PCSNJ, Inc.'s 2021 Accomplishments!
Tina Aquino, Diana Bondad, Ed Fuentecilla, Alexis Santos, Aliena Magpantay, Nestor Aquino, Norevel Banzali, Aurelia Aboyme, Aida Camba, Elizabeth Fong-DeLeon, Grace Calvelo Rustia, Maria Camaoire, Carmen DeLa Torre, Wilfredo Delfin, Sylvia Tagle, Ines Albano, Jerry Ancheta, Priscilla Gomez, Emma Sosa
Niel Albano, Purie Ancheta, Noreen Delfin, Agnes Delfin, Rose Dizon, Noel Erfe, Gina Erfe, Frances Estella, Emma De Jesus, Gody De Jesus, Jojo Jordan, Linda Juliano, Jon Magpantay, Arelyne Pacho-Ramos, Anthony Poblador, Emil Rotaeche, Mildred Saldana, Josie San Juan, Jonathan San Juan, Michelle Santiago
Greetings, PC members!
My sincerest appreciation goes to the PC Officers, Council Members, team leaders, volunteers, and general membership, for a very active and triumphant 2021! Without you, PCSNJ, Inc. would not be successful!
Everyone worked diligently to promote and support our organization’s mission despite the on-going Pandemic.
As we close 2021, I proudly present the following accomplishments by PCSNJ, Inc. for 2021. All of these should make us excited and look forward to the new year!
Community Outreach in collaboration with the Philippine Consulate Office, NY:
182 clients served, 11/14/21
to Typhoon Rolly victim - St. Joachim/Anne Parish – Albay, Philippines
to BLD, Camden’s
to the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP) – Holiday gift baskets
Confirmed and signed a Letter of Support for Rutgers’ Research Grant Proposal to disseminate recruitment information, with a goal towards improved understanding of the complex health issues of Filipino American women. This collaboration is planned for 2022.
Seminars, Webinars, Workshops
Recognition and Scholarship (NJ and Philippines)
Recognized and awarded 4 graduating High School students in South Jersey
($250 per student)
Awarded the Lily Ancheta Memorial Fund Scholarship to a Philippine scholar
Collaborated with PC’s internal teams and external organizations and promoted Philippine customs, traditions, history, music, and arts
Cooper River Park Ceremony; Araw Ng Kagitingan
(Day of Valor – Bataan Day) *
Ms. Mila Dimal Gregor - Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Petty Officer
Asian American & Pacific Islander Month (AAPI) *
Mrs. Susan Angulo – Cherry Hill Mayor
Grace Calvelo Rustia – Philadelphia, PA Mayor Commissioner
Philippine Independence Day, topic: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea & the South China Sea (aka West Philippine Sea Issue) *
Henry Bensurto - Honorable Consul General San Francisco, CA
PC’s Let’s Re-Meet & Re-Greet
Painting with a Purpose **
Filipino-American History Month
Penthouse 7’s Dance Challenge for Mental Health
Yearly Memorial Service **
PCSNJ, Inc.'s 35-Year Anniversary
*Zoom virtual presentation
**Hybrid(in-person/PC Center and Zoom virtual attendance)
RELATED AREAS OF FOCUS
Raised $6,405.00 through activities
Painting with a Purpose
35 Year Anniversary
Comcast Matching Donation
Increased PC membership by
16 new members
Improved communications and promotions of PCSNJ, Inc. through an updated, functional website
Successfully transitioned from Yahoo to Gmail group email based on support restrictions by Yahoo.
Successfully implemented a Blind Carbon copy (BCc) policy to maintain PC members’ privacy.
Successfully collaborated with neighboring organizations via community news sharing in email and/or website.
Investigated InstaGram (IG) to contribute to PC’s goal toward a stronger social media presence in the 21st Century.
Begun a contract with Desi Auto Care: $500/month, PC parking space, to maximize available resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Conducted Yearly Elections & General Membership Meeting
Re-opened the PC Center to the South Jersey community
Reviewed terms, updated the PC Center Rental Agreement
Renewed Zoom virtual Meeting license
Masaganang Bagong Taon!
Prosperous New Year!
Cynthia M. Aragoncillo
CYNTHIA M. ARAGONCILLO
PCSNJ, Inc. President 2020 - 2022