Monday, December 21, 2009

Acceptance Speech

Mrs. Marites K. Chavez (2010 President)
December 5, 2009 General Assembly

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; and working together is success.”

To all our distinguished guests, mentors, colleagues, friends and loved ones. Good afternoon!

I have never thought nor dreamed that I would be the next president of a caring group Philippine Normal University –Library and Information Science Alumni Assn. (PNULISAA, Inc)--- It seems that I don’t have a choice than to accept this responsibility.. Neither do I have to leave because being a member in this group is really something!—the sincerity, the friendship and camaraderie of the group, and the professionalism in mind and in heart makes you feel a family member. I have come to realized that the branded “a caring group” is a reality. Thank you to our ex-officio and excellent speaker, Mr. Roderick B. Ramos for branding our association.

For our decade’s theme “love and commitment to share and to serve” will always be in our heart because we all know that an alumni of PNU will always be a loving and a caring individual just like our ex-officios namely Elnora Conti, Placida Socorro Limpin, Medina de Castro, Consuelo Estigoy, Medel Vincent Bautista, Estela Montejo, Roderick Ramos and of course Jocelyn Ladlad who have worked hard for the success of our association. All of them have in common, a big heart to share and to serve. (Hope to have a bigger one.) Without these people, our association won’t be in realization and of service. ”Kudos” to all of you!

To our dear mentors and founders namely Mr. Ruben Marasigan, Mr.Miguel Cobaria, Dr.Linda Tayona, Dr. Maria Orendain, thank you for your profound support.

To my batchmates’87… You are my treasures, I may not have the best career in my life, but I am happy having you gems grow in my heart.
To my family, my one and only love, who is very supportive and patient in all my activities in life,

And to my batch officers, let’s work hand in hand and if others were able to made it,” kaya rin natin ito!” Last but not the least to Almighty God, for the strength and guidance .

We will be celebrating our decade’s commitment and service next year, part of the plans would be the decade book consisting of directory of membership, its activities, accomplishments and achievements; (please update your membership, keep in touch by emails, through our site -PNULISAA yahoogroups); for membership activation-provision of ID is going on starting 2010 and to continuously update the members, we will select a Batch Leaders to follow up ; prescribed forum and seminar-workshops for professional development with CPE points will continue ; teamwork with the PNU-LIS Department aimed to have a better PNU enrolment and career in librarianship; continue the solicitations, raffles for scholarship grants; we will go on with the outreach program and may I request and encourage each and everyone of you to support our association though we are small, we believe that we always care.

We salute to all of you who are here, see you all next year for our decade celebration and wishing for the best cooperation and camaraderie among our members. God bless us all and Merry Christmas…

Marites K. Chavez

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