by Adam Jesus Bering
Boracay Island – The Kiwanis International Philippine South District Visayas and Mindanao area
held its 35th District Convention at La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel in Boracay Island last
September 9-11, 2010 with a theme: “Make Time to Make a Difference” .
The 35th annual district convention of the Philippine South District opened with Boracay grand
welcome night in the evening of Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the beach front of La Carmela de
Boracay all in white attire.
The grand opening ceremony and plenary session started on the second day with about 350
Kiwanians from 60 clubs and nine divisions were in attendance. At noon, there was an awards luncheon
to give recognition to outstanding clubs and district officers. Beach fun games give more color and
enjoyment that bonds all the Kiwanians in the afternoon. The Governor’s night in the evening features
the divisions & club presentations.
The lone contender for the Governor Elect for 2011-2012, PLG Kenneth “Ken” Alovera of
Kiwanis Club of Roxas City was unanimously elected. The delegates went also to confirm Governor-
Designate for 2010-2011 PLF Ernesto “Ernie” Baluyot of Kiwanis Club of Metro Davao, Inc.
In rendering an altruistic service to the children of the world, the most memorable activity in the
closing day was the feeding program for some Aeta children in Boracay. It was indeed a gathering of
fun, friends, family for all the Kiwanians.
The convention was graced by prominent people in the person of Hon. Florencio T. Miraflores,
Congressman, Lone District of Aklan, Atty. Eduardo T. Sedillo, International Trustee 2007-2010, Dr. Su
Wen-pin, International Trustee 2010-2012/PSD Board Counselor 2010-2012, Mr. Ernesto V. Marcoso,
Chairman, Asia Pacific Region (ASPAC), District Governor Ruffy C. Leyson, Marit Stinus-Remonde,
Immediate Past Governor; Past District Governors, Lieutenant District Governors and Kiwanian
members from Visayas and Mindanao.
The Division 8 of the Philippine South District will host the District Convention in 2011 in Samal
Island in Davao.