Chan is new United Way prexy

Apr 28, 2015


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Region 10 Tourism Director Catalino “Butch” Chan III was inducted the new president of the  United Way Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental & Gingoog City, Inc. last April 24 at the Pilgrim Christian College Executive Hall.


Newly Inducted United Way CdO-Misor Pres Butch Chan delivers his acceptance speech


Inducted into office by Atty. Carlo Limjoco were the following: Ismael J. Cabegin (Vice President for Operations); Pio D. Baconga (Vice President for Fund Campaigns); Rene K. Burdeos (Vice President for External Affairs); Guadalupe J. Chu (Secretary); Elena M. Borcillo (Assistant Secretary); Leonara C. Ejercito (Treasurer); Dorothy Jean B. Pabayo (Assistant Treasurer); Edna R. Garmendia (Auditor) and Virgilio C. Jose, Cherry Mae L. Limbaco, Meneleo R. Navarro, Jose Mari G. Pelaez; Myrna A. Sescon and Justina T. Uy as members of the board. Jose C. Chan has also been elected board member but did not attend the induction.


United Way Induction of Officers


Standing in for Regional Health Director Aristides C. Tan, Atty. Limjoco cited how United Way’s efforts bring “the nurtured miracle of gradually putting in the forefront of public consciousness the greatest idea that the smallest help extended, and the most humble care given, can pave the way towards bringing back and securing the dignity of life which has been deprived to many of our brothers and sisters.”


Atty Carlo Limjoco delivers his message in lieu of RHO-Region X RD Dr Aristedes Tan


“It has thus become our fervent wish and resolve, coming from a government agency tasked to bring to our citizenry the basic necessity of an equitable and accessible quality health care and services, to continually support and participate in this great effort of All United Way,” Atty. Limjoco said. “So long as resources allow it, we step forward and take the necessary steps to take active involvement in your Medical Assistance Program, Livelihood and Calamity Assistance Programs, and all other noble undertakings deserving of full support.”


VP-External Affairs Rene K. Burdeos inducts Misamis Oriental Vice Gov. Joey Pelaez as a new board member


The induction was preceded by the induction of new board members Myrna A. Sescon, Dr. Virgilio C. Jose and Misamis Oriental Vice Governor Jose Mari G. Pelaez by VP-External Affairs Atty. Rene K. Burdeos.


Newly Inducted Board of Directors 2015 pose for posterity


The second part of the program featured the raffle draw for solicitors who assisted in the organization’s fund raising activities and awarding of plaques to partners of United Way by Past President Dorothy Jean B. Pabayo with the assistance of the directors.


Cited in particular was Mrs. Paquita Adaza’s donation of P20,000 for the next 12 months for its flagship Medical Assistance Program which has assisted 7,606 indigent patients since the program started May 31, 2013.


Mrs Paquita Adaza is recognized as a major benefactor of United Way CdO-Misor-Gingoog Inc


United Way originally started in the US and Canada as the Community Chest, the same name by which the local organization was known when it started.


The Community Chests in the United States and Canada were fund-raising organizations that collected money from local businesses and workers and distributed it to community projects. The first Community Chest, “Community Fund,” was founded in 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio by the Federation for Charity and Philanthropy. The number of Community Chest organizations increased from 39 to 353 between 1919 and 1929, and surpassed 1,000 by 1948. By 1963, and after several name changes, the term “United Way” was adopted in 1963 in the United States.


United Way Awardees pose for posterity with the newly inducted 2015 Board of Directors


In 1948, Walter C. Laidlaw merged the Community Chest and other Detroit charities to form the United Foundation. By 1974, there were enough United Way organizations internationally to demand the kind of support provided by the national organization, United Way of America and United Way International was born,


In May 2009, United Way of America and United Way International were integrated as one global entity, United Way Worldwide.



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