Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rotary Santacruzan Marks Its 10th Year Anniversary

You know you’re about to bid adieu to summer when you catch a glimpse of all those lovely sagalas in their Filipiniana ternos and in costumes based on Biblical characters get ready for the colorful yet solemn procession that follows the holy mass that honors the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  L-R: Jasmine Jaeckel, Maygan Besa, Natalie McGow,
Mutya 2016 Queeniebeth Barcelona & Erika Karcher


The Rotary Club of Tagbilaran celebrated a milestone when it staged the 10th year anniversary of its highly- anticipated Rotary Santacruzan, the club’s annual fundraiser that  is based on a beautiful traditional religious activity that celebrates the finding of the Holy Cross by Queen Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great.
 Rotarians Tony Maquindang, Cynthia Pedralba, Joisa Cayanong,
Mildred Kascher& Yelle Jubac
Back in year 2006, Rtn. Baby Bantol broached the idea of staging the Santacruzan not only to revive a beautiful religious cultural tradition but also to organize a fundraiser for the club’s various service projects. The affair wrapped up later in the evening at the Bohol Cultural Center with the dazzling parade of beauty queens, socialites, debutantes & philanthropists who embodied beauty, civic- mindedness & generosity.
 

Calamay Festival Queen 2016 Andrea Laniba & Miss Alicia 2015 Kate Javellana
The beautiful tradition continued with this year’s edition of Santacruzan capped with the spectacular Coronation Ball held at the Bohol Cultural Center & followed immediately by the stunning performance of The Raes composed of Eva delos Santos, Monique and Anna who made it to the semifinals of ABS CBN’s  Pilipinas Got Talent 2016.

  Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto with
 Baby Bantol, Eva Santos & daughters Monique & Anna
HAIL THE QUEENS
 Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto crowns Ms.
Gen Jamisola as Reyna Emperatriz 2016 
The fabulous & elegant Rtn. Genevieve Jamisola who reigned supreme that evening was crowned Reina Emperatriz by Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto.   Kudos to Club President Rtn. Mildred Kascher & Project Co- Chairs  Baby Louella Bantol & Yelle Jubac   for the successful event & to the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran for the successful staging of the event.  
 Anyag sa Tubigon 2016 queens with Your Roving Eye


 
Crowned as Reyna Elena is Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016, Queenebeth Barcelona, Queen of May Jazzy Jaeckel; Reyna Delas Flores Natalie Belle McGow, Little Queen of May Arriane Maxine Lucas, Reina del Mundo Erika Sofia Karcher 

A tribute that recognized Rtn. Rose Soy, the legendary civic- minded beauty who reigned as Queen of the Rotary for seven successive years was the main highlight of the evening

 Legendary beauty & civic-minded Rose Soy
By the way, talked about during the glittering affair was the floral photo wall created by the very talented daughters of Rotarian Sarena Cabagnot. Talent indeed runs in the family.
 SISTER ACT: Talented Dyza, Dea & Dby Cabagnot Saco created
this fabulous floral photowall




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