Rotary Club of
RI district 3790
of Clark Centennial
chartered on the 17th March 1999,
under the guiding hand of
Charter President Reynaldo Pineda.
formation it became very clear to the proposed members that the primary
interest and driving force behind people joining the Club was a particular
interest in helping the ‘street children’ of Angeles City. Initially we
started by sponsoring 11 children through school and we continue to do
so, with a
capacity for 90+ in 2009.
However the Club’s main project from the outset was the building of a
home for ‘street children’,
and this we achieved with the opening of the Angeles
Bahay Bata Center in 2001.
of local Filipino and expatriate businessmen, the members see this service
project as an opportunity to contribute something really worthwhile to
One of the
reasons behind the outstanding success of the project to date has been the
continuous contact with friends and clubs from members’ home countries.
Great benefits have been realized by members visiting Rotary
and overseas visitors coming to our
to see for themselves what has been achieved.
membership of the Club is very diverse with members past and present
originating from many countries: Philippines, Australia, New Zealand,
United States of America, Canada, Germany,
Norway and Switzerland.
within the Club a wide range of professional skills, this multi-national
membership has been able to realize its vision by ‘rolling up the sleeves’
and working together to get the center completed. But this, of course,
was just the
beginning. The challenge that lies ahead is changing the
lives of ‘street children’ in the years to come.
Early on the members of the
Club decided to form its own Foundation, the Rotary Club of Clark
Centennial Street Children Foundation Inc., the primary function of
which is to oversee the operations of the Angeles
Bahay Bata Center.
The RCCC meets at
12.00 noon every Tuesday, more information and location map........
We welcome new members and visitors, so if you are
in the area please contact
us and make an appointment to visit the Bahay Bata Center, or join us at one
of our lunchtime meetings.