Rains didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of every member of the Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP), the Rotaractors of Central Pampanga, and its Interactors from the University of the Assumption when they joined the district-wide kick-off activities of tree planting and feeding program to celebrate the new Rotary Year. With the rest of the Rotarians from Cluster 4-A led by Assistant Governor Alex Patio, RCCP proceeded to the site of the tree-planting activity in Guagua, Pampanga.
Braving the winds and the rains, they planted fruit-bearing trees and bamboo shoots, unmindful of the mud and the dirt that got into their nails and hands. A thousand plants were distributed among the 12 clubs participating. To ensure the survival of the seedlings, all the clubs agree to take turns in inspecting and visiting the site for at least a month or two.
The feeding program at the Sta. Ursula Elementary School followed next. 300 school children enjoyed the meal prepared by the PTA officers and the teachers. The District Governor of 3790, Gov. Andronico “Apo Sonny” Pahed, Jr., and DGE Jess Sama were around to support the activities.
Out of the 300 school children, 100 severely malnourished children will be fed for two months to address the malnutrition problem of the community. The expenses for the kick-off activities were shared amongst the clubs.
—By Consolacion Cruz-Miclat, president of RC Central Pampanga
Read more news in the August issue of the Philippine Rotary Magazine.