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Official Publication of The Philippine-New York Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), Inc

Volume XXXI Issue No. 2 – Spring 2005

A Convention to Remember
Two Senatorships awarded Chapter receives 1st Qtr Awards
Middletown, NY, April 15-17. Senatorships were awarded to two
deserving individuals who have given more than a decade of service
to the Junior Chamber movement. The honorees are Lorii Abela,
originally from the Manilena chapter (In Manila) and Cristina Ramos
originally from the Perlas Pasay chapter (also in Manila).

A JCI Senatorship is the highest honor bestowed upon a current or


past member by Junior Chamber International for outstanding service
to the organization. It provides a unique means for recognizing a
member’s outstanding achievements, and also confers upon that
individual a "Life Membership" in Junior Chamber International. Ares Ebreo accepts the Outstanding VP award for IDVP Ted Martinez with pride.
RD Willi Gamboa and DD Jonathan Kim are recognized for their efforts in the
Lorii Abela –JCI Senator 64967 district and region
Nomination for Ms. Lorii Abela was a joint cooperation between two
Jaycee chapters - - The Philippine-New York Jaycees and one of our
sister chapters, the Manilena Jaycees in the Philippines. It indeed
epitomizes the second line of our Jaycee creed that, “Brotherhood of
man transcends the sovereignty of nations”.

Cristina Ramos –JCI Senator 64968


Cristina Ramos, or Cri-Cri as she is fondly known, joined the Perlas
PasayJaycees in 1989. In the Philippines, new members are first
inducted as Baby Jaycees until they are able to prove their worth by
Pres Christina Corcuera accepts the Outstanding Project of the Quarter award
conducting their first project. Upon the successful completion of their while Jocelyn Bernal received the Outstanding member for the Quarter
project, they become fledged members of the chapter.
(Continued on page 2
Congratulations to the following for their awards recognizing
their efforts for the First Quarter of 2005.
™ Project of the Quarter -Who’s Your Boss/GMM;
™ Outstanding Vice President – Ted Martinez
™ Outstanding Member – Jocelyn Bernal
™ Outstanding Region – Region South
™ Outstanding District Director – Jonathan Kim
™ Outstanding Region Project – Belgian Jaycee Visitation
™ Outstanding Region Director – Willi Gamboa
™ Special award for most number of Convention delegates

)
Convention Highlights – By Josie B.

The proud members of the Philippine New York Chapter - Convention is a fun-filled weekend road trip for members of the chap-
Back row: PP/Ambassador George Daco, CDVP Vivian Velasco, PP/Sen ter. Living so down South in the state, we normally have the farthest
Rollie Balanza, RD/Treas Willi Gamboa, PP/Sen Sergs Estrada, PP/Sen to travel to the convention site. Conventions can be in Albany,
Richard Rillera, PP/Sen Jesse Arteche, PP/Governor Krizteen Dulay, Vicky Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, Utica, White Plains and Lake
Chang, and Director Ares Ebreo. Placid.. There are parties, training, and competitions. There is also
Seated: Sen Jean Cua, Sen Lorii Abela, President Christina Corcuera, the formal dinner banquet on Saturday evening, and the Sunday
Sen Cri-Cri Ramos and PP/Sen Jocelyn Bernal Board meeting.

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Message from the President tions for her involvement in Philippine Jaycees, which includes Most
Outstanding Current Member of Metro South Region in 1991. She led
Dear Friends, her chapter as Most Outstanding Chapter of Metro South Region in 1992.

I can hardly believe that it's already May and a third of the year has The great thing about being a Jaycee, is wherever you are, you are
gone by! We certainly have managed to stay busy with projects bound to meet a Jaycee chapter. Lorii took this opportunity during her
like the "Who's Your Boss"GMM, Twinning with the Manilena Jay- travels and found the Philippine-New York Jaycees when she came to
cees, ID College. We even managed to snag some awards at the the United States.
recent OYNY convention. Our membership is up about 25% YTD
and we really could not have been off to a better start. The first event that she attended was the White Water rafting in Septem-
ber of 2000. That weekend event, she brought her friends with her who
As I reflect on the months that have passed, I must say that al- became involved in Jaycee activities as well. This is indeed a great ex-
ready I have learned some key things about being a leader. Lead- ample of sharing your Jaycee experience with others.
ership does not mean asserting power over others. It means draw-
ing power that is within others. It means setting goals and creating Lorii since then has been active in our chapter, and took her first chapter
the path towards it. It means ownership of ones responsibilities officer position role as Membership Services Vice President in 2002.
and making quick decisions based on ones goals... hoping not to She brought enthusiasm, creativity, humor, fun and excitement in all that
step on too many toes along the way. It means holding out a she did. Her commitment, contributions and TEAM involvement, made
bright torch high enough for others to see, instilling in them a de- our chapter no. 8 in the nation during mid-year, extending the New York
sire to follow so that one day, when your own arm tires, another will City Jaycees, increasing our membership by over 50%, and awarded by
be strong enough to lift. the U.S. Jaycees as the Metro East Chapter of the Year in 2002. In addi-
tion, she organized our JCI World Congress trip to Las Vegas and was
Our Jaycees calendar is pretty full in the months ahead. Member- instrumental in joining together both her home chapter in the Philippines
ship Services area has a social and a GMM, International Affairs “The Manilena Jaycees” and her home chapter in the U.S., “The Philip-
has its fundraiser for the P. Burgos elementary school, Community pine-New York Jaycees” together, through a twinning agreement during
Development is busy with Kids Day America, and Individual Devel- the JCI Twinning ceremony. Ever since then, the Manilena Jaycees
opment will attempt to assist those with two left feet with Project have been our active sister chapter through this day. Lorii has received
Sumayaw. Friends, as we push into the months ahead, I chal- several recognitions for her involvement in the membership services
lenge you to carry your torches higher. area. Her series of monthly membership orientations called “Opportuni-
Challenge yourself! Imagine a project or a task you didn't think you ties to Succeed” was recognized by the New York State Jaycees as Out-
could do and then DO IT! Inspire others... maybe even inspire standing Membership Services Project of the Year”. In 2003, Lorii was
yourself! our Individual Development Vice President. As always, she brought
interesting ID projects and activities with her, and also organized the New
Keep up the great work and remember... SERVICE TO York State Jaycees Prime Training. She was recognized that year as
HUMANITY IS THE BEST WORK OF LIFE! Outstanding Individual Development Vice President of the Year.

