56th Induction of the Officers and Presentation of Members – JCI Philippine-New York Chapter.
By Augelyn Francisco
NEW YORK – The Junior Chambers International (JCI) Philippine-New York Chapter inducted its new set of officers on February 2, 2019, at the Astoria World Manor, New York. It was a successful event with about 80 guests in attendance.
The program started with the singing of the US and Philippine National Anthems and followed by the opening prayer rendered by Pastor Willy de Jesus.
Newly elected Executive Vice President Augee Francisco opened the program with her welcome remarks, and the acknowledgement of VIP guests, as well as established organizations present in the event.
The traditional presidential turn-over to 2019 President Aprille Aquino was conducted by JCI New York Immediate Past President/NYS Senator Stevenson Van Derodar, for the Chain Presentation, and NYSJC Gov. Elaine Schroeder, for the Gavel.
Aquino thanked Gov. Elaine Schoeder for making her induction as president “truly special and meaningful.”
Thereafter, as President, Aquino officially inducted the following officers for 2019.
EVP Augee Francisco
IDVP Andrew Luis
CDVP Ann Constantino Beck
Directors: Malik Kahli
Jubert Paul Ong
Secretary – Carla Mongado
She also inducted new members and associate members, namely:
Aquino thanked our advisers:
Presidential Advisers, Sen. Gary Abasolo, Sen. Cristina Ramos, Gov. Elaine Schroeder
Board Advisers, Sen. Jocelyn Bernal and Gov. Marge Quimosing
During the event, the JCI Philippine-New York Youth was launched, with the following officers being inducted.
President: Feigh Hidalgo
Vice President: Corey Ochoa
P.R.O. Adrian Villarama
Secretary: Cassandra Gealon
There were six Youth Members who attended the event, alongside their respective proud parents. As a welcome gift to the youth, they were given the JCI pins.
The following Senators and Past Presidents attended the induction:
Sen. Richard Aguinaldo
Sen. Sergio Estrada
Sen. Lee Climente
Sen. Penn Baluyot
Gov. Almor Dayoan
Sen. Vivian Velasco
Gov. Christina Corcuera
Gov. Victor De Leon with wife Christine
State COB Stevenson Van Derodar
Fellow Jaycees in attendance:
JCI Queens MSVP Dolly Agda
The following community leaders supported the event:
Consul Arman Talbo-Philippine Consulate General of New York
Tita Juliet Payabyab – PACEC
Knights of Rizal Tri Chap NY Headed by their Regional Commander Sir Ferdinand Suba, KGOR
Warly Remegio, Tess Dela Cruz – PNA
Nanding Mendez – Philippine Fiesta in America
Laura Garcia – PACCAL
Tita Dulce Barangan Ilocano Association
Sir Vince Gesmundo – Kids Phils. NY
Pastor Willy ang Tita Dianne De Jesus
Tita Nancy Cruz – Lions Manila NY
San Lorenzo Group FFMS
Angelo Maristela -SPAA
The Sponsors include:
Advanced Care Staffing
Balahadia and Gates PLLC
Imelda Cruz Banting MD, PT
Margaret M Quimosing
Atty. Gary Abasolo
Sir Butch and Tonette Nuñez
Grace Labaguis – GMA TV/ Synergy
Marcela “Tita Cel” Santos
Law Offices of Ferdinand Suba
Our emcees for the night were:
Excelsa de Jesus
Shaina Rae Sanchez
Carla Angeline Mongado
Our photographer: Tito Des Cabangon
To our Amazing DJ Tito Ernie, Tita Marilou and Patricia
The induction ended with us reciting the JCI creed. It was followed by line and break dancing, to where everyone appeared to have enjoyed themselves.
The event was brought together by Augee Francisco, project manager of the 56th Induction of Officers of the JCI Philippine-New York.