It was good day for the Centaurians who were glad to accommodate visitors from the Rotary Club of Lucena Circle. Rotary Club has been an organization having several districts all over Quezon, Laguna and other provinces. Eventually, they are now aiming ACES to be one of its district.
Rotaract club is an organization for young men and women from ages 18 to 30 who are dedicated to community and international service. Mr. Alfredo Lavarro, a member of the club lead the presentation introducing the club to the Centaurians. Mr. Romeo “Butch” Gonzales the newly elected president, Mr. Andres Abuso as the past president and Ms. Annaliza Visorde as one of the members. He further explained about the club, like the different names entitled for different age brackets. Specifically, the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact. It was then followed by the explanation of the articles of the Rotaract Club Constitution.
The article 1: “name” which pertains to the name of the new circle of the club. He suggested that the club to be established at ACES would be best named after the school. The second article is the “purpose and goals”. Mr. Alfredo emphasized his belief that the leadership skills of the Centaurians as future educators and criminologists will be more developed through this organization. The next articles were Article 3: “Sponsorship”, Article 4: “Membership”, and Article 5: “Meetings”. Students who shall engage in the proposed Rotaract of ACES will have meetings that are very convenient for it will be held two times a month at the majority members’ free time. Article 6 pertains to the “Officers and Directors”. Officers are changed annually. Article 7 are for the “Projects and Activities” which the Centaurians paid very much attention. Everyone were excited about the international service that is conducted annually. Article 8 was named “Committees”, Article 9 as “Fees”, Article 10 as “Acceptance of constitution and by-laws, article 11: “standard by laws”, article 12: “Rotaract emblem”, article 13: “Duration and lastly article 14: “Administration”.
In addition, standard Rotaract Club By-Laws was discussed and even more elaborated by Ms. Annaliza Visorde. The past president, Mr. Andres Abuso even shared a lot from his experiences being a club member and officer in the past years. In addition to their persuasion were the humorous words that came from the present president, Sir Butch Gonzales. He even offered to help the present project of the school which enlightened the mood of everyone. After every message had been delivered students were given the chance to speak and ask the visitors regarding their own concerns and eventually the guests answered all queries.
After the long discussion, persuasion, and elaboration, the Rotaract Club had successfully invaded the ACES community and students have been interested and willing to serve with enjoyment.
By: Catherine Alivia
2nd Year, Education