In Jaycees Spirit, Cristina Ramos –JCI Senator 64968 (continued from page 1)

Christina Corcuera Senator Cri-Cri was just a member until she was appointed as Commis-
2005 President sion for Fellowship in 1992. This was followed by stints as Commission
Philippine-New York Jaycees for Individual Development, Public Relations Officer and Secretary Gen-
eral from 1992 through 1995. In 1996 she was elected as Chapter
President.
Lorii Abela –JCI Senator 64967 (Continued from page 1)

Ms. Lorii Abela has been a Jaycee for 16 years. She joined the Manilena Through the years with the Jaycees, she has received numerous awards
Jaycees in 1989 and became actively involved in different positions and including Outstanding New Jaycee, Outstanding Project Chairman and
became Chapter President in 1992. She was instrumental in reviving her Outstanding chairperson in charge of the International Cooperation be-
chapter in 1997 when it experienced difficulties, resulting in making the tween two JCI LOMs (local chapter). One of her community pro-
Manilena Jaycees one of the most outstanding chapters in the Philip- jects,”Kapatid Natin, Akayin Natin” (which means Supporting our fel-
pines. Because of her passion for the Jaycee movement, she stretched low men/women) was cited as the Best Community Development project
further, involving herself with the Philippine Junior Chamber. She was a in Metro level, the National level and earned for her chapter $1000.00
Candidate for National Vice President in 1997. She prize money during the ASPAC conference in Pattaya, Thailand.
represented the country in several conferences throughout Asia and was
selected as a bid book judge during the Asia Pacific Conference in Pat- In light of her personal accomplishments, she was recognized in 1996
taya, Thailand. She has also served as resource speaker and has con- with the Outstanding LOM President in the region presented in Makati,
ducted several Jaycee trainings. Lorii has received numerous recogni- Philippines for the Metro Area and Outstanding LOM President in the
Philippines, presented at the Philippine National Convention in Davao
CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
personal skills, raises global awareness and encourages individuality and uniqueness in cooperative environments. Page 2
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City. This is equivalent to the Don Cavalli Award presented in the State seize the moment and do something. Don’t wait to reflect on “What If?”
level and the Charles Kulp presented in the US Jaycees National level. but rather “Why Not.”

In 1997, her efforts were also recognized in the Asia Pacific region where After the dinner and presentation of awards, the ladies of the chapter
she also received the Outstanding LOM President in Area B and her donned our Mexican hats during the Mexican themed Saturday night
award was presented in Pattaya, Thailand. The ultimate recognition that party. Again, we made quite an impression not only for our hats, but also
she received was being judged as the most Outstanding LOM President for really enlivening the party. At the impromptu karaoke singing during
of the World. She received her award at the World Congress in Pusan, the Saturday night party,
Korea and is the sole recipient of this honor. the National President Dr.
Senator Cri-Cri continued serving the Jaycees in the capacity as trainor. Julie Metzger highly
She was a Trainor for the Local Officers Training at the ASPAC conven- encouraged members of
tion in Thailand and at the World Congress in Hawaii. our chapter to go for the
Jaycee Idol competition
By 2002, Senator Cri-Cri found her way to New York City and joined the scheduled at the National
Philippine New York chapter. She has served as Presidential Adviser in convention in Boston in
2002, 2003, and 2005. She was involved in high impact projects for the September.
chapter such as the Receptions for World President Fernando Sanchez
Arias (2004) and World President Bruce Rector (2003), the Chapter’s A few chapter members also displayed their dancing skills. Can you tell
40th Anniversary celebration (2003), the NYC Marathon Water Station, who these members are?
the Simbang Gabi (Midnight Mass) community event as the Philippine
Center, the Culture Fest/International Food Festival, and the Distin-
guished Service Awards Banquet. She was also a volunteer at the Kid’s
Day America project and has been a delegate to numerous state conven-
tions.

