NEW YORK CITY — The Philippine-New York Jaycees Inc., will hold its 53rd Annual Induction of Board of Directors, Officers and Advisers Feb 27, 6:30 p.m., in the Lexington Room, Renaissance Hotel, 130 East, 57th Street, New York, New York.
Stevenson Van Derodar was elected 53rd LOM President by the general membership in October 2015. Derodar has been an active member of the local chapter for six years and has previously served positions as Director, Membership Services Vice President and International Affairs Vice President.
Among the other elected members into office for installation: Executive Vice President: Romainne De Guzman Luis; Vice President for Individual Development: Carlos Cabrera; Vice President for Community Development: Alex Drogeanu; Vice President for International Affairs: NYSJC Gov Reggie Rosales-Torrejon; Vice President for Membership Services: Brian Tajo; Directors: Lorraine Camacho, Elizabeth Espinar, Wendy Kwan and Alelie Jean C. Tolentino; Treasurer: Leilanee Olaño and Auditor: Marjerie Rosales-Taway.
Presidential appointments to be inducted as well include Alumni Affairs Head: Mel Rodriguez; International Outbound Missions Liaison: Olga Maria Czarkowski; Tambuli Editor-in-Chief: Joe Valdez; Chaplain and Communications Advisor: Addie Adams; Presidential Admin Staff Aprille Aquino; Media Network Officer Christopher Fallarme; Board Secretary: Robert Fernandez and Chapter State Directors: Carolyn Joyce Agustin Peña and John Sohn.
JCI Sen/PP Sergs Estrada (14th & 19th); JCI Sen Penn Baluyut; JCI Sen/PP Richie Rillera (27th); JCI Sen/PP Rene Goicochea (30th); USJC Amb/PP Nicanor Luna (32nd); JCI Sen. CriCri Ramos; NYSJC Gov/PP Krizteen Concepcion (39th); NYSJC Gov/PP Christina Corcuera (42nd); JCI Sen/PP Gary Abasolo (44th); PP Victor E. de Leon (45th); PP Elaine Magalona (46th); NYSJC Gov/PP Almor Dayoan (47th); Immediate Past President Zultan Bermudez (51st).
The event dubbed as “The Heart of Impact: 2016 JCI Philippine-New York Induction Ball and Presentation of members,” will have a special celebration featuring Ballroom Dancers, Live Music and some surprise guests. The event will hold a ceremonial exchange of authority between Chairman of the Board Immediate Past President and New York State Vice President Margaret Quimosing and (LP) Stevenson Van Derodar, Current President will symbolize the new beginning for the organization and a continuation of a leadership tradition. The ceremony will be highlighted by the turnover of the chain to the newest leader while Past Presidents of the organization gather to light candles in support of the new mandate.
This year, the chapter is planning to achieve its Six Banner projects of the year including: A Heart for the Homeless, The Search for the Outstanding Young New Yorker, Icons of Impact, Bingo Social Against Malaria, UN Summit Meet and Greet and the creation of Associate Membership and JCI Philippine New York Juniors. There are as well numerous exciting projects in various areas of development to further the mission of JCI in creating positive change.
JCI Philippine-New York is a New York City-based local chapter that has been serving the community in New York City for over 50 years and is proud to have more than 5,000 members who have joined the chapter through the years. These members contributed to the chapter’s rich history and continued on to become community leaders, successful businessmen, government officials, accountants, teachers, lawyers, doctors and many other professions.
For over 100 years, Junior Chamber International (JCI), where Philippine-New York Jaycees is an affiliate chapter, has been working to provide young people throughout the globe development opportunities that empower them to create positive change. A membership-based nonprofit organization of young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world, JCI alumni boast leaders such as Bill Clinton, Howard Hughes, Hubert Humphrey, Kofi Annan, Taro Aso, and Prince Albert of Monaco. Each JCI Member shares the belief that in order to create lasting positive change, members must improve themselves and the communities they live in.