JCI Philippine-New York and Knights of Rizal NY Chapter invite you to our Day of the Dead-themed Halloween party! We’re having food, drinks, singing, contests, raffles, games, and so much more! It’s a family-friendly event so bring your kids too! See you there and don’t forget to get your face paint on!
Hello fellow Jaycees, I hope you are well.
We would like to inform you that next month, our Chapter will be electing the Board of Officers for 2022.
We have scheduled the annual election meeting to be held on October 14, 2021 (Thursday) at 7:00 pm Location: TBA [refer to Article V Section 1 of the Chapter's Constitution and By-Laws].
Please block your calendar for this date and be part of electing our fellow members who will lead the Chapter.
POSITIONS TO BE ELECTED
The following positions shall be elected at the annual election meeting:
an Executive Vice President,
a Vice President for Individual Development,
a Vice President for Community Development,
a Vice President for Membership Services,
a Vice President for International Affairs,
and four (4) elective members of the Board of Directors [refer to Article IV Section 3]. The duties of the officers are outlined in Article VII.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE
Any regular member shall be eligible for election to any office provided such member is in good standing. A regular member may be elected in absentia provided such member has filed a signed letter of intent to run for a specific office [refer to Article IV Sections 7 & 8 of the Chapter's By-Laws]. To determine who regular members are, please refer to Article I. Also, a kind reminder to renewed members who have not yet paid their membership fees when their membership renewal month has passed, kindly settle your bills in order for you to be considered in good standing. (You may not run for office and cannot cast a vote if you are not in good standing.)
IMMEDIATE NEXT STEPS
Per Article IV Section 2 of the Chapter's By-Laws, "the Committee on Election shall submit the names of candidates for elective offices during the monthly meeting prior to the annual election meeting." Therefore, we ask that you inform us of your intention to run for office before our next GMM/BOD meeting on Sept 16, 2021 (Thursday). And if there are no official candidates, all nominations for members who intend to run for office must be nominated on the day of the Elections. Please be present during the Election day or submit your signed letter of intent to this email address [email protected].
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS MESSAGE?
I am sending you this message not only to inform you of the upcoming elections and ask that you be present... but, more importantly to encourage any one of you who may be interested to hold a position for 2022 to step up and run for office.
We hope to see you there, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the 2021 officers if you are interested to be an officer next year and if you have any questions about this matter.
Together, we can create positive change.
In JCI Spirit,Mary "Reggie" Torrejon
JCI Mem. & NYS Gov. #345
2021 EVP, JCI Philippine-New York
2021 EVP, JCI New York State
JCI Philippine-New York supports sister chapter in the Philippines, JCI Alabang, with their 12-week donation drive “From Farm to Fork 2” together with other organizations JCI Jersey City & Rotary Club Paranaque Midtown, to provide healthy food to our 1000+ beneficiaries; children, men, and women in the Philippines, and at the same time help our thriving local farmers to have a sustainable livelihood to support their own families.
It's possible to build a better future if we all work together and help each other.
You can help make a difference.
JCI Philippine-New York would like to invite you to join us on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8pm for a fun Virtual Bingo Night and get a chance to win $100.00 and other cool prizes.
It’s a FREE bingo event. Everyone is welcome to join.
Virtual bingo cards will be distributed once you logged in to the Zoom call. This is only LIMITED to 50 players. Please make sure to zoom in 30 minutes before the event to redeem your cards and to secure your spot.
You will be provided 2 Bingo cards which can be played to all Bingo rounds.
See you all and be ready to scream BINGO!
See details below:
Meeting ID: 970 6940 9934
Jubert Paul M. Ong
2021 Membership Services Vice President
Get ready and reserve your spot for an event you don’t want to miss!
Sign up now to be there when we kick off the first 2021 JCI New York State Convention and Awards Ceremony.
Jaycees Conventions are always filled with great learning experiences and opportunities and this one will be no different. Prepare to grow as an individual, improve your leadership mindset and, positively change your life and the lives in your community. Our special guest speakers are excited to share their valuable words of wisdom and positivity with you. See below and register today!
JCI NYS 1st Convention & Awards Ceremony
Date: May 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm *Zoom opens at 9:00am Program starts at 9:30am
Where: Virtual Meeting & Live
Attire: Business Attire / Semi Formal
Registration is $10.00+ fee.
A zoom link will be sent out to people registered. Portions of the event will be streamed on Facebook Live.
New York City used to be "The City that Never Sleeps". As a child, I would never have guessed that the subway would be closed for overnight cleaning. We, New Yorkers, used to take such privileges for granted. I remember my first trip to LA, and most restaurants closed by 11:00 PM. It was one of the reasons I chose not to relocate there. I need my 2:00 AM pizza delivery.
But COVID shut everything down. The world changed.
And with it we all realized some hard things. Number one: most of us suck at cooking.
And because of this void, new supply and demand was created, and home-cooked meals became delivery meals. The search for the best ube and cheese pan de sal became a new craze. Small businesses, like Ai's Kitchen, Mrs. Bernabe, Chef Cecile Lai, and Boondat Sarap, thrived through word-of-mouth and social media.
Ai Aromin, founder of Ai’s Kitchen, recalls how offices closed and how difficult it became to pay bills. “I needed income. I decided to pursue my passion and started to cook various dishes for friends and family. What has kept me motivated is discovering new recipes…along with meeting new people every day.” Ai’s specialty and best seller is her kare-kare (oxtail in a peanut-based sauce).
Even closer to home, some took it upon themselves to learn how to provide solid meals for their families.
