Anns deliver Last Angel Christmas presents to 504 children in 10 sites
The Last Angel gift-giving program, which this year is chaired by immediate past First Ann Lu Limjoco and co-chaired by Tere Boyer, brought the season’s cheer to 504 children from six schools, three child-care institutions, and one community with Christmas presents delivered to them.
This year, the project got underway early - on Friday, the 23rd of November, in Calatagan, Batangas, with PP Freddie Borromeo & Ann Jojo handing out gift packages to 30 school children enrolled in the feeding program at Talisay Elementary School. The gifts were provided by the Borromeos.
For seven days from the 10th to the 18th, the Last Angel “choo-choo train” rolled merrily along, lighting up the faces of the children and bringing smiles to their lips.
The first stop in December, on Monday the 10th, was the Plaridel and Pio del Pilar Conference Rooms of the Makati City Hall, where 50 boys and girls, Bantay Bata wards under the care of the Makati Social Welfare Department wards, received their Last Angel gifts. They also received groceries and candy from the Bantay Bata Committee and, with their parents, enjoyed a meal of Max’s fried chicken. On hand to personally hand out the presents and goods to the kids were IPP Rene Limjoco & Last Angel chair Lu Limjoco, First Ann Mimi Valerio, and of course Frank Chavez, Bantay Bata chair.
On the 11th, a Tuesday, First Ann Mimi and Ann Lu motored to Binondo in Manila to deliver gifts to the 30 children enrolled in the feeding program there.
Wednesday the 12th—yes, 12.12.12, the date everyone said would shower good fortune on mankind—packed in a wallop of cheerfor 30 school children at HJ Atienza Baseco Elementary School in Barangay
Club 'Habagat' relief operations extends help to 2,475 families in 7 communities
The Club’s efforts to assist the families rendered hungry, sick and/or homeless by the continuous rains spawned by the southwest monsoon in the week of 6-10 August 2012 were made possible by the generosity and service of RCM members, Anns, Interactors, and Rotaractors, our Sister Club RC Taoyuan, and several Rotary Clubs in and out of District 3830.
At the height of the monsoon rains, we received cash donations of P106, 846 and sundry items like slippers, sardines and other canned goods, bottled water, old clothes and shoes, and even fresh bananas from our Brother Club, RC Davao. In addition we received a donation of US$5,000 from PDG Archi of our Sister Club RC Taoyuan, pledged to DGE Robert Kuan, who advanced it.
649 Bagong Lupa, Port Area, Manila. The kids in this site are also enrolled in the Club’s supplemental feeding program.
On Thursday the 13th, Anns Lu, Jo, and Tere, together with Pres. Reuben Valerio, PP Freddie, and Baby Rtn. Carlo Garcia, brought presents to another 60 pupils in two elementary schools in Tanay, Rizal: Balimbing and Rawang, both in Brgy. Plaza Aldea. The kids also enjoyed a special treat: Jollibee hotdog sandwiches and soft drinks. PP Freddie & Ann Jojo further sweetened the pot for the kids, also enrollees of the feeding program, by gifting them with loot bags.
Pasig City was the next Last Angel stop. On Friday, 14th December, 30 pupils of the Pineda Pasig Elementary School at the Bahay Aruga Youth Homes in Pinagbuhatan happily received their gifts from Ann Tere.
On Monday the 17th, Ann Lu, daughter Mara, and son-in-law Daniel were at the Barangay Hall in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, neighbor to the RC Makati clubhouse, to hand out Christmas presents to 108 children. And on the 18th, the project wrapped up with PE Carlo Rufino & Ann Cat with daughter Alana, First Ann Mimi, and Tere delivering gifts to the 60 wards of the Bahay Maria orphanage in Bel-Air Village, Makati.
The Last Angel Committee was able to raise cash donations of P153,600 for the project. In addition, PP Freddie Borromeo & Ann Jojo donated the presents for the pupils of Talisay Elementary School in Calatagan, Batangas and the wards of Bahay Maria, as well as loot bags for the children of Tanay.
Sundays are rest days, a time one must reserve for family. But once in a while, this unspoken rule is broken for something special. This was what PP Freddie Borromeo & Ann Jojo did last Sunday, 3rd June 2012. It was all in a day’s work for PP Freddie as chairman of the Family Health & Nutrition Committee. They were playing host to a group of Japanese Rotarians, donors of the bicycles the Club gives away to needy students under the Bikes to School Committee chaired by Hiro Oba. As it turned out, Sunday was their only free time so PP Freddie, ever the gracious host, arranged his schedule to fit theirs.
With PE Reuben Valerio & Ann Mimi, Hiro Oba, Philip Soliven, and Jolyon Tiglao, PP Freddie and Ann Jojo met up in Pasig with the guests, visiting Rotarians from RC Tomioka Central of District 2840-Japan composed of CP Ginji Igawa, PP Mark Oshima, International Service Chairman, PP Toshihiro Tago, Sec. Hajime Moteki, Rtns. Syukan Ichikawa, Isao Matsumoto, Kiyofumi Odaka, International Service Chairman Elect, Masahiro Sato and Tetsuya Shiozawa.