ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE PHILIPPINES DISTRICT 3820 & DISTRICT 5960 Automatic Advance Philippines Slides Courtesy of Gabriel Manrique, Winona Rotary Club Power Point by Pat Greenwood, Owatonna Rotary Club
THERE HAVE BEEN PREVIOUS ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGESTO SOUTH AFRICA, BRAZIL, AUSTRALIA, AND SWEDEN RFE Outbound Team to Brazil Courtesy of Gorden Hedahl, River Falls Rotary Club
RFE PHILIPPINES The 5th RFE exchange for District 5960 is now arranged with Rotary District 3820 in the southern part of the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. There are natural springs, resorts, and pristine beaches. The climate is relatively warm year round.
Rotary District 3820 is in the Southern part of the Island of Luzon
RFE PHILIPPINES • Outbound: from Philippines to US- June, 2010 • Inbound: to Philippines- January or February, 2011 • For 8 Rotarians and/or Partners • 12 Days Duration plus Travel Time • 3 Host Cities Typically • Hosts Provide Housing, In-home Meals • Guests Pay for Travel, Meals Out, Entertainment • The deadline for applications is July 1, 2010. Passports are required.
District 3820 is not a complete stranger to our district. Gabe Manrique visited in 2002. Since then, the Winona Rotary Club has had 2 matching grants with clubs in 3820.
Students from Winona have been to District 3820, chaperoned by Gabe and Cecilia Manrique
RFE PHILIPPINES • Rotary District 3820 consists of over 106 clubs with 2,500 active members. • Encompasses nine provinces in southern Island of Luzon. • Located south of the capital City of Manila • Agriculture is the main industry.
PHILIPPINES • The Philippines has 115,831 square miles (slightly larger than Arizona). • 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. • Population about 86 million. • The Philippines is the 72nd largest and 13th most populous nation in the world.
Island of Luzon • Largest and most economically and politically important island in the Philippines. • 17th largest island in the world. • Largest city Quezon City population 2.7 million. • Mount Pulag 2,922 meters. • Mount Pinatubo, Mayon, and Taal Volcanoes.
ECONOMY • Industry in Metro Manila • Livestock • Tourism • Mining • Fishing • Gross Domestic Product $144 billion • GDP Per Head $1,640
AGRICULTURE • Rice • Bananas • Mangoes • Coconuts • Pineapple • Coffee
HISTORY • Tabon Man 24,000 years ago • Negritos • Malayo-Polynesian speakers 4000 BCE • 900 AD Indianized kingdoms • 1565-1898 first colonized by Spain, Manila capital 1571 • 1898-1946 except World War II-United States • Japanese occupation World War II • Independence July 4, 1946
GOVERNMENT • Democracy • Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo President (one six year term). • Senate elected six year term • House of Representatives elected three year term. • Supreme Court
LANGUAGE • Tagalog -Filipino, part of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Autronesian language family. • English. • Both languages official. • Numerous Regional Languages. • Spanish. • Arabic.
RELIGION • Christianity - primary religion • Roman Catholic the major denomination • Protestantism • Buddhist minority • Muslim minority
RFE PHILIPPINES “A world of Rotary opportunities awaits you through the Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) program. You can participate either by hosting guests on a team from another district or representing our district by being on an outbound RFE team. There is no better way to learn about other cultures and to make long-lasting international friendships. The more you know about this program, the more you will want to be a part of it!” --Newell Krogmann, Le Sueur, founder RFE in District 5960, District Governor 2009-2010
RFE PHILIPPINES For more information about the Rotary Friendship Exchange program if you are interested in hosting or being on a Friendship Exchange please contact Lonna Lysne, RFE Chairperson, by: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 507-451-1153 (HOME)
RFE PHILIPPINES • Contacts: email@example.com • Lonna Lysne: firstname.lastname@example.org • Jingle Mahan: email@example.com • www.ridistrict3820.org/