New York City – The JCI Philippine-New York continues its tradition of honoring outstanding individuals through its institutional project The Distinguished Service Award (DSA). It is set to award this year’s Icons of Impact with a theme Icons of Impact: Pursuits, Empowerment and Excellence.
Now on its second year, the chapter gala will be held at The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York City on December 3, 2017, 6-10pm.
The Icons of Impact was re-pioneered by then 2016 Chapter President and now 2017 Chairman of the Board Stevenson Van Derodar, nine years since the last DSA was given in 2007. The first DSA was first presented in 1972, and in 2016, Van Derodar revived the honoring body.
The JCI Philippine-New York awarded three outstanding individuals with the 2016 Icons of Impact: A New Breed of Excellence award: Dr. Michael Avaricio, Janet Salazar and Miguel Braganza II.
Current chapter president Paul Alex Drogeanu is continuing the initiative with a few additions to the usual awards template.
The Icons of Impact: Pursuits, Empowerment, and Excellence is the highest award a non-member can receive from a Jaycee chapter that recognizes someone from the community who has shown exceptional leadership qualities, outstanding record of personal and professional achievements, contributions and service in various fields of endeavor in our society.
The Icons of Impact brings together a select group of achievers who possess a few common traits and characteristics that unite them such as intelligence, motivation, high energy, compassion, leadership and dedication.
JCI Philippine-New York also launched a new program in 2016, the “Young Icons of Impact”, in line with the United States Junior Chamber and the Junior Chamber International (JCI) programs for a select group of outstanding young individuals of any ethnic background who are between 18 and 40 years of age. They have to excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people, recognizing their important role in the world of today. The Chapter recipients may be considered to advance as nominees for the US Jaycees state organizations awards submissions.
The 2016 Icons honorees were Ismael Jampayas, Ma. Consuelo Almonte, and Carol Tanjutco. The Young Icons of Impact Honorees were Percival Cunanan, Tiffany Ma, Venessa Manzano, Steven Raga, and Jessica Robinson.
JCI Philippine-New York also awarded three former Jaycee members who have made a name for themselves in their local communities: Fernando Mendez , Luis Pedron and Jonathan Wong.
Two Jaycee Lifetime Awardees were also given out last year: the first lifetime award was the JCI Senatorship – the highest award presented by the International organization to Jaycees around the globe, given to Krizteen Dulay – Concepcion. The JCI Governorship was given to Elaine Magalona by her home chapter of JCI Philippine-New York.
The JCI Philippine-New York is a group of young men and women whose mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change in the local and global community and their own lives through training and networking opportunities. Although “Philippine” is part of our chapter name, we are not solely a group of Filipinos. Rather, we are an international chapter where everyone is welcome to join.
The Junior Chamber International, founded by Henry Giessenbier in 1915, St. Louis, Missouri, is a membership-based non-profit organization of nearly 200,000 young active citizens ages 18 to 40 with around 5,000 JCI local organizations in more than 100 countries who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their local communities. Contact us at +1.347.855.LEAD (5323) and email@example.com (A press and photo release by JCI. Featured photo is the 2016 Icons of Impact Dr. Michael Avaricio, Janet Salazar and Miguel Braganza II, with Stevenson Van Derodar (left) and then Consul Bong Carino (right))