Congratulations to both
Senators Lorii and Cri-Cri.
The Philippine New York
chapter salutes you both
on an amazing Jaycee
journey that has led you to
your accomplishments and
the Philippine New York
Jaycees By 1:00 am, the chapter hosted a surprise party for our honorees. Our
Senate Group welcomes trademark hospitality was unmistakable with the drinks (mimosas any-
you with open arms. one?), the Filipino chips (corn balls, nachos, and other goodies) and the
karaoke singing. Thank goodness our room was surrounded by Jaycees
Convention highlights (from page 1) so we did not have a problem with hotel security. By 3:30 pm, President
Christina thanked all our guests for coming, including JCI VP Lori Tomlin,
National President Dr. Julie Metzger.
Though we were not able to participate in any of the competitions - such
as Write up, Speak up, Jaycee Jeopardy, Debate and First timer’s pro-
This truly was an unbelievable convention to be at. I hope you all can
gram, we certainly made quite an impression during the Saturday ban-
join us for the next one. The more the attendees, the more fun it shall
quet.
be. Save the date: July Convention will be in the Albany/Capital Region.
It is rare that the chapter members come in such a big group to a con-
vention dinner but this was certainly one for the books. So as each
member of the chapter entered the Ballroom in our Filipiniana outfits and
Barong Tagalog, eyes would turn our way. It has been a long time since
the State Jaycees has seen our chapter in our national dress. And when
all of us finally posed as a group, there was no mistaking who the best-
dressed chapter was that evening.

National President Dr. Julie Metzger and JCI Vice President Lori Tomlin
was in attendance The most poignant message that Dr. Julie had for us
was that we should not wait for opportunities to pass us by, we should

CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
personal skills, raises global awareness and encourages individuality and uniqueness in cooperative environments. Page 3
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Thanks to those who made the trip to Middletown: My First JCI Convention- By Vicky Chang
President Christina Corcuera, Treasurer (and Region Director) - Willi The Middletown Convention was
Gamboa, Intl Affairs Director Ares Ebreo, Director - Governor Krizteen my very first Jaycee Convention,
Dulay, Director - SenatorJocelyn Bernal, New member (who is rejoin- and it was a blast. After much
ing the chapter) Vicky Chang, Member Hector Concepcion, Presiden- cajoling from members of the
tial Adviser - Senator Cristina Ramos, Senator Lorii Abela, Past Presi- Philippine New York Jaycees, I
dent-Ambassador George Daco, Past President-Senator Serg Estrada, decided to attend this year’s
Past President-Senator Rollie Balanza, Past President-Senator Richard convention. From the car ride
Rillera, Past President-Senator Jesse Arteche, Senator Jean Cua and there to the end of the weekend,
her spouse Lito Cua it was a great experience. Eve-
ryone there was so warm and
Special thanks also to Krizteen Dulay for helping to coordinate our par- friendly, and I felt the great
ticipation at convention, from the enthusiastic email reminders to the camaraderie among the New York Chapters. I got to learn more about
room assignments and planning and executing the party room for all to the Jaycees, and the parties were a lot of fun too. My membership was
enjoy. re-activated when I was pinned by JCI VP Lori. It was a great experi-
ence. Thanks to everyone for making it a fun weekend.
What is OYNY?
A look back at the month’s just past
OYNY – Outstanding Young New Yorker program is administered by the
New York State Junior Chamber to honor young high school students
Managing Our Future. It all began with the Induction
throughout the state for their scholastic achievement, school and com- .
munity activities, leadership capabilities, and interview and public speak-
ing abilities. Each student is nominated by a local chapter and is judged
based on pre-set criteria. The 2005 Outstanding Young New Yorker is
Lauren Layton and she was sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Jaycees.

She was presented during the dinner banquet and we all had an oppor-
tunity to hear her speech on overcoming adversity to reach one’s goal.
Perhaps the most poignant message that she delivers is that no matter
what challenges comes to each person, it is how they handle it that ulti- February 15 - The 2005 Officers and Directors of the Philippine New
mately results in a positive outcome and attitude. Challenges make peo- York Jaycees were inducted to their respective offices at the Peking Park
ple stronger and more mature and better equipped to a handle life’s little restaurant. Christina Corcuera, the 42nd President of the chapter, was
surprises. also installed as the chief executive of this organization and we have
every confidence that the team will continue the legacy of leadership that
Her speech was so well received that the National President, Dr. Julie our chapter has been known for throughout our chapter’s history.
Metzger invited her to be a speaker during the US Jaycees National
Convention in September to be held in Boston.

We are proud of the talented young people who continually amaze us


with their determination, the accomplishments and their view of the fu- Around the World in 80 Days
ture. We hope that one day, they will look to the Jaycees as an organiza- Destination: From Germany to NYC
tion to contribute their ideas and provide support.

Third Place winner: Aimee Felt


Sponsored by The Greater Water-
town Jaycees, Second Place
winner- Lindsay Schroeder spon-
sored by the Batavia Area Jaycees
and 2005 OYNY winner is Lauren
Layton sponsored by the Saratoga
Springs Jaycees

April 2 - IA Director Ares Ebreo, IA VP Marho Migrino and Director Jocelyn Bernal hosts NYSJC
Legal Counsel Rob Witthauer (2nd from the right) and visiting German Jaycee, Lutz Gerold.(right)

CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
personal skills, raises global awareness and encourages individuality and uniqueness in cooperative environments. Page 4
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Dear Jaycees of New York State!


President Christina Corcuera renews twinning agree-
Once again thank you very much for your kind reception during my visit ment with Manilena Jaycees
in New York City on April 2nd. It was very nice for me to meet all of you
and I enjoyed it very much to attend your JC Meeting and also the birth-
day party at the Belgium restaurant in Manhattan in the evening.

I hope that all of you are fine and it would be nice to meet you sometime
somewhere again!? When anyone of you will visit Germany in the future
feel free to contact me. Perhaps we could arrange a meeting then.

