Soroptomist International Magalang

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the officers and members of the Soroptomist International (S.I.) of Magalang for empowering their sisters in utilizing their talents and potentials.

Exuding their untiring efforts in advocating the cause of women who need help, they profile summum bonum (highest good).

Globally, Soroptimist International is a worldwide volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. Their network of over 80,000 club members in 129 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level. Educating and enabling women and girls are their excellent code of service.


Translated from Latin, Soroptimist is a coined term meaning "best for women."

The first Soroptimist club was formed in 1921 by a group of 80 women in Oakland, Alameda County, California.

Zooming in our Kapampangan heartland, we heard this good news from compassionate, convincing and committed past president Bing Feliciano.

“Herein are the Governor Annual Club awards won by SI Magalang for Soroptimist year 2013 - 2014 in the recently held 24th Biennial Conference of Soroptimist International of the Philippines Region (A Foundation) at Dusit Thani, Manila:”

* Most Outstanding Club

* Most Outstanding Club President - Marivic Paras

* Best in Membership and Club Governance

* Best in Public Awareness

* 1st Runner Up in Fundraising

* 1st Runner Up in Impact Project

* 1st Runner Up - Adopt a PNP

* Region Finalist - Soroptimist Celebrating Success on Membership

* Outstanding Membership Impact on Community Relations

We salute outgoing president Marivic DS Paras who exuberantly spearheaded the zealous officers and exemplary members of the Soroptomist International of Magalang.

Our hats off to incoming president Teresa Chan who will lead the new batch of officers in echoing their benevolent call to service beginning July 1, 2014.

Mabuhay kayong lahat!

You and I are one.

Yearning for excellence, we soar high on the winds of accomplishment. Concomitantly, we offer our loving words and deeds to our sisters/brothers.  

Raising our arms in service and voicing our call of compassion, we become like the beacon lighting up the hearts, minds and spirits of womankind/humankind!

Hallelujah to women who are leaders in our Kapampangan terra firma (grounds) because they wave the banner of community empowerment!

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Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 29, 2014.


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