Welcome DG Bing Garcia and Lady Nene!

Welcome DG Bing Garcia and Lady Nene!

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

We are pleased to welcome our District Governor for RY 2018-19, Benjamin “Bing” Garcia and his wife Lady Virginia “Nene” to our Club on October 2, from 6 PM, at Marco Polo Hotel Davao, Borneo-Mindanao room.

We will be presenting our past and current achievements and illustrate them our plans for the current and future Rotary years.

This special evening is made even more special by the presence of some very Special Guests:

  • our dear friend District Governor Lindon See Diet, District Governor for District 3850;
  • Past President Melrose “Megs” Lunn and Past President Ricky Molo from Rotary Club of Metro Kalibo, our newest Sister Club.

I am sure you will join us all in welcoming our District Governor and our Guests and wish our Club another fruitful, successful Rotary Year!

IP Vanni

World-Class Filipino with Mike Grogan

World-Class Filipino with Mike Grogan

Marco Polo Hotel Davao
Room TBD

Friday September 9, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The International Speaker who believes in the Genius of the Pinoy.

Mike Grogan is an International Speaker and Best-Selling Author who believes in the Genius of the Pinoy.
As a Management Trainer, Irish native Mike has travelled to over 30 countries around the world but he believes that there is something very special about the Filipino.
Since 2014 Mike has lived in Metro Manila. Today he works as a consultant for People Dynamics where he travels across the Philippines inspiring and motivating 1000’s of Pinoys every week to believe in the Filipino Dream.

DISCON 2016 – Butuan City

DISCON 2016 – Butuan City

Kayna Kamu! Ato Ini Kadiyawon Ta!

Together with the Host Club – RC Butuan North, may we invite you to discover Butuan City as we kick off DISCON (District Conference) 2016 on March 3 to 5, 2016 at Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City.

To register, download the registration form HERE.

For more details about hotel and room accommodation, see details HERE.

For further details, please get in touch with the DISCON Secretariat through the following numbers: 0926-5448123 or 0919-6549547 (Both mobile numbers will be active beginning October 12).

Sincerely yours,

PSAG Noel U. Pineda
Chair, DISCON 2016

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VENUES FOR DISTRICT CONFERENCE (DISCON) 2016, Butuan City:


A. PLENARY SESSIONS – March 3-5, 2016
Venue: Almont Inland Resort

PLENARY SESSION

B. FELLOWSHIP NIGHT – March 3, 2016 / 6:00pm
Venue: West Highland Golf Course
Theme: Disco Fever
Motif:  70’s

FELLOWSHIP NIGHT

C. GOVERNOR’S NIGHT – March 4, / 6:30pm
Venue: Balanghai Hotel     Theme: Red Carpet
Motif: Tuxedo/Coat with Bow Tie / Gown

GOVERNOR'S NIGHT

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SPECIFIC TOUCH POINTS FOR DISCON 2016 VENUES:

A. General Sessions: Almont Inland Resort

B. Fellowship Night & Golf Tournament: West Highland Golf Course

C. Night of the Governor: Balanghai Hotel

DISCON 2016_Butuan Map

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To view DISCON Program, see below:

RC West Halloween Party

RC West Halloween Party

Come and join us on October 31, 2015 Halloween Party at Woodridge Park, Maa, Davao City. Witness the fun and spectacular showcase celebration of Halloween this year. The event will start at 2pm onwards. RC West Davao Members, spouses and the rest of the family are invited to come.

District Governor Salvador “Buddy “Estudillo visits RC West Davao

District Governor Salvador “Buddy “Estudillo visits RC West Davao

On this date of October 1 2015, we are are extremely delighted to welcome District 3860 Governor Salvador “Buddy” Gaza Estudillo on his kind visit to our Club.

District Governor Buddy was formerly connected with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, serving the Institution for 24 years wherein he occupied major Command and staff assignments in the Philippine Army From 1972 to 1995. He retired with the rank of Colonel. He also held various important postings as Regional Director of the Office of Civil Defense, Department of National Defense in Region 7, 8, 10, 12 and Caraga.

Some of the significant seminars, trainings, conferences and workshops that District Governor Buddy was attended, both in the government and civilian sectors, are the following:

  • ASEAN Preparedness Seminar
  • DAP Inter-agency Program for Executive Development
  • Executive Workshop for Regional Directors of Government Agencies in Humanitarian Response in Mindanao
  • Typhoon Experiment (TOPEX) and Warning Dissemination/Information Exchange in Tokyo, Japan
  • Basic Incident Command System Training in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • ASEAN Regional Disaster Exercise in Cambodia
  • Rotary International Conference on Peace and Development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Rotary District Conventions and Rotary District Assemblies

District Governor Buddy is a Past President of the Rotary Club of San Juanico in Tacloban City; and Outstanding Club President in RY 2000 – 2001; Past District Secretary of District 3860 in RY 2002-2003; Past DISCON Chairman in RY 2002-2003; Past DGR-PRM in RY 2002-2003; Past Assistant Governor – Zone 3C, RY 2008-2010; Senior Assistant Governor for Administration of District 3860 in RY 2011-2012. He also held several committees chairmanship. He is likewise a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He was also responsible for the organization of the Rotary Club of Leyte Gulf in 2003 and the Rotary Club of Kankabato in 2011.

He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Cagayan de Oro Chapter; the BCBP Tacloban Chapter and the Beta Sigma Fraternity, Divine Word University Tacloban Chapter.

District Governor Buddy is retired from government service, but is presently active as Chairman of the Board of the Tacloban Guardians Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TAGUMPCO) which he organized in 2009 to enhance the status of traffic enforcers.

He has a Master in Educational Management degree and is happily married to the former Cynthia Tan Yared of Ormoc City, and a doting father to his three children – Celeste, Celica and Chaddle.