The Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo held its 38th Induction and Turnover Ceremonies on July 22, 2016 at Hotel del Rio. Outgoing President Leo Jellicoe Villavert turned over the gavel and the club’s leadership to Incoming President Marc Lawrence Gaw Te.
Arthur Defensor Sr., Governor of the Province of Iloilo, was the guest of honor and speaker. Also present was our very own District 3850 Governor Ronnie Gabalda, who was the inducting officer.
Around 200 Rotarians and guests attended the affair. Fourteen Rotarians and spouses from our sister club, the Rotary Club of Anseung East also graced the affair.
Two of the club’s honorary members from Japan were also present: Yoshimasa Ota of the Rotary Club of Tokyo Chuo and Chiaki Takahashi, head of the Yo Omori Dental Team.
Several Past District Governors were also present–PDG Edgar Sy of the Rotary Club of Bacolod, who is also an Honorary Member of the club; PDG Jude Doctora of the Rotary Club of Metro Bacolod; PDG Mark Ortiz of the Rotary Club of Roxas; and Metro Iloilo’s very own PDG Francis Te and PDG Ramon Cua Locsin.
Photo credit: PP Francis De la Cruz