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Saipan Fil-American Lions Club inducts officers

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THE newly elected officers of the Saipan Fil-American Lions Club led by its president Eden Mercado were inducted into office on Sunday by Honorary Philippine Consul to the CNMI Glicerio “Eli” Arago at the Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant in Garapan.

The other officers are Maria Socorro Huliganga, first vice president; Milagros Pellegrino, second vice president; Mario Mayuga, secretary; May Sante, assistant secretary; Avelina Lyn Reyes, treasurer; Mildred Pabilando, assistant treasurer; Arman Amog, auditor; Maria Annamae Adaza, Lions Club International Foundation coordinator and club membership chair;  Ernesto “Ernie” Molina Jr., club service chairperson; Leonila Mendoza, club marketing communications chair; Teogenes Mendoza, Lion tamer; Anna Mercado, tail twister; Rhose Ann Joy Prado, club director; safety officers Arturo Ancheta, Raul Dolotina, Jaime Del Peralta, Segundo Lapeceros Jr., and Alex Amaro; board members Jean Pumatong, Lucilita Sante, Ma. Cielita Cascasan, and Edmin Elayda.

District first vice governor Saturnino “Atoy” Banting of District 204, Region 2 administered the oath to the new members: Marcelo Masilungan, Zaldy Quebral, Marilyn Quebral, Meyther Cervantes, Edmin Elayda, Mildred Pabilando, Sybil Kate Meriveles, and Michelle Taisacan.

In her remarks, club president Eden Mercado said amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lions will continue to make a difference in the community.

For his part, Banting said planning and a positive mindset in implementing one’s plans “will truly make a difference in the community.”

He also acknowledged the leadership of Mercado and past regional chair Annamae Adaza, saying that the two women have worked together to empower each member to be a great leader.

 

Officers  and new members of the Saipan Fil-American Lions pose for a photo at the Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant in Garapan on Sunday.

Region 2 chairperson Al Cabael read the message from district governor Sumie Kuba while club vice president Maria Socorro Huliganga recognized the accomplishments of the Fil-American Lions Club over the last 26 years.

“Without the dedicated efforts of its officers and members, the club’s accomplishment would not have been possible,” she added.

Safety officer Segundo Lapeceros Jr. led the invocation while club auditor Arman Amog read the Code of Ethics.

Club first vice president Milagros Pellegrino then led the reading of the Lions’ purpose while Mercado, Pabilando and Sante led the singing of the Lions Clubs anthem.

The program was concluded with club treasurer Avelina Lyn Reyes’ closing remarks as she urged club members to remain dedicated and committed to the group.

Past regional chair Annamae Adaza was the mistress of ceremony.

Also attending the event were the officers and members of the Saipan Centennial Lions Club, the Saipan Alliance Lions Club, the Saipan Natibu Lions Club, the Saipan Marianas Lions Club, the Saipan Unity Lions Club, and the Saipan Pacific Lions Club.

 

 

 

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