Florencio “Poly” Lat of the Philippines was elected Trustee of Kiwanis International in March 2013 at the Asia Pacific Convention in Hiroshima, Japan.

Poly has been a Kiwanis member for 25 years.  He became President of the Kiwanis Club of Intercity Homes in 1991, Lieutenant Governor in 2000, and served as Governor for the Philippine Luzon District in AY 2011-12.

Poly, a Charter Walter Zeller Fellow, is one of the Distinguished Governors of Kiwanis International to be honored in the 98th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia.  He is also a recipient of the Presidential Inspiration Award and Legion of Honor. Kiwanis ASPAC conferred him the Awards as Champion in New Kiwanis and SLP Club Building for organizing 28 New Kiwanis Clubs and 17 New SLP Clubs within his term.  In ASPAC Convention in Colombo, Sri Lanka, his District also won ASPAC’s Best Service Project Award.

On top of these recognitions under his leadership, Kiwanis received the Outstanding Philippine Leadership Excellence Award in Philanthropy (TOPLEAP Award) for Environment, from a joint project of the Rotary Club and Jaycees International.

A banker, Poly spends his non-Kiwanis time playing tennis, badminton, chess and having fun with his family and friends.