Saturday, February 12, 2011

2010 President’s Report:

2010 President’s Report:

Thank God for everything!

Magandang- magandang hapon po sa lahat ng nagbigay ng kanilang oras para sa araw na ito.; to all our guests and our very own past presidents of the PNULISAA,Inc. Ms. Elnora Conti, Peachy Limpin, Connie Estigoy, Evelyn Nabus, Medie De Castro, Estela Montejo, Jo Ladlad , mentors , Dr. Maria Orendain, Dr. Linda Tayona, Prof. Miguel Cobaria, Prof. Ruben Marasigan, friends and colleagues.

Thank you for coming, for keeping in touch because today is one of the days of success and fruits of working together.

When I had my acceptance speech, it was a dimmed moment due to an electrical problem facility of the university. And I remembered Ms. Jo, beside me holding her cell phone with built-in flashlight, because I have to read my ‘codigo.’

Today is our day of achievement PNULISAA@10: a Decade of Commitment, Leadership and Solidarity, for all of us here, will be looking back from the past and facing our future. Year 2010 for me is a sacrificial year, batch officers need to sacrifice their time for their family to be able to attend the meetings and activities /programs of the association. In giving, sharing and supporting each member. Hence, may I request my batch officers to stand? Ever-generous vice-president Art Morales III; Secretary Lyn Soriano; persevering treasurer ,Noemi Cabantog; Auditor Chona San Pedro; PRO Gabby Balenbin; Board members Jo Dalicano, Marybel Caasi, Philip Daiz, Bea Sandaga and Marifi Navarro; our advisers Ms. Eve Nabus and Prof. Marasigan . These people deserve a round of applause for the untiring effort and support of making our activities possible… And these are the following:

A. Membership: Our members have increased because of the professors’ assistance and support especially Prof. Cobaria and renewal of membership was being enforced and strengthened. We should maximize the Batch Leaders next year so that we could easily get in touch with alumni members.

B. PNULISAA ID: We have issued the 2nd batch of IDs, please update by paying your renewal fees annually.

C. Scholarship Grant: From one scholar Johanna Tacus, we were able to have two more named Candy Husmilo and Maricel Paya; and today I am asking favor of love to the past presidents to pledge for donor on scholarship program and that includes me now. While some of us here are donors already. Let’s be positive, it’s the youth who’ll benefit.

D. Publication: The supposedly twice a year newsletter was not made materialized because of time constraint and resources, that is why we have only one issue which highlights our very own Ms. Peachy’s message. We encourage you to send your articles/essays for contribution. Please get in touch with our P.R.O.

In addition with our publicity, thanks to Gabriel L. Balenbin, for his effort in creating Facebook account of Philippine Normal University Library and Information Science Alumni Association (PNULISAA, Inc).

E. Financial Matter: Our association fund is now on track of checking account in the bank, at least by maintaining the required balance we now have the consistent savings of Php 50,000.00 as fund. We were also able to open a separate savings account for scholarship fund. Our 4th timer treasurer, Ms. Noemi Cabantog will report on the details of our finances.

F. Library Tour and Forum: Our 4th Lakbay Laybrari was held at St. Scholastica’s Archives /Museum and De La Salle University Archives with forum on Organizational Setting of an Academic Archives with lecture on “Establishing Archives: Challenges& Opportunities “by alumna Marybel P. Caasi.

G. Annual Career Talk: Both officers and alumnus Gabriel L. Balenbin and Arturo O. Morales III were our speakers during the annual career talk activity for Batch BLIS 2010. Only last Saturday, I’ve met one of the alumni member Madam Leonila Galvez and she suggested that Career talk in Librarianship be given to all public and private 4th year high school aimed to promote our career and PNU as well. Maybe the next board will decide on this.

H. PNU-LIS Department coordination: The association was able to link with the PNU-LIS department in the National seminar-workshop entitled “Towards a Dynamic Partnership Program between Teaching and Information Professionals: Technology Integration across Curriculum” last May 20-22, 2010.

I. Seminar-workshop: A 3-day seminar-workshop was held on September 8-10, 2010 at Local Government Academy(LGA) Training Center, UP Los Banos with the topic “Building the Culture of Research between the Librarians and the Administrators,” which was granted with 15 CPE credit units . Speakers were Directors Lourdes David, Ana Maria Fresnido, Prof. Lucila R. Fetalvero, and Dr. Atty. Noel Ramiscal.
Finally, today’s highlight of 2010 activity, the 1st Annual Convention and 10th General Assembly with the theme PNULISAA@10: A Decade of Commitment, Leadership and Solidarity. Let us always work hand in hand for the best of our association, PNULISAA, Inc.

Delivered by:

Marites Kwong-Chavez
December 4, 2010
PNU Manila

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