The 2019 Officers are: President Jason Gavina, Immediate Past President Almira Zapanta, Executive Vice President Steve Paulo Mayo, VP Maycee Munar, VP Oscar Abrajano, Jr., VP Jik Austria, Commissioners Raymond Villanueva, Rannil Carido, Nicole Sol, Neric Bada, Jr., Treasuer Cerize Candy Lee, Auditor Erica Chu, Secretary Judy Ann Espiritu and Asst. Secretary Michael Gatmin.
JCI Olongapo founded in 1959, is a local affiliate of the global leadership movement of young active citizens. Its members include past presidents, Mayor Rolen Paulino and former Mayor Bong Gordon, as well as prominent businessmen and civic leaders in Olongapo.
Highlighting the event is the awarding of the inaugural Ulo ng Apo Leadership Excellence Awards to SBMA Chairperson and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma and Castillejos Mayor Jose Angelo M. Dominguez for their outstanding leadership in public service, and contributions to the community. The distinction goes with an honorary membership to the chapter.
“JCI is JCI is because we chose to tell ourselves a different story. That the world is not only the one we inherit, but the one we create. We are not just the future hope, but the present solution.” says Jason Gavina in his inaugural speech.
Eisma shares “Do not be afraid to be ordinary. This gives you the opportunity to be extraordinary.” as she challenged the JCI members to continue their good work in helping out the community and building new leaders.
JCI Olongapo is a volunteer, leadership-development training organization whose members are 18-40 years old. Their programs include the Ten Outstanding Young Men Awards, Bags to School for indigent children, Beyond Prison Walls, Happy Kid Project, Project LEAP for Down Syndrome, and Adopt a Community program in Sitio Mampueng, New Cabalan, Olongapo City.
JCI Olongapo’s 58th Induction was made possible with the support of partners RP Energy, Asian Dragon, Manila Times College of Subic, Inc., The Manila Times, Zambales Herald, Moonbay Marina, DWOK 97.5 FM, ThrivePH, North West Petroleum, El Molina Beach Resort, among others.