@your SiRVis... Simon Francis Blaise R. Vistro wants to be known as SiRVis (an amalgamation of his name, profession and penchant for service). He is a polymath wannabe in the fields of training and education, civic voluntarism, sports, arts, travel, photography and social networking. Born and raised in Dagupan City, he is a staunch advocate of the preservation of Pangasinan language, arts and culture. Follow me on: Twitter. Facebook, Tumblr, Plurk.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Commit. Connect. Communicate

“We as Rotarians must raise our voice to proclaim our values,
for they are values to live by.”- 2009-2010 R.I. President John Kenny

Last Saturday, August 22, 2009, the RCDE contingent led by Pres. Mario, IPP Boy, PE Nick, Sec. TonyPats, Dir. Sundie, Treas. Ruben, Aud. Jonathan, Rtn. Joel, Rtn. Manda, New member Angelo and I attended the Multi-District PR Seminar at Hotel Stotsenberg, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. The Districts who were represented there were Philippine Districts 3770, 3780, 3790, 3800, 3810, 3820, 3830, 3850, 3860, 3870 and 3400 Indonesia. The event was hosted by Cluster 3B, District 3790 Pampanga.

The following are the Seminar Topics and the respective Resource Speakers:

Keynote Address Year in Review and Looking Forward – PDG Line Abanilla Zone 7 Coordinator PR Resource Group, RI’s Directions on Public Image – PDG Rob Crabtree PR Coordinator for South Pacific District 9920 New Zealand, Personal Salesmanship for Rotary – Ma. Soccoro “Baby” Jamias, Rotary Watch – PP Albert Garcia RC Forbes Park District 3830, Facing the Media – PE Marilen Lagniton RC Cubao EDSA District 3780, RI PR in Progress – District PR Chairs, Importance of the , PDG Mac Hermoso, District 3790, and Commit, Connect, Communicate – Cory Quirino TV Host, Columnist and Past President, RC Makati legaspi District 3830.

The seminar encapsulated that there is a need to increase Public Relations for Rotary to increase membership and increase knowledge about Rotary in order to gather more funds for the different community projects and to eventually eradicate polio forever. The resource speakers also reiterated that Rotary’s most valuable asset is our reputation and that Rotary symbol should be promoted like the well-known brands. Let us make the Rotary symbol synonymous to Sharing and Service. They have also shown that this could be done through innovative and interesting ways.

And yes we can do it. Because we are Rotarians!

Addendum: May I again solicit your support for our RCDE Basketball Team as we are going to the Finals against the Coca-Cola Team. The best-of-three series will start this Tuesday. Go RCDE!

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