I wish you all the best, good health and blessing of God! Take care!

Greetings from Germany! - Lutz Gerold, JC Mönchengladbach (Ger-


many)

Next stop: From NYC to MNL


Past President Tom Panzone, Keynote Speaker in Manila PP Tom Panzone, President Christina Corcuera, Manillena Pres Anna Barrios and PP
Manilena Jaycees Aileen Siy signs the twinning agreement between the Philippine New
In February, Past President Tom Panzone visited the Philippines for the York Jaycees and the Manilena Jaycees.
first time since childhood. He was there as an Ambassador of Goodwill
for the chapter. During his visit he was invited to be a guest speaker at What is International Cooperation and Twinning
the induction ceremony of the Manilena Jaycees. Thanks to the Manilena
Jaycees and Manila Jaycees, Tom's visit to the Philippines was a memo- A relationship instituted between two Junior Chamber chapters in differ-
rable one. Special thanks to Manilena Jaycees Immediate Past Presi- ent countries is usually referred to as "twinning." The motivation to twin
dent, Aileen K. Siy and their incoming President Anna Barrios. originates from the members in two chapters who wish to establish a
mutual understanding and friendship. The objective is to exchange per-
Tom was treated to a royal welcome and taken to various points of inter- sonal visits, ideas, projects and culture.
est throughout Manila and Tagaytay. Aileen and her Chapter showcased
how Jaycees treat their guests. Tom was thoroughly overwhelmed by With modern communication and transportation systems, distance is no
their kindness and generosity. longer an obstacle. For this reason, chapter twinning is easier now than
ever before
During the event, Tom spoke about the Jaycee movement and what it
meant in the U.S. He also expressed his amazement at the commitment Twinning usually starts with correspondence between two chapters. This
to the Jaycees movement displayed by his newfound friends. form of international cooperation does not require regular visits, and the
link lasts for as long as the two chapters wish. One simple exchange of
Later on, President Christina Corcuera joined PP Tom Panzone, information is all that the cooperation requires. These activities enable
Manilena PP Aileen Siy and President Anna Barrios in completing a chapters to make contacts with foreign chapters which may eventually
Twinning Agreement with the two chapters. As part of our commitment twin in the future. Twinning can also arise because of:
to this twinning agreement, the Philippine New York chapter will be con-
ducting a chapter fundraiser to support a Toy Library in cooperation with 9 Friendship between two or more members who lead their chapters
the Manilena chapter. to twinning,
More details of that in our Upcoming event section. 9 A sister city relationship between the two local communities,

9 Economic and trade interests between members of the chapters,

9 Similarity of interests and problems can also lead the chapters to


cooperate.

For more information on twinning, see www.jci.cc.

CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
personal skills, raises global awareness and encourages individuality and uniqueness in cooperative environments. Page 5
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ID College – State officers provide local training to chap- * Know what is Good Debt vs Bad Debt (Good debt buys Assets, Bad
ter members. debt buys liabilities)
April 9 – New York State President Suzanne Delaney and NYS IAVP
Christine D’Andrade graciously lent us their expertise on the Jaycee * Know the difference between Earned income, Passive Income and
history, member orientation and Parliamentary Procedures. Director Portfolio income. Earned income is what you get paid for working at a
Jocelyn Bernal also contributed to the training by presenting the Chair- job, Portfolio income is income from paper assets, i.e. stocks, bonds.,
man’s Planning Guide. Passive income is income from investments that pays you even if you
don't need to be there.

* What quadrant are you in. (E,S,B,I)?


Employee, Self-Employed, Big Business Owner, Investor
• Employee is working for a company,
• Self employed is owning your own business where you need to
be there,
• Business owner is owning your own business where you don't
need to be there,
• Investor is having income from investments (i.e. stocks, bonds,
real estate) where you don't need to be there.

¾ Most people are employees. A person can be a clerk or a company


During the training, we were president and be an employee. They receive a regular paycheck.
lucky enough to have one They are dependent on the company for their income. If the com-
enthusiastic participant agree to pany falls into bad times they may be out of work. Employees tend
sign up with the chapter. NYSJC to think or say: a) I'm looking for a safe job with good benefits. B)
President Suzanne Delaney What will I get paid for overtime? C) How many days of paid vaca-
administered the Oath of tion do I have? Some employees eventually decide to go out on
Membership to new member, their own and start their own small business. Their cash flow then
John Paul Demafeli, while his moves into the second quadrant — the S Quadrant
sponsor, PP George Daco and
President Christina Corcuera looked on. Welcome John Paul Demafeli - ¾ Some rugged individuals are self-employed. Many work for com-
our newest member. mission or for an hourly fee. The S Quadrant also includes most
small business owners: restaurateurs, family businesses, lawyers,
Individually speaking…. doctors and many service people really own their own job rather
Who’s Your Boss GMM was a smashing success than a company. Self-employed people tend to think or say: a) My
March 22 – Individual Development VP Ted Martinez invited Joseph rate is $40 per hour, b) When can I ever really take time off from my
Tiglao, a young business owner, as our guest speaker for the first in a company? C) If I don't do it will never get done. Most people have
series of Individual Development projects and events. been brought up and trained to get income from the E or S Quad-
rant. But, there are two other ways. Next is the B Quadrant.
Joe Tiglao, who was a PNYJC Chapter Director in 1995-1996, recounted
how the Jaycees greatly enhanced his life and his personality so much ¾ Very fortunate people are business owners. They receive income
that it is formed a crucial foundation to his life’s accomplishments to date. from a business enterprise that they do not have to work in. They
He also shared with us how he embarked on opening up a business in are reaping the benefit of past labors or happy circumstances.
addition to maintaining his full time job. These people tend to think or say: a) What would I like to do to-
day? B) How can I build an even better team? C) How can I be of
Here is a recap of the lessons learned: better service to others? These people do not have to work. They
can give themselves a raise at any time from the cash that flows into
* Know the difference between an Asset vs Liability (Asset puts money in their business. There is one more quadrant — the I Quadrant.
your pocket regardless if you work or not, Liability takes money from your
pocket regardless if you work or not) ¾ A few people are investors. They earn their income from money
invested in real estate, stocks and bonds. (continued to page 7)

CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
personal skills, raises global awareness and encourages individuality and uniqueness in cooperative environments. Page 6
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JAYCEE THOUGHTS Now, years after, that Jaycee phase in my life still stirs fond memories
and feelings of empowerment and energy. For most of us, it was a very
By Millie Sta.Maria-Thomeczek good preparation to meet the hurdles of the life ahead of us.

I remember joining the Manilena Jaycees (ladies’


chapter) so that I could meet people and embark on (Millie S.-Thomeczek was given the 1984 Outstanding Chapter
activities outside my professional life in government. President award in the Metro-Manila region; Manilena Jaycees was
Well, I really did not know what I was getting into but given an Outstanding Chapter award in the 1984 Jaycee National
when I got into the swing of things in Manilena, it was Convention in Zamboanga City. She is now our Deputy Consul
hard to get out. It was a pull difficult to resist. General in New York.)

The Jaycee organization’s mission is leadership training. In my Philippine Who’s Your Boss GMM (Continued from page 6)
experience, this training was done not only done through sit-down semi-
nars and workshops but through real-life experiences and opportunities. ¾ Unfortunately, this requires either a great deal of capitol or the as-
sumption of a high degree of risk. Investors tend to think or say: a)
The Jaycees opened new worlds for me and life was never the same What's my rate of return? b) What are the trends in the market-
again. Now as I reflect on that phase in my life, two thoughts stand out: place? c) Am I taking on too much risk? So, income flows into your
one, the friendship developed with my co-Manilenas have remained solid life from one or more of these four quadrants.
all these years so that even until now, years after we have retired from
the organization, we are still the best of friends. We still immensely enjoy Source: http://www.bquadrant.net/quadrants/business-owner.htm
each other’s company, and we provide one another a certain support
mechanism that has stood the test of time. Second, our leadership train-
ing was done best through social bonding with a heart and working on
common projects to help the community, and to help ourselves develop
personally and professionally. I finally understood what it meant “to go
the extra mile” and what wonders it could give.

Our common vision was framed by the Jaycee Creed. I thought it great
that this Creed was recited at the beginning of anything we did. We “be-
lieved that faith in God gave meaning to human life and that service to
humanity was the best work of life.” Together, my co-Manilenas and I After the presentation, Joe Tiglao challenged the members to move to
embarked on multifarious projects to reach common goals. Working on the highest quadrant and not only to become an employee for the rest of
projects together was an excellent way to bond with one another. We their lives.
forgot our own selves so that we could help others; we adopted a poor
community in Paco, Manila and there we spent our Saturday afternoons, Before the evening ended new members of the chapter were officially
helping conduct free health clinics and giving livelihood seminars such as inducted in the chapter. Our newest members are Mabel Arenas, Darwin
longaniza-making. Through our everyday work and encounters, we got Ignacio and Oliver Guarino.
to know one another’s strengths and weaknesses. We got to share joys
and pains. We got to know how the organization really functioned and
understood how important motivation was in a volunteer-based organiza-
tion as the Jaycees. Important was that we liked what we were doing
even if had to toil with our sweat, our tears, our last pesos and cents. We
assumed responsibilities. We bent so that others could lift themselves up.
We learned the meaning of real teamwork.

We socialized with all groups, rich and poor; we connected with our co-
Jaycees, in the Philippines and abroad. We got to speak a lot in public.
After arguments , irritations and hurts, we partied, did our cook-outs and
had fun. We did that too with other Jaycees. No matter how filled up our This event was so well attended – we had over 26 people, from Past
schedules were, we never missed our Sunday masses; I remember how Presidents, new members, current members, and returning members. It
beautiful it was that we were like one family trouping to the last Sunday was also the first time that the chapter has sponsored the GMM for its
Mass after a Jaycee bowling tournament in the region. Along the way, members as a means of thanking them for their continued support.
some of us fell in love with Jaycee male friends, ..or so we thought we 2005 started off well and it is hoped that the momentum will carry on
were in love..and ended up with broken hearts. throughout the year as members rediscover the Jaycees and volunteer
their time and efforts with the chapter

CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
personal skills, raises global awareness and encourages individuality and uniqueness in cooperative environments. Page 7
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Focusing on our communities – living up to our creed have to be strengthened. As of today, ARMM needs to construct about
“Service to Humanity is the best work of life….” 1,388 classrooms, most of which will have at least 56 and more pupils.

Members of the PNYJC Team promised to look into the possibility of


Visiting the Consul General- Cecilia Rebong supporting this project.

April 12 – NYC – It is customary for the chapter officers to pay a visit to


the incumbent Consul General to not only to introduce the team and
present our plans for the year, but also to find out if there are any oppor-
tunities for collaborative efforts with the office of the Consul General.

