“Protect yourself and your community. Get vaccinated,” was the message of the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara as part of its disease prevention initiative.
In support of the local vaccination drive, some 646 caddies, golfers, family members, and staff received either their first or second dose at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club in Bacolod City recently.
“Rotary clubs around the world are mobilizing in their communities to support Covid-19 vaccinations. We are pleased to have the opportunity to assist in the vaccination program and continued prevention efforts,” Marapara Rotary president, Rolando Corona, said.
The club also organized the vaccination of tugboat crew members, “who make a vital, but often overlooked contribution to the local economy,” its press release said.
Sponsored by the Bacolod Tugboat Services and Multi J Realty Development Corp., tugboat captains, crew members and their families, plus members of the Rotaract Clubs of Marapara and Granada received their Covid jabs from Dr. Cris Sorongon of the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center Task Force.
“It’s critical that everyone gets jabbed. The vaccination of local seafarers is especially important, given that without their dedication and hard work, we’d have very few goods in our shops and markets,” Corona, also the chief executive officer of Bacolod Tugboat Services, said.
Marapara Rotary undertakes many community outreach activities each year. Its main fund-raising event is the annual Rotary ‘Golf for a Cause’ tournament held at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club.
The event was cancelled again this year due to the pandemic but the club hopes it can take place in 2022, the press release added.*