Turnover Ceremony & Members Recognition Day

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“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

It’s another exciting year for the Rotary Club of Uptown Cubao, as Imaginative Super President (ISP) Ariel Cardenas officially turned over club leadership duties and responsibilities to incoming Hope Creating President (HCP) Roel Abatayo last June 30, 2023 at D’Scout Hotel in Timog, Quezon City.

Despite his busy schedule, 2023-2024 RI District 3780 Governor Paul Angel Galang together with Spouse Carol graced the event and delivered an inspiring and hopeful message to everyone in the attendance.

Ceremonial turnover of Bell & Gavel, and awarding of Leadership Award to ISP Ariel Cardenas.

Among those who dropped by to join the ceremony were District Assistant Governor Fidel Macaisa, several ISP classmates of ISP Ariel and HCP classmates of HCP Roel who stayed until midnight to officially celebrate the new Rotary Year 2023-2024 which starts in July 1.

With HCP Carlo Maceda and spouse (RC Heroes Hills) and HCP John Gayo (RC QC Metro North Centennial. In the background is Mr. Edward Fernandez providing acoustic music entertainment for the night.

Members recognition were also given during the event which include service awards, leadership awards and special recognitions for inviting the most number of members to the club.

Special Awardees:

  • Leadership Award: ISP Ariel Cardenas
  • Club Star Award – Leadership: RACUC ISP Ian Tomaquin
  • Club Star Award – Most Sponsored Members: PP Jun Geronimo
  • Service Awardees
Member NameClub RolesOriginal Joining DateYears of Service
Isabelo T. San Luis “Fr. BEL”•Member since 2009 •Chair – Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (2022,2023)05 Jan 200914 years
Renato D. Santos “Tito Rene”•Member since 2010201013 years
Leonardo Dessie Tapnio Escobar “PP Leo”•Assistant Governor (2021-2022) •Club Vice President (2023-2024) •Club Foundation Chair (2021-2022) •Club President (2017-2018) •Member (2017 – Present) •Paul Harris Fellow (2020-21)18 Jan 201712 years
Graciano Doon Geronimo Jr. “PP Jun”•Club Treasurer (2020-2024) •Club Foundation Chair (2019-2020) •Club President (2018-2019) •Member (2012-2016, 2017 – Present) •Paul Harris Fellow (2018-19)06 Jan 201211 years
Richard Aquino Silva “PP Richard”•Club Service Projects Chair (2023-2024) •Club President (2021-2022) •Club Membership Chair (2020-2021) •Club Secretary (2016-2017, 2020-2021) •Club Executive Secretary/Director (2017-2020) •Club Treasurer (2017-2018) •Member (2015 – Present)14 Aug 20157 years 9 months
Charlene May M Cajano “CP Cha”•Club Membership Chair (2023-2024) •Club Secretary (2019-2020, 2023-2024) •Club Foundation Chair (2023-2024) •Treasurer (2022-2023) •Rotaract Advisor (2021-2022) •Rotaract Charter President (2020-2021) •Member (2017 – Present)18 January 20176 years 4 months
Rodolfo I. Alava “SEC Rod’•Club Executive Secretary/Director (2020-2021, 2022-2024) •Club Public Image Chair (2021-2023) •Club Secretary (2019-2020) •Member (2011-2012, 2017-2019, 2020 – Present)24 June 20116 Years and 3 months
Alex Santos Cruz “PP Alex”•Club Foundation Chair (2022-2024) •Club Executive Secretary/Director (2021-2022) •Club President (2020-2021) •Club Membership Chair (2019-2020) •Member (2018 – Present) •Paul Harris Fellow (2020-21)22 May 20185 years
Ariel Bataller Cardenas “ISP Ariel”•Assistant Governor Representative (2023-2024) •Club President (2019-2020, 2022-2023) •Club Membership Chair (2021-2022) •Club Secretary (2021-2022) •Rotaract Advisor (2020-2021) •Club Foundation Chair (2020-2021) •Member (2018 – Present) •Paul Harris Fellow (2020-21)22 May 20185 years
Rosemarie Lumbre Francia “RTN Rose”•Chair – Maternal and Child Health (2023-2024) •Club Service Projects Chair (2022-2023) •Member (2017-2017, 2018 – Present)18 Jan 20175 years

To the entire Rotary Club of Uptown Cubao family, congratulations to all of us!

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