@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.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Generations

“If we train our youth properly,
we need not have any fear as to the future of the world.”
- 1949-50 R.I. President Percy Hodgson

This is not a title of the second season of the hit T.V. show, Heroes. Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. The series is about the stories of apparently ordinary individuals from around the world who mysteriously develop superhuman abilities, and who then seek to use them to prevent the end of the world.

In the Rotary and even in our society, the “New Generations” or the Youth are considered heroes. September is the New Generations Month. It is called the “month of the future” as the youth is our future.

Let's face it: If Rotarians don't succeed in attracting younger members to their clubs, there won't be any clubs to attract members to. At RCDE, we invest in our future- the youth. We do these through various activities and strategies to really confirm that the “future of Rotary is in our hands”.

The club had been infused with new blood- young members (like me, ahem- with emphasis on the word young) who actively participate in Rotary activities and keep the club stronger.

We recently sponsored the 2009 Regional Read-a-Thon Competition in cooperation with the Region I Department of Education last September 16, 2009. Best in Oral Interpretation was won by the Dagupan City Division represented by Melissa Joy C. Liwanag of East Central, Dagupan City. The Best Story Retelling went to Khryzza Vien R. De Guzman of Mangaldan Central School, Pangasinan II Division. The Best Team Readers were Charity Nicole A. Acacio, April Gaye Acoba, and Aira Basilio of F. camaguin Elementary School, Ilocos Norte, Laoag Division. The Over-all winners of the regional contest were: Pangasinan II – 1st Place, Dagupan City – 2nd Place, Laoag City – 3rd Place. The Overall winners by awarded by Sec. TonyPats.

Last Tuesday September 15, the RCDE Basketball team was awarded Champion of the 30 and above Friendship Cup which was held at the St. John Cathedral School Gym. Kudos to all the members who made this championship a reality.

Today, our Rotaract and Interact had their Leadership Workshop Seminar in the afternoon prior to RCDE’s weekly club assembly.

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