Rotary Int’l president-elect McInally hailed as RC Manila honorary member

Published August 19, 2022, 6:30 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

The Rotary Club of Manila has inducted as its honorary member Rotary International President-elect Gordon McInally, the first time it has done so since its founding.

The oath-taking ceremony was officiated by Rotary Club of Manila President Herminio Esguerra.

Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Manila

It was witnessed by District 3810 Governor Joyce Ambray as well as by several district governors, who graced the club​’​s 7th general membership meeting.

​”​Honored and humbled to be inducted as an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Manila at their meeting today,” ​McInally, who hails from​ Scotland​, said​.

​”​A total surprise which caught me completely unawares​,” he added.​

McInally​ has been​ a member of the R​otary Club ​South Queensfery​ in ​Lothian, Scotland since 1984​.

He​ has been elected to ​lead R​otary International for Rotary Year 2023-24​, starting​ July 1, 2023.

Rotary Club of Manila is the first and oldest Rotary Club in Asia, having been chartered in 1919 and has an outstanding record of Rotary service throughout its 103-year history.