Over 200 professionals composed of legal luminaries, medical and dental practitioners, academicians, corporate executives & personnel and business owners celebrated Club Marinduqueno, Inc.’s (CMI) silver anniversary and Christmas fellowship at Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City last December 10, 2016.
The celebration highlighted the 25 years of caring and sharing with fellow Marinduquenos. The night had the induction of new sets of CMI Board of Trustees and Officers who were inducted by Gen. Alexander Aguirre and Capt. Emmanuel Regio for 2017-2018 term, appreciation of the pioneering efforts of members and turn-over of command from immediate past president, Engr. Ronald Tanco to newly elected president, Dr. Roberto Montellano. Marinduquenos, benefactors and friends were delighted by the rendition of Philippine Baritone Joseleo Logdat, presence of Judge Ofelia Calo and Quezon City Rotary Club members, among the many. Raffle bonanza, photo opportunities, singing, and dancing were unlimited.
Newly sworn-in CMI president Dr. Montellano quipped, “I’m very glad seeing our beautiful, handsome and successful kababayan in this momentous occasion of Club Marinduqueno, Inc. Together with the new officers and leadership, Team Bayanihan will be working to reach and serve the poorest community in our dear Province of Marinduque.”
Club Marinduqueno, Inc., a socio-civic, non-profit and well-knit organization was the brainchild of Judge Manuel Villamayor (with roots from Santa Cruz). When Judge Villamayor met Atty. Aurelio Pamfilo, Jr. (son of late Torrijos Mayor Aurelio Pamfilo, Sr.) after a court hearing in San Juan City, the former asked the latter if he is willing to form a group that will unite Marinduquenos from all the six town of the province. When answer was in the affirmative, founder and co-founder started the ball rolling. Recruitment of quality members, endless conferences and coming up with a vision as an organization soon followed. Thus, the birth of Club Marinduqueno, Inc. was on December 6, 1991. First celebration was held at Quezon City Sports Club, Quezon City.
Conducting medical-dental missions, providing academic scholarship programs, enabling the disabled and installing deep well pumps are enough reasons to continue planning and implementing programs that will help improve quality of Marinduquenos life.
To know more about the club, www.clubmarinduqueno.blogspot.com may be visited.
From the consolidated reports of Romeo Mataac, Jr. (CMI Secretary) and Sandy Villamayor (CMI Director) | Photos courtesy of William Sta. Clara
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