Rotary pirates Asia’s Latin City – April 1 to 3 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

Starting today up to April 3, Rotarians from Rotary International (RI) District 3850 will invade and pirate the heart of Zamboanga City in the name of service. Rotarians are volunteer members 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.

District 3850 is composed of dedicated Rotarians, hailing from the various clubs located in Western Visayas and Western Mindanao. All of the more 50 clubs and over 1,200 Rotarians of this District are united by the ever-ready outpouring of fellowship and understanding.

Within this district, one enjoys the old-world charms of Panay, sweet province of Negros Occidental, exotic place of Tawi-Tawi, historic city of Dapitan, pristine beaches of Boracay, zesty Zamboanga Peninsula and Misamis Occidental as well as the exotic cultures of the Tausogs, Maranaws, Badjaos and the Atis. Within the same district, there is a cacophony of dialects including Hiligaynon, Ilonggo, Karay-a, Aklanon, Cebuano, Tausog, Maranaw, and Chabacano. Amidst this diversity there is enrichment within the district borne out of fellowship.

This district has been at the forefront of International understanding thru its active involvement in Rotary International's The Rotary Foundation programs. It has a growing number of Paul Harris Fellow and sustaining members.

Let’s give our full support to District Governor James Makasiar and the different Rotary Clubs in Zamboaanga City in giving a warm welcome to their visiting co-Rotarains.

Bievenidos na Zamboanga,Rotarians!