and to enhance camaraderie among themselves, the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City (RCZC) and the Rotary Anns of Zamboanga City had a joint celebration of Halloween 2010. The Rotarians of this club came in their best pirate costumes and enjoyed a fun pirate’s night.

Somehow, these Rotarians are really like “pirates”. They “ransack or pirate (solicit)” “treasures (donations)” from friends and acquaintances, and give these to the less privileged in the name of service. Well, it is not actually a force solicitation because RCZC has built a good name as socio-civic organization. As a matter of fact, it has been receiving accolades and recognition of awards for their humanitarian. You can’t simply refuse them when they ask for assistance.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

RCZC recently had a renewal of sisterhood with Rotary Forbes Park. The Rotarians from this affluent society came and donated a modern oven machine (to make prosthetic) to Tzu Chi Foundation. More about this laudable event in my next Social Whirl.

 
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