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DEVOTEES OF OUR LADY OF MANAOAG (DOLMA) MINUTES OF A MONTHLY MEETING February 6, 2010
DEVOTEES OF OUR LADY OF MANAOAG (DOLMA)
MINUTES OF A MONTHLY MEETING
February 6, 2010

Present:
Tony & Josie Bautista Barsilia De Guzman Rosie Evangelista Magdalena Salazar
Butch & Nini Centeno Guadalupe Salazar Reynie Lopez Ofelia Bonifacio
Sofie & Rudy Del Rosario Lino & Vicky Carmona Terry Padua Violeta Angara

The meeting was called to order at 6:50 P.M.

Dr. Violeta Angara led the opening prayer…..
Come, Holy Spirit
Replace the tension within us with a holy relaxation.
Replace the turbulence within us with a sacred calm
Replace anxiety within us with a quiet confidence.
Replace the fear within us with a strong faith.
Replace the bitterness within us with the sweetness of grace.
Replace the darkness within us with a gentle light.
Replace the coldness within us with loving warmth.
Replace the night within us with your light.
Straighten our crookedness.
Fill our emptiness.
Dull the edge of our pride.
Sharpen the edge of our humility.
Light the fires of our love.
Quench the flames of our lust.
Let us see ourselves as You see us
That we may see You as You have promised.
And be fortunate according to Your word:
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God…

Resignation Letter received from President Nila Gonzales was read and acknowledged – In lieu of the acknowledgment, Vicky Carmona, Executive Vice President will now assume the presidential responsibility.

Copies of the meeting agenda were distributed. The meeting continued with the discussion of each item on the agenda.

Candidates for the May Flower fund raising: so far there are only 2 potential candidates for the May Flower festival celebration. If you know of someone who would like to participate on this event, please contact Vicky Carmona or Nini Centeno. We would need at least 5 girl participants for this event – the more the merrier.

Souvenir Program – Lydia Pavia will be handling the details.

Nine Day Novena Leaders/Sponsors: The following dates are booked for the following group:
1st day – Thursday, April 15th = c/o Lourdes Shershen, Our Lady of Victory
2nd day – Friday, April 16th = Florie Nilayan
3rd day – Saturday, April 17th = c/o Vicky Carmona, St. Cyprian
4th day – Sunday, April 18th = c/o Amelita Joson, Legion of Mary – Our Lady of Ransom
5th day – Monday, April 19th = c/o Imelda Amponin & Bella McGreevy
6th day – Tuesday, April 20th = c/o Luz Ong, Society of Beloved Disciple of St. Mathias
7th day – Wednesday, April 21st = c/o Bing Marcelino from Our Lady of Lords
8th day – Thursday, April 22nd = PENDING
9th day – Friday, April 23rd = c/o Gloria Limos, St. Gregory
- Members are requested to invite leaders/sponsors on the unfilled dates – April 16th, & April 22nd.
- It was requested by Nini Centeno to re-consider the “sponsorship” of the Novena days to raise funds for the event. It was passed through Dr. Violeta Angara who promised to discuss at the meeting.

Pilgrimage update: Dr. Violeta Angara has presented the pilgrim services for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Since majority of the members were interested and agreed with plans, Rosie Evangelista will contact a charter bus company to inquire on the possible costs of a tour bus services and if all feasible, the date will set to be on Saturday, May 15th, please mark your calendar everyone are welcome and also invite your families and friends to join us on this pilgrimage so that we can easily meet the number of seats required on the bus. Details & updates will follow next meeting.

Treasurer’s report:
DOLMA’s funds balance on hand = $1832.29 + $330.00 for deposits - received from block rosary donations.

Food Group Assignments for the Nine Day Novena:
1. Apr. 15th – Group 5 – Jun/Margie Vasquez, Rudy/Sofie Del Rosario, Lino/Vicky Carmona
2. Apr. 16th – Group 8 – Tamondong family
3. Apr. 17th – Group 3 – Butch/Nini Centeno
4. Apr. 18th – Group 4 – Dom/Terry Padua
5. Apr. 19th – Group 2 – Santi/Rosie Evangelista, Violeta Angara
6. Apr. 20th – Group 6 – Salazar family
7. Apr. 21st – Group 1 – Tony/Josie Bautista
8. Apr. 22nd – Group 7 – Joe/Fe Gavilan, Flory Nilayan
9. Apr. 23rd – All Groups potluck
“It was decided that we will serve dinner food and not finger food”

Food Group Assignments for the April 24th Feast Day Celebration:
• Group 1 – Arozcaldo + fresh fruits
• Group 2 – Pancit + puto
• Group 3 – Chicken + kutsinta
• Group 4 – Menudo + bibingka
• Group 5 – Pancit + banana bread
• Group 6 – Menudo + bibingka
• Group 7 – Arozcaldo
• Group 8 – Chicken + brazo
Each group must bring 1 case of bottled water + 2x 2 liters of soda

Block Rosary issues: Due to some difficult situations & or conflicting schedules, most groups are slimming down on members; therefore the monthly schedule will be shifted fitting on group’s accessibility to the location of the hosting family. Terry Padua will be sending out notice to the group leader of your scheduled month.

St. Hedwig PPC updates:
1. The Lenten Theological Series with Fr. Gene Szarek, C.R. will start on Monday evenings from 7:45 to 8:30 pm “5 sessions” on the following dates – 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, & 03/29. All are invited to attend.
2. New Members of Parish Pastoral Members- representing DOLMA and the Filipino Community.
a. Dr. Violeta Angara b. Teresita S. Padua
3. Carnival – St Hedwig Parish – June 25, 26, 27 (3 days) – all the ministries at St Hedwig are being encouraged to have a booth. It is the biggest fundraiser that the church will undergo this year. Proceeds of this event will go to the different Pastoral Ministries of the Parish.
4. New Ministry for young girls – Children of Fatima – this ministry is for young girls/boys up to teenage level. Goal is to teach them the Blessed Virgin’s life, the Catholic morality as well as the values based on the Blessed Virgin’s life. This will guide the children to do what is morally right and wrong. It would touch also the topics like abortion and pre-marital sex. So if you have grandchildren, children of these ages, please do not hesitate to encourage them to join. There is no fee to join. The only requirement is to wear white and attend the mass and rosary on First Saturday of each month. For details, please call Nini Centeno.




The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 P.M.





Prepared by: Attested by:

Reynie Lopez Vicky Carmona
Reynie Lopez Vicky Carmona
Assistant Secretary President







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