On behalf of the 54th National Conference Core Group and as Over-all Chairman, we wish to express our warm greetings of peace, joy, and happiness and extend our gratitude for the trust and confidence in us, to oversee the successful organization of this gargantuan task. It is our great pleasure and privilege to serve, knowing your commitment and cooperation to make this affair a meaningful and remarkable event worth remembering.
When we look back and wonder how we ever made it through, these were the things worth remembering, that aptly described the leadership of this “NatconCore Group”: we exemplified the value of time, the success of perseverance, the dignity of simplicity, the wisdom of economy, the virtue of patience and most of all, the power of kindness. We were also inspired by our mission… Selflessness in friendship and service to the organization, because “Together We Can” Achieve Much. Buoyed with much spirit of hope and confidence, I view our 54th gathering in a National Conference as another engaging occasion to forge key decisions for the future of the women and girls in line with the United Nations Goals. But beyond this resolve, let us assemble with much joy and fellowship, as one big family under the leadership of our Visionary National President Amelia “Bibie” Jarin and to our revered International Inner Wheel President Phyllis Charter.
My task as Over-all Chairman was certainly daunting but was made easy for, I am privileged to have the enabling dedication and support of the following dynamic personalities who passionately collaborated to achieve our aspirations and goals:
- From the Administration Group – Chairman PP Socorro ”Soc” Y. Yap
- From the Finance Group – Chairman PDC Epifania “Nenette” F. Qua
- From the Program Group – Chairman IPDC Gloria “Glo” M. Kaw
- From the Technical / Multi-media – Chairman IPDC Khristtine G. Ngo
- From the Entertainment Group – Chairman IPDC Elizabeth “Beth” S. Tagle
- From the Conference Treasurer – National Treasurer Maria “May” G. Martinez
- And the experienced NATCON Advisers NPP Cecille Ramos, NPP Fe de Guia, and NPP Edna Ibrado
Likewise, all our efforts have been destined to succeed because of the patronizing support of our esteemed president. To her, we render our highest regard and respect.
Words are not enough to express our endless gratitude to all who in one way or another helped us make this event something to remember. Our best wishes and regards seeing all of you at this event.
Maraming Salamat po.
Dr. NONA S. RICAFORT, Ph.D., 54th National Conference Over-all Chairman