Thank you all for coming. The event was a great success.
It was a beautiful evening to go out party. There were 186 people who came. Some guests are from Canada who drove all the way to Chicago to attend the occasion. General Bonifacio Ramos arrived Chicago from the Philippines a day before and surprised his wife, Evelyn, He came to show his full support of our fundraising towards a two-classroom with a washroom school building for Southern Leyte.
National anthems were led by Emil Nicolasin. Invocation was given by Rev. Dr. Juancho Campanano. Welcome Address-Teotimo Tanipez,Outgoing SLII Pres., Update of Projects- Victor Espinosa, Katipong Maasinhon, Pres. During dinner time we were entertained by United Dance Club, Emil Nicolasin and my grandson, Nico Carillo. The Slide Show about S. Leyte and SLII were continuously played. The Message by our new Phil. Consulate General Hon. Leo M. Herrera-Lim was inspirational and full of information about Philippines and Filipinos abroad. He also inducted the new set of officers of SLII. This followed by my response. Then the awaited dancing as you can see in the video.
The raffle winners are Amy Monter, Helen Requilman, Papa Vic and Rena Masing.
Dancing was till 12:00A.M. DJ’s are Bong and Alvin Hipona. DI is Rose Hipona. The Master of Ceremonies, Alpha Nicolasin, did a marvelous job.
The three of our Board of Directors are Vic Esclamado, Lilies Kapili and Amalia Quiban are now residing in the Philippines. We miss you.
For those who could not make it in the affair, we thank you for your contributions.
Oriel M. Carillo