GUGMA UG GASA a Community Service Project

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GUGMA UG GASA a Community Service Project

GUGMA UG GASA a Community Service Project

From your Secretary’s Pen
By: Sec. Melanie Rosalind C. Talimio

Congratulations Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro EAST URBAN for the well attended community project that kicked off the start of RY 2019-20!

The project, GUGMA UG GASA, was chaired by Rtn.Grace Go under the Community Service Program of Dir. Jo Ana Llagas with members Rtn. Bebbot Chiu, PAG Bebotte Chu, and incoming Rtn. Nenette Rebolos.

This was in response to the clarion call of DG BANS IBRAHIM to celebrate children’s day in July. What better way to show that RCEU took it to heart than to celebrate it on the first day of the new rotary year?

So it was that last Monday, July 1, 2019, 19 ladies led by Pres. Rosalinda Caragos trooped to the Patag Child Development Center. We were greeted by Teacher Mary Annabelle Reyes-Go and the parents, mostly mothers, who were ready with their camera-phones and welcoming smiles.

A little bit of history: the child development center used to be a reading center for senior citizens. During RY 2004-05 with PP Inday Uy at the helm of leadership and with the late Joe Nebrao as the District Governor, RCEU constructed the building that now houses the day care center, the first school for around 40 to 50 children aged 4-5 years old.

Visiting the school again brought back memories to Rotarians who witnessed the completion of the project as either officers or new members during that time.

What a fun day it was for the little ones to receive gifts, hygiene kits, and yummy food on that special day. Donated for the center’s use were a whiteboard, bookshelf, table, television, sound system and pencils which were particularly requested by Teacher Annabelle. Special thanks to Chair Grace, Dir. Joan, and Pres. Linda for the donations. Chair Grace also prepared mouth-watering carrot cupcakes and water to all the Rotarians who attended the project. The children also received beautiful orange tumblers courtesy of PDG Fe Rosales Juarez.

Rtn Nenette taught the kids how to wash their hands properly and they did so with gusto. Pres. Linda gave a sentimental and inspirational talk being once a nursery school teacher and owner. PDG Bing also gave a motivational talk and congratulated the committee and thanking everyone who came. Ending the program with a bang, Chair Grace turned over the money to T. Annabelle for the feeding program.

Seeing the happy faces of the little ones made it a wonderful and productive Monday morning. Thank you to all the Rotarians who came and showed their support:
Pres. Linda Caragos, PDG Bing Fe Rosales Juarez, Dir. Jo Ann Llagas, Chair Grace Go, PAG Bebotte Chu, Rtn. Bebbot Chiu, Rtn. Nenette Rebolos, VP Imee van der Born, PAG Ella Yu, Treas./PP Lina Estrella Faburada (Boleen), Rtn. Vicky Lim, PP Shirley Thomas Escano, PE Daisy Tiu, Rtn. Georgie Tan, Rtn. Lina Kwong, Asst. Sec. Christina Malferrari Jugador, PAG Arlyn Niere, PAG Ophelia Dela Cerna and yours truly.


The bright faces of the Lady Rotarians at Jollibee Georgetown before leaving for Patag. L-R Christina Malferrari Jugador, PAG Arlyn Niere, Bebbot Chiu, Lina Kwong, Pres. Rosalinda Caragos, Georgie Tan, PE Daisy Tiu, VP Imee van der Born, Dir Jo Ana, PDG Fe Rosales Juarez, Sec. Melanie Rp Caragos-Talimio, PP Shirley Thomas Escano, PAG Bebotte Chu, Chair Grace Go, Vicky Lim, Treas./PP Lina Estrella Faburada (Boleen), PAG Ella Yu, and Nenette Rebolos — with Christina Malferrari Jugador, Arlyn Niere, Bebbot Chiu, Jo Ana, Fe Rosales Juarez, Grace Go, Vicky Lim and Lina Estrella Faburada.


The project site


Smile ladies! — with Rtn. Lina Kwong, Rtn. Vicky Lim, PDG. Fe Rosales Juarez, Pres. Rosalinda Caragos, PP Lina Estrella Faburada and PP Arlyn Niere.


The center was constructed during the presidency of PAG Justina “Inday” Uy


A pose with some of the kids


The mothers are a happy bunch.


Another pose with the Tarp at the background


Teacher Mary Annabelle Reyes-Go starts the program


A blessing of the newly painted room in the day care center officiated by Fr. Jun Ed Paglinawan Jr., SSS of the Santuario Eucaristico


A little homily before the blessing


PAG Bebotte Chu interviewing one of the little ones.


Pres. Linda Rosalinda Caragos thanks the committee for an outstanding preparation and execution of plans.


Active ladies in VP Imee van der Born, Treas./PP Lina Estrella Faburada (Boleen), Christina Malferrari Jugador, PP Shirley Thomas Escano and PAG Bebotte Chu


Attentive Rotarians listening to Pres. Linda’s talk: first row PDG Fe Rosales Juarez. Chair Grace Go, Rtn. Georgie Tan; second row PP Ophelia Dela Cerna, Dir. Bebbot Chiu, PAG Ella Yu, and PAG Arlyn Niere


PDG Bing Fe Rosales Juarez, Chair Grace Go, Dir. Jo Ana Llagas and Pres Rosalinda Caragos start distributing the goodie


Ever active ladies Lina Kwong and Vicky Lim


Beautiful smiles from PAG Arlyn Niere and Nenette Rebolos


Hand-washing tutorial by Nenette


A mommy guiding her little boy on how to rub those little hands


Actual washing of the hands with Pres. Linda Caragos

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Actual washing of the hands with Pres. Linda Caragos


PAG Bebotte Chu, herself a nurse, is all smiles while Pres. Rosalinda is focused on the task at hand.


The whiteboard donated by Chair Grace.


The bookshelf from Pres. Linda Rosalinda.


Dir. Jo Ana and PE Daisy distributing hygiene kits


PDG Fe Rosales Juarez gives an inspirational talk


Chair Grace turns over the money for the first feeding program


Pres Rosalinda and Chair Grace shows off one of the many works of the kids showing their gratefulness to RCEU

Club History

The club started with ladies who were not just acquaintances but close friends. They decided to give meaning to this closeness, thus the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban was born.