Richard "Chard" Maglaya

Transforming President, RCLH

The start of this Rotary Year is marked by so many challenges across the globe, most notable of which is the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic which does not only sent economy crumbling but worst, has claimed so many lives.

This Rotary Year's theme of Rotary Opens Opportunities is consequential with what we have been experiencing now brought by this Covid-19 pandemic as it opens opportunities for Rotary to serve and "to create pathways for members to improve the lives of those they help through service projects," from the word of RI President Holger Knaack. Challenges such as lesser or no physical contact dubbed as the new normal, should not stop us Rotarians from doing service projects in our respective communities, thus, making true to our role of transforming the lives of others.