With the classification of Corporate Law Practice, Art joined the Rotary Club of Central Davao on July 6, 1992. On his second year, he was already at the helm of his club as President. Under his leadership, his club had tripled the number of its membership; awarded as a “100% Club Donor” to The Rotary Foundation; and was adjudged as the Most Outstanding Club in District 3860 for RY 1994-95; while Art bagged the Most Outstanding Club President Award.
Art is a Paul Harris Society member and a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation. He has posted a record-breaking 100% attendance in his club meetings for 24 years now. As a lifetime subscriber, he is a benefactor to the Philippine Rotary Magazine. He had attended the 1999 R.I. Convention in Singapore; and with his spouse Len-len, the Centennial R.I. Convention in 2005 at Chicago, USA, the R.I. Conventions of 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, 2014 in Sydney, Australia and 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. He also participated in the 2015 Manila Rotary Institute, the 2016 Manila Presidential Conference, the 2016 Bangkok Rotary Institute, and the 2017 International Assembly in San Diego, USA. He was appointed Aide to the Rotary International President’s Representative while visiting in the district in 2002. He was Asst. Governor for Area 2-A, for RY 2008-2009; and Senior Asst. Governor for Operations – Mindanao for RY 2012-2013.
Art is a lawyer by profession and the Managing Partner of Dominguez Paderna & Tan Law Offices, a law firm based in Davao City. An industrial peace advocate, he has been actively promoting alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in industrial relations. He is an accredited Voluntary Arbitrator duly authorized to resolve disputes in workplaces.
Apart from being a Rotarian, Art is also a JCI Senator, a Freemason, member of the Metro Davao Y’s Men and of the Davao Ambassadors Club.
He is married to Merlyn “Len-Len” Allado, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a Doctor of Optometry. They have three (3) sons who are all lawyers, namely: Lynnart Walford (married to Atty. Judy Marie Rapista, a Rotarian), Art Laurent (also a Rotarian) and Art Lynson.