PP HAROLD HARRY DACUMOSRC MAKATI BEL-AIR CHAIR, COMMUNITY SERVICE/RCC- RI District 3830
Why are we here?
Objectives To understand the importance of Community Service and the Rotary Community Corps to help alleviate poverty in adopted Rotary communities.
Objectives To enable the Rotary Clubs and their sponsored RCCs with the knowledge and skills as Partners-in-Service to undertake effective and sustainable, environment-friendly community service projects.
Objectives To align projects of RCCs with Rotary Internationals Six Areas of Focus, the Five Avenues of Service and priorities to improve the socio-economic conditions of the disadvantaged sector.
Objectives To inspire the sponsor Rotary Club and RCC to implement meaningful and effective service projects.
Objectives To empower the adopted community/ RCC on the values of self-help and collective action as key factors in achieving successful service projects
Why are we here?Economic development in the Philippines has not been as inclusive: Philippines population in poverty- 26.5 million (2009) vs. Indonesia 18.7 million, (2009) Vietnam 13.5 million (2008) Thailand 8.5 million ( 2008) Malaysia 3.6 million ( 2007)SOURCE: PIDS
Why are we here?Proportion of Population below $1.25 ( Php 50.00=PPP) a day: Philippines 22.6 % ( 2009) Indonesia - 18.7% (2009) Thailand - 10.8% (2009) Vietnam - 13.1% (2008) Malaysia - 2.0 % (2009) Source: PIDS
Faces of Poverty
Why are we here? Since 1905, Rotarians have worked tirelessly to help improve their communities and the world. Today, more than 1.2 million Rotarians live and work in over 200 countries and geographic regions around the world.
Why are we here?This diverse community is united through a common commitment to the advancement of INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING, GOODWILL, and PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.
Why are we here? Rotarians are often aware of local needs, priorities, culture, and resources that contribute to effective service projects. Effective service projects, however, require more than just an understanding of the community. They also depend on the Clubs ability to effectively evaluate the communitys needs, plan relevant projects, and manage the projects resources.
Why are we hereCommunity Service is an opportunity for every Rotarian to exemplify Service Above Self. It is the commitment and social responsibility of every Rotarian and Rotary club to improve the quality of life for those who live in the community and to serve the public interest (Rotary International Guideline --The 1992 Council on Legislation)
SERVICE STARTS IN YOUR MIND. WHENEVER WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, WE SHOULD DO GOOD TO EVERYONE.
from the Purpose Driven Life
SERVICE defines ROTARYs CHARACTER
It is the basis for its appeal, visibility in the community and the reason Rotary continues to grow
PRIP Mateo T. Caparas FATHER OF RCC
What doesRCC stand for?
ROTARY COMMUNITY CORPSRCC: Rotary Community Corps- Rotarys Partner-in-ServiceA Rotary program toHelp people help themselvesNot necessarily costly or difficultNeeded: Rotarians Time and Dedication
What is a ROTARY COMMUNITY CORPS? Group of volunteers who are non-Rotarians but share Rotarys values and commitment. Under the guidance of a Sponsor Rotary Club, dedicated RCC members put their own skills to work to improve the quality of life in their communities.
A Rotary Community Corps . . .
Is a group of non-Rotarian men and womenIs formed in any country or geographical area with active Rotary clubsMust be sponsored by a Rotary club or clubs in the same country/districtMay be co-sponsored by a Rotary club or clubs in another country
Rotary Community Corps:Must have at least 10 members to be officially chartered by RIMust elect a set of officers (i.e. Board, President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) Meets at least once per month Pays nominal dues, if any
Rotary Community CorpsRaises funds necessary to carry out its own activities and projectsImplements projects that can be registered on ProjectLINK by the sponsor Rotary clubWorks with Rotarians toward the sustainability of Rotary club projects
What is a RCC?It is people involvementIt is a Rotary clubs Partner- In- ServiceBasic principle: Self-Help, No dole-outsNon-political, non-sectarian group
Volunteerism Partners in ServiceKEY WORDS People Empowerment Self Help No Dole-out Beneficiaries and Benefactors
The RCC Program is . . . Rotarys way of guiding those who want to help their own community to think and act like Rotarians so they can help themselves and others who need assistance.
Goals of the RCC ProgramTo encourage individuals to take responsibility for the improvement of their community, village, or neighborhoodTo recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupationsTo mobilize self-help activities and collective work to improve the quality of lifeTo encourage the development of human potential to its fullest, within the context of the local culture and community
Organization and leadership 2 Community Projects per yearESSENTIAL FEATURES R.I. Registration Non-political agenda Not religion-specific objectives GUIDANCE of ROTARIANS
Convince club to use RCC for sustainable community development How to Organize an RCC Appoint strong RCC committee Plan for continuity 3-2-1 yr terms
Select appropriate site, e.g. public school, market vendors, barangay etc. Brief community leaders on RCC self-help principles Help them organize: by-laws, register w/ RI, elect officersHow to Organize a RCC
Identify & prioritize projects Sustaining RCCS Hold monthly meetings w/ Rotarian (review projects) Involve club members, use core group, spouses
Obtain funding: Matching Grants, WCS, GFI, etc. Annual Report to RI, DG, RVC FoundationSustaining RCCS
Delivery of Rotary Clubs Community Service ProjectsMODE 1:SPONSORROTARYCLUB(Plan, Organize, Implement, Monitor, Document, Report)ADOPTED COMMUNITY
ROTARY COMMUNITY CORPSCommunityServiceProjects
Delivery of Rotary Clubs Community Service ProjectsMODE 2:SPONSORROTARYCLUB ADOPTED COMMUNITYROTARY COMMUNITY CORPSSISTER CLUBAND/ORPARTNER INSTITUTIONCOMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTSPLAN, ORGANIZE, IMPLEMENT, MONITOR, DOCUMENT, REPORT
Delivery of Rotary Clubs Community Service ProjectsMODE 3:SPONSORROTARYCLUBADOPTED COMMUNITYROTARY COMMUNITY CORPSMOASTRONGPARTNERINSTITUTIONHARDPROJECTSSERVICE PROJECTS SOFT PROJECTS
The basic principle of the RCC Program isSELF-HELP,not DOLE-OUT.
WHERE ARE YOU?
WHATs YOUR STORY?.....
Heeding the Call of PRIP Mat Caparas.. But twenty-five years later, when there appear no recognition and acclaim due the country and people, let us strive to gain them through the excellence of our Rotary service with RCC and any other program within our reach. At this silver anniversary, let us draw the full potential of RCC for good to our people. Let us, in that way, show the world what great gift Philippine Rotary gave to the world in that wonderful year when one of our countrymen led our organization.
The BEST USE of LIFE is LOVE
The BEST EXPRESSION of LOVE is TIME
The BEST TIME to LOVE is NOW!
( Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life )
Thank you so much!PP Harold Harry DacumosRC Makati Bel-AirDISTRICT 3830 CHAIRMAN, COMMUNITY SERVICE/ RCC