The 7 Lakes of Northern California held the Induction of Officers last February 24,2018 who will be serving the administration from 2018-2019. The memorable event was held in Embassy Suites in Milpitas with the Synthesis Band as the official music that played on hand. The event also coincided with the 36th Anniversary Celebration. Notably, 36 years ago, the late Dr. Mario Borja founded this organization which is non profit-501©(3) tax exempt organization, with a thought of serving all those who hailed from San Pablo, Laguna , Philippines and now residing here in the Bay Area.
With a theme of,” A Night in Hollywood” the officers , board members, members and guests came in their glamorous attires-women in their elegant evening gowns, and gentlemen in their beautiful Tux and Black Tie, walking in style like “OSCAR”s ” actors/actresses threading the Red Carpet.
The program began promptly after dinner, jubilantly carried through by Rachel Ticzon Balugo, the Mistress of Ceremonies. The Invocation was rendered by one of its past presidents, Mandy Rosales, followed by the Welcome Address by Tina De Gorostizas Sitjar, Outgoing President, and following immediately , all the Past Presidents were acknowledged for all their tireless support and services.
7 Lakes has achieved various commendable projects and programs benefitting those who hailed from San Pablo and beyond. Among their projects and programs, to mention a few are: Nazareth-Bahay Pag-ibig, Home for the Aged and Homeless, Bayanihan Cultural Center, San Pablo Puerecultural Center, Academic Scholarships Program for high school students, San Martin de Poress Orphanage and many, many more.
“It was another “Affair to Remember”, and as the over-all chairperson, I do not mind to walk a mile for the success of this memorable event,” expressed Maricris Benitez, also one of the past presidents.
Following were the officers and board members who took their oath of office, led by the special guest and speaker , the Honorable Deputy Consul General , Raquel Solano, who I had the privilege of introducing prior to her Inspirational Speech and induction ceremony.
Charito Briones Ticzon-President; VP’s : Dhing Ticzon Machate, Daly City, Peninsula; Edna Turuel San Jose; Athena B. Bumagat, Marin/San Francisco; Mely Noble, Alameda/East Bay; Lillian Alinea-Rosales, Seretary; Rick Sitjar, Asst. Secretary; Angie Vitug-Cosico, Treasurer; Tessie Nobel, Asst. Treasurer; Minerva de Guzman, Auditor; Romie Borja, P.R.O.
Board of Directors: Ellen Cayetano, Rey Cayetanom,Sophie Borja, Freddie Ticzon, Lorna Llamas, Greg de Claro and Anisia Bartolome, Adviser: Raul Ticzon.
It was an evening well spent, meeting and greeting most of kababayans from San Pablo, and I am honored to have been a special guests in the media.
For those who are interested in becoming members and support the many programs and projects of 7 Lakes of Northern California, Inc. may contact, Charito Ticzon at (650)438-1815;Maricris Benitez, (408)420-585