Ms. Sonrisa David takes the presidency of Rotary Club of Makati Buendia (RCMB), part of the international Rotary network under District 3830.
The David family is in the maritime industry, has a strong track record in Rotary work. As Ms. Riza serves for Rotary Year 2017-2018, husband Manny was president (2010-2011) and son Mark (2013-2014), all three terms with RCMB.
Manny David is president of Western Shipping Southeast Asia and Western Shipping Philippines Training Center; she is VP and GM of PAL Maritime (PALMARCO) as son Mark is EVP.
Sonrisa carries a BS Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1978, passed licensure following year. She was a process research engineer at Universal Robina while taking a Master of Business Administration at La Salle-Bacolod City.
Active entrepreneur, corporate executive, Ms. Riza is a mother of four: Mark, Atty. Jeff, Atty. Mariel and Matt, all active in leadership groups like Rotary and Junior Chamber Intl (JCI).
RCMB leadership for RY 2017-2018: Sonrisa David, President; Joel Espino, President-Elect; Melito Mabilin, President-Nominee; Isagani Ramos, Executive Secretary; Raquel Villegas, Secretary; Norberto Tria, Treasurer.
Holding front functions are: Manuel Cantos, Administration Chair assisted by Edith Onglao; Manuel David, Membership Chair assisted by Ulysses Sevilla; Emelito Castro, TRF Chair with Tony Ilagan assisting; Lyn Bacani, Public Image Chair in tandem with Mark David.
Heads of Services are Carlos Mateo (Community); Benito Asuncion (International); Mariel David
(Vocational) and Bayani Ramos (Youth).
The 22nd induction of officers was held August 3rd at AIM Conference Center, Makati City, by District 3830 Governor Edwin Afzelius, Jr. Among prominent guests are PDG Lito Colona, DGE Al Montecillo, DGN Ador Tolentino and PP Chacha Camacho.
Chartered in June 12, 1996. RCMB has produced an outstanding breed of Presidents, harvesting honors in civic work and social commitment, earning highest citations from Governors and Presidents, Outstanding Club, biggest matching grants from the Rotary Foundation.