Pres. Jun Jun Dayrit led a 10-person RC Makati delegation on a three-day visit to Kuala Lumpur to attend the 90th Installation Banquet of the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur Diraja on the 12th of August. RCKL is a sister club of ours.
Others in the party were PP Cesar Campos with daughters Maribee Lamers and Sandy Campos, PP Sonny & Terry Tambunting, Dir. Peter & Pam Manzano, and PP Joseph & Gina Tambunting.
They were treated to A-1 hospitality all the way, starting with their arrival on the 11th where they were welcomed at the airport by Pres. Ajmal Khan and other officers and driven to Shangri-la Hotel where they were all billeted.
The welcome dinner that evening was capped with an impromptu videoke competition where PP Jun Jun, PP Cesar and Dir. Peter, showcasing their karaoke stripes honed in many an FNL session, won first place with their rendition of “Only You” and PP Joseph thrilled the crowd with two numbers.
On the 12th, they joined a tour that brought them to Batu Caves—only Pres. Jun Jun, Peter and Pam had what it takes to climb the 272 steps to the crest — and to the Royal Selangor Pewter Company where Pres. Jun Jun and the Manzanos bought the Melon Pot, so precious it came with a coffee table book that tells its story.
The main event, the formal installation banquet at the Shangri-La Hotel, took place in the evening, preceded by the signing of sister club agreements. The reception was grand, befitting the Club’s “diraja” title, an honorific meaning “royal,” i.e., created by authority or with the blessings of the king.
Our ties with RCKL began in RY 1994-1995 during the term of PP Carlos del Rosario.