Christmas Bundles of Joy in Taptap!

December 11, 2018 0 Comments

On Sunday December 9 2018, the Rotary Club of Cebu East undertook its annual Bundles of Joy mission. This time, we went to the mountain barangay of Taptap, a village about 25 miles from the center of Cebu City.


Altogether, we distributed 202 bags of food, consisting of noodles, rice, sardines, coffee, spaghetti sauce, and other necessities, ensuring that the kind people of Taptap will have ample culinary provisions during this festive Christmas season. We express our special thanks to all of those who donated, and who participated in making this day such a success! As always, we’d like to especially thank Club members Alex Gaisano and George Yao, for the use of Gaisano Country Mall’s facilities and services.


Cebu East President Derick Bulkley gave a thoughtful opening address, and then led the entire assemblage in a rendition of Jingle Bells. After that, the companions and wives of the Rotarians did a stellar dance performance which got the crowd on its feet!


After the bags were distributed, the residents of Taptap provided the Rotarians with sweet corn, a delicacy of their village.



Here are some pictures from the event:



Opening prayer


President Derick Bulkley


The crowd dances to “Jingle Bells”!


Racquel van Kessel leads the dance number!


The “Bundles of Joy”, transported by Joop van Kessel’s truck, Orange Thunder


Group photo








Rotary Assistant Joan Jia, with village boy



Cebu East’s Dr. Wilbert Uykingtian



Cebu East’s Heinz Ackermann and Dr. Tony Chua


IPP Tom McKinley, President Derick Bulkley, and Club Secretary Joop van Kessel


Eva Ackermann, our official photographer, in nearby hills


Club Secretary Joop van Kessel, President Derick Bulkley, and Sgt-at-Arms George Yao


Tom McKinley Author

Tom McKinley with Bundles of Joy



Our ceaselessly charming female assistants!


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