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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 

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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!

MISSION FOCUS

CHARITY

Financial assistance

Community Outreach in collaboration with the Philippine Consulate Office, NY:

182 clients served, 11/14/21

$1000.00

to Typhoon Rolly victim - St. Joachim/Anne Parish – Albay, Philippines

$100.00

to BLD, Camden’s

Mission Sarap

$80.00

to the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP) – Holiday gift baskets

Non-financial assistance

Passport

94

Legal docs/Notary

35

SSS

4

Dual Citizenship

46

Civil Registration

3

TOTAL

182

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.

EDUCATION

Seminars, Webinars, Workshops

Recognition and Scholarship (NJ and Philippines)

Estate Planning

8/14/21

Recognized and awarded 4 graduating High School students in South Jersey

$1,000

($250 per student)

Awarded the Lily Ancheta Memorial Fund Scholarship to a Philippine scholar

$778

(pending verification)

CULTURE

Collaborated with PC’s internal teams and external organizations and promoted Philippine customs, traditions, history, music, and arts

04/10/2021

Cooper River Park Ceremony; Araw Ng Kagitingan 
(Day of Valor – Bataan Day) *

Guest:
Ms. Mila Dimal Gregor - Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Petty Officer

05/22/2021

Asian American & Pacific Islander Month (AAPI) *
 

Guests:

Mrs. Susan Angulo – Cherry Hill Mayor

Grace Calvelo Rustia – Philadelphia, PA Mayor Commissioner

06/12/2021

Philippine Independence Day, topic: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea & the South China Sea (aka West Philippine Sea Issue) *

Guest:

Henry Bensurto - Honorable Consul General San Francisco, CA

09/21/2021

PC’s Let’s Re-Meet & Re-Greet

09/25/2021

Painting with a Purpose **

10/09/2021

Filipino-American History Month

10/27/2021

Penthouse 7’s Dance Challenge for Mental Health

10/30/2021

Yearly Memorial Service **

11/07/2021

PCSNJ, Inc.'s 35-Year Anniversary

12/11/2021

Parol-Making

*Zoom virtual presentation

**Hybrid(in-person/PC Center and Zoom virtual attendance)

RELATED AREAS OF FOCUS

Resource Development
(aka fundraising/donations)

Membership

Communications

Administrative

Raised $6,405.00 through activities

Painting with a Purpose

Memorial Service

Penthouse 7

35 Year Anniversary

Parol-Making

Comcast Matching Donation

Increased PC membership by

16 new members

Improved communications and promotions of  PCSNJ, Inc. through an updated, functional website

pcsnj.org

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.

04/23/2021

Begun a contract with Desi Auto Care: $500/month, PC parking space, to maximize available resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic

06/21/2021

Conducted Yearly Elections & General Membership Meeting

07/01/2021

Re-opened the PC Center to the South Jersey community

11/30/2021

Reviewed terms, updated the PC Center Rental Agreement

12/28/2021

Renewed Zoom virtual Meeting license

Masaganang Bagong Taon!

Prosperous New Year!

In gratitude,

Cynthia M. Aragoncillo

CYNTHIA M. ARAGONCILLO

PCSNJ, Inc. President 2020 - 2022

United in charity, education, and culture

Looking forward to
2022!