JCI-Tacloban shines at JCI-P Area IV confab
Going beyond realizing a vision of making relevant existence in the community and providing significant contribution in community development, the Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Tacloban recently reaped awards for projects carried out in cooperation with the sectors from cross section of the society, primarily local government units. It obtained three major awards from the JCI-Philippines during the Visayas Area Conference held in Cebu City last week in recognition of its exemplary community services and an over-all performance that is worth the red carpet march.
These coveted awards, namely Best in International Development Program for JCI-Tacloban’s “Kamiseta Para Kay Juan” project carried out with JCI-Catbalogan “Balud” and JCI-Catarman “Cocoking” during the Jaycee Week celebration this year, Most Outstanding Local Organization (chapter) of the Year for Category 3, and Rank 3 in the JCI Performance Excellence Award among all LOs in the Visayas, were proofs of JCI-Tacloban’s relentless endeavor to be of service to humanity and commitment in fostering the tenets of JCI as well.
JCI Mem. Dionisio Balintong Jr, the LO’s president, was also honored for his meritorious leadership. Onie, as he is fondly called, is the incoming JCI Philippines’ Regional Vice-President for Eastern Visayas for development year 2013. Incidentally, he is the vice-president of the Leyte Provincial Association of Government Employees and and a bemedalled youth leader since his active years in the Sangguniang Kabataan and active adviser in the youth ministry of a local Catholic Church
JCI-Tacloban is one of the few pioneers in Jaycee movement across the archipelago. It has consistently been a vigorous partner of the government of the City of Tacloban and Province of Leyte in implementing multifarious projects that are chiefly geared towards improving the lot of the people in the community. It has also been supportive of other organizations and private institutions in implementing their projects be they socio-cultural, sports or partly economic in nature.
This aspect of the JCI’s existence is in keeping with the organization’s tenets. Encapsuled in the JCI creed, the tenets include these convictions: that faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life, that brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations, Earth’s great treasure lies in human personality and that service to humanity is the best work of life. As a youth organization, it endeavors to provide development opportunity that will enable young citizens to create positive change.
Meanwhile, JCI-Tacloban will be governed by new set of officers who were elected in a blissful election held at the JCI Tacloban Clubhouse over the weekend. The election of officers was followed by a victory party cum fellowship attended by past presidents, mostly past national officers, and active members and officers as well as baby Jaycees or aspirants for regular membership.
Immediately proclaimed by the LO election committee manned by past presidents JCI Senators Yul and Eileen Ballesteros and JCI Sen. Rommel Verecio and JCI Member and Most Outstanding NVP Inocencio Maderazo Jr, are the following officers for development year 2013:
President, Peluchi Jessamine E. Sinaca; Immediate past president, Dionisio Balintong Jr; Executive vice president: Cheryl Enrica. Esperas; Vp for development, Mar Lim; Vp for programs, Analiza Frazer; Vp for international, Analiza Salinas; Vp for community; Kristine M. Llamas; Vp for individual, Irene Mercader; Vp for business, Geraldine Ong; Executive secretary, Julie Ann Hermosilla; Treasurer, Marilee Gorres; Auditor, Tyrone Braziliño; and PRO, Ian Deriada.
Members of the Board of Directors: JCI Sen. Eileen Ballesteros; JCI Sen. Yul Ballestero, JCI Sen. Rommel Verecio, Koks Maderazo, Felix Dexter Barrion, Evelyn Eva Jerusalem, Emelyn Dagumay, Germerico Tañare, Jerwin Torreros, Mark Mercado, Albert Palita, and Katherine Llamas-Balintong. The Legal Council is Atty. Ruben ll. Palomino, a past president of JCI-Tacloban.
These officers will assume post immediately following the president’s induction to office in a ceremony that is remarkably Jaycee. Henceforth, the new administration takes on the3 challenge to either keep up with the feats of JCI-Tacloban under the stewardship of JCI Member Onie or at least kee[ the tradition of active involvement in the Jaycee programs and in partnership with the stakeholders in the community.
By: Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros
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