The biggest elevated Rotary Wheel Marker

SARIAYA, QUEZON – The Rotary Club of San Juan Neopolitan, District 3800, unveiled the biggest back-to-back elevated Rotary Wheel Marker last February 19, 2022 which was presided by Life Changing President Herminigildo “Cata” Cataluña, Jr. of Rotary Club of San Juan Neopolitan, with Life Changing Governor AUGUSTO “Augie” SOLIMAN, District 3800 as Guest of Honor and Speaker. 

Witnessing the unveiling were Regional Rotary Public Image Coordinator PDG Reynaldo “Rey” Castillo, Assistant Regional Rotary Public Image Coordinator IPDG Anthony “Tonipi” Paruñgao. Assistant Regional Rotary Public Image Coordinator and Chief of Staff PP Johun Joshua “Josh” Santos, District Secretary for Operations Dante Verano, District Secretary for Programs Manolito “Lito” Sese, Senior Assistant Governor Mari Claire dela Rosa, our very own Assistant Governor Rodrigo Gutierrez, District Public Image Chairperson PP Pleshette “Pleshy” Wee, District Public Image Vice Chair Flor Sabino.

Likewise, present during the momentous event were Past District Governor RAFAEL “Paeng” TANTUCO of District 3820, Key Officers of District 3800, LCP Ellen Bonus of RC San Juan, LCP John Barro of RCSJ North and Officers and Members of RC San Juan Neopolitan and RC Sariaya.  Also present were Hon.  DAVID “Jayjay” SUAREZ Congressman of the 2nd District, Province of Quezon, who served as guest of Honor and Speaker, Local and Barangay Officials, Teachers from Bignay 2 Elementary School and residents of Brgy, Bignay 2.

The marker was built to commemorate the exemplary performances and accomplishments amassed by the Club for the Rotary Year 2021-2022.  It will also serve as a token of unrelenting support of the Club to the Annual Outreach Program to the indigent residents of Barangay Bignay 2, Sariaya, Quezon.  Likewise, the project was conceptualized to promote the Rotary International Logo taking into account the thousands of motorists traversing the newly constructed National Hi-way known as the “Eco-Tourism Road” going to and from Manila, Northern part of Luzon and Bicol Region up to the Southern Regions of the Philippines. 

The strategic location of the Wheel Marker would invite passersby, motorists, local residents, visitors and tourists to take souvenir pictures in the site that can be posted in all social media platforms which may further amplify and promote the image of Rotary International in the whole world. This development may likewise pave the way for the continued upgrading of the classification of the property along that area, and may encourage more investors to come in, which could significantly contribute to the economic enhancement along that part of the province.

The architectural design, highlighted by the color combination, added to the astounding feature of the marker. It was fabricated by Metallfit, Inc. and Exelon Power Solutions, Inc., a private designer and construction company which specialize in steel sheet cabinets and power generation manufacturing.  The construction materials used were casted in metal with heavy duty steel from foundations to structures and frames.  It then passed thru a hot dip galvanized coating process for corrosion and weather resistance and top coat finished with primer and anzal paint.  The marker is with highway grade reflectorized sticker on top of the anzal paint.

The project became a reality because of the significant contributions of the following people:  PP Eduardo Cabral, who made the design and developed the site plan; IPP Cesar J. Pangan, who was instrumental in obtaining permission to the land owner of the property; all other Officers and Members of the RC of San Juan Neopolitan, for their generosity;  with special mention to Zone-7 Senior Assistant Governor Mari Claire dela Rosa and Mr. Lawrence Harvey Tiu, Managing Director of Metallfit, Inc. and Exelon Power Solutions, Inc., as primary sponsors;  and to spouses Ricardo and Adoracion Greta and family, who donated the property where the marker is constructed.

The Rotary Club of San Juan Neopolitan is such a new and growing club of District 3800 composing of young professionals, bankers, businessmen and law enforcers.  The club was originally chartered on June 24, 2014, under the leadership of charter member and World Class President Anthony R. Arroyo.  Under his stint, the club quickly became active in all the activities. He initiated the major service projects at San Juan City and was able to expand the reach at Brgy. Bignay 2, Sariaya, Quezon which was adopted by the Past Presidents and became the annual outreach project up to present.

Among the programs launched in Sariaya, Quezon include the distribution of 250 grocery packs, providing medical, health and hygiene items, donating rescue, communication and security tools and equipment to the Barangay, polio eradication, cleaning of shore land, provision of financial support to local farmers, and student scholarship grants.  In this annual outreach program alone, the Club was able to complete the goals of the Rotary International.  It has sponsored the Rotaract Club of PUP San Juan College of Education, Interact Club of San Juan National High School – AP and Rotary Community Corps of Brgy. Ermitanyo, and has maintained its sisterhood partnership to Rotary Club of Sariaya. Over the past 7 years of existence, the Club consistently bagged several awards and was hailed as one of the Most Outstanding Clubs, aside from other commendations given by District 3800 and of Rotary International.

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