Happy New Rotary Year!

August 26, 2021

Happy New Rotary Year!


For as long as I could remember, Rotary has always been a part of my life. I grew up surrounded by Rotarians as my grandparents and uncle are all Charter Presidents of their respective Clubs, my mom is a Past President, my grandfather’s brother was a Past District Governor. Service Above Self was ingrained in me and I was often present in various projects in different communities as a child. Being a Rotarian has always been in my blood, which is eventually being a President of my own Club was inevitable.

The past year has been a challenging year for all of us. The series of lockdowns, being stuck yet safe at home posed a challenge for my year as the Club’s President because we could not be as mobile and “on the ground” as we wanted to. And yet, we pulled through. We adapted to the new normal and found ways to reach out to the community and help as much as we could. We were able to provide Flu Vaccines, conduct a teacher training program for San Antonio Elementary School through Knowledge Channel— which included a comprehensive virtual library that they could use for their Online Distance Learning and donate 8 bicycles to 6 front liners to ease up the burden of their daily commute and 2 delivery riders to help them provide for their families. These are just a few highlights of the past Rotary Year where we “Opened Opportunities” for our community.

As we enter into a new Rotary Year, we are posed again with yet another threat. But despite this, let us continue to find ways to do good and to help in any way that we can. It takes just one person’s initiative to make the world a better place. We are one Club in a District filled with more than a hundred Clubs, and even a hundred more together with other Districts in the entire country, imagine what we can do to “Serve and Change Lives.” God bless us all! Looking forward to yet another successful Rotary Year ahead!



IPP Nicole Hilario Balinas


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