New DHC chief vows busy year-A A +A
Monday, February 3, 2014
NEW Davao Horse Club (DHC) president George Misa vowed to conduct more activities and competitions to boost the horseriding community during the DHC Induction of Officers 2014 and launching of the 15th Davao Horse Show and Competition at the Riverfront Stables, Crocodile Park in Ma-a Saturday night.
Misa, who is serving as president for the second time, said in his acceptance speech that this year will be a "galloping year for the DHC."
"We are blessed to bring back the longest-running horse show and competition in the country that DHC has been conducting ever since," he said.
He said that DHC will celebrate its good fortune this year as they will also launch a photo exhibit to present DHC to the Davao City community.
"The photo exhibit that I am planning will feature all memorable photographs of each member in the almost 17 years of the horse club. We will collect photos from the members, showing their love for horses. We are targeting Davao Museum as the venue," he said.
He also recalled how DHC has transformed with a few members in 1997 and grew to become a community of riders who love horses.
Former president Michael Thadeo Dizon, in his speech, also committed to support Misa's plans for the club this year, urging members: "Let us all double our efforts for the growth of the club and let us continue to support each other."
Also inducted were vice president Ricky Tan, treasurer Vic Noble, legal counselor, public relations officer Jeric Olaguer and secretary Tito Sorongon.
Newly-inducted committee chairpersons were Dean Gonzalez for monthly competition, lawyer Jeric Olaguer for committees on recruitment and retention, and charter change, Coby Tan for trail and riding, Tito Sorongon in equi-education and Eric Garcia for the fellowship committee.
The event was graced by Department of Agriculture (DA)-Davao Assistant Regional Director Dr. Rafael Mercado, and Department of Tourism-Davao Region (DOT 11) Assistant Director Arturo Boncato Jr. who pledged to support the upcoming horse show event.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 04, 2014.