Sewing Machines Donated to Gingoog City Rural Improvement Club

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Sewing Machines Donated to Gingoog City Rural Improvement Club

The Rotary Club of CDO East Urban, led by Club President Ma. Concepcion Borja-Lagonera, partnered with the Local Government of Gingoog City through Councilor/IPP Myrna S. Motoomull, donated two (2) heavy-duty sewing machines to the members of Rural Improvement Club (RIC), who are mostly housewives from Barangay Santiago, Gingoog City. About 33 members of RIC were present during the formal turn-over ceremony held last January 30, 2016.

The Rotary Club of CDO East Urban, led by Club President Ma. Concepcion Borja-Lagonera, partnered with the Local Government of Gingoog City through Councilor/IPP Myrna S. Motoomull, donated two (2) heavy-duty sewing machines to the members of Rural Improvement Club (RIC), who are mostly housewives from Barangay Santiago, Gingoog City. About 33 members of RIC were present during the formal turn-over ceremony held last January 30, 2016.

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Formal Turn-over of Sewing Machines by President Ma. Concepcion Borja Lagonera and IPP Myrna Motoomull of the RC of Rotary Cdo East Urban to the Rural Improvement Club (RIC) of Barangay Santiago, Ginoog City President Pacita Serate, was held January 30, 2016

Gingoog City, a progressing city of Northern Mindanao, is comprised of barangays that run on agricultural and other local produces. This project will enable the local women to support their family income by sewing and selling items like rugs, housedresses, dusters, etc. Developing additional skills such as sewing is empowering. It will not only improve livelihood but it will also boost the women’s self-confidence and esteem to become better wives and mothers. And because the machines are handed over to a club facility that is accessible to the community, this opens an opportunity for women to interact with other members of the community for a connective growth that will help them become economically, politically, socially, emotionally and spiritually productive citizens of our country.
 
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 “For in Rotary, what is our product? It is not wooden ducks or plastic bricks. . . . It is hope, and it is life itself. For this work, only our best is good enough. I ask you all to remember this – and to do your very best to ‘Be a gift to the world’.” – RI President K.R. Ravindran


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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.