Rotary Club of Uptown Cubao Garners Honors at RID3780 District Awards Night 2023

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The Rotary Club of Uptown Cubao (RCUC) has earned praises and honors during the Rotary International District 3780 Awards Night held on June 11, 2023 at the Manila Hotel.

With the theme “Dreamers and Doers“, the event turned out to be one of the most unforgettable moments for RCUC in its 38 years of existence.

The Club was one of the 10 nominees and the eventual winner for the much coveted Most Outstanding Rotary Club – (Bronze, Small Club Category).

Imaginative Super President Ariel B. Cardenas was awarded as Most Outstanding Rotary Club President – (Bronze, Small Club Category), and also received a trophy for Leadership Excellence.

Club Secretary and Incoming Hope Creating President Roel Abatayo shared the stage with other winners having won the Most Outstanding Club Secretary while Past President (LCP) Richard Silva received his Distinguished Leadership Award trophy as District Assistant Governor, and Most Outstanding Club Information and Communications Officer (CICO) – (Bronze, Small Club Category).

RCUC members in attendance include Past President (TGP) and Club TRF Chair Alex Cruz, Past President (IP) and Club Treasurer Jun Geronimo, President Nominee / Incoming Club Secretary and Membership Chair Barbie Garlan and RACUC Past President and Incoming Public Image Chair Princess Silva.

In his Facebook post, ISP Ariel has this to say:

“The recently concluded Rotary International District Awards with the theme “Dreamers and Doers” was truly an amazing night. It was a successful event mainly to recognize individual talents and clubs effort in community service projects. RC Uptown Cubao are lucky to received those awards and we are thankful to Gov Florian Enriquez and to the award committees lead by AKS Arnel Matteo Mateo. And to the community service chair lead by PP Pol Castillo . I also want to thank RC Uptown Cubao officers and members who supported me in this wonderful journey.”

ISP Ariel Cardenas – FB Post

ISP Ariel added:

“Its a job well done…now im signing off. Thank you for all your support especially to my club and Thank you District 3780 under the governorship of Gov Florian for recognizing our club effort. I miss being a president but this will be the last time. Mabuhay ang RCUC!

Special thank to AKS Arnel Mateo and PP Pol Castillo for the awards.”

Below is the list of awards RCUC hauled:

  • Leadership Excellence Award (ISP Ariel Cardenas)
  • District Governor’s Citation

Major Awards:

  • Most Outstanding Club President (ISP Ariel Cardenas) Bronze – Small Club Category
  • Most Outstanding Rotary Club (RCUC) Bronze – Small Club Category
  • Most Outstanding Club Secretary (HCP Roel Abatayo)
  • Most Outstanding Club Information and Communication Officer – (PP Richard Silva)
  • Distinguished Leadership Award – (PP Richard Silva)
  • Most outstanding Club in International Service – Silver
  • Most outstanding Club in Community Service – Gold
  • Most outstanding Club in Membership Development – Bronze
  • Most outstanding Club in Membership Growth – Gold

Minor Awards:

  • Best Rotary Club in Blood Donation – Silver
  • Best Rotary Club in Rotary Community Corps Program – Silver
  • Best Rotary Club in Peace and Conflict Resolution – Silver
  • Best Rotary Club in Promotion of Four way Test – Silver
  • Best Rotary Club in friendship and Cultural Exchange – Silver
  • Best Rotary Club in International Sister Club – Gold
  • Best Rotary Club in Maternal and Child Health – Gold
  • Best Rotary Club in Special Project (Portable Hand Wash Project)

The District Awards Night is an annual event of the Rotary International District 3780 recognizing the different service projects and initiatives of more than 100 Clubs of the District.

For this Imaginative Year (RY 2022-2023), it centers on Honoring Rotarians who have turned their Imaginations into Reality.

Congratulations RCUC and to all RID3780 Clubs!

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