Our History


The Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas 

The Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas (RCMD) was officially chartered as the 80th club in District 3810 on December 7, 1994. We are now part of Rotary International District 3830.

Since 1994, we have led the efforts in building communities and serving the public in order to make the Philippines a better place.

Club membership grew over the years and we are proud to have over 70 club members to date, each one established and respected in the industries and professions they represent. We are considered by Rotary a "large club" and have the distinction of being the largest diverse club in our district.


Rotary International

Rotary International has an amazing history. We are a global movement that has an amazing 110 year history.


Our Motto: "Soar Above One's Self"

For 22 years, Rotary's guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. We have taken Rotary International's motto "Service Above Self" and adapted it for our club's philosophy. 

Our Mission

Within our sphere of influence, and as a part of Rotary International, our purpose is to be of service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our family of business, professional, and community leaders.

We are one with Rotary International in our object -- are to encourage the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • Third: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Our Avenues of Service

For years, Rotary’s commitment to "Service Above Self" has been channeled through its 5 Avenues of Service. These Avenues of Service form the foundation of our Club Activities.

  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan;
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct;
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects and this Community Service presentation (PPT);
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more;
  • New Generations Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract and Interact, recognizing achievements through Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Our Diversity

We also recognize the value of diversity within our club. We are encouraged to assess those in our communities who are eligible for membership, under existing membership guidelines, and to endeavor to include the appropriate range of individuals in our club.

We believe a club that reflects its community with regard to professional and business classification, gender, age, religion, and ethnicity is a club with the key to its future.

The Four-Way Test

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary 4-Way Test.

It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.

Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International in 1954 - 1955.

The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than 100 languages, and published in thousands of ways. It is our ethical guide for our actions and relationships -- both personal and professional. This non-partisan and non-sectarian test encourages us to ask the following questions:

Of the things we think, say, or do...

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
— Herbert J. Taylor (1893 – 1978)

Our Club Song: "Touch Another Soul"

Club Distinctions

Thanks to the commitment and hard work of our diverse club members, we have been honored with various recognitions by Rotary International, Rotary International District 3830 and various Governmental and Civic organizations. 

Some of our most recent distinctions from RY 2015-2016 Include

  • Rotary International Presidential Award
  • Rotary International Presidential Citation Award: Gold Level
  • Magis in Membership
  • Magis in Club Administration: Perfect Score
  • Magis in New Generations: Perfect Score
  • Magis in Public Image
  • Magis in Service Project
  • Magis in the Rotary Foundation
  • Highest Absolute Contribution to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Annual Fund
  • 100% Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) Club
  • Outstanding Club Administration
  • 100% MyRotary Club
  • Excellence Award in Club Newsletter for "Club80+"
  • Public Image Special Award for exceeding the awards criteria on the number of published club newsletter (24 issues required, 40 issues published)
  • Public Image Special Award on Best Governor’s Monthly Newsletter Article on Economic and Community Development (entitled “Our Love Affair with Dolores, Eastern Samar” written by PP Camille Idea)
  • Outstanding Project in Basic Education and Literacy for Large Clubs (Kings School Manila Scholarship)
  • Outstanding Project in Disease Prevention and Treatment for Large Clubs (Mulat-Mata Cataract Missions)
  • Most Outstanding Project in Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution (Hilabaan Housing Project for the Rebel Returnees of Eastern Samar)
  • Presidential Citation for the Rotaract Club of Arellano University College of Nursing
  • Most Outstanding Rotaract Club: Rotaract Club of Arellano University College of Nursing
  • Host Club, Assistant Governor’s Workshop
  • Host Club, District Conference Launch (”Oktoberfest”)
  • Host Club, The Rotary Foundation Dinner
  • Host Club, District Conference (DisCon) 2016
  • District Rotaract Ineract Assembly (DRIA) 2016 Award: Most Number of Delegates
  • Vocational Service Award: PP Hernando “Bong” Cruz
  • Award of Recognition for being the Chair for Rotary Club Central: PP Winston Yang
  • Award of Recognition for having served as a Member of the Election and Balloting Committee: PP Rodolfo “Inky” Reyes
  • Award of Recognition for singing and recording “Be A Gift to the World”: PP Camille Idea

Club Distinctions in RY1617

  1. Club Administration - with Distinction
  2. Membership - with Distinction
  3. TRF - with Distinction
  4. Service Projects - with Distinction
  5. Public Image - with Distinction
  6. Leadership Award
  7. 100% EREY Award
  8. Top 10 TRF Absolute Contribution
  9. Club with Continuing & Well-Rounded Projects Award
  10. Service Award for Bahay Mulat Mata
  11. Public Image Award for Facebook Live-Streaming
  12. Public Image Award for MOST
  13. Public Image Award for Most Outstanding Club Bulletin
  14. Gold Star for Membership
  15. Gold Star for TRF
  16. Gold Star for Club Admin
  17. Gold Star for Public Image
  18. Gold Star for Service Projects
  19. Gold Star for Vocational Service
  20. Gold Star for International Service
  21. Gold Star for Community Service
  22. Gold Star for Youth Service

Club Members Distinguished in RY1617

  1. Chair, Rotary International Awards (PP Jun Turla )
  2. Chair, Seating Arrangement ( AG Philip Nazareno )
  3. Chair, DISCON ( PP Joji Tan ) 
  4. Chair, DISCON ( PP Juor Buted )
  5. DISCON Registration ( AG Philip Nazareno )
  6. DISCON Contributions ( PP Rhoda Salas )
  7. DISCON Documentation ( ASTP JP de la Vega ) 
  8. Deputy, DISCON Documentation (  Baby Rotarian Diane Zoleta )
  9. Chair, Awards and Recognition (  PP Rhoda Salas )
  10. Trainor, Rotary Academy ( PP Joji Tan )
  11.  Area Coordinator, Administration (  PP Winston Yang )
  12. DDCC Public Relations, Reports and Events ( PP Joji Tan )
  13. Chair, Seminars ( Yvette Wells Nazareno )
  14. Chair, Peace & Conflict Resolution & Prevention ( PP Inky Reyes )
  15. District Membership ( IPP Camille Idea )
  16. Leadership Award ( ASTP JP de la Vega )
  17. Extra Miler Leadership Bronze Award  ( ASTP JP de la Vega )


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