JCI Manila Awarded Best Local Organization in Asia and the Pacific
On-to ASPAC began for JCI Manila with the gentlemen's arrival in Hong Kong in the days before e event officially started. JCI Manila delegates stayed at the YMCA The Salisbury Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui while the 2012 Board of Directors stayed at the ASPAC Headquarters Hotel L'Nina et Convention Centrein Tsuen Wan. This year's conference was held on June 7-10.
A delegation led by JCI manila 2012 Pres, Rodney Dizon started the JCI Manila official itinerary off with a courtesy visit to the Consul-General of the Philippines to the Hong Kong S.A.R. In Admiralty before heading off to the opening ceremony and Hong Kong Welcome Night festivities at the Asia World Expo which officially kicked off ASPAC.
The second day of ASPAC was free time so delegates could attend JCI functions like meetings, seminars and trainings, or explore Hong Kong.the Past Presidents of JCI Manila hosted a sumptuous traditional Chinese lunch for all gentlemen.
All JCI manila members,dressed in the new LO shirt, then had a reunion dinner with long-time sister LO JCI Hong Kong Jayceettes at L'Hotel.
After the program where Pres. Rodney Dizon was a guest of honor and a good buffet dinner with the Jayceettes, everyone went up to the ASPAC National Parties: Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia and Macau Nights.
The third day was all about preparing for the Philippine night. Please refer to the said article. Philippine Night was accompanied by Japan, Taiwan, and India nights.
The final day of ASPAC had the awarding ceremony at the Tsuen Wan Town Hall, where deserving JCI LOs and individual members were recognized for having accomplished something more than the rest. It was a glamorous affair where everyone was dressed in their best to represent their country.
There was a distinct pause, a delayed reaction, before the JCI Philippines delegation erupted in cheers after the words "JCI Manila" were spoken by the emcees who announced the winner for the 2012 JCI Asia Pacific Conference's Most Outstanding Local Organization Award.
The award was given in recognition of the accomplishments of JCI Manila under the term of 2011 LO President Kenneth Lim, his Board of Directors and it's members. In addition to the trophy, JCI Manila also received US$1,500 in prize money, donated by JCI Korea to whoever won the Most Outstanding LO Award,
Aside from JCI Manila's Most Outstanding LO award, JCI Philippines also garnered two awards: the JCI Best National Flagship Program Award for the Liter of alight project under 2011 National President Bernard Dy's term, and a Chairman's Award for Excellence for JCI Baguio Sunflower Pres. Shirley Balantac. JCI Manila's long time sister LO JCI Hong Kong Jayceettes won the Best Local UN Millenium a development Goal Project for their "the Liter of humanity Project".
Everyone who went to the awarding then proceeded to Asia World Expo to attend the gala dinner, the culmination of this year'sASPAC. An equally glamorous event, it was an opportunity for the ASPAC Chairman andWorld EVap Batbayar Ulziidelger and Conference Director Raymond Ali to say emotionally thanks to the Conference Organizing Committee and the delegates who attended.
The ASPAC flag was also passed on to JCI Korea, who will be hosting the 2013 JCI ASPAC in Gwangju, Korea.