A big score has attained by the officers, advisers and members of the Quezon Province Association of Manitoba when they volunteered at the Winnipeg Harvest where at the same time, took an oath of office after sorting out the bulk of onions and potatoes, ready to be given to the needy.
Led by the current QPAM president, Maggie Chan-Urbano, the officers, advisers, and members raced to the Winnipeg Harvest in spite of the frigid weather as their warm hearts and social conscience guided them to help others, the volunteer work had become a part of their purpose to take their oath of office.
“We want to experience helping other people, and through this volunteerism, we would like to inspire our group to be involved with the Winnipeg Harvest, and instead of the usual dinner-dance oath taking ceremony, we will use our efforts and time to help sort out food and supplies for the users of this food giving organization,” Maggie Chan-Urbano said.
“I am enjoying this work, let us volunteer again,” Leah Enverga-Magsino, one of the advisers, said with a smile while sorting out potatoes from the large bin.
The current officers of QPAM include: Maggie Chan-Urbano,president; Oly Merluza, vice president, internal affairs; Rowena Arquero, vice president, external affairs; Norman Padilla, secretary; Glenda Relis, asst. secretary; Khristina Andrade, treasurer; Ferdinand Profeta, asst. treasurer; Eduardo Aquino, auditor; Rodolfo Aguilar, asst. auditor; Eddie Revilla, Anthony Maling, pros; Mandy Habito, Pipo Sarmiento, and Alden Novalasca, board of directors; Rod E, Cantiveros, Normita Cymbalisty, Leah Magsino-Enverga, Fe Cahatol, Nattie Aquino and Jun Manzanilla, advisers.
Photos by Alden Novallasca