Consul General Cecilia Rebong and Deputy Consul General Millie Sta.
Maria Thomazcek were kind enough to welcome us into the Philippine
Consulate New York on 5th Avenue. With its Philippine flag flying majes-
tically in the wind, the Philippine Center has been a place for community
events, and consular events.

Back row: COB Catherine Romualdez, Member Darwin Ignacio, POP Serg Estrada
and MSVP Jerrick Montanez. Middle row: PP& Dir Jocelyn Bernal, CDVP Vivian
Velasco, PP& Treas Willi Gamboa, IAVP Marho Migrino, MDVP Joe Valdez.
Seated: Pres Christina Corcuera, ConGen Cecille Rebong and DCG Millie Sta.
Maria Thomeczek.

Philippine Independence Day celebration


slated for June 5, 2005
The Philippine Consulate General in New York provides services and
assistance to Filipino nationals residing in the states of Connecticut, The members of the Philippine New York Jaycees have served our
Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New community in various capacities during the celebration of Philippine In-
York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. It also promotes Philip- dependence day. Prior to the big day, many events are held from as
pine Trade, Investment, and Tourism. It is interesting to note that any- early as December during the year preceding the celebration year. From
time we step foot into the Philippine Center building which houses the the holiday parties, the Grand Marshall Night, the Diwa ng Kalayaan
Philippine Consulate General in New York and the Philippine Mission, we cornoration ball, the Independence Ball and finally, the Grand Parade/
are also technically on “Philippine territory.” Street Fair and Cultural show, each event gives us an opportunity to
contribute and participate in the effort for this most special day of our
ancestors.
During this meeting, the Consul General encouraged the Chapter to sup-
port its project “Adopt a Classroom” The "Classsroom Galing sa We have been the marshals of the parade, chairmen of various commit-
Mamamayang Pilipino Abroad" (CGMA) is a joint project of the Philip- tees such as Street Fair, Parade, cultural show…We have prepared the
pine Departments of Education (DepEd), Foreign Affairs (DFA), Labor scripts that are read when each marching contingent passes by the re-
and Employment (DOLE), as well as the Federation of Filipino-Chinese viewing stand…We have also served as operations people that ensure
Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCI). It is in support of the the safely, clean up issues are addressed during Independence Day.
basic education agenda of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. This pro-
ject aims to build 2,000 classrooms in Philippine public schools, both in This year is no different. PP Ner Martinez, PP Jocelyn Bernal, CDVP
elementary and high school, primarily through the generosity of overseas Vivian Velasco and Dir Ares Ebreo has taken some role in the prepara-
Filipinos, including about 12,000 overseas Filipino community groups tion of this year’s big day by serving in the General Support and Opera-
across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States. tions Group.
Anyone could be a donor: overseas Filipino associations; foreign em-
CDVP Vivian, who co-chairs this committee is requesting for any interest-
ployers; local private companies; socio-civic organizations or individuals.
ing member of the chapter who would like to assist in an official capacity,
A 49-square meter (7m x 7m) classroom costs US$4,000 or about PHp
to contact her as soon as possible. There are openings for all the major
220,000.
committees under her command. She can be reached at
V2RVDV@aol.com
The Philippine Consulate General in New York has pinpointed the
Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as its beneficiary
area. The region is poor. Delivery of basic social and education services

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community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
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pines. We will be building a Toy library that will be open to all regular
students as well as students with special needs (physically handicapped,
hearing impaired and visually impaired).
So come out and party with us and help a few kids in return.

Project chairperson is Oliver Guarino and Supervising Officer is


IAVP Marho Migrino

Grand Marshall Night


Astoria World Manor May 14 – Kids Day America
Friday, May 13, 2005

Independence Day Parade events


Sunday, June 5, 2005 - Madison Avenue
Street Fair
ƒ 24th - 26th Street: 10am-6pm
Independence Day Parade
ƒ Start: 41st St. - 11:45am
ƒ End: 27th St. - 2:30pm
On Saturday, May 14, 2005, communities worldwide will participate in
Cultural Festival
the eleventh annual “Kids Day America/International™,” a Health, Safety,
ƒ On Stage: North of 23rd St.
and Environmental Awareness Day. The Philippine-NY Junior Cham-
ƒ 2:30pm-5:30pm
ber of Commerce and Neri Chiropractic will be sponsoring the event
Leyte Dance Theater locally in Woodside from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm at 50-11 Queens Blvd.
Monday, June 6, 2005
FIT - Haft Auditorium Essential information on crime prevention, child safety, and environ-
mental awareness will be provided. The office will donate special child
Independence Ball ID cards to every child who attends, and volunteers will be on hand to
Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 7:00pm provide FREE fingerprinting, and a local dentist will provide FREE dental
Grand Ballroom at the screenings of all the children.
Hilton Towers, New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas, In addition, there will be a disaster preparedness class given by the Red
NY 10019 Cross as well as a drug awareness program given by the NYPD. The
FDNY is bringing their fire truck and will teach fire safety tips to the chil-
COMMUNITY MEETINGS dren as well. This year is an especially exciting year for Kids Day Amer-
(Parade Participants & Vendors, please attend) ica/International™, as it is being represented by Jonathan Lipnicki, star of
MAY 27, FRIDAY :: 6:30PM such films as Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise, and Stuart Little 1 and 2, as
Kalayaan Hall - Philippine Consulate the new Celebrity Spokesperson! The inclusion of Jonathan Lipnicki is
556 5th Ave. bet. 45/46th Sts. NYC sure to bring an unprecedented level of media coverage and attention to
the event, both locally and nationally as well.