For those still struggling with cooking, JCI Philippine-New York, in collaboration with Krizia Eats, is producing short video tutorials on how to cook some favorite meals. The first featured Christef Cook's Made from Scratch Pasta. Upcoming episodes include Elaine Schroeder's lumpiang shanghai, as well as surprise delicacies from Ai Aromin and Cecile Lai. These videos are available on the JCI Philippine-New York Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Instagram accounts.
Is the pandemic really almost over? At least we'll be able to cook through the next one.
By: Krizia Daya
Hello Beautiful People! March is a Kidney Month and JCI Philippine-New York in collaboration with JCI Alabang, Proudly Present “Help, Hope and Stay Strong.” A Concert for a Cause to Help Patients in need get ONE FREE DIALYSIS Session in Poblacion Muntinlupa City.
Jaycees and Friends,
The Houston International Jaycees were here for us last year when NYC was hit very badly with COVID-19 and there was a lack of face masks in hospitals. They sent 500 KN95 masks to our healthcare workers here in New York which were distributed by our chapter and JCI New Jersey. It’s time to give back!
We’re raising funds to support Houston International Jaycees to provide relief to the greater Houston area affected by Winter Storm.
It’s been said that the storm “may be the costliest winter weather event in the state’s history.” A lot have suffered income loss and property damage both in and out of their homes, and flooding and other water damage caused by frozen and broken pipes.
A little help from each of us will have a great impact to their recovery. We have a goal to reach $300 by March 13, which we’ve already sent them last night in advance. They needed the help weeks ago. Any money raised over $300 by March 13, 2021 will be forwarded to them as well. Help us support each other.
You can donate via PayPal or Venmo: @philnyjaycees.
“… and that service to humanity is the best work of life.” – JCI Creed
JCI Philippine-New York in Collaboration with York Healthcare would like to share a moment of appreciation to the elders this Valentine’s day. Apart from the show, we have also selected at least 50 patients, to whom we will send out gifts or cards to.
To show support and share your love for Elders with a donation, feel free to click the links below:
paypal.me/philnyjaycees or https://venmo.com/philnyjaycees
See the poster below for details of the show and performing artists.
Credits Jubert Paul Ong for helping with the video.
It’s the start of February and we’d like to kick it off by doing something fun. February is the month of love and we love having fun! So, here’s what we’ve done.
We planted Easter Eggs on our new website!
Yes, right here on this site we’ve planted Easter Eggs. “What is an Easter Egg on a website?” some of you may ask. Well, here’s an answer we found from our friend named “Google”.
“Unlike the holiday treat, website Easter Eggs are jokes, features, games or messages hidden by programmers or developers at the back end of websites.”
There are 2 Easter Eggs on this post to get you started. Comment below if you found it, but don't spoil it for everyone else (let's see how that goes).
This is our way of introducing the new site and to get yourselves familiarized with it. Going forward, we plan to post anything and everything to do with our chapter from events, updates, projects, recognitions, sponsors and all the way to other Easter Egg announcements (if we have one on February, it only makes sense to have one in Easter, right?!). Also, our site is now integrated with all our social media accounts.
How it works.
1. Check to find weird things that aren’t supposed to be on the website by clicking around! Hint, those are Easter Eggs. If for some reason you don’t know where the website is, you most likely have no chance of winning. Just kidding, but goodluck!
2. Take a screenshot of your Easter Eggs and write short description of what it was. 1 sentence should be good enough. Example, if you clicked on the “News” tab and it took you to cnn.com, then that is an Easter Egg. Take a screenshot of that tab and mention that “it took me to cnn.com.” Another example is if you see a picture that’s obviously edited. Simply take a screenshot of that and indicate why you think it’s an Easter Egg.
3. Compile your responses in a word document or Google doc so it’s easy to see your screenshots and short descriptions.
4. Send your document to [email protected] when you’re done.
The winner will be chosen based on time and accuracy so, while you want to catch as many as you can, you also want to be the quickest. We'll give this competition two weeks to run before announcing the winner. That means you got till February 16, 2021. Yes, there is a prize! This starts now! Enjoy!
2020 YEAR END AWARDS
OUTSTANDING LOCAL PROJECTS
1. Individual Development
2. International Affairs
- A Book of Knowledge (Bookdrive) and
- Sharing is Caring (Toy Drive)
OUTSTANDING LOCAL INDIVIDUAL
3. Executive Vice President
4. Individual Development Vice President
5. Community DevelopMent Vice President
- Mari Francine Krizia Daya
6. Membership Services
- Carla Angeline Mongado
7. Jaycee New Member
- Rey Manuel
8. Junior Jaycee
- Leouna Feih Hidalgo
9. Jaycee Family
- Beck Family
10. Chapter President
- Ann Constantino Beck
Greetings from JCI Philippine-New York!
We cordially invite you to join us at our Virtual 58th Induction of Officers Ceremony and 2020 Presidential Gala. The event will take place on Saturday February 27th between 2-4PM.
We will be recognizing our dedicated chapter members that bravely led us through the difficult and challenging year that was 2020 and, will introduce and induct Team 2021 as they prepare to make their positive mark on the chapter and, the community.
Fellow Jaycees and friends, we would be delighted by your virtual attendance and truly appreciate your continued support for our beloved chapter.
Please don’t forget to register below!
The Zoom information will be sent out one week before the event.
Also, we are offering sponsorship opportunities so please sign up on the link below by Feb 10, 2021 if you or, someone you know would like to be a sponsor.
If you have any further inquiries, feel free to contact our officers:
2021 JCI Phil-NY EVP Reggie Torrejon #646.642.5077
2021 JCI Phil-NY President Andrew Luis #773.814.8676
or email [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you all!