May 13 – Fundraiser Happy Hour to Benefit a library in Dr. Neri will provide FREE spinal exams and scoliosis screenings, and
the Philippines distribute vital information on disease prevention and specific health is-
sues that affect children. “We will also provide free balloons and snacks.
Come and party for a cause. On There will be special give-aways and prize drawings every half-hour! We
May 13, we will have a fundraiser at will also gladly accept your generous donations for Little Sisters of The
the B1 Drink Club on 139 East 45th Poor, which will help to enable them to continue their efforts for helping
Street, 2nd Floor. Doors Open at 10 the less fortunate in our community” says Dr. Neri. “My staff and I invite
PM. Tickets are $15 at the door or all of our friends and neighbors to join us at this unique, fun-filled com-
$10 in advance. Reserve by May 11 munity awareness event!”
to avail of the discounted rates.
Contact: Ollie (917) 596-6665, Joe Project chairperson is Darwin Ignacio and Supervising Officer is
(917) 494-6234 or Marho (646) 541- CDVP Vivian Velasco
2060

This project shall benefit the P. Bur-


gos Public School in Manila, Philip-

CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
personal skills, raises global awareness and encourages individuality and uniqueness in cooperative environments. Page 9
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PROJECT SUMAYAW – Month of May and June TOPIC FOR THE MONTH: Concepts of Leadership

HI EVERYONE!!! I would like to invite you to a different event. This time Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower,
not a Club Party BUT an equally fun-filled nights of dancing. Yeah, it’s you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a
Ballroom but imagine the young generation learning to dance the all-time never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience.
Swing, Cha-cha, Tango & Rumba...IT'LL BE A RIOT !!! Sign Up Now coz To inspire your members into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain
we will limit the participants to only 30 heads. – Mabel Arenas, Project things you must be, know, and, do. These do not come naturally, but
Chairperson. Supervising office is IDVP Ted Martinez are acquired through continual work and study. Good leaders are con-
tinually working and studying to improve their leadership skills; they are
Learn the Hustle, Salsa/Rumba, Cha-Cha & Tango NOT resting on their laurels.

Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accom-


plish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it
more cohesive and coherent. Leaders carry out this process by applying
their leadership attributes, such as beliefs, values, ethics, character,
knowledge, and skills. Although your position as a officer or chairman
gives you the authority to accomplish certain tasks and objectives in the
organization, this power does not make you a leader...it simply makes
you the boss. Leadership differs in that it makes the followers want to
When: achieve high goals, rather than simply bossing people around.
Wed May 18 --- 7-9pm --- Hustle (Manila Swing)
Wed May 25 --- 7-9pm --- Salsa/Rumba The basis of good leadership is honorable character and selfless service
Wed June 1 --- 7-9pm --- Tango to your organization. In your members' eyes, your leadership is every-
Wed June 8 --- 7-9pm --- Cha-cha thing you do that effects the organization's objectives and their well be-
ing. Respected leaders concentrate on what they are [be] (such as be-
Where: RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS 8th Avenue (bet 35 & 36th Sts) liefs and character), what they know (such as job, tasks, and human
nature), and what they do (such as implementing, motivating, and pro-
Package FEE: $ 40.00 for Jaycees Member/ $ 50.00 for non-Jaycees vide direction).

People want to be guided by those they respect and who have a clear
And in this corner….our Members!!! sense of direction. To gain respect, they must be ethical. A sense of
direction is achieved by conveying a strong vision of the future.
Welcome to our new members
March April BE KNOW DO
Darwin Ignacio Vicky Chang ¾ BE a professional. Examples: Be loyal to the organization, perform
Arnold De Jesus John Paul Demafeli selfless service, and take personal responsibility.
Elaine Magalona-Dayoan ¾ BE a professional who possess good character traits. Examples:
Almor F. Dayoan Honesty, competence, candor, commitment, integrity, courage,
straightforwardness, imagination.
Welcome back to our current members ¾ KNOW the four factors of leadership - follower, leader, communica-
April Anniversary tion, situation.
Dir Jocelyn Bernal Dir Krizteen Dulay ¾ KNOW yourself. Examples: strengths and weakness of your charac-
MDVP Joe Valdez PP Tom Panzone ter, knowledge, and skills.
¾ KNOW human nature. Examples: Human needs, emotions, and how
Birthday greetings people respond to stress.
April Celebrants ¾ KNOW your job. Examples: be proficient and be able to train others
Lorii Abela IAVP Marho Migrino in their tasks.
Ollie Guarino April DeQuito ¾ KNOW your organization. Examples: where to go for help, its cli-
Mabel Arenas MSVP Jerrick Montanez mate and culture, who the unofficial leaders are.
¾ DO provide direction. Examples: goal setting, problem solving, deci-
May Celebrants sion making, planning.
Pres Christina Corcuera MDVP Joe Valdez ¾ DO implement. Examples: communicating, coordinating, supervis-
Board member Ner Martinez ing, evaluating.
¾ DO motivate. Examples: develop moral and esprit in the or-
ganization, train, coach, and counsel.

CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
personal skills, raises global awareness and encourages individuality and uniqueness in cooperative environments. Page 10
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Calendar of Events January 2006


¾ 1/7 and 1/8 Region Swings
May 2005 ¾ 1/20-1/22 Year End Celebration and Outstanding Young
¾ 5/4-5/8—Area C Conference: Sao Paolo, Brazil Farmer Convention
¾ 5/10—Kids Day America & PIDC Comm. Mtg.
¾ 5/13—President Christina Corcuera’s B-day Party/Fundraiser- From the US Jaycees Calendar
Toy Library
¾ 5/14—Kids Day America June 11-15 Government Affairs Leadership Seminar (GALS)
¾ 5/23—Philippine Independence Day Parade Security Meeting Washington, DC.
¾ 5/24—BOD Meeting
¾ 5/26—General Membership Meeting (GMM) July 29-31 MetNet , New Orleans, Louisiana
June 2005
¾ 6/5— Philippine Independence Day Parade September 15-18 USJC National Convention
¾ 6/11— Philippine Independence Day Ball Boston, MA
¾ 6/25—BOD meeting & Midyear Evaluation
July 2005
From the JCI Calendar
¾ 7/9—Social: Karaoke
May 4-7 Area C Conference – Sao Paolo, Brazil
¾ 7/12—GMM: Speak-Up & Building Futures-Walkathon Fund-
raiser Speaker
October 24-29 JCI World Congress, Vienna, Austria
¾ 7/23-7/24—Summer Leadership Conference-Albany area
¾ 7/26—BOD Meeting
August 2005 Food for thought:
¾ 8/2—Walkathon Comm. Mtg. The six most important words: "I admit I made a mistake."
¾ 8/16—GMM: Officer Training Session & Member Orient. The five most important words: "You did a good job."
¾ 8/23—Walkathon Committee Meeting The four most important words: "What is your opinion."
¾ 8/27—Dress for Success The three most important words: "If you please."
¾ 8/30—BOD Meeting The two most important words: "Thank you,"
September 2005 The one most important word: "We"
¾ 9/3—Games Night/Fundraiser The least most important word: "I"
¾ 9/17—Distinguished Service Award Dinner - Author unknown
¾ 9/18—Building Futures Walkathon Fundraiser
¾ 9/20—Soup Kitchen Committee Meeting JayceeSpeak: Developing your JC language skills
¾ 9/27—BOD Meeting
October 2005 OYNY – Outstanding New Young New Yorker
¾ 10/4—GMM: Elections of Officers
¾ 10/9 or 10/29—Soup Kitchen in NJ OTS – Officer Training School
¾ 10/15-10/16—NY State Convention
¾ 10/25—BOD Meeting AREA C – The JCI region of the world covering North, Central and South
¾ 10/29—Cooking Class America. The Area C has annual conferences. This year it is in Sao
November 2005 Paolo, Brazil.
¾ 11/6—NYC Marathon Water Station
¾ 11/29—BOD Meeting ID College – a series of training classes woven into a half day or whole
December 2005 session. A certificate of accomplishment is presented at the conclusion
¾ 12/10—GMM: Presidential Gala & Christmas Party of the classes.
¾ 12/16—Simbang Gabi
¾ 12/20—BOD Meeting LOM – Local Organization Member. This terms usually refers to the
individual chapters that comprise the membership base of this organiza-
From the NYSJC Calendar tion.
July 2005
¾ 7/9-7/10 – Region Swings NOM – National organization member usually refers to the country or-
¾ 7-22-7/24 – Summer Leadership Conference Albany area ganization that we belong to. In this case, that is the United States Jun-
October 2005 ior Chamber.
¾ 10/1and 10/2 – Region Swings
¾ 10/14-10/16 Government Affairs Leadership Seminar (GALS)
and Outstanding New Yorker Banquet

CHAPTER MISSION– The Philippine New York Jaycees is an international leadership and personal development organization for young individuals providing training through business programs,
community projects and social interaction CHAPTER VISION The Philippine New York Jaycees cultivates conscientious and responsible leaders, offers imaginative programs that enhances
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Etcetera…
JAYCEE CREED
DID YOU KNOW? – The Tambuli is a wind instrument made from
the horn of a water buffalo. This was used during early times to call
the townspeople together to hear important news. The Philippine-
New York Jaycees adopted Tambuli as its newsletter name 30 years WE BELIEVE…
ago.

Did you also know that JCI Senators are recognized by the United
That faith in God gives
States State Department as official Goodwill Ambassadors around
the world?
meaning and purpose to human life;

Did you know that you can learn more about the Jaycees by check-
ing out the following websites:
That the brotherhood of man tran-
www.jci.cc for Junior Chamber International
www.usjaycees.org for the United States Jaycees
scends
www.newyorkjaycees.org for the New York State Jaycees
www.philnyjaycees.org and our very own chapter website
The sovereignty of nations

That economic justice can best be


won
Tambuli Staff by free men through free enterprise;
Jocelyn Bernal
Editor That government should be of laws
Contributors:
Sen. Lorii Abela, Sen. Cristina Ramos, Vicky Chang,
rather than of men;
PP Tom Panzone, PP Krizteen Dulay,
Deputy Consul General Millie Sta.Maria-Thomeczek,
Pres. Christina Corcuera and Mabel Arenas. That earth’s great treasure
If you are interested in submitting articles for the Tambuli,
please send them to mjbernal@yahoo.com
lies in human personality
The deadline for the next issue is June 15, 2005
And that service to humanity
is the best